Sorry. This has nothing to do with instructables, but here is what someone I know said: "I heard this yesterday on the fourth of July. 'and I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free' What is wrong with that?" Someone I know asked me that question and I do not know. They said it had nothing to do with punctuation or capitalization. I will tell everyone later (if that person will give me the answer).

Posted by rojo.balloon 7 years ago

Most difficult basslines

Anyone know of any difficult to play bass lines that are worth learning?

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago

Tips for Making Instructables Easier, Faster, & Better

*Typing...* It took me about a week to make my Instructable on my magnetic pegboard, and about a month to make my I'ble on SpectrumLED. Now I don't even want to know how much time it took chr to make his 8X8X8 LED Cube Instructable... 2 Weeks ago, I published an Instructable on my Articulating Lamp, I don't think it took me more than 3-4 hours... Other than the fact that I now have way more experience, I've thought of several tips that decrease the amount of time I have to sit in front of  the computer and type, by a HUGE amount. If making and I'ble is a lot of work, it'll feel like work, and I'll need to take a break... If it's fairly easy, I'll want to make more! I will leave some of the tips that I've come up with in the comments. If you have your own leave them in the comments below!

Posted by Yonatan24 1 year ago

Deworming difficult horse

I have a horse that made deworming extremely difficult by flipping his nose or raising his head too high. I had an "aha" moment. I started bridling him and before the bit was completely in I quickly slipped the dewormer in. Worked like a charm.

Posted by Takelababy 8 years ago

Mobile Phone Format

To Whomever has the ability to make this available, please, please, please seriously consider making the website mobile phone friendly. When I try to view the site on my Droid smartphone it is difficult because of the way the text displays.  I love instructables and I also do a lot of web viewing on my phone.  It would be nice if it were not so difficult. Thanks.

Posted by 3.1415 8 years ago

Login Hard

When I try to login to the website I found it difficult to click on the password box. It was covered with tabs "Answers" "Contests". Please fix

Posted by enoted 7 years ago

Minor page-layout bug FYI

See image - the string (Moped~Scooter~Motorcycle) does not "wrap" and spills over into the next listing. Probably difficult to fix, but there it is anyway.

Posted by lemonie 7 years ago

An easy to sourc,e EASY to build, cheap laser cutter instructable

Would anybody be interested in creating a new laser cutter instructable. I saw this one: , But it seemed WAYY to difficult, to difficult to get the parts, and not super high quality. If anybody could do an instructable for this, (possibly with a RAS PI, it would be much appreciated. We want a cheap Laser CUTTER!!!!

Posted by 508Parkour 4 years ago

Collection list not in Alpha order

It is difficult to add items to a collection because the drop down list is not in Alpha order.   It would be much easier if the list of Collections would be in Alphabetical order.

Posted by ddpruitt 3 years ago

Difficulty Rating System

Why don`t you guys have a difficulty meter like the Instructables robot or a star one being easy to, say, ten being difficult. Just a thought.

Posted by mrrandomfingers 7 years ago

An Equalizer T shirt

Http:// I do not know if this is really that difficult a microphone and a couple of led's may do the trick, but I am not 100% sure

Posted by dejabox 11 years ago

Deep Hole drilling

This might sound stupid, but I've been wondering, is it possible to use a gun drill on a drill press? Does a drill press accept gun drills? If not, is it possible to modify the drill press so that it accepts gun drills? How? I've used normal drill bits to make "deep"(about 4 inches) holes in metal before, but it was very, very difficult to get it straight, and the metal became hot as heck after a while, sometimes the drill bit even got stuck in the metal and it was extremely difficult to get it out. Thanks

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 10 years ago

Laptop Stuff

Just wanted to know how difficult it will be to replace a laptop/net-book keyboard and touch-pad with a custom built one and also hoe hard it will be to build said custom laptop & keyboard?

Posted by wii maniac 9 years ago

What's the gas expansion ratio for ethanol?

At normal atmospheric pressure. Don't need too precise a figure, nearest 50 will do. Surprisingly difficult information to find...

Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago

Fabrication Companies?

Lets say I have an idea and it would be extremely difficult to make myself so I want a company to do it for me.  Does any such company exist and if so, what are they called?

Posted by Ethanal 8 years ago

"image not available" in instructables; thumbnails won't enlarge

Large images not available in instructables--nothing shows except the message that they are not available. Thumbnails are there but I can't enlarge them. Some instr. are difficult to follow if you can't enlarge the thumbnails.

Posted by archerj 7 years ago

Can anyone see what this page says?

Is is just me or does the background color and font colors used here make it difficult to read about this contest? I can't see most of it.

Posted by DebH57 9 years ago

top line on page covers the log-in button

the top line on your web pages doesn't look right. A contest button covers up the log-in button so it is very difficult to log-in.

Posted by dad45 7 years ago

AD_PRT files

I have a set of plans from this site which are in a very strange form, nothing seems to open them. What free programme on the net opens them? Why on earth would anyone use something so difficult.

Posted by anthonygdw 5 years ago

Looking for a Sugar Dispenser or valve

Im looking for a dispenser or valve that can start and stop the flow of sugar. Please post any suggestions, I'm trying to build something and this final piece has been by far the most difficult to find.

Posted by Blaisebuilding 6 years ago

Tiny turret design

This is an itty-bitty turret that I thought of. IF YOU WANT TO USE IT, ASK ME FIRST. PleaseThe only downsides I can think of are:-Only 4 shots-Sorta difficult to make a gun for it.

Posted by travw 9 years ago

How do you find/contact the moderator of the Burning Question 7 contest?

Need a clarify on one of the image rules and can't seem to find how to contact the moderator for the contest. Shouldn't be too difficult. Thanks

Posted by arcticpenguin 9 years ago

Need Ideas for Gears and Cams Project for School

Im sitting in my CAD class right now looking for ideas for this project. anyone have any suggestions? this is a high school project so nothing to difficult (but not to simple).

Posted by REA 7 years ago

Upgrading the Charging Capabilities of an Android

I would like to know how difficult it would be to swap out the charging port on an S4 for the new hyper charging ports on the new Droid Turbo. I know there is not a lot of free space with in the cell for mods. And I am assuming that the hyper charger is smaller. That being said the tools for a repair swap out do not seem that difficult to master. What else would be needed to make this project successful, a power converter? Basically I want to see if its possible to take the outdated cells people would normally throw away or trade and mod them into something of desire for a cheaper price. Thank you for your time Instructable Community 

Posted by Ragestine 3 years ago

How many languages do you speak ?

1) How many language do you speak ? 2) What are they ? 3) Which one(s) do you speak fluently ? 4) Which one is your first language ? 5) Do you find usefull to speak more than one language ? 6) Which one (of those you speak) do you find the most difficult ? and in what is it difficult ? 7) What language would you like to learn ? edit: (two more extra questions i forgot to ask ...) 8) Why did you learn these extra languages ? 9) How often do you use these extra languages ?

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago

Carbon dioxide sensor??

Hi, I'm working on a project that measures outdoor air quality. Wondering if anyone knows a CO2 sensor that's not too difficult to use with a microchip (bs2 or arduino)? or knows of any links to air quality projects (the ones on MAKE seem to be broken links..) thanks! Kiera

Posted by kieranof 11 years ago


Okay check it out. Recently i've had an interest in learning to play the trumpet, and i wanna know: is it difficult? I'm a player of the bass guitar, mandolin, guitar, ukulele, and a bit of harmonica, so ya see i have no brass experience.

Posted by wingman246 9 years ago

Knex Revolvers

I know some people are trying to make revolvers so i thought everyone could work together to make a great one. i have made a pistol with a single action and almost a double action but revovling the cylinders may be very difficult

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago

smallest power jack socket?

I'm looking for the tiniest power jack socket possible for charging an internal battery.  I'm considering micro USB, but it's difficult to solder (and it would be nice if the plug didn't have an up and down direction).  Can anybody suggest alternatives?  Thanks.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 2 years ago

Carbon Fibre Flywheel (for energy storage)

I'd like to build a flywheel but I'm not sure what I need to know before i start, Is it difficult to do? Is it possible to accomplish with off the shelf parts? Any help at all would be appreciated greatly.

Posted by nuncoop 10 years ago

New home page design is irritating

It is very irritating to be looking at anything on the home page and have the page jump back upward every time the pictures at the top switch from one to another.  It makes it difficult to browse through the recent submissions or anything at the bottom of the page.

Posted by Babydanner 5 years ago

Source Code

Hi, Its fantastic to be able to read peoples source code on an instructable. However if its long, its a bit difficult to read. Can you please give the option when making an instructable, to display certain text as syntax, like in forums etc.

Posted by HMBeck 7 years ago

FM radio antennas

Are there any ideas out there for building an FM antenna booster that can be used with the usual whip antenna that comes built into most radios these days. Most of the radios are made in such a way that it is difficult to get at the internal wiring, so the booster would have to be an external unit.

Posted by youri 10 years ago

metal laptop

Just finished "Idoru" by william gibson.The main character has a laptop with a cast aluminium case made from reclaimed soda canswirh semi precious stones as switches and buttons and reclaimed ivory keys. I suppuse its possible to do, but difficult... but wouldnt it be deadly? Anyone ever tried that?

Posted by maninamousesuit 10 years ago

edge space

The layout of the pages in Instructables, sometimes makes it quite difficult to read the left hand edge of the page. May I suggest that the page should not start hard against the left hand edge, but that a small space (margin) be allowed to ease the transition from one line of print to the next.

Posted by Waste Of Space 8 years ago


Tissue paper art is quite difficult for those who are new in this field. I made this forum to help new beginners. I hope you will help me in this good work. Share your good work to help others..Thanks in advance.

Posted by dashinggurl 2 years ago

look at this bee necklace WHO CAN MAKE IT

As the title said, it's from MCQ, my brother want to make one to send to his g friend. How can he make it? (metal is difficult to control, oher materials may be better I think)

Posted by Miss Puff 5 years ago

No idea how to make this LED Windmill

OK, I have an idea that sounds kind cool but no working knowledge of electronics. How difficult would it be to make a bank of wind powered LEDS? A circut that progressively lights up more leds as the wind kicks up to a higher speed?

Posted by Eye Poker 11 years ago

Coming out of the closet

Hi, my name is jake, and I am openly bisexual, and I was just thinking, there should be an instructable on "coming out of the closet" because that is a serious issue that is difficult to address, so, does anyone have any ideas?

Posted by jakee117 8 years ago

I just don't see some of the data.

I manage MySQL databases. And this was not difficult before. But now I tried many thoughts and ideas how to solve the complexity, but didn't correct the problem. I can't access the amount of data due to the complexity of the program. And I can't understand what to do about it.

Posted by TaylorHaynes 8 weeks ago

Supersized QWERTY keyboard

Im helping an elderly fella with parkinsons. Communication is difficult. sometimes he can type.  if the keyboard was huge, it might help. Huge calculators have been around for a while. I cant find a huge qwerty board. id rather buy it than scratchbuild it, if possible. scratchbuild if necessary. Help?

Posted by Toga_Dan 1 year ago

botton loading knex rifle help

Hey there,I'm trying to build a rifle based on the KRISS sub-machine gunKRISSBut I'm having trouble building botto-loading magazine (hopper)Obviously, gravity will not do the job...I have tried adding a rubber band to pull the rounds (white rods) up, but it ends up making it quite difficult and time consuming to load since you need to try to pull the band back and then load. My magazine is based off of this designI have tried adding in a little bolt to pull back the elastic, but it is very difficult due to the small width of the magazine (I am very attached to using white rods)Can someone make any suggestions, or explain to me how their's work?Thanks

Posted by zalpha314 10 years ago

Can't publish, can't add text to intro...

I find it so difficult to post on Instructables. I have all my info loaded, and I keep getting the message to add text to my intro... however.... I can't add it... I get the window, but there is no option to edit? Help!?!

Posted by Quickdiytips 1 year ago

Looking for project parts

I need to attach an arm to the end of a stepper motor shaft that I will then use to rock a babies car seat. Finding an arm (or horn) is turning out to be more difficult than I thought. Does anyone know a place to pick up stuff like that. The shaft is 5mm Thanks

Posted by dlouche 8 years ago

Student film problem

I've got a project I'm working on for an upcoming film where I'd like to be able to control the individual LEDs in a group of LED arrays via a usb hook up to an iBook. As I see it, this should be ridiculously difficult and time consuming. But if anyone knows a simple way to do it or some product that already exists, I'd love to find out. Thanks!

Posted by defunkedpolymath 11 years ago

Double White Dented Hybrids

Seeing two white Prius both with carpool stickers isn't that noteable. Seeing two white Prius both with carpool stickers, and with matching dents in their rear passenger side doors is notable. (The dent on the car in the back is difficult to see in the cell-phone camera image, so you'll have to trust me.)

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Just because you can it doesn't mean you should, WHY did anyone think it was a good idea to start having pictures wander over the screen, personally I just find it childish and annoying, but it blocks out all the text items as well making navigation difficult. So yeah cute trick, now grow up and stop messing about.

Posted by StevenG8 3 years ago

Chandelier/Ceiling Light but no fixture?

I recently bought a 50s house and there is no light fixture for the living room or the den and the venting makes it difficult for someone to come in and install wiring. So... does anyone have a good DIY lighting idea where I could hang a big light and run the cord along the ceiling/wall to plug it in?

Posted by sarajo 7 years ago

Halloween Gingerbread House

$5-$10 Gingerbread House kits.... I highly recommend NOT buying one. Not only are they not flammable... They taste bad, difficult to assemble AND they don't come with the parts to make it just like on the box....This was one sad sad house -- so we put it out of its misery... Just thought I'd share... <-- Some videos in there...

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago

Downloading Arduino INO files

Prevously, I was able to download an Arduino script .ino file with no problems. Recently in the last couple weeks the Arduio scripts are not downloading. I get a  LONG text file that is one single line. Very very difficult to place in Arduino IDE without extensive modifications. Any help would be apprecitated. Thank you

Posted by Tom Swift 2 years ago