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Hi, it's me fidgety2. I am finally on summer break and have some free time on my hands. Considering I am a loyal devotee of instructables I want to get building except I have one problem. All of the instructables I want to do require things I do not have. For example, I do not have any cameras of the disposable nature. Or for conductive glue. I don't have graphite and being on a limited budget I can't go out and buy the necessasary items inorder to create these amazing instructables. So therefore I would like to suggest that a new search is created called the materials search. This search would be just like any other search on instructables only you could put in a material such as iron filings and all instructables using iron fillings would be the result. Now this would be as easy to integrate into the instructables website as the keyword(s) that the instructable makers type in. I believe that this will be a great asset to the instructables community. Thankyou, Fidgety2

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PKM
PKM

12 years ago

Fidgety2: I think it's a great idea, but when suggesting new features you have to consider how they will work with the Instructables that already exist. This would require everyone to go back and add a list of all the materials their Instructables use, which would be very impractical (there are about 13,000 existing Instructables!) However, LinuxH4x0r's comment below has given me an idea- a collaboration Instructable listing materials people commonly use and where you can get them from- graphite from pencils, LEDs from cheap toys or christmas lights, solar panels from those solar garden lights etc.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

BTW, graphite is what pencil lead is mostly made of.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. If the item is mentioned in the text of the iBle (should be), the search will find it. If you will limit your search to Instructables (use the dropdown menu), you shouldn't get too much "trash."