Hey all I saw the dot matrix and the led but I want to build a colored screen like the advertising in a football game with multi colore then who can help me ?
Posted by AntiRules 10 years ago
How about boingboing.net?, make magazine? name your favorite blog here I'm kinda clueless on web statistics, traffic counting, demographics etc but I find it amazing. Anyone know roughly what a few popular websites make? thanks
Posted by FreakCitySF 10 years ago
I am rather disappointed that I am finding instructables that point to websites. I think Instructables is getting desparate if peope post something here, without proper instructions(intentionally left out) and then feature it. Perhaps it is an accepted process here now, in which case such instructables are not to blame but merely a symptom, or perhaps misperception on my part, of what the purpose of this site is for. Case in point: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-New-Workbench/ I don't mind if you create an instructable, put up all the directions, and then also point to your site. But to put up, not even half, of the instructions and then point to your site seems dissapointing, if not misleading to me. This is a dangerous slope from people who "share what they do and how they do it" to a company simply advertising to get other people to their own site. I am the only one who feels like this?
Posted by DragonDon 6 years ago
Hi, First I want to make it clear love this site. I have no complaints about the site or the instructables in it. My issue is the advertising. I understand that advertising pays for the site and I have no problem with that either. But I am currently getting bombarded with "Vote Conservative" ads. Not good. Advertising products is fine, but politics is a bit inappropriate. I figure that the ads are from a third-party advertising group so it's not the fault of instructables.com, but you might want to have a word with the people supplying the advertising since this sort of thing can really put people off. Especially when it's one-sided like this.
Posted by Jaguar_Pryde 3 years ago
One thing that has really annoyed me lately is that when you search an istructable half of the page is taken up by ads. I used to be able to look through 20 or so pages but now I have to look through 30 or 40 and it has really slowed down my computer. I was wondering if there is anything you can do to stop this. I liked how it used to be up in the top out of the way but now I don't go on this site as much because it really annoys me.
Posted by Redneck2 9 years ago
I am apparently unable to upload images to my library, and I'bles Web pages also show an indefinite "loading" condition. This has been going on for several days now. It seems like there are some stupid "hidden embedded images" from traffic analysis firms that are hanging things up. I currently see "Waiting for pixel.quantserve.com..." on one tab (this one!), "Transferring data from beacon.scorecardresearch.com..." on another tab (my image upload attempt), and the nefarious "Waiting for ad.doubleclick.net..." on two others.
Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago
Hi guys, I'm interning for a solar panel reseller and I just wrote an Instructable that introduces you to the basic fundamentals of home solar: What you need to buy, what you need to consider, and what you need to watch out for. There's inline links to our store pages, and "Additional Reading" links to our learning pages. That said, I'm confident that it's a well-written, informative introduction. Furthermore, I'm confident that besides the links, you can read through the whole thing without feeling like it's biased or hitting you over the head about going to our website. I'd hate to make a bad impression here - It'd be nice to keep doing articles like this. Before I publish this, can anyone let me know if it's too offensive? And if you have any suggestions about it, that'd be nice too! Thanks! https://www.instructables.com/id/EIPO8NUGAA0F501/
Posted by DIY Solar Jon 8 years ago
Instructables is unusable on the iPad due to advertisement redirects constantly taking you to a new page. Horrible “Congratulations!!!! You won an Amazon or Walmart Gift Card! Pop ups and redirects. Please fix! This happens in Chrome or Safari in multiple IOS versions. This has been happening for several weeks now.
Posted by Frankincell 9 months ago
The new site design is quite nice, though I didn't have any issue with the old site. However, I have a real big problem with one feature of the new site. The auto-playing advertising videos are annoying! Not only is this rude, but it violates the rules of web design 101. It's just bad form. Viewers should always have the choice whether to start media or not. It's particularly annoying when you're logged in as a paid Pro user. Please fix this and the new site will be great. Thanks!
Posted by Tachyon 7 years ago
I love instructables. I wouldn't want to take advantage of a public forum like this, so I have a question about etiquette: can I post a link to my blog/website at the end of my instructable?
Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago
Hi, Just to let you know we have featured your website under the Web of Wonder section in The Snippet. The Snippet is a free weekly 5 minute upbeat read with no bad news. 2000 copies are distributed in each of 4 areas in the UK at the moment.
Posted by thesnippet 8 years ago
All of the content on Instructables is freely available. An Instructables Pro Membership gives you more convenient access to that content, with fewer advertisements. Here are the types of ads that appear on each of our membership levels: No Instructables Membership (free) There are fours ads on each step of an Instructable: a 728x90 ad, a 300x250 ad in the upper right, and two 300x250 ads between the step's image and the links to the other steps. We call these our leaderboard, medium rectangle, and inline medium rectangle ads. Occasionally, we'll show a 970x250 ad in the leaderboard position or a 300x600 ad in the medium rectangle position, or test other types of ad units with video or other effects. If you find these intrusive, considering signing up for our free basic membership. Basic Instructables Membership (free) If you sign up for a basic membership, we eliminate all ad units except for the leaderboard and upper right medium rectangle ads. For example, when viewing the step of an Instructable, the inline medium rectangle ads will not appear. Pro Instructables Membership (paid) If you upgrade to a pro membership, we eliminate indirectly-sold advertising networks, like Google Adsense, from our mix of ads. You will primarily see ads for Instructables projects and any contests we're currently running -- we call these house ads -- and a very limited number of ads from sponsors we think are a really good fit for the site. In addition, you can choose to view all the steps of an Instructable on one page, so the total number of ads drops to two for the entire Instructable. Finally, you can download a PDF version of an Instructable, which has no ads. Why we're willing to remove some of the ads if you sign up for free Most people who sign up for our free basic membership opt to join our twice-weekly newsletter. Giving us your permission to email you with the best Instructables of the week, reminding you to come back to our site, is more valuable than showing you extra ads. Maybe you'll even be inspired to post your own Instructable! We respect your privacy, and do not sell or rent our newsletter email list. Occasionally we'll include a message from a sponsor in the newsletter, but all emails come from us, and you can completely remove your email address at any time. Click here to sign up for an Instructables membership and remove ads!
Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago
Sorry to post this here, but there is no other way to bring this to the site managers' attention. This post, https://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Prom-Dresses-Prom-Dresses-2013/, is an advertisement for the posting organization, and not an 'ible at all.
Posted by WriterChick 5 years ago
Ok so I have been working on a website for a day or two now and I am ready to put advertisements on my website. So I was wondering if you guys and girls knew of any good advertising programs ? My website is called AWASTEOFTIME.CA It consists of a chat room, games, LOTS OF GAMES, and you tube and meta cafe videos. So one of my advertising methods will be meta cafe. And any recomendations on web servers and where to get a domain name. ( free would be nice At the moment i don't care if it ends up to be www.awasteoftime.(companys name here).ca Eventually i will pay for a domain and webspace but I would like to make the project self supported (Hmm i see an instructable in the mere future)) So what do you guys use for your websites ?
Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago
Hi Instructable Members! I was hoping someone can help me with a project for a business, which in turn will help others with their businesses or give ideas to other members. In this down economy, we need all the help we can get and rather than ask for a handout out from the government it is up to each and everyone of us to make our own way. Okay, enough of the preaching, let's get a teaching! My request is for information on constructing a internally lit, walking billboard. This is to advertise a walking tour business that I would like to start, but it could also be used to advertise other businesses. If you do a quick search on YouTube, you'll see a couple examples of what I'm talking about. Usually these models are pretty big and quite heavy, or should I say, heavier than they ought to be. I've seen them up close and have spoken to guys paid to carry them around here in Las Vegas. I'm told that they are constructed from sheet metal and plexiglass, weigh about 30lbs without the battery and aren't that comfortable. I wanted to make my units lighter and more comfortable, especially since I'll be the one wearing it all day. To do so, I've done a little research and have come up with some of the components to do this. Harness: I plan to use a military backpack frame called a Molle Frame. This is used as an internal structure to hold backpacks. It has several attachment points and is molded to follow the counter of the back. I have already purchased this harness along with the shoulder straps and hip harness. It is quite rugged and I'm sure it hold up to a 100 lbs in equipment. Though I hope my sign will weigh less than 10 lbs. Brace: To attach the billboard to the harness, I'd like to manufacture an aluminum brace. This brace would be constructed from aluminum bar stock and bent in such a way to hold the sign upright. It would be attached to the Molle harness by drilling holes through the aluminum bars and attached via nuts, bolts and washers. Cross braces will be attached to give the brace rigidity. Billboard Construction: (this is where I need help) Rather than making a "light box" from sheet metal, my idea would be to use Coroplast (a plastic type cardboard, typically used in mail containers like the post office uses. These can be found in sheets up to 1" thick. This could be used for the construction of a lightweight "light box" and then covered with black vinyl sheets or even spray painted. A rigid sign poster frame can then be attached to this box to hold a white opaque acrylic sheet. Then the advertisement can be place onto this sheet and then covered by a 3rd clear sheet to protect the advertisement. A quick note: This light box would have and internal skeleton, made of aluminum braces to attach to the brace and support the coroplast "light box" as well as the advertisement frame. Electrical component: (again, help is needed) I'm envisioning using led rope, or leds along the back side of the box to cast out enough light to illuminate the advertisement. Also I failed to mention that along the top of this light box, the front side has to be lit, as it will extend about a foot above my head to advertise toward the people i'm walking toward to. Please search "walking billboards" in YouTube and you'll see what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n2RwBbTdjk&feature;=related My unit won't nearly be as large, as I do have to be mobile and be able to maneuver inside casinos without knocking anyone over. So if you choose to accept this mission, I'd greatly appreciate it. Any ideas will be taken under advisement and if they seem to be doable and cost effective, I'll put up the results as a LED Walking Billboard Instructable - Let the creativity flow and the designing begin! Sincerely, ~Elric Leano
Posted by elricleano 6 years ago
Instructables, The Cart Bike, 5 Minute Chocolate Cake, The Inverted Bookshelf, and Survival Bracelet are all prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Kohkoku, a Japanese advertising and lifestyle magazine.
Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago
Not showing anything just advertise on home screen, no pictures of project, etc. every post is an advertise.
Posted by BrUUtUUs 5 years ago
Here's something I haven't seen before: the "pro-only" ad for Adafruit's discounts has a Featured banner in the upper right corner! Even the Instructables Card Game ad doesn't have that banner. Is this something new for "blessed" in-house ads? Or a bug? Or what?
Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago
Where is that one time advertiser with the good gadgets you wanted? Wouldn't it be cool if Instructables made a complete list of all advertisers available to us so we could find that one-time company and buy their items? How many times have you wished you would have clicked on that ad, then you never see it again? Many times for me, many times. Please, Instructables Team, consider giving us the ability to reach out to companies who are no longer running ads with you. I know it seems like unpaid advertising for them, but you can always remind the companies that you have sent them "x" number of customers and this proves they should run ads again with you. Thank you.
Posted by DIY-Guy 3 years ago
Given the apparent demographics of Instructables users, do you think perhaps inline advertisements that read "Don't click unless you're 18" (with no other indication of content type, and in flash so you can't even see the destination URL) MIGHT be a bit ... inappropriate? This particular ad linked to some sort of "love compatibility horoscope" service (bites tongue), so it could have been worse; I'm mostly complaining about the STYLE of ad.
Posted by westfw 11 years ago
I am thinking of building a "monster lawn mower" for exhibition use, (parades, local monster truck shows, fairs, etc.) However, I am a high school student, and don't have the cash to do this. I was thinking about getting it sponsored by lawn mower companies, tire companies, websites, or even private investors. Has anyone ever tried building a similar vehicle, or getting a large project sponsored? Let me know your experiences. I am willing to take any help I can get.
Posted by cmcgann 5 years ago
I have no issue with your site running advertisements, however ones that run un-solicited audio and video are beyond annoying. Especially when I'm watching a video on a second monitor and looking for project information on your site. They do nothing but get in the way and turn me off as a consumer. Black and Decker make great products, but I have to question their common sense when they force a video for their products down my throat. Thank You -Paul-
Posted by Sprockett 7 years ago
I have an instructable about domes, someone's comment is basicly just a link to advertising about something unrelated. I don't see a delete option to remove the comment. (Did I miss it?) How do I remove/report spam comments to my item?
Posted by nahaj 6 years ago
I know instructables needs advertisements to stay afloat, and I'm fine with that. But that popup flash-ad for san luca, from rovion.com is horrible. I mean god awful. It's the type of thing that drives people away from websites, and causes them to install flash-blockers and ad-blockers. When we do that, instructables doesn't get ad revenue, and that's bad. So please, for the love of God, Bob, Steve, or whoever your deity is, get rid of them, so we can support your site by seeing the normal adds, and even clicking on them occasionally.
Posted by Kyle_S 8 years ago
Some of these new ads are incredibly obnoxious. When I came to the site today, I was greeted with a rather loud recording of "Wouldn't It Be Nice", that wouldn't go away until I managed to find the tiny gray X on a slightly lighter gray bar, on the bottom of the screen. Now there's one from the Washington Sports Club that expands to three times its normal size whenever I mouseover it - and it's right below the topic bar. This is obnoxious; if these horribly intrusive advertisements continue, I will definitely stop using this site. I've been a fan for years, but this is just too much. ...and now that I look around a bit more, that expanding ad is on just about every single page. Get rid of it, please.
Posted by aklyatne 8 years ago
Listed among the benefits of having a Pro Membership is No Advertisements on Instructables. I have a Pro Membership but my Instructable still has advertisements. Please explain.
Posted by Chris C Roberts 6 years ago
Hello. Not alot of people viewing your knex guns? Well, Advertise or Promote them HERE! Just make a comment showing a picture of your gun, and a small description of, how far it shoots, does it have a mag, is it a RBG, and so on. So, if you have a KG, (knex gun) want to promote it, then put it here. Have fun, no foul language or harrassing other people, and make your knex guns POPULAR. Have fun, Techdeck30
Posted by Techdeck30 10 years ago
The Redneck and Rockets ad, which takes up 100% of the page, cannot be dismissed. I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP and don't want to be forced to see an ad EVERY SINGLE time I visit a page. If this is the case, refund my membership and let me deal with advertising.
Posted by idomagic 7 years ago
I usually click through when I get one of your update newsletters, but that's going to have to stop. Recently, when I open almost any Instructables page, a video/audio clip starts automatically. This is problematic when I'm at work and the sound blasts through the whole office. Let me know when you've repented the error of your ways; until then, I can't read Instructables from the computer I spend the most time in front of. Joe
Posted by jdrocci 7 years ago
When on the Advertise on Instructables page, there's a section of text after the graph "Instructables offers rich media display ads ... We also offer custom campaigns opportunities that include: highly integrated homepage skins, brand centric contests and newsletter placements". The hyperlink for newsletter doesn't work as intended. When I follow the link the page reloads with the top navigation bar and the channels on the side, with white space where content should be. The title reads "exploring: community_blog", here's the url displayed in my address bar: https://www.instructables.com/tag/category-community_blog/keyword-newsletter/ I think the link should be for the forum category Newsletter Archive: https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=forums&category;=newsletter_archive, but this also comes back weird. Title bar only, no navagation on the side and small font reading "no topics yet" (But the Newsletter Archive reads as having 99 posts and 93 replies). Using FF 3.6.13
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago
I occasionally see questions from people wanting to know if they can make their own solar cells.Previously, the answer was "no".Now...The latest issue of Science in School contains a "how to" for making organic solar cells from dyes instead of silicon, that produce useful amounts of electricity.Link to "how to".Also in this issue...The archive of back issues is here (can you find my article?).If you browse the magazine, and like it, you might consider passing the URL on to friends, colleagues and potential advertisers. Previously funded by an EU grant, the print magazine is distributed free. The website is funded until October 2010, but the print magazine needs finance (sound familiar?)Anyway, if you are part of, or know of, a company that would like to target their advertising to science educators across Europe, point them at http://www.scienceinschool.org/advertising or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
How do I stop the Ads that this site randomly sets for me?!? In my joining data I specified I was in NH, now I am targeted by political propaganda ALL OVER THE SCREEN. I in no way think that the staff of the SITE are responsible, mind you, they just sold space to an advertiser, I get that. But I also assume that their intent is not to have advertisers drive away members...
Posted by Dragon Maze 10 years ago
I have an rss feed from -ible to my reader. I've noticed that there are lots of -ibles that seem like thinly veiled ads. They talk about a secific 'brand' to solve a problem which I think makes the whole point of the site useless. Is this just because the website can't screen it, is within the guidelines or is a revenue stream for the site. I'm fine with anything, just as long as I can expect as such.
Posted by fefrie 6 years ago
After watching the "Sprint Cut" on how to peel an egg at http://www.waitless.org/ I was intrigued. I thought this might be useful for Tim and me considering how many hardboiled eggs we eat. So we gave it shot. Results are below (unfortunately, I didn't realize the digital camera doesn't record sound). We're not certain whether it belongs in Handy Tricks or How Not To... Disclosure: Sprint is an advertiser on Instructables, and waitless.org is part of their advertising.
Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago