We need some instructables on charcters such as: line man lightbulb man the eye.

Topic by XxAwesomexX 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

favorite character

Whos your favorite naruto character (s)?

Topic by naruto 777 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

fave character

this about who you like.i like jake.

Topic by nfk11 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Spanish characters

Would be nice if someone technic staff study the issue of the Spanish character, which appear well in the texts but not in the titles. They are the following: á é í ó ú ü ñ Á É Í Ó Ú Ü Ñ ¡ ¿

Topic by rimar2000 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

fave character

Who is your fave character.i like tord Larson

Topic by nfk11 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

LED Characters

This is something I saw at

Topic by pratikashwekar 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Character Pics!

Hey y'all, I was just looking for cool pictures you have drawn. If you are good or bad I don't care, I just want to see what you all can come up with! Have fun :)

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

Who is this character ?

My Dad bought this bottle along with a small Wild Turkey Bottle it says its Tauicå which upon my research it seems to be a  Èšuică - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...Èšuică (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈtÍ¡sujkÉ™]; sometimes spelled tuica, tzuika, tsuika, tsuica, or tzuica) is a traditional Romanian spirit that contains 45%-60% alcohol by volume (usually 52%). It is usually made from fruits. Although all of this information is great but what or who is the character on the top of the bottle that you will see in the photo: this is all I could find on this dude and this maybe wrong: Vlad The Impaler which like the 1st Vampire you can do a search on  Google and see that indeed he looks like the dude on top of the bottle. The burning question is HOW MUCH IS THIS WORTH if anything please if someone knows contact me ASAP Thanks Mike

Topic by Grandsonofacarpenter 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

favorite naruto character

Who is your favorite naruto character?

Topic by gaara_rox_forever 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Character in You Page

As seen in images below when i click on new "You page" and directed to the requested page i find character "N" which is not seen else where. It is seen in all browsers.

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

Scariest Cartoon Character?

What cartoon character do you consider the scariest? creepiest? things concerning that. yeup. mine is the character Him from the Power puff girls.

Topic by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Handling accented characters

Writing accented characters in an instructable ends up with the questionmark-diamond failed unicode character. So far not a big issue. However, writing accented characters with the &code; construction works, but on a second edit of the same text, uses the actual unicode characters, and thus on a third edit is reverted back down to the ugly diamonds again.

Topic by rachel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Best Brawl Character

Evry 1 knows about brawl! and it is impossible to know which character is better... UNTIL NOW! Send in Your Vote to See which is the Best Brawl Character!

Topic by redneckobsessed 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

international characters for "Steps"

The rich editor 'comment box' and 'Instructables editor' is able to handle international characters, such as: é, ê, ç, ¿, ñ (possibly others), however the "Title this Step" in an Instructable does not reflect the same editing perimeters. Instead, displays "�" (displays as black diamond with white question mark). This also happens with the yellow description box overlays. This may be user error, but seems weird that I can see certain text in one field but not another. FF v3.6.12 ?? _mike

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

Cursed Clue Character?

Here's something you might find interesting. I enjoy playing Clue, as does my family. A short while ago we bought a new board, and we've been playing with it. Everything was going fine, until something freaky started happening. Almost always Professor Plum did it. We tried shuffling differently, checking the cards, everything. Then we started keeping track. as of now of 15 times played, our favorite Egyptologist did it 11 times. Now that's just freaky. He did it with an array of weapons and locations, but he's been consistently a killer. Anyone know how to excorsise a game piece?

Topic by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

what should this character be named? Answered

This is a character of mine i created, but he needs a name. who has any ideas for names for this guy? (not pet names)

Question by zack247 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what dc character prop should i make?

I need help with inspiration for my next DC character prop.  I have already made baterangs, wing dings, and nightwing's escrima sticks (still working on the ibles).  Im looking for maybe a prop from a villain.  i need some help with inspiration... please help.

Topic by anoos5 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Error when trying to reach persona page

Following error, when trying to reach persona page ( Servlet Exceptionjava.lang.IllegalStateException: forward() not allowed after buffer hascommitted. at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward( at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error( at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError( at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter( at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service( at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest( at at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks( at at Professional 3.0.23 (built Mon, 22 Jan 2007 02:25:17 PST)

Topic by wiren 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Cannot type chinese characters

I need to type couple chinese characters in the text, but cannot save it. If someone know how to solve this problem, please let me know. Thank you very much.

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

whos your favrite character.

whos your favorite.mine is master chief and the other person who survives with him at the last thing of halo.

Topic by nfk11 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Weird junk characters in Firefox?

So, I have this annoying problem with Firefox... As I browse the web, opening and closing tabs, I get an accumulation of (Japanese?) characters all over the tabs at the top of the screen.  It starts with one or two, but soon builds up to obscure the tabs, so that I can't find the Xs to close tabs, or even switch between them (see the screenshot). The characters occur no matter what websites I do or do not visit. It eventually gets to the point where I have to close the software to get rid of the mess. The problem has persisted through uninstall/reinstall of the browser, and the only add-ons I have running are a dictionary and McAfee site advisor. Yes, I know I could just switch to Chrome, but FF is my favourite browser. Anybody know a cure?

Topic by Kiteman 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Special Characters " ' & $ etc changing to Klingonese “

Why are the special characters in my Instructional changing to some form of computer code?

Topic by arcticpenguin 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructable steps - formatting has changed - extra characters

My instructable has changed. The step title formatting is not what I entered.  I typed in the title but when previewed shows only part of the title with the rest of the title within the text body.  It also has extra text, strange characters showing in the preview screen. When the whole step is viewed it looks correct.  It's in the quick view (cursor over the step) that the problem shows.

Topic by jdl 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

symbols appearing as boxes

Hello , when i post the symbol for ohms (Ω) it brings up a box as you can see, i dont suppose there is anyway around this

Topic by Cew27 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Why is the Instructables Editor eating my plus signs?

The instructables editor keeps eating my plus signs.  Example:  What is the sum of the first four natural numbers? 1+2+3+4 = 10 Oh? So I guess it works on this editor, but not the editor I'm using to post replies to the Answers forum.  I am telling you, that thing devoured my plus signs!  The previewed text, and posted text, wound up looking like: 1 2 3 4 = 10 I even tried whatyoucallit,  ampersand-escaping the plus sign, using its special secret name of ampersand-pound-4-3-semicolon + and actually that worked... but this kind of seems like a convoluted way to write 2+2. OK. So it is working here,now, but I swear, previously, that damn editor was eating plus signs!

Topic by Jack A Lopez 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What is your favorite anime character?

In a combat RPG game; What do you want to play as, who do you want to play as? I am making a board card game and i am asking you, what do you want to be? Examples: Goku, a turtle, volibear, a dire wolf, a swordsman etc... Game must be funny. So choose entertaining characters. I prefer tanky, melee characters bcause they are brute.

Topic by yuno44907 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

What characters should've been in Brawl?

So, Brawl is out now, and it's got quite the roster. But a good chunk-o people (including me) are sort disappointed not to see our favorite nintendo character in brawl. So, who would you want to be in brawl? Please list a reason, too, not just a name.

Topic by njkbat 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Story set up help? Answered

   Okay, I am in the process of writing a story.  It is an action/adventure story involving zombies.  I need to find a place in the US with a high population and is not too too close to water.  Any ideas?  This will be the initial starting point for the main character.

Question by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to create a binary to alphabet converter ?

I want to create a small circuit consisting of 256 LED's as output and the input will be of 8 double pole type switches(for 1 byte input) which will serve as the input. all i want to do is that with each unique combination of the 8 switches a specific led will glow which will indicate the character for the binary code that is  given as input..... please help me to do this.....

Question by Soumya KantiS 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

JSON parse exception prevents editing or deleting of instructable

Try creating an instructable with the text below in the description. When you save it, a JSON parse error pops up. The same exception will pop up each time you go to edit the instructable, preventing you from reaching the edit page or ever deleting it. You apparently need to sanitize your input a bit more. SET count=0 setlocal ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION FOR /f %%a IN ('dir /b *.jpg') DO ( set /a xOffset = !count!*2 set /a xSize = 1098+!count!*6 set /a yOffset = !count!*1 set /a ySize = 732+!count!*4 "C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.7.3-Q16\convert.exe" %%a[!xSize!x!ySize!+!xOffset!x+!yOffset!] pan-%%a set /a count=count+1 ) The exact exception is: "There's been a problem updating your Instructable [object Object] parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad escaped character"

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

how can i make this sign on instructables ? Answered

How can i make this sign or this special character on instructables ?

Question by Mahmoud Alaa 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

DIY Costume Mute Rainbow 6 siege

My son wants to construct a costume for Halloween: Mute from Rainbow 6 Seige. Some of the costume items are easy like Cargo pants, ski goggles, combat boots, etc. Do any of you have suggestions for the gas mask, tactical vest and details. Thanks for any suggestions :-)

Topic by Kathmandu365 1 year ago  |  last reply 9 months ago

What's your favorite game character of all time?

Tell us what your favorite video game character is. Any console, any game, anything goes...

Topic by OfficerKarl 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can someone identify these two Portal characters? Answered

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

Instructables needs international character (letters) support!!!!!

Instructables currently does not support a lot characters from other languages. If you use a character from another language, instructables simply replaces it with some letters and symbols. Since the only other language I use here is spanish, I can only say this has happened to me when writing in spanish. The problem is, that without these characters (like diacritics and a certain spanish letter), many spanish sentences cannot be properly written, therefore altering its meaning. This problem has made it very difficult to use spanish in the site. Is it possible that the staff can do anything about this? Also, if anyone has experienced this problem in another language, please write it in this thread.

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

I broke my instructable with a funny character

Hi, I broke my instructable: 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

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

How do I quote formatting characters?

If I want text in an instructable to include characters that normally cause wiki formating magic to happen, how do I quote them ? For instance, if I want to enclose some text in square brackets:[my text](that was done with "preformatted" text. which changes the font and does a "block" at a time. Not what I want!)(couldn't find this in other pages about wiki formatting, either.)

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

JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal

I uploaded a picture to an unpublished instructable and assigned some text to it.  My instructable locked up and spat out this error: There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal Now I can't edit the instructable to fix anything.   I have tried deleting the picture from my library, but it will not let me do it unless I remove the picture from the instrructable, which I cannot do.  I decided to create a new instructable with the same information, and when I uploaded the picture to the new instructable, the same error came up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

Extra characters when sending a web link?

I use Vista on a desktop and Yahoo for my email and Firefox 9.1 for my browser. When I click on a web page to send the link, for example "", what it sends is "; ". I have tried using Hotmail and Internet Explorer browser and have the same problem. I realize something is substituting %3A%2F%2F for ://.  This seemed to have started about a year ago maybe when there was an upgrade to Foxfire.    I tried everything on the Foxfire help pages and that didn't help.  Does anyone know how to correct this.

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

What causes these strange characters �� to appear in a post? Answered

Ï¿½ï¿½ I hope they translate here so someone can translate the problem.  Thanks in advance!

Question by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 20 days ago

How can i create a movable character for stop motion without using clay? Answered

 I don't want to use clay ......any ideas?

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

Tiny Raised Letters?

I am looking for tiny raised characters, somewhere around size 10 font or smaller. It doesn't matter what they are made of, but I need the entire alphabet, preferably multiples of each character . The 'Made In China' text you find on almost anything plastic is the character size I'm in search of. Anyone have any ideas? Label maker characters are too large. I didn't see any rubber stamps with tiny characters at the local craft stores. I don't know if Ponoko can cut characters this small, but I don't think I could get something back from them in time.  Thanks!!!

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

UTF-8 Bugs

Adding extended UTF-8 characters to Instructables works the first time, but if I edit the page, the editor replaces them all with broken characters instead. I have to manually edit all the characters back before hitting save, or the broken characters are propagated to the web. The characters that I have tried are capital omega (Ω) and the degree sign (°), and I plan to use lower-case mu (μ) in the future. Also, the bug posting form seems to be much more broken in this regard.

Topic by CaladanJen 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What's a good way to make a shirt look used? Answered

I'm putting together a Steampunk outfit, and I need a good way to make a shirt look used. My character is a mechanic, so I want it to look like it's been worn by someone who gets dirty and greasy fairly often, but I don't want it to look nasty and like I should get a new shirt ;)  The shirt would basically be a white/grey tank top undershirt. Thank you!

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

How do you use special characters in cmd?

I'm looking for the arrow (or triangle) symbols to put into a batch program. I know the alt # codes, but I want the codes compatible with ANSI. I have the down arrow, but it's an invisible symbol. Anyone know how to get them? (ASCII numbers are 16, 17, 30, and 31) Thanks!

Question by race.freak 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Fixing a 5 character seven segment display clock

This is a count up race clock that fell due to high winds and has stopped working. It is a springco athletics model 2710A. I have already tried respecting and reconnecting all the non soldered pieces of this display. The main chip on the board is a PIC16F887 with 20 pins. Each display is connected by a single ribbon cable with 20 pins and there are jumpers on each display labeled 1-6(presumably for the character placement in the display). If I cannot find a way to fix the current hardware I would like to replace the control board with an arduino that can do the same thing but I do not know how to wire the display to the arduino nor what model to use. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Question by Tsall1698 4 weeks ago  |  last reply 4 weeks ago

Request: Non-Alpha Characters in Titles to Designate Awards

Dear Instructables Administration: While downloading Instructables as PDF files, I like to edit the name of the file with the following convention at the end of the title: How_to_Make_Mashed_Potatoes (*++).pdf The part that looks like this (*++) indicates that the instructable has been featured (*) and has been a finalist in 2 contests (++). This lets me peruse my downloaded instructables within a given category (I file them by project type) and find one that is really top-of-the-line at a glance. Would it be possible and/or acceptable to have this sort of suffix automatically added to the title of downloads by the instructable web site? This would save much time and effort for me and anyone else who was interested in this luxurious little feature. Perhaps it could be included as a preference check-box for those who did (or didn't) want this feature enabling them to choose it? Would the code to do this be difficult to implement? I hereby request this feature for pro members! Timothy Nugent

Question by timnugent 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Did someone know how to make a 3d character in sketch up??

Did someone know how to make a 3d character in sketch up?? Because I want to make some draw that I did but I want to make it papercraft ,so Thats why I needed

Question by fettfan 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Punctuation in Instructables editor.

I'm using a UK mapped keyboard and FireFox and find that I get a couple of problems when posting certain characters. The 'Pound' symbol shows in the thread with a circumflexed 'A' before it, and colons and semi-colons have a circumflexed 'A' after them. Is there a way of getting these characters in so they display correctly? Examples £ : ;

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

How can I fix the keyboard on my zv500 hp pavillion?

The keybord on my laptop suddenly started to type wrong characters and combinations of them. For example the first line of characters (qwertyuiop[]) on my keyboard does not to type the right characters but other ones

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