When and how is the best way to graffiti non- legal areas without the law catching you?
Topic by Mad Anthony Wayne III | last reply
When using #6 plastic for shrinky dinking, can you use markers other than sharpies (like highlighters)to color the plastic?
Hi,I want a circuit which deactivates(breaks)when a connection is made in the circuit.I'll tell u in details-I am going to make an automated water pump(to a tank)system,which can recognise when the tank is full and stop the motor from pumping water.For your information this is just a model version for school exhibition and what I have in mind is,When the water in the tank reaches a particular height,the water completes a circuit between two open wires(I may add some salt to the water to make it conducting).As soon as this happens the pump which is pumping water to this tank should stop working.How can I accomplish it?
Question by Adarsh_tronix | last reply
I entered a contest but it is not showing up on the list.
Question by RG744 | last reply
I didn't get to go to the 2010 one, and when I saw pictures of it, I was completely disappointed that I couldn't make it. Is there one every year, or is the 2011 one only in the UK?
Question by kcls | last reply
Every so often, when I browse the Ibles Website, I get prompted in a message box to download some antivirus Software. It is obviously not antivitus software, a virus in disguise, so I get out of the message screen as fast as possible. Is this an actual virus on Instructables?
Topic by The Jamalam | last reply
Early this morning, during another bout with pneumonia, my Mother in law (my wife's Mom) passed away. I am at a loss for both words and feelings at the moment, please forgive me if I seem "absent of mind" in the next few days before my own hospital stay.
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Will The World End.... I Hear People Say That The World Will End In 2012.....To What I Have Heard They Say That An Astroid Or Something Very Big Will Come Down And Smash The Earth In 2012.. Do U Think That Is True Or Not..Please Relpy, Notify, And Leave A Message About AnyThing Else You Hear Of.....
Question by 2C00L4U | last reply
This morning when I opened Instructables to the Workshop page I found that out of the 30 'ibles displayed in "Recent" no less than FIFTEEN of them were from Popular Mechanics; now popular mechanics is a really good magazine in fact I used to buy it regularly but no matter how good it may be it isn't a person it's a business & everyone of the "'ibles" contains links to it's web site. While all the articles which have been taken from the pages of the magazine & published as 'ibles are well written & informative they are also a blatant advert for both the site & the magazine & as such in my eyes at least are spam, I know that there have been a few 'ibles published by Pop Mech in the past but I really feel that fifteen or more all at once is extracting the urine just a bit when it comes to copping for a bit of free advertising. Any constructive comments folks?
Topic by Nostalgic Guy | last reply
I just learned that China's six biggest ports now ship 25 times more goods than the entire planet shipped just a generation ago. A few logical steps later, I found myself wondering; How long could [insert country of choice] last if all international transport (including materials transported via pipes) were suddenly shut off? How far back down the scale of civilisation would your nation slide before it stabilised? Which countries would fare worst? Best? Discuss.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I have recently noticed that many of the published works are not in fact Instructables. They are simply displays of someones work/ideas,etc. They do not contain any instructions ie. how to make this. How does this fit into the Instructables ethos? I love seeing these pieces and have no problem with them being on show but, how are they classed as instructables and do they "count' in competitions and any counting for awards? I would like to display some of my work, see "what do you like to draw?", but it has never occured to me to simply show them as an "Instructable". This may be covered somewhere but I havn't noticed it.
Topic by craftyv | last reply
It is not often that I find something so useless so awesome. Freddie Yauner's toaster pops your toasted bread way up into the air with high-pressure carbon dioxide. He is going to try to break his own world record of the highest toaster pop, which currently stands merely at the height of his ceiling. An added bonus of this: if he pops it to the right height, he may be able to avoid the curse of the toast always falling butter-side down.Link
Topic by joshf | last reply
When I tried to access this 'ible from my email, all I could see was a balnk white screen. Same result when I went to the user's page. and when I click on HELP. I was able to see the T rex 'ible w/o signing in and everything after I signed in. Design and Build your own Pinhole Camera by mattthegamer463
Topic by ArtisanEclectic | last reply
Hello, i am getting this error when i am logged in (however it does occur sometimes when i'm not logged in): ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 Java is up to date. waiting for your answer, Algirdas
Topic by beholder | last reply
Hi, When I try to edit my instructable the page loads but the screen stays grey and it says 'updating'. If left it continues to stay this way. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks! Hi, I have worked it out! For anyone wondering: I was using Firefox and it worked when I tried it on Internet Explorer. Thanks for all your help!
Topic by hlkhfoef | last reply
I am making paracord bracelets and came across a article saying to shrink the cord first before making by putting in water and let it dry prior to making because if not it if gets wet after being made it will shrink. can anyone please tell me if they have done this or their theory. thanks steve
Question by steve1583 | last reply
Please make the license stick to what it was set at last. Whenever I update an instructable to include a new tag or cover image, it changes back to the default. It took me a while to even notice this was happening and many of my instructables were under a different license than I prefer for a period of time. The license can be changed, but if someone used the content while it was under a different license, I can't do anything about it.
Topic by Brooklyntonia
...you make something and forget to document it because you're so engrossed. I made a night light for my daughter. It is inside a coffee jar usually but for getting a good picture of the tree I took it out. It has a tilt switch for on and off. Upside down is off. It's also got.... A lithium battery Wireless charging Magnet wire construction I'm posting this because I don't know if I'll make another.
Topic by xn1ch1 | last reply
As of recently, whenever I click on anything in instructables.com (a link to a guide, view all steps, links within the page, ect), the page will show up and then near immediately redirect to either the homepage or the Submit page! I'm not sure why it's doing it... I recorded a screencast since screenshots wouldn't help :) Thank you! (I can always upload this to youtube if it's preferred) The below is an example: I only refreshed the webpage once http://screenr.com/CoO8
Topic by magicakes
Private messages, whether written by hand or generated by Robot, get completely stripped of their line breaks. A message which is sent out reading, Instructables member XXX just sent you a patch! You can read the message, below, and then click through to your Profile to see the patch itself. --------------------------------------- You're a YYYY... ... so does the patch make you cringe? (If the animation works...) --------------------------------------- etc. What gets received and displayed in my I'bles mailbox is Instructables member XXX just sent you a patch! You can read the message, below, and then click through to your Profile to see the patch itself. --------------------------------------- You're a YYYY... ... so does the patch make you cringe? (If the animation works...) --------------------------------------- etc. Notice the lack of any line breaks. I know this is an active irritation, especially for Staff (who must deal with more PMs than any individual I'bles member). I'm curious as to whether the underlying cause is even known, and whether there's any estimate on when a fix might be rolled out.
Topic by kelseymh | last reply
One thing Ive noticed is that when you click on someones comment ( after going to the you page) It brings you to the instructable they commented on, right down to exactly where the comment is, but then as soon as the pictures load, it sends you halfway up the page. This COMPLETELY takes away the whole point of showing you where they commented. I suggest making it so they let the pictures load, THEN scroll you down. It would work a LOT better.
Topic by Bartboy | last reply
I was on youtube and ran across a video with Diane Eng (I love her fashion technoloy work!) doing an interview and in that interview she was wearing a shirt that the LEDs would light up when anyone spoke. I've never heard of any kind of technology like that and wondered if anyone on here had. If so can you please explain to me what it is and how it works. Thanks! Here's the video I was talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6PfWLc7YhI
Topic by AngelInTheNight | last reply
A group I'm in has set goals for this year, and one of them is to host a fashion show. We know where to host it, how to get a store to lend us clothes, how to set up the room, music etc., but we are puzzled as to what happens in a fashion show- what happens first, last etc. Any brochures from the store? Does an employee have to come out and comment? If you've ever been to one, please describe it as best as possible.
Question by grooooovy | last reply