Requests: Please change the popup to login + custom download buttons

Well two requests: Instructables devs can you change the way the popup comes up that tells you to login? A lot of my people are complaining that they NEED to login to the website, but actually they don't. Apparently they don't see the X or something or it is repeatedly coming up that it is annoying and people don't want to browse instructables. So my suggestion is not to cover up the whole screen with the popup, but just use a small banner on the bottom, which is not obtrusive like the current one is. Another request is that I would like to see a button on top of a instructable (next to the PDF download or something) where I can link to website where I have my stuff hosted, which is required for my instructable. So people can easily find the download and don't confuse it with the PDF download.

Posted by Metalfist 2 years ago

Special request for Jayefuu

Is it possible to make a script that counts the views to EVERYTHING I post on ibles?  Profile views, forum topic views, and ible views combined?

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

Can someone make an ible on how to pick a hat that looks good on you?

My new avatar notwithstanding, I can never pick out a hat in real life. Every hat I try on is either too big for my face, or makes my head look weird. I know that girls can look awesome in a tasteful hat, but there must be some trick I'm missing. Do you go according to face shape? Age? Size? Can someone make an ible on how to pick a hat (like a straw-cowboy-fedora type hat...not a SISSY hat) ? Please?

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules.

"403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. " This shows up after two pages of going through this website...whats the problem?

Posted by CanadiaEskimo 9 years ago

Collections Feature Request

Please can we have... The ability to delete our own collections, especially the draft ones. The ability to flag collections for spam etc, as we do for Instructables and Forum topics. ... pretty please?

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago

Request: Sound canceller / radio frequency canceller

Request: Sound canceller / radio frequency canceller. Here's the sound canceller, which is prices at around $30,000 Euros, and powers itself. (using radio frequency) Aditional request:  Radio Frequency canceller.  Ideally it would be something similar in concept, but would be able to cancel specific ranges also. Thanks.

Posted by WyattsAccount 4 years ago

Book inclusion request CONFIRMED!!.. It's REAL.

It's legit people. terrymake is the real deal...from: ewilhelmwhen: Sep 1, 2008. 8:16 AMsubject: re: Book inclusion request. Legit?I just put a comment on her orangeboard letting people know that she is indeed with O'Reilly.

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago

Request: Fogscreen

I read an article about these screens that are made from dry fog that can be used in your home as a 100" projector screen, just thought that some one on instructables might fancy building a homebrew version and sharing the knowledge. is the official site. I don't have a few grand to spare though!

Posted by the.dwarfer 10 years ago

Here's a first!

This is a first for me - I've done a requestible.I published braids with seven and eight strands of yarn, and then I got a request to publish a 16-strand version.I did it! Working out the moves in my head nearly plaited my brain, so I just sat down and tried it - it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought.I am now confident that I could create a braid with any multiple of 4 strands above 8.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Instructable on Cricket Chirp

Is there a Instructable on how to do that cricket chirp with your mouth? I've seen other people do it and I really want to know how it's done.

Posted by linkmaster03 10 years ago

Feature Request: @user tag

For me instructables is great because of it's outstanding community. Still, I believe this could be an even better place if we worked closer together.  Sure, this can't be forced, but it can be made easier: It would help greatly if a "@user" tag was introduced. It should do two things: Notify the user mentioned, both with an on-page notification (like a PM) as well as through email Produce a clickable link to the user's page The usage cases are plenty. It could be used if... an authors project is based on @user ideas/ project @user has improve upon one's work @user has similar project worth checking out a comment/ forum post is adressed to @user, even though it is not a direct response one knows @user is interested in a instructable/ forum post, but may have missed it Unlike PMs it's a quick and public method to reach out for people. I am very aware that even though this is a "small" idea it may take much effort to develop and integrate throughout the site. Yet I do believe it would be absolutely worth it, as it... motivates authors (it is the greatest feeling to know somebody values the project you've poured all of your heart into) keeps conversations going (I've seen many comments not being responded to just because they haven't used the reply button) brings people with similar ideas and interests together (isn't this what instructables is all about?) It could happen that this will be abused by some people, so "blocking" certain users (to not receive notifications) should be a mandatory function. What do you think about this?

Posted by nqtronix 2 years ago

Request: DIY LED Nightlight Outlet Cover

Hi all, I have been scouring the web and have yet to find what I am looking for.  I have seen a couple of different LED lights embedded in outlet covers and switchplates, but I need to do-it-myself because whoever cut the outlet holes in my house clearly had the shakes, and I want to convert the larger size custom covers I need to have LED lights especially for the kitchen and the bathrooms.  I also want to put them into covers that have unusual configurations, such as two outlets and a switch, etc. I have a few things I need.  (1) it cannot prevent full use of the outlet (I don't have any to spare)  (2) I need to be able to use amber lighting so as not to have the normal blue of standard white LED lighting wake me up, which should be easy enough.  (3) I would really love to be able to add them to GFCI outlets, too, but my understanding of how those work is limited. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.  I'm good with electronics right up until it involves building your own circuits, but my electrical skills pretty much top out at re-wiring a lamp, understanding how many amps it is safe to pull in a house circuit and how not to electrocute myself. I want to do this right, so it's stable long term and safe.  Again, thanks for any help, folks. -Lois

Posted by LoisBelle 1 year ago

Instructables for Developers - Request!!!

Hi there! I am here to request for a feature of instructables. I am instructabler since 2010 here. I want a support for developers like me such as API's and other stuff. One of my idea is to make an copy-paste code for displaying instructbles profile and other buttons just like for facebook they support developers. If you familiar with "Facebook for Developers" that would be nice! So in equivalent I hope someday this website will support the developers around the world and will called as "Instructables for Developers" this is awesome! If is it possible please let me know any opinions are welcome because this is only an idea for improvements of instructables. Thanks! Wareneutron

Posted by Wareneutron™ Technology 2 years ago

Feaure Request - moving images

When dealing with images, I cannot do the "drag to reorder" stuff on a touch-sensitive device, such as my phone or tablet*. Since the vast majority of my time online is via one of these two devices, not being able to click & drag images around is a major PITA, having to start up the desk top computer just to move a thumbnail a few pixels... Bearing in mind that most UK internet browsing is done via touch-sensitive devices, and the UK is this site's second-biggest user-base, it would seem sensible to address this issue. *both running Android

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago

"Wonder Wash" DIY Request

So I have been looking for a cheap way to quickly wash small loads of laundry and came across the "Wonder Wash" (  The main issue I have with this thing is the $50 price tag.  I know that it is a small amount to pay to reduce your water and electricity needs but times are tight.  My baby seems to go through 5-6 burp rags a day and I don't like using the washing machine for such a small load every other day.  Anyone have any insight on how I can build one of these on the cheep? Cheers Cody

Posted by loki7856 8 years ago

Translated Instructable - feature request

Overnight, my instructable count went up by one. Since I haven't posted anything new, I realised that this means that one of my instructables has been translated into another language for one of the non-English versions of Instructables. It wasn't immediately obvious, though, which instructable or which language.  Jayefuu pointed out the existence of a drop-down menu that had appeared, but that only takes me to the translated project, not to the the translated project on the other website. Please, can the links between the different language sites be made more explicit? For instance: A row of buttons across the bottom of the page to switch between language sites (even if they just take you to that site's front page) An option to include other language sites in searches An email from HQ when an instructable is translated, with a link to the translation on the other language site.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago

Will someone draw this for me?

I want a picture of a man in white kneeling and a man in a black suit with a sword putting the sword on the kneeling man's head. I would prefer this to be in a manga kinda style, but any style will be ok. It doesn't matter how long it takes, but sooner is better.

Posted by metalshiflet 4 years ago

Tired of this thing in the chatroom

Why do I keep having this error! I haven't been in the chat room myself for a while now Apparently others can still get on I know there really isn't much instructables can do I checked meebo and nothing the closest is that the group is made private and I know that's not true

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago

Pro Suggestion: Points

Ok, so I thought this was a pretty good idea that could make people want to buy more Pro Memberships, and publish more Instructables. What if for getting different levels of featured, you could get points to trade in for different things. For example: Channel features could get 10 points, category features could get 25 points, and homepage features could get 50 points. Then, you could get points for being in the newsletter, and for getting featured on the flash box on the front page. You could trade the points in for more pro memberships, digital patches, stickers, or maybe if you saved up enough, a laser etched Leatherman. What do you think?

Posted by kcls 8 years ago

Request: Light up wall switches

I was wanting to know if anyone has made anything like this wall. If so, please let me know how. I'd really like to make one. 

Posted by Keeay 6 years ago


Hi, guys. I just made my account (like 2 minutes ago), but I've looked at the site far longer than that. My question is that I've noticed a select few of posts about  DIY Daft Punk helmets, preferably with programmable LED messages/animations. So, being that the cost of one on Etsy is 700 dollars and the shortest amount of time I saw someone build one like this was 17 months...I was wondering if someone could link me to an Instructable, or any site, where I can have instructions/material lists (maybe price?) on how to build something to the extent of a simple Daft Punk helmet. No, it doesn't have to look like one. Literally, all I want is a cool looking helmet/mask that I can program LED's with. Here's something I was thinking, I thought this was kind of cool: I want something like this. Could I buy/make one? Again, doesn't really need to be as complicated as a Daft Punk helmet. Thanks.

Posted by bh112298 5 years ago

Looking for a creative idea regarding this glass bottle!

Hello there! I am looking for a creative use or idea regarding the glass bottle you can see in the pictures I attached.  I know I want to do something with it, but I just have zero ideas what I can create with it.  In the first picture you can see the glass comes with a "foot", but as you look at the second picture you can see this is detachable. Let me know if you can think of anything, I'm interested to see what people can come up with!

Posted by Rhaenon 4 years ago

Yarn Cone Winder Please!

There's a great instructable for a center-pull yarn winder: I'm looking to build something that winds yarn or twine onto a cardboard cone like this. I know electric ones exist and the way they work seems pretty simple, I just know that there has to be a way to build a cheap hand crank one. Here are some videos showing how the electric one works:;=related It seems that the major necessary components are: 1. something to spin the cone 2. something that moves back and forth along the cone so it winds evenly and 3. something to keep the right tension. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Or make a full instructable? I challenge you!

Posted by excusemedeer 7 years ago

I need advice from electronics enthusiasts

I have been trying to think of a way to create a prototype of this watch design that I created about a year ago. Each segment lights up individually and I've had a tough time thinking of a way to create the display in a compact form. I quickly had to rule out using LEDs because trying to fit sixty LEDs into a tight ring like that would be impossible in a small watch and I don't especially want a pocket watch the size of a dinner plate—even as a prototype. After searching a bit more I learned about LEC panels and I think that this might be what I'm looking for but I need to know if it's possible to do what I hope with it. The EL panel I linked to is a light-emitting capacitor. If I understand correctly that means that you need to wire the back side and the front side of the panel for each segment that you want to light up as well as breaking the circuit between all individual segments so that only one lights up at a time. Since there are 132 segments that's quite the task but it's still better than using separate LEDs. My plan is to take an EL panel and cut this pattern into it which should break the large panel into smaller independent sections that can be turned on and off separately while still remaining connected. I may edit that pattern to be a bit easier to wire up. After I get that all wired and running I would attach a black cover made from this template to block the excess EL Panel from being visible. What I need to know is if it is possible to do this and any tips or advice any of you may have. I'm a complete novice when it comes to actually building this sort of thing so I need to know whether it's worth spending my money on the parts for this or if it would be better to try a different approach. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you all have a fantastic day.

Posted by mnorth 2 years ago

Request: sewing + cosplay + shirt cut out

See picture.

Posted by 7SinNerd 8 months ago

New K'nex ideas and a request.

'Sup people, K'nex.X here, I got something to ask you, does anyone has any ideas for a new K'nex gun? I've practically ran dry and I'd love to have something new to work on. Don't come showing me pictures of models, I'm talking about real innovation like bolt action, lever action and/or semi auto's with a potential range over 30 feet. Next, I got an idea. What if we stop focussing on making models, replicating them as best as we can with the limited forms of k'nex pieces? We could focus on real innovation, the world needs about a 100 more Oblivitus and Kinetic's. Just check it out. Even though most have given up hopes, there are still loads of ideas to improve, perform or make. Take a look at thedunkis' forum topics, Oblivitus' concepts I'ble and Kinetic's mechs. For example, I'm now working on a bullpup, bolt action, horizontal magazine gun. Concepts are far more challenging than replicas. Just try it out for yourself.  Another thing, the veterans left. So stop making a 1001 forum topics about where everybody is, they have left. Mepain, DJRadio, Oodalumps, Zak, Shadowninja31, Coolbas, Killer-safecracker, IamCanadian, KILLERK. They all left. stop complaining, instead of whining, go out there and design something new! The red book of westmarch, Senior waffleman, Drrichtofen and all the awesome new(er) guys. You are the future of K'nex guns! Yours sincerely, Knex.X

Posted by Knex.X 5 years ago

Customize CASIO® logo from Calculator [REQ]

I want to change/customize/replace the CASIO ® logo flashed while turning off my fx-991ES calculator to make it more cool . I want to replace it with a desired word/letter like for example my Name or some initials. So please make this COOL instructable . The image of that Calculator screen flashing logo is attached to make it more clear what i wanted to say. Thank You...

Posted by SïÐdhèshS 2 years ago

Forbidden request on index page

If I point Firefox 3.6.3 in windows 7 to page I see error: 403 - Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. If requested page site works great.

Posted by lsf 8 years ago

Any requests?

Hey ppl! Anyone want me to make an instructable for anything on here? Hope you request something for me to do any instructable on! Thx! =D

Posted by lil_unicorn 5 years ago

K'nex Idea request

I was searching for a knex turret on youtube, and I found this lego one. Would this be possible with K'nex? I would be grateful if anyone were to try.

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago

Want to see Insructable REQUESTS button on the Site

For those of us who are not mechanically talented, much less creative, I think it would be a great feature to add a "Requests" page to your site. So if I am in need of something, by request, others could design and submit a How-To Instructable for me. For instance: "How do I make a folding sawhorse, croissant, or potholder...etc."

Posted by jjinyancey 10 years ago

Pro Subscription Cancelled w/out my request!?

I received a message from instructables robot & from paypal stating my request to cancel my pro subscription was received & completed. However, I did NOT make this request!! I don't understand what is going on.

Posted by 3monkiesdesigns 9 years ago

Knex gun request

I have a request of a gun to be made, heres the link: (I was thinking about it being made as a slingshot!)

Posted by muffinslayer2 8 years ago

Getting two e-mails when someone requests to join group

.  When someone requests to join the group Answerers, I get two e-mail notifications.

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

How do I request a new instructable?

Hi everyone, I'd like to make a request to all the clever people out there for a new instructable - can you let me know how to do this please? Thanks in advance x

Posted by gorgeous junk 10 years ago

Feature Request

Can sombody please make the random thing random????? It has been the same 4 me 4 months.....

Posted by microman171 11 years ago

Feature request: member search

We used to be able to search for user names. Can we again, please?

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Taking instructable requests what you'd like to see here, and I'll try to do it. I'm taking requests until...until I don't want to take requests anymore!I can do:Basic computing and troubleshootingWord processors, adobe pdf editorAudio relatedSome sculpting, painting, writing, drawingHow to draw instructables robotetc...these are just some of my many talents! :DSeriously, I may not be able to fulfill some requests, but I am more than willing to try! So what instructables would you like to see me do?

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

Bot Tips, Requests, Questions, Ideas, Concepts, etc.

Ask robot-related questions, Post robot-related pictures, Share robot concepts Here!

Posted by Win Guy 8 years ago

The Blaster rifle request!

Hey can somebody make an E-11 Blaster Rifle (a StormTrooper's Gun) and could you post it?

Posted by SonicX 22 9 years ago

multiple requests to login

I am receiving login requests multiple times every time I am on the site. This has only happened in the last few days. Previously, once I logged on, I was on. Now, I logon. I go to any instructable, click on a picture to get a larger image, and get a login request. So I login again. Next time I want to see a larger image, I get another login request. Or if I want to post a question, or see answers to a question, or look at my own profile, etc., I get another request to logon. The whole time, the "keep me logged on" box is checked, but I am not staying logged on even for a few minutes. What's up?

Posted by artisandyke 8 years ago

K'nex Gun Request

Could someone make a knex pistol meeting the following requirements? 1. The firing mine does not come out of the back of the gun. 2. It has a slide. 3. It has a mag. 4. It fires at least 20 feet. 5. The mag is easy to re-fill. Please? Thanks, BB

Posted by Bartboy 9 years ago

Request For Feature: Sort by most recent reply in Answers

. Can you add a time-of-last-reply sort to Answers? As is done here.graphic courtesy of caitlinsdad

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

Request For Feature: PM maillists for collaborators

. Subject pretty well sums it up. It would be nice to be able to send updates to collaborators without having to send individual PMs.

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago

Tiny capitalization request

Anytime you type nowadays, capitalization at the beginning of a sentance or paragraph is automatic. Except on the first letter of a comment on Instructables. It's irritating. Can you please fix it?

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago

Request For Admins.

As you may guessed I  have a request. Could you please make Graphical search the default? I think that's what most people don't like about  the new layout. In fact I think the new layout is perfect, but for the fact that the graphical search is not the default.  Thanks for your time. >Axiys Grand Ultimaytum Of Mhyasma<  

Posted by Jesus. 8 years ago

Request: Instructable to make candle wax from vegetables

Greetings, I would like to know how to make wax from vegetables. Thanks

Posted by NeuroPulse 7 years ago

Feature request: User-defined categories or i/ble groupings

I intend to post tons of i/bles in a variety of fields. I'd like to be able to group them into user-specified groups, so that if someone wants to see a list of my i/bles, they will appear grouped by interest or field, rather than in order of publication, as they do now.

Posted by tinkernaut 9 years ago

FEATURE REQUEST: Language Selection

There are more and more instructables that are posted in different languages.  Please add a setting somewhere so I only have to see (1) language at a time. Thank you! Mark

Posted by MarkRadler 2 years ago

My Graffiti Blackbook Art (updated daily)

These are my graffiti blackbook drawings. Im taking requests. But i wont do all of the requests.

Posted by Hiyadudez 7 years ago