How did you come across Instructables?

How did you all come across Instructables?

Topic by The Jamalam 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Who discovered the'circulation of blood'?

 Who discovered the "Circulation of blood"?

Question by Shubham sharma 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laptop cannot discover own WIFI

Greetings to all, it been almost a week, only my laptop(ASUS A55V series) unable discover my own wifi. All of my housemates can connect to it, even my own phone and tablet can connect to it, just my laptop cannot. Can anyone help me? I have tried to restart the router for countless times and I have used local area network connection too. When I connect by local network area connection. It shows I actually connect to my previous SSID instead of my current SSID.  Besides that, It only connect to the internet when I changed the IPv4 address. I really dont know what happened to my laptop and router, someone please help me...Thanks in advanced

Question by woody.miki 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Do you think immortality will be discoverd withen 75 years? Answered

That's about how much time I have left, and I don't won't to die. I'm hoping that, because technological advances are expotenional and not linear, that it will be discovered soon.

Question by bowmaster 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Green Science Fair Winners

Instructables and Discover Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest!We asked you to show us some great green ideas and you responded with a flood of them. Over 200 Instructables were submitted over the past few weeks and tons of useful information has been put out there to help others with their own green projects. You are all an inspiration, truly.Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these Instructables. As always, we wish we had more prizes to give out. Now, on with the winners! First 10 Entries For jumping into the contest early, the authors of these Instructables will receive a Discover Magazine t-shirt. Ways to be green How to get FREE 9 Volt Batteries Recycle plastic grocery bags into Loons! Tips on how to improve gas mileage All-Natural Incense Burner Science Fair Display Board How to recycle an old sweater How to Boycott the Bottle Easy Seed Starter Supercharged Lemon Runners-UpThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a copy of 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, a book from the Editors at Discover magazine. Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle How to Make an Easy Inverted Planter £5 Japanese lamp from recycled materials Trickle charging auto-switching LED helmet Make your own plastic tote bag from recycled plastic bags From old Tourist Map to Gift Bag How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! solar lawn mower How To Smell Pollutants Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Eton FR150 Microlink, a Solar-Powered, Crank-powered Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger. Cheap solar tracker Organic planting pots from newspapers Bike Generator Recycled Denim Shopping Bag The Green Pail Retained Heat Cooker Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Sansa Express 1GB MP3 player, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Solar Powered Trike Urban Homestead Garden (squarefoot gardening abridged) First Prize The author of this Instructable will receive a Celestron Skyscout that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Plus Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor Thank you to all of our judges for helping to choose the winners. Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs)Christy Canida (Instructables)Stephen Cass (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow) Corwin Hardham (CTO of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs)Jeremy Jacquot (treehugger.com, USC student in environmental sciences) Tom Kostigen (co-author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time)Ed Lewis (Instructables)Corey Powell (Executive Editor at Discover Magazine) Sarah Richardson (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Gemma Shusterman (Media Lab grad, Juror for the 2008 SIGGRAPH art gallery)Tyghe Trimble (News Editor at Discover Magazine)Eric Wilhelm (Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs) Daniel Wilson (Roboticist, author of How to Build a Robot Army) Laura Wright (Senior Editor of On Earth Magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council)

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


can scientists not discover medicine for H.I.V.?

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


Random GoodHart: a newly discovered LAW

I know this is kind of random, and I just now, moments ago, accidentally discovered this, but there is a GOODHART's LAW  :-) It states:   once a social or economic indicator or other surrogate measure is made a target for the purpose of conducting social or economic policy, then it will lose the information content that would qualify it to play that role. This almost sounds like a parallel to the famous Quantum Mechanics rule of effecting the state of a particle by observing it.  This bulletin was brought to you by the Totally Random Goodhart Reseach and Useless Information Recovery team.  Thanks for reading.

Topic by Goodhart 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Giant rat-eating plant discovered

O_O Check out this giant pitcher plant from the Phillipines. You've heard of venus flytraps? Regular pitcher plants? Small fry compared to this behemoth. Nepenthes attenboroughii (named after Sir David Attenborough) is way bigger than those relatively tame plants, and dissolves its prey with "acid-like enzymes". From the article: "The plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub, dissolving rats with acid-like enzymes.">Whimper<Call me cowardly, but I get the willies when we start discovering plants that can eat small rodents...who knows what else is out there in the as-yet-unexplored areas of the jungle...Link

Topic by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How discover time travel... i think

Long story short, my friend found some instructions of how to create a time machine or something. The drawing looked kind of dirty so instead of keeping the drawing, she just took a photo of it. She showed me the photo, which turned out to be real blurry and crappy.I posted the blurry photo up on this site, and someone commented that the original image is on a site called asiko.org It's some weird $h!t. I emailed them but never received any word back as to who is behind this. But anyway I figured to post the instructions here because it does seem feasible. The plan is basically this:1. Choose a date, time and city. These 3 things are called Asiko. Let's use 01/01/09, Time Square NY, New York just for clarification purposes.2. Popularize Asiko till step 53. Meet at Time Square on 01/01/09, and we should see a time traveler from the future4. In the unknown future, a time machine will need to be invented. Still popularize Asiko, 5. When they figure out how to have "safe time travel", a traveler will be sent back to the popularized location and time of Asiko, which is Time Square, 01/01/09.

Topic by darmstrong 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


WARNIG: New technology discovered! Air powwered weaponry.

A new research has been discovered in the K'nex world. We have made great strives in air powered projectiles. I recently have been secretly working on air tight hoppers that can be quickly re-loaded and shot at high ft. per second.I'm expecting 6 shots per second20 ft at the least. Easily removable hoppers.I'll take guesses on how I'm going to do thisi know this question will be asked "is it going to be all knex?" Yes it wiill be all knex except for I might have to use mc. donalds straws or pen tubes.

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



What did Google Maps cameras discover over a lake in Switzerland?

Google Maps have been taking "street view" images for a number of years now, and they've captured some interesting things... In this case, there's a ghostly figure that appears over a lake in Switzerland. If you want to see it with your own eyes, go to Google Maps.   Copy and paste these coordinates for the location: 47.110579, 9.227568   Zoom in until you are in street view.   Then look to the sky (North-West over the lake). Was this just a strange camera anomaly? or something more divine? 

Topic by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


computer monitoring

Help i have a pc at work and i discovered a "webroot" icon on the desktop. i looked at it and discovered it was logging my internet use..can i clear the log somehow?

Topic by maninamousesuit 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


New Years 08: How We Could Theoretically "Discover" Time Travel/ers

Well that forum on time travel got me thinking...How We Could "Discover" Time TravelWrite down, carve on stone, burn into our memory, tatoo on my back, or something, that if/when time travel comes into exsistence, someone needs to travel back in time to a specific time and date in our near future (Instructables Control Tower, New Years 2008 would be a good time/place). If everyone were to record this, eventually someone/s might do so, meaning that a time traveler might turn up at Instructables HQ on New Year's. I personally intend to attempt to do so, or at least get my future kids to:)Anyways, if a good number of people do exactly this, there might be quite a congregation at Instructables on New Year's. Or of course, no one might turn up at all...

Topic by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


E-book: Cooking Material. Could molecular gastronomy help discover new matter?

AN INGREDIENT IS A MATERIAL! Using this e-book "Cooking Material", starting from your own familiarity with cooking, you’ll find inspiration to create material from a recipe. Please watch the book trailer (if you don't see the video, please click on this link) Is it possible to make dough with sawdust instead of flour? Caramelize glass crystals like sugar? Freeze-dry a string of wool so it resembles spaghetti? Today, industry innovation has made it possible to transform traditional materials into diverse states. Liquid wood for furniture manufacture, textile spray for auto interiors, and metallic foam for experimental prosthetics are all examples of familiar materials that have been altered into new, more efficient forms. Are these “special” recipes edible? Not at all! What is their use, then? For one, disseminating the elementary knowledge of chemical-physical reactions taking place in different materials, while maybe you will discover a wall plaster or a jewelry clay or something else useful—and allow your imagination to move freely. Molecular gastronomy adds scientific knowledge to our traditional cooking savoir-faire. This science allows to explore matter through new eyes: so grab you mixer and get cooking, get experimenting! E-book: Cooking Material. Could molecular gastronomy help discover new matter? on iTunes Store or Amazon.

Topic by humier 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


iPad toon

iPad 2 is hitting the streets, and I just discovered FoxTrot. Serendipity, anybody?

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


Ratings Stars not appearing

I have discovered that while viewing Instructables, I cannot rate them because no stars appear in the box to the right. I see the current rating and number of views but no stars. I did discover that by passing my cursor above the rating that the value of the stars appears to the right of the current rating in blue. I am able now to rate the Instructable. However, it begs the question: if this bug is keeping many people from rating projects since they do not see the stars.

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


Non-edited editing bug

I was going back through old projects to show somebody, and discovered that my connect four project is missing the text from two steps, even though I have not edited them! https://www.instructables.com/id/One-dimensional-Connect-Four/ As I type, using Windows 7 & IE 8.0 I have not tried to re-enter the text since discovering the bug, just in case I mess up a log of some kind.

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


green purple orange and grey??

Hi. i building a portable Xbox original and discovered a green a orange and a grey cable coming from the converter. so here's the question. what are they doing???

Question by Dannne11 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Pro Author Bios

You can now display an author bio at the top of your Instructables. Check mine, or look at the image for an example. Who will be the first to discover where we've hidden it?

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


Instructables 5 star everything (almost) bug.

I have noticed (and so have many others) that all initially high rated Instructables now have an overall rating of 5 stars, this goes on for pages, for example, look up K'nex and then click sort by rating and you will find that all the Instructables up to Dutchwarlord's FN FAL Assault are rated 5 stars overall, is this a bug, or a gift from Instructables? Note, this is in K'nex because that is where I originally discovered the bug (no word on who discovered it first.)

Topic by An Villain 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to delete keywords from an instructable?

I've discovered by trial and error that keywords are supposed to be comma-separated. I've ended up with some sentences for keywords. How can I delete them?

Topic by Dr Rob 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Elmers Glue substitute? Answered

Hi, I have discovered a recipe for Kiddies Slime and it uses Elmers Glue. I have never seen it here. Can anyone advise what I can use as a substitute?

Question by Odettev1 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Would you like your own satellite? (Contest with $1500 prize)

Oh the joy of Twitter!  I just found out about this very cool contest from Discover Magazine via BoingBoing: Imagine having your own personal satellite orbiting the Earth. It’s got cameras and sensors galore, and you can use it to run experiments, take pictures, and even beam messages back to the blue marble. Well, that geek fantasy will become a reality if the ArduSat project, which you can see here on Kickstarter, reaches its funding goal. The general public will be able to rent time on this small satellite and use it for whatever they please, courtesy of its Arduino processor. [The folks] at Discover Magazine think this is pretty neat. And [they'd] like to give away a development kit worth $1500 to the Kickstarter donor who submits the best idea for an in-space experiment before July 15th, 2012. The kit includes Arduinos and an advanced sensor suite shipped to your home address, as well as one week of up-time on the satellite to run any experiment. You’ll be able to build the experiment yourself and have it be sent up on ArduSat when it takes to the skies. Here’s what you have to do to enter the (drumroll) Discover Space Challenge: (1) Fund the ArduSat project, for however much or little as you desire. You’ll receive a personal code that identifies you as a donor. (2) Read the contest guidelines here to learn about how you should design and submit your idea. (3) Enter with this entry form, making sure to include your personal code. (4) Wait for winners to be announced on July 20th, after judging by Discover blogger Phil Plait, Discover Editor-in-Chief Corey Powell, and an expert panel of judges. (5) Rejoice!  

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago


FoodSaver Vac 500 pump parts?

I took apart my slowly sucking Vac 500 and discovered the plastic ring around the piston on the pump is broken and I'd like to replace the part.  Any leads?

Question by accelv 3 years ago  |  last reply 13 days ago


RJ14 Jack on Wii GH3 Controller

Today, while playing GH3 i discovered an RJ14 jack on my controller. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what this is/does?

Topic by technodude92 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Steampunk Artist vs. TSA

If you're into steampunk, I expect you'll find this story of how this guy got arrested for his art somewhat interesting: http://blog.tsa.gov/2012/11/odd-watch-discovered-at-oakland-oak.html

Topic by billhorvath 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


scrapbook layouts

Ever have a time when you just can't think of a new layout for a scrapbook page? Well, I know I have! You might take a look at this book I've discovered; it's been a help to me. http://crafts2u.500SS.hop.clickbank.net

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


what is anything that occupies in space and has mass? give the meaning of 4th state? Answered

one word, 6 letters. The 1st letter is M, and the last letter is   give the meaning and who discover the 4th state of m____r.

Question by Waren-Neutron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Canada Amateur Model Rocketry?

I've recently been looking into model rocketry, and was excited at the prospect of making and testing my own small sugar rocket motors. I've done quite a bit of research, and have discovered that many of the oxidizers i would need to use are not available in Canada (ex. KNO3, ammonium nitrate etc...). The only option I discovered was to synthesize KClO3, which I'm not interested in considering how dangerous and unstable it seems to be. I was wondering if any fellow Canadians have found anything that can be used as a substitute/any way for me to pursue this as a hobby without buying motors pre-made, which I'm not interested in. Any help is appreciated.

Question by haywyre 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


INSTRUCTABLES IS REALLY COOL?!?!

I just discovered that when you search "really cool stuff" on Google that Instructables is the second one on the list. I think that that's pretty awesome. (don't ask why I searched "really cool stuff" on Google..) -Tqwerty

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


how to make a burning laser but i don t have knowledge ?

i make an own homemade burnig laser to i laser the cocroach to avoid a laser and to produce a fire and discover the laser gun

Question by Waren-Neutron 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


HOWTO edit a comment

I am a relatively new member. I just posted a comment on an Instructable.  After posting, I discovered that I had made an error of fact. My question is: Is there a way to edit (one's own) posted comments after the initial posting?

Topic by easy-does-it 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Burning Saltwater?

I found this article in class today, and thought it was pretty interesting. a scientist discovered that by exposing saltwater to radio waves, it weakens the bonds in the water, and the hydrogen can be burnt.http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/11/can-saltwater-be-burned-as-fuel/

Topic by its a lion 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Voice recognition

Does anyone else here use speech recognition? I just got my new vista, and discovered that there is a new speech recognition program. It's pretty good, I like it a lot. By the way, I came to instructables, started a new topic, and type this all with speech recognition.

Topic by Weissensteinburg 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Who likes simple fun?

I have discovered LOST!!!! i dont know why but it is addictingly fun finding ways to invite people to it. this is a crappy way to do it but i want everyone to know. go here: www.lost.eu/539a4 click yes and sign up. its fast and easy.

Topic by MadMechanicMike 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Why is it impossible to become pro for one month ?

Hi ! I just discovered instructables because of this project and I would like to make it, but I am not interested in buying a one-year membership, one month would be awesome, is that possible in any way ?  Thanks !!

Topic by jkevorkian 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


GoodGuide

GoodGuide is a cool website I discovered via Web 2.0's Launch Pad (which Instructables was a part of in 2006). It ranks various products on Health Performance, Environmental Performance, and Social Performance. See how good or bad your soap is for you, the environment, and the workers who produce it.

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


How do I repair a rusty automobile frame? Answered

I have a 93 Pathfinder with a rusty frame, I just discovered that the rust has eaten a hole through the frame and I'd like to repair it.... how do I go about it??

Question by shiatzu 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


Another langage Instructables ?

Hi everybody ! I'm french and i discovered instructables.com yesterday at late night. What a (good) shock ! It's very impressive to see people have so many ideas ! As far as I know, we doesn't have the same kind of website in France (and again: as far as i know). It's too bad, I think some french people, and many others langage speakers could really be interessted ! So here's my question: can i make an instructables in full french if i want? As far as i made it in english too of course :) I really want to make people discover your great website. Thanks for your attention and my apologize if i'm posting in the wrong topic :3 

Topic by Zenki 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


you/subscriptions?type=comment not working anymore.

I didn't use it that much, but It did help me discover new instructables. When I click "Comments" on the link in You>Subscriptions, it just sits there and loads for half an hour and then the browser says "Connection Timed Out". Windows 7 with FF 3.6.6

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


The Brickster 2 SLDS Trailer

Well I was bored one day and I just discovered I had windows movie maker on my computer so I made this. My next step, get a facebook and youtube account (or at least google video). LMAO!

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


Access to "older" Orangeboard comments not available?

I've just discovered that the new profile interface provides only limited access to my Orangeboard.  The "first" page, with the most recent comments, comes up just fine, but there is no "next" link to pull up pages with older comments.

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


TIP31cg transistor

HI all, im trying to make this project, a led box that flashes to music https://www.instructables.com/id/Music-LED-Light-Box/ i purchased a tip31 transistor, but when i got home i discovered it was a top31cg. is this going to be a problem? thanks all!

Topic by i-like-cheese 8 years ago


Has anyone out there ever made one of these forest huts.

 I think I could figure it out, but I am not sure about foundation and waterproofing method http://www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/en/Discover-Sweden/Facilities-and-activities/Vastmanland/Vandrarhem/STF-Hostel-KolarbynSkinnskatteberg/Pictures/

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


Dougal The Dog knitted toy from TV's The Magic Roundabout

Hi Crayzee here, has anyone found a pattern for a Dougal the dog toy out of the TV Show "The Magic Roundabout" My youngest has juuuust discovered the show and loves him. Help!!!?

Question by crayzee 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Converting Fake cupboard doors

I just got a free display cabinet with 4 glass doors, but on closer inspection i discovered that the 2 end doors are fake. i want to know if i can cut them out, add hinges and hang them like functional doors.

Question by smikette 5 months ago


Are there any dangers in handling transformers? Answered

 I recently got a hold of a old arcade cabinet and I plan on gutting it. In the process I discovered that there was a big transformer present in the machine. Are there any dangers in removing the device? And if so how do i prevent myself from any harms?

Question by hacker3455 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables App

Hello, My daughter has recently discovered Instructables on my phone, and now she wants the app on hers.  Does anyone know what happened to it?  I have tried the Family Sharing feature for IOS; however, it isn't on my list of purchased apps... Thoughts?

Topic by cyberogre 2 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Yellow Gear with 84 Teeth!

I have a large collection of K'Nex and have discovered that a few of my yellow gears have 84 teeth instead of the usual 82. The shade of yellow is paler than usual and the spokes have a narrower shoulder near the rim. Can anyone shed any light on this?

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