what is "zeitgeist"?

It says zeitgeist at the explore button. what is it?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

How do I change the tags for a Group?

???? So how do I????

Posted by Gordon Freeman 9 years ago

Do NOT Open This Topic!

If you opened this, Why? It clearly stated do not open. I just want to know. *curiosity killed the cat*

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago

What to do with these tubes?

I have 28 of these cardboard tubes. They measure 6.5 inches in diameter and 42 inches long. Company I work for was throwing them away. Seems like I could do something creative with them. Please give me some suggestions.

Posted by starpox 9 years ago

how do i read this stuff?

I have played around with motors hooked up to batteries and thats about it. i know a few things about electronics but i am looking to do some projects that involve circuits. i dont know how to read it when it is in a drawing. it looks to confusing to attempt. all those lines crossing and all those symbols. i have a book called electronics for dummys but it doesnt give to much detail. does anyone know how to read this stuff and can help me? is there any sights on the internet that would help me. remember i am pretty newbish. so it needs to be in newbish form. lol. the drawing below is from a powersupply that i would like to build. thanks ~Josh

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

who can make a racing car which can go 30 km(min)


Posted by jenabot 4 years ago

A "To Do List"

How cool would it be to have a "to do" list on here? I love the favorites feature, and agree with other posters that it needs to have a way to easily organize your favorites or search within your favorites. (I'm not sure about all it has, can't afford a pro membership yet) But, for those with pro, I could see how a to-do list would be sweet, where you can add an instructable to your "to-do" list and go back later and prioritize the items within it. Kinda like how Amazon has the priority wish lists.

Posted by WayfinderAli 7 years ago



Posted by Falcon creed 6 years ago

My dog died...

(sob) (cry) (sob) My dog died. My mom ran him over. He survived the accident but the surgery and other stuff would of been $4000. And there was a chance he wouldn't make it through. So me my mom and sister and dad (my dads away in California for my uncles wedding) decided to put him down. So it was a hard good by to my dog Sandy.Sorry no pictures.

Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago

how do u join

Plz may someone tell me how to join this group

Posted by millions 9 years ago

What do you think of my design

What do you think of the picture i created. Also what are some of the pictures you made using a computer.

Posted by ThePregergater 5 years ago

What would you do?

Well last night I was laying in bed and turned on the History channel. There was a show on about how the world could end and it scared the crap out of me. There was part of it that said stuff about an asteroid and how if there was a huge one that was going to hit us we would know the exact date. Then the people on the show were interviewing people about what they would do and a lady said that she had three kids back to back so ahe would have a margarita. I know this is a rather pessimistic/depressing forum but if that was to happen what would you do during your last days on earth? I don't know what I would do.

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago

what to do

Christmas is coming up, yay!!! On the 6th I ordered some shutter shades from www.shuttershadesonline.com My brother is a Kanye West fan. It has been over 2 weeks (almost 3 weeks on christmas) and they still havn't shown up. If they don't come, what do I tell my brother? I'm not too worried, because the thought was there, ordering something 3 weeks before christmas is good i think.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

Who can do this?

Try flicking your cheek while making an "oi" motion with you mouth. If you hit your cheek at just the right time you get a cool raindrop sound. Try aming for a tiny bit away from the corner of your lip for the best sound.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

do capacitors like this work?

Do capacitors like these:http://cgi.ebay.com/20KV-1000PF-High-Voltage-Ceramic-Disc-Capacitors-Y5T_W0QQitemZ360099674640QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Electronic_Components?hash=item360099674640&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318work in applications like voltage multipliers, marx generators, etc. Or are they meant for something else? They seem like a really good deal and I just don't want to buy a ton of them to fail on me in like 2 seconds.

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


How do I unsubscribe this newsletter? Since there is now a charge to download these projects I am no longer interested in even looking at what is available. It should have stayed free!

Posted by Larzag 5 years ago

Who do you know?

SO I was a thining to myself to the other day, "Gee there's a lot of people on Ibles, I wonder how many people know another Ibler outside of Ibles"... So I figuered this would be the quickest answer. I'm acquainted with Bumpus, KillerJackalope, Sunbanks, Skate6566, Labot2001, Keith-Kid, LedZeppie, and Firebert010 (mostly on Facebook). So who else communicates/knows/met extra-ibles?

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago

Copy Cats

There are many of you out there that have clones, I came across several of them today.I am making a big fuss over this because it annoys me, that people can't think of original names; so they have to copy other people, because they are popular.Often you will find, or may well have seen, these 'fakes' have posted Instructables, but the original person has posted a gun, more than five times better than that of said cheat.The few I have found so far include:Trainman2001 - DarthTrainmanDsman1 - Dsman195276 (or visa versa)Killerk2, NOT-KILLERK - KILLERKThere are thousands for ironman69, although there was a film called The iron man - This could be a valid reason.If you spot any other clones, inform me please.I will eat them.

Posted by j-chode! 10 years ago

My Biggest... and Only fear. Keeping me safe? or Holding me back?

I want desperately to be able to sing well in front of people, but I just can't. right now I think I am .... well..... almost OK at singing. I think I have some potential but I'm terrified to sing in front of people. I have played Bass guitar and lead guitar in front of 10 + thousand people on a couple of occasions and it was the biggest thrill of my life. I think the difference comes in because.... I know I am a great Bass player...... and a pretty awesome guitar player (not trying to brag, just kinda makes my point) but I have no idea if I'm even close to listenable (is that a word?) when I sing..... mostly because other then fall down drunk, I've never sung in front of people (The crowd was also fall down drunk, so no help there) I practice daily but only when there isn't a person for miles that could possibly hear me. I recored myself often and listen to it..... I can defiantly hear much improvement since I first started really trying to sing..... but I couldn't tell you if I went from god awful to please stop singing or if its decent to not bad. I've considered recording a song and posting to youtube..... figuring that maybe I could get some feed back without embarrassment...... but even that terrifies me. How can I get over this?..... even if just to find out if I suck or not?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

So then, what do you do when you are bored? Or to just past the time? Hobbies? On Instructables of course, but what else do you guys do in your day?

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago

What do You Want for Christmas

What do you want for Christmas.

Posted by Fin the human 2 years ago

How Do You Make a Group?

Thanks Guys!

Posted by poparoo4 9 years ago

Grade 8 Grad Party What to do ?

Ok Its getting close to the end of the year DUN DUN DUN and me and my class need something to do for our after grad.What would you do ? Last Year it was paintball

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago

How Do You Start Collections?

How do you start collections? I want to make a collection, but I can't see a button to start it. There isn't much more to say........

Posted by random_builder 1 year ago

How do you put an avatar on your account?!

How do you put an image for your avatr? I hate being a boring silhouette. Please help anyone!!!

Posted by Ratchet and Clank 10 years ago

what do you collect?

What do you collect? i collect bionicles. there like models and are fun to make. so far i have 18 and a castle type thing. i have 3 that are around 7 years old!! btw. i also collect ds games(hence the name)

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago

what would you do for a cat?

I went to save a cat but i heard a long meow but that was the last one so i stopped but i couldve gone through the dog to make sure but i didnt want to get attacked again.

Posted by nfk11 7 years ago

what to do with usb?

So I tried to make one of those flash drive case mods where you stick it into an enter key on a keyboard, but I found that the flash drive I used (which I'd found in a computer at my school) doesnt work. The whole thing was all sticky and stuff when I removed it from the casing, so I just threw it away. But I kept the metal USB connecor at the end. Does anyone have any ideas as to a cool project I can do with this thing? I'll post the one I do on this site.

Posted by berky93 10 years ago

What to do with Ball Bearings?

For some while I've had a pile of ball bearings sitting here on my lounge room table, and without knowing what on earth to do with them, I now ask you. I have found uses such as adding to my "mousetrap racer," a small car, run by a mouse trap, that can go up to 15 metres. With ball bearings it goes twice as far as it used to, so I have become curious... what to do now though? All ideas would help, and an instructable would be even better. Cheers

Posted by Kryptonite 9 years ago

Do Colleges look at Freshman year?

Do Colleges look at Freshman year? I'm just wondering cause I'm kinda freaking out about my english grade. I'm not sure what I have right now, but last marking period I had an 82%, and right now I've not been doing so hot. It's a weighted class (an "A" is a 5.0, a "B" is a 4.0, etc.). I know a "4.0" is perfect (but I'm starting to look at a "C" here, which is freaking me out), but perfect isn't so great anymore. I'm taking almost all advance/advance honors class (all my classes are weighted, except German 2 and some electronics course). Should I be freaking out?

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago

how do you measure HV?

What's the best way to measure High voltage (I think my output is somewhere between 10kv and 50 kv)? Is there a formula for the spark length and humidity (I can measure humidity)? I need to buy an appropriate capacitor for my tesla coil, my initial HV is from an ignition coil.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

How do you unpublish an Instructable?

I have an Instructable that I posted that I want to unpublish now, so that I can add to and improve upon it. I can edit it, but if I have to stop while in progress, my Instructable will still show. I can't seem to be able find where I can unpublish it at - does anyone know? Thanks, Bran E.

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


Tell me what games you play

Posted by ryan knexer 10 years ago

How do i open a flood light

I have a 120v burned out philips 90 watt flood halogen light i noticed that the top has some sort of glue that holds it together the lens(top)is glued the the bottom is there any way i can like melt the glue to take the lens off? i want to put some led's in there so that i can reuse it i want to reuse the reflector and put led's in it thanks and please reply

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago

What do you want in an arduino?

Inspired by the Illuminato Arduino clone (can't really say clone because it's so much better!) really wants me to create my own Arduino clone. I've been thinking of making a clone for the Arduino Mega, but it'd need so feature that the original Arduino can't offer (like the boarduino is breadboard compatible, Sanguino has way more pins, Illuminato is the most beautiful PCB I've ever seen and has a lot of I/O's). So, I'm asking you guys! What features would you want in an arduino? If this "new" arduino is so much better than any other existing one I'll make kits (if the majority is through hole) for people to buy (no more than 40 dollars, probably, the 65 dollar price tag is a real turn off for the Mega) or just assembled if the majority is smd. Also instructable :P

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago

Building kitchen to Shira my daughter - part 1

My wife and i decided to build a wooden kitchen to Shira our daughter. Shira is Year and three months old, she loves to play and laugh, we saw wooden kitchen in Ikea store but we think that we can build a better one. So, this is part one of building the kitchen, designing and paint is part two. http://odedrabanitips.blogspot.com/2011/01/building-kitchen-to-shira-my-daughter.html I hope you will like it ! Oded Rabani

Posted by oded.rabani 7 years ago

what do you do in your free time

What do you do? mostly im doing stuff on the computer or messenger like that or watching TV or playing xbox

Posted by ryan knexer 10 years ago

Do You Agree?

Do you agree with this dreaded song which is un-true coz PS3 RULES!!!

Posted by MegaMetal8 8 years ago

What projects do YOU want to see?

Simply put, what sort of things are you looking for? What do you want to learn how to make? Which piece of advise would benefit you? I'm doing this more out of curiosity than anything else, can't wait to see the results! :D

Posted by Kryptonite 7 years ago


How do you connect 40 leds in a row. I need to run them on a small boat. Just looking for the best way thank you.  

Posted by tbolle 7 years ago

What Is The Purpose Of a USB Fan?

I made some USB fan, and plugged it in. It worked. As I watched it spin around blowing a tiny bit of air out, I thought to myself, "What on Earth should I do with this thing?" Somebody tell me, what is there that this little fan can do?

Posted by extremegtafan 10 years ago

What to do with oodles of floppy disks?

I got a TON of floppy disks that my dad's about to throw out, lots of different colors, I'm wanting to make something large, not just a letter holder, or a tote bag. I have access to a shop and a laser printer, as well as resources I could branch out in. Sky's the limit, what would you make? Sincerely, Mymridon.

Posted by mymridon 6 years ago

Droid Phone by Verizon!

Hey guys! i recently got a new phone called the Droid by Verizon! Its an amazing phone, and I just recently got it, so I was hoping that if any of you guys happened to have one of their own, they could tell me some cool things to do on it. You don't have to own the phone, you just need to know some of the features and what you can do on it that may be interesting.

Posted by knexsniper1 8 years ago

How do I drink froma vacuum flask?

I got a vacuum flask that resembles a shotgun shell for Christmas, but there is one problem - the brass comes off, as it is a cap, but when I push the button on the container, which I though was to drink from, water comes from around it, spilling it all over my chest. This seems like potentially dangerous flaw, as most people store hot drinks in their flasks. Any help would be appreciated!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago

how to search the forum???

I had some site questions and was nosing around the forum (trying to anyway) but I cannot find anywhere, how to search "just the forum"? Am I missing something simple? or is it not possible? I thought I did this before, but I cant seem to find it....

Posted by SlickSqueegie 5 years ago

How do you get customized avatars?

I have seen alot of customized avatars for people such as mepain and killerk I myself want to know (and i'm sure others do to) how you get one.

Posted by CelloMan 10 years ago

Do you like to make things out of knex

Post all knex pictures projects links ideas etc

Posted by charleszxc 8 years ago

How do I know if I can re-publish my instructable?

So, the admin told me to add a picture to the first step of my instructable, I did so, and sent him a message. I still haven't got anything back. Is it alright if I go ahead and publish it again if I have added the pictures? Thanks.

Posted by Weldeon 7 years ago

Public Shop

What do you think about a community shop with access like a gym membership? All the tools and equipment you need to get your job done. Check it out: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-shop--6/x/3387995

Posted by TheShop 5 years ago