Exploring Insrtuctables

I like to, occasionally, explore thr instructables numerically.  How do I start this progression from well into the list, say at number three hundred?            Hubiewan

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


Urban Exploration, Anyone?

Hello, I like to Urban Explore. I live in an area that has limited opportunities, but we make the best of it. This topic is essentially an open stage for anything about Urban Exploration and things like it. I will start by asking, what is the coolest place you have explored? Any tips for fellow explorers? Cautionary tales? Looking for places to explore in your area?

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


Urban Exploration Kit?

Would someone please be able to design a covert kit for use in urban exploration? would really come in handy

Question by Shadowwalker2551 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


internet explorer problems? Answered

Hi just recently i added internet explorer 8. Now every time i go on the internet it lags like a B*tch!! then it will pop up with internet explorer has stoped working properly. Dose any one know what I can do to fix/prevent this problem. Thanks :)

Question by walterh9 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY Space Exploration

Hi guys, I heard about a guy here thinking about getting a payload into space on DIY terms.Running with the idea, it turns out that commercial off-the-shelf satellite space will run you about 8 grand.Moving away from rockets, the MAKE: team managed to use 'weather balloons' and helium to hit 109,000 feet. (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/03/diy_space_make_video_podc.html)My idea/question in this.If you can get a payload near space, what if your payload is a small rocket that fires at the peak height, could you drag something (kicking and screaming) into orbit?Thoughts and discussion here, I'm really excited about this!ParadoxDetected :)

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


Windows 7 explorer becomes unresponsive Answered

Sometimes my computer glitches and  I am not able to click on anything that has to do with the windows explorer process (desktop icons, taskbar programs, etc.)  I have tried ending the explorer.exe process, but i cant start it back up again because starting explorer.exe opens an explorer window (my computer, my docs, etc.).  The only way to fix this is by restarting.  Does anyone know how to prevent this?  The laptop I'm on is a Dell XPS L501X (i5 460M, 4GB ram (2x 2GB) NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M (1GB))  I am running Windows 7 home premium 64-bit EDIT:  This problem got weirder...Now it happens less frequently, but the problem goes away if I open Revo Uninstaller (maybe because the UAC message refreshes the explorer process?).  Does anyone know if that is the reason?

Question by budabob07 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


printing

Yesterday I was able to print instruction pages with no trouble. Today, in both firefox and explorer, when I attempt to print I get a "encountered a problem and must shut down" message, and then I'm back to my desktop. I've tried on 2 different computers with the same result.

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


I Cant explore instructables

I Can't explore any instructable. I use IE6, It loads text page/source page. Is there any settings in IE ?

Topic by bhadresh 10 years ago


Random explore choice not working...

I've cleared my browser and emptied the cache and when I choose Explore->Random off of the menu it tells me it can't find any instructables. Is this temporary?

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


Explore "Recent" bugs today...

Browsing by Explore->Recent today is returning different results. Sometimes it's current; other times it begins with projects a few days older. The URLs are identical. Seems to happen almost 50% of the time...

Topic by gmoon 10 years ago


IOS App?? explore Crash

Hate to beat a dead horse but, can we at least fix the IOS app to make it usable? If you don't know what I'm talking about download app and tap on explore. You only have to try it two or three times before you delete app. Seems to me many potential contributors to the DIY community will move on after discovering that such a great database is impossible to explore...wait where did it go? There it is...expl..whoops..screw it. 

Topic by G-Bus 3 years ago


My instructable is not on the explore pages?

Okay, my first problem is fixed (my instructable finally published) but its still not on any of the explore pages what do i do its been up there for like week and a half and i only have like 10 views so please help me

Question by kiss my donkey 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Interne explorer 8 upgrade?

Unfortanately, a while ago, i made a big mistake, geting vista. so before i make another one, i want some advice. internet explorer 7, 8, or should i just stick with fire fox. unfortanatley, firefoxe lets through tons of pop ups. and then of course, due to the fact of me having vista... welll... "INTERNET EXPLORER IS NOT RESPONGING, PLEASE WAIT WHILE WE SEARCH FOR A SOLUTION"

Topic by E-R-IC 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Firefox Vs Internet Explorer

I was going to call this "firefox rules" but thats a bit biased. Any way I wanna hear peoples veiws on the subject. Let the Battle Begin.

Topic by Ezza 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Internet Explorer Loading & Answer Tab

It looks like the IE loading issues have neen resolved, at least on my computer this morning.  And thanks for putting the Answers tab back. 

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


Automatic transmission "lever" broke off ('03 Ford Explorer).. Help?

Okay, so here's the rundown. I drive an old '03 Ford Explorer. Seeing as I'm 16 and yet live in the humble abode of my parents, I get the chance to share a driveway (and oh what an experience!). One day, I park behind my mother's vehicle, and she needed to get out. I was out with a friend at the time, so she decides to attempt to move it herself -- without the keys. She attempts to jam the car into neutral to roll it out, and lo and behold, the lever for the transmission breaks! I'm in absence of the ability to tow, nor have I had time to call a local mechanic for an estimate. Albeit it's an older car, but I'd love to have it repaired. The lever itself is hanging from a couple cords, and I do have a spare wheel that I can have installed, so I decided to come here with my question. Does anybody have a clue on what I should do, and if possible, a bottom-line price that they could shoot over? Anything will help.. Thanks! (Images will be added VERY soon.)

Question by icemith3 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Editor stuck loading: IE8

A picture says a thousand words (to quote millions of other people :)) So the problem is is that in Internet explorer 8, when you go to edit your instructable (excuse my sad little attempt at an 'ible in the background, I wanted to try out the editor) The whole editor is greyed out, and a loading bar is displayed indefinitly (2 hours in) I have tryed reloading the page, and it is still greyed out. The obvious soulution would be to upgrade to Chrome or Firefox <3, but that is not possible :(

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


No search

Following the re-design, I can't see the search box.  Clicks on the orange bar all go to 'Submit a new Instructable'.   This is using IE6 (my employer hasn't moved on).   I haven't yet tried any other browsers.  Is this a browser issue? John

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


Internet Explorer can not open this website.

This is the message I get when I try to get acess to a website such as Radio Shack.com  I am using a Dell desktop with Windows Vista Home Basic  and am stuck with Dial-up connection which runs pretty slow anyway.The display then shifts to a screen that says something like  This webpage could not be opened.  This is not a new problem.  It's been happening for months. Anybody got an explanation or way to keep this from happening?  I run Microsoft Security Essentials but it always comes up clean.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Could this be caused by a virus or spyware, or maybe a software glitch? Thanks for all replys!  LeShane 

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


Removing a vehicles AC? Answered

I am stripping down a 2004 ford explorer to put under my 1948 ford f-1.  I have the body ready to come off except for one problem.  The heater/AC.  Those hoses are the only thing keeping me from removing the body.  Is there any way to remove the freon and dispose of it because I know it is illegal to discharge it into the air.

Question by jj.inc 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How many Boomarks or Favorites do you have?

Here's a question: how many bookmarks do you guys have? Are there any tips to sort them easily?

Topic by starwing123 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Internet Explorer Problem No Can not display this web page? Answered

Every Time I open internet explorer It comes up (After Pointless Loading) with can not display this web page. I am connected and have done nothing to it Operating System: Windows Xp Internet Explorer: Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7

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


Explore button not working on home page

Explore button not working on home page

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


Get past BESS on Internet Explorer?

How do you get past the BESS website blocker (found in libraries and schools) WITHOUT using Firefox? I know it's possible, 'cuz I've seen people do it. I'm trying to get past it at my library, they use Internet Explorer 9. Oh yah, kproxy doesn't work, already tried.

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


My Instructable won't show in explore

Ok i posted an instructable but it doesn't show up when i search for it. everyone can only see it through the link. can any1 help me? heres the link my post

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


Instructable page not centering in Internet Explorer

When I login to Instructables.com the main page comes up OK with content centered on the page. There is a selection of currently featured Instructables showing ready for me to select. When I select one of the individual instructables the page comes up with no left margin at all. All the text is totally left justified. I have looked every where I can thank of to center this page and cannot make anything work to do it. I believe this has been going on for 2 or 3 days. If anyone can help with this I would be very thankful. Oh, by the way I am writing this message on the FoxFire explorer and the problem does not happen on FoxFire. The problem only happens when I use Internet Explorer 9 which is my normal internet access device. Lester

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


New Explore, Instructable, and Home Page

Hey Everyone! We had some down time earlier to release some awesome stuff, a new explore page, a new instructable page and a new homepage. We also did some site wide code changes to make things look more consistent and make it easier to make changes in the future. To prepare for this we've been processing all of our images (over 2 million!) to be of higher quality and to be new sizes for layouts as always, if you see any bugs post them in the forums. if you like the changes, desserts can be sent to the 82 2nd st office. Thanks!

Topic by frenzy 6 years ago


Explore the Age of Industry: Mechanicrawl 2008

The Long Now Foundation is sponsoring an event called the Mechanicrawl which takes place this weekend. In case you were wondering, the Mechanicrawl is a walking tour which explores some of the different mechanical marvels along San Francisco's North Shore (including my personal favorite, The Musee Mecanique.I know most San Francisco natives avoid the North Shore like a tourist-filled plague, but this is a great chance to see all of those things that you might not otherwise ever bother (or get) to see. And should you happen to be amongst the plague of tourists that swarm to the city this time of year, this would be a great opportunity to take a very unique (and free) walking tour.

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


Renewed Interest In Space, Lunar Explorations

Japan's space agency today launched its much-delayed lunar probe in the most ambitious mission to the moon since the US Apollo space flights.The Selenological and Engineering Explorer — or Selene — probe was launched on board an H-2A rocket from Tanegashima, the remote island location of the agency's space centre..............................Japan's mission comes at a time of renewed interest in the moon. China plans to send a probe, the Chang'e 1 to the moon, possibly this month. The Chang'e 1 orbiter will use stereo cameras and x-ray spectrometers to map three-dimensional images of the lunar surface and study its dust. China's official Xinhua news agency has reported that a manned probe could be launched within 15 years. Japan is also considering a manned mission by 2025.Meanwhile, Google has launched a $20m (£9.9m) competition to send a robotic mission to the moon. To claim the prize, a team of researchers will need to send a rover to the moon, make it roam for a minimum of 500 metres and send video, images and data back to Earth, all before December 31 2012.Full article hereRelated Articles:UK astronaut on moonIndia's unmanned probePlan for spaceport in SingaporeEverybody else want to go to space too..

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


Game: Instructables Robot, World Explorer

The Instructables Robot loves wheeling around all day at home, but it yearns to see more of the world! It's been to a couple of interesting places in the past, but that's not enough.Our challenge to you: what's the coolest place you can bring the Instructables Robot? We want you to take a picture of the Robot in these locations and post them here. Instructables at the top of a tower? Instructables around the world? You decide!If you've ever seen the movie Amelie or heard of the travelling gnome prank, think of the various places the gnomes are photographed. The Robot could take those gnomes any day.The Robot could be a print out (see hi-res Robot images), an Instructables t-shirt, a sticker, a paper model, anything. Then, you simply need to take a picture of the setting with the Robot in it.Final rule: No Photoshopping!See below for some ideas. The Robot has its bags packed and is ready to go...

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


I need firefox to look like IE7

Right down to the bar at the top, this new computer just needs something better. Also, how do you run 2 graphics cards together?

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


Looking for ideas for a synesthetic exploration project!

I have a project I'm working on, the purpose of which is to create a kind of synthetic synesthesia by taking the information about different people normally interpreted by one sensory system, and transform the way in which the information is presented, such that it is being interpreted through a different sensory system. The most important thing to me is that there is some kind of legitimate scientific basis for the way in which the information is gathered and then reinterpreted. So, for instance, one iteration of this project that I've done was, using litmus papers, I determined the pH of various people's saliva. I then took photos of each individual and also scanned each strip of litmus paper; I then color tinted each photo with the color from their litmus strip, and thus, one could "see" what that person tasted like. What I'm looking for are ideas for sensory data collection. Or, really, even just data collection in general. I'm an artist by trade, and an amateur scientist by interest and inclination, so figuring out ways in which to reinterpret the data isn't something that I need as much help with. Particularly, I'm really stumped when it comes to measuring anything having to do with smell, and in specific, how to measure a given person's ability to detect smells (for instance, quantifying the extent of someone's hyperosmia). I know olfactometers and electronic noses exist, but have no idea as to how they work or how to get my hands on one w/ an art student budget. ;P I got the idea to ask around here for suggestions after stumbling across this instructable for measuring muscle sounds. Thanks for any help or advice you might be able to provide, and I hope you have a very lovely day! =D

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


SPyware - The Web Of Trust? ( WOT)

Recently Ive been very jumpy about spyware. it seems that on99% of everywebsite I see, there's a spyware ad in a corner. Ive been wondering how much spyware I've installed without knowing.... Antispyware software is good, but it doesnt always do the whole job. Most only block a program after its already started. Ive heard about the Web Of Trust. Supposedly, its a network or people who rate the safety level of a website. Ater you install the program, a safety rating will appear next to it on google, IE or Firefox. I tried researching it, but I cant find any RELIABLE sources. I was wondering if you guys have heard about this or know of something similar. Im ver worried about spyware and would like to know of other safety precautions. Aso talk about spyware in general here.

Topic by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


"Explore" page is now missing the "Random" option

I see that when I click on the explore option I can no longer select to have random articles displayed. Kinda miss this. Used to spend a lot of time just randomly browsing. Please consider returning this option. Thanks!!!

Topic by DCA 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Exploring Synergies between Chess and Video Games

I'm a 2200 ELO chess player, and recently started teaching chess to Pyre, one of North America's best Starcraft 2 players (a video game). I'm blogging about this experience as we are jointly exploring both games and the synergies between them. There may be more overlap between the two games than you may think! Feedback and suggestions are highly welcome, in particular from chess players and the video gaming community! http://revtiberius.blogspot.ca/

Topic by RevTiberius 6 years ago


Any good tutorials for exploring and using RFID?

I'm looking to make a simple counter and scannable via RFID. Can you do this with RFID? For example, say I press a switch 100 times I want to be able to scan that circuit and read that the switch has been activated 100 times.

Question by Spaceman Spiff 9 years ago


I can't find my instructable on explore

I published my instructable and now i can't find it anywhere except “You” This is the address of my project:https://www.instructables.com/id/3Dprinter-WolfWorks-Extruder-Upgrad/ Is it because it involves too much Chinese? I think this is not the reason why Who can come out to help me?

Topic by AlmusYang 4 years ago


Main photo being cropped on 'explore' pages.

  The main photo of an Instructable is being cropped by a few percent at the edges on the 'explore' pages.  The images are fine when the Instructable is clicked to view it, but for myself and others who take photos to fill the whole frame it is annoying to have the edges of the 'content' chopped off.  (I always intend to take a more loosely framed photo as the title image but never seem to remember.) Is this a bug in the image handling or is it done by intent? Edit : I've just realised what's happening - It's cropping to make a square aspect ratio for the thumbnails. Looks like I'll have to compose the photo accordingly.

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


Scholarship robot idea: sound explorer/collector

I'm a wildlife biologist currently between jobs, so my budget for new cool gear like the iRobot Create is pretty much nil. But I have an idea for using the Create as a prototype platform for a field-usable device. Previous work has established the utility of robotics in obtaining data concerning wildlife behavior (e.g., Patricelli, G. L., J. A. C. Uy, et al. (2006). "Interactive signaling during mate choice in the Satin Bowerbird: an experimental test using robotic females." Journal of Ornithology 147(5): 12-12.) My background has included electrical engineering, computer programming, and bioacoustics. What I would be interested in trying my hand at is using the iRobot Create to set up an autonomous robot to localize sound, orient toward it, approach, and obtain sound recordings. I believe that this an achievable project in the contest timeframe. I already have microphones and amplifiers suitable for the project. I can either use three or more in a planar array to use time-of-arrival for sound localization, or use material to make each sensor directional and calculate heading from amplitude differences. In any case, the sound sensors would be used to obtain heading information for the robot. Acoustics boils down to a simple dictum: get a good microphone close to your subject. In this case, a robotic platform stands a much better chance of approaching wildlife without causing the sort of disturbance the presence of a human observer usually makes. While the Create platform itself may not be suitable for field deployment, I think that it would make a good prototype for lab testing of the concept. In that light, I will probably use a voice recorder as a lightweight recording system that will only require two actuators to have the robot operate it. There are some additional considerations that I will need to explore, such as figuring out how to determine closeness of approach. This would eventually need to be based upon calculations of whether the robot is at the boundary of far and near-fields of an acoustic source at the highest frequency of interest. That would maximize the sound amplitude at the recorder without the interference that is the defining characteristic of the near-field regime. If the prototype works well, there are further ideas that could go into a field robot system. One would be to have the robot localize a source and conduct a survey, carrying a GPS mapping system while taking sound recordings with a calibrated sound recording system. This would be useful to characterize sound propagation properties of the animal's emitted sound. As in Patricelli's work, the field system could be disguised as a conspecific, or at least a species that is likely to be considered "harmless" by the subject.

Topic by Diane Blackwood 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Image upload not working

Is something wrong with the image upload?  I've tried both Firefox and Internet Explorer; it lets me select the images I want to post, but then when I click "Upload Files," nothing happens.  No errors, no warnings, no progress bar, and obviously no image uploads, just sits there. OS: Windows 7 Browser: Firefox Browser: Internet Explorer Java: 6.0.310 (Java 6 build 31) Flash: 11.5.502.146

Topic by PeoplesCar 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


In Explorer on Vista, can you make the font on certain folders Bold?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


iPad App when click Explore All, flash back

Hi, I'm new here, I use my iPad App when click Explore All, app flash back

Topic by KenRon 2 years ago




iOS App: Explore Drop Down crashes app

IOS 9.3 ipad air instructables app when I attempt to use the explore drop down on the main screen, the app crashes. thanks

Topic by Marcos El Malo 3 years ago


How do I stay logged in while exploring? Answered

I created an account and logged in, but when I search "explore" it bumps me out and no longer has "you" and my image up in the right hand corner. Consequently when I click "collection" or "download PDF" it will not let me Maybe I am missing something, but not sure how to stay logged in and search "explore" simultaneously. Thanks for the help!

Question by JenniferG19 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Explore groups to find one you like! link

Hello,   i made my account and went straight to customize my profile.   in Groups tab, under Settings, under Customize all i see is:  Manage Your Groups You haven't joined any groups. Explore groups to find one you like!  Nothing wrong with that since i haven't joined any groups. Problem is that the link doesn't work.  It returns a:  403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules.  I know i can join groups from the Community tab in homepage, but i just wanted to point out the flaw cause i really love Instructables.  Peace,  Panagiotis.

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


iPad app exiting when pressing "Explore All"

I am using an IPad air with latest iOS updates and version 2.64.5 of the Instructables app For the past 6 months or so, whenever I go into the app and press "Explore All" the app simply exits back to my IPads homescreeen. All other app functionality appears ok. I have tried: - shutting and restarting the app - a hard reset - deleting and redownloading the app - as a last ditch effor, doing a factory reset and restoring from backup None of the above has worked and it's really destroyed my ability to use Instructables on the IPad and the desktop version is a little clunky to explore on a tablet. I have submitted feedback a couple of times through the app but that hasn't seemed to have done anything. I really hope asking here might help me resolve this! Thanks Darren

Topic by DJC2 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Explore 'RECENT' and 'FEATURED' not working on IPHONE or IPOD TOUCH

Hello!  I've been having problems on my IPHONE and IPOD for few days now.  The RECENT and FEATURED shows old Instructables.  Under 'FEATURED', I get 'SHOP TOOLS' from 2008.  Under RECENT, I get 'DUCT TAPE PROJECTS' from Jul 2013.  Not sure if this began after the last update or not.  It won't refresh.  I tried deleting and reinstalling the app with no luck.  Help!  (FYI - my IPHONE and IPOD TOUCH is still under the prevous OS)

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


All Terrain Hex Limbed Extra Terrestrial Explorer

Here is some inspiration for those robotics hobbyists out there. It is the ATHLETE Robot designed by Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. The fast motion videos are my favorite. It has some nice moves, however they might be a little slow.http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-space/article/2008-04/lunar-habitat-hauler( A portion of the article)The Winnebago isn't exactly a marvel of technology. But there is a good chance that NASA's next generation of lunar travelers will live and work out of a two-piece system mobile robot and habitat combination that will allow astronauts to bring base camp with them that has plenty in common with the humble RV.What you see on this page is the part that makes this home mobile: Athlete (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer), a six-limbed habitat-hauler being developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Made of aluminum, this prototype Athlete is eight feet wide and seven feet tall. It gets around using six independently controlled legs equipped with ultra-light wheels. In more-challenging terrain, the wheels can lock in place and function as feet, allowing Athlete to tiptoe through boulder-strewn fields or climb up steep hills. The mission-ready robot, which will be about twice the size of the prototype pictured here and made of steel, should be able to haul a load of up to 15 tons pretty much anywhere it wants to as long as it obeys a 3mph speed limit. That is about as fast as you can go without risking flipping over because of the low gravity, explains Brian Wilcox, the primary investigator on the Athlete project.Here is an informational video of the ATHLETE. Here is a video of the ATHLETE in action! ( Photo from http://www.pestaola.gr/img1/nasa-athlete-rover.jpg)

Topic by Brennn10 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago