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Question by mauricewarebee    |  last reply

How do you become an intructables writer?

Im curious as to how one would submit their own how tos or in my case how to ebook to instructables.

Question by mabdullah4    |  last reply

Help!!! I need someone to write code!

I am building a project with my son. We are both absolute novices with Arduino and especially code. We also need to develop an app to control the project via bluetooth. Will pay for your time. 

Topic by noo_yorka    |  last reply

jane austen?

Question by paulonicolas48    |  last reply


Please check out this  And this video: Before Checking out my Tribute. Thankyou to everyone who was a part in ANY way of making the Eye Writer. You guys are unbelievable.  Thankyou to all everyone who was a part of their amazing project the Eye Writer.

Topic by KnexFreek    |  last reply

Writer Support Group in your area?

Has anyone been part of a support group for writers? What has been your successes? What would you like to see improved? Do you go often? I started a support group for writers that meet in the Twin Cities (Minnesota). Calendar can be found at

Topic by writerpower    |  last reply

My new Writers support group

Would anyone like to join my Writers support group? I searched and didn't find a similar one. It's for members to critique each others work, help each other, be helped, and share new ideas, and discuss their favorite works.

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  last reply

Magnetic strip card reader/writer

Hey guys I am looking for a way to make a magnetic card reader/ writer. any one knows where i could find a how to for this. thanks a lot

Topic by DELETED_kclv1988    |  last reply

making tachometer from dvd writer?

Software like Nero tells speed of DVD burner so there must be a tachometer inside it how can i extract tachometer from DVD burner and use calculator screen for displaying results.

Question by ajain7    |  last reply

Wanted Arduino code writer (will pay)

Hi friends. I need someone to help me write Arduino code for my project. I will pay 20 US$ for each code you make...will put the money to your paypal account, or if you like can order something for you from EBAY and ship to your address.. please msg me I send you the flowchart and what the code is sopposed to do. Thanks

Topic by goldenshuttle    |  last reply

Wanted Arduino code writer for my project (will pay)

Hi friends. Hi I need a code writer for my project. The code would instruct arduino to turn on 3 leds and drive 2 servo motors. The functionality would be driven by an android app (there are plenty out there) connected with bluetooth Willing to pay 40$

Topic by JosephF74    |  last reply

Where can i find software and drivers for an msr605?

I want how tos..drivers. utility program etc

Question by viet56    |  last reply

how do i get dvdroms with writer on it?

My desktop computer has a bad dvdrom with writer, some one told me i can get a removable dvdrom with writer

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Creating A Simple Eye Writer Using OpenCV? Answered

Hello guys , i am trying to Create A Simple Eye Writer Using OpenCV or EmguCV? but i am still new to both of them , and i dont know how i will begin and finish this project , so i was looking for someone that could help me solving this problem , the simple eye writer is a bout a webcam constructed with glasses for us to ware and to detect the eye and know where it is looking , just want the position of the pupil of the eye , and i will do the rest , will create a form made with 2 or 4 buttons , when we look at one of them , it should be pressed , please i need help now more than ever ... thank you 

Question by Ahmed-LifeSmiler    |  last reply

Writer Group...( whats up with your work?)

Hello this is a place to chat about whats wrong with your work. whats up and to get tips and such.  Stay connected with like minds and have good helpful talks with people who have went through what you are doing. Have fun.

Topic by wolfHhowling  

Wanted: Experienced software writer for micro controller

Hi there. I am new the forum so direct me to where needed but am looking to leverage someone’s experience in writing Code for a Microcontroller and setting up a prototype from beginning to end. Essentially, this protyoe will need to be able to track the time between audible sounds. There will be additional features. Skill level: between intermediate and advanced In exhancge for services provided an agreement of compensation (payment) will be established. Please reach out or comment for us to be but in contact. Must be willing to provide previous work that you have done.

Topic by cdubs88    |  last reply

Keyboard With On-Board Text Storage

Here's a thing I want, but have no idea how to build: THE INDEPENDENT KEYBOARD It doesn't care about computers! It save to itself! It's portable! There must be some way to build a keyboard that, once you turn it on, saves whatever inputs are typed to a plain text file on a thumb drive or SD card. Ideally, there'd be an on-off switch. When it's on, it's "recording" all inputs. Then you simply pull out the storage unit, plug that into a computer, and have your raw text. Any thoughts on how to pursue creating something like this?

Topic by TolkienCartographer    |  last reply

what are smart media cards used for?

I was looking in a box of random things and found an olympus smart media card reader/writer and was wondering what i could use it for

Question by coldpsyco91    |  last reply

How to use a magnetic card reader/writer MSR605?

Im trying to figure out how to use my New reader/writer MSR605,o know how to transfer the information from card to card but i can't figure out how to put the right symbols were they belong plus i need to know if my machines is set up correctly, can someone please help me out,would greatly appreciate it,thank you.

Question by kevindaniel9010    |  last reply

Help Wanted. I'm Looking For A Writers for My Site.

Hello lovely people. I'm new in here and I really need some help from all of you. I run a sustainable energy systems website and I'm looking for a volunteer writers who can produce awesome articles on my site everyday. site: I'm looking for  100% unique content, never previously published, never to be published elsewhere. No re-writes or spun articles. Quality content, well written, visitor orientated. Each article should be 450 to 800 words. Topics: sustainable energy systems, renewables, solar, wind power, clean technology, electric vehicles/hybrids, green building, eco fashion, sustainability, ecotourism - (other may be considered). We do not operate a by-line system but can provide one follow link within the article content, this needs to be to a related topic website. Each author would receive full accreditation on every article published and own author page, which needs a brief biography and can also include a link to their own blog and links social media accounts. If you want to lend a hand, please contact me at or Thank you. Best Regards, Nizam

Topic by bobsesz    |  last reply

is there a program for the eye writer that controlls the axis ( x ) (y) fo electric motors?

Is there a program that controls motors for try pods etc, that the eye writer is compatable with.

Question by dremone1284    |  last reply

how do you 'refill' ink tape for a typewriter?

I bought an old typewriter and i can't find any new ink tape, any ideas to re-use the old tape?

Question by lieuwe    |  last reply

Can you help write a video game?

Do you want to get involved in moving an internet sensation to the next level? Webcomic Questionable Content are looking for a video game developer to push forward the creative vision of the comic's author. J Jaques says; Today, I had an idea. An idea for a video game. A video game about WEBCOMICS. I passed this idea around to a number of my colleagues, and they were very interested! It then began to dawn on me that this was possibly something I could actually make happen. But obviously I don't know anything about actually making video games, so I would have to talk to a developer about it. And while I'm sure there is nothing video game developers hate more than a Normal Person Who Thinks They Have A Great Idea For A Game, I am pretty sure this idea has legs, both in terms of potential audience and potential funding. So if you make video games for a living, shoot me an email. I would love to discuss my ideas with a professional. If you don't know QC, you should.  If you have a couple of days spare, start reading at number one, otherwise pick up here.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Welcome to the writers support group! Would anyone like to start off by posting some of their work?

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  last reply

Does this sight pay for submitted articles? ( like ehow for example?)

Does this internet site pay for the articles... I make a certain amount of money each month on articles at what about here? Do you pay or do you just make money on the writers with no writer compensation program?

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Blogger or Writer? Want to publish your thoughts on creativity, art or design?

Hi everyone, I've been an Instructables fan for a long time, and I'm currently a web producer for an online community for creative people called ArtBistro ( We're looking for contributing writers, if you have a design or art related blog or like to write about those topics, we'd love hear from you. Drop me an email at if you're interested.

Topic by alanwells    |  last reply

Is there a listing of the top instructable authors? (just curious if it's reasonable to shoot for first place...)

I've long intended to write instructables on many diverse topics. Considering my extensive building background and ability to teach coherently, I feel I could be a great resource to many people. However, I am a numbers oriented person, and I think it would be a fun challenge to see if I could match the output of some of the more prolific instructors on the site. Is there a list of 'the top ten most prolific instructable authors' or something similar? Or even a 'top ten best instructable authors by popular vote'. I would just like to make sure I am putting out comparably awesome content, not just making 'ables for mere quantity...Heaven knows how I hate opening an instructable to find one lousy sentence and an obscure picture....Thanks!

Question by xanthoman    |  last reply

Calling all Authors

I am staring a new Instructables group called Instructable Writers. It is aimed at beginners who want to write Instructables but maybe don't know how or aren't good with computers. Any Instructable related to this website is welcome.

Topic by edwarben    |  last reply

How can I make a homebrew EEPROM programmer?

Hi everyone!  I have some EEPROMS I would like to burn (27C512, 27C256, 24C256).  I have a Parallax Propeller, a Z80, a 6502, and an Arduino Uno to help me make an EEPROM burner.  I know that EEPROM burners run $40+ commercially (even on EBAY!), so I would like to try building my own at home.  I have an abundant supply of 74XXXX chips at home, as well as a good supply of capacitors and resistors.   I don't have a Parallel Port on my computer, but I have a USB port as well as an RS232 to USB converter.  I'm running Windows XP and Ubuntu - Lucid Lynx 10.04, so if I need a specific OS to burn these EEPROMS, I have Windows and Linux. I need an EEPROM burner that could  erase/burn the 27CXXX EEPROMS/EPROMS/PROMS.  I know through using the Propeller that I can write to the 24C256 through the Propeller, but could someone please help me in building a homebrew EEPROM burner?

Question by prrgg14935    |  last reply

opps i dropped my acer extenisa5420-5687on the corner and now the internal dvd/cd player wont work

I bought a external dvd/cd writer and tried to install it but no luck do i have to uninstall the one thats internal first HELP PLEASE

Question by DELETED_lane6lane    |  last reply

Can't get a PDF download

If you try to get a PDF download of this instructable: You get  "We're sorry we can't find that one"  in a red banner above the header. This is the same for the "Cutting-board-wallte.pdf" ( whatever that is) or customized one. If try the save as method you get a download failed with no file message. Using a iMac on 10.10.5

Topic by robboz4    |  last reply

Want to join your sports authors team! [Sports Blogger]

Hi I am Hassaan Khan, sports blogger and content writer. I want to join instructables sports writers team. I have expertise in other writing fields as well. Contact on email to get time on skype! Hassaan Ali khan

Topic by hassaankhan    |  last reply

Does anyone have any writing prompts that take place in OZ?

Any ideas really.

Question by adavis231    |  last reply


What does everyone think of my new group? What should I add or remove? Any suggestions for Instructable Writers are welcome.

Topic by edwarben    |  last reply

I need your help! Writers and bored people! Citizen Science: Pens vs. Computers!

I'm conducting a research, and I require all ye's cooperation in this! (Indeed, this is citizen science) If you would like to participate in this tiny research, then would ye lassies and lads care to follow the below instructions? I'll write a high school-level research paper on this once there's so much data, that I'd be swimming in the stuff. If you feel like you can't do it, please do smother the link around liberally, so that other people that can answer it, will answer it! Do your part for science! =========================== Directions: You will need the ff.: > a coin > pen/pencil and paper > a stopwatch of any sort > a word processor (a word count is useful) > an internet connection (for posting the results here, of course!) Then do this: 1) Flip a coin. If heads, you'll be using plain ol' pen-and-paper (well, you could use a pencil, too), but if tails, you'll be doing the WPM's on a word processor. 2) Choose one topic below: > A > My zombie apocalypse survival plan. > B > Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac; which is better and why. > C > Why Am I Even Writing This? (dump your thoughts here) > D > Why I like my favourite movie/novel/whateverart genre. 3) Get your stopwatch, start timing and start writing (in essay form) on your prescribed writing medium (see step 1). There is no time or word limit here, however it is better if something more substantial is to be written. 4) Once you feel that you've completed your thoughts on your written piece, stop the timer and count the number of words you've written. Record the two pieces of info somewhere (I need the time in hh:mm:ss format). . . WAIT: It is recommended that you do the above steps first before proceeding to read and fill out the form in step 5. If you read the form in step 5 first, you will jeopardize the information that the form in step 5 seeks. . . . SERIOUSLY: Do steps 1-4 first, then come back down here. This is science we're talking about here. Well, if you're done with them, then sure, you may pass. . . 5) Copy-paste and fill out the following form (i.e. everything in-between the pluses, including the pluses) and post it in this forum (and delete the stuff in brackets ("[ ]", "< >"), including the brackets themselves), and no, you don't need to post your essays here: ++++++++++ ==|| FORM START ||== Topic chosen: Writing medium: Word count: Time: a) Where do you prefer writing (paper or computer)? If mixed preference, elaborate. b) In what environment did you write in? [i.e. your room, library, outdoors (if indoors, indicate if there was any sun shining through any visible windows or if it was nighttime)] c) How cluttered was your working environment (how messy)? [rate from 1-10 (decimals are accepted); describe how bad/wonderful your working environment was] d) What did you feel while you were writing on your word processor/paper? [how comfortable were you; general emotions] e) Did you encounter any difficulty in sorting out your ideas whilst writing? Please elaborate. f) Did you read this form before you started writing? If yes, why? Tell me. If no, very good! g) Did you fully understand all of the instructions? Don't be shy. kkAATCGx1 ==|| FORM END ||== ++++++++++ Congratulations! You've contributed to science! If you have any suggestions or inquiries (I really feel like I've missed something here), feel free to PM me about it! (I'd really much better prefer PM's over forum posts so as not to clutter up the semi-ultra-subjective data here). All data that is to be posted down here shall be considered open and free to anyone. If you would like to draw your own conclusions, then feel free to grab the data, but make sure to link (or cite) back here! ======================================= Also, despite intending to write a high school-level research paper on this, it's not actually for any research subject. I'm just really bored... and curious. Additionally, is this topic even in the right category? Oh, and belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to y'all!

Topic by nutsandbolts_64  

Arduino EPROM Programming?

Ok, so I have decided to make an EPROM programmer so I can upload NES games to cartridges ( home-brew, not pirated. ) Does anyone know how to do this? I am a novice at coding, and, when it comes down to wiring, I can't really discern which resistor goes here and there and what value it should be, things like that. When I google "arduino eprom writer" All I get is EEPROM writers. I just want to know if someone on instructables has done it, and how.

Question by Krayzi99    |  last reply

Brother embroidery sewing machine

 I have a jpg design that I want to have written to a brother embroidery card. Does anyone have the card writer & PE Design software?

Topic by Marsh  

Laser diode

I need a laser diode from 18x or more dvd writer or blue-ray writer.please help me.I dont have a credit card to buy them from e-bay

Topic by Rhsameera    |  last reply

Voting for Burning Questions?

Call me crazy, but in My Day, there was no voting involved in it. It was just a matter of did you answer the question well or not? So what exactly does getting votes do for the writer?

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply


Has anyone heard what has happened to canucksgirl?  She was such a prolific writer on instructables.  I haven't seen anything for quite a while and she has done so many good things here.  Does anyone know if she is alright?

Topic by bricabracwizard    |  last reply

Moffet VS. Davies

Do you like steven moffet as a writer for Doctor Who? Why? or Why not? or do you prefer davies? Davies is leaving along with tennant

Topic by sir-zeke    |  last reply

Film Ideas????

Hi everybody I'm Nat from Lost in the Woods Productions (a not so indie.., indie film company ish) And the writers and I have a serious case of writers (and in my case dreamers )block. So I'm turning to you the general public for our first film idea! I hope to work close with you on the scripting,filming and post production. And you will be credited for all your work as a Producer. We don't have a Film out yet as Lost in the Woods so this would be our first.  My team and I are awaiting your feedback, Nat, Director at Lost in the Woods Production  Come check us out at :

Question by Captain.Nemo    |  last reply

DIY Laser pointer

Hello everybody, I'm sorry if this is already explained in an instructable, but I can't seem to find one... My question is, is there a way to make a laser pointer from the laser thingy inside an old cd-writer or an old hard drive (that both still work) ? Thanks

Topic by Ramvan    |  last reply

Snail Graffiti

Most graffiti writers want to go big, but Slinkachu continues his fascination with the tiny with incredibly small graffiti on snails. Slinkachu has been working on the amazing Little People project and this is a continuation of the miniature exploration. It's all worth checking out. Linkvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

Macbook or laptop on Windows 8?

I'm a writer and I need new computer. I heard that macbooks are great for writing. I don't care about a price and I use computer only for work and internet. I need good battery and low weight. You have any advices?

Question by radebab    |  last reply