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 | last reply 10 years ago
I want to make a series of tablesaw sleds of various types. They all start with the same basic sled. Rather than refer people to another ible, I want to just copy the whole thing. Is there a way to do this? Is there a "Save as?"
Asked by Marsh 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
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 | last reply 5 months ago
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 | last reply 10 years ago
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 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
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 | last reply 2 years ago
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 | last reply 4 years ago
HelloI submitted my first intructable Make Compact LED Lamp (CLL) from a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) on 2nd June 2009. Link to my intructable ishttps://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 ishttps://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?
Asked by electrosam 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have about 2000+ DVD movies. I want to transfer them all to my new storage system(HDDs in terabytes) as image files. I just wanted to know if there is a device which can automate this process or anything I could make to auto-feed the disks? Thanks
Asked by mirzahadi 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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 | last reply 9 years ago
Asked by kaerez 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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 | last reply 8 years ago
I have made a program in vb.net and I am ready to publish it. The problem that I have is that I want to copy the program(while unpublished) that I created and publish one of the two copies made and keep other one(unpublished copy) for reference and modifications. I dont want to remake the whole project and save it with a different name Please Help I am new to programming
Asked by MYawar 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have a Disney DVD that I bought & my child plays it every day. I would like to have a backup of it because I am afraid it won't last much longer. Anyone that has children can probably relate. Since I already bought the DVD once I don't want to have to purchase it again. Any help would be highly appreciated.
Asked by alwaysl8 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
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 | last reply 6 years ago
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 | last reply 5 years ago
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 | last reply 2 years ago
Hi I want to copy all my original NDS games onto one game card. To do this I need to be able to copy the original game cards onto the PC then transfer them on to an R4 or Firecard. Is there a NDS slot 1, R4 type reader I can buy which will allow me to do this?. Any help appreciated Thanks
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 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
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 | last reply 7 years ago
I now how to connect to a computer using the command OPEN (IP address). But then I don't know if I can open/copy documents on the computer I'm connected to. Any help would be great.
Asked by JJAJoshua 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
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 | last reply 2 years ago
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 | last reply 3 years ago
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 | last reply 9 years ago
I just had an idea- I have 2 pretty much identical macbooks (in terms of hardware): Can I copy the complete contents of one of the Macbook's hard drives to the other Macbook's hard drive (by using a hard drive dock and another computer) and end up with 2 identical (for all intents and purposes) macbooks? Would this be illegal in any way? Thanks
Asked by .Unknown. 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
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 | last reply 10 years ago
I'm doing a project that involves grinding PCB slots off of an aluminum enclosure and making everything fit right - due to the shape of the enclosure it looks like I will need a flexible shaft in order to get into the case. A Dremel seems to be a good tool to use, however I am looking for something that will be able to grind aluminum fairly fast. Dremels, at least with flex shafts, are expensive. I'm looking for around $40, and this seems to fit. Has anyone had any luck grinding aluminum with a non-name-brand dremel? What about Dremel branded accessories vs ebay accessories? Edit: currently the one I'm looking at is this
Asked by astroboy907 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I thought Leah's ad-supported laser-etched laptop was brilliant. When we were first talking about it, it was obvious that if she could pull it off, there would be a bunch of copy-cats trying to do the same thing. Obviously Squid Labs and Instructables are listed as sponsors, so I get a number of emails asking for further laser-sponsorship of laptops, and they always make me smile. Here's the latest, hope you enjoy the irony as much as I do: Dear Instructables-TeamIn the very near future I'll need a laptop for school. To finance that, I am planing to put Ad's onto the top of it.I am visiting a college of higher informatics. The school has more than 1000 students, teachers and other workers & visitors every day.My suggestion is a cheap way of advertising. The ad's would be laser etched into the top of the Laptop (made out of Aluminum). The Laptop has a size of about 40 by 27 cm (= about 14 by 10 inches).If you are looking at prices of an often-visited website for example, you'll get prices between 700 and 1000$'s PER MONTH for a little ad.For 1000$ you could cover the biggest part of the whole notebook, but you wont have to pay monthly. You only pay once, and the laptop will be used for 3 or 4 years. Also the laptop will be presented in the internet in several forums. I will post into a few forums myself, and make a little video about the laptop, and the company's that put ad's on it, and also other people will show around pictures of the project, because it's very unusual to do something like this.Of course you dont have to buy an ad for 1000$. Size, type of ad and therefor price are free of choice.I am looking forward to an answer !If interested, I could also send you some pictures how laser-etched things look like on a laptop and we could talk about data or prices if you are interested..
Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Howdy,I'm trying to copy a few of my photos that I have used in an Instructable and I can't work out how to save a hi res copy. Is there any way that you can save a copy of the original sized photo that was used in the 'ible? If so, could you please let me know how.TaLonesoulsurfer
Asked by lonesoulsurfer 5 months ago | last reply 5 months ago
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 | last reply 6 years ago
This was published last may but I just found it now... sorry I am not very frequent on here. https://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Bike-Project-II-1/ That is my 'ible but under another username. This is the original that I created - https://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Bike-Project-II/ Thanks for any help
Asked by catman529 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have laptop with a dying seagate drive, and before it dies completely, I got a hitachi drive as a replacement. My question is, how can I copy the disk exactly onto the new drive, keeping all files and programs intact so I don't have to re-install windows. I'm guessing I can't just copy and pasts, but maybe using xcopy? I have plenty of other computers and cables to use for transferring if needed.
Asked by andy70707 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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 | last reply 3 years ago
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 | last reply 10 years ago
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
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 | last reply 8 years ago
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 | last reply 5 years ago
I have a few old sets of unusual mountainboard trucks and spare parts all made by a company that went under about 13 years ago so no chance of getting new parts, all the parts are used but usable except for small rubber non ribbed gaiters/seals that have cracked and split except for most of the ones on the complete trucks. is there somewhere i could take one of the surviving rubber bits to have it duplicated as inexpensively as possible or is there some other method of duplicating them exactly?Edit: I'm in the UK
Asked by ambientvoid 11 months ago | last reply 11 months ago
I'd like to be able to save all my pictures into a desktop folder but it seems I have to open each picture, right click and save one at a time. Is there a better way?
Asked by Mrballeng 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago