Instructables Contest

I have won 3 months Instructables Pro membership after my post was featured , please see  https://www.instructables.com/id/Contemporary-lighting-fixture/   but I did not use it yet, and I have no clue how to claim it. Can anyone please show me the steps to claim my free pro membership ??

Posted by goldenshuttle 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Instructables update

Monday night we did a major upgrade to Instructables. The bulk of the changes were under the hood making the site faster and making it easier for us to build cool new features. I'm sure you've noticed that Instructables now have categories, but also check out the fun ways to combine categories, the new sorting and organizing features of your library, and the increased control over commenting (ability to delete, or remove and leave a stub, if there are responses). If you find a problem or want something new, please submit a bug.Have fun!

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


Instructable Published but not there

So I posted this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Mushroom-T-shirt-Recon/  24 hours ago and I think it just showed up on the site.  I still can't find it in recent at all, so I'm not sure if it's fully there yet.  I know it probably just got stuck in the filters.  So my question is; is there any reason it got stuck?  Like is there something I can do to help my future instructables not to get stuck?  Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!

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


Travel Instructable

I'm sure many of you are avid travelers, so why not make instructable travel guides to certain cities or regions of foreign countries, because I know there's lots of information like that online but just a starting point would be greatly appreciated. So this is my formal request. -Thank You very much

Posted by Texas1845 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables: The Game!

I think it's a great idea, but I wouldn't even know where to get started on the technical aspect, nor the legalities involved. The game is basically a walk through an instructables-inspired home-built city of interesting devices and systems all loosely (or even exactly!) based on actual instructables. During the games as you explore you stumble on different tasks that you have to complete. You find parts to complete tasks scattered about the city, or win them for completing smaller tasks. Thoughts?

Posted by Nos4ah2 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables update

Monday night we did a major upgrade to Instructables. The bulk of the changes were under the hood making the site faster and making it easier for us to build cool new features. I'm sure you've noticed that Instructables now have categories, but also check out the fun ways to combine categories, the new sorting and organizing features of your library, and the increased control over commenting (ability to delete, or remove and leave a stub, if there are responses). If you find a problem or want something new, please submit a bug.This also appears here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Instructable appearance

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

Posted by emcee2 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Instructables Restuarant

I've heard this idea before, but Adrian reminded me again today. Why not have an instructables restaurant to bring in money? Yeah I know you'll need more employees, a building, advertising, etc... But, its an idea. Use member's recipes on the menu, possibly a small gift shop, if its a single building, and not a chain. Just throwing out ideas.

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


Trouble with Instructables.

I went to flag a forum topic for inappropriate content when this popped up, then to the right is said that I was the author, and would I like to edit it or delete it!

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


instructables app

Hello i would like to say great app/website and found loads to make and do . but my problem is on the app i am unable to log in using google it will only let me log in using facebook or username 

Posted by DarrenG3 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Instructable gone?

Well, I was just online a couple of hours before, but I' m tired decided to get some sleep. Then, when I was back on, the site layout changed. That's not really a problem, but when I clicked my name to see if I got any comments, it said " Start your first Instructable ", while I have 5 already. But when I take a look at my persona it was fine. Bug?

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


Instructables in Edutopia

We got a nice mention in Taking Back the Class from July 2006 Edutopia. Some of the most intriguing aids reside at Instructables.com, a site produced by Squid Labs, a silly-sounding but serious organization staffed in part by alums of the MIT Media Lab. Instructables, part of the group's Engineering for Good program, tackles projects it hopes "will make a positive impact on the world," allowing anyone -- not just educators -- to upload detailed instructions on how to build or create a wide variety of projects. They're illustrated by photos or step-by-step drawings and include how to build a robot out of a computer mouse, how to craft a marshmallow gun, and how to create a helicopter toy.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructables API

Just looking for an API. I saw a forum post from 2006 saying there was an API in the works, but can't dig up anything else. Do you guys have an API or are you planning on providing one in the near future? thanks, _c

Posted by polypus 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Instructables the movie

I'm calling the attention of all the Instructables Team and Community, together with your suggestions and comments, we can make a very beautiful, suspense, breath-taking movie. I know that Macgyver blockbuster film is coming and it has a very big budget. I'm hoping that Steven Spielberg will help us in this regard. Let's make an exciting story. This movie is about invention, innovation, recycle, gadgets, espionage, robots, gizmos, diy, computer whiz, Macgyverism, hacking, satellite, homebrew, offbeat/sneaky/wacky uses of everyday things, problem-solving, strategies, smartness, creativity, etc. Let's start for example with a fourteen-year old boy who is an instructable freak. He unexpectedly witness a crime scene where the "big brothers" (mafia, yakuza, terrorists, NSA, CIA, etc.) are involved. A conspiracy came out to eliminate him. He is now running for his life. His only tools are his "mossad" skills/talents and the "smartest instructables." We can develop further this story by the following steps: 1 - Identify the problems which he will encounter to survive 2 - Select smart solutions from instructables 3 - Integrate and converge those situations in each scene 4 - Choose characters for the movie 5 - Let's make a script 6 - Finalization 7 -Dr. Eric Wilhelm, please contact the Hollywood... Are you with me? List now the links of your favorite instructables that can be used in this movie! And join the forum... http://www.perixgenius.co.cc

Posted by theseventhsage 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables in the press

Instructables is in the press again, this time as a recommended website in the UK's Simply Knitting magazine (Issue 39, Spring 2008).Prepare to be amazed, as the craft section of this American site, dubbed "the world's biggest show and tell", includes a host of wacky projects.If you've never tried shadow knitting or would like to knit a "baby space invader" hat ... the site gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it....It's a good site to visit when you've run out of inspiration - there's sure to be something here that will get you whipping out your needles.Good crafty fun that'll amaze and inspire.From a British journalist, that's practically a request to have Eric's babies...

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


Help with Instructable

Hello, I just made an instructable but I had a hard time using english to describe the process. It is my first one. I just want to know how the 'asymmetrical stone tiles' as I used to describe them are called. I think it may be flagstone but I am from Greece and they have a complete diferrent name here, so I dont know. Thanks in advance! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-asymmetrical-stone-tiles-in-you-bac/

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


Making an instructable

Howdy! I uploaded a topic, but when I went to publish it, I kept getting an error message to add keywords, even though I had added them.  It won't publish.  Any ideas?  I hope it's still in the system someplace....

Posted by Stavros! 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instruct a wave.

Instructables can be much better. Powered by google wave. after i get my server set up with google wave i will try to help instructables by building extentions to help the whole thing work. Installing instructable found @ https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Google-Wave-to-your-server/ first instructables would need to install the wave extention to openfire and send me an email at james@jamesm.com.au when thats done for me to start working, making extentions. Installing instructable found @ https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Google-Wave-to-your-server/ robots made: Rossy, translater, spelly, spell checker, bloggy, alows waves to be on https://blog.instructables.com/ blog? please can still use wave, robots i will make: Sally, alows people to sell there projects using paypal, not made yet, hard, instructables robot, will be a hidden group that would include the robots above, hardest extentions i will make: JW, uploads video(mp4, flv, avi, ect), music(mp3, avi, wav, ect), images(jpeg, jpg, gif, ect), not yet, easy, swf view, alow swf files to be shown on instructables, not yet, easy Questions... will this disable instructables for a little lime? NO, to annoying. will we need to resumbit our instructables? NO that would take forever, robots job. what would instructables like this for? NO SLOW FLASH, faster to load, interactivity, save space Facts. Addsence will be getting instructables more $$ by more users. members can make group projects. members in an area can organize an event. eg maker-fair (please come to australia) members can add any files into waves. (some files may need a new extention just made for them) I will be updating this alot when I think of more so come back soon. Extentions found: Canvas -- bad when i saw this -- vectoreditor -- this has a little prob with text. like/dislike, html_gadget. Extentions i'm working on: JW player uploads and plays videos. (still needing some more development) Bot_protecter. simple editable div can not be recorded by bots eg. email addresses. (NOSPAM WAHOO) i will add all the xml files to a wave for me to create installers and add them stright into the instructable robot i am also working on. How will the gadgets be called without the xml file to add manualy? ok so if i can i will alow the instructable robot to change [canvas] [video] [like] [html] into the gadgets. the video first ask for a file and then embed that video with the jw player and lisenced if donations go towards that later in this project. and for the bot_protecter it will just pick up email address and add them into the safe gadget i made or get called by [safe]. theese can be shown as plain text by {canvas} that will show as [canvas]. if you want to see what some gadgets are goto http://jamesm.com.au/blog/ just remember that you neeed an account untill they alow guests to look at waves it is a smart way to embed the waves that i will make better when i can and this is not installedd on my server because i need to update the java. cheers and happy waven.

Posted by james.mcglashan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Virus on Instructables !

I was online in the morning and was replying a message when suddely the command promt window showed up and then it disappered automatically...My anti virus gave a warning and it shutdown....It then restarted and froze......so i had to call the pc guys and get a new replacement....The guys said that it was Instructables.com.

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


Instructables safety

Hi! I love the site and all of the features. I do however have one concern, that is regarding the safety of the users/builders. I believe it's just a matter of time before someone gets killed or seriously hurt by attempting some of the instructions. I've seen way too many instructions without any type of warning text or concern about user safety, these instructables often involving high voltage, significant overheating risks and high powered lasers. A couple of these have also been featured instructables. My suggestion is something like big red bar just above every page of the instructable, saying like "DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS PROJECT WITHOUT ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE". To make this bar show up I suggest one final pop up question before each project is published saying something like "Could building/using project possibly cause any risk of injury?" and if true the banner would appear. Admins should also be able to turn on this bar manually. I believe the current focus is to prevent project that intends to cause harm, but many other projects will likely cause harm if the builder doesn't have enough knowledge. Especially if the original maker himself also lacks knowledge about the risks with their design. I would ask you to consider not allowing instructables that involves tampering with high voltage connections if you don't like the idea of a warning banner. I don't want to see some kid loosing their eyes after attempting to build a DIY laser engraver or worse, killed during a rainstorm holding their ungrounded DIY high voltage spotlight.

Posted by johanmoberg 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


INSTRUCTABLES ON KICKSTARTER!!!

I just launched one of my projects on Kickstarter it is a PCB shaped like a fish with 3 eyes, it connects to an Arduino board.  I really want to have a successful Kickstarter, so the whole funding goal is only $200.  Check it out! Tell your friends!

Posted by marc.cryan 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


New Instructables

Hey y'all. I'm announcing my newest instructables. First, I'm posting a Gatling gun. Next I am posting my very first semi-automatic rifle based off of the M107 (pic below). It gets a range of only 15 feet but some of you geniuses can figure out how to make it better. Finally, I'm building the Brickster V2 SLDS. It will be about 2x longer and the bow will have only 2 strings. Expect the Gatling gun within a week and the others to follow within a month.

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


Instructables is degrading...

I've been inactive for an insanely long time (was busy at anythingbutipod.com forums instead) and decided to come and check back. It seems to me like ibles has fallen almost as low as youtube, what with multitudes of hateful commenters and general negative feedback when people post their opinion. When I left, everyone was so nice! What happened to the be nice policy?

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


Office Instructables

I am looking for the best and the brightest to help me find the top instructables for making my office life easier. I work in cubicles on the ground floor with no windows, institution gray walls, and fluorescent lights. The building contains no plants and nothing else of interest. I'm looking for anything that keeps us from going crazy.  So far, I've decided to make these: www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Plant-Container-out-of-a-2-liter-bot/ and these: www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-lamp-shade/   Hope to get some awesome responses from you all!  Thanks,  McAfee15

Posted by mcafee15 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Inspired by Instructables

I always loved making things, since I was a kid. But I’ve never thought that I would become addicted to making things, well, in this case ‘addiction’ can be considered as something positive! Anyways, I can’t thank instructables enough for everything. Instructables has helped me in improving my crafting skills, becoming more passionate about crafting and becoming more inspired than ever! Ibles getting featured, winning contests, works being appreciated, getting to know awesome makers from all around the world… I was and still am enjoying all of it. But sadly, I’ve seen only 3 or 4 authors in instructables from my country (Bangladesh). They’ve posted a few ibles but they don’t seem to continue. So, one day I decided to open a maker community in my university. My aim was to gather all the makers from every department of my university and build a crazy maker community and last but not least, encourage them to start sharing their ideas in instructables. When I started to tell everyone about it, some were interested, many were confused, a few were not interested and most students liked the idea but didn’t have time or making/crafting skills.  Well, there have been ups and downs but finally… I met a demon (a friend, who thinks that he’s a demon -_- ) and he helped a lot in opening the club. We went through all the formal procedures for opening the club, we named it ‘SUST Crafters’, SUST is the short form of my university name. We’ve requested for a room in the university center to build our workshop. Our summer vacation starts from next week, so we have to wait until the vacation is over to start making things. I’m very glad that finally we have a maker community and I really hope that the members are passionate about making/ crafting. I want to thank instructables for all this, because the maker club in my university never would have happened if it wasn't for instructables ^_^

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instructables on the BBC.

"We are all makers and hackers"So declares the BBC headline published today.Make, sites like Instructables.com and video shows such as Systm strive to break projects down into manageable chunks to show people how easy it can be to create stuff.You can read the full article and see video from the Newcastle Maker Faire at the link below, as well as a PDF file on making your own Multitouch display.There is also the option to add your own comments.Please, sensible stuff only - the comments are moderated, so "W00t Instructables" would waste time, and not actually appear on the website.Link to article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7961760.stm

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


licensing an instructable

Salutations! This is a fantastic site. I'm brand new, so throw underhand for a little bit. I saw a link here somewhere, where it explained the different types of licensing for instructables...and I can't find it. Someone please point me in the right direction. Also, if you can just nutshell if for me right here, that would be awesome. Just...put it in a nutshell. Just bottom-line it for me. Just give me the nuts and bolts. Don't sugarcoat it, just give it to me straight. Just the fax, ma'am. Just... I'm considering putting some moderately cool stuff here, and I'd like to be well-prepared. TANKS! BTW, is there a preview function for posting? or an edit function?

Posted by Scrupulous 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Wanted Instructable

In Poland I used to drink what in Polish is called kwas chlebowy and in Russian Kvass.The one which I bought was non-alcoholic. I tried to make some at home but it ended up very bad. So I ask you to please post a good recipe for it. I don't care whether it is alcoholic or not because I can find a way to get rid of the alcohol.Wiki Definition of Kvass

Posted by Masterdude 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Scammer On Instructables!

Beware of this scammer on instructables. Going by the username of 'soukayna', they will have no profile picture. Clicking on their profile will show that they claim to be a 24 year old female. They'll send you a message via orangeboard or PM reading thus: "Nice To Meet You My name is Favor, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (favormadi@hotmail.com)so that we can get to know more about each other more and also to exchange our pictures. I am waiting to her from you. until then continue to be blessed. Favor" A quick google search on the alleged "Favor Madi" revealed that they've posted this scam on several websites. The best thing you can do is immediately delete their comment. If anyone knows a way of reporting them to the instructables site, please do so. It's dissapointing to me that the first comment on my orangeboard was a scam.

Posted by Chikpeas Brother 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Live instructabling!

As a bit of fun, I'm Tweeting the progress of my next batch of beer, announcing each stage, and the occasional photo. My Twitter name is @KitemanX, and I'm using the hashtag #BrewDay. If it's succesful, I may do it again, or I may not. Fickle, aren't I? Oh, and I'm tweaking my original recipe, which can be found here:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Beer-No1/ EDIT The new brew is published!

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


Idea for an instructable!

So as a general class rule in the computer labs we cant have popcans. One of my teachers let my class have them...untill earlier today when somone spilt their can on one of the computers, resulting in no one being able to have pop cans in class =(So I got to thinking, there must be a way to make a lid for a pop can. Maby like those sippie cups that we no doubt all used as children, or just some way to make a removable cap that you can open or close (like they do on alot of water bottles). I'm sure there is probably some way to make one but i'm unsure how. I thought this would be a great opportunity for somone to write an instructable, so I figured i'd post the idea. Anyone have any ideas on where to start?

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


Instructables Movie

Hey there I would like to make an ibles movie it would only have to be a couple minutes but I want it to be awesome and represent the ibles community. If there would be any way I would also like to give it to the site founder so he can take it with him to maker faires and such. I will need a ton of help so please list what you can do and please do it I know I can see if I can produce it and send it in so we can be more known by the common people. Thanks! AB

Posted by acidbass 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructable Idea

Hello, It is Walrus.  This is my first post to the forum, so take it easy.              My idea is a simple guide to writing. This was already made, but I feel it only included half of the entire deal. He explains good light conditions and challenges. I was thinking about: Does music help you write? What type of topic is the most appealing to your reader? Pen, Pencil, or Typing? The guide could also include a list of tips that correct common mistakes. Please leave constructive criticism or friendly comments. Thanks for reading! 

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


Goodbye to Instructables

Thanks for all the people that have supported me with my robots builds over the years and offered some very encouraging comments. I am always willing to help out with ideas where I can and will continue building things for many years to come. Unfortunately a few individuals have chosen to target me and my work taking my work and calling it their own. The work they are using is clearly being lifted directly from this site. This leaves me with no choice but to delete my account. For those that are interested I am sure you have already visited my website where you will be able to keep up to date with my work. Podpadstudios.co.uk

Posted by DELETED_podpadstudios 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Instructables Statistics

Monthly TrafficPeople 4.3M (US 2.7M)Page Views 45.6M (US 27.1M)US Demographics55% Male, 45% Female82% Caucasian"This site attracts a less affluent audience.""There is a high index of College Graduates here."Audience Also Searches For"instructables""how to make moonshin" "how to kiss" "make""mouse trap car""how to make a still" "origami rose" "potato gun""how to draw graffiti" "homesteading""adio""how to make a bomb""how to make a bow""how to make wine""how to solve a rubix"All this and more statistics here.By catergory Global People Global People %tech 1,490,650 32.90%craft 960,306 21.20%offbeat 604,246 13.30%index 476,859 10.50%life 444,854 9.80%home 440,639 9.70%green 420,722 9.30%art 409,729 9.00%food 386,673 8.50%games 324,747 7.20%science 269,921 6.00%ride 255,199 5.60%outdoors 234,394 5.20%music 139,924 3.10%kids 108,103 2.40%photography 106,470 2.40%pets 87,112 1.90%sports 68,147 1.50%knex 45,614 1.00%holiday 25 <1%

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


Thanks Instructables!!!!!!!

Hi Friends!!!!!! When I saw the Dead Computer Contest, my first thought was "This netbook will be mine!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!", and started with the Cyborg project. It was a week working, and the last two nights without sleep. And finally happened! When I was waiting for my netbook, I dreamed carrying the computer everywhere in my backpack... SWEEEEEET!! But, when I opened the box, I saw love at first sight between the netbook and my mother, who had a big smile in her eyes when saw the beautiful computer. As my mother never had a brand new computer for her (she always had to depend of my old notebook or my brother's new one), I gift it to her. If you could have seen the happiness in her eyes eyes when I did that... I only have words of gratitude and respect for you, for all the Instructables team. Thanks Eric (ewilhelm), Randy (Randofo), Fungus Amungus, Stumpchunkman, Noah (noahw), Instructables Robot, THANKS TO ALL!!!!!! You made my mom happy, and made me happier!!! As I always say, being part of this community and wear the Robot T-shirt is a privilege, an honor and a pride for me, and I hope to make a lot of important contributions for all the members of this, the World's greatest DIY page!! And I want to thanks to all my friends and comrades who voted for me in the contest. THANK YOU!!! And Randy, your book is AWESOME. IT'S A MASTERPIECE!!!!! Thank you people!!! Cordially (from my old but working and happy notebook!!) Mario Caicedo Langer A.K.A. M.C. Langer (The artist formerly known as Poyecto_gir) Bogota, Colombia

Posted by M.C. Langer 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Marketing Instructables

This site is the business activity of Instructables Inc, and as such has to turn a profit (or break-even at the least). I don't know how the books balance or who has how much equity in Instructables Inc, but we do know that paid memberships (Pro accounts) have been introduced as an additional income-stream. Current Pro users number just over 600, so small money so far.A lot of complaints have been made about Pro membership, mainly in relation to what will be denied to free members, but also with regard to perceptions of an "us and them" division.If the site can successfully sell memberships and attract advertising revenue / sponsorship, it would not be necessary to annoy / nag free members by denying them basic features they won't or can't pay for.This is it: How can the site better market what it has to attract paying users willingly, and maximise other sources of income?E.g. gmjhowe's suggestion of Testimonials ("awesome" E Wilhelm)E.g. changing the Pro badgeE.g. changing the "recent Pro users" on the front page ("interesting idea" E Wilhelm) taken up unless it's just coincidence that it appears to be that wayThis topic is for constructive ideas around the introduction of new features and increasing site revenue, not for complaints (there are plenty of other topics for complaints)Personally I think the marketing of Pro accounts could be improved in some areas?L

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


FOR SHAME, INSTRUCTABLES

FOR SHAME. I was innocently running domains through a tracer. And you know what I found? http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/instructables.com You...you registered with GoDaddy. How COULD YOU?!?! No, don't try to deny it. There's no denying this. The proof is right there for the world to see. I can't believe you played me like this. We are THROUGH, Eric, do you hear me, THROUGH, and this time I mean it. I. Cannot. Believe. you hid this from me all this time.  No, don't say anything. I don't even want to look at you right now. I feel sick to my stomach. I'm just so disappointed right now. I thought I knew you. But you're just like all my exes.  Jack from Wikihow called me last night. I told him no but now I'm calling back and saying yes.  I hope you're proud of yourself. We had something special.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables at SXSW!

Eric and I will be at SXSW Interactive from March 7-11 in Austin, TX. If you're there too, come find us for some Robot stickers! No table or booth - we're just there to schmooze and have fun. We're bringing some neat toys, like a kinetic chain sculpture and Potenco's human power generator (used with the OLPC).We'll be attending as many of the geek parties as we can; tell us which you'd recommend. Right now the tentative plan is Saturday: Bike Hugger Beer & BBQ, Dorkbot, Opening Party, and one of the afterparties TBD.Sunday: Pre-party, PopSci.com after-party, and the Etsy/Threadless/Timbuk2/Moo People Powered Party.Monday: The Plutopia EFF shindig, Next New Networks party, plus the Facebook party primarily to hear BT.(Any suggestions? We like interesting people, blinky lights, fun art, and dancing to electronic music.)Come see us at the PopSci.com awards after-party on Sunday night, and help us make LED Floaties!

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Instructables Podcast

ShadyLogic and I have chatted for a couple of years about doing some sort of podcast, but we could never nail down exactly what we wanted to do. We've finally managed to come up with an idea that excites both of us, and more importantly isn't a podcast we've ever heard someone else do. In addition to this, Instructables is sadly without any sort of official podcast and we'd like to remedy that. With all of this in mind, we thought a podcast all about brainstorming projects would be fun! Instructables is all about the projects and the people behind those projects. Now while the projects on this site are amazing, We've met a lot of people throughout the years who didn't think they had a good enough idea for an instructable, were unable to push through a builders block (is there a phrase for that, a writers block for makers?), or just had the very basics to an idea that they needed to flesh out with someone. We want to be there for you, and bring those ideas out. Our hope is that this will not only introduce some people to our brainstorming process, but will inform people to different methods and techniques for creating things. We know there is an Answers section on the website, but the intention of that is for questions that have answers to them. The questions we plan on tackling here don't necessarily have a right answer, and if they did, we probably wouldn't find it. Wilgubeast was nice enough to present us with a question to practice on, and you can listen to that below and see what you think. This is something Jake and I are planning on doing every week, but we'll need your support to continue. What we need: Questions, problems, musings, goals, etc. Anything you'd like to share that you wouldn't mind us talking about in a very public space. We'd like to tackle different issues people might have and see what sense we can make out of them. It can be a project that you're working on, such as how to attach two things together or something you'd only just started thinking about making and want to hear some tactics for moving forward. We'll pick a few questions every week and do our best to hash out any issues that we run into while discussing them. You can post any questions or quandaries in this forum topic for next weeks recording. We hope you like the idea, as we're very excited to present it to you. Attached you'll find the pilot question for the Instructables Podcast: How Do I? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 1: Well, unfortunately it looks like we spoke to soon. Jake and I really wanted to do this, but it looks like our schedules just won't allow us the time. Between living in different countries, graduate school and full time work, we just weren't able to to line up our schedules. We were hoping we squared this away with our practice rounds, but it seems we weren't quite thorough enough. Neither of us wants to try to do something like this if we can't stick to any kind of schedule, so we thought it would be better to nix it now before it progressed too far. We apologize if we got anyone's hopes up. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 2: And now it appears I've lied to you. Jake and I put our heads together, remapped out our schedules and we found that we should be able to manage to do this so long as we put the podcast out on Fridays. I hope this works for everyone! Thank you for bearing with us as we figured this out!

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


Update Instructable or make new Instructable? Answered

If you have revised a project that you wrote an Instructable for, is it common practice to update the instructable or write a new one? My changes are not really full 2.0 level, but they are a significant new step.  I have an Arduino based project, and I've pulled out the relatively expensive Arduino and replaced it with a dollar ATtiny85. 

Asked by fadecomic 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


My instructables not going into recent instructables

For my last two instructables they did not go into the recent instructables therefore missing most of there initial views i was wondering if someone could fix this

Posted by TREX ZoaR0K 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Do I need an instructable for the Instructable-making?

I made a draft, even tho it made me add photos I did not have, and one would not display, so I replaced that one, but the thing put that photo in another "step" that I was not making, and it made 2 steps in the wrong order, because it wanted me to have a title or introduction step with photo, so I did that but it put step 1 on the end of step 2, with photos.   Now, it won't let me publish the draft and call it an instructable.  What should I do to right this thing into published state?   AfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDetect languageDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddish⇄AfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CroatianCzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMalteseNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwahiliSwedishThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseWelshYiddish Detect language » Hungarian  

Asked by MariL1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Embed Instructable on a blog?

Hi, Is there any way to embed a cool looking link to an instructable on a blog, widget style? If not I can fake it :) Thanks, Susie

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


Corrections to the original Instructable?

Folks, Question: if I go back and repair some typos and then hit publish again does it reset everything or are the stats (views) cumulative regardless?

Asked by Michael Seng 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


who owns instructables?

Who owns it, is it the instructables robot?

Asked by downhilldman 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


There's a problem with instructables...

Er.. A bunch of instructables are doubling or even tripling up when I browse through instructables... Anybody else having this problem?

Posted by Aar000n3y 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Instructable cannot be found

I published an instructable and then it got removed from the contest and I can not find it unless I click on a direct link or search for it.

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


How to popularize instructables?

How can I make my instructable more popular, as there have only been about 100 views Thanks

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


Instructable completely flash?

We should have instructables in flash. No more painful waiting for another page to load, it may take awhile to load at first.

Posted by Match Book 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago