Creativity Wall

Has anyone else hit a block in their creativity? It seems all the projects I think to do lately are just a rehash of something I've already done. Any tips for how to get through this (besides drugs)?

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


Creativity and innovation

Hi, Do you have any idea how to upgrade from the things that we already owned. It is not from waste product. I would like to try to upgrade the things. For example, I have an umbrella, then I want to add a small fan into that umbrella, so whenever the user use that umbrella at blazing-outdoor, he/she can fell the cold.  But, I do not  want to take part in programming and complex mechanical part. I really want to try something simple more example and it is better if can help other's. Thanks !

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


creative biscornus?

Interested in learning to make these cute patterns

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


Looking for Creative Collaborators

I just became an Idea Provider to a cool start-up that just launched in New York City. In a nutshell, OpenInvo is a unique online ideas marketplace that connects individuals from the creative fields with innovation seeking companies looking to increase their business value. Check it out: http://www.openinvo.com/

Topic by 18machine 8 years ago


Creative Food Art

Here are some more creative ways to think about your food.  FOOD ART! Food art on a stick?

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


Creative Market Discount

Creative Market has a promotion going on for Instructables members!  Have you had a chance to check them out yet?  Creative Market "is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world."   Their products include Fonts, Icons, Graphics, Templates, Website Themes and more! Take a look around and see what you think!  Then use the Instructables discount code to get 15% off:  http://itbl.es/1hxICYI

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Keykeg creative reuse?

Anyone got any ideas on how to reuse Keykeg plastic bubbles?

Topic by godzy 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Jobs for the Creative Techs?

I love studying electronics and doing creative things with electricity. I was an artist/musician throughout all of my youth and decided to switch over to creative electronics after discovering the art of circuit bending. I want to get a degree involving creative applications of electricity, but I'm having trouble getting a clear picture of what the job market is going to be like after i graduate. I am wondering what creative positions are available, not just with Instructables but in general. Are there any particular companies that would be good to look into? I'm trying to plan my degree so that it will be appealing to the companies i want to work for. I was an artist before i was a tech/engineer so I'm particularily interested in things such as product design, creative tech projects, animatronics, sculpture and art/music installations. Any advice would be great, I'm eager to find a job that will require my creativity and that isn't mundane. Is creativity something that is reserved to be expressed in my spare time or can it exist within the job market as well?

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


Creatively using this space

Any ideas on how to use the space creatively. The open space is between the drawing room and the living room. In the pictures below I have captured this space from different angles just to give you some perspective. At this point I don't have the actual dimension of the space but can provide if required.

Topic by ramhardikar 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


need help for a creative!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to make a robot. simple , but very interesting things , you know because i'm not so expert at it ... is there anything that you recommend ?? it could be anything besides robot. if it's about LED , Line Follower, creaative tools or something .... please . i need it. thx so much .?

Question by gilang.darkwing 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Creative Advertising that Works

When the first ad for Sony's Bravia came out I loved it. It was set in my city of San Francisco and the sheer beauty of seeing hundreds of thousands of bouncy balls going everywhere was amazing. I forwarded the link to lots of friends and we all talked about it. I still watch my old 20" CRT at home for movies, but I do have a soft spot for Bravia should I ever decide that I really and truly need a big HDTV, which isn't likely any time soon.So when the second ad came out I was thrilled. It had exploding paint and colors, but it lacked the magic. It felt forced and the fact that elements were digitally removed took away the handmade quality that really helped the first one connect.Yesterday, the third one was released online. I think it's a step back in the right direction. I highly encourage you to check out the official link, but here's a youtube version with crappier color.What do you think? If you haven't seen the other ads, check them out first. So here's the order: - bouncy ball ad from 2005 - paint ad from 2006 - bunny ad from 2007

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


what to do with business cards

Hi. me and my sister were at a big city show, you know, with all the different kiosks adverstising small business's. anyways, we were bored, so we decided to get a business card from every stand. we figured we would do something with them, like make a collage; but can anyone suggest something more creative and fun i we can do with a whole bunch of business cards/

Question by the poodleo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Staying motivated to complete a projects . . thoughts?

We've all been there, and I'm right there currently with a specific project:I was excited at first and started making this thing, and about midway through I've lost complete interest in the project and am struggling with motivation to finish it!For me, the contests here on Instructables were a great motivator with specific deadlines that always kept me motivated . . . but I work here now and cannot participate in them ; )When I lose interest in a project, it's often because the intriguing creative challenges have all been solved, but the project isn't yet completed. However I'm ready to move on to the next thing . . so the half-finished projects keep piling up. I've found that I'm far more interested in the active problem-solving process that "making" provides, than in actually producing completed things. It's an odd dilemma, and maybe I'm not alone in this. Do you experience this same mid-project disinterest? Aside from deadlines, what do you do to stay motivated to complete projects once the interest begins to dissipate?I'd love to hear my fellow Instructables authors' thoughts. Let's have a conversation!

Topic by seamster 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


America is getting less creative every generation. This is why we need Instructables!

According to a recent Newsweek article, measures of Creativity Quotient have been trending downward for about two decades. "Like intelligence tests, Torrance’s test—a 90-minute series of discrete tasks, administered by a psychologist—has been taken by millions worldwide in 50 languages. Yet there is one crucial difference between IQ and CQ scores. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn effect—each generation, scores go up about 10 points. Enriched environments are making kids smarter. With creativity, a reverse trend has just been identified and is being reported for the first time here: American creativity scores are falling."

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


How do I create a complete title only catalog of all the projects in the instructables website?

Would'nt it be great if we could download all the project titles? We could then mix and match projects, and get creative new instructables from those existing. We could use all those creative thinking algorithms to create new ideas from the existing batch, and thread to far more uncharted territory. As huge as this 14,000 instructables is, we could raise the bar again.

Question by mikedu 10 years ago


Creative Uses For Random Components?

Self explanatory, I need some creative uses for random electronic components. Stuff like, using light bulbs as igniters and such.

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


Creative stompbox lighting ideas?

Im looking for cool and creative ways to use leds to light a stompbox. i found something cool on diystompboxes.com called a lightplate, which is sandwiched between the pedal and bottom plate,  you drill holes in the middle for leds it gives the pedal an underglow when its turned on. u can buy them from diystompoxes.com, but only for hammond enclosures, but its basically just a piece of plexiglass, so it would be easy to make. im just looking for any cool original ideas you have, or ways you could make the light plate even cooler.

Question by bobbyderf123 7 years ago


Looking for a creative idea - fastening

I was wondering, perhaps somebody has a creative idea how to fasten a piece of Velcro to an aluminium plank 3/8'' wide. I was thinking: 1. Riveting - the head is to big though and the result is not as flush as I would like to be. 2. Glue - I don't like gluing things, would rather have a mechanical\fusing solution. But even if I agree to do so, what kind of glue should I use?

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


YouTube Background -Get Creative-

Hey! I'm running a little competition. I want you to create a youtube background for me. Winner will get a subscription and 5* on 10 of the selected 'Ibles. What it needs: 1. To be like a grass background with a ball on it, 2. To be not taken with a digital camera, 3. Look professional, 4.Have my name (TomBuckey) in white running down the left edge. The reason I'm asking you to make one is simply, I can't.

Topic by Tom Buckey 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Creative repurposing old earbuds?

Good day all, I have four pairs of old earphones that I could like to creatively repurpose.  All pairs are functional and all are Nokia branded.  I received these earphones over the ages along with cellphones.  Their connectors however have proprietary jacks, not even the same types, with one having a 3.5 mm jack, they also include mics for answering calls. Thoughts I had so far:  trying to create a dock/speaker box using it all simultaneously - concern, will probably be soft. Any advice? Thanks! Xaveos

Question by Xaveos 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Creative uses for a ton of pumpkin? Answered

We bought a gigantic pumpkin and we've been working our way through it bit by bit. Does anyone know any recipes that will use up a lot of pumpkin? I know about the usual cake, bread, cookies, and such. And trust me I've had my share of pumpkin pie.

Question by jen7714 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Creative framing / mounting photos

So I have some photos that I would like to print out and mount similar to the way they are in the attached image. Any ideas or advice on how best to do so? I'd like them to be on solid blocks of wood, and kind of like, sealed in and to the wood. Very sturdily mounted, almost like wheat-pasted. The only thing I've thought of so far was using casting resin, but I'm afraid it would eat thru the ink and paper... Also, any other ideas for mounting and hanging photos that are beyond actual 'frames'?

Topic by dozen 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Creative Movie Ideas: Youtube

I wanted to ask for some advice and feedback on my youtube channel as well as some new movie ideas. First off my Youtube Channel is very special to me and i think with the right work and attitude i cant get to to go farther: my youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/Thelostrolo. Why the name Thelostrolo? well i created the channel when i was 11 (now nearly 15) and i thought i might as well keep the name! (I am working a big hunger games related project which will be uploaded to another channel) I am not sure if i should create a new channel. but that would mean starting from scratch and trying to get recognition again, but maybe you guys could help!? Anyway back to my idea: I had a phew ideas and of course ill need help as i cannot film on my own! The first idea is a simple idea called: 'The Confrontation" which is a simple action thriller type movie with gun movie effects and explosions! THe other on was: "Never look back"  a more serious film in which there is a kid who is bullied and one day is knocked out. He wakes up at home, but no-one was at home, so he decides to go out for a dog walk, he then comes across the bullies except they're afraid of him. etc etc and it ends with him finding out that he is not who he used to be! I could really do with some peoples feedback... not just because this took me a long time to type up! Also if you did check out my channel post your below and i might subscribe :D Thanks for the help Rowan Prosser- Rowans Movies - Thelostrolo RATE, COMMENT AND SUBCRIBE!

Topic by Rowans Movies 6 years ago


Two videos devoted to the spirit of creativity

Youtube poster RinpaEshidan puts up some great videos of walls being painted and repainted several times over and sets them to a nice groovy soundtrack. I find them helpful for when I need to give my mind a bit of a mental reboot. Here are two worth checking out.Do you guys have any favorite drawing/creating videos or other forms of inspiration?

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Science In Food

I love creating food its even more fun when science is involved. Anybody have some cool recipes to share?

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


Contests Are Rewarding Unoriginality, Threatening Creativity

It is truly a shame that judgments in our contests have again been made which serve to promote rehash and discourage creativity. After having watched the Make It Fly! contest make this mistake last month, I could only shake my head as the DIY Summer Camp Challenge also fumbled the ball and awarded a prize to an unoriginal post. Once again, unoriginal projects have landed in the winners' circle while new creations have been left to flounder. On a site that prides itself on people doing things for themselves, this is cause for alarm. Posting someone else's creations under your own name is not doing it yourself. It's high time that that be acknowledged and it be discouraged. Rewarding unoriginal projects is not an avenue to promoting new ideas, developments or breakthroughs. On the contrary, this approach provides an incentive and a compelling case to not pursue new ideas.  Instructables' successes are based on its being a center for new ideas, not old hat. Nevertheless, we are teetering dangerously toward that point with moves like this. Rehashes' qualifications are questionable The statements made in the commentary for the contests--the language of the competitions themselves--speak a resounding "no" against unoriginal content. In the header for the DIY Summer Camp Challenge, it is asked: "What interesting things can you do or make to keep the kids entertained this summer? [...] Share your games, activities, craft projects, and more." In the header for the Make It Fly Contest 2016, the opportunity is given for: "Three, two, one… ignition and lift off! The Make It Fly Contest has taken off and that gives you the perfect excuse to let your creativity take to the skies." There is nothing indistinct about the terms. They clearly outline the project is to be your own, not someone else's. If you are reposting another person's creation, you are upholding neither the contests' specifications nor spirit. In the standard contest terms for each contest, the judgment criteria is given: "Judging. All entries that are in compliance with all terms and conditions of these Rules will be judged on the basis of the following criteria (the "Criteria"): clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution of the Instructable." Rehashed projects which contain contents from others' makings are neither ingenious nor creative. As a result, they ought to receive the minimum score in the sections of ingenuity and creativity if they are not barred from the competitions outright. What this means for makers now: Speaking in reference to how I had handled the contests myself, I spent several weeks perfecting several entries of my own. One of the projects, entered into only the DIY Summer Camp Challenge, was the result of many months' worth of development and refinement. The news that my efforts in those months were all for naught while similar themed but wholly unoriginal projects were selected as winners only served to tell me one thing: the time I spent developing and fine tuning the new projects was all for naught. Currently, the appeal for a person to set their best DIY foot forward and actually do something for themselves has become troublingly shaky. There is now a track record of rehashed projects taking home prizes while other original projects have faced ignominous defeats. There is a precedent to unoriginal trumping original. With rehash supported and honored, it is now reasonable for users to conclude that creativity is neither valued nor worth its costs and that unoriginal copying is a better way of doing things. This could ultimately promote a worsening spiral of disinterest in, apathy toward, and the stagnation of new developments in the numerous fields of endeavor makers strive to go forth in. The chances at falling into this trend draw increasingly close and they cannot be allowed to continue if we wish to see progress. Where we need to go from here: Creativeness must be shown to be valued by Instructables or makers are not likely to pursue it in future competitions. As I did a year ago, I recommend the Instructables staff and judges: Judge unoriginal projects as such and give them the earned low marks for ingenuity and creativity based on their lacking in both regards (if they are even legally fit to continue on in the competition) Not promote unoriginal designs by featuring them Reposting old things is a slide to the past, not a ladder to the future. Makers must act today to make a better, more creative tomorrow and copying is no way to do that.

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Right brain : Instructables

Not sure if this will work... I found a left vs right brain test online- more specifically ,http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/left_right/rb_test.htm. I got to thinking, and I noticed that the people who call themselves creative tend to have more instructables than those who don't- so if you use the right brain percentage as a measure (however faulty) of creativity, than maybe I could graph the relationship, and (Warning- this is far fetched) find an equation. So If you could take the test, share your right brain percentage and the amount of instructables you've written, I would Greatly appreciate it. Thank you. (what I'll use to graph it - https://www.abettercalculator.com/c) Hope I'm not asking too much! :)

Topic by moneyfuskie935 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Post-It animation shows creative process

Or the stalling of the creative process. This animation is an ode to trying to get things done for a deadline and getting a little distracted along the way. Enjoy. via Geekologie

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Opening Beer Bottles in Creative Ways

Check out the video! Any other different ways?  These guys were pretty thorough.

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


Creative Commons Salon: July 6th

Our friends at Creative Commons are running a salon this Tuesday, July 6th in San Francisco.  The discussion centers around online sharing and collaboration that spills over into the physical world, something we're especially excited about at Instructables.  Details below. Creative Commons Salon: We Love to Share At Creative Commons, we love to share. And while CC is primarily known for its work enabling openness and collaboration in the digital world, we're interested in how the culture of sharing is changing offline life as well. Join us at the next CC Salon in San Francisco, where we'll present three projects focused on how sharing ideas, knowledge, and even physical space can revolutionize the way people create, work, and play. The evening's presenters are Jack Herrick, founder of the collaborative how-to manual wikiHow; Clément Alteresco, COO of innovation/strategic development agency faberNovel, which founded collaborative workspace pariSoma; and Neal Gorenflo, founder of Shareable, a new magazine and online community dedicated to sharing. Date & Time • Tuesday, July 6, 2010 • 7:00-9:00 PM • $5-10 suggested donation (no one turned away) • Beverages provided • Plenty of street parking available • pariSoma is located up two steep flights of stairs, and unfortunately does not have wheelchair access at this time pariSoma Innovation Loft 
1436 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103
 About Creative Commons: Creative Commons’ mission is to provide everyone in the world with easy, free, and legal access to knowledge and culture. Our signature tools are called Creative Commons licenses, which are free copyright licenses that creators can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. Millions of people, companies, and institutions throughout the world have used CC licenses to make their work – everything from academic coursework and scientific data to art, music, and journalism – available for free and legal sharing, use, and adaptation. http://creativecommons.org/

Topic by canida 8 years ago


creative bike handlebar grip ideas?

I'm looking for creative solutions for items to use for bicycle handlebar grips. I often get alot of bikes/partial bikes from people and end up fixing them up and giving them to friends who need them or trading them for other bikes, but the problem is that most bikes I get are missing the handlebar grips, and I don't want to spend 5-10 dollars on a set of grips just so I can give the bike away. I would like to be able to go to the hardware store and buy the objects in bulk for pretty cheap. Just post ANY ideas you have, thanks.

Question by bobbyderf123 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Some cool, creative and simple idea's needed!

Hey people, i want to do some expiriments for school with a other dude, we want to do some simple things with, steam, max 12v electro and some more creative things! do you guys have some ideas that we can do?! we alredy want to make a hero engine and maybe the minifrig (USB) bb

Topic by mingus15 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what are some creative ways to make roses? Answered

Girlfriends birthday is coming up and i need unique ways to make roses. so far i have soda can, plastic spoons, duct tape, and paper. suggestions would be great, videos even better.

Question by BryanEast 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Expanding Thought Process, the Mind, and General Creativity

I believe that, for the utmost of simplicity, I should begin this topic with the fact that I am a teenager who is quiet passionate about electronics, engineering, and teaching others in general. I have run several websites (each generating a plus of 200 unique visitors/day), created many circuits for school applications (projects), and many similar forms of expressing oneself such as writing. Being just about 15 today, my mind is far from creative, though. Less then three years ago, I was at, what is at this point, my "creative prime". I was publishing quality articles daily for my website, and greatly grew in the ranks of superiority among other websites in my niche. At ages 12 and 13, I was pushing content out - in addition to designing many webpages through core-coding languages - on a daily basis, requiring a load on my creativity to be pulled. Nonetheless, I always managed to tap into my inner-creativity and pull out great ideas. The Point of This Thread Less then two years later, though, I'm stuck in a bit of a muddy puddle. I cannot tune into my own creativity, for the well that it is is now very much dried up. I'm looking to somehow expand my mind and thought process. Are there any activities (keep it legal, guys(;   ) that can help? It'd be a huge inspiration. I can come up with the ideas for circuits and execute them, but from there, all of my creations fall short - they don't end up how I pictured them. The visual aspect of my brain is, uh, malfunctioning. Thanks(:

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


Looking for a creative idea regarding this glass bottle!

Hello there! I am looking for a creative use or idea regarding the glass bottle you can see in the pictures I attached.  I know I want to do something with it, but I just have zero ideas what I can create with it.  In the first picture you can see the glass comes with a "foot", but as you look at the second picture you can see this is detachable. Let me know if you can think of anything, I'm interested to see what people can come up with!

Topic by Rhaenon 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Anyone got some creative fencing ideas? Answered

 i'm looking to plant an herb garden in my yard, but my dogs are absolute rascals.the bed has a small cement ring around the base, so i'm not worried about them digging under, but i need a clever way to keep them from trampling the herbs. any suggestions? i'm dirt poor, so cheaper is better, but it's in the front yard, so i suppose it should look nice, too.

Question by cyc4015 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Subwoofer output from my creative card??

Hey guys, can someone help me with this?? I have one of these sound cards, as you can see in the picture. It's worked pretty good for me for the past couple of years, but usually the subwoofer output comes either straight from the normal 2 channel stereo output on the card, piggybacked onto the cable that goes to my stereo and then that goes to my sub amp. Either that or right now I have the subwoofer amp hooked up to the line-level subwoofer output on my surround reciever, but it's still 2 channel audio. I've recently been fiddling around with my sound card, attempting to get the subwoofer output on it working. I've tried the black socket on the sound card with a 2 channel 3.5mm to RCA cord and apparently it's the rear channels as the subwoofer volume slider didn't do anything in my creative control panel, and according to a pdf I found online for my sound card, the S/PDIF socket also functions as the center/subwoofer outputs when not being used for S/PDIF. I've tried a 2 channel and also a "3 ring" 3.5mm cable I have for a camcorder (As I believe some of the cables that are SUPPOSED to go with this card, have 3 ring contacts on SOME of the cables). Alas, all I've been able to do is get a loud humming sound out of the connections, doesn't matter what rca channel the subwoofer is plugged into, it hums VERY loudly and absolutely no sound what-so-ever. Does ANYONE have any clue as to what I do to get subwoofer output from the card?!? Heres a link to the PDF describing what each port is for under "Creative Sound Blaster Live! Digital Entertainment 5.1 Creative Audio Software" and then the submenu "Installing sound blaster Live@ Player 5.1" and the next submenu "Connecting Related Peripherals" and that page describes what each port is for. files2.europe.creative.com/manualdn/Manuals/TSD/790/English.pdf

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


Desktops of Oct & Nov - Creative Patch Addition

Want to get another patch? Last months desktop wallpaper thread did excellent, it would seem you loved the idea of getting some patches for your work. This month I am going to ask you to work harder for your patches! I want to encourage your creativity, so dig out one of your best digital photos, whip open photoshop, or show off a great new interface. All unique, creative and personal desktop screenshots will get a patch! Unique, creative and personal means we are looking for something new and fresh, not just a wallpaper grabbed off deviant art! Whether its a custom interface, or a home made wallpaper, just something that is unique to you. This month I have a couple of home made wallpapers to show off, I created both of these from scratch. By scratch I mean I actually cut up those bits of card, and glued those bits of marble. Both wallpapers were then accented and grunged up in photoshop. I then used geektool to match the type already on the card to make the date and time blend in. Tinkertool adds a few extras, including the modded dock, and menu bar items. Little Snitch runs in the menu bar, keeping an eye on what programs are doing. 3rd screen has a picture of my Fiance - as always :D 4th pictures shows my crazy screen set up! What are you waiting for? Post your most creative desktop set up, and claim you patch! Be sure to explain any fancy programs you have running also. To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables. To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables. To take a screenshot in Ubuntu go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-) PS, I know this is like 28 days late, but I have been busy (I get married on the 7th of Nov!), also doing a joint two month edition means I will be able to check back and dish out patches!

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


Posters offer good advice for creative minds

Inspirational posters typically show some natural wonder or athlete along with some inane puffery underneath it. You know the type. "TEAMWORK: Together we kick the losers down!" and other nonsense. So it's nice to see what art students do when they make posters to inspire the first-years. At University College Falmouth, each first-year gets a free poster designed by a graduate. Some are brilliant and some are just good for a brief giggle, but with dozens to look at something should grab you.Non-students can buy posters for five pounds each. poster listvia Core77

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


October 2013 Build Night - Creative Reuse

This October we are hosting a creative re-use build night.  DETAILS: There is no formal sponsor for this build night, thus we won't be shipping out any materials. The goal is to use materials such as e-waste, trash, and found objects to create amazing projects during a build night at your makerspace. PRIZES: Submit Instructables from your creative re-use build night and enter to win a prize. We will have a panel of judges from the Instructables staff vote on the projects submitted and the winning makerspace will win 10 Instructables t-shirts and 30 Instructables patches for your makerspace. All projects must be submitted between October 1 - November 10. SIGN UP: Sign up to participate here. Signing up doesn't put you on the hook to submit Instructables. This is just so I have a general mailing list to send updates. It will also help us when picking the winners so we know you are a formal makerspace, hackerspace, school, fabrication lab, or student group. JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. This build night was inspired by former Artist-In-Residence, long time author, and my good friend M.C. Langer (featured author interview). Check out his projects for some inspiration!

Topic by Carleyy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Suggestions requested on attaching Creative Travelsound to bicycle

Hello. As someone who's moved to a bike friendly city, sold his car, learned the intricacies of mass transit... the thing that I miss most about my car is the sound system. Mind you, it was stock, but it was still good enough for me. Well that, and not getting wet when it rains and when the road is still wet. I'm not interested in being the obnoxious jerk at the stop light forcing a 1/4 block to listen all the bass I can afford, I'd like to put together a non-headphone sound system for my bike. I have pictures below of the the three components I have at hand. Jamis coda sport, creative travelsound battery powered speakers (which eats batteries like they are going out of style), and Zen V touch mp3 player. my goal is to have a personal stereo that is quickly detachable, yet secure, and potentially offering improved FM reception by 'hardwiring' an antenna to the frame. upon initial inspection, i suspect the easiest way would be to have a granny basket off the handlebars and just throw it into there. So that's my fallback plan. But there are some geniuses that peruse this site and I'm interested in how they'd attack this. two things to note- while my handlebars are flat, i've rotated the bar that holds them to a 45 degree angle. Also, the travelsound speakers are attached at the base that hinges with the battery pack. It's not that obvious in the picture. Thanks for the help with this.

Topic by flove101 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I am getting a new laptop with ubuntu and I just wanted to see if creative central would be compatible? Answered

Creative central is like itunes just for creative products but before I buy I would like to make sure it can work all I really use creative central for is ripping CD's and transferring them to my creative ZEN XFI. Thank you.

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


looking for creative ideas for a kids play house...suggestions?

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


I'm not creative at all, what can I do?

 I'm here on Instructables for 5 minutes and I don't know what to make, because I'm not creative, Ive tried cutting clothes but that was too hard for me, Should I delete my account and leave it alone, please help me?

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


Creative MuVo V100 doesn't work on Win7, help?

I have a Creative MuVo V100 (1GB, battery operated mp3 player) It's the same mp3 player as i had long ago, well, same looking and so, not exactly same, it was 6 years ago. So i found this at a flea market, it has some crappy music o it, works when i put in a battery. BUT! The problem is, Windows 7 doesn't recognize it. is there ANYHOW i can make my windows 7 see the mp3 player? It marks it as a unknown device, and refuses to do anything. Please, just for fun, i would want this workign on windows 7. Thanks at advantage. (or do i have to revive my XP, since both laptop and desktop are win7)

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


What was the first thing to influence you artistically or creatively?

My most treasured memory was the collection of books at school, they had pictures of Illuminated Letters. I am still facinated by the beautiful colours,the use of Gold and the complex intertwining of the illuminations. The next I can recall was Paisly. This too is an intertwining of colours and shapes. What about you?

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


how do you make a cool creative designed box from a bunch of popsicle sticks?

Yah...how do you? thnx

Question by xxXrosesXxx 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



deodorant bottles.

How to dispose deodorant bottles ? Or is there any thing creative that i can do with them  !!!  

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