Build Counter

An additional feature that I would like to see would be a build counter. I know you can favourite things, but a lot of people dont actually get round to building these things so I'd like to be able to see how many people have actually built the item. For example, I built a lightbox table from one of the links; I left him comments telling him I built one, but I think it would be a cool feature if I could look at an instructable and see how many people have built it. You could even link to a gallery where people photos of their build.

Posted by Mr_o_uk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Counter Cheating

I'm SURE I'm not the only one who thinks this I, like many, entered my guide in a contest What kills me when I'm viewing the competition is how there's a bad guide thats like 5th in voting, only has like 50-100 views, NO comments Now, something tells me that these people cheat the system by manufacturing accounts and voting for themselves. What they could do is just make it so that you can make one account per IP address in a given time like a day or two or something along those lines If cheaters replace legitimate guides in the finals for a contest, they falsify the legitimacy of the contest If you think Instructables should make some counter-cheater thing, comment, rate, whatever

Posted by ishmal1103 8 years ago


How to troubleshooting counter?

We had a problem troubleshooting our project "Counter"? We had set it to count to 0 to 9. But the only output we get is 2 and 3. I would like to ask, what would be the possible errors due to the outputs. Thank you in advance. We really appreciate your answer.

Asked by jehniel(^_^) 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is there a way to reset this counter? Answered

Http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/12613/ONSEMI/74LS168.html

Asked by mastr924 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Help creating a counter

Hi all, I'm new to creating circuits and to instructables Here is my problem. I'm trying to create a Circuit that will count to 30 as fast a LED flashes that uses a 555 IC, once it gets to 30 you will need to press a button to reset it or the LED will stop flashing. Thanks in advance.

Posted by spike314 10 years ago


Electronic counter help

I need some help, the basis of my invention is that my friend is always having countdowns (going away, birthday ect,) and i wanted to build a countdown clock for her. I was planning on using the countdown kit from qkit http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=1679 and was gonna wire it up with buttons so she can manually move the counter up/down. my question is for saving power how wud i wire it so that it wud turn on when there is light but shuts down when there isnt (ex. when she opens her locker it turns on, closes it, no light, so it turns off), and i was also gonna have it say her name so any suggestions on where i can get a good easy to bulid/program led text screen,

Posted by Jfaranda7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Homemade Scoreboard/Counter

I was wondering if someone could tell me how to make a scoreboard or counter out of two screens from old discount "touch screen" organizers, brand name Ultronic. They are 32K memory devices that used to store phone numbers, had calculators, etc. Anyone have any idea what I would need to start this project?

Posted by Higgler 9 years ago


COUNTER STRIKE MOD

I was wondering if anyone had made a new alien vs humans one you know AVP AV-P =AVH mod on counter-strike 1.6 and if so I could find it.  I wasn't asking for the skin stuff? but the actual gaame mod thingy.  Like with waepon skins things and sounds.  Please reply!

Posted by kenexinator 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


simple program counter ? Answered

Hello  , I need help,I am posting schematic. I don't understand ,that   how program counter know some instructions  (jump , branch , subroutine call ) I have attached two diagram.look the 1st diagram.I am using 4 counter. how to improve that circuit for program counter .

Asked by vead 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


7 segment counter

Hi everyone , i have a project that include connecting two 7 segments together to display an input that makes one of them for the units and the other for the tenth but i can't connect them together in a way that makes them count exactly correct as the tenth 7 segment usually starts by 1 whenever we try it and when the unit reach 9 then the tenth gets 2 not 1 as it already started with one  https://www.dropbox.com/s/w50bn9nk8fu7q5s/a7aneeeek.pdsprj?dl=0 http://i58.tinypic.com/1z4eucx.png

Posted by mina edward 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Ideas for a counter balance

I am looking at ways to replace the weight of the batteries in a cordless drill (the batteries leaked, and they are not sold to my knowledge anywhere in THIS country); after wiring in a power supply (making it corded).   Any suggestions?   I have thought of a few but nothing seems overly viable at the moment.

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Miscounting View Counter

Recently, I have noticed the amount of "views" shown when I look at my instrucables is inconsistent. Let me provide some back-story... At my house, I use an HP desktop running Windows Vista. On this my family runs Internet Explorer 9. My Mother has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and she uses the most recent version of the Instructable's mobile app. I have a Samsung Galaxy Media Player 5.0 which also runs the Instructable's app. For those of you familiar with the new and updated app, you know that before selecting any instuctable you are able to see the number of "views" and "favorites" that item has attained. A few days ago I published another instructable. Being very excited to see how the community would react, I was checking the "views" frequently and noticed the numbers seemed odd. After further exploring the topic, I found that my personal device would show one number while my home computer ad my Mom's tablet also showed different. What I mean by this is the number of "views" before I selected my instructable on my device was different from when I clicked on it on the same device. It was also different for the tablet and the computer. I understand that as time goes on my "views" will increase, but these changes were ranging from 2,000 "views" to 4,000 "views". I don't know if this is a side-effect to me since I am the author of these instructables or if this would happen when I view other people's. I also don't know if this affects other attributes (i.e. Favorites, Comments, etc...) or if this happens exclusively with "views". I will keep my eyes open for relevant information and keep anyone interested posted for changes. I know this is not a major issue but it is indeed an inconvenience. If anyone else is experiencing the same problem please leave a comment so I know I'm not the only one. Also, to the people who take care of these bugs, please let me know if there is any more information that you need to help you out.   -mymyjames2000

Posted by mymyjames2000 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


I have a motion detector in the attic. I'm not sure if I have a raccoon up there. Need some way to see if it works.

 I need some kind of counter to see if the light is going on and off and that will tell me if I have a visitor?I don't want to put a whole lot of money in it and I'm not that great at soldering small stuff  Thanks for any help you can give me

Asked by gunner0871 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



static int counter = 0; if ((++counter & 0x3f) == 0) Answered

I have not been ablle to find a laymans discription of what this is counting. Looks like it is counting 63 times from the 0x3f ASCII charactor. I bleave it is counting for the helper light, but what for? #include #include #include Password password = Password( "7457" ); //password to unlock door, can be changed const byte ROWS = 4; // Four rows const byte COLS = 3; // columns const int stepsPerRevolution = 200; // change this to fit the number of steps per revolution // Define the Keymap char keys[ROWS][COLS] = { {'1','2','3',}, {'4','5','6',}, {'7','8','9',}, {'*','0','#',}, }; byte rowPins[ROWS] = { 5, 4, 3, 2 };// Connect keypad ROW0, ROW1, ROW2 and ROW3 to these Arduino pins. byte colPins[COLS] = { 8, 7, 6,};// Connect keypad COL0, COL1 and COL2 to these Arduino pins. Stepper myStepper(stepsPerRevolution, 9,10,11,12); int enable_pin = 13; int button_pin = A0; int button_pinstate = 0; // variable to store current pir state //int lastpirstate = 0; // variable to store last pir state int lastbutton_pinstate = 0; int pos = 35; int pos2 = -35;  // Create the Keypad Keypad keypad = Keypad( makeKeymap(keys), rowPins, colPins, ROWS, COLS ); unsigned long offtime; boolean helper_light_is_on = false; // helper light off void setup(){ myStepper.setSpeed(60); // set the speed at 60 rpm: pinMode( button_pin, INPUT); digitalWrite(button_pin, HIGH); // pull-up Serial.begin(9600); Serial.write(254); Serial.write(0x01); delay(200); pinMode(15, OUTPUT); //Helper light pinMode(16, OUTPUT); //green light pinMode(17, OUTPUT); //red light pinMode(enable_pin, OUTPUT); digitalWrite(enable_pin,HIGH); keypad.addEventListener(keypadEvent); //add an event listener for this keypad } void loop() { button_pinstate = digitalRead(button_pin); if(button_pinstate != lastbutton_pinstate) { Serial.println(" Button Press"); if(button_pinstate == LOW)// { delay(10); digitalWrite(enable_pin,HIGH); myStepper.step(pos); Serial.print(" Open "); delay(2000); myStepper.step(pos2); Serial.print(" Close "); digitalWrite(enable_pin,LOW); delay(10); } static int counter = 0; if ((++counter & 0x3f) == 0) Serial.println(); delay(100); keypad.getKey(); myStepper.step(0); process_helper_light(); } void keypadEvent(KeypadEvent eKey) { switch (keypad.getState()) { case PRESSED: // a key is pressed so light the helper light helper_light_is_on = true; digitalWrite(15,HIGH); offtime = millis() + 5000; // set the offtime for 30 seconds in the future Serial.print(" enter: "); Serial.println(eKey); delay(10); Serial.write(254); switch (eKey) { case '*': checkPassword(); delay(1); break; case '#': password.reset(); delay(1); break; default: password.append(eKey); delay(1); } } } void checkPassword() { if (password.evaluate()) //if password is right unlock door { Serial.println(" Accepted"); Serial.write(254); delay(10); digitalWrite(enable_pin,HIGH); myStepper.step(pos); Serial.print(" open "); digitalWrite(16, HIGH);//turn on green led delay(2000); //wait 5 seconds digitalWrite(16, LOW);// turn offgreen led myStepper.step(pos2); digitalWrite(enable_pin,LOW); Serial.print(" Close "); } else { Serial.println(" Denied"); //if passwords wrong keep door locked Serial.write(254); delay(10); myStepper.step(0); Serial.println(" locked "); digitalWrite(17, HIGH); //turn on red led delay(2000); //wait 5 seconds digitalWrite(17, LOW);//turn off red led } }  void process_helper_light(void) { if (helper_light_is_on) { if (millis() >= offtime) { digitalWrite(15,LOW); //turn off the helper light helper_light_is_on = false; } } }

Asked by WWC 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Ideas for DIY solid surface kitchen counter top?

Hi all, I need to replace some counter tops in my kitchen and I love the solid surface materials like Corian, but it's also very expensive so I was wondering if we could collaborate and come up with a DIY solution. I know concrete is one option for a DIY counter top. But it's very heavy, prone to cracking and a little to industrial for my taste. Maybe someone who knows more about synthetic resins will have a suggestion. I'm imagining pouring a mixture into an upside down mold the way it's done with concrete. It would be great if we could figure out how to mold a sink into the counter too, but maybe that would add too much complexity.

Posted by SteveGerber 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I Need some help in a DIY im trying to make a digital counter

Hello, The help that I need is, because I'm trying to build a duel disk from the ground because I'm a big nerd but right now I need to learn how I would make  a digital counter and in the future I want to make a digital counter that can connect to an app that can send the counter information, but I can't find anything to help me and im also trying to make the counter at least show 5 digits   If anyone could help that would be great. Thanks for your time, Jeremiah D.

Asked by DaneneD 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Request For Feature: Duplicate counter/next near top of page

. I'd like to see:1-20 of 10871 next>>duplicated at the top of the list when viewing forum topics (eg, right below the "new topic" btn on https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=Forums&category;=all] ).

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do I change my old , white, existing ,formica, counter tops by somehow changing the color? Answered

I need to change the color of my old white formica counter tops. using the existing formica.   Being on a fixed income I will have to try something "tricky".  Any suggestions?  Is there anything like permanent dyes or something like that?  I think I'd like a two tone, going softly from one color to another, maybe using a sponge or rag or something.  Help me, please!

Asked by strohl 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Stats (view) counters not working

Hi, The view counters ar nor working. All the new instructables stays at zero.

Posted by awall99 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


counter surveillance

How can one hide the location of a mobile phone in order to avoid being tracked or surveillanced?

Posted by deltasec 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Countertop alternative: Any way to cover an old formica countertop without all the demolition and expense? Answered

Oddly arranged kitchen, want to improve the countertops without a lot of expense as a get by for now solution until we can afford to rip out the entire kitchen and start over or move.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is there a way to count button pushes on an arduino and have the led blink after pressed the button 4 time?

I would like to make if the button pressed 4 time.. led will start blinking for 5 second and if button pressed 8 time.. led will start blinking for 10 second... Can anyone help me with an example code or a tutorial somewhere? Greatly Appreciated!

Asked by AzamJ 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


LED Countdown

HELP! My son is doing a project for one of his classes. He wants to have a group of 5 LEDs on a board about 3in X 3in 1 led in each corner and one in the center. The ones in the corners needs to light up one at a time for 30 seconds then the one in the middle needs to light up for 1 minute. Needs to turn on at the push of a button (preferably on the board, or by pushing the board) can run off AA or AAA battery or 9 volt. HOW DO I DO THIS? I would be willing to pay someone to do it! HELP

Posted by Lynn30yellow 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What is this thing? A counter? A clock? Answered

So I was taking apart something, and found this odd-looking thing I just cant figure out what it is though. I tried looking up a part number, but it doesnt have one, it just says 2222 8403 on the back. It has 6 pins, and a dial on the front that can turn from 0 - 9. And sorry about the camera, its not a very good one.

Asked by 101yummYYummy101 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Linear LED ammo Counter? Answered

So, my friend and I are building a Coil Gun!  Nothing super powerful, but it will punch a nice hole in a cardboard box.  Here's the problem; we want to add an ammo counter to it.  We were thinking of using an IR LED, a Photo-transistor, and a voltage comparator circuit, kind of like the one here (http://home.cogeco.ca/~rpaisley4/PhotoDetectors.html , first photo, right circuit)) .  The circuit would send a pulse when the projectile interrupted the IR beam. Now what?  The magazine holds 6 rounds, so maybe 3 green LEDs, 2 yellows and 1 red to count the ammo.  We were thinking of maybe using a 4017 counter IC to advance down an LED after each pulse, but doing it this way means only one LED is lit at a time.  We would really like it if somehow we could have all the LEDs lit, and after each pulse one would turn off, but I'm unaware of how to do this.  Oh yea, we don't have access to a micro-controller, which is why we have this problem.  So to recap, we need a circuit that will light 6 LEDs when powered on, then shut off one LED for each pulse received.  Is there any way to make a circuit that does this?

Asked by aeronut01 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


A problem with 4017 decade counter Answered

Hello. I've tried to build a very simple LED chaser (started out with only 3 LEDs) using 4017 IC, but I can't make it work properly. Instead of switching LEDs on and off one after another the circuit only turns on the LED tied to Q0 when clock signal is high. As soon as the clock signal goes low, the LED goes off, and the others sometimes flicker very dimly for a split second. Turning the clock signal back to high LED tied to Q0 is lit again. I believe everything is set up correctly: pin 16 is connected to +, 15 (the reset pin) to pin 7 (Q3), 14 to + through a 1k resistor and to - through a switch (thus manually generating clock signal), 13 and 8 are grounded, and pins 3, 2 and 4 (Q0, Q1 and Q2 respectively) are connected to LEDs. The components are placed on a breadboard. Have I connected something wrongly or could it be the chip malfunctioning? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Bozho 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


View counter not matching with stats

Hello I guess i'm not the only one here who likes graphs and data. But If I compare the view count on an instructable and compare it with the stats view. The values don't match up not even close. For the screenshots please check this link because I've trouble uploading the pictures. http://imgur.com/a/YeZAA 

Posted by geo bruce 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Suggestion: Contest Vote Counter

So I recently entered the hidden doors/compartments contest (my first), and was thinking that it would be nice to know if people are voting for me... just suggesting the addition of a vote counter (unless it exists and I missed it), not necessarily to see other peoples popularity, but just to see how you yourself are doing.

Posted by LordBenjamin 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


LED Decade Counter IC?

Help me light some LEDs with an IC. Is there a simple 10-stage counter IC, just like the 4017, but where the outputs stay high until the chip resets. So the output would be as following: 1000000000 1100000000 1110000000 1111000000 1111100000 1111110000 1111111000 1111111100 1111111110 1111111111 and then repeat I'm building a circuit where the number of lit LEDs constantly increase. Do you know of a chip that can do this? Or can it only be achieved with a PIC? Thanks in advance Martin

Asked by R0B0_Ninja 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a Geiger Counter?

Ok so I just read the book "The Radioactive Boyscout" and I am now interested in making a geiger counter. How would I go about doing this? I mean I am pretty sure gas is used somehow to measure radiation and such but how is it done? It cant be that hard can it? and where and what could I test it on, I was thinking possibly an old radium clock maybe ? HELPZ

Posted by jackillac92 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


BB Gun, shot counter? Answered

I am planning on using an Arduino nano (clone or similar) but am struggling to figure out how I can use a proximity sensor or other method to count shots fired... Am not sure if I could use IR, as don't know if it will detect a break at the velocity the BB's will be getting fired at.. When I get something put together am planning on mounting a nokia 5110/3210 in the butt so is visible, maybe a laser range finder etc.. Any ideas would be much appreciated

Asked by sparks_vfr 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I want to build LED or LCD counter (basically a scoreboard)

I want to build LED or LCD counter. I do not have any experience in this at all (but general electical knowlege) I want to build 2 of them in order to create a scoreboard. I want to be able to prews a button to increase score by 1 and also a nother button to clear - any help would be extremely appreciated

Posted by swicked 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I temporarily disable either this decoder or counter? Answered

Http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/12613/ONSEMI/74LS168.html     -counter http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/12657/ONSEMI/74LS42.html        -decoder I'm using these two in a circuit to make a dot move left and right across a row on an led matrix. I only want the led to light up on the last row. Another counter-decoder system activates each row. How can I make the dot light up only on the last row by deactivating the counter or decoder for the left-right system. By "deactivating" I mean that I want the decoder to produce all active high signals on the other rows.

Asked by mastr924 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Do I need a BCD counter in making a 3 digit common anode 7 segment display? Answered

Help please

Asked by cc67 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


trail counter Help

Ok I need some help. I am a trail steward on a local mountain bike trail. We want to make a counter so we can find out how many folks are using the trail. I thouhgt I had a good idea, but can't seem to make it work. I have access to a bunch of garge door photo sensors(neighbors a garage door tech), and a bunch of thoes pocket pedometers(got them from a manager of a Mcdonalds when they stopped giving them out). I have figured out how to make the pocket counters work as just plain counters thanks to another instructable (remove hammer, wire across with a switch or relay...). What I have not been able to figure out is how to use the garage door sensors to make the circuit work. All I need is for the circuit to make a relay close to act as the switch for the counter. I was able to do it with an LED emmiter and detector and it's circuit, but for soome reason I guess the garage door sensors have something inside their glued box that won't let it work with the circuit. Any ideas?

Posted by pkhakes 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


granite tranformations drop over old ones in Omaha .ne.?

Asked by uss ticondergo 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


LOVE or HATE

Ever spend time with someone and can't remember how many times they say or do something that you HATE? How about making a small push button device that allows you to push the button each time you want to say "I hate/love/ whatever", along with a sound and a visible counter for number of times the button is pushed? Easy way to decide at the end of the day if you really like this person or not............ The components must be small enough to be able to carry the device in your hand for instant counting. Just a thought...smile :) Any ideas on how to costruct this idea would be appreciated: P.S......I'm not much of an electrician or engineer so the simplest of plans is a neccesity. Thanks in advance Sam s.p.in.imperial@hotmail.com

Posted by samdotcom 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is the best way to tile on a wood surface?

I have an older home with a built in wood linen cabinet in the hallway.  It has 2 doors on top and 2 doors on bottom for linens but the middle section is open.  Usually used to just set decorations on it.  It is painted white which continues to get scraped up.  It needs to have something done and I thought tile is the best.  I will only be putting decorations on it.  It is wood on all four sides with a small lip extending about an inch on the front of it.  Seems like I could tile it on all four sides much like a back-splash on a kitchen counter.  How could I do this so it looks great?  This will be my first tile job.

Asked by angieray 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Search Engine

The web guys should write a search feature that counts the number of times a word or phrase is searched and then displays that value whenever that same word or phrase is searched. A separate page containing the top searched words or phrases could be added. A feature such as this would allow members to create instructables about topics in demand.

Posted by HuggyBear 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to make DIY device to defeat laser surveillance through a window, if there are many windows in a house?

What is the effective way to protect the conversation in a house which is evasdropped by laser microphone through windows? Please advice how to make DIY device, which is cheap and effective. If, possible please instruct me step by step with pictures included. Thanks

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I count how many ppl walks into my store?

Hi ev1, I'm trying to build a sensor to put at the door of my store to count how many people enter in the store. But I have no clue on how to start, anyone can point me to the right direction? Many thanks in advance Bruno

Posted by bruno 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Stats about downloaded files?

I have some files attached to my Ibles and wanted to know if there have been any downloads of the files. After all, with no feedback I thought I could see if people actually use it (or collect the files for fun). But either I am blind or there is nothing in the stats that would give me this info. Did I miss something or this just not implemented? Also: What the size limits for uploads/attachments and is there a way to restore them in case the got lost on the servers?

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Replies not showing up

I am sure someone already noticed but anyway.... The replies in the forum section no longer show up in the overview. Before I could see how many replies were made or who made the last reply. This seems no longer to be updated. Using Win7 64. Tested with the latest Firefox and Chrome browsers. And just becuase I got reminded by the garble below: When making a reply or new topic there is the upload section below. The text "Tip: select multiple files....... Try the old uploader" is still garbeled with the two lines printed with a slight overlap.

Posted by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


how do i make a led counter? Answered

Send a instructable or other on how to make a LED counter. not a kit but take a calculator screen (just a example) and make it so when i press a switch it it counts up one (or down one) i want to take a nerf machine gun and it counts the "bullets" as they pass and have a reset button to send it back to zero.THANKS -kieran

Asked by qballcat 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How should I build a digital "counter with a seven-segment display?

I have a seven segment LED display and I would like to build a digital counter that will increase or decrease the number value displayed on the display when I press a button (a button for counting up and a button for counting down). So I would like to be able to press one button to increase the displayed value (1, 2, 3...) and then press a different button and have the value decrease (9, 8, 7...). Thanks for the help!

Asked by MadMechanic 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Favorites counter

Is there any chance a favorites counter could be added to the bar where the view count, best answer, featured count is? And is there any chance of adding a favorite medallion set?

Posted by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Does it take a human to reset the day view counter for 'ibles? Simply curious.

Some days the counter isn't reset, was wondering how it is done?

Asked by Creativeman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Contests forum

On any browser, the contests forum topic shows zero entries- despite it not being.

Posted by steveastrouk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Inbox (PM) trouble? UPDATE...

Is anyone ELSE having difficulties with their PM INBOX? Mine says there is a new message to display, but when I go there, there is nothing before 19 hours ago. Yet the indicator says there is one new message. UPDATE: I found the new message....it was down in the list a bit (next page), but why it popped up there, I haven't a clue....

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago