Back to "Free" account?

Hello. I get a PRO account membership...for free/gift. I try it the last few days....but I don't need the EXTRA features. How can I turn it back into my normal FREE one ?? Any ideas ???

Asked by Ehlers_TV 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Hockey Pass Back

I want a hockey pass back like this, but I don't want to spend that much money so I need some help to create my own.

Posted by wisconsinrules88 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

arrow back stop

Anybody have any ideas about inexpensive fabrics that might stop arrows? i have seen arrow back stop netting online but it is prohibitively expensive. i am a back yard archer living in a city and i think my neighbors would feel safer in their yards if they thought my net might stop an arrow.

Posted by evilife 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

robot that talks back ?

Hi so i'm building a Robot controlled by voice using my android phone and HC-05 Serial Bluetooth Module(Hi so i'm building a Robot controlled by voice using my android phone and HC-05 Serial Bluetooth Module so my question is how can i make the robot talk back to me ) so my question is how can i make the robot talk back to me simple things for exemple when i talk to the robot using my phone it will say YES SIR or tell jokes 

Asked by omarb22 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Back that Arduino Up

Hello instructables, I am a student at High Tech High North County and we are working with arduinos in our Engineering class. Our project is to create a reverse sensor for a motor vehicle, we are having trouble finding a way to set up the sensor with the arduino. The sensor we are using is HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Ping range sensor. If you have any idea on how to do this, please reply. Thanks.

Posted by hthnc-student 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Back to School Contest

It's that time again – summer's coming to a close and school's starting soon. Instructables wants to help you launch your back to school season in style! We're starting a contest next week for you to share all your preparations for returning to school. This contest is open to anyone who has a great idea to make the transition from long summer days to long hours of homework just a bit easier. So show us your wardrobe updates, your custom messenger bags, your slick new room decor and tips and tools for keeping on top of your work load. To say thanks, we're offering up a shiny new netbook, so get ready to show us your stuff - we can't wait to see what you make! Yes, this contest is open to International Entries

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

I'm Back...?

Ok guys, I am back (after 2 days)! The reason was because someone hacked and deleted my account so I have to start afresh. Any ideas for me to post?

Posted by akshat21045 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

iPad App when click Explore All, flash back

Hi, I'm new here, I use my iPad App when click Explore All, app flash back

Posted by KenRon 2 years ago

how do you take out the rear back window?

Im trying to take out my back window off of my honda accord 96 to remove tint, but i dont know how -Paul-

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

old Monster Fly Back transformer!

Old Monster Fly Back transformer! I have one old school fly back transformer, This thing is three times the size of a normal fly back. I think it is worth about 3 fly backs, because I really don't think I can find another this size the cost should be $30 If you don't think its worth the cost, I'll just junk it and use it on one of my other projects, you just can't find too many old CRT transformers any more, just newer smaller ones. you can leave me a comment or send me an email. the fly back is a little dusty.

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Clicking BACK to homepage from an Instructable

Is there a reason that when I: Load the homepage Scroll down to the "featured/popular/recent" area Click on an instructable Read instructable (or not) Click BACK button The home page loads in my browser again at the "featured/popular/recent" area for a moment and then jumps back to the top of the page where the slideshow of the featured authors is at? Every other website, that I can think of, returns to the same portion of the page I was at when I click the BACK button. Now, I'm sure you guys are proud of your new, shiny, homepage.  But...

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

I'm back. Well, I never went anywhere but I haven't commented in a long long time.

Anyone still around. I see kiteman is still around. 

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

Turning Old Pc into Back-up server??

 hey what guys, I was wondering if there was some way i can use my old system to constantly back-up, My Emu-Tank and my Ferarri. i did a little research and i wasnt able to findly anything that basiclly devotes the entire pc to backing up my other 2 pcs.  i will post any info you need thanks anyone who can help me with this pickle :)

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


IM BACK!!!!!! New Computer :). ALSO, do you guys wanna vote for me in the speed contest? Mines dowsing rods :). Thanks!

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

I'm back!

In the past month I've been scratching my itch to travel. I've been hiking in Japan, exploring Morocco, and relaxing in Parisian cafes and museums. So if you didn't see me around these parts it's because I wasn't around these parts. No new trips coming up, but getting outside of the US is always fun and I hope to do it again soon. But now I'm back! I'm looking forward to digging through what's been going on here in the past couple weeks and finding new things to make or do.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Unstitching the back of a new coat? Answered

I recently bought a long coat and it has a small stitch at the back at the bottom region. I was wondering if I am supposed to cut the small stitch to open the flap it holds shut. Please help

Asked by The Science Guy 6 years ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Bognor Birdman bites back!

It turns out the previously-thought-aborted competition may be held in Worthing instead, prompting a renaming to... "the Bognor International Birdman competition in Worthing"Read all about it in this Daily Mail article. Just avert your eyes from the caption on the bottom image if you are a stickler for correct punctuation.

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

Go back to the old layout.

I've noticed that in the attempts websites make to become more and more advanced, they always somehow mess up and make their layout WORSE than the last one.  The one we had before was good.  The one before that was better.  Same thing for any other site.  Google has had the same layout for who knows how long, I respect them for that.  They made a simple interface, clearly laid out buttons, and they left out all the garbage.  When the stats and related ibles were on the right of the instructable, it centered the instructable currently being viewed on the screen which was good for my eyes.  I don't know why you guys decided to change it, it was fine the way it was before. Just my honest opinion here... Update: Thanks for taking my advice guys!

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Back-room inventors' contest.

From the Popular Science website: World-changing devices don't need to come from big labs funded with big money. Sometimes radical technological innovations roll, whir, or fly out of basements and garages. Do you know you've invented something that's poised to disrupt a market, or have you toiled building prototype after prototype in your home workshop to prove your idea works? Whether you're a professional engineer working on a self-funded side project, a hobbyist who has launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to refine your gadget, or an obsessive teenager who's built a sellable product in your bedroom, please tell us about it! Enter the seventh annual Popular Science Invention Awards. We’re looking for game-changing products developed by passionate, independent inventors -- not academic or corporate R&D; labs. Popular Science editors will pick 10 entries that best represent the spirit of homegrown ingenuity and solve real-world problems in a practical, innovative way. Then, in our May 2013 issue, seven million readers will get the first look at the winners. This is right up your street, Instructablers, because you have to make a thing, that you can show working, and you are not allowed to enter if you have a commercial or university research department backing you up. Link for more details.

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

2 free Fly back transformers and a SCR

I have one 300 AMP 1200 volt  SCR that I want gone!  I want $25 for it  . I am willing to trade it for crystal radio parts or small vacume tubes . I have two modern flybacks also if anyones interested sorry! dont have pictures

Posted by inductionheat! 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

im back from my small break

Yay im back who here dont i know and whats up and im in to yoyos

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

Fly back for SALE $5

I have one flyback transformer for sale for $5

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I'm Back >:)

~~Hey I'm new to instructables, i haven't posted anything yet. Let me take this chance to to say something about myself~~ So corruptedppl left. Which means that I am back lets hope the same thing won't happen with all the bugs and errors and logging issues like when chicken2209 left I'm back baby! did you miss me?

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

"Back To Search" button

I'm looking at a lot of 'ibles every day, and when i want to go back at the search page it takes a long time, I'm not pointing out a bug or anything, I think there should be a "Back To Search" Button somewhere that could get you back to the search page you where I.e. Search; LED page 255, instead of having to hit last page 20 times. Update: removed bad sentax.

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

I'm Back!

I'm back and with more ideas then ever i have a couple things in the works including but not limited to 1. how to fake a u.f.o. picture guide 2. how to survive a realistic zombie invasion scenario 3. improved Pocket Rocket Launcher if i get permission from zjharva probably more

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Im Back Everyone!

Hey everyone! Ive been busy and away from instructibles for a while now. Im back and by the end of the summer ill have new instructibles and videos posted on the group. I look forward to seeing new stuff in the group and invite people to the group sometime, I would love to make the group bigger and have more things added to it.

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

How to get back my lost photo files?

Appeal! Can somebody give me a hand? I don’t know why I can not find my photos in the camera, what should I do? They are very precious for me. Guys, just give me some ideas, thanks!

Asked by a357271913 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

playback sound system.

Hi , im new in this , i want some help. i have an amplifier , how do i attach a microphone with it to make it a play back device? like i speak in mic and the voice will come out loud from amplifier.

Posted by Syed MajidA 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

I'm back!

As a few of you may know, I haven't been on for a few days (*caugh* over a week *caugh*) due to hardware troubles switching to linux. Being sick of windows tendency to slow down with age and the inability to make that better without a full re-install, I decided that linux mint was the way to go. Long story short, it seems that the standard hardware i've had for a few years didn't like mint or ubuntu much and refused to install correctly, so I did my homework and built my own system which turned out to be about half the price of comparable brand name systems, although I did manage to use the same case from my old system and skimped on hard drives and extra cards. My new hardware consists of an Asus M4A88T-M motherboard, an AMD Phenom 2 X6 1055T processor, 8gb of cheap ram, various hard drives and various dvd drives all stuffed into an old tower. The Ideanator is back, and this time minty fresh!

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I was looking at Evil Mad Scientists website (following the link Patrik provided on (this)i'ble..) anyway back on topic: I noticed they had the bottom of the page was: "Trackback URL for this entry:'s what others have to say about 'How to make a Sawed-off USB Key':" Then with links of site that had linked too them. 'twas thinking it'd be pretty cool if it can be implemented into Instructables somewhere/somehow. =)

Posted by ll.13 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

I'm back! (Read if you care about me...or have heard of me) (UPDATED)

Hi guys! I am most ashamed. 2008 is practically over already, and I have come to the startling conclusion that, I didn't make anything this year!!! Instructables-wise at least. A whole year went by and I didn't publish a single instructable. School has been tough this year, tons of homework, projects and such.But don't worry! This year will be different! I vow to publish more instructables this year! It's been a year since I got here, and its about time I did my share! I promise you! New instructables! Better quality ones! More useful! Im baaack!Nothing can express my feeling more than this: Don't call it a comeback!I've been here for years!Rocking my peers,and putting suckers in fear!Making the tearsrain down like a monsoon,listen to the base goBOOM!'''UPDATE: I made a new ible: How to choose a good password: A few quick tips to staying safe*I'll fix the title later.It;s just a couple of tips to choose a good password.

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

does anyone know anything about the eagles camp 1 man pup tent? Answered

I recently found an eagles camp 1 man  pup tent up in the woods. It had no stakes with but the poles and tent were perfect  shape. I want to know where you can buy them so i can see reveiws and stuff. If anyone knows anything about this tent please anwser.

Asked by camping crazy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Threw my back out on Friday....

Sometime early on Friday morning, I threw out my back (it must have dropped in amongst the trash in one of the cans or something); anyways, I am still mobile, but am suffering quite a bit. I can't sit in one place to long at the moment, but it IS better then it was yesterday. Just thought I would let you all know, in case I seem a little more absent, or cranky this 4 day weekend I have *sigh* One more Update, well, make that two:The picture is not me, it is off the web, and#2: things have not yet gotten ANY better.....looks like I am stuck this way until Tuesday when the Docs are back from their vacations....*sigh*

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

I'm back.

I left because I was annoying people too much, and I got a PM from a mod telling me he 'expects better behaviour in future'. I kept meaning to get back to it, but I just got caught up in a lot of stuff which was happening. Its christmas day today, weird, because I'm currently in England. When I did get time to go on, I decided to play BF2:BC, TF2, Minecraft, HaloCE or Mercs2. Well thats pretty much it. I'm back.

Posted by ~Aeronous~ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

im bak

Yay im bak

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

Hey everybody,i'm back!

I know what your all thinking right now "oh no that freak is back". But then again why do I care what you guys think. But anyways just thought I would drop in and tell everybody why I haven't been on in like 3 months. 1.School......lots of work.2.Found about this cool company that sells these awesome sleds.(yes,sleds. Not your tube or steel runner sled,but your nice mad river rocket sled with awesome control and you can do some sweet tricks on them.Link at the end. And a video.)3.I grew out of k'nex and forgot there was so much more on this site!Thats it I think.links: this is not me. I have a few videos up their but I stink.

Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Anyone Know anything about MIT?

If someone who, say, had been out of high school for a while, lived in Canada and wanted to go back to school, would anyone know how to go about getting admitted full time to MIT? like if I wanted to go to MIT I have no post secondary education and live in Canada...... is there any way to prove myself and get in?

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

over 90W of flyback (back EMF) energy? how to dissipate it? Answered

Continuing my work on the flyback driver, I am investigating methods and practices to protect my MOSFETs from overvoltage conditions. I have measured peaks of as much as 350V across a 250V MOSFET while drawing an arc, and it does not matter what I do it seems like I simply cannot limit the back EMF transients to <250V. I am really impressed by the rugged nature of these MOSFETs, although I have popped quite a few of them. Seeing that they are being bombarded with almost 400V transients, it is a wonder they survive as long as they do. When I added a medium sized reverse biased zener diode in series with a 10 ohm 1 watt resistor, both went up in smoke, especially the resistor! The zener diode survived. I also tried a much larger screw mounted 30V zener diode w/o the resistor and it reached much over 100 degrees C after only a few seconds and I had very little output on the secondary. Judging by how quickly a 10 watt resistor heats up I assume that the back EMF very low impedance and has to be over 90W average!!! I'll need to try to use the integration feature on my scope to measure the average power dissipation accurately. In none of the configurations involving a resistor did I see the voltage clamped any lower than before. :(

Asked by -max- 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

This website.

I was talking to FreakCitySF on aim awhile ago, and asked him:"Are you still active on instructables?",He replied:"Yeah, A little, I mostly browse..","I have a few more projects, but I don't know if I want to post there (Instructables)""A lot of sites pay now.."I got to thinking, What does this site have more of than any other DIY website on the internet have? What makes members stay active on the site? What makes them want more?COMMUNITYFRIENDSHIPBoth of which are gained through the similarities amongst ourselves.With that said, I would like to thank, the staff and community at instructables, for making this website, my favorite. If I could award something to Instructables, I would, in a heart beat, with no questions asked.While we are all different, we are all the same.and Chris, come back to instructables!

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

Back-up power

Hey there folks! Looking for some advise again. NH just went through the worst power outage in years (maybe history). 6 days without power has me thinking again. I have means of heat (wood stove) and means of cooking (propane) and lighting (candles and my LED projects), but the well pump is a problem. The need of water to flush the toilets came from the stream nearby, all well and good as it was, washing our bodies from buckets has to go. I have learned that my 220vac well pump actually draws it's power from 2 110 vac circuits. If I have this right (which is my first question, is this even possible) I only need a 110vac converter to run this off my batteries. Now, if I'm correct here (second question) a 4amp 220vac pump is 880 watts, then the draw from the 12vdc battery should be 74amps (give a few for losses maybe 80 amps). I only have 2 160AH deep cell batteries running currently. Am I looking at a reality of 2 hrs (half the draw) or 4 hrs use (full draw)? Or, is it even less.... Yup, that was a third question! I just bought a 2500 (5000 max) watt inverter intended for the shop and thought I would use this as my back-up for the winter. Am i even close here?

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

Laptop battery to charge cell phone or tablet

I have a couple of L11S6Y01 Lenovo Lithium Ion batteries 10.8V nominal, 48WH, 4400mAH batteries and a couple of their AC adapters lying around the house. I was looking up the Minty boost DIY battery back up and I was thinking of making this battery back up kit to recharge my iPhone and Samsung tablets, both of which can connect to USB power sources. My idea: 1) Get a 7 pin connector that will connect directly to my AC adapter. For example:;=item1c319c8aec Maybe I can scavenge one such connector from this place:;=item51aba9a93b 2) Build a circuit similar to Minty boost : Except in this case, my source is a Li Ion rechargeable battery instead of 2 AA batteries. Any ideas and thoughts would be appreciated.

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

Flyback transformer question.? Answered

I have an urge to play with high voltage.  Maybe a Jacobs' Ladder, maybe a plasma speaker, maybe just make sparks and burn myself. Does the make / model of flyback transformer matter?  Or do they all connect the same way? For instance, would you recommend this model?

Asked by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Back to School 2: More instructables to help you in class

School has started for most of you and to help you out joshf posted The Top 10 List for going Back to School. But school is complicated and we feel that students can use all the help they can get. So we're helping you out with 10 (+1) more Instructables. Good luck in school this year. Learning is awesome. Minimalistic Desk by arte.sano Planning on renting a room, decorating with a single mattress, and studying on the floor? Time to make your own desk and act like a grown-up. Your back will thank you. Moleskine Hipster PDA case by atman Be ready to take notes at any time and keep your life together, analog-style. Who says you only learn in classes? The world is your classroom, buddy. Make a $5.00 "Space Pen" for your wallet by doctor_wu Even if you forget your Moleskine Hipster PDA Case, with this tiny pen you'll always be sure that you can write those thoughts down if you can just find a scrap of paper. Laptop sleeve from a zippered three ring binder by cmrc Laptop bags can be crazy expensive for what is just some fabric and a zipper. Strip out a zippered binder instead and you're all set! Vinyl Pencil Case by splityarn Store your fancy mechanical pencils and fine point pens in style with this custom case for your binder. The one you didn't rip up for a laptop sleeve, that is. Collegiate meals by trebuchet03 You're on your own and your idea of cooking is boiling water for ramen? That's sad. This collection of easy recipes will keep you eating well without stress. That's good. Office supplies trebuchet by Scissorman We recommend that you work on your verbal sparring with classmates before you resort to violence, but if you do need to get some agression out this tiny medieval weapon will help you launch your assault. The Paper Catapult by Kiteman So you don't have any office supplies for a trebuchet? Then print up this file and you'll have a scaled-down war going on in no time. Lego USB Stick by ianhampton If you're worried about accidentally using your Pinky USB Drive and destroying your homework you can make a flash drive with a sturdier bit of LEGO plastic. Just don't lose it by burying it inside your model of Helm's Deep. How to "Steal" Your Textbook by TimAnderson OK, we don't think you should really steal any textbooks, but you can turn them into PDFs by destroying them. You lose the resale value, but you can now keep all your books on your laptop and only carry one item to classes! Wikipedia in your pocket by PKM Afraid of getting into an argument in the cafeteria without the Internet to back you up? Take it with you by cramming Wikipedia in your pocket!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Platform for dog in back seat of car?

Our dog likes to lay his front half on the armrest between us in the front seat of the car. But his back half is not comfortable. We want to make a portable/collapsable box that will extend from the arm rest to the back seat with supports on the sides that go over the hump on the floor. Kind of an inverted T shape with supports on each side. Need the supports to fold up somehow so we can store it in the trunk. Appreciate any help!

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I'm glad to see the referrers back

Today I noticed the 'graph' button in the sidebar of my I'bles, next to the words 'About this Instructable'. It shows some (maybe all?) of the old statistics that went missing with the latest site changeover. I'm happy to see that these have been added back and I like the current incarnation. So, thanks! It's entirely possible that I'm the last person to notice this. In that case, sorry and feel free to point and laugh.

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

Lump on the back of my neck? Cancer?

Hey! SO, about a year ago I noticed this lump on the upper-back of my neck. Now, i realize that it has grown...a LOT. Of course, the first thing that came to mind...cancer? So I decided to do some research. I have many many symptoms of squamous cell carcinomas. I have acid reflux, difficulty swallowing, cotton mouth, and those are huge roles in it. Granted, those could just be from a bad line of throat problems, they are still symptoms. It doesn't help that I also have a lot of cancer in my family.... What should I do? What do you think it is? I just need help.

Asked by Flumpkins 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

Piggy Backing a lithium battery (cell)

I have several questions.  But the basic idea is that I want to extend the runtime of a device (such as a cell phone, tablet, camcorder, whatever) by increasing the mah.  So here are the things I am wondering: 1)Many lipo batteries have 3 or 4 contacts, one is -, one is +, and the others are typically data or something.  can I simply connect additional lipo's (just the + and the -) in parallel with the corresponding contacts in the device? 2) Are there any ill effects of charging (presumably from the built in charger of the device, like a cell phone) and discharging (using the device) parallel lipo's? 3)  They will all have the same voltage rating, but do they all have to have the same mah rating? thankyou

Posted by guyfrom7up 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I Have My K'nex Back!

Well, I've got some explaining to do.  It turns out my K'nex was never actually sold.  My parents hid my K'nex from me, telling me they sold it, only to give it back to me extremely recently under one stipulation: I can't build guns anymore, unfortunately.  Trust me, I'm not complaining; I'm just ecstatic that I can build with them again.  I'm sorry for the huge lack of activity lately, but I haven't had that many ideas before I got my K'nex back.  My first K'nex creation in a while is this really cool compact lock.  Being K'nex, of course, I wouldn't advise that you lock anything with it, but it is nigh on impossible to open with force unless the button is pushed, or you deconstruct the lock itself.  It is powered completely by tension, and doesn't need any rubber bands or power source other than the K'nex from which it is made.  It is also extremely fun to mess around with, and I could spend about an hour just fiddling with the mechanism; such is my attention span.  I'm thinking about working on instructions, but I wanted to see what you guys thought of it first. The second thing I'd like to share with you all is this 3D Owl I printed over at Fab Lab in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry.  I would like to sincerely thank Matt Chalker, the head executive of the Museum of Science and Industry's Fab Lab, the museum itself, and all that make Fab Labs possible for such a wonderful experience.  Along with this owl, we made many things out of wood via the wood laser engraver, and finger puppets for each member of my family, depicting our faces, of course. (I have more pictures of both the owl and the lock.  If anyone is interested, I could post them in the comments.  They're pretty much the items on different backgrounds, though.) Enjoy! -DarkOwl

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

what are the best exercises to do if you have sever back pain?

Well yeah i hurt my back and its in sever pain all the time and im home schoold so i mostly sit around and iv noticed that im starting to get a bit of a spare tire if u know what i mean and i was wanting to know if there are exercises to lose the weight around my stomach with out stressing my back i cant do crunches cause there just to much for my back any sugestions

Asked by Goomanhimer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago