Internet Files

I read this topic, https://www.instructables.com/id/EYQBAKGF4AQO8FV/?ALLSTEPSI was wondering if there was any way to open a video file, avi, swf, flv, mpeg, and copy it like you would a music file?Thanks in advance.

Posted by Garuda_Zeromus 11 years ago


Feature request - copy step.

Could you add the ability to copy a step from one instructable to another? For instance, I do a lot of work with the ATtiny chips. Each instructable has the same instructions telling how to load the chip definitions into the Arduino IDE and program the chip. Without this the instructable would be incomplete, and it is a lot of work to copy it every time. Thank you JRV31

Posted by JRV31 2 years ago


Are you allowed to copy contents

Hi, I just glanced through the Terms and Conditions and I am trying to understand if people are allowed to copy authors contents on this site, to published on places like my blog. Or do you need a written consent from Instructables. Thank you

Posted by Genstry 2 years ago


Photos copied from other sites

I came across this instructable. https://www.instructables.com/id/Watermelon-on-Grill/ The images are copied. I doubt if the author has really done this recipe. Found the same photos in the link below. http://www.polywoodinc.com/blog/food/bizarre-b-q-grill-recipes-that-are-surprisingly-delicious/ I am not sure how it got featured. I feel original 'ibles should be found and given more importance.

Posted by mile stone 4 years ago


Someone copied my instructable and taken part in same contest

HelloI submitted my first intructable Make Compact LED Lamp (CLL) from a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) on 2nd June 2009. Link to my intructable is https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CLL-from-a-dead-CFL/I also taken part in contest Get The LED Out. Today while I was browsing entries for that contest, I found an entry which is a COPY of my intructable. Link to that instructable is https://www.instructables.com/id/COMPACT-LED-LIGHT/Only some differences are there in both instructables. That person submitted instructable on 11th June so it indicates it might be a copy of my instructable.I wonder how judges allowed that intructable to enter in contest.What to do now?

Posted by electrosam 9 years ago


Unable to use CRTL+C/CTRL+V when creating a new instructable!

 Hello there, I am trying to create a new item in Instructables. I have already made a document for the work instruction and thought I'd just use copy/paste. For some reason I am unable to do this. Any reason for this? Is there something I should check? Share & Enjoy. Zippy. OKAY ME MUPPET. The reason that I couldn't do CRTL+V was something to do with the browser. I was initially trying to do it in a basic Chrome browser. When I went to firefox I was able to do it no problem. Share & Enjoy. Zippy.

Posted by bunglesmate 8 years ago


Clone comments

Recently, when replying to multiple comments on the same page, it started copying my first comment into my second, for example: First comment "Yes, I recently became Pro" Second Comment Should say: "Hi, how are you doing today?" Instead says: "Yes, I recently became Pro" ______________________ That was the best way I could explain it, although it doesn't happen with the sampled comments, it happens with all the comments on a page. It says what I intended when I type it up, but changes only after posted. It doesn't behave this way if I refresh the page after my first comment. I don't think it's related to my Specs, but here they are... FireFox 3.6.3, Windows 7

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago


How to copy a picture from Instructables library

I found a picture I have in my library and would like to copy it to go into a different Instructable. How do I do that. I have tried to copy and paste, copy link and do a search, baffled! Thanks

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago


copy paste and select all does not work

I cant even use the delete button  only the backspace. Cant copy or paste text How am I supposed to write and edit>

Posted by chrisayad 4 years ago


A member is copying other member's instructables

hstough101 appears to be copying other members instructables and posting them as his own.  His instructable "Dome Lights" uses the same photo I posted in https://www.instructables.com/id/Globe-Lights/.  His other two instructables have photos that look very familiar as well.

Posted by knife141 5 years ago


Can't copy and paste.

I cannot copy and paste on this site. I noticed this when replying to a comment to one of my Instruactables: Knex 'Puzzle' Ball lift. (now I need to manually type the URL) https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-ball-lift/ I am using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. EDIT I have swapped to Google Chrome and I do not have the problem.

Posted by mathsboy314 2 years ago


Laser copy machine what to do???

I have aquired two laser color copy machine's and in the process of tearing them apart I come across this motor with a very shiney octagon wheel that some how reflects light to a couple of mirrors, one machine is a low buck Brother and the other is a collating machine. What can I do with this whirlagig light thingy, seems to good to toss in the scrap box. I am in the business of E-Waste and there are some things I just have to keep.

Posted by wisconsinjimmy 7 years ago


Startup file to copy a picture

I have a school tablet that was forced upon us by my school. The IT department at my school insists that the computers stay 'uniform' by having the same background for desktop and log on etc. As the mischief making students that we are, we quickly tracked down the destination file and replaced the image with one of our own. But the IT found a way to stop this by changing the file back every few times we boot. So I was wondering if I could get some help with the coding for copying a file on boot. All help is appreciated. 

Posted by 2685866 7 years ago


Instructable images on another site

I noticed a spike in youtube views the other day.  Based on YouTube analytics, the views were coming from a buzzfil.net site out of France. I went to the site and notice that  the images and new text (love google translate) were pulled off one of my instructables and placed on that site.  There is no credit (or link) given to instructables.  In addition, the adsense revenue was zero since the banner ads don't show up.   Here is the original: Part 1: https://www.instructables.com/id/Planter-Box-from-Pallets/ Part 2: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Basket-Column/ Buzzfil Version http://buzzfil.net/article/11630/c-mignon,non-classe/il-ne-savait-pas-trop-quoi-faire-avec-ses-palettes-en-bois-mais-son-idee-est-hyper-genial-9.html Is this pretty common?

Posted by mtairymd 2 years ago


To be or not to be upset

So, with recently finding out that tons of people's instructables had been published without their permission on a paid subscription site, I decided to google my username and see if anything came up. This is obviously something everyone should do from time to time, and I figured it was time to give it another go. In the image search, I found an image I didn't recognize and clicked until I found the source of the connection to my username. A seemingly reputable website has written an article on one of my ibles. At first, I was excited. It was cool that someone saw my work and thought it cool enough to write about it. However, that joy turned to turmoil when I realized that the article wasn't a short description accompanied by one or two images. It is a full rehash of my ible. Basically, anyone that sees the article can follow the links to my version (there are several), but the author of the article has really not given them any reason to do so. They've taken most of my images to re-write my ible without asking or notifying me. They didn't break the CC license by writing their own version, but I believe they did when they took all my images.  What do you think? Would you be upset and ask them to change or remove the article, or chalk it up to promotion and be excited to see your work spread? By the way, there have only been 138 hits on my ible from that website. The article My ible

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago


A website lifting Instructables directly.

I just came across this peculiar website.All it seems to be is a copy of Instructables' "recent" list.I wonder how many other websites like this are out there...?

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Copyer!

The is a copyer on youtube and he makes guns and doesent give him credit here is the link to his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/dipswad . He has copyed bakenbitz and thedunkis. Im tired so my grammar is crap so sorry about that.

Posted by Millawi Legend 9 years ago


Do you make other people's projects?

A question from Plasmana set me wondering - Do you follow other peoples' Instructables?Personally, the answer is mainly "no" (sorry Plasmana).I keep meaning to, I just never seem to have time to...I want to make a Kelvin's Thunderstorm, a VdG, Plasmana's shocker, a coilgun, a tiny robot, a plushie. I did make a vacuum cannon, but before I saw this site.What have you made from other peoples' projects?What do you plan to make?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Batch file to copy files

Some body help me to create batch file which can copy files from a folder one by one into many folders. For example if one folder has 10 files then I have to copy those files (one in each) in each subdirectory of a given directory.

Posted by Code name MS 10 years ago


Problems copy/pasting arduino sketch code into my instructable

Hi there, as I type this in the text box, I see  a source button at the far right of the formatting line, but when I edit my instructable I dont have this option, I have a much more basic range of options. I have recently upgraded to pro membership and was wondering if I need to do something  to get this option to have nicely formatted source code in my instructable

Posted by break_it_fix_it 3 years ago


Copyright violation

This instructable is for a knex sight. However, the exact same sight to the last knex piece was used on my gun a couple of months before. This person has said he created it, not given me credit, and the annoying thing is that i think he left the site. Has anyone got advice or views on this?

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago


Blood Copy

So, the last forum topic i put in was about a site called blood copy, it was about vampires and a weird fake blood Supposedly for "vampires" being sent to people in the mail, called True Blood. Turns out this was a huge marketing scam advertising a new TV series Called True Blood

Posted by pyro13 10 years ago


Rip-offs from designers

We've all seen it, and for a lot of people, it's why we're here: simple, neat, easily-executed ideas presented as high art or grand design, and sold at jaw-dropping prices. The latest example I've come across is these coat-hooks.  Cut from brass and stainless steel, they are going to be "launched" at the London Design Festival but Visuallyod. A launch event.  For coat hooks? Cut and bent from a bit of brass sheet? I shudder to think of the price as well - there's no price on their own website, but they charge £490 ($750) for some sticks cast in pottery and tied together with old string. Anyway, rant over (for now).  What examples of rip-off design have you seen?  What examples have you copied? EDIT: Sudden thought - even if you haven't made them yourselves, what are your favourite examples of Instructables recreating designer rip-offs at budget prices?

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Copy and paste in EAGLE

When creating a schematic in eagle, in a step by step instructions how do you copy and paste multiple components and nets all at once?

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago


Instructables ripoff site?

Just ran across a strange site that appears to be ripping the content from Instructables. See, for example, http://s2ptech.com/2013/07/simple-beer-1/ Is this something Instructables is working on? If not, then our articles here may be penalized for being "duplicate content." Just wondering. Thanks

Posted by flyingpuppy 5 years ago


Copy a eprom

Hello Is it possible to copy a eprom?

Posted by Popstickal 8 years ago


How Can I Copy All My Songs To My Brothers Laptop

My brother just got brand new laptop, but im not too sure how to copy my songs to his laptop. he has asked this of me, but i would still like to keep them on my computer. also his computer is vista and mine is xp even though im sure it might not have much to do with it. i have an ideaa of how to do it but i just need to make sure i do it rightt! thanks guys!

Posted by rickick 9 years ago


Copy and Improve

Just Like on thingiverse I think people should have options to make their own copies and improvements of Instructables. People should be able to flag instructables as copies or improvements in case the author didn't realize and when you are browsing instructables the copies should have their own tab like videos and slideshows so that they don't get in the way.

Posted by Audey 9 years ago


Killerk copies

Are all killerk copies really killerk copies? most people have never even heard of him. does that mean every tube, block trigger list type gun is a copy? most people would say yes, others would say no and the rest would not even care. so are they really that bad, because I've seen some killerk copies that are better than killerks . Are all knex guns that bad?

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago


Kingdom Heart [Disney] copied a little bit from Final Fantasy and Pokemon copied a little bit from Final Fantasy.

Kingdom Heart [Disney] and Pokemon [Game Freak] copied Final Fantasy [Square Enix] a little bit.

Posted by wat. 8 years ago


Whatzitcalled? copy drawing bigger or smaller.

Also used with a router.

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


Copying from from other sites... ugh

I would like to help New people be more aware of the "no copying" rule... I just saw an instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Battery-less-radio/ that had all pictures, instructions, and parts list from another site.Just don;t copy, it's not cool.

Posted by Spedy 10 years ago


90 copies of the newsletter?

I seem to have recieved approximately 90 copies of the most recent newletter in my email over the last couple of days. The headers and routing all look legitimate, is there a problem with the email send stuff? Gene

Posted by egbertfitzwilly 4 years ago


FREE DOWNLOAD The Boy Electrician

Rawfire.torche.com/~opcom/ Scroll down to the electronics section on the above link, for a copy of The Boy Electrician, its a 40-Mb PDF download. Its not a great scan, but is readable. My copy right adviser has said The Boy Electrician copyright expired and was never renewed, new new material included with a copy, can be protected. This copy seems to be okay. As for my copy, I got the go ahead, and will be taking my time to do a really clean scan before I upload it to the Internet Archive, however, before that, I might upload the above mentioned copy as a stop-gap measure.

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


Instructables Stolen Word For Word, Picture For Picture From Authors on Other Sites

This Instructable, as Ranie-K pointed out, is an exact copy of this by someone else on another site (who wrote it at an earlier date). While the author did credit the original author they didn't bother to take their own pictures or write their own instructions. They copied the original author's exact instructions and even used the original author's photos. The same is true of their other Instructable, which seems to be copied from here. This doesn't seem fair.

Posted by M3G 5 years ago


Signed Copies of the Best of Instructables Volume 1

We're selling a limited number of signed Best of Instructables Volume 1! Signatures from Christy, Cloude, Ed, Eric N., Matthew, Noah, Rachel, Randy, Sarah, and me!Signed copies - $40 on our Instructables Store.Or, if you can get enough of our signatures in the picture, unsigned copies - $30 at the Maker Shed. Finally, if you want to save on shipping, copies should arrive in bookstores near the end of the month. See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Not a bug -- Direct copy of my website page on Instructable

I just found this page on Instructables whose text is a direct copy from my website.The Instructable page is https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Unpadded-Native-style-baby-pouch--or-sl/My page is http://crafts.sleepingbaby.net/tubesling.htmlThe user who "contributed" it is no longer an active member, apparently. Her pictures were decent, but I would like attribution for my work if possible.

Posted by JanAndrea 9 years ago


An hour and a half gone.

I just lost an hour and a half of work, because I trusted this website a little too much.  I was starting up some directions for a project I want to do, and my computer lost the wireless connection. I clicked "save," and the page did two things. First, it completely crashed, saying it could not update. Two, this idiotic "Updating" frame came up, that BLOCKED me from being able to copy and paste the material that took all that time to put together. I know you guys can't control everything, and that it's not your fault my wireless router is stupid, but you really, REALLY need to get rid of that "Updating" splash that blocks us from being able to access what we just wrote.  I know now I'll get comments on here saying, "You should save more often, moron." Yes. I should have. I should have written it first in Word as well. In fact, there's a lot of things I should have done. I guess I'm spoiled by autosave utilities.

Posted by awilliamwright 6 years ago


Stolen instructable

Well i do not now how & where to present this issue(not my issue).It is something i came across while browsing new instructables as usual. A person copied someone else's Instructable(He copied Everything).Just to enter a Contest . Everything same except the title Here is a link to both of them The original Instructable:- https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Speaker-1/#intro The Copied one:-      (He think's that the people here are fool's) https://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Portable-Amplifier/ The person who copied the instructable will be reaping the benifit of Pro membership(for featured instructable),which he does not deserve.

Posted by Bobblehead Einstein 5 years ago


Blatant Copy of my work.

My Instructable has been copied and re-posted here and on his/hers website. What should I do? My Instructable(for reference): https://www.instructables.com/id/The-4x4x4-LED-cube-Arduino/ His/hers Instructable (even the same cover picture): https://www.instructables.com/id/EASIEST-LED-CUBE-USING-ARDUINO/ And the website he/she advertises: http://www.projectpiles.com/2012/09/easiest-led-cube-using-arduino.html?showComment=1371009260993#c5622969510993122543 Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Forte1994

Posted by forte1994 5 years ago


Instructables, Contests and Copying

Copying and rehash are not things often regarded as good for do-it-yourself communities, yet Instructables is currently quite accepting of things that would fit under this umbrella and in some cases even sponsor it. I hope to convince the administrators that new rules need to come into play--particularly with regard to competitions. I'll discuss why unoriginal projects are a problem, lay out the causes of this and present some solutions that the administration could pursue. Copying is a problem for Instructables because making your own example of someone else's creation with no alterations does not advance development at all. In many cases, these copies even infringe on copyrights. In competitions, such as ones on Instructables, copied projects can become popular and even eclipse original designs; this discourages originality. An author might ask himself why he should bother investing time researching and developing a project when he could just as easily locate an existing design and copy it instead. In many cases, the causes of copying can be innocent, such as when a child who posts his friend's favorite paper airplane design (which actually originates out of a copyrighted book, for instance). While innocent, this action still proves unhealthy to the DIY community. There are also less innocent types of copying as well; such as those who knowingly steal creations and post photographs or links to media of creations not of their own design. While this latter type is less prevalent on Instructables than places like YouTube, it still occurs due to embedding. To discourage unoriginality and encourage advancement, Instructables staff should make a few changes to how entries are looked at as far as appropriateness goes, as well as what gets featured or judged a winner in contests. Projects that are not original should be recognized as such. It might be appropriate to outright disqualify an entry or issue it a penalty or rank reduction in judging. It is not advisable to feature unoriginal designs. These sort of steps could encourage people to contribute rather than copy. I hope I have inspired thought in others regarding this. I have talked about the problems of copying, why it happens and how it might be addressed--hopefully it is.

Posted by OrigamiAirEnforcer 3 years ago


Copying Hard Drive?

I'd like to know, is there any way to copy EVERYTHING from my computer hardrive (this one) and put it on another harddrive, BUT still in this "tower"? As in, I just like swap out the drives. This comp's HD is 70gig, but my other ones 220 gigs. I want to keep all my programs and such, but I want to put it on a bigger HD. Any suggestions? and please please please! let it be freeware. I just love it. Also, I am using XP, and so is the other computer with the bigger HD, but for some reason, the other computer has bigger icons and not as good a quality.

Posted by wolf555hound 9 years ago


Multiple copies of subscription emails

I've received four copies so far of an identical email giving me a subscription update, telling be about Lith's group. At first I thought it was a Gmail server error and it wasn't actually updating my inbox after I read and deleted them, but the timestamps are different, all a minute apart. This happened a while back, and I never saw that it was officially resolved but the problem just went away.

Posted by CameronSS 8 years ago


Copy Cassette to CD

How do I copy my cassette's to CD? I have one car that only has a CD player and I would like to listed to my cassette language learning tape, but can't until I can figure out how to transfer them. I do have a CD burner, but don't know how to get the info from the cassette to the burner or computer. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Rawben 10 years ago


DIY "copies" of designs

Hey guys and girls,I was wondering - what do people see as "right" when it comes to making DIY versions of designs. Obviously there is some level where it is inspiration, but what about when the design is based around a shape?For example, this instructable Universal lamp shade polygon building kit clearly uses the same shape as the IQ-light, a fact the author acknowledges.I want one of these Tote, but I would never pay US$114 for it.So is it wrong to try to make a copy of the flat pattern? I've been trying to get it done in CAD, not there yet but getting close. What about if I exactly copied by tracing the shape. I have no intentions of selling it, is it still wrong?

Posted by trialex 11 years ago


how to fix absolutely everything book

 Hi .I have received another message on instructables that i am to yet again receive a copy of the published book how to fix absolutely everything . Some friends on here have already received there copy with emails stating when it was shipped and so on . One of my ilibles is in the book that is why i am receiving a copy. I have already emailed  support @ instructables   twice already   with no reply. i have reached out to a few people on here who i find out no longer work for instructables . Can someone please help me with the next step. It would be fantastic to own a copy of this book with my ilible in it ..                                                                                                                                 Jim

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 3 years ago


Copied Instructables

Maybe this post could have stayed in the topic of Instructables Etiquette so call me redundant ;).Anyways, is it considered poor taste to repeat an Instructable of another person? I found an instructable that is exactly what I'm working on but I've found the said posting could have been better presented. Granted the posted reassured me the project is feasible but their 7 pages of instructions with two pictures could have been easily condensed into one page. In making a copy Instructable I would not hesitate in giving credit and link of the original person. Anything thoughts?

Posted by crickle321 11 years ago


We should have known the Swiss were just copying...

Thanks to the great folks at MAKE for letting me stumble across this! The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge has a 2300 year old Roman multitool, with eating utensils, picks, and the same sort of unidentifiable weirdities the Swiss are famous for.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


Wow, Really?

Now I've seen it all.The original: Cupcake ConesCopy: Cupcake Cones

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Um. What's going on here?

o.O

Posted by Perfect Duck 10 years ago