Drafts???

Someone please help me I've been trying to figure  out how to navigate to my drafts folder for some time and I cannot find anyone else who has had the same issue with a solution. I started and saved a few drafts and watched the little "Saved!" message pop up but how do I go back to edit it again? I'll take a screenshot of what my page looks like right now.  I can't tell if this site is just poorly constructed or if it's just not working properly at the moment.  Or maybe I'm just missing something obvious! I don't have any previous experience using this site, I'm just using it for a project for college. I tried using a different browser (I'm on Chrome but I also tried Firefox) but that didn't help. I also looked through some "how to make instructables" classes but it's all about how to like.. take good pictures and stuff and not how to use the website's features. :( I would really appreciate some instruction! Thanks in advance!

Topic by M3lleee 1 year ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


Draft lost!

I just spent about three hours preparing an Instructable on Arduino. It was saving automatically many times and displayed "Saved" message. However, when I closed the browser tab and re-opened it - the draft was in very old version like yesterday. Where did all my text gone? I am very upset and disappointed :-((( Any chance to get it back?

Topic by martynov 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Deleting a Draft

Ok, how do you delete a draft in the new editor? 

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


Deleting a draft?

How do I delete a Collection draft?

Topic by firefightermeyer 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Issues in Drafts

Drafts have been all wonky lately. I've been getting ads on my draft URL pages even though I'm a pro member. I can't rollover image notes on drafts unless in edit mode. Images are sometimes very small or cropped funny. When I look at the ible in full preview mode, the images are correct. I can't click on an image to enlarge it at the draft URL. When I published an ible recently that had some of these issues, everything worked and looked fine after publishing. These issues are present in both Chrome and Firefox on my Mac (OS X 10.9.2).

Topic by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Draft views

After finishing a project and reading it some times in the preview section, I noticed the view number seemed to go up. Not just every time I looked at it, every time I clicked next step, 5 times while reading the project once. This hasn't happened to me before. I'm using safari on an OS X 10.8.2

Topic by emilyvanleemput 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


unwanted drafts......

 I have had 4 drafts pop up in my draft file of my cabin ilible . All this different languages ......... Thye such showed up one day... Any help ?

Topic by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Multiple drafts?

With many projects happening at once, how do I create multiple drafts. I seem to be able to only make one, finish, then start another. There is a counter but not the ability to multi task.

Topic by Random_Canadian 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Drafting ruler.

I'm from estonia.  Local stores don't sell much different items as in bigger countries. So i'm missing many good things to DIY.   I need drafting board with straight  up and down movable ruler. 100% straight lines can't be done only by hand and ruler.  I have particle board and some L and U brackets.  Idea is do make drafting board  like this http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA1NFgxNjAw/z/0dEAAOxyeR9TF7AP/$_57.JPG Problem is ruler. I haven't found right ruler mechanism from stores. I think I need to make mechanism for ruler. How? With  fishing line like this http://ep.yimg.com/ay/draftingsteals-store/para-liner-delux-parallel-straightedges-by-alvin-3.gif I have also seen rollers and fishing line on ruler.  Fishing line under the board is way more better than on the board.  

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


delete draft collection

I hate it to start a new forumtopic when there is already one open with this topic, but that one wasn't helpful so i accidentally made a draft collection twice and have no idea how to delete this. https://www.instructables.com/id/OO77N4II67S9MSV/ ps: sorry for my bad english it is not my native language

Topic by andr3wtx 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Entering a draft in a contest

I noticed that, when viewing a draft, the "add instructable to contest" button is active. Could you use this button to wait out the moderation and publish after it has been accepted into the contest or would the moderator not approve an unpublished ibble? It's always sad when you've been knocked off the front page before being accepted into a contest. 

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


Drafts can't be deleted

It's been a few days since I've started to have problems with the drafts. After the last update I can't see the preview anymore, the same problem it's been reported by other users in  the bug report "Drafts messed up". The problem cannot be solved by changing the browser and refreshing the page after removing the cookies, and since then every new drafts (only step by step) ends up messed up in the same way. As if it wasn't enough I found the drafts cannot be reliably deleted. I first noticed it as I was making new drafts; after I saw they were still messed I deleted them just to find them again in the Draft page; apparently they disappeared on their own after some days. Are the problems related? I noticed that as I press "Delete"  for a split second a message appears: "sorry, there's been a problem updating your instructable", I tried to take a picture of it but it is too fast. I am waiting for theese problems to be solved since I would like to take part in some contests.  Thanks in advance

Topic by Nicholas87 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


sharing draft Instructable?

Hey - I "shared" a draft Instructable for others to review and comment.  But how would they reply to me with any revisions/approvals?  I tested by sending email to self but that did not appear to work well.  Suggestions welcomed.

Topic by dorybob 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Draft Instructable not loading

Hi everyone I started to write my first instructable  on my windows 10 computer i finished writing the first step and saved The instructable next say I  opened the instructable draft from my windows 10  computer and it opened  and I wrote the next step . It worked fine in my windows 10 computer              But now I'm not at home now  I wanted to complete the instructable from my phone I signed in and clicked "you "in the top right corner and clicked "draft instructable 1 ". Instead of going to the draft instructable the page went to my profile In my profile i clicked the" three bars " on the top right corner and clicked "publish " then clicked "draft instructable" then the page started loading and never finished loading . Specs of phone : Micromax canvas juice 2 on android 5.0 ,.         2 gb Ram   . I tested it on a moto e2 3g and it didn't work there too  in both of these phones i tested it on Google chrome  then I tested it on UCbrowser and still it didn't load  Network connection is 3g

Topic by D_P_R 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Deleting a draft collection?

I accidentally created a copy of one of my draft collections, anyone know how to get rid of it?

Question by DerDok 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Not able to open drafts.

Hi Team,I am unable to open drafts. Clicking on profile pic, its shows drafts, but nothing gets showed up once I click on it.Please help resolving this.Regards,Vineet

Topic by IoT Cloud Guru 4 weeks ago  |  last reply 12 days ago


Collect from draft?

Ive done with all my photos ext, but cant save or get a function to collect from draft so that my invention is published.

Question by heeps 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


NFL Draft 2009

Attention, sports and (american) football fans! Today, the NFL Draft begins at 4:00 ET! Tune in on ESPN, or if you want to watch online check out ATDHE.NET for the draft and other live sporting events. Feel free to post your picks or check out others !

Topic by Ananand 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Drafting table help...

My first Instructable was how to build a drafting table for $50, take a look to get a feel for the design. It does it's job just fine but I'd like to improve upon it. First of all, I don't really have a system to raise/lower the table- I've just been propping it up with boxes and stuff. I'd like to have something attached to the table so that it can easily be adjusted and I'll have a few less pieces to lug around. Second, I need to put a rail on the edge of the drawing surface to keep work and tools from sliding off. I found a small drafting table that I ended up giving to a friend with a rail like the one in the picture below. It's sort of like a metal ruler with L shaped holes in it for screws- so you can lower the rail if you don't want it in your way. Where can I get something like this- or would I be able to make one?

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


Are my draft instructables kept indefinitely?

Are my draft instructables kept indefinitely? Just wanted to make sure it wouldn't get deleted or anything...

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



How do I share a Preview of a Draft?

I would like to share a preview of a Draft that I am working on, but can't find a way to do that anymore.

Topic by KurtRoesener 1 year ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


What to do with a Draft Master 1 and 2

I received  two older working plotters. one is sheet fed and the other is roll fed. These are called Draft Masters 1 and 2. I am wanting to do something with them but not for sure what. I could use some good ideals. Any ideals. Thanks C.E.Sampel This is a pic of one of them.

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


How do I click a link in my draft collection?

I have a draft collection and I don't know how to go to any of the Instructables that I saved into it.

Question by Th3GamingCore 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I am a pro member and today I started getting Ads in my drafts?

I am a pro member and today I started getting Ads in my drafts.

Topic by JRV31 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Draft instructable preview broken.

Ok Ive got 2 issues here first when I look at the draft instructable, either in the preview mode or by clicking on in in draft, I cannot click on the photos to proof read the notes, or get an idea of how that step will look.  The next issue is, i used to able to sent the preview link to a friend, so they could also proof read it and give me feed back, that now doesn't work either. Anyone else have this problem?

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


How to change the title image of a draft instructable

Hi, i'm unable to change the title image of a draft instructable, the one that is shown when i click on my profile - Draft Instructables page. any help very much appreciated cheers juergen

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


iPhone Instructable Draft Bug

iPhone 5  iOS - version 8.1.1, Instructables App - version 2.6.0 Reply and photo to a published Instructable - "9 Unusual Uses For Beer" by Wilgubeast https://www.instructables.com/id/9-Unusual-Uses-for-Beer/ Screenshot included. I have identified a bug when submitting photos in response to an 'ible published by another member. I used my mobile app to make a comment on a published Instructable by another author. When opening my drafts folder, I found that authors 'ible in my draft folder - ready to be published by me.

Topic by Tater Zoid 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Not Able to Get to Drafts - Help!

Hey all, I haven't been able to access my draft 'Ibles for a few weeks. Whenever I click on the "Drafts" link it takes me to the Instructables home page. I can see all of the ones I have published, but as soon as I try to flip to drafts it redirects me away.I was able to finish up and publish my last project by finding the Editor page in my browser history, but I can't do that for other ones that I haven't opened since I got a new computer.Is this a bug that's been going around or is there a different way I should be accessing the drafts?I appreciate the help!

Topic by BakkerJo 7 days ago  |  last reply 6 days ago


How to make multiple drafts? Answered

I have an ible in the draft stage,and want to start another.  How do I get a new start page?

Question by mole1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Collections are now "Draft Collections?

Why are all my Collections now "draft collections"?  How do I change them back to regular collections? 

Topic by Jacob Dambergs 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to Delete Instructable Drafts?

Hello is there anyone who knows how to delete a instructable draft on IPad?

Topic by Easter Egg Hack 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


featured instructable is now a draft?

Today I noticed one of my instructables was "un-published" and is now a draft? What would make an instructable (that was featured) get taken down. It was un-changed since publishing...

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


Delete Drafts of the Design Challenges?

I still have some drafts form a design challenge that I can't delete. Is there a way by now? The problem was first reported here:https://www.instructables.com/topics/How-to-delete...

Topic by BrittLiv 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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Topic by cadyantram 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Draft collections cannto be removed.

And there seem to not be any way to report a bug so here it's. I screated 2 identical collecitons because intercafe sucks, and now i cannot remove them because UI sucks even more?

Topic by swistak84 2 years ago


How to delete drafts of the Design Challenges?

Recently, I participated in the Bose Build contest. While I was editing m entry for the contest to upload proper rendering I created some 8 drafts of the same design and now they are stored in my drafts folder. The moment I try to edit it, it says that the I'ble is not compatible with this editor!

Topic by alamtania 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Why can't I edit my draft instructables? Answered

I'm able to create new drafts and insert multiple pages each with titles.  However when I attempt to add text to the body of a page, I'm unable to do most edit functions.  I am really only able to type in a single paragraph.  No "hard returns" are able to be inserted.  When clicking the "enter" key, nothing happens.  I am actually having the problem right now.  The only way I can input information is in one long paragraph.  Interestingly, one time I pasted in a couple paragraphs inside of my single paragraph and was able to operate in multiple paragraphs that way.  This way, I sort of "hijacked" a hard return to get paragraph separation.  Am I crazy?  This happens to me probably 50% of the time.  Other times everything seems to function properly.  Also of note - I'm unable to change the bold once it has been chosen like now.  However, I could insert cursor in a spot earlier and do some creative cut and paste etc..   Any Suggestions.  THANK YOU MUCH FOR BEARING WITH ME HERE!   Bob Z

Question by bobzjr 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Draft instructable really messed up

Someone else noticed it first and so I tried it also. I have 2 pending instructables under the draft tab. They show up there just like they should but when I click on them this is what happens: Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException Exception javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable__jsp._jspService(_instructable__jsp.java:461) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.sendToJspPage(ActionServlet.java:331) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.handleResult(ActionServlet.java:248) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(ActionServlet.java:206) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:91) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:78) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryPasswordFilter.doFilter(TemporaryPasswordFilter.java:46) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:122) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:71) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._common._layout_0bootstraped__jspx._jspService(_layout_0bootstraped__jspx.java:252) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 36 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._common._layout_0bootstraped__jspx._jspService(_layout_0bootstraped__jspx.java:210) ... 49 more Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:199) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:43) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0content__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0content__jsp.java:32) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 51 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:142) at com.caucho.el.FunctionExpr.evalObject(FunctionExpr.java:71) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:48) ... 82 more Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor903.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:592) at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:133) ... 84 more Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException So either my draft instructables are now gone or you need to fix something with the Java stuff so I can continue to work on them.

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


can you delete an unpublished instructable? Answered

It saved an accidental draft and i was wondering if i could delete it?

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


New editor: saving issue; images problem

I'm working on and instructable using the new editor, but it doesn't stop saving, well, it doesn't stop saying it's saving. When I go to a new tab and open the same draft, my changes aren't saved yet. When I work on it on the old editor, I can't add a new step.  I'm going to restart safari in a few minutes, but I still wanted to post this under bugs. I'm using a Mac OS X 10.8. Oh, and another problem, I can't upload images to forum topics or comments, I have to open a draft, save the images to my library, come back to the forum topic/comment before I can post it. But, since my drafts aren't really working at the moment, I can't add a screenshot.

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


Unable to publish

I've been trying to publish a project since yesterday afternoon. Every time I get the error message : Servers are busy. Please wait a few minutes and try again. See screenshot. When I click publish the message "Generating image" appears in top right corner. (screenshot). After a minute or so of "generating image" I get the error message. The project edits and previews fine... but won't publish. I am new to instructables, but my last project went through without a hitch. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.

Topic by sergey levchin 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


CAD design from paper?

Hello instructables community. I want to make this into a CAD design and have someone run the model and see if it works. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to do this or is a student and wants to make some extra money helping me with this, just hit me up. Below is a link to the device I want to make: http://www.google.com/patents/US20040130227 Amplifying instruction: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct;=j&q;=cyclic%20centripetal%20generator%20hackmart&source;=web&cd;=1&ved;=0CCoQFjAA&url;=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.cose.isu.edu%2F~hackmart%2Fsescentrifugal.pdf&ei;=BTPQUcHrJ4zbiwKYz4DACg&usg;=AFQjCNGf_p4U4ZcmmJg9s8aYQJYcuwOfLw&bvm;=bv.48572450,d.cGE&cad;=rja

Topic by Bellerophon2200 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Collections? Favorites? Shortcuts?

I have just started getting involved with this site, and I noticed I could put an Instructable project in a "collection" or I could mark it a "favorite".  I decided to try putting the two related Instructables I was looking at into a Collection for myself, just to be able to find them again. It says I have a "draft" that is not "published".  Perhaps I am not understanding the purpose of Collections.  Are they something that others are supposed to look at and find useful somehow?  What exactly is the intended purpose of this function? Should I just have marked the two Instructables "favorite"?  There are also "shortcuts"?  These were both electronics related, and decided I might conceivably also find myself wanting to save food or woodworking Instructables as well, and I thought it might be nice to be able to sort them, so I used the "collection" function instead.  Do I have to eventually publish these?  Can i just have a bunch of personal collections to sort things I want to be able to find again?  I guess I could have just bookmarked them in my browser too... I really couldn't find any information on the site about what Collections are supposed to be or be for.  Is there a guide to how to use this site? Input or informational links from the community are appreciated. Thanks!  Alison

Topic by overboardgirl 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hi i have a big problem with Draft in Drafts folder while using it in Outlook. what to do ....? Help pls !

Hi, I use Microsoft Outlook for emails. But there is big problem that when i created a draft in gmail.com account that i have already configured with MS-Outlook. I cant access that draft with full rights. I open the draft from the drafts folder in Outlook, i get it Read-Only....i tried every option to edit that draft from Outlook but i couldn't. Please help....if there is any way to open the draft in read-write mode in Outlook. Thanks

Question by tonydicosta 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Why won't my draft publish?

Why won't my draft publish? I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

Topic by ajensen19 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


My published instructable keeps being unpublished to a draft

As the title says, my recent instructable ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Digispark-Contro... ) keeps getting unpublished, becoming a draft. I have to go to the edit button and then publish it again.It has been submited to the rc contest and approved. Could this be a reason for this to happen, like a bug?Why is this happening?Thank you

Question by Patxipt 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Random "Draft" Instructables in different languages

All of the sudden I have 5 random draft instructables that are in all different languages? Hacked? Bug? I mean it's kind of cool but I don't know how it happened or if it's safe.

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


Why won't my draft publish?

I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

Question by ajensen19 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How do you delete unfinished or draft Instructables?

TSIA. I have some old drafts that are no longer relevant, so I'd like to delete them. Mr. A

Topic by Mr. Apol 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago