I cant wait for christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant wait. i am getting a bunch of tools. what about you, can you wait? cause i cant!

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

GOODHART post an instructable!

Post one NOW! lol.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

New Bug (double of everything)

Is anyone else seeing two of the same ibles?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

how could i do this?

I recently bought a mini butane torch. it has a refeulable cartridge, which is just a lighter with out the flint. it makes a mini blue torch flame. is there anyway i could make on with a regular lighter?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

what year pennys are made of zinc?

I need a way of getting zinc powder, i heard there is penny's that are made of zinc? is there any specific year? how would be the best way of getting it to s powder? yes, this is for negative x. thanks

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

How would i do this? (electronics, simple?)

I have a 540 size motor and i am running it with a 12v 4 amp power supply. is that too much? could i use 9v batteries? i also need to control it, does anyone know the rating for it? radioshack only. Thanks

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

I am telling you to STOP!!!

Enough is enough. people keep posting religouse topics in the forums. aall its doing is having people debate about what the believe. this site isnt for religoen. create a group on here instead of posting topics about it. it is not where it belongs. people are just trying to start flaming wars and getting attention. so i ask STOP. who else agrees?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

how does a blow torch work

i was thinking of making a mini blow torch. but i have no idea how it works or hot to make on. my bro has this mini torch that give out a blue flame. it just uses a simple refeulable cartridge. it uses butane. i have a barbecue lighter i dissected and i want to make one. but does anyone know how it works or how to make one?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

help with roller! need help asap

I built a vdg and it works. but since the top roller is AL all it does is produce static electricity until it sparks to the AL on the roller. instead of going to the dome. i have to present it at science fair so i need another roller. i was thinking nylon. so i bought a bed frame roller wheel. but i dont know if it is nylon. so does anyone know if there is any thing i could use that would be at hardware stores or any stores?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

how do i solder a perf board?

I got a perf board for Christmas but have no i idea how to solder components together. i know how to solder the components on the board but i don't know how to connect them. do i use a jumper and if so how do i use that? isn't a jumper kit just some solid core wire? i have some .032 inch diameter copper wire from a transformer and i was thinking i could use that instead of a jumper?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

Who is true to this site. nominate who you think. Vote!

I think we should make a list of the people who have dedicated knowledge to this site and who have gave valuable knowledge. also seeing who has stuck with us for a long time. nominate who you think is the best instructabler. lol. lets hear it! i will start out the list with....... NachoMahma KiteMan Teh_Muffinator Weissensteinburg Westfw GoodHart Zachninme GuyFrom7up ToolUsingAnimal kruser495(me)! john smith canida Ethangibson Spl1nt3rC3ll EWilhelm sunbanks LASVEGAS (there you go) jessyratfink Brennn10 timanderson

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

Contest: can i join?

Hi, i have this question because in the official rules of every contest there is a list of elegible countries but Italy is not mentioned. My question is: Can Italians join a contest?

Posted by francy91 5 years ago

how can i charge this? (capacitor)

I have a camera capacitor i need to charge. (not for a tazer). it 330wv, 120uf. how can i charge this. with a aa battery and a resistor? any ideas?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Not ableto discontinue my membership...please do this for me or advise.....thankyou!

Posted by cat1163 6 years ago

Can't click pictures

When I'm logged in, I can't click the additional pictures in an instructable. When I log out however, I'm able to view pictures. Is there a fix for this? Anyone having the same problem?

Posted by Jambizzle 8 years ago

obsolete microcontroller

Looking for micro controller for pool robot was built in 2001 controller part numbers seem to be 116a or diag 116a can i use a different microcontroller or do I have to use this model.Any help would be nice. thanks and have nice night.!!! Randy D

Posted by randy D 10 years ago

I can't edit my instructable

I placed my instructable some time ago and now I'd like to change it, but it doesn't seem to work. I wanted to add some pictures (and I did, I can see them all on that page), but when I click on "save & preview", I see only the old ones with no changes at all. Even when I clicked on "publish" the same thing happened - the instructable hasn't changed a bit. Can you please help me?

Posted by jelenamitic77 10 years ago

How to get speed data from a car??

Hi! I try to get speed data from a vehicle(Hunday Accent) by using Arduino UNO and Seeed CAN-BUS Shield. I get some data but i dont know how to get speed information by using them. I have attached a pic showing what i get. Anybody tell me please what all those numbers mean and how can i convert them into speed information? Thanks in advance :) P.S. I have attached the library i used, as well.

Posted by Ninikoveliashvili 3 years ago

I broke my instructable with a funny character

Hi, I broke my instructable:  https://www.instructables.com/id/drawing-from-your-mind-some-thoughts-and-ideas/ On Step 12, I entered some foreign characters, experimenting with the editor and broke it.  It cannot be viewed or downloaded as PDF. Can someone delete Step 12 for me and I'll re-enter it without the foreign chars? Thank you -J

Posted by foobear 5 years ago

Can't access groups.

Whenever I click on a group, I get directed to this page. I am using a PC with Windows XP and Firefox.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago

TigerNod (and perhaps other people too) can't create a group

When I tried to submit a group my pc told me to enter a name for my group. I did, and I called it "Command and Conquer Group". For some reason, it keeps telling me to enter a name before I can submit. I'm not that technical with computers or the Internet, so is there someone around to explain me what I should do?

Posted by TigerNod 9 years ago

Can't embed video

Can't embed video when I try to embed a video for a new video instructable i get unsuported vido host. i have checked my video and it is set as embeddable.

Posted by bassman76jazz 7 years ago

Why my new instructable can't add to the Moderated group"New authors, come get some free stuff!" ?

Hi! I'm a new author,just now I have published my first instructable,and want to add it to the group:New authors(www.instructables,com/group/newauthors/ ) to participate in the activity,but it says: You currently have no eligible Instructables, Videos, or Photos that aren't already added to this group. Submit an Instructable to Enter Now! What does it mean?I think my new instcuctable is eligible to this group.And what can I do to add to it? Thank you!

Posted by yuhuaabc 6 years ago

PC Test rack

I read an instructable a couple of weeks ago on a PC Test rack, basicly allowing you to test a PC without a case, but I can't find it. I've searched for ages but can't find it at all. Any help on finding it would be appreciated.

Posted by Josho 11 years ago

Tea tins, What should I make?

I have about 50 of these empty tea tins at home and I want to do some sort of cool craft with them. Any suggestions? The tins are all about 4x4x4. I really appreciate the help.

Posted by fredbeatsethel 9 years ago

Can't View Full Size Pictures

The "I" button on the corner of the pictures to view the full sized ones has not been showing up recently. I have tried 3 different web browsers, so I don't think that that's the problem.

Posted by rocketman221 6 years ago

Can't upload video

I am currently trying to upload a video to my library but it won't upload. I do not want to make a youtube account, therefor I just want to upload the video for download. I was able to upload one video, but it just sits there saying it is when it isn't. please help.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago

Can't make a Instructable

I can't make an instructable! When i click on start a instructable it takes me to the tip page. When i lcick on start a instructable there it doesn't do ANYTHING. Then i was writing this commet before and i hit preview topic, it took me to my account page! What is wrong with this website!

Posted by Firepower96 8 years ago

Can't publish, can't add text to intro...

I find it so difficult to post on Instructables. I have all my info loaded, and I keep getting the message to add text to my intro... however.... I can't add it... I get the window, but there is no option to edit? Help!?!

Posted by Quickdiytips 2 years ago

can't post

When i click on post reply the little twirl around starts and continues for as ling as i leave it on. it never posts. i feel i have a lot to contribute with 50 years of electronic experience. i teach electronic theory to those people wanting to obtain their ham tickets. my posts are always nice. i don't get it.

Posted by kadris3 9 years ago

having problem with downloading pdf after being pro member

Hi every body. I'm a pro member but I can't download pdf. when I click on pdf download after some minutes this message is appeared : "the file is damaged and could not be repaired" what should I do to download????????? Thanks a lot.

Posted by ertebatbehineh 8 years ago

can't foreward your pages to friends...it looks jumbled.

I can't get the instructables I want to forward to friends to not look like a jumbled mess. the type and pics are all out of wack and there's encoding script and lots of vacant space. it's a long scroll down to get the meat of the instructable and that makes it hard to follow. thanks, anyone or everyone, tubaska

Posted by tubaska 3 years ago

Newbie can't download a PDF

I became a new member today.  After a couple of hours, I tried to download a PDF from a project posted by member "acantine" showing , how to make "Awesome Cutting Boards".  When I clicked on the PDF icon to download after logging on, the log in screen kept popping up and would not open the PDF. My email address is gooddeal8@att.net, user ID is "woodman44". Please help.

Posted by woodman44 6 years ago

Can't start new paragraphs with normal posts?

It's bothering me (being one who makes long posts) that when I press the enter key it would appear that I'm starting a new paragraph but when I end up posting the comment or answer, it all appears as one big paragraph. Am I missing something here or is there some sort of bug because I see other people having no problems.

Posted by TheDunkis 8 years ago

Video Instructable failing to publish

Hi, I have copied the correct code from YouTube (embed video) to Instructable post, give it a title, a little text underneath and attached a thumbnail image. My problem is it won't publish at all. I click publish button, but it does nothing. I should mention this is the share a video option on the site. (Don't have a link as it's stuck in draft.) Any help or advice appreciated, Go Repairs

Posted by Go Repairs 4 years ago

Can't enter the april fools' contest -- why?

Hey guys ... i have a problem whenever i try to enter this contest with one of my instructables , it's like "Instructable not published in the april fools' contest , as it's not open for entries" the thing is that it's actually open for entries...as i read on the contest's page...so does anybody have any idea why it doesn't let me participate in the contest ?

Posted by Vladmakesstuff 8 years ago

can crock pot

I have this idea its a can crock pot you put water and other ingredients or seasoning in it then you it the meat in and boil it over a fire

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago

How a Soda Can is Made

The basic soda can seems so simple and, well, basic, but how do they make them? And so quickly? This video from Discovery covers the details of how to churn out 2,000 cans a minute with no mistakes allowed. via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

RedBull Art of the Can Contest

Since we've got a ton of can reuse projects on the site, you'll love this:RedBull is running an Art of the Can contest. Deadline to submit your artwork is April 6.Anyone want to try making the Robot?If you build something for the contest, share the full Instructable or Slideshow Instructable here!

Posted by canida 10 years ago

Getting rid of a Coke Can's Curve?

In my quest of making use of beverage cans, I have come to one of the many points where I don't know what to do. As we all know, Coke cans are cylindrical. For this particular project of mine, I'm going to cut the top and bottom of the can off, and then slice the can vertically to create one long sheet. I need this sheet to be flat, but the curve is very resistant against my attempts to get rid of it. I've tried putting the sheet under a large dictionary and waiting a day or so, but to no avail. Does anyone know a way to fix this? Even if it isn't perfectly flat, it'd be alright. Thanks!

Posted by Bran 11 years ago

Can not up load my finished project

My project is finished and when I click: upload it says    Please add keywords.  even though I put in three words. It stays in draft.    Thanks

Posted by myrmac 2 years ago

lcd sharp LQ038Q5DR01


Posted by hhofkhan 4 years ago


Hey, I have no idea what to say, but these numbers do. 1: She's new here and would like to comprehend the awesomeness of this site 2: She always sees little planes made out of soda cans in mexico and local markets. How do you make them? (i couldn't find any when I searched)

Posted by WhyHello 8 years ago

Can't Log In on Firefox

I can't seem to log in to the site when using Firefox 54.0.1. After clicking on the "log in" button and entering my username and password, I get redirected to the homepage. I can log in using Safari, so I don't think the issue is with my account. I also tried clearing my history and deleting my cookies, but the problem still persists. Any ideas as to what's going on? Thanks! 

Posted by M3G 1 year ago

Can I fix this? (Update!!!!)

Ok guys... I really need some help, I know there are some motor-heads around here on the forum, I really need some help from people on here with metal working/motorcycle/general small engine knowledge!!! See umm... yesterday, yeah well look at the pictures.. and trust me, my body is almost as mangled as the bike in the picture. I don't stop for NO ONE though, I want to fix this as my dad is pretty pissed about it (this weekend is father's day and he was looking forward to taking it out for a drive). Not only that.. MY BIKE IS TOTALED F?CK! I've done some googling and I can order some parts from the baja powersports website, as they have a parts catalog and even pictures to go with each part they sell, the weird thing is that they have like ALL the parts I could ever replace on the bike... except the front suspension.. like seriously everything under the kitchen sink EXCEPT any major front end parts (like said suspension)... Anyways guys, can someone PLEASE help me out here? I called a number on the baja powersports website and the guy said they don't directly deal with parts (even though it said it was a Canadian toll free parts number) and he asked for my postal code and found the closest "shop" next to me which is about a 30 min drive from here but oh well, I need the parts! Anyways look at the damage, it's pretty screwed up as you can see in the picture. But I want to know if maybe I can errr "bandage" it up a bit until I get said parts. The rim is kinda bent too... but I think it'll still roll forwards, I have the front end back together, my the left side sheered right off the bike and that part of the suspension will have to be replaced aswell.. Long post I know, but I'm a bloody hurting unit today, and my dad is very pissed off with me, this is a BRAND NEW bike guys! Surely someone can help me figure something? UPDATE>: After playing some phone tag and talking to A LOT OF PEOPLE over the phone, I'm getting like $500 worth of bike parts shipped to me within one business week, RIGHT TO MY DOOR! I'll tell you now when I hung up the phone with the guy, I nearly jumped through the ceiling, it's all gonna be covered under warrenty, even the shipping!!!!! I told the guy I'll be thanking him until next year! So all in all, my knee is still buggered up, but I'm a lot happier knowing that my 2 month old bike isn't a COMPLETE write-off! Thanks for the help anyways guys.... oh wait what am I saying, thanks for the criticism! But all in all, thanks for being by my side to laugh at my foolish mistakes fellow instructables members... I hope that everyone that reads this topic will see this and learn to be more responsible when driving ANY motorized vehicle!

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


I saw the new feature of making a guide. so I click, type in title, write description, add images, & clicked save & add instructables. The problem is, when I click that button, it takes me to this place so that it's like I typed in the title in the search box & clicked Search. Then I go to published tab, go to guides, & it shows my profile page (when you go to You). PLEASE FIX IT!!!! I GOT 259 FAVORITES & SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT I WANT TO ORGANIZE INTO CATEGORIES!!!!

Posted by CrayfishYAY 7 years ago

I Have A Car, You have An Idea?

I am planning to sell this car within a month, but if I can't I would like to do something creative with it, like cut the roof off /demolition derby/something of the like. But I was wondering if anyone on instructables has an idea of what I could do to it. I've been looking at mutant/art cars from Burning Man, and wondering about an armored car or something.. BTW, the car is for sale, $500. Any takers?

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago

When creating an instructable, Publish tab does not work.

Hi, I've been on Instructables for over 3 years and thought I'd create my first instructable today, through the video instructable template.  I have managed to create a draft fine, exactly as I wanted it. But when I click the Publish Tab, the little updating bar comes up for about 1 second, then goes away, and that's it, it's still on the EDIT tab, and has not been published or changed anything. I've tried it in current versions of Firefox and Chrome, but it's the same in both browsers. Everything in the EDIT and SHARE tabs work fine, it is just a problem with the PUBLISH tab. My OS is Windows 7. It is really puzzling to me as to what is happening and any help would be very much appreciated. The Instructable's name is: "How to diagnose & rebuild an electric vehicle winch Part 1 (Warn XD9000)" . Regards, JD

Posted by JDs DefenderCam 5 years ago

Inventor of Pringles Can Buried in Pringles Can

The inventor of the Pringles can, Frederic J Baur, passed away recently and was partially buried in a pringles can, his most prized invention.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago

LED Spray Can

Halo is an LED spraypaint can by French designer Aissa Logerot.The LED light changes colors and brightness and is powered by an internal battery that can be charged by shaking of the can. "It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti's styles. If the light doesn't have enough battery, the user must shake it to have energy again."Built on the same principle as LED Light Drawing Pens but with a cool sray can apperancevia Geekologie

Posted by Chicken2209 9 years ago