How do I know if I made it into the judging or not?

I entered into the Halloween Contest but how do I know if I made it into the Judging stage, and how do I know how many votes I got? -PyroMan99

Posted by PyroMan99 8 years ago

I disappear! I'm not anymore on the epilogue challenge. I was on two days before.

Before when i wrote "paper in the instructables search, i was on the first page. and today i disappear! What's happen? The same for the epilogue challenge, i looked all pages and i didn't find my project "paper bin in paper". I received any messages saying i was out of challenge or i changed something, or other. I participated to this contest, and i was happy to! Where i am? What's happen? Who listen to me?

Posted by vfavia 9 years ago

i have a timing preoblem

Ok i have this solenoid. adn i want it so when i hit the power button i want it to start moving for a certin amount of time. then turn off. even if i hold the button for longer then tht set time. FOR EXAMPLE i push the power button and hold it for 2 seconds but i want the noid to act for one second. basically i need consistency how do i do i do this with out a mivcro proseser. is their a timming cuircuit i can adapt to what i need?

Posted by fretmelter 11 years ago

How do i leave?

I think i joined on aciddent D= how do i leave?

Posted by Quenihana 10 years ago

Arduino Code Help

Hello! for(int i=0; i<5; ++i) I know this little bit of code is probably very simple but for some reason I'm having a hard time understanding it. It seems like 'i' would be reset to 0 ever time it was done with the statement in brackets. How can you put multiple test statements inside of a if statement? When I try to add another one  like this for(int i=0; i<10; i>3; ++i), it doesn't work. Why can't I add another one? Why is it ++i? I thought it was supposed to be i++. Could someone please explain it? Thanks! for(int i=0; i<5; ++i)  {    repeat something in here    delay(100);  }

Posted by HavocRC 4 years ago

help with 3 wire Arduino keypad

Hello all , I have read the this post "Arduino 3 wire Matrix Keypad by XenonJohn" and try to do as he said but something doesn't work I have the same resistors ,and the same connections - but it doesn't work when I press 1 I get "3" when I press 5 I get "0" when I press 6 I get "5" when I press 8 I get "0" when I press 9 I get "4" when I press * I get "9" when I press 2,3,4,8,0,# I get nothing what could be the problem ? I have build the circuit 3 times now - and always get the same result - what am I missing ? Thanks  .  

Posted by david123456 4 years ago

Cmd Shutdown -i help

Hello Okay i run Cmd as Administrator and i got the correct ip adress that i wont to shutdown. When i try it in the Shutdown-i program stop working and it will not work

Posted by Kokosmel 1 year ago

These are the part that I salvaged from a broken I Home. I was wondering if you knew or had a resource that would explain to me how to control them?

I think I would be able to make something cool from them if I was to figure out how they worked 

Posted by acehunter1337 6 years ago

i have broplem i cannot pay

hello i am trying to pay with my credit card but i still have this error: this transcation cannot be processed i use virtual visa

Posted by ahmed334 7 years ago

How do I tell what rating I gave to an iBle? Or if I've even rated that iBle?

.  Immediately after I rate an iBle, it tells me what rating I gave. If I reload the page, my rating disappears, never to be seen again. .  How can I tell what I rated an iBle or if I have rated it at all?

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

I am SO tired....

I am just SO tired of not being able to be who I am.  If I am kind to children, I become a molester, if I let my feelings go with free reign, am outlandish if I don't let my feelings out, I am unfeeling, if I speak the truth, I am a heratic if I hold on to fantasy, I am bonkers. If I talk about who I am, what I am, people don't want to hear it, and eventually deny it altogether; so I can NEVER be who I am around most people... (obviously "around" means in person). I can't win. Also,  Can ANYONE on line truly know me, in any real capacity ?   Can anyone have experienced the tremendous struggles I have with sensory overload?  Can any of you REALLY know how much I struggle day in and day out to not become cynical like the tv character HOUSE ?  I mean,  really ? 

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago

I will build and review any gun that i can.

 I am feeling bored today and i saw a topic about his and i decided to do the same! I will do any gun on ibles or i guess ill do KI. One love. PS please be prepared to be delayed

Posted by lioneatr 8 years ago

I didn't know I had a swimming pool?

The first thing anybody does on Google Maps is find their own house.  I realised that I had failed in this tradition, and discovered that I have a swimming pool! Actually, it's a blue tarpaulin I was using to suppress weeds when I was turning a jungle into a lawn...

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

I cant wait for christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant wait. i am getting a bunch of tools. what about you, can you wait? cause i cant!

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

I finally unpacked my equipment bag I took to the Maker Faire and Whoa....

I realized that I had taken some things I had wanted to share with the group that I had acquired over the past few years, and totally forgot I even had them on my person (much like I kept forgetting I had a camera on me). Below are the few bit of things, one of them of course I DID demonstrate.  :-) I also purchased one book (I had limited funds) and although I decided, because of the lower price, on the book Geek Dad,  I kind of wish I had spent the extra $9 and picked up The Best Of Make.  I have gotten a few ideas from the book so far though, so it is not a total wash out :-)

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

how do i solder a perf board?

I got a perf board for Christmas but have no i idea how to solder components together. i know how to solder the components on the board but i don't know how to connect them. do i use a jumper and if so how do i use that? isn't a jumper kit just some solid core wire? i have some .032 inch diameter copper wire from a transformer and i was thinking i could use that instead of a jumper?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

What do i need to cut this?

I am building a vdg and i need to cut a hole threw a heavy duty stainless steal bowl. how do i cut threw it because it is thick at the bottom. could i drill threw it? or is there any place i can take it to to get cut. i have a sawzaw and and a drill? i don't think that will do it. any ideas on how to do it.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


I like my flash drive. I put a lot of info on there, but i want it to look cool. I took off the casing for a case i made, but the case roke. I decided that the chip alone looks pretty cool, so i want to coat in in some kind of plastic to protect it. hwhat can i use?

Posted by berky93 11 years ago


I dont get it I usually read evey new project EVERY DAY -- In DETAIL! i am trully addicted to this site i have been for months; please tell me why this is happening. - i click on the explore most recent menu item and i get logged out! i just want to read is something wrong with my browser? I? dont want to use firefox. I...I amd you know, totaly insane and dangerous, please ERIC HELP ME!! ill do anything i'll even post projects! i swear! FIX IT Omar

Posted by MerleCorey 10 years ago

I need a tonor printer

I need to make circuit boards for the mashup contest, my school is off for the break. I need a print shop where I can give them the paper and a pdf file and they'll print it out usaing a tonor printer, what I have around: Fedex kinkos ProCopy Walmart I need a place where I can definetly get what I want. I need to do this sometime tormorow!

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

I live in Puerto Rico. Can I participate in the full spectrum laser contest?

Hello! I was reading the rules of several contests, such as the full spectrum laser, and it looks like if I live in Puerto Rico I'm not able to participate. I live in Puerto Rico, and I am U.S. citizen as well. Can I participate, and be eligible for prize if I win even when I live in P.R.? Your prompt response will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Roger  

Posted by RogSal 4 years ago

Logging in

Every time I change pages to look at something or post a comment, it tells me I have to log back on.  I do this and it's ok until I go to another page.  Also when I go to post a comment it tells me to log in and it will take me back to where I am, and it doesn't, all I get is a blank page.  I do log in when I first pull up the site, I just want to know why I have to keep logging in.

Posted by BJdaWonderKid 8 years ago

Trouble logging in, and appearing to be logged out while still logged in

I tried to log in just now and when I got to the landing page it showed that I wasn't logged in. I tried again, and failed again. On the third try, I discovered that I could log in successfully by turning off "keep me signed in". So, I came here to report it. After I clicked the Forums tab, I seemed to be logged out again. I clicked to log in and I was sent to the landing page again, already logged in. I came back here and again seemed to be logged out, but I ignored that. While I'm typing this I again appear to be logged in. On the post preview I also appear to be logged in. I suppose this could be a security issue: people could think they're logged out when they aren't.

Posted by PointyOintment 6 years ago

do these pictures look professional, i took them i just wanted to know.

I really want to be a photo grapher one day but i dont know if i can.

Posted by jameswhiteboy 8 years ago

Where's my stuff?

I replied to one of the emails I got regarding the Make it Tweet contest, but I think I was replying to a robot so I will ask here as well.... I received my prize pack, tee shirt and stickers and I am quite happy, I must say, However, I can't seem to find the coupon or code for my Think Geek prize. Was it sent as a hard-copy? I am surprised that I didn't get a code number in my email. Where should I look for this? Thanks bunches Chris the Carpenter

Posted by Chris the Carpenter 7 years ago

i wondered if i could make something from my old phone

Hi, i just bought Samsung galaxy and I dont use my old phone (nokia 5800) and i was wondering if i could do something with it. i thought of a lot of thing but the one thing i always wanted to do is a spy cam. the phone is big and it doesn't count as hidden thing and i looked at the phone and again  i was wondering =P if i could disassemble the phone and use just the camera piece and make some electric thing and it will record when i press some button and stop when i push it again. and of curse i could connect it to a  computer or use sdcard so it will be small and no one would notice it. so =P can i make it or something like it using other thing???? thanks, mike

Posted by warewolfms 7 years ago

I can't reply the comment because I can't see the picture

I can't reply the comment because I can't see the picture for reducing spam(like the picture shows)

Posted by loneve65 5 years ago

Time money and creating

I am new to intractable.  I am inspired by the community.  I found it because I had made a creation and I wanted an outlet the share it.  For me creating is one of the most satisfying experiences.  Most other things only get in the way.  I always wish I had unlimited resources and enough free time to create to my heart’s desire.  Today I had a realization that made me feel much better about all of life’s other obligations.  It is the problems in daily life that inspire me to create.  My most recent creation that I shared was a tool box I made for work.  Only because I have work bogging me down did I need this creation.  I am now very happy with the box.  I wish I had more time and money to create but if I did I am afraid I may not have the desire to create.

Posted by HartKyle83 5 years ago

Should I Change My Name To Splintercell?

I only put in the numbers because I didn't want a "Taken" notice.So, Should I change it? or keep it?I don't care either way, it's up to you, but I kinda like it Spl1nt3rC3ll. That's how I have it on other sites.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago

I give up where do I find out what classes I am registered for?

I have looked everywhere under settings etc to find what classes I am registered for this is very annoying. Even the app doesn't have a setting for it. 

Posted by CarmenL10 1 year ago

Should I post My Crossbow

This is a crossbow that I made. Should I post?

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 11 years ago

i need ideas!

Nevermind, i have something to work on.

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago

I Like Guns- A song :-)

I Like Guns- A song :-)

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Should I make an instructable for this?

I made a mechanical Iris a while back and i am wondering, should i make an instructable for it? It is self-contained, and I made a strap for a monocle. It is unfortunately at my school right now, during spring break, so I cant make it this week. I am just wondering about your thoughts if I should do it or not.

Posted by dombeef 7 years ago

Naked images on

I am a little bit confused. I apologise if I missed this thread. Did I just see boobies in the ad bar at the top of my page? I was about to hit Scrn Pnt so I could post it... but it refreshed and I lost it I must say I was impressed at the images yet could not believe it... Has any one else seen this ad?

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Hey i just went and bought some flip switches at radio shack and i am installing it on an old keyboard i have. i connected the wires fine and when i touch the wire it makes the sound i desire, but when i attach the wire to the switch nothing happens. I just want to know what i am doing wrong and what the correct way of attaching the wire to the switch is. Thanks.

Posted by Cailen 11 years ago

I have been a pro member for years but now it will not let me post because I am not logged in

I am logged in here but when I click on someones ible I show that I am not logged in and if I try to post it makes me log in but never excepts it. Also I am seeing adds while on someones ible but not in other places.

Posted by apburner 4 years ago

I have to constantly login at every page

I have to login at every page, I login, do a search and the results I have to login again, then when I click on a project I have to login again then go back to search I have to do it again....any suggestions?  I am running windows IE 8 and vista please help......this is annoying

Posted by carrigangroup 8 years ago

Logging in to view a picture

When I log in after clicking an image, I DON'T want to be taken to the "welcome username!" page, I want to STAY on the page I was at so I can see the picture that I logged into see.  When I hit the back button on my browser to return to the actual Instructable, I go back to the not-logged in page.  Then I hit refresh, and THEN I can see the picture. Is it not possible to just stay on the same page??

Posted by hydrargyrum 8 years ago

Log in problems

Ok here's the problem, I received my subscription updates and when I click on the link, I am logged out. so I log in at the top of the website, click log in and nothing happens. so I click at the image, it asks me to log in yet again so I do it and it brings me to another screen and I loose the page I was on... if I hit the Back button, it's as though I never logged. WTF is going on? this is very frustrating.

Posted by acexkeikai 8 years ago

I already tried to change but to no avail

I train leg until the muscles completely fatigued with a load of weight I can handle, only the other day I do not feel pain, and they say not feel pain when pq is the training did not help anything, I just feel the calf, but the back and I do not feel the quadriceps, help me, what I do to feel the pain the other day? I already tried to change but to no avail

Posted by bilalnaqvi92 3 years ago

I have 2 accounts and I want to combine them. How?!?!?!

I have 2 accounts for some reason.  I did not create 2 intentionally, but somehow I did.   Is there some way to combine them?!?! Carol Oswald

Posted by kylara70 7 years ago

if I but pro membership can I download all projects?

Hello I would buy pro membership, but I have a question, then I can download any project pdf or it is a limit number of pdf? thanks

Posted by giuly73 4 years ago

images of the rapid-firing gun i made.

I came to the concluson that i didn't want to make a instructable, because i wanted to make a instructable about the sopmod items i made, so i will give you guys just a few pictures ;) alty

Posted by altaria1993 11 years ago

Class bug

I have completed three classes and it says that I have only completed one. After I finish the class, I look back and it says that I only finished about half of the lessons. I am not sure if this is a bug, or if I am doing something wrong.

Posted by random_builder 1 year ago

help i need an anvil (not railrode)

I need an anvil that is not railrode and is cheep so a 13 year old may get it. plese i cant make any thing so i cant post any thing and i am helpless.

Posted by knex newbie 10 years ago

Should I get a confirmation email after accepting a prize?

I recently won a prize in a contest and received a link to accept the prize. I went to the link immediately and filled in my mailing info. I assume all went well, but I thought maybe I would get some kind of confirmation email that I had accepted it and I didn't. So, I went back to the link and it let me accept the prize again. Is that all I have to do or is there another step to accept the prize? Thanks!

Posted by mikesoniat 6 years ago

I won a pro membership, but I can't find it?

Hello! My pro membership is about to expire, and I looked at my account because I've earned a couple of free memberships, and I wanted to activate them. I see one I got for having a featured instructable or something (3 mos) but I'm pretty sure I won a free 1 yr membership when I won a contest this summer, but I don't see anything in my account about that. Please help? Thanks!

Posted by DotatDabbled 7 years ago

How do I calculate what resistor I would need?

Ok, so I'm working on a project. I need to know how I can reduce 18volts down to 12volts. If someone would explain how to calculate this myself I can figure out what resistor (or series of resistors) I need.

Posted by the.texas.trucker 10 years ago

I am a pro member and today I started getting Ads in my drafts?

I am a pro member and today I started getting Ads in my drafts.

Posted by JRV31 3 years ago