My photo files . Where?

At one point, I think it was possible to view photos I had uploaded, whether I'd used em in an ible, draft, or topic.But I can't seem to locate those at the moment. A little help?

Posted by Toga_Dan 6 months ago


How to find topics of discussion I've responded to?

There was a topic I responded to perhaps years ago that I'd like to find again. How?

Posted by Toga_Dan 6 months ago


Launch status issue

I've published a new tutorial recently, but it's launch status is not updating.I has around 16k views, but if I check the launch status for the last month it only show zero visitors.

Posted by IgorF2 6 months ago


The new interface just made this website much worse.

What is it these days, it's like a competition that big websites want to change their visual design just for the sake of change even though the previous design was extremely clear and functional, and recently more often than not, the new design is a downgrade. Why fix something that wasn't broken? Now everything is less intuitive, you can't find anything, you have to do a lot more scrolling, and having to look at that makes your eyes sore sooner, you just want to quit. I get it that you're all obsessed with trying to make everything look like mobile phone UIs but it's a terrible idea: we're not all that obsessed with phones, plenty of us still prefer a proper computer because its large display allows us to see more things at the same time so there's no need to scroll to and fro and you can make connections between a lot of things simultaneously.Having to scroll through a lot of material because you can only see very little at a time is extremely counterproductive when you're trying to grasp the holistic picture of something, work on something that requires working memory. Using a phone UI on proper computer displays is an absolute nightmare and makes you want to not use websites that waste your time with the hide and seek game and sense-irritating visuals. It helps a little bit if I downsize the font of the entire page by several notches but because everything gets smaller, the texts that were small to begin with, will get too small, and that still doesn't fix the unintuitive randomness of how the page is composed now.I'd really appreciate it if users could at least choose which "skin" or UI to use for the site so it would be accessible to everyone.

Posted by rikuzenith 6 months ago


Low quality prize

After placing second in a contest, I was very disappointed to find that the prize tool was a low quality tool from harbor freight which broke the first time I used it. I was also disappointed to see that they greatly overstated the $ value of the tool by linking to the most overpriced seller they could find (double the going rate for the tool). Last time I placed in a contest, the tool was a very nice dremel which I have used often and has not broken. Would be nice if they would give us quality tools again.

Posted by TheNecromancer13 6 months ago


I see a few "you have comments" indicators, but they don't show.

Several times now, I've seen indications comments were made about one of my posts, but scrolling down, they don't show. Has the format changed so much we now have to jump through hoops to get to them?

Posted by KellyCraig 6 months ago


Code of determination the position of my finger in a screen

Hello guys I am so happy to be in this big helpful community. So I am student and I love electronics, this is why I am working on a touch screen working with the technology of projected capacitive sensors using, of course the Arduino Unoto determine the position of my finger on the screen and show it on an interactive screen (like the project of the 3D tracking interface https://makezine.com/projects/a-touchless-3d-tracking-interface/). Because I want to know more about this domain also to share this project with the geek of electronics in Instructables and learn more about Arduino . So please guys I need an example of an Arduino sketch to show the position of my finger. I know that's I didn't talk about the details, so if you want to make this project happen , this is my Facebook account ( https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017432321426)

Posted by FarfaouiM 6 months ago


Launch Statistics Down Following Site Upgrade ?

The new website no longer promotes other instructables written by the author.Perhaps this is a coincidence but the number of views appears to have has fallen drastically since the new website was launched. Would be interested to know if your launch stats are affected too.Perhaps a (significant) portion of the recommended section that follows each instructable could be devoted to articles from the author?

Posted by lingib 6 months ago


Can't Access Premium Membership

I know for a fact that I was a Premium member. Now it won't let me download.

Posted by rpastor248 6 months ago


Can you cheat the voting system? If so, here's my solution to fix it.

I'm still scared to post an instructable that won't be recognized as a good one ever since I posted my first instructable. I then removed it because I didn't get into a contest, and didn't have many friends(as I will explain next).I was scared and still am because the contests so far seem to be rigged. I feel like this because of the way the Instructables' voting system works. So let's say we create an instructable and don't care how crappy it is. Now, let's assume we are extremely popular on social media, and ask all our followers to vote for us on our instructable...See where I am going with this?All we have to do is make our friends hit "Vote", and your friends don't care if your 'ible is good; they love you so they will vote for you. Thus cheating your way through the system.I swear this happens for every contest. There has to be a better way to determine the winner from the moment the author posts his/her instructible. This cheating wouldn't make it fair for many of us, and especially not for me(I don't have that many friends) :(If this cheating method works, then isn't voting similar to a "whoever has the most friends" contest?My suggestion:I understand that voting helps separate the weak from the professional Instructables, but I feel like a better way would be to require those already entered in other contests to vote for a contest they are not entered in. Thus, the biased friends wouldn't affect the polls. For example, say Lily entered the Flower-shop contest. In order for Lily to enter the flower contest, she must vote for at least 2-3 people in another contest (except the flower-shop contest, obviously).Make the Instructables list randomize everytime you refresh the screen on every contest website here on instructables.com This way everyone will have a chance to be seen throughout the months of voting.I feel like these suggestions could be adjusted with your comments. Thank you for reading.

Posted by RamP78 6 months ago


Bug in google chrome with new instructables layout

If you look at the 2 screen shots you will see the top of the menu is missing on google chrome, so you cant edit or colapse the menu bar

Posted by liquidhandwash 6 months ago


GE Microwave Makes Humming Sound with Smell

My GE microwave (JE1860SB 002) made a cracking sound and stopped working. After some research, I removed the cover and checked the fuse and it was good. I then checked the thermal flame/sensor and discovered it was burned out. I replaced the thermal flame/sensor and now the unit comes on but makes a loud humming sound and has a burnt smell. The next step (according to my research) is checking the diode (cable) which is attached to the capacitor. It appears I need to discharge the capacitor before proceeding? --- BEFORE replacing the sensor, the unit had been unplugged for over one week….AFTER replacing the sensor, the unit was plugged in for about 5 minutes on Jan 25, 2018.- What is the best/safest way to discharge the capacitor? Is an insulated screw driver or pliers needed or will a rubber handle tool work considering the time it has been unplugged? (Capacitor pictured below) - Should I remove the two connecting wires and diode before attempting to discharge the capacitor? - If the diode is bad should I still check the Magnetron? - If the diode is good, what is the next item to check/test?

Posted by BayouDude 6 months ago


How to Encourage "newbies"

*********************How to __Discourage__ "newbies"*****************Speak of them in the 3rd person.Condescend.Demonstrate a lack of patience.Other methods? ***************************How To __Encourage___ Newbies:Ask clarifying questions about their poorly formed inquiry.Assume the best of their motives.If in doubt, assume that english may not be their first language. Don't assume that a person has had the same educational advantages available that you may have had. Just about anyone on earth with extremely varied socio-economic status, etc may arrive here. patience.Other tips?

Posted by Toga_Dan 6 months ago


Pen blanks

Will M.K.E.be sufficent for the polyesther resin for making pen blanks.i can not find M.K.E.P.locally.

Posted by TerryE39 6 months ago


I believe this format to promote good looks over education...

No longer is there a Best Answer, a Follow, a personal comment Delete and the old click spam to help indicate the what is inappropriate or desirable...This is a sad state of affairs...

Posted by iceng 6 months ago


Rc helicopter project

Hello guys i recently got an old helicopter with two good motors and a good frame with a control board i was wondering if some one can help me to interface with on board circuit to controll it with arduino. What i'm traying to say is to use the arduino as transmiter to send signals to the helicopter so i can control it.

Posted by Ben GharbiaH 6 months ago


Quiz on the new setup

I have heard (mostly negative) feedback on the updates, so I made a quiz on it. (I hope the quiz makes sense, I was in a hurry)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScm-CdyyZ...Thank you for participating!

Posted by random_builder 6 months ago


Post what features, functions or changes you would like to see when using Instructables.com

The recent upgrades to this website caused some confusion as well frustration for those who though long requested features would be included.It seems that neither our code monkeys, nor those suggestiong changes and improvements are aware of the many requests and suggestions we made over the years.So let's help them out by posting what we think is bad, needs improvement or simply what we need to properly make use of this great website.Maybe within the next 3 to 10 years some might get implemented ;)I go first, shall I?1. DesignThe recent changes seemed to be solely target on people with little skills and using tablets / mobile phones.As common practise in standard forums all over the web the user should have the option to change a different layout based on the device he uses.Preferably with an automatic detection that can be overruled in the settings on the YOU pages.Someone on a small tablet will certainly welcome huge fonts and massive buttons.Maybe even the many "hidden" functions that only appear when scrolling or doing other weird things.But if you are like me and use a proper PC on a 4K screen this layout is not really usable at all.Nothing fits, nothing can be made to fit - all is fixed and pre-defined.If you really try to improve the user experience than don't block those out who started all this and still use a PC for most of their online needs!Adding different layouts is not really a hard thing unless you insist on custom made software to run all this here - than it takes efford to show you care about basic desing features!2. Forums and questionsUp until recently we had different sections for our forum topics.By far not enough but at least for most things there was a right place.Now it all one big mix of everything and still no proper sorting is possible.Topics/Questions that are a few days old wander down the list to be never seen again unless you love to scroll or follow only your Email notifications.Worst of all we now can't even see who made the last reply.The sorting inside is much better but still we lack custom sorting options or at least highlighting post/replies made after the last check of the topic.Not userfriendly at all, just much more complicated to find what you need - unless of course it was only done to get more topics and questions without caring what happens to them.3. EmbeddingAdding Links to other website is mostly fine but when it comes to pictures or videos I feel reverted back into the 90's.Everything must be done the way the developers here think is best.You want to explain something in detail with a lot of pics within your text to make it easy to follow and understand?Good luck as it will only work if you are fluent in basic HTML.A different font to really highlight something or even colored text? No way....Prefer to host your images offsite at a proper hoster?Again hope you know your HTML and that your hoster offers direct image links that are permanent...Time has moved on and user might not like to be treated as child and being constraint in the worst possible way.If someone want an image within the text then let him do so by drag and drop, better even to allow the text to flow around the image - really nice to explain an image with text on the side instead of at the top or bottom ;)The library is quite nice - if you like obscured filenames and no chance of sorting images by Instructables/topics/questions.Just the easiest way for the programming: by date with autogenerated filenames - back to the future ROFL4. EditingMade a spelling mistake in a reply or topic/question? Bad luck...Need to add some vital info to something you just posted? Why would you want to do that?Want to simply paste something you wrote up in Notepadd++ or some other editor? Great, if you like it all messed up...Even expecting to have editing options while writing is downgraded to less than what you Email client would allow for a funny bday greeting....Again: We are no longer in the 90's!You want users to be active and enjoy this website than give than what they started asking for many years ago!5. SortingAs mentioned before we need proper sorting options for replies, questions, topics...What is the point of having an active topic that runs down to page 4 or 5 of the list?Where is the most basic info in this list? Like who did last action, when did it happen?Why is it still impossible to quickly see the last replies/postings?With sometimes over 30 postings and even more replies it is next to impossible to find the stuff.If sorting options are above paygrade then at least iclude highlighting everything done after the last visit of this topic/question.And while at it, please give us back the forum sections and add some more ;)6. FeedbackAs said too many times: The developers/code monkeys need to find a way to communicated with each other and the users here!Can't even count how many times I heard things like: "We are working on it", "I will forward this to the developers", "We might include this in a future upgrade"....Seriously: What is the point of having (had) a bugs and feedback section if everyone now claims this all totally new and that nothing was ignored?Again to me it looks like "Let's do some majoy changes as my kid struggles to use this website on the tablet, while at it let's also hide some features and functions without announcing any changes we make!"It is confusing to say the least and I fail to understand why this website should be only optimised for people who can barely use a mobile device.Some of the users here might actually want to be able to have modern features that do beyong big buttons and oversized text.7. Featuring and contestsWhen I started here a featured Instructable was something that was standing out from the rest.Only in a few cases external links or certain providers of parts where present.Now even totally incomplete and impossible to follow Ibles find a way to get featured.Same for stuff that was done (better) at least 20 times before.Some spelling mistakes might be fine but if I struggle to understand what the user was writing I wonder how whoever featured it figured it all out.It often seems all that counts is a catchy header and some nice pics on the first two or three steps is enough :(But lately far too many "Instructables" are popping that not only get featured almost instantly but also only exist to advertise for a product or service - usually even indicated by the "username" behind it and the "homepage" linking to shop...Desperate much for money and not even honest enough to clearly indicate the advertisements or to push them into an advertising section?Similar story for contests :(Every now and then I get an invitaton to help judging a contest.Considering I only get to see the runners for the finals I often wonder how they got there.Some entries that (at least in my opinion) really stand out are not even in the list, instead I get some crappy ones with little efford for the workmanship or presentation - just a catching title and some nice pics.And when going for counters I see another problem:Some of the entries get featured and of course attract much more attention this way.I think it would be only fair to leave all contest entries untouched until a contest is over.It is hard enough to understand how the selection of winners made it into my ballot but copies, bad stuff and so on should not make it.And the fair go with featuring would mean the hits for an entry are not faked by being featured - feature it when the contest is over1 ;)And no, I don't try to insult or offend anyone here, just being honest and direct.Angry? Sure.Disappointed? Of course.Why? Because it could have been all soooo much better if someone would have cared to listen....

Posted by Downunder35m 6 months ago


I no longer have a Favorites Button.

Instructables pages appear to have a new layout (at least the header) and I no longer have a Favorites Button. I use the latest Chrome. Maybe I missed a update or feature change; so, I need to know have to Favorite something.

Posted by gpetrie 6 months ago


Pictures in some instructables won't load

Hi,This week I noticed that some pictures don't load on instructables. Even with adblocker, privacy badger (addin for chrome that handles cookies) and my pihole disabled it won't load. It just shows a gray screen, like attached screenshot.The screenshot is from the page https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/Sometimes it does work, don't have a working link at the moment, but almost always it shows like the screenshot.Any ideas how to fix this?Thanks in advance

Posted by rednas32 6 months ago


Instructables that arent worthy being featured

Whats with all those badly written instructables with JLCPCB ad that are getting featured?I saw at least 3 of them getting featured without being detailed or well written.It used to be hard to get your instructable featured without really good idea, good pictures and well written text (i used to spend few hours writing since my main language isnt english).Its not really big problem but i feel like creators/members are being lazy and just posting instructables without trying to explain what they are doing.

Posted by Cekpi7 6 months ago


Help me to make a led panel

Hello guys.. I want to build a led board for my planted aquarium... the total watt requirement is 84 watt.. so I decided to add 16 5watt 12 volt smd led chip... but I hv some confusion about the circuit.. plss help me to build the board.. its urgent...

Posted by আহারেব 6 months ago


Would a star rating system for Instructables be a useful feature?

This recent Instructables UI update has got me thinking.Star rankings provided by users are useful feedback options that are all over the web.Instructables has been around for a long time and has had about a gajillion (citation needed) how-to's-posted over the years. There is a fair amount of redundancy in some of these projects (looking at you, Minecraft, pen guns, drawing tutorials, most of the airsoft category) and they vary WIDELY in quality from very in depth valuable content to stuff that barely qualifies as a how-to at all. What if they could be ranked? The ranking score of each how-to would be a simple out-of-5-star rating. This rating could be used for a few things:Sorting when searching. Obvious really, when you search for a how-to, there could be a little sorting option to sort by typical variables like time, views, and rating. This would help direct users to better content.Allow mods/helpful people to figure out what how-tos are really not working. This would sort the mass of content into a more easily managed hierarchy. With the new tips feature that allows people to give input on projects, this sorting would really highlight what projects really need some help, allowing users to help less successful users to improve their content.This gives a direct amount of feedback for the user, sure, views help to show the amount of interest in a project, but interest does not equal overall quality. If a user posts something that is low quality (poorly written, misleading, bad pictures, unfinished, unedited, plagiarist, or just plain dangerous) and they can see that they get a bad rating, it is a good sign that they need to work on their content.An automated service in the site could give people a head's up if their content is consistently rating low. You could get a message that says something like "Hey, we noticed that ________ instructable is performing poorly, here's some suggestions that could help it improve! (then link to the how-to-make-a-good-instructable-content) This keeps users focused on all of their content, not just recent stuff. Obviously there should be a switch that lets users turn these notifications on and off so if they don't care to use it, it's not forced on them.There are problems with this, of course. Ranking users means that personal taste can influence the quality rating of a project, rather than the actual quality of the content. Someone who hates cats could go poorly rate all the cat-related content, regardless of it's overall quality. This means there needs to be a way to make sure that the star-rating system isn't abused too much to damage good content. There needs to be a barrier to entry. Some suggested barriers to entry for star rating privileges could be:Pro membership automatically lets you rank content (pro never seemed that exclusive anyway, this could make it more desirable)Having X number of instructables posted lets you rank content (3 I think would be a fair number)Having X number of views/comments lets you rank contentWinning a contest lets you rank contentHaving the star rating of your instructables be net positive would let you rank content (IE, the majority of all your content has an above 3 star rating)These barriers or a combination of them would help ensure that only personally invested users would have access to the ranking system to ensure good data.Thoughts? Would be awesome if a moderator or Instructables dev could chime in here.

Posted by ilpug 6 months ago


Can i use a grill igniter to light Black powder

I am building a golf ball morter and I don't want to use fuse could I use a grill igniter?

Posted by Boomstick3402 6 months ago


Please put it back so people can locate it.

Answers link has strayed again in the last update. Please put it back so people can locate it.Richard Harris

Posted by rickharris 6 months ago


Instructables app for iPad?

I had a app for my iPad, but there is no update? So I deleted it. Where can I find a new App for instructables for the iPad?

Posted by Super Useable 6 months ago


I really hate the way the new look is

Was there a point for this?Because for me it's harder to follow the steps. And I don't see any improvements.It's just all mangled up. The older look was easier to follow.If you did this just to give the site a "new look" you failed.At least you should give users an option to use the old look if we want to, like YouTube. You should really give this some serious thought. Not all of us like new things just for the sake of it.Thanks!

Posted by Salamyman 6 months ago


Instructables Website Redesigned!

Have you noticed any changes here? Well, I am experiencing the biggest changes on this website. Everything is lot cooler now! I really enjoy the community now. Everything here is new and even the project pages are super cool. They add "Add Tip", "Ask A Question" buttons... all I can say it is super cool now. I like the changes.... what can you say about the biggest change here?

Posted by WarenGonzaga 6 months ago


Problems downloading a class pdf?

It has come to our attention that some of our class PDF's are broken due to an internal timeout during the process requesting the assets to build the pdf with since it is requesting all lesson material at once.known problem class pdf:Wearable-Electronics-Classif you are experiencing this issue with a class pdf not downloading properly and you recieving a zero byte file, please try downloading the lessons individually.

Posted by mmmelroy 6 months ago


Add Instructables Features: @user tagging and a "GIVE ME TIPS!" toggle

More UI/website features ideas. Free to use and abuse, feedback welcome.What if Ible's had the ability to tag a user in a comment? For example if I'm looking at a simple robot design made by a user, and some of Randofo's excellent simple bot content is relevant, then I could post a tip/question/comment tagging @randofo to alert him of the content. This could be useful to promote collaboration and increase user interaction on the site. Obviously users should have the option to turn off or modify their taggability, to prevent them from getting spammed.What if there was a switch that allowed a user to turn on a public request for tips on a project? This would just be a little checkbox on the author options sidebar of an Ible that would turn on or off a little icon on the project thumbnail (on the bottom bar where the views and star options are already) preferably it would be orange to be noticed. I think this would be a great way for users to indicate that they actively need some help. Obviously a master woodworker posting a woodworking project would not necessarily need this feature, but a home tinkerer trying to figure out a difficult project would. I think this would really help increase the impact of the new tips feature.

Posted by ilpug 6 months ago


Bold text bold text not displaying in chrome and mozilla?

For some reason all "bolded" sub-headings in my articles are not displaying in bold highlight. The html code looks okay?I have tried two different browsers with same result. Changing the source code to bold text doesn't work either.Does anyone else have this problem?

Posted by lingib 6 months ago


Tring to down load the weldin

Trying to down load the class's there system says there is an issues on your site.

Posted by StuartM93 6 months ago


Help us decide upcoming contests!

EDIT THIS FORM IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!For contest suggestion, check out this thread:https://www.instructables.com/topics/What-kinds-of-contests-do-YOU-want-to-see-on-Instr/ We can’t wait to see what you make in 2018!@audreyObscuraInstructables Community Manager

Posted by audreyobscura 6 months ago


Toxicity of Play Dough

Does anyone know the toxicity level of various styles of playdough? (Store bought or homemade). When I was a kid my mom had a recipe with flour, water, salt, and something else, and we never really ate it cause it tasted terrible!Just wondering what is the safest for our little one to play with. Thanks all!

Posted by reginaann 6 months ago


I don't like the new giant font format

Hey.  I'm not using your site on a tiny telephone screen.  Please give me back the previous format so that I can see more than a few sentences per page!  Also, I dislike the full page pictures.  Let me click on them if I want to see more detail.  It really interrupts the flow of your site.

Posted by trossin 6 months ago


Raspberry Pi Zero W

I received a Raspberry Pi Zero W kit (from Adafruit) over the holidays, but it didn't come with any doco. And I haven't found much by Googling. Does anyone know of information that could help me get started? I haven't worked with any Raspberry Pi product.

Posted by arshag 6 months ago


requests to publish instructable for someone else

Having had some recent successful instructables i have been approached by some asking me to publish their instructable, naturally i have no intention of doing so, however i wonder why someone would do this instead of publishing it themselves? i also wonder what the rules are with regard to external links in instructables and if the external links in this instructable are the motivation for this person wanting his instructable on the site. the instructable he has created does not look innocuous as far as i can tell but it is not feature worthy as it has no images at all and that then begs the question whats the point?

Posted by AlanH87 6 months ago


Instructable appearance

My Lego Lunar Module is not appearing when I search for it. This means I don't get many views, which means no favorites, which means no popularity. HELP ME!

Posted by emcee2 7 months ago


Site Updates: 1/22/2018

Greetings! I'd like to give everybody heads up about some big changes happening on Tuesday (1/23) at 9AM (PST). First off, the Instructables pages are getting a major update. Aside from a sparkly new look, they will now have a section for Questions and Tips. This will provide a place to ask questions when you get stuck, or provide a tip for doing a project better. Secondly, the Community pages (i.e. these forums) are getting a very long-needed makeover. Finally, we are updating our search software, which should improve search results on our site in general. These changes will require a period of downtime on the site of about half an hour. Please check @Instructables on Twitter for updates. Stay tuned for more great changes to come in 2018!

Posted by randofo 7 months ago


Exploding K-cups in a Keurig coffeemaker

Our Keurig coffeemaker is several years old. We began to see a ragged star opening in the top of the K-cups after brewing and coffee grounds various places outside the K-cup. All of the usual recommended fixes were no help. (See below.) This video gave me a solution that worked very well for us. (I have no personal connection to the video or its maker.) We now see only a neat round hole in the top of our K-cups after brewing, not a torn and ragged opening. Video summary: Remove two screws under the flip-up cover above the K-cup holder. Remove the decorative plastic cover by tugging at it. Snip the zip tie that keeps the soft white tube on the fitting. Pull the tube from the fitting. Hold the end of the tube over a cup. Cycle water through the Keurig until several cups come out clean. Clear the upper and lower needles of coffee grounds. Attach the tube with a new zip tie and screw the cover back in place. One word of caution: Very hot water spewed onto the soft skin at the base of my thumb and it was very uncomfortable. I draped a folded towel over my hand while hot water was being expelled from the disconnected tube at the top of the Keurig. Also, I ran quite a number of cups of water through the Keurig until I got three consecutive cups of water without any debris particles of any kind in the water. (I did not see an accumulation of coffee grounds like the man describes in the video, but I saw what was similar to pieces of a brown wing from a housefly.) In the two or three days following the procedure in the video we did occasionally have a K-cup blowout, but have seen only perfect round holes after a week or so, and we probably brew a dozen cups of coffee each day. The usual recommendations-- +Keurig's official recommendation as the cause of grounds migrating outside the K-cup is too much air inside the K-cup as evidenced by a domed lid on the K-cup before it is punctured. Their recommendation is to poke the top of the K-cup with a pin before putting it into the Keurig. Because of my observations and experience, I give very little credence to this. +Accumulated lime from the water needs to be descaled from the inside of the Keurig. Lime accumulation does cause a partially full cup of brewed coffee. We regularly descale our machine. We have also run water through our machine whenever we have seen grounds in our coffee and some grounds came out with the water. Descaling is a good thing to do, but I doubt it has a connection to bursting K-cups and grounds where they do not belong.  +Clogged upper and lower needles. The video will direct you to use a wire to insure open passageways inside the needles above and below the K-cup.

Posted by Phil B 7 months ago


What kind of plastic film is this?

Hi All, I've come across this art installation by Ann Veronica Janssens https://imgur.com/a/RhWVa and would really like to find out what this semi reflective material is for a small project I'm working on. Does anyone have any idea what it may be and where would be a good place to source something like it? Thanks 

Posted by MadhavK16 7 months ago


Driver circuit for coil over plug

I want to use a COP ignition coil to create a spark for a single cyl antique engine

Posted by molddave 7 months ago


Featured Instructables.

What does it take for an Instructable to be featured? Only one of my 6 Instructables have been featured, so I'm kinda disappointed.

Posted by emcee2 7 months ago


Timed control board for a reversible motor

Hello, In need to connect a control board to a reversible motor so that the motor would rotate in one direction for "x" seconds and then automatically switch and rotate for "y" seconds in a reverse direction. I got the following parts in hand: - reversible motor - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N687NGU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc;=1 - control board - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HB1X75U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc;=1 - DC adapter - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S1GRFYY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc;=1 Control board works and is going through the proper cycle as indicated in description however the motor only rotates in one direction and never switches. Realizing this this something that I am doing wrong with wiring, so hoping for an advice from someone who knows better in terms of how to set it up correctly and which jumpers or anything need to present so that it works and where things should be wired into. I am also attaching an image with descriptions for connectors that I received from the company. Thank you in advance for your advice.

Posted by dxbxlx 7 months ago


Convenience Winch for use in Home Loft

I would love to get ideas for making a winch that I can mount as needed on the railing of my home loft (without damaging the railing), for use in exchanging cold drinks, snacks, office supplies, etc.  between family members on the two levels of the house without needless stair climbing.   Apologies for my terrible SketchUp skills. 

Posted by mahoopes 7 months ago


A question about an instructable to do with clocks I saw a while back.

So if you go up to the search bar and type in the word 'clock', you get all sorts of results. Small clocks, big clocks, plastic clocks, metal clocks, Batman clocks, Skyrim clocks, everything under the sun. Bar one. The thing is, all these clocks are generic. They all are mostly the same. A standard circle with hands and the hands marching round the clock in circles. I'm not saying that this is bad, I'm just saying that seeing the same thing over and over and over gets very boring for me. So when I saw a clock that was unique and different, it was like a dream come true. However, if I try to look for that particular clock again, I can't seem to find it. The clock in question acts similar to the linear clock, but is still circular (hypocrite). Looks sort of like this:                  | ________\|/________ |________________|      |___________|         |________| The top row shows the seconds, the second row the minutes and the last the hours. Essentially, the hours and minutes and seconds all turn while the actual base stays still. The numbers are along the rows and as they turn, the arrow points to what the time is. If anyone can find this instructable, I will be grateful. Otherwise, I will be forced to do this project without the help of any sort of instruction.

Posted by DELETED_WatchTehWorldBurn 7 months ago


Dremel just stopped

Hi I was using my Dremel with a saw attachment cutting wood half way in the Dremel just stopped. The spindle rotates cleanly I have checked the fuse etc which is fine   There were noises at all love my Dremel helps me a lot in my hobby repairing and repanting Model buses cash a little shirt so I can’t just go out and buy a new one 

Posted by Gefcon 7 months ago


Home Automation Version 2

Hey Internet! I recently made this Instrucable! Today I am starting to make its Version 2! Please give me your valuable feedback! What should I add? , What to remove? Please help me out!! https://www.instructables.com/id/Octopod-a-Smart-IOT-Home-Automation-Project/

Posted by sakshambhutani 7 months ago


Full Duplex Wireless Audio

Hi, I'm in need of some help with a project I'm working on. I'm looking to build a handsfree two way audio communication circuit but I've been getting very confused when looking at material online and don't know where to look or how to even start. I've been looking into full duplex communication but I have no idea how to implement this in a circuit I could build. I'm confused as to if I would need a microcontroller (probably an arduino) or not and what transceivers and antennas to use. If anyone could show me where to look or help me get a starting point your help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by ArnoldM27 7 months ago


I need to make an electromagnet that continues to turn on and off (on 20 seconds off 45 seconds)

Hello, I am trying to make an electromagnet that turns on and off on an interval. On for 20 seconds off for 45 second. It would continue to turn on and off until the power is turned off. Any and all suggestions as to how to make (or buy) this would be great! I am making this for an art piece.. I am a glass artist so I am not well versed in any of this electrical engineering Thanks! Maia

Posted by MaiaS5 7 months ago