Ten Thousand Instructables!

I don't know if anyone else noticed, but sometime yesterday the ten thousandth Instructable was contributed to the site. Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to the site and helped create such a vibrant and growing community!

Posted by dan 10 years ago


Instructables sighting - PC Magazine Nov 6, 2007

. Check out page 91 of the November 6, 2007 issue of PC Magazine - Instructables is listed in the "Top 100 Classic Sites."

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago


Viewing my concept instructables possible?

Hi, Was just wondering; I saved an instructable I was working on without actually publishing it. Somehow I can't seem to find the draft/concept version of the instructable I made. How can I find them / navigate to them on the website? thanks in advance, Joost

Posted by joostvanpoppel 10 months ago


i like instructables

I like instructables, most the time people dont put you down, make you depressed and what not. its a good place to be. you guys dont kick people when their down, i like that.

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


following people

Is it ok to follow anybody on instructables?

Posted by lauriewiniecke 2 years ago


Searching on instructables

This is more of a sugestion to the people who run instructables. It would be really cool if you had a materials search as well. I know it would require some sort of entering process on behalf of the posters, but i think it would be neat.

Posted by g-tech 10 years ago


I really need help making my first Instructable

I'm new here, and I am making my first instructable. It is a photo instructable, and at the bottom it says "The first image is the 'main' image". When i upload an image and go to the full preview, it doesnt show up! Help?

Posted by PoniesSwag 6 years ago


It wont let me comment on instructables?

It wont let me comment on instructables,groups,forums,or anything else   also i cant subscribe to people or submit an instructable it gets to the tips screen and i click      and nothing happens why  plz answer       if i still cant comment i will personal message u          

Posted by charleszxc 8 years ago


Searching on instructables

This is more of a sugestion to the people who run instructables. It would be really cool if you had a materials search as well. I know it would require some sort of entering process on behalf of the posters, but i think it would be neat.

Posted by g-tech 10 years ago


Magazines that are like 'Instructables'?

Are there any magazines, besides maybe "ReadyMade" that are similar to 'instructables'?  Love the website, but I also like DIY type magazines, and 'ReadyMade' is the closest thing I can find.  Any ideas would be appreciated!  Thank you!

Posted by zowi420 7 years ago


i have a bunch of instructables in the makeing which would you like finished first

I have 4 different instructables in the making and i want to know which the instructables people would like me to devote the most time to they are: Take Pictures of Auras with Kirlian Photography The Basics of Graffiti The Basics of Parkour How to Cosplay

Posted by master-of-chaos 10 years ago


Changes in instructables over time

What changes have you noticed in your time visiting this site? One that stands out to me, is the increase in k'nex instructables, and the decrease in explosive, and weaponry ones. Cause the weaponry (tazer glove that is) is what brought me to this site.

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago


Instructables Impostor Website

So, I was searching for my instructables name, and a weird site called "Rissing.com" cam up, with my instructable and many others. I doubt that it is a legit site, and I thought you guys might want to know about it. http://tetractinose2.rssing.com/chan-1534415/latest.php  I would not recommend going to the site, who knows what malware awaits?

Posted by CorgiCritter 3 years ago


Instructables Bulletin Board

We occasionally get awesome stuff in the mail, and post it up on our bulletin board.  I've decided to scan it all in and share it with you.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


use instructables at school

If you ever wanted to use instructables at school but you couldn't because it was an extremist/terrorist/ whatever the crap else then look no further!https://www.janeapplebottom.instructables.com/homeFound it when googling guyfrom7up, just checking...It's a bit slower, and there is just something wrong.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


New Guide Feature?

I think that there has been a new feature added to Insturctables, Instructable guides. I assume that their main purpose is to make a list of similar Insturctables for easier viewing of related Instructables and to find other Instructables that you might be interested in based on ones that you like.

Posted by Ferrite 9 years ago


Instructables App

Hello, My daughter has recently discovered Instructables on my phone, and now she wants the app on hers.  Does anyone know what happened to it?  I have tried the Family Sharing feature for IOS; however, it isn't on my list of purchased apps... Thoughts?

Posted by cyberogre 1 year ago


Customisable Instructables on Profiles

Please tell me if this is already possible but I had a search around and couldn't find any way to do this. On my profile, I do not feel the 6 Instructables that are shown are ones that I would like to have on there. A few are my very early Instructables which were not up to the standards I have now. I think a way to choose which Instructables go on this page would be a great addition to make your profile much better for you and for everyone. Thanks, Hiyadudez.

Posted by Hiyadudez 5 years ago


Instructables in the Daily Green

The Daily Green did a short interview with me about Instructables:  How to Build Your Own ... 5 Questions for the Founder of the Go-To DIY Site Instructables.com.    When Eric Wilhelm started Instructables five years ago, it was supposed to be nothing more than a side project – a dalliance from his day job as a designer at Squid Labs. But Instructables, which catalogs super cool do-it-yourself projects in easy-to-follow detail, has grown into a full-fledged site with a huge following of its own. DIY was bigger than he thought. We spoke with Wilhelm about Instructables, the cult of DIY, and just what makes a homemade Dachshund wheelchair so darn cute. More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


Published Instructables Counter Stuck at 300

For two weeks, I have noticed published instructables counter has stuck at "300" when it should now read "302" instead. I haven't noticed any problems with functionality, but I figured I'd report it since it is a malfunction.

Posted by OrigamiAirEnforcer 3 years ago


When Browsing Instructables...

Every so often, when I browse the Ibles Website, I get prompted in a message box to download some antivirus Software. It is obviously not antivitus software, a virus in disguise, so I get out of the message screen as fast as possible. Is this an actual virus on Instructables?

Posted by The Jamalam 8 years ago


Instructables Newsletter Problems...

Am I the only one that has been getting the Instructables Newsletter only once-to-twice a week? I used to receive it everyday... I think it has been like this for the past ~2 weeks My other question is: Is the newsletter chosen automatically, By robot? Or by the Staff?

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago


Instructables collaboration not working

Hi I have a group of students trying to make a Instructable with the collaboration option, we are finding that things are not saving, Posibly the auto save is playing games. students are all using macbooks and chrome, safari, and firefox. photos text and, steps keep disappearing. please help

Posted by liquidhandwash 4 years ago


FYIs for the DIYers - Instructables in the Sacramento Bee

Instructables and cuteaznprincesss got a nice write-up in the Sacramento Bee's story FYIs for the DIYers. Deborah Lee was a senior at the University of California, Davis, when she sewed a little monster doll and took photos to show friends how she did it.She was going to use her brother-in-law's online photo album Web site --Mixbook.com -- when he asked whether she'd heard of Instructables.She became hooked.More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Are real prizes given away in Instructables competitions?

Hi there, I was wondering, this sounds like a daft question but are the competitions on Instructables real? Has anyone on these forums ever received a physical prize from Instructables, and if you won, how long did your prize take to arrive at your house? Just curious. I have done contests in the past on other 'how to' websites and never won anything. The contests seem so popular on Instructables that I want to know if it's worth my while to enter. Thanks! :-)

Posted by soho601 8 years ago


UK Instructables Store Now Open!

Because shipping across the pond totally sucks we opened up a Spreadshirt store in the UK as well. Shipping for UK members should be a lot cheaper now.So if you're on the other side of the Atlantic, check it out! UK Instructables store

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Youtube Hunter

I am a little bit upset, because there are so much instructables without really content.... Just a link to a youtube video! a Link to youtube is not an instructable in my opinion. How can it resolved?

Posted by AndreasO1 2 years ago


Instructables projects now include PDFs, people

Look to the last step of your projects--you can download a PDF version. I've been wanting this for a long time... Yaaa!

Posted by gmoon 9 years ago


Why dont I get notifications from instructables to my Email account??????

Why dont I get notifications from instructables to my Email account>?????? This has been happening for a while, and whenever someone replies to my comments or questions, I dont get a notification of it. I just realized it, and was thinking for soooo  long that the people on instructables are ignoring me... duh..! :P Well..... Is there a way to correct this? I remember how nice it was when you would get a notification from instructables telling you that you have a coment... sigh... :(

Posted by pro2xy 8 years ago


Spreading the word of Instructables...on the chairlift!

I went skiing this past weekend, and took along some Instructables stickers. I stuck them to a couple of the chairlifts I rode on. Here are a few pictures of them. There were plenty other stickers on the lifts, so I decided to spread the word of a website through stickers as well!

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago


The little instructables logo thing next to the site doesn't appear!!

The little icon next to the website and next to the tab doesn't appear!!! It used to be some sort of orange circle..

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Where are they now?

Having disappeared for a while myself I've noticed some other familiar users have vanished too.Does anyone know what happened to these people?FrenchCrawler since Jul 19, 2006last comment Jul 31, 2008. 1:30 PMlast instructable Dec 10, 200737 instructables930 commentslast myspace login Last Login: 07/05/2008 Tetranitrate since Jul 3, 2006last comment Oct 19, 2008. 12:37 PMlast instructable Jul 25, 200844 instructables837 commentsAlexTheGreat since May 12, 2006last comment Oct 16, 2008. 6:03 PMlast instructable Jun 8, 200818 instructables250 commentswatermelon since Apr 4, 2007last comment Dec 29, 2008. 4:06PMlast instructable Oct 22, 200819 instructables223 commentsVIRON since Jun 2, 2006last comment Aug 18, 2008. 11:34 PMlast instructable Oct 23, 200712 instructables641 commentsThese are five users I've noticed to have gone quiet. that have previously contributed a lot - I make no apologies for missing anyone else.L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Instructables app

The other day I was out and I want to go on Instructables on a Ipod touch and I had to put in the password and user name and it would not take it so I was think they should have a app for Instructables. So I did some reserch and found out they did not have one so I thought I would seed the Instrcutables teem a email but can not find there email. If you have my answer please put it in the comments. thanks

Posted by ducktape100 7 years ago


Subscribe To Someone?

Is it possible to 'subscribe' to someone and recieve an email whenever they post an instructable, like you can on youtube?

Posted by munchman 10 years ago


Related boxes show up on the left side.

The related and ratings boxes show up on the left side ONLY on Instructables when I'm logged in. (by instructables I mean write ups)

Posted by Clayton H. 8 years ago


Visit the Instructables Restaurant in Amsterdam September 22, 23, 24

Join me in Amsterdam for the opening of the Instructables Restaurant! I will be at the Picnic 2010 Festival in Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands September 22-24 where I will help Arne Hendriks and Bas van Abel, Fablab Amsterdam, Waag Society open the restaurant.  They did all the hard work, I think I'm just going to cut a ribbon with a giant pair of novelty scissors!  Watch this forum topic for the latest information on when to come, and where and when we'll be having an Instructables meet-up.  In fact, you may be needed to help build furniture for the restaurant -- instructions on Instructables!  Instructables meet-up outside of PICNIC:  Thursday 2010-09-23 5:30 PM at the big field in Westerpark.  You'll know you're in the right spot if you see bamboo sculptures and a bike racing track.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


Instructables iOS App Released!

The Instructables iOS app was just released in Apple's iTunes Store.  You can also find it by searching for "instructables.com" within the app store.  The free app helps you find inspiration by browsing all the Instructables, and then share your projects by creating and authoring your own Instructables.  All from your phone, you can take pictures, organize your pictures into steps, add more information, publish, and enter contests.  You can even start an Instructable on your phone, save it to your Instructables account, and finish it on your computer.   The best camera is the one that's already in your pocket, and we're really happy that the best way to document and share your projects is now there too!   We also have an Android version that we're currently testing.      Download it and let us know how you like it.  

Posted by ewilhelm 5 years ago


Pro invite?

Greetings,        I am in need of an Instructables pro account and am wondering if someone out there might have a Pro pass. If you can help out, I would appreciate it greatly. If not, thanks for reading anyway.                                                   

Posted by BukkakeTsunami 6 years ago


If this was Digg...

Haha, if this was digg this screenshot would get me front page."This is why I love Instructables"IMG

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


What does your instructables username mean?

I'd like to know what your instructables usernames mean. I think most of us have unique ones that others are dying to know what they really mean. I guess I'll start with mine, splazem. To me, it means a brain freeze. It's not a real word, but one that my family uses. So c'mon, post what your instructables username means, it will take a minute, and I'm sure someone out there is curious.

Posted by splazem 7 years ago


PS3 Web browser & Instructables?

Has anybody tried to use Instructables on the PS3 browser? If so, has yours worked? I am having an issue where I try go to Instructables on my PS3 and my browser says something along the lines of "Not accessible" so I can't see the page on my PS3 but everything else works fine. I'll try it again when I leave work and get the correct error message for you guys. *Will update later*

Posted by dubbin01 9 years ago


Introducing Slideshows and Videos!

Check out the latest new sections on Instructables! Introduction to Slideshows and Videos here on the blog.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Cannot Edit Existing Instructables and Forum Topics

We launched a new WYSIWYG editor last night.  While we translate all the existing text on the site into the new editor's format, you can't edit old Instructables and forum topics.  We thought we'd have this taken care of by morning, but it's not done yet.  Sorry!  It will be fixed soon.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


Instructables Word Search !

Was just a little bored so i thought of making an instructables word search!! hope you folks enjoy this Theres a jpg and the pdf, the jpg is mostly for reference (its so bad quality) in windows you have to print the pdf but in mac you can open the pdf in preview and use the annotate pen tool to do it on the comp.# Cheers, CherishCherub

Posted by cherishcherub 8 years ago


How do i stop emails from getting to my email from instructables?

I unsuscribed everything from the Email alert settings but i still get emails from instructables

Posted by GrandmasterFred 2 years ago


Google trends for instructables

I heard about this new thing, google trends works for websites! So I tried it out on instructables.Here are the results.They are very interesting. If google adds more functionality, and more search parameters and data, as they are wont to do with new toys that spring up in the labs, this could turn into an invaluable tool for website owners.For example, this shows that the overwhelming majority of visitors to the site are either from the US or the UK, followed by, of all places, india. Instructables top ten competitors (the other sites visited by people who visited instructables, ranked in order of same-user hits) are makezine.com, hackaday.com, makershed.com, hacknmod.com, evilmadscientist.com, craftzine.com, sparkfun.com, dailydiy.com, hackedgadgets.com, and ladyada.net.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


Adam Savage Mentions Instructables in an interview

Albeit briefly, Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) , when asked for project suggestions for a 4.5 year old suggested instructables. Not really huge news, but I found it interesting. (He mentions it at about 26 minutes and 9 seconds in to the video). Not really sure what category this would go under, so I'm putting it here.

Posted by ElvenChild 5 years ago


Join Instructables' events mailing list!

Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Do you want to be in-the-know about all the fun events Instructables is throwing? Simply fill out this form with your contact info, and we'll add you to the mailing list! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFI4RWptd0paOFM2dklrdnVjblptMEE6MQ Thanks! Looking forward to partying with you!

Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago


Instructables TV Pilot

Ive been tossing this idea around in my head for a few weeks now. I had a spare hour this morning so i thought i would through this together as a 'pilot' episode, to get your view/opinions. etc..Enjoy

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


instructables doesnt work for me at all

I go to www.instructables.com ok it looks normal and dandy then i log in as BIGHAIRYDUDE then it looks like what it does below in the image what the heck is wrong and i have tried it in multiple browsers and it doesn't work

Posted by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago