Café Twin Arts and Science Community Advisory

Http://cafetwinctv.blogspot.com/ Cafe Twin Community TV Show__ A Bridge to Music and Science with conversation and project development on a community level and via community twining as demonstrated post World War II in Europe with leadership from France and Germany Twitter ID: waldenthreenet

Posted by cafetwin 5 years ago


Community Website design? Could Drupal be used and what would be the minimum modules to make it happen?

Community Website design? Could Drupal be used and what would be the minimum modules to make it happen? Could it be done with the basic installation? Could a step by step be done?

Posted by josheeg 6 years ago


Why did you join Instructables?

Just wondering what aspect of this particular DIY community everyone finds appealing. For me it is the non-curatorial structure, allowing the community to invent and publish the content and participate on our own terms.

Posted by pdip_stiffi 11 years ago


Stuff won't show up in "tech"

Whenever I post something to the category "tech" in the community section, my topic doesn't show up! It shows up in other places, though.

Posted by mdj817 10 years ago


LOOKING FOR INDIA BASED INATRUCTABLES..........IS THERE ANYONE?

.IS THERE ANYONE? FROM INDIA

Posted by abeer thakkar 6 years ago


New Instructables Community Section

Last night we released a re-worked version of the forums as part of our new Community section. We quickly built the previous version of the forums more than a year ago to give people a place to discuss and share things that weren't quite full Instructables. The forums quickly grew way beyond what we had originally designed them to do, and last night we finally got a chance to improve them.The forums are now organized into categories, with a Market Place section and a Help section, and addition to the general forum. There's even a special forum category exclusively for K'Nex. If like the old forum sorting, that's still available by clicking view all on any of the three sections. Also, you can now preview your forum topic before you post it, or leave it unpublished but saved in case you have something more to add. Tell us what you like, and help us find and squash any bugs!

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


I want to be friends

I am a nice person; always have been with everyone around me. Me and a family member (distant) only know each other here, and making friends with the community is hard. Does anyone want to be friends? It's cool if you don't follow us or something, but it would be nice that some people have some notice to us. This goes for all other people on Instructables, so I hope anyone that reads this will give support to each other.

Posted by Inverted_Spectrum 7 years ago


A Love Letter to the Instructables Community

Dear fellow contributors, Halloween is approaching, and that was what first got me involved in the Instructables community. I haven't posted anything in about a year now.  We bought a house, and all the maintenance that comes with that took away my free time for projects.  Then I got promoted to a position I've always been after, which is also more time consuming.  Then when i finally reclaimed some free time, I started volunteering taking photos for a local animal shelter to help get cats re-homed faster, AND started fostering under-sized kittens for another shelter! All of this has been great life stuff, but it has left the craft room in my new house woefully underused. Just wanted to write and express my appreciation for this community. When I was posting projects, I was immersed! I loved seeing what other people made and interacting with the makers. I loved helping to judge contests and the thrill of seeing if i would place in one myself.  Instructables gave me a creative outlet back when I was in positions at work that were less satisfying. Instructables gave me a whole world of people to connect with when my own world was so small.  Thanks to those individuals who were always supportive, celebratory, and who answered questions for a newbie.  Thanks to the hardworking staff at Instructables to were always great communicators and who choose such fun challenges and prizes! This place is great. I hope to make a return to posting Instructables someday when life slows down. Maybe about kitten fostering, since I now have plenty of experience with that! Just wanted to say thanks, and to tell my fellow makers never to take your free time for granted.  It is a gift! Keep sharing your gifts with others :)

Posted by ashleyjlong 1 year ago


Answered.

Can't delete topic. D:But someone was able to help me with some suggestions on who I could contact for what I was looking to do.

Posted by Hatcrazy 7 months ago


Collaboration experiment

Does anyone want to try the collaboration experiment again? I forget why it stopped the first time but I thought it was fun. It would essentially be the same except for a few things that I think would improve it

Posted by bravoechonovember1 7 weeks ago


LET ME MESSAGE ALL MY FOLLOWERS!

Please Instructables, for the love of jesus, give me a tool to message all my followers.  I have important information I need to share with them and no way to do it. 

Posted by Fuzzy-Wobble 4 years ago


Why does this forum exist?

Okay, my topic is attention-getting and risks offending those that read it, however this is quite opposite of my purpose... It's long been my belief that the Instructables and Maker communities are populated by artists in their own right. There is nothing about finding the kinds of solutions that we find that says to me "this isn't art". I think that I'm biased though because I always think of my 'creations' through the lens of an artistic eye. Not necessarily that I have to make something "pretty", or value that over function, but that the function inevitably has an artistic aspect to it whether intentional or not. I'm not in a position now to make a lengthy essay to explain (or defend) my meaning, but I'm curious if there are other like-minded individuals that have something to say.

Posted by Subvert 10 years ago


Vampirerave.com

Anybody belong to vampirerave.com? I would like to add you I passed on how amazing instructables is! Pic is a random picture - one of my favorites of a baby skull. The skull is not broken, thats how babys are when born. Thats why theyre very  delicate until the fontanelles "fuse"-I guess thats the word. Have a great day

Posted by FlatLinerMEDIC 6 years ago


Course for 3D pen

Hi,everyone:I am a teacher in primaly school in china,work as teaching 3D and arduino . Do you knowing of the course for 3D printing pen and arduino for primaly school sthdent, where can I to get it? I would like to make friends with someone who works as a maker education. if you do so,please pencil your contact method to me.Thank you!

Posted by 378621421 6 months ago


Going to sleep with HP monitor

So I am trying to help my grandparents fix there computer, they have a dell pc ( don’t know what exactly ) and a hp 22cwa monitor. The monitor will stay on in tell I plug the hdmi in then it says no signal then goes to sleep mode, I have tried new mouse and keyboard on the computer, as well as using another cord on this monitor and pc but neither work. I did take the monitor to my pc and used the same cords and it instantly worked with both cords just fine. Before today this monitor has been working for almost 6 months with no problem and now is randomly doing thos

Posted by huongrio 24 days ago


How can i get my PC to detect a WIFI signal again?

About 3 weeks ago, I was trying to update from win10 v 1709 to Win 10 version 1803 but I couldn't finish because the signal for this particular WiFi at the Lodge became so weak all of the sudden. Actually, the lodge has two routers- one with the excellent signal and the other with a very weak signal. What surprised me is that my android phone detects the signal immediately I enter the lodge premise but my PC won't. This WIFI network only shows up on the available networks for a few seconds and it disappears for hours. Sometimes I get lucky, it comes on and connects automatically but limited service. So I think my PC has a problem and not the router. Any help please. I'm stuck here for like 3 weeks, school work isn't easy to do anymore. I've atrached pictures from which u will see what Im talking about. I'll appreciate your responses.

Posted by Kale Vioe 4 months ago


Annual Instructables Community Review

Hello, everyone, I would like to share with you my experience in this community for about 7 years of being a member here. Instructables members are very talented and very reliable also they are supportive. The community helps me to grow as an enthusiast in technology. This community is very educational. I really recommended this community for any makers around the world. I love being a member here and show what I made. I believe sharing is caring, so if we share each other's idea our world will be better for the next generations. I am lucky of being part of Instructables Community since 2009! (Wareneutron) P.S. Review this community by leaving a simple reply to this post! I hope everyone will share their thoughts and opinions or even feedback about this growing community of makers.

Posted by WarenGonzaga 1 year ago


OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE THIS NEW COMMUNITY SECTION!

I love this community section! ilove instructables, and i love craigslist, and this new for sale spot.... well, it combines the best of both worlds! yee baby. I love this site

Posted by alvincredible 10 years ago


Help us decide upcoming contests!

EDIT THIS FORM IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!For contest suggestion, check out this thread:https://www.instructables.com/topics/What-kinds-of-contests-do-YOU-want-to-see-on-Instr/ We can’t wait to see what you make in 2018!@audreyObscuraInstructables Community Manager

Posted by audreyobscura 9 months ago


Instrutables HELP!!!

Can someone pleaes help me and my ideas i have some the just need revised.

Posted by Mandudehey 9 years ago


Please Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

Greetings Folks! My name is Randy and I am a "new" member of the Community Management staff. For those of you who have been around a while, you may remember me from my time as serving as the first Community Manager of this website starting in 2007, or from my role as the Technology Editor in 2010, or even as the founder of the Instructables Design Studio back in 2013.  Albeit a lot has changed in my life since I last spent some time hanging out here in the forums - I completed grad school... moved to NYC... decided to get married... - my enthusiasm for this website has not.  I'm super-excited to be back in the role of community manager and more actively participating on the site.  I look forward to getting know everybody new, and catching up with those of you who have also been around forever (lookin' at you Kiteman and Caitlinsdad!) Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback for me. 

Posted by randofo 9 months ago


Instructables Website Redesigned!

Have you noticed any changes here? Well, I am experiencing the biggest changes on this website. Everything is lot cooler now! I really enjoy the community now. Everything here is new and even the project pages are super cool. They add "Add Tip", "Ask A Question" buttons... all I can say it is super cool now. I like the changes.... what can you say about the biggest change here?

Posted by WarenGonzaga 8 months ago


How to bookmark a project

Does anyone know how to bookmark an Instructables project so that I can come back to it? Thanks. Scott U.

Posted by sumphrey 5 months ago


(removed by author or community request)

Why can't Instructables do away with the "removed by author or blah blah blah" thing. It just clutters things up, and doesn't really serve a purpose. If instructables wants the person that made the comment to know it was removed, email them. Any time we have to remove something that can't be edited, it leaves behind this garbage. Before, there was a set rhyme and reason to deleting posts and not having that happen (bottoms up!), but recently I created a post which was the first reply to the first comment in my $1 security hardware instructable, and noticed a glaring error in it and IMMEDIATELY deleted it (because there was no EDIT function) and it left one of these steaming piles of Yak poo in the comment thread. PLEASE - GET RID OF THESE ANNOYANCES! Win7 Ultimate Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.19 beta-m Aura $1 PC Hardware Security Power Lockout deleting reply

Posted by SuperTech-IT 4 years ago


I aten't dead

Honest.... This is probably the longest I've been off the site since joining, a combination of lots of work to do and a busy festive season.  I'll be properly back soon, hopefully with photos of some smaller projects mostly done as gifts.

Posted by PKM 7 years ago


Out of range alarm

I'm working on a project where I need to have a transmitter and a receiver with an alarm, so when they are apart a certain distance the alarm goes off. I need the alarm to be attached with the transmitter not the receiver, where it will be attached to a valuable stuff for example.

Posted by AmmarK22 8 months ago


Why is Instructables so great?

Hi my name’s Padraig and I’m doing an online ethnography project for one of my modules in college. I’m a member of this site and I’m curious as to whether or not everybody else agrees that the site facilities this kind of D.I.Y. activity far better than traditional person-to-person social groups, oh and also, of course, why you enjoy using instructables and that sort of thing. Like I said I’m a student, I’m not some sleazy market researcher, I’m really interested in instructables as a community and would hugely appreciate any replies to my questions. Answer whatever you like and feel free to add anything you think is worth mentioning. 1 - What is you age, gender, general location? 2 - How often would you say you visit the site? 3 - Do you use the forum often and participate in discussion? 4 - Do you find that having access to the various instructions submitted to the site has directly affected how often you yourself make things by hand? 5 - Do you feel that the site allows you to express a side of your personality which you may not usually have the opportunity to express offline? 6 - If you answered yes to the previous question, then why? 7 - Do you attend offline events that are promoted through the forum? 8 - Do you talk with any Instructable members outside of the site, either online (MSN Messenger etc.) or offline (Events)? 9 - Have you experienced a sense of competition in producing bigger and better instructables or is the atmosphere more laid back, is this good or bad in you opinion? 10 - Do you feel that the community offers a decent support network of friends and like minded individuals? 11 - Would you consider members like threadbanger and giannyl (etc.) to be instructable’s very own cult of celebrities? Cheers.  

Posted by Bearch 8 years ago


The Neighbors Project

Today's feature is the Neighbors Project. How well do you know your neighbors, and your neighborhood? The Neighbors Project covers some easy ways to get acquainted. Start with the basics, like How to say Hi to a stranger on the street and How to make sure your neighbors get their mail if it ends up in your box, then move on to more complicated projects like How to get a tree planted on your block and How to increase produce in your local corner store. Your neighborhood is what you make it, so choose to make your community a better place! The Neighbors Project can help. Check them out, and get inspired. So, what are you doing in your neighborhood?  How would you like to help out? This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Help me to make a led panel

Hello guys.. I want to build a led board for my planted aquarium... the total watt requirement is 84 watt.. so I decided to add 16 5watt 12 volt smd led chip... but I hv some confusion about the circuit.. plss help me to build the board.. its urgent...

Posted by আহারেব 8 months ago


The course for 3D printing pen and arduino

Hi,everyone:I am a teacher in primaly school in china,work as teaching 3D and arduino . Do you knowing of the course for 3D printing pen and arduino for primaly school student, where can I to get it? I would like to make friends with someone who works as a maker education. if you do so,please pencil your contact method to me.Thank you!

Posted by 378621421 6 months ago


Help page: author, the answers

Q1. How can I change password? A1. Press setting then click, password. Q2. Why is my instrutable is not update? A2. Because, it take time to update your instrutable. Q3. I want to make new group but where? A3. Click on, Submit, then click on, Make a new group, but make sure you don't have the same name of the group as the other group.  

Posted by wat. 8 years ago


Local members Brain Drain Cape Cod, MA/RI?

I'd love to make a lot of the things on this site but even more than that I'd like to meet members nearby and share ideas, who knows what could come of it! I'd love to make some friends who are interested in this stuff! If you live on or around Cape Cod or anywhere between here and Rhode Island, post here and let's organize a meetup!

Posted by JollyRott3n 6 years ago


Suggestion - Sticky Bugs to Questions page

There's been a lot of questions concerning bugs about pictures (from mostly new members) recently, and I suggest that we simply sticky a comment or forum topic to the top of the questions page, concerning the current bugs (to prevent these floods of questions). And if not that, maybe a comment after the submit page, something like,"Is this the correct area to post your question/problem? If it involves a bug on the site, refer to the Bug Report section." After all, just a suggestion.

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago


A HUGE Thankyou to the Instructables team!

Guys and Girls, it is with a big grin on my face that I would I would like to thank the Instructables team for awarding me pro-membership (albeit on a short term basis) for my two recent Instructables Chocolate Orange and/or Rum Truffles for Christmas! https://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Orange-andor-Rum-Truffles-for-Christmas/ Christmas Pudding Chocolate sweets! https://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Pudding-Chocolate-sweets/ I have been writing I'bles for some time now, and I get excited when I get that special 'Featured' email... But getting this little gift has brightened my day! Thanks everyone, if the incentive of Free Pro membership isn't enough for people to strive to writing great I'bles, I don't know what is! Thank you again Cheerio Jay

Posted by Biggsy 7 years ago


I NEED THE HELP OF ALL FIDGET TOYS LOVERS :)

Good morning,my name is Benedetta Piazza and I am a master student at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. I am currently writing my final dissertation about “Consumer Entrepreneurship in the Creation of new Markets: The Case of Fidget Toys”. I am contacting you since I have read that some of you took part in the creation of creative-innovative fidget toys. I would like to submit you a survey in order to get more specific information about your interesting project. I hope not to disturb you and get a feedback from you, this is the link to my survey, it only takes less than 3 minutes, I primise!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xfnj_kqI0R7sItWu5-YTPuzCcefRpUpGhB_9u8DSMyc/edit Best regards, Benedetta Piazza

Posted by BenedettaPiazza 10 days ago


The "Community" button appears to have been 'broken'

When clicking on COMMUNITY I get ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/community_layout.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/forum/community_body.jsp': expected '}' at end of EL expression in ${categoryGroup.name == 'Forums}Exceptionjavax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/community_layout.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/forum/community_body.jsp': expected '}' at end of EL expression in ${categoryGroup.name == 'Forums} at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._forum._communityjsp._jspService(_communityjsp.java:53) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:95) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:167) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:70) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:511) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:520) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:442) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/community_body.jsp': expected '}' at end of EL expression in ${categoryGroup.name == 'Forums} at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1114) at _jsp._pages._forum._community_0layoutjspx._jspService(_community_0layoutjspx.java:137) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:927) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:864) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 27 moreCaused by: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/community_body.jsp': expected '}' at end of EL expression in ${categoryGroup.name == 'Forums} at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._forum._community_0layoutjspx._jspService(_community_0layoutjspx.java:114) ... 40 moreCaused by: com.caucho.jsp.JspLineParseException: /pages/forum/community_body.jsp:22: expected '}' at end of EL expression in ${categoryGroup.name == 'Forums} at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspNode.error(JspNode.java:1495) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:444) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspXmlElement.generate(JspXmlElement.java) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:439) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspXmlElement.generate(JspXmlElement.java) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:439) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspXmlElement.generate(JspXmlElement.java) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:439) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JstlCoreForEach.generateCollectionForEach(JstlCoreForEach.java) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JstlCoreForEach.generate(JstlCoreForEach.java:340) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:439) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspRoot.generate(JspRoot.java:205) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:439) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspTop.generate(JspTop.java:239) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JavaJspGenerator.generate(JavaJspGenerator.java:635) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JavaJspGenerator.generate(JavaJspGenerator.java:502) at com.caucho.jsp.JspCompilerInstance.generate(JspCompilerInstance.java:477) at com.caucho.jsp.JspCompilerInstance.compile(JspCompilerInstance.java:373) at com.caucho.jsp.JspManager.compile(JspManager.java:233) at com.caucho.jsp.JspManager.createPage(JspManager.java:177) at com.caucho.jsp.JspManager.createPage(JspManager.java:157) at com.caucho.jsp.PageManager.getPage(PageManager.java:248) at com.caucho.jsp.PageManager.getPage(PageManager.java:166) at com.caucho.jsp.QServlet.getSubPage(QServlet.java:292) at com.caucho.jsp.QServlet.getPage(QServlet.java:210) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.compilePage(PageFilterChain.java:206) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:133) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:927) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:864) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 42 moreCaused by: com.caucho.el.ELParseException: expected '}' at end of EL expression in ${categoryGroup.name == 'Forums} at com.caucho.el.ELParser.error(ELParser.java:884) at com.caucho.el.ELParser.parseInterpolate(ELParser.java:185) at com.caucho.el.ELParser.parse(ELParser.java:120) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JavaJspGenerator.genExpr(JavaJspGenerator.java:1114) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspNode.generateELValue(JspNode.java) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspNode.generateParameterValue(JspNode.java) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspNode.generateValue(JspNode.java:956) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JstlCoreIf.generate(JstlCoreIf.java:129) at com.caucho.jsp.java.JspContainerNode.generateChildren(JspContainerNode.java:439) ... 77 more

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


How to Help Out Around Instructables

People often ask how they can help at Instructables, especially if they are too far away to come in person. Below are some things you can do to help. Welcome new users New users are often confused about Instructables and how to get the most out of it. I used to welcome people, and when it got to be too much for me alone, we turned it over to the Instructables Robot. Unfortunately, the Robot isn't that good at responding to questions, so that's where you come in. You can welcome new members to the site by introducing yourself and leaving a comment on their Orangeboard (found at the bottom of every member's profile page). Here's an example of what the Robot says: Hello! Welcome to Instructables! I am the Instructables Robot. My job is to alert you whenever someone leaves you a comment or sends you a private message. I spend most of my day sending email. I like sending email. You probably want to upload an image to your profile. You can do that here, as well as change some of your other account settings. After that, check out How to write an Instructable, The Guided Tour of Instructables, and the Help Forum if you have any questions. Welcoming people can be very rewarding, and I really miss having the time to do it myself. Leave/respond to a comment For some, it takes some courage to make a first comment or post a first question, and it feels really good to have that question answered. So, a huge way to help out is to engage new members with a comment -- it shows them the strength of our community and gives new members a great first experience. Help out in the Answers Section You're smart, share your knowledge with others. You definitely know the answer to a question posted in our Questions & Answers section. Help us fix Bugs We're not perfect, and sometimes we break the site. If you find an issue with the site you can post a bug report in the forums. If you do a really good job of reporting a bug you can earn a free Pro Membership! Help Authors with their Instructables Think you know what makes a good Instructable? You can share your insight and help authors make their work the best it can be by offering support in The Clinic. Are you doing something more to help out around the site? Leave a comment below and let us (and other members) know what you are doing to help welcome people and keep the site awesome!

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Hi, I'm a student and I'm looking for an experienced partner for help with my project :)

Hi, my name's Chaitra and i'm a 17 year old product design student in the UK, doing A level product design.As part of our coursework, we are required to find and interact with an "expert", a person with a good level of understanding of product development and technology.As you might expect, it's quite hard to find someone like this at random, which i why I've come here to see if anyone is willing to collaborate with me :)My coursework will be based on air conditioning, specifically regulating and purifying air conditions during sleep, so it will involve a good amount of electronics and physical design. As the "expert" of my project, we might exchange ideas and offer suggestions to improve the project, and even maybe advice on the best ways to manufacture the final prototype for assessment. You can be as involved as you want to be honest, I appreciate that everyone is busy so you won't be able to commit a huge amount of time to this, but maybe exchanging emails around once a month? I might send over some sketches / cad files over email for you to evaluate and suggest some improvements or ideas on, nothing more than that.If you're willing to help, please answer this topic so we can work something out! Thanks a lot :)PS. this is my first time using instructables, if I've submitted in this wrong place or something, please let me know

Posted by chaitrakawathekar26 3 months ago


I'm having trouble with my sketch regarding how to code , my stepper motor traveling to a limit switch then reversing and accelerating to another limit switch.

I'm having trouble coding at a point, I built an Equatorial Platform for my telescope so I can track the stars.I have a Nema 23 stepper( 1.8 * step, 200 steps per rev.) motor with an Arduino and a Easy Driver for my micro controller. My problem when I make my sketch I have the stepper motor running at 92- 104 RPM with a potentiometer to fine adjust, at this point when my platform hits a limit switch then I want to reverse the motor and accelerate it to 2000 RPM then decelerate to 25 RPM before the platform hits an other limit switch, then start the process over.How do I incorporate accelerating coding that to a certain point then decelerate motor before it hits the other limit switch. Do I need to find some timing coding ( for some length of time), before I want the motor to decelerate to hit the second switch. I don't want the motor running at 2000PM to hit the limit switch, I want it to decelerate before the limit switch. then reverse the motor again to 92 - 104 RPM. I'm a novice at coding with little electrical background. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Jack Brockhurst e-mail jacam9803@yahoo.com

Posted by jacam9803 3 months ago


Open Source Banquet hall

I want help in designing and architect map of Banquet hall.I have provided sketch that I have made but I think that sketch is ordinary so need support from enthusiasm people who want to work on open source project. I am inviting everyone from computer to electronics to architect that is every one is invited to join the project.All the dimension are in foot in the image.Main requirements for Banquet hall are as follows:1:Hall for main ceremony,capacity for at least 300 people and it will also have stage.2:Rest room for at least 200 people separate for men and women.3:Two extra rooms for bride and groom side or for main peoples.4:Kitchen for food production.5:Parking for at least 150 vehicles.6:Separate toilets for men and women.7:Pace for people to eat.8:Building can have 2-3 floors.9:All of the above will be interconnected (IOT) for example: smart water taps,smart parking,led light show,decorative walls,led light screen passage, whole building will be wrapped in LED for great light show,inside lights will be sync with songs floor will or ceiling will be wrapped with gaint led screen for different patterns and motions, flammable fireworks outside and non-flammable fireworks inside during ceremony, led dance floor.10:All of led projects will be diy,taps will be diy,parking will be diy and everthing will be diy.I think this will be largest open source DIY project.Everyone feel free to contact me at: rajgmaurya29@gmail.com ping me on whatsapp: +91 9616481277 Also need people who can render our ideas from paper to VR and 3D design in any software.

Posted by Raj GauravM 8 months ago


Important Changes to Contests - May 1st

Hello everyone! As most of you have probably noticed, we haven’t changed much with our contests over the last several years. But this year we’re changing that, thanks to all of you and your important feedback! In 2018, we are going to be trying new things when it comes to contests. We believe these changes will lead to a larger variety of winners and even more incredible instructables!With that said, we’d like to announce two major contest updates starting on May 1st. #1 - Every instructable can only be entered into ONE single contest.At first, this may seem like bad news, but we promise it’s actually good: the new rule will allow more authors to win prizes! We’re reducing the number of prizes ONE instructable can win, but this will allow for more winners overall. While we’re sure some of you will be disappointed, this is a great way to level the playing field and simplify the process for both authors and judges. The old contest system allowed an author to enter three contests with one instructable, which greatly increased the number of entries per contest. Along with increasing the number of entries per contest, the old system tended to pit new authors against much more experienced authors who understand that they can up their chances of becoming a finalist by working multiple contest themes into an instructable. We hope this new contest rule will encourage our authors to commit fully and enthusiastically to one contest theme and create more focused projects, instead of stressing about making something to qualify for three separate contests!.#2 - We are creating more Prize Packs.Currently, if you win a contest at any prize level you will get an Instructables prize pack, some stickers, and whatever other random swag we have lying about in our prize room. As it turns out, this has created a situation in which our best authors end up filling their homes with piles of instructables T-shirts. We recognize that winning T-shirts over and over again is boring.To make Prize Packs Great Again over the next few months, we are going to roll out new Prize Packs on a permanent and limited edition basis. When you win a contest, you will be able to select the standard T-shirt prize pack, but you will also have new choices coming soon.Make sure to keep an eye out soon for new Instructables swag we know you’ll love!

Posted by randofo 5 months ago


Arduino with flow sensor and relay

Hello. I'm needing help on a project with a water flow sensor. Basically, I'm trying to activate a relay (to turn on a motor) when the Arduino board senses any water flow present for 15 seconds or more. I was expecting the relay to turn on after the flow sensor picked up water flow for 15 seconds. After I ran the code, I had water flowing through the flow sensor for 5 seconds and then I shut off the water. The relay still turned on 10 seconds later. I didn't want this to happen. Instead, I would like to have the relay turn on only after there is water flow for at least 15 seconds. Please review my code below. I would appreciate any help. Thank you!!!byte sensorInterrupt = 0; byte statusLed = 13;byte sensorPin = 2;const int threshold = 15000; // thresholdfloat calibrationFactor = 4.5;volatile byte pulseCount; float flowRate;unsigned int flowMilliLitres;unsigned long totalMilliLitres;unsigned long oldTime;unsigned int countstart = 0;unsigned long starttime;unsigned long endtime;unsigned long elapsedtime;void setup(){ Serial.begin(9600); pinMode(statusLed, OUTPUT); digitalWrite(statusLed, HIGH); // We have an active-low LED attached pinMode(sensorPin, INPUT); digitalWrite(sensorPin, HIGH); pinMode(7, OUTPUT);// connected to relay pulseCount = 0; flowRate = 0.0; flowMilliLitres = 0; totalMilliLitres = 0; oldTime = 0; attachInterrupt(sensorInterrupt, pulseCounter, FALLING);}void loop(){ while (1){ if((millis() - oldTime) > 1000) // Only process counters once per second { detachInterrupt(sensorInterrupt); flowRate = ((1000.0 / (millis() - oldTime)) * pulseCount) / calibrationFactor; oldTime = millis(); flowMilliLitres = (flowRate / 60) * 1000; totalMilliLitres += flowMilliLitres; unsigned int frac; Serial.print("Flow rate: "); Serial.print(int(flowRate)); // Print the integer part of the variable Serial.print("L/min"); Serial.print("\t"); // Print tab space Serial.print("Output Liquid Quantity: "); Serial.print(totalMilliLitres); Serial.println("mL"); Serial.print("\t"); // Print tab space Serial.print(totalMilliLitres/1000); Serial.print("L"); pulseCount = 0; attachInterrupt(sensorInterrupt, pulseCounter, FALLING); } if( totalMilliLitres > 0 && countstart == 0) { starttime = millis(); countstart = 1; } if ( totalMilliLitres > 0 ) { endtime = millis(); elapsedtime = endtime - starttime; } if (elapsedtime >= threshold){ digitalWrite(7,HIGH); // Activate relay to turn on motor delay(10000); digitalWrite(7,LOW); // Deactivate relay to turn on motor totalMilliLitres = 0; countstart = 0; elapsedtime = 0; break; } else{ digitalWrite(statusLed, LOW); // Turn the LED off digitalWrite(7, LOW);// turn relay OFF } }}void pulseCounter(){ // Increment the pulse counter pulseCount++;}

Posted by Eric-soberano 7 months ago


Class assignment on the MAKE/Instructables community

I need the Instructables/MAKE community help with a class project. "To develop a persuasive argument in response to this question: "Are virtual communities, real communities?"" I decided to pick Instructables community, being that it is mostly online, making it a plausible virtual community. This community is also very open minded and sophisticated, and have no doubt that I will get plenty of input and good arguments. I hope can accomplish this and not sidetracked by all of the cool stuff the is always on the front page. So let the posting begin! Funny note, someone in my group picked myspace under the same prompt, that is going to be funny ass to see how that pans out.

Posted by sypher 9 years ago


Community Built Ball Machine.

Hey guys and girls. I'm planning to build a community built ball machine. IE, YOU suggest the elements. I'll build the lift, but either show a picture of the element, or a link to where it is used, and I'll hopefully have it finished soon.So, any suggestions?

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago


Just stopping in...

Hey everyone! I haven't really been active here on instructables for a while (I still do check it daily though!). I have been using a bunch of other forums lately (AndroidCentral, XDA Developers, etc...) and I have to say that instructables, BY FAR, still has always been the best forum experience for me. The community, the forum layout, the community, the "Public Profile" page, the community, and, oh, did I mention how awesome the community here was? I would like to commend everyone here for making instructables one of the best websites around. Great job! -Kcls

Posted by kcls 7 years ago


The Instructables Community

Recently I was watching an episode of futurama (I dated a robot) where the characters enter the internet to download a celebrity. The point is, the internet there is like a mall. People actually come inside the internet.I was wondering, how would Instructables be presented here? And how about youtube?Any ideas how it would be?Looked like this:

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Is the KNEX gun community dead?

So there has not been a post in the KNEX forum section for weeks about KNEX guns and It is getting so slow and dead around here that I could not stand it any more so I thought I would post a topic to see what others think. Are any of you working on stuff? I know some KNEX gunners have moved to YouTube but there is still very little content also a lot of people have left I know years ago everybody was saying that the community was dead but there was a nice jump in activity in the last year or so but It seams that stuff is dead as meat around here know. I found this community to be are very welcoming and fun place on the internet and I would hate to see it dead for good. Is there anybody that has plans of posting again? I just want to know how things are going has everybody lost interest or just grown out of this hobby? I hope that we can come back to life but I don't know will 2015 go down as the year the KNEX gun community died? Hope all is well with all you KNEXers! 

Posted by sonic broom 2 years ago


Inside the mind of Randy Sarafan

Ever wondered what makes HQ staffers tick? Now we know! Get Satisfaction blog (via NOTCOT) have revealed the inner workings of the mind of a Community Manager. Fascinating.  All those pastel shades...

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Only US and Canadian residents

Oh... that's bad ...

Posted by farzadbayan 8 years ago


Are you involved in any other online communities?

I'm just sort of curious about this one. I want to stalk all of you! (Kidding. Maybe.) I've been on IGN.com, specifically the IGN boards for almost 7 years, though the last few I've stopped posting as much since I stopped modding. I also participate on alternet.org occasionally. I joined chow.com yesterday because it looked neat. I'm also on myspace because it's an easy way to keep up with my family. Oh, and I was an avid Stumbler for over a year! I think this has become my primary online community now, though. Mostly because I feel like I can come and go as I please and still be able to catch up. :D

Posted by jessyratfink 11 years ago