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concept section suggestion? Answered

hi everyone it is i fidgety2 with a suggestion for my favorite site i have often had amazing concepts or ideas but have never been able to put them into action because i either lack the proper materials or time or both i would like to suggest a section devoted entirely to concepts and ideas for instructables it would be kind of like making a instructable without making the actual creation of course there could be pictures and schematics via google sketchup and auto desk-like programs so basically it would be exactly like a basic instructable but without the actual product that is all for now

thank you,
fidgety2   

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fidgety2
fidgety2

10 years ago

thank youi all for such positive feedback! i truly appreciate it thankyou for getting that question cleared up i will soon (if time allows) post a couple of instructables of the conceptual type

thanks,
fidgety2

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

10 years ago

As said below you can post a theoretical instructable if you want but the suggestion of a category for them would be good, it could be a great place for others to be inspired by the project ideas and possibly build the projects in collaboration with the original authors.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

You can make an Instructable entirely from drawings; there's no problem with that at all. Take a look at a few of the recent LEGO I'bles, for example. I have seen several over the years, but it'd be hard to track them down to show you.

If you don't want to make a full I'ble, you can always do a Slideshow showing your plans (for example, here's one of mine).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

The site is really for what you have actually made, but you could do what you suggest with the system as it stands:
  1. Write up an instructable for your concept, with diagrams as you suggest. Save it, but do not publish it.
  2. The saved Instructable will have a unique, but complicated, address.
  3. Start a forum topic (as you have just done), and off up the bare bones of the idea for others to take forward. You can, if you want, include the address of what you have written up.
  4. Whoever wants to take up the idea will leave a comment.
  5. You edit the unpublished instructable into a collaboration, with the other person as a named collaborator.
  6. They can then follow your instructions and diagrams, add photos, and then when it is ready, you can publish it as normal.

Seemples.