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Posted by westfw 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Some of you know, some of you don't, but I started a new job today, at a local new high school. Instructables came up in my interview, and as a result we are starting an Instructables club, starting Thursday lunchtime. First project will be my paper catapult, but we may start encouraging them to publish their own projects over the next few weeks. Weeee....
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
First off, Hi to everyone! I made a VU meter using the LM3914N and RGB LEDs. My "new" idea is to create 2 modes "VU meter" and "lamp". I can't figure out a way to do this with a single switch. At first I though it was simple...Oh just put a switch on the 10 LEDs going into the LM3914 and send it to ground. WRONG! Any help would be great! Thanks! P.S. I'm new to all this.
Posted by Natdog 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Is there going to be a blog post documenting the new features? I like the new interface, but it will take a few days to get used to. There are a few bugs here and there. Like when I click Tool Tips Group, I get to a page where there are no projects. Also, post counts seem to be a little out of whack. Each visit seems to raise it by 10.
Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I successfully convinced a friend of mine to join! :DUpdate! Friend is now friends!https://www.instructables.com/member/pcvonz/https://www.instructables.com/member/rdvonz/https://www.instructables.com/member/Tapdancingmetroid/
Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I, being a freak who reads every new instructable, don't like the new layout. I used to hit "ALL", then sort by "RECENT" so I could see all the new stuff for the day... Now when I hit "ALL" it just stays on the home page, and there is no "RECENT" section. I am not about to go through every tab "All, Art, Craft, etc etc" and scroll to the bottom to find the "RECENT" header for each and every page. Thats a lot more work than many are willing to do. Really, folks, I would love to have the old functionality back. Is there a way to view it the old way?
Posted by TFD2 10 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I'm a very compulsive browser, and when I noticed that all the categories were no longer laid out in a neat little row at the top of the page, well i left and went here icanhascheezburger.com .. check the lay out.. kinda looks like the old one instructables had.. everything easy to find with out jumping through hoops. That's my $0.02
Posted by Yandle 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I was outside the other day and my neighbor gave me this stereo. It's a sony with 2 working speakers, 51 disc cd changer that also acts as a storage(you can turn the holder w/on of the dials on the stereo, am/fm radio, 2 tape decks, sounds great, and i hooked my sansa up to play through the speakers. Check out the pic below.
Posted by sardines454 11 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
There is a new K'nexer on the site named tylerbuilds, and he has posted two 'Ibles, but hasn't gotten many views or comments. So far I've been the main one to talk to him. His creations are pretty good, and he shows some promise. If you could wiuld you please go to his page and check out his stuff and drop a comment or two? Also, you could give him some nice constructive tips about K'nexing. Just welcome him to the community! :) He uses the Instructables app, so he cannot directly reply to you, so please keep checking if you have time. Thanks! -Nerfrock'
Posted by nerfrocketeer 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
What is the difference between posting topics and Instructables here? It looks like people use them both to do the same thing... Are topics like test-runs for people's ideas and if the people request it, that person will make it an Instructable? please and thank you
Posted by billy B 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
During the broadcast of Doctor Who Confidential, BBC1, 17:35 UK time, the identity of the next Doctor will be revealed!All that can be said with any confidence is that the next Doctor will be male, since David Tennant referred to the next actor as "a lucky chap".Revealed!MATT SMITHPreviously seen in "Ruby in the Smoke"
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Wow, I have to say the changes to Instructables were not good ones. You took a perfectly usable interface for the projects and managed to make it harder to use. I feel frustrated that I had to dig to get what I wanted. And this whole Ace branding scheme, guess it's time for the site creators to cash out, right? Really, you've taken a site I enjoyed visiting and made it useless.
Posted by DELETED_rlanctot 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok. I play guitar and I really want to learn bass. My mind thinks more (rythmically) like a bass. I want to learn bass badly. I am probably going to get the Fender Squier J Bass, as it sells new for only $180 at guitar center, and i really like fenders guitars. Anything I should know? I need all the help I can get. Thanks, freeza36 (soon to be bassist)
Posted by freeza36 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I'm sure people are aware but http://www.newscientist.com/In this weeks issue:Someone in China has spent some time analysing the US power grid, and figured out that it could be collapsed by taking-out a lightly-loaded sub-network. The US department of homeland security is apparently looking into this. However, Prof Ian Fells (a jolly chap with a beard) of Newcastle University UK says "they only need a bunch of guys with Semtex to blow up the gridlines near a power station"The Mythbusters are interviewed, but even they don't know why thermite on ice explodes, do you?And Richard Dawkins has a new book out, from the review:"Implying that your audience is stupid does not qualify as a great new angle. Yet this is precisely what Dawkins does"."It's really kind of comical. If "spot the condecensions" is a new drinking game, then bottoms up! There's one in just about every chapter"LThere's much more, but I mainly wanted to post the Mythbusters link, and the Dawkins review.(There is an article on Velociraptors)
Posted by lemonie 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
We need a new button on instructables pages...a printer friendly button! Like you see on other sites, you would click it and it would give you a nice, cleaned up, ads and image free, printer friendly version of the 'ible.What do you think?EDIT:aHA! I found it! But Canida is right, it dosen't turn out perfect. And, IMO, it needs to be way more prominent. It was like where's Waldo or something!:D
Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
When I searched for knex today, I clicked on rating, recent, and popular, along with the other sections, and the listings never changed at all. This is the first time I have witnessed thig bug, and I am wondering if anyone else has found this. If you look at the pictures this will explain the problem fully. Does any one of the instructables team think they can fix this?
Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
This forum topic is in the bugs section. I don't know... It's just my opinion... I wasn't online yesterday, but today, I came back, and (we) had a wonderful surprise... I like changes. I just like them, when they're the other way around... I've already written my thoughts here: https://www.instructables.com/community/Have-you-seen-the-update-to-your-profile-page/ I'm sure the staff has worked very hard on the new update, but why? What will Instructables earn from the new update? Why is it better than before? Am I confused and this is an April Fool's prank? There are many members that don't know what the forums are, and don't have a way of expressing their feelings about the new bug. It would be great if this was explained in an email. I know that Autodesk acquired Instructables a few years ago. The newsletter has changed and has become a bit more Autodesk-y. Does this has anything to do with that? This update might be better for viewers, I don't know. However, if it isn't comfortable for us, content producers, Instructables will just have to re-use old Instructables, because we will leave... Please take into account what we have written. Thank you. Maybe this is a Part oe for the update. I might be wrong. Thanks in advance for the replies?
Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
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
Killer Video of the Gatling Gun. I'm revealing my coming instructable. I will publish a heavy duty 16 shot Gatling gun that shoots 10 barrels per second. When 3 green pegs are in each barrel it shoots 30 bullets per second. I shot a total of 48 pegs in the video. Look for that in a month or two. Hope you can't wait. NO PICTURES YET. IT'S TRUE IDENTITY WILL REMAIN A SECRET UNTIL IT IS PUBLISHED. ALL YOU WILL SEE IS IT'S MASSIVE FIREPOWER.
Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've been gone for the past few years, but I've recently been using Instructables a lot for new projects and of course the food. I'm thinking about getting back into the community & everything, so I was wondering, what's all the new stuff that's been going on? -mikey
Posted by GorillazMiko 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hello my name is Uzi Cohen I am News intro type of person. For over a year I been planning to make a satire newscast of the following programs. The Situation Room(CNN), NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News and Piers Morgan Tonight. Another thing I would like to create is a the Lower Third that CNN Currently uses. The links most sites have is the previous CNN lower third used before 2009. For this question I would like to get a perspective from someone that knows how to make one.
Asked by Uzi Cohen 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago