For the benefit of Mr Kite

In the year of my birth, John Lennon penned a little ditty, inspired by an antique poster he bought. Today, that poster has been recreated with quite obsessively extreme care. I would love a copy, but, at £294, with the cost of framing on top of that... I don't think so. Time for plan B... Dear Santa...  

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

can't find any info on Pro and premium memberships - what does cost & what benefits

I can't find a link or page that explains any info on Pro and premium memberships - what does cost & what benefits.

Topic by DanielB1111 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Instructables PRO memberships GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone :)I have a bunch off PRO memberships and decided to make a giveaway :)To enter the giveaway you must to the following:1) Watch my last video in full ( will help to rank it ) - Like the video3) Comment on it4) Share it with your friends and familyIf you did the above please leave a comment here stating that you did all of them and you would like to enter the giveaway ;)Let's see how many people are in a need of a PRO membership :)

Topic by Giulia Art 4 months ago  |  last reply 4 months ago

Pro membership switching back to regular membership (old account)? Answered

My recent Instructable (Shameless Plug) was featured, and apparently now they give out free 3 month Pro Memberships. Pretty spiffy. However, I've got an old account (meaning I can view all steps on one page, PDF stuff, and etc.) and was wondering if I accept this 3 month "trial", and then switch decide to switch back to basic membership. Will my benefits of having an older account disappear?

Question by LegoBrickMaster7 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Pet (Contest) benefit -NOT a plug....honest-

The Benefits of Pets in general should not be minimized. No, this is NOT a plug for my contest entry, but a plea to go look at the Pet contest, and consider the benefits of pets (especially rodent pets), if you do not have one as an extended member of your family. A few pet benefits.

Topic by Goodhart 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

What benefits come with achieving medals?

I have just received a medal after having my post featured on the homepage, awesome! As I'm new to this I was wondering whether there are and additional benefits to achieving medals other than kudos? Do they unlock any features as you progress? Many thanks 

Question by Showcase Creative 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Benefits between using a Relay or Transistor? Answered

I am unclear as to the potential benefits of using a relay versus a transistor and vice versa. Does some one have a good link or explanation? In the project that I am working on I need to be able to turn power on/off for a device that uses 500mA at 7.5V. Is there one that I should use? Everything is DC not AC if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance for your help.

Question by Hammock Boy 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Fizzgig Puppet auction to benefit animals!

Hey guys, I just listed the Fizzgig inspired puppet I made for the remix contest up on eBay. 50% of the proceeds from the auction are being donated to a wonderful local animal shelter (Burbank Animal Shelter), and the winning bidder gets to choose whether it goes toward their kitten foster program or their dog walking program. Please share with your Henson/ animal loving friends so we can raise some good money for the cause!

Topic by ashleyjlong 3 years ago

3D Printers for Peace competition - ideas that benefit humanity

Michigan Tech University has opened a 3D printing contest: Printers for Peace! They are challenging the 3D printing community to design things that advance the cause of peace. This is an open-ended contest, but if you’d like some ideas, ask yourself what Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, or Gandhi would make if they’d had access to 3D printing! Prizes:   1st Prize Fully assembled, open-source Type A Machines Series 1 3D Printer The Series 1 recently won best in class in the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3-D Printing. It has a 9-by-9-by-9-inch build volume, prints at 90mm/sec in PLA, ABS and PVA with 0.1mm resolution. 2nd Prize Michigan Tech’s MOST version of the RepRap Prusa Mendel open-source 3D printer kit The RepRap can be built in a weekend. It has a 7.8–by-7.8-by-6.8-inch build volume on a heated bed, prints comfortably at 80 mm/sec ABS, 45 mm/sec PLA, HDPE and PVA with 0.1 mm resolution. 3rd Prize MatterHackers sampler pack: MatterHackers sampler pack of 3-D printer materials of 3 PRO Series PLA spools, Laywoo-D3, Nylon, and Soft PLA. Anyone in the United States or Canada (excluding judges and their relatives) is welcome to enter. Contest closes September 1, 2013. For more information and to enter visit the Michigan Tech site 

Topic by Ivana_Zelenika 5 years ago

What kind of benefit may I get if I publish and joint to this community ?

Question by gore666 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Repeated Instructables?

Would Instructables benefit from another Instructable similar to some that quite a few people have already created? Or would it just be a nuisance?

Question by .Unknown. 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What are the benefits to Premium Membership? Also, do redeemable memberships expire?

I recently was rewarded 2 coupons for 3-months of free Premium Membership. What I want to know is what's exceptional about Premium, and if Premium coupons can expire.

Question by Ethan1023 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Can I buy a soldering station used? Or is there a huge benefit to new irons?

I was wondering whether there was anything to look out for if/when buying a soldering station (hakko fx888, auyoe, weller, something of the like) on ebay or craigslist? I don't really want to spend a ton of money and was thinking I could save a little by going used. Thanks!

Question by guitar-is-awesome 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What is instructables pro? How do i get it?

Is it worth is, and what benefits are there?

Question by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Should I buy a breadboard? Answered

Half the stuff i make fails so should I buy one? And want are the benefits?

Question by TNEN 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Larger Photos in PDFs

I am a long-time free Instructables member and a brand new Pro member. Now that you have subscription memberships, would it be possible to offer in the PDF downloads a third image size choice (currently standard and small) of LARGE for those of us who would benefit from larger photos? That would be a fantasticly awesome feature that could be a Pro-only benefit. What do you think?

Topic by susyn 9 years ago

Typo on All Class Pages

Https:// &etc...; "Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!" This is included on the description page for every class: Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!

Topic by BrandonC102 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

can you help me?

I have a blog and would like to partner with you in the disclosure. ARTNERSHIP This will bring benefits to both sides for the development of our entertainment blog that aims generally find that their integration our team will benefit in the form of attracting pubublico are heading our blog posts and at the same time the public to visit our blog do not know if the site had come to know of you and vice versa. interest if it acts to respond to this email to discuss more about related subjects. graciously team segue sua nau

Question by trevor00 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Applications of color sensor

Hello everyoneI'm a student looking for an applications of color sensor either used in sorting,mixing or anythings. but this application should be have a benefit for life for the companies or community.

Question by ZiadA25 3 months ago

Sponsored Instructables? Answered

Who makes them? What is the benefit? When can they be made? Where do they end up? Why do they get made? How do I make one?

Question by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

what are the importance of night lamps?

Please i want to know the benefits one can get when using night lamps that are operated with batteries Or the problems encountered without night lamps in the home or offices

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

voltage regulators vs resistors? Answered

What are the benefits of voltage regulators over resistors and vice versa? why to use voltage regulators if resistors can limit the voltage?

Question by Ahtasham Ahmad Mohtashim 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Pro membership

A couple of months ago, I upgraded to a pro membership. It has never been applied to my membership on mjy account. How can this be? What can be done to get the benefits of this upgrade?

Topic by DougOlinger-74 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

de-airing pug mill

Has anyone tried upgrading a non-de-airing pug mill to de-airing. I'm thinking about trying this but I'd like to benefit from others experience.

Topic by docweathers 5 years ago

How to Make Homeopathic Vodka.

Now you can have all the benefits of Vodka, with none of the unpleasant side-effects, thanks to the clever chaps at the 10:23 Campaign.

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

How to make my Instructables files for membership only.

Hi! I am still not familiar with publishing my Instructables. Kindly advise me how to make some of files in my Instructables for membership only.

Topic by Kaeru no Ojisan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I Have a Pro Membership but my Instructable still has Ads

Listed among the benefits of having a Pro Membership is No Advertisements on Instructables. I have a Pro Membership but my Instructable still has advertisements. Please explain.

Topic by Chris C Roberts 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Another Irritated Customer!

Over the last few months I have experienced sporadic problems with being logged out in mid-session.  It is becoming worse.  Now pretty much anytime I do anything requiring a page refresh or change, I get logged out.  It took me three logins to get to this page so I could post this message.  Basically none of the Pro benefits are functional.  I cannot access PDFs, additional images, or much of anything which my Pro membership supposedly provides.  I am obviously not the only person with this or similar problems. Please resolve this issue or cancel my Pro subscription and refund my payment. I love the site but I don't love paying for benefits which I can't access!

Topic by branhamr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is it possible to have a reversed go-kart?

What I mean is to have front wheel drive & rear wheel steering, as oppose to front wheel steering & rear wheel drive. if so what benefits does it have? Would it be harder to install on a homemade go-kart? Please answer a.s.a.p.

Question by DarkVolt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is the point on selecting collaboration as an option for an instructable?

Does this allow others to modify your instructable and/or with your permission.  I could see the benefit in this for sure, but does it make it become exclusive so that others can't see it?  Any pro/cons on this subject would great and welcomed. Thanks

Question by iminthebathroom 8 years ago

Why does one have to pay for membership

If the people that share their videos and ideas on this amazing site do it for free, why one has to pay a fee to get better benefits. I do not understand. Can you correctme telling me why I am mistaken? Thank you

Question by amalgam 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can I use two usb wifi sticks connecting two hotspots for better redundancy

 so when i loose connection momentarily the other one still maintain.Any other benefits, shotgun the two connection but not bridging perhaps via software?

Question by celalboz 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do you determine the length of an antenna and the size of a fractal antenna? Answered

In an instructable, the formula for calculating antenna length was given as "length in meters =300 / frequency in MHz".  The example given was for a Bluetooth antenna with a frequency of 2450MHz.  The antenna length was calculated as 300/2450 = 0.1225m = 12cm.  The author then divided it by 4 to make a "quarter wave" antenna length of 30mm.  Why divide it by 4 and what is the benefit of a "quarter wave" antenna.  What is the effect of the conductor leading to the antenna?  If the 30mm antenna is soldered to a 4mm lead, does that result in a 34mm antenna?  For a fractal antenna, should the 30mm length of wire be folded into a fractal shape or should the total fractal antenna be 30mm in width?  I have read somewhere that one of the benefits of a fractal antenna is that they are able to receive signals of different wave lengths.

Question by fcampbell 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

how does this circuit produce four sounds ?

Hi everyone my friend is interested in doing this circuit but he need to understand how it's working this is the circuit diagram is it need 3 switches ? and what the benefit of the transistor here ? waiting for your help ^^

Question by CSE251 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructables IRC (Much better than Meebo)

After getting fed up with Meebo, and its guests floating in and out, causing disturbances in the force and whatnot, A few other mods, and myself, are trying to educate other members on the benefits and use of the instructables IRC chatroom.Click here to get educated!

Topic by bumpus 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What should i do with my non working laptop ?

Hi, I have a laptop who's mother board in not working and replacement would cost US $ 160. What i can i do with this laptop ? any idea which can give me more benefits ? Thanks Richi

Topic by rronald 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Pro account not working after logging in

I log into my account but when I search for a project and select it, then it says I'm not logged in.  I was looking at the Pot Lid Organizer but I can't use any of Pro benefits.  It keeps wanting me to apply and when I click on the link it tells me I am already subscribed.

Topic by rkm519 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Pro Member

I have a pro membership. Why am I continually badgered to become a pro member when I already am one and sometimes I have troubles downloading PDF'S. Why am I being made to jump thru so many hoops just to enjoy the benefits of pro membership every time I log in???

Topic by Binny the first 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Being sponsored? Answered

What does this means? I live in Belgium & I know that I am not sponsored at all! I was featured 3 times today but in my last post it has been said that this post os sponsored content? Is there some benefit for me? This is Sophie from SophiesFoodieFiles. And this is the concerning post:

Question by SophiesFoodieFiles 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How could I make a Kort Nozzle for a 60mm prop?

I have some thrusters on my ROV that would benefit from a nozzle of some sort. I was thinking of using PVC pipe cut into lengths and then shaped to form the nozzle. I need it to attach to the housing of the thruster, but not impede water flow too much.

Question by SpaceShipOne 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What can I do with silver powder? Answered

I have a bunch of silver powder gleaned from a chemistry class lab (silver nitrate + copper redox). Other than melting it into a solid lump, what can I do with it?  I am also not interested in using it as colloidal silver (the kind with supposed "health benefits").

Question by mad_scientist 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Thursday we passed 3 truckloads of new Audis with German plates traveling north on the M6 west of Manchester.Can anyone explain this?One model per truck ~6-7 carsGerman platesNorthbound on the M6Our best guess was they'd been shipped over for the benefit of motoring journalists to test drive, but you'd expect them to land on the east coast (unless they were touring?)L

Question by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What projects do YOU want to see?

Simply put, what sort of things are you looking for? What do you want to learn how to make? Which piece of advise would benefit you? I'm doing this more out of curiosity than anything else, can't wait to see the results! :D

Topic by Kryptonite 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

New Antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a real problem, and I figured that the crafty and scientific community could help. I started this petition on the white house website. Note: This is at no benefit to me, I am just trying to bring awareness to this issue. 

Topic by airsofter1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Zombie Traps

In the spirit of Halloween and to kick of Season 4 of The Walking Dead, I came up with this idea for a zombie-proof house as a sort of design exercise. It also has the benefit of sustainable zombie disposal. See some Pros and Cons on my blog. Tell me what you think of my idea. Do you have any ideas for a fortress or zombie trap? Post them here! 

Topic by JamesRPatrick 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Does anyone know if using more of my left hand will enhance my brain? Answered

I am right handed and I have been thinking if using my left hand will improve my brain. I know that different hemispheres of our brains control the opposite side of our bodies. It is there any benefits in becoming ambidextrous?

Question by blkhawk 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Healthy Foods - Good for your Body and look like your Body

This unique twist on food and nutrition will give you a visual queue to help you remember what body part is benefiting as you snack! Foods That Look Like Body Parts They're Good For found in Women's Day. Can you think of any other foods that would fit this category?

Topic by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can you still add lights and inputs on an audrino board with the motor shield attached? Answered

I'm new to the audrino board but it looks to be a great piece of kit. I still don't fully understand the benefits of the motor shield. Is if just higher voltage motors, can you still add lights and input on an audrino board with the motor shield attached?

Question by funbob 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

I have seen these solar thermal tubes but will a semi vacuum work? Answered

I have seen solar collectors with a black pipe inside a vacuum tube like these Ebay Tube I want to know if this needs a complete vacuum or will a semi-vacuum work just as well, or at least help.  Will even the smallest amount of air eliminate any benefit.

Question by 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can I install motion sensors for the lighting in my room? Answered

I would like to have a motion sensor in my room that would turn on my ceiling lights and last for an hour. benefits: Never forgetting to turn the lights off, not wasting time in my room, taking breaks from computers and saving money.

Question by Houdinipeter 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago