data changes

I'm using Windows XP on a desktop computer Firefox I've been editing some instructibles The last one I edited was : Easy (no power tools) workspace with storage for large paper I've been following the total number of views of my ibles for some days in 'view profile'. After the last edit, I've lost about five thousand views.  The ibles all show the same number of views.  What happened?

Topic by mole1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hideing data

I was looking for a way to back up and hide some of my important files (passwords, credit card info) when i ran into cryptcd and so far its really nice it does stuff like adding users to your CD with their own passwords and permissions per file and folder And the ability to create a custom decoy boot screen for the CD including screen color, text, background image, and logo image anyone els use this or have something simaller?

Topic by itwashear 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Referrers data

I have what I believe is a bug, followed by a question, and a suggestion (or two). First, the bug: When viewing the stats on any of my Instructables, I see something like the attached picture, where there are blanks for some of the referrers. That can't be right... Either that or I'm getting referrals from the NSA... I'm apparently not the only person with this issue, but I haven't seen an explanation for it. It occurs for me across multiple browsers and operating systems. My question is why don't the number of referrers add up to my total views (e.g. 41+40+15+9+8+1 = 114, not 203)? Is this because the other 89 views are coming from inside Instructables? My first suggestion is that the stats window could use a bit of explanation for people who aren't familiar with what referrals might mean. It would be nice to have mouse-over explanations or something. My other suggestion is that I would love more detailed stats information. It would be really neat to see how people are finding my Instructables internally to the site (e.g. was it a link or a search, and if it was a search, what were the search terms?). it would also be nice to be able to see precise referral links from external referrers. Thanks for making this neat data available. I hope that the solution to this bug is quick and easy!

Topic by LynxSys 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Sonic data transmission?

This is just an idle thought, but I was reading a couple of ROV builds, and the one thing they all have in common is a tether - it's a fact of the world that very little in the way of radio signal can penetrate water. So... Could you send control signals to an ROV via sound or ultrasound?  Could beeps and clicks carry enough data, far enough, and clearly enough, to control an ROV? Even more fun, how much data could come back? Sensor readings? Images? Just throwing it out there for you to toy with, but it would be fun to have genuinely-remote control for this class of robot.

Topic by Kiteman 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Laser Data Link

Hey guys, I have a question regarding sending data over lasers. Is it possible to link two computers with a laser beam (for text transmission, kinda like skype)? And if so do any of you know how I could make this system that would allow two computers to communicate over a laser? Thanks, CKGarside

Topic by ckgarside 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


panic alarm data?

 i request to get data about panic alarm.

Question by nelson ndegwa 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What is a data center?

Cloud computing 

Question by sanlee1990 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


plot serial data? Answered

Hello  i need to know how to plot serial data on computer , i have a data that comes from sonar sensor via xbeee to pin 19 rx on arduino mega , i can read those value but i need to plot it versus time and save its value  for pid results. i tried simplot and it work but it dosent save data, and im stuck on matlab and i couldnt make it work.

Question by adiga123 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


HDD Data Recovery

I need to recover data from my external HDD. It was plugged into a laptop when I was reinstalling XP. By accident I deleted the partition on it and not the one on the laptop. (That laptop is now fine, but my hard drive is not) From what understand, it didn't go around deleting every byte of data, it must have just deleted the bytes with the "partition" on it. (I'm guessing thats why F.B.I etc.. can recover people's erased data.) So- I'm hoping my data is recoverable. I'm good with computers, but this has never happened to me, so any help would be greatly appreciated. (on a whatever OS you prefer!)

Topic by sam 12 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


data logger construction

I would like to have a thin sensor to measure the time of wearing a scoiliosis brace by patient. Any suggestions?

Topic by orthofoo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


KVM/ Data switches

So I have a bunch of Data switches, and so far I've been using them for an LED music visualizer, so switch between different colors, etc. What other ideas/uses are there? just a brief description works. Hey, if you want one for your idea, LET ME KNOW! 

Topic by sjoobbani 7 years ago


Calculator data into a PC

I have a Check and Correct Calculator with 120 steps, I need to upload the data stored on the memory of the calculator, I mean the 120 steps all together into a excel file, or to a text file. Any ideas on how to convert a calculator into a small pad?

Topic by lmarkez 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


accumulator # immediate data ? Answered

Hello , What I need to know  if I want to load the immediate value  into the accumulator accumulator # immediate data accumulator is  8 bit, assume  address of accumulator is  11 10 01 01 temporary register is  8 bit  that hold Immediate data 00 00 00 11 Instruction register example LD A, # 00 00 00 11 this is 2 byte instruction first  byte is 11 10 01 01 second byte is 00 00 00 11 lets assume that first byte is opcode , store into instruction register  This is the first instruction fetch cycle. fetch , decode , and execute how to decode and execute the first byte instruction

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


Database important data

I was working on MS Access 2003 database during all the past day. I saved my changes in database and closed the application. After second opening, my changes lost, I checked this one more time, but I couldn't get it back.

Question by CallumSuttonSS 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


New referrers data

In the latest release of Instructables, we added information about who is linking to an Instructable. You can see it in the info box under the stats tab. What do you think? Is this useful? As a potential author, would seeing that an Instructable gets traffic from many search engines encourage you to post your project?

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


excel external data, new data - new line? Answered

Hi, i'm getting the ticker feed from (https://btc-e.com/api/2/btc_usd/ticker) and feeding it into an excel 2010 spreadsheet. what i want to do is append the new data  (on update, 1 min interval) to a new line(row) on each update.

Question by furby 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Need your input on PC based Data acquisition product

Hello Everyone, I am a MBA student from McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas. Few of my classmates and I are working on a product for the Data acquisition industry. We would highly appreciate if you could fill in the survey to help us better understand the market. The survey should take no longer than 2 mins. Link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/29F9HB5 Thanks in advance for your time. Deepti. MBA '10

Topic by Deepti M 9 years ago


Need your input on PC based Data acquisition product

Hello Everyone, I am a MBA student from McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas. Few of my classmates and I are working on a product for the Data acquisition industry. We would highly appreciate if you could fill in the survey to help us better understand the market. The survey should take no longer than 2 mins. Link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/29F9HB5 Thanks in advance for your time. Deepti. MBA '10

Topic by Deepti M 9 years ago


Trojan found....cant delete..wtf?

Renos.y is the name of the trojan that my AV software picked up (trend micro antivirus), but it's unable to delete the Trojan and I can’t open the drive D, E, F. so what do i do now? Maybe I should reinstall my computer and restore the data with EASEUS data recovery wizard or other data recovery programs.

Topic by chris878758 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


tables

There are several Instructables I'd like to do but they involve tables, as in spreadsheets, not where the Thanksgiving turkey is the main course. What markup format do I use? I've tried the one used at the Wikipedia but it does not work.

Topic by watermelon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


voltage measurements

I need to make several voltage measurements simultaneously.  I am looking to troubleshoot a intermittent problem with my truck. Has anyone any experience with this challenge ?   I would like to be able to store these measurements to be analyzed at a later time. Thanks, Dave Sender.  

Topic by davesender 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can I feed a world map in a robot and make it understand what I would be asking it?

I want someone to help me out that how can I feed a world map and can I know that how  can I make my robot understand what I would be asking it  because I want it to trace all the places on the map which I would be asking it.

Question by famy zafar 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Storing Simple Analog Data

Hey guys! I just got this cool little temperature (LM35) and I had a small problem. I want to upload this sketch to my ATtiny45 and put it on my plane so I could get the temperature from above. Only problem is I have no way of seeing it. So is there a simple, easy solution to storing a couple of numbers? I though I could just set the temperature every 3 minutes to a variable, but if I turned the board off, the data would be lost. So I don't need to store tons of memory just a couple numbers! Thanks!

Topic by HavocRC 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Arduino and publishing data online

Hi. I am preparing to start an Arduino project, simple one for now, that consist in reading temperature data and publishing it on the internet. I did in the past some info search on the topic of sending information to an online server where I could see the data. I had a list of several free sites that provide a simple way thru a url + a key to send information to the database. That was what I did want because that way I didn’t have to build, code an http server and so on. Now comes the part I need some help. I had a problem with my pc and lost most of my information, I know BACKUPS, but I didn’t have bookmark’s stored and lost all of them. Try to google for free online http data providers I just can’t find any. I want to send http code to a server using url + key + data and get that information publish on a site with graphs, etc. Can anyone point some sites that I can do that or other ways to get the same result? Thx for your time and help. Best, Serpa

Topic by LuisS94 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Instructables 2007 Data Dump

I've been analyzing some some year end Instructables data and posting about it in the blog. Check out:Top 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Pageviews - 1. Invisible Book Shelf - 399,647 pageviewsTop 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments - 1. Laser Flashlight Hack!! - 1,229 commentsTop 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Rating - 1. Invisible Book Shelf - 481 positive ratingsTop 50 Instructables Authors of 2007 Ranked by Number of Instructables - 1. trebuchet03 - 72 InstructablesTop 50 Instructables Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments - 1. Mykhailo - 1373 comments on InstructablesTop 50 Instructables Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Forum Comments - 1. Goodhart - 4168 forum commentsTop 50 Instructables Authors Ranked by Pageview Density - 1. dorxincandeland - 1 Instructable - 399,652 pageview densityTop 50 Forum Topics of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments - 1. Random fun - 595

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


IDEA: Statistics for "data geeks"

Numbers motivate me. I guess I can call myself a "data geek", as some people like to call it. I remember pretty much the amount of views each one of my Instructables has, but that's not the point. I love all sorts of numbers, and I know I'm not the only one. With the new update, we can now see less numbers, which is a bit disappointing... As I wrote, numbers motivate me. I don't know if this would ever happen, but it would be nice to see what actual "achievements" we have.  For example, it would be nice if something like these, would show up in my YOU page, which I know is being updated right now: Most viewed Instructable: My most viewed Instructable is ranked the 154th most viewed on the site... Followers: I am the 67th most followed member on the site... Total views: I am the 35th most viewed member on the site... Total number of Instructables: I am ranked at number 62 as a member with the most published Instructables in total... Number of contest wins: I've won in __ contests which is the most on the whole website!... It would actually be pretty funny if one of these were actually true...

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Year-to-Data, March 2014

Tl;dr: Check out this pie chart that shows the distribution of projects published in 2014 by category. The outer ring shows the channel within the category that had the highest volume of entries, along with the year to date project count. Do you ever wonder how the projects on Instructables are distributed across categories? I did, too. In a tenuous-at-best connection to the Pi Day Pie Contest, we made a pie chart showing where all the newly-published projects have been categorized since the start of 2014. That outside ring shows the most popular channels within the category, along with a project count for each. Some quick observations: (1) There isn’t as much food as I would have thought. It seems like people are posting food ALL THE TIME, but apparently the overall project volume is coming in via other channels. I guess we’re just getting a lot of good food entries that are being featured more often. The quality of authors’ food photography is getting very good, and the featuring team may be featuring projects under the influence of hunger. (2) Contests drive some (but not all) project builds. Since the start of the year, we’ve run paracord, organization, electronics, and crafting contests. And, wouldn’t you know it, those are the channels receiving the bulk of new projects. Even without a special contest, the Toys channel received an outsized number of projects, so we’ll see what happens later this year when we run a few contests around toys. (Pro-tip: Start stockpiling LEGO and KNEX pieces.) (3) Technology and Living make up just over half of the site’s new content. Sure, the robot has a strong preference for electronics projects, but we’re seeing a lot of great craft projects coming in as well. Either way, an army of hot-tool wielding* makers are creating some really cool stuff. (4) This community may be a little paranoid, but we’re prepared. Paracord and survival projects account for almost all of the outdoor projects we’ve seen so far this year. If I’m stuck in a rural farmhouse surrounded by zombies, I want some of you all right there with me. If you’re worried about the imminent collapse of civilization and are concerned that Instructables won't be around to help with the power out, you can buy a book of some of our best homesteading projects. You’ll be sitting pretty with a chicken coop and some rain barrels while everyone else gets punched over a can of soup. (Don't get punched over a can of soup.) (5) Did you notice anything interesting? Sound off in the comments. I've got some 3 month pro memberships to give away to insightful commenters. :D *or hot, tool-wielding authors.

Topic by wilgubeast 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


CAN Data Displayed on Laptop Answered

I want to display CAN Data on my laptop. Any suggestions?

Question by Foxtrot70 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to erase the data on a microchip

I want to see if any one can tall me how  to erase the data on a microchip I cant find it on YouTube

Question by ttravler 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Predict the Future! ...of data sets

I just made an excel spreadsheet, that predicts the future of data sets. My main reason was because I wanted to have a way to predict my Instructable views, but this could be used for a lot more. This is not completely accurate (as it uses the best fitting line of the data) so don't believe it completely. To use it, just change the first two numbers (at least) to values you want to see grow. Any value you don't know. Mark with n

Topic by Super_Nerd 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Convert an earthquake graph into datas Answered

I'm currently working on a project which studies the earthquakes and aims to reproduce seismic datas on paper rolls. I'm using home-made electronics (servomotors) and would like to redraw the earthquakes with the most accuracy. For that, I use the heliplots we can find like here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php However, each time I find a heliplot, it is an image. But in my project, I'm trying to get the datas as inputs as sort to be drawn directly with servomotors and mechanisms. My question is how could I translate the pictures as datas (CSV for examples) or where could I find an earthquake decomposed under a CSV file?

Question by GaspardB 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


samsung galaxy data transfer?

I want to transfer #'s from my samsung flip phone to my Galaxy

Question by rons22 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to graph MPU6050 data?

I am using the MPU6050 sensor. I want to plot the graphs of accelerometer and the gyroscope data that I am reading via arduino. I have created a programme where I can plot 3D blocks of accelerometer and the gyroscope and then use the Complementary Filter to combine them together and get a nice and precise data. However, now I want to use the processing to plot the data from the accelerometer and the gyroscope and also to show the comparison with the complementary filter. Does anyone know how can I do that or anyone know any tutorial regarding this or has done a similar programme?

Question by Bam Boy 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Conversion of RS485 data to usb?

I have a keller pressure sensor PAA-33X which gives output in RS485. I also have an rs485 to usb converter(http://researchdesignlab.com/usb-to-rs485-converter-module.html) so that I can get the value directly on my computer for viewing and further processing of that data. I tried the connections but, the converter module only shows that data is being transferred(tx led glows) but not received, when I run the READ30 software. Someone please help me with this in a detailed way. Thanks in advance.

Question by Batman16 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Changing bluetooth identification data

Hi I bought this bluetooth audio module from DX.com. Now is it possible to change the bluetooth identification name, wch appears on the phone to pair, from what is mentioned. Thanks.

Topic by arjunmenon 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


D-Pad data compression?

So, I'm working on a small, simple, and yet very inefficient game console using multiple ATmega328 chips. Basically, I'm trying to compress the controller data into as few wires as possible using an ATmega. Hopefully using something along the lines of http://pinouts.ru/Game/genesiscontroller_pinout.shtml. Anyone have any idea how to do this? I can handle coding, it's just the actual logic of it. 

Topic by Krayzi99 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Recover Outlook Express data?

I'm trying to help a friend who's computer got into a state where windows would not boot. Windows repair and a few other tricks didn't work and he didn't have many programs so I just re-installed windows but not before taking a full image of the original drive state. Everything works great now except he says he had a lot of old emails saved that are gone now and his address book is empty. I already reconfigured outlook express to get his mail (standard pop3) and that's working fine but obviously his old stuff was not on the server nor was his address book. Since I have a copy of all his old data logically their should be a way to recover and manually bring his old email and address book into the new installation. However I wasn't able t do a proper export so basically all i have is a copy of the files from the old HDD. What files should I be looking to copy back from the old image and how should i import them so as to not destroy his new mail that's downloaded but still restore his old mail and contacts?

Question by AndrewAnd08 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Make a sata to usb data only cable?

I want to make a cable that is sata on one end and usb on the other for a laptop hard drive I only need data I have power all ready set up .on usb data is transfered with 2 pins and on sata with 4 pins  is their a way to interface this .

Question by oob42 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what are the power specs on the data pins for a usb port?

I am wondering if i can integrate the usb ports to control an outside circuit, so basically, is the data pins on a usb port pull high or low enough to trigger standerd AOI logic gates? Then, if im not asking too much, could someone upload a simple program, (any language but has to work on windows 7) that trips the output, turning it on and off? also, is it bad or will it slow down my computer if i send a constant data packet to the usb?

Question by reverser514 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to collect data from a machine.

I am an Radio Control racer, so basically I race toy cars according to my wife, and as part of the racing program when ever you get a new engine for your car you have to go through the Break-in process of the engine. If you YouTube rc engine break-in you will see it is a noisy time consuming process and during my last engine break-in even my neighbor got frustrated and asked me to reduce the noise. The engine break-in is a key process because it will determine the life of your engine an it's performance, so I started to look for options on how to do this process in some other alternative way. So I found in the rc community a person that builds a machine that actually executes this process in a very quite and simple way by making the engine run in a bath of hot oil. After months of trying to get this machine I never received an answer from the manufacturer so I decided to built it by myself with common tools and materials and buying the electronics from eBay. After a month of testing and running with some issues, I was able to put my machine together and make it run with no problems, but now I am looking for a way to improve it. What I want to do is to find a way on how to collect the data from the machine, like the rpms of the motor and the temperature of the oil, so I am able to monitor on my mobile phone. So if someone can help me out with leading me on what needs to be done I will really appreciate all the guidance and support. Best regard William Sing

Question by WilliamS481 11 months ago


How to program the decoded data received by an IR sensor in arduino?

I need to use the decoded data to turn on/off LEDs. I already have the command and control codes of the IR transmitter I am going to use. IR sensor is TSOP1738 and transmitter will most probably be a remote using RC5 protocol. The thing is I dont know how to program the decoded data from the sensor. This data is need for me to turn on/off LEDs. Its like if switch 1 in the transmitter is pressed LED1 should glow. If pressed again it should be off. Likewise for 3 or more LEDs. I am using an arduino board with ATMEGA8 on it.

Question by dinu.ds007 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hi, how can I save the received data into a simple text file?

Question by The_Saint 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Inefficient, Complicated, Slow Data Transfer Idea w/ Geek points!

Would it be possible to transfer data between two computers at the same time using a single large optical disc? One laser would write to the disc while the other would read it when the disc rotates around. Maybe a magnetic disk like in a zipdisk would work better? An alternative to a disk might be using magnetic tape. I've had this idea for a while and now I've finally illustrated it, Is this at all possible? Also, why when I upload pictures to my library Instructables craps the quality and turns them into smuddgy blurs?

Topic by Marble of Doom 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to block this? Answered

This ip addresses killing my internet data, how to block this  184.026.162.041 184.026.162.017 it's receiving data without my permission.  

Question by ishan udyoga 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


is it possible to make a usb drive think it has a smaller capacity?

I have an 8GB USB drive, but it doesn't like more than 4GB of data. can i tell it to be a 4GB drive?

Question by grizlybexar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Apple floppy disk?

Hi,    I have been searching for a way to get the info from some floppy disks that were used on an Apple format computer in the early 90's. The disks are 3.5's. I have a disk drive. I have tried to find a converter  program online but none seem to apply to this.  I can't get them on the PC because if they are formatted they lose the data. Does anyone know a way to convert the data to PC inexpensively?    Thanks Much,   Savex

Question by Savex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Rainbow Video Disks?

Anyone remember those "Rainbow Video Disks"? The bits of A4 paper that could store up to 450 GB of data? What ever happened to those? Are they available somewhere or did they just die? If anyone knows of some way of storing files on paper (via 2d barcode or something) I'd be greatful.

Topic by threecheersfornick 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there any more suggestion?

Hi, I am seriously considering the purchase of EASEUS data recovery wizard or Partition Table Doctor and have some questions, I will give you the background of my problem - I was loading Password Pros (password recovery software) and during the loading process (when it was in the middle of loading) the computer was accidently rebooted by me. Now every time I turn on my computer it repeatedly reboots itself and never gets past this point. Just before the computer is ready to shut itself down and reboot itself again, it gives the message "Bad image check sum olecnv32.dll c0000221". Is there any more suggestion?

Topic by chris878758 11 years ago


Is there any more suggestion?

Hi, I am seriously considering the purchase of EASEUS data recovery wizard or Partition Table Doctor and have some questions, I will give you the background of my problem - I was loading Password Pros (password recovery software) and during the loading process (when it was in the middle of loading) the computer was accidently rebooted by me. Now every time I turn on my computer it repeatedly reboots itself and never gets past this point. Just before the computer is ready to shut itself down and reboot itself again, it gives the message "Bad image check sum olecnv32.dll c0000221". Is there any more suggestion?

Topic by chris878758 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Help Transferring Notes From Old iPhone to New iPhone.? Answered

Just got the latest New iPhone, the phone co. transferred my phone directory and my service from the Old iPhone. But I have lots of notes that I don't want to re-type in! Anybody have experience with this ?

Question by iceng 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago