Featured? Answered

 Do the instructables inspired from other instrucatables like the led throwie talkie by puckkining uses avr microcontroller so if i make a 'ible of the same talkie with pic12f683 and will it get featured if all the pics are good with gread documentation

Asked by robot1398 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Featured Instructables.

What does it take for an Instructable to be featured? Only one of my 6 Instructables have been featured, so I'm kinda disappointed.

Posted by emcee2 12 months ago  |  last reply 12 months ago


Featuring Guidelines

Having your Instructable featured means you are an excellent author, and you're providing some of the best content on the site. We want everyone to see what you've made! When we feature your Instructable, it's our way of saying "You are awesome, and we love you!"So what does it take to get your Instructable featured? Read on, my friend, you have come to the right place! You can also check out this handy Instructable that will walk you through posting a Feature-Worthy Instructable. There are currently two tiers of featuring we use to promote great content and reward our awesome authors: Feature: Your Instructable will appear in the Featured Feed, and you'll receive a free pro membership which can be applied to your own account or given as a gift to another member! Homepage Feature: Your Instructable will appear in the Featured Feed, as well as on the homepage, and you'll receive a free pro membership which can be applied to your own account or given as a gift to another member.For an Instructable to be featured, the main criteria we look for are excellent documentation and reproducibility. These break down into the following points: The title fits and explains the project. The introduction should state what the project is, and the reason or motivation behind it. All photos should be original, bright, clear, and in-focus. Projects should be broken into enough steps to be easy to follow, with sufficient photos and explanatory text to allow the reader to understand the process. Grammar and spelling should be good enough so as to not be distracting. Projects should be complete and contain all the information needed so others could reasonably duplicate the project (if the reader were to have the necessary skills and access to similar tools and materials.) Lists should be included of parts/materials/ingredients/tools used, with links to sources as needed, as well as links to references. Whenever possible, the inclusion of downloadable files, PDF patterns, and so forth is desirable. Video content (youtube videos, etc.) must be accompanied by photos and written step-by-step instructions, as outlined in the points above. For a Homepage Feature, here are some additional things we look for: Overall stellar documentation Beautiful cover images Content that is highly reproducible and has that “wow, awesome!” factor Note that high levels of ingenuity, creativity, innovation, and/or utility in a project will often compensate for various areas of weaknesses in documentation, so these criteria should be viewed as guidelines and not necessarily hard-fast rules. What about business-related content from bloggers, etsy-ers, youtubers, kickstarters, and so forth?Can that type of content be featured? Absolutely! Any Instructable that meets the criteria as outlined above and contains real how-to instructional content can be featured. If you are in this camp, it's an excellent practice to keep your ulterior motives relatively subtle. For example, some of our best authors are also bloggers and etsy-ers, and many of these authors simply include a single link to their site or store in the last step of their Instructables. This is a perfect approach that allows their projects to get as much attention as possible on the site, but also plug their commercial interests in a way that is not overbearing or spammy. Being overbearing or spammy is the quickest way to NOT being featured. Want your project featured? Sometimes it's hard to see where your project could use some enhancements! Luckily, we have some great authors that will review your project and give you feedback at the volunteer-run Clinic. Do you get featured a lot? Why not spend a little time in the Clinic and help others get to your level! :)

Posted by canida 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Featured on Hompage but not category?

I was recently on another computer and want to find one of my instructables to show my friend. She wanted to print it quickly so I didn't log in. When I tried to find it under the Technology category it wasn't under the featured instructable. We found it instead on the homepage (the third page of the recently featured instructables). Later at home I tried it on my computer (on Firefox) and encountered the same problem. Can an instructable be featured on the homepage but not the category page? I was sure it was featured in both. Some screen shots are included below. Thanks (and sorry for bothering :)

Posted by jen7714 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Contests and Getting Featured....

I don't know what to think of this, but there has to be a better way.... My instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Etched-Wedding-Invitations-With-Victo/#) was featured. That's great! I got over 1,700 views!  Unfortunately, I hadn't been "approved" for the 3 contests that I entered it in, so of all those potential votes, I got none. Naturally, my 'ible is no longer on the home page. There has got to be a better way.  Perhaps allowing people to vote, but caching the votes until the Instructable is approved?  What are your thoughts?

Posted by MercuryCrest 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


First Instructable Featured

I'm not sure it is intentional, but I feel that the Instructables crew does a great job of featuring members' first instructables (given they meet a certain standard). My first Ible was featured and it's a great boost knowing that they really do pay attention. Keep up the great community and hard work, guys!!! -BG

Posted by BeanGolem 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructable featured but not showing

I got an e-mail  thay my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Surface-Mount-Parts/ was featured, but on my list of instructables it does not have the featured flag. And it does not appear in the Recent, Featured, or Technology pages.

Posted by JRV31 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


To-do List Feature

I had an idea for something that I think would be a great addition to the site: a To-Do List feature. You could create to do lists and add instructables to those lists. It would help keep your projects together, say if you wanted to make some shelves, repaint your room, and add mood lighting, you could add all of those instructables to a "Room Make Over" To do list. Just a though, I'd love to hear what you all think of it. (Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I couldn't think of anywhere else to put it.)

Posted by Ora 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Where is my instructable "featured"?

I'm pleasantly surprised to see that one of my instructables has a "featured" tag on it. But what does that mean? Where is it featured? I can't find any featured list for it to be on.

Asked by middlenamefrank 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to get an instructable featured?

Hey can i know how to get an instructable featured my friend got his in a day?

Posted by iloveandroid 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


what does "featured" mean on an instructable? Answered

Basically my instructable has been labeled "featured" and I wondered why and what it means.

Asked by xrobevansx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What helps an instructable get featured?

I created my first instructable a week back which is a binary clock: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cwik-Clock-v10-An-Arduino-Binary-Clock/ I was hoping to get it featured as I thought it added on to the regular binary clock formula (using potentiometers, and analog meter, focusing on accuracy, etc.). Today I saw a binary clock get featured (this one https://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-4-Binary-Clock/ ) which actually uses my code (which I put that code in public domain), and only has a subset of the features mine does. I'm trying not to be a bit jealous here :P. For the future, what helps an instructable be featured? Thanks, Dennis

Posted by cwik 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Featured ....... Then not featured

Hello, I submitted an instructable today and I was happy to see it be "Featured" but then I checked it out about an hour later then just to find out that the "featured" icon is gone and my instructable isn't featured anymore. What gives? https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Spanker/

Posted by jumb5150 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to make an instructable featured

Could someone pl tell me how an instructable gets listed as 'Featured' instructable?

Posted by ramhardikar 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My featured instructable is not showing up?

Hi! I just puplished my instructable yesterday night, and i recieved an email that it had been featured. but when i look at the featured tech section its not there? Also the featured star above the ible is not there?

Asked by Team Dogoman RC 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Is my Work featured or not?

Hi peaple! I got an e-mail, and read that my work has been featured... but I don't see the target on the right corner! For me , being featured is a great honor :D Thanks This is the message I received: Hi! Your Instructable "Scrap/Tiny Wall made of Cassete Tape boxes (' ; '" was just featured by one of our editors! Being featured means we think you are awesome. Keep up the great work! Look for your featured Instructable, within the next 30 minutes, here: https://www.instructables.com/living/?sort=FEATURED https://www.instructables.com/living/decorating/?sort=FEATURED Eric Founder and CEO of Instructables

Posted by mary candy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What exactly does "Featured Author" mean?

Thank you guys so much.

Asked by Ethan1023 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Featured author

 I'm just curious,  How does one become a featured author? I enjoy this  site so much . It's kinda one of my next goals...                                               Thanks                                                                Jim

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to get my instructies "Featured"?

Hi, I was wondering how may I "feature" my instructables? Thank you very much. The "was" mistake for me to reference: -------> Hi, I am wandering how to get my instructies "Featured"? Thank you very much!

Posted by scienstein 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


My Instructable was suddenly "unfeatured"

My Instructable "Easy Blackberry Galette" was featured, then suddenly un-featured with no explanation as to why. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea why this would happen?

Posted by TheCoffeeDude 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What does it lack?

Could someone share their views on what they think is lacking in this instructable for it being featured?

Posted by ramhardikar 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How an instructables become featured?

How an instructables become featured????

Asked by dashinggurl 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to Get Instructables Featured? Answered

Any tips on how to get Instructables featured? Please post your ideas and suggestions below. Thanks.

Asked by The Mad Scientists 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Featured Author: The King of Random

Check out our most recent featured author interview with The King of Random!  Got a question I didn't ask?  Ask it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Hole puncher featured on Geekosystem!

Just a short forum topic to show you guys what i found when i was searching around on the web. I found out that mine and shadowman39's knex hole puncher was featured on Geekosystem =) http://www.geekosystem.com/knex-hole-puncher/ Yay! =D

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


No featured banner for profile pages.

Is this a feature or a bug? On member pages, there used to be featured banners. Now there are not. I really liked to see which instructables got featured, not just a percentage. My Hat and Contest instructables were featured. FF 3.6.6 w/ Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks!

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


Could I get this featured?

So I'm doing this Christmas advent calendar and so far it's going pretty good. I've got 5 people (including me) but I'm afraid that I won't get enough people in time. I figured that if I got it featured that we could fill it up pretty fast. Thanks! https://www.instructables.com/id/Instructable-Advent-Calendar-2011/

Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Feature Request: Anchors in TOS

. It would be nice to be able to point directly to sections and sub-sections of the TOS via URL anchors. Ie, https://www.instructables.com/tos.html#8a would jump to section 8a.. Yeah. I'd call this real low priority, too. :)

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Searching forums feature implementation

I just became a member of instructables after having searched these pages for fun projects and interesting ideas for over a year. I tried to search the forums as I have done with a fair good deal of other forums, but I could not specifically query the forum for topic searches. I looked top to bottom for a link or search box that would help me find answers in the forum, but nothing existed other than the default search bar at the top right hand corner of the page. If you could direct me to the correct location of the search tool for the forum that would help me immensely, or if the feature does not exist I suggest that it become part of the page when clicking on the "community" link. Muchas thank you N Stuff.

Posted by Sn34kyP373 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Member page featured projects

On my profile page, when I try to change which projects are visible at the top and hit save, it never finishes and will still say "saving" after a few hours. Has anyone else had this issue?

Posted by BakkerJo 6 weeks ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago


Can you un-feature a comment?

Can a featured comment be un-featured and put back into the order with other comments?

Asked by zimitt 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Feature Requests: Instructables Editor

Insert TablesCan we have an easy way to insert tables in an Instructable? It's a really arduous task to use the HTML editor to display information in a tabular form.Some use cases for tables: Parts & Material List - includes Part specifications, type, quantity, link, etc Electronic Connections - E.g: If an Arduino is connected to a sensor. The Arduino pins are in one column while the sensor pins are in another column. Explaining Code Snippets (see attached image)Embed GitHub Repository Maintaining code is made easy with services like GitHub especially if you want to make updates or bug fixes. You may have come across an Instructable wherein the code no longer works since it was based on outdated libraries & dependencies. It also encourages users to collaborate thereby keeping the code updated. You can also store electronic schematics, 3D printing files, laser cutting files, etc. Code SnippetsI know its currently possible to highlight code within an Instructable. Example:digitalWrite(led,HIGH); In the above case, the entire line is a code snippet.But what if my intention was to explain the function 'digitalWrite()' and instead only want to highlight the word 'digitalWrite()'.This is how it will look in the current editor:If the pin is configured as an INPUT, digitalWrite() will enable (HIGH) or disable (LOW) the internal pullup on the input pin.Just my 2 Rupees.#Feedback

Posted by Jonathanrjpereira 6 weeks ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago


How Do I get "Featured"?

How do I get an Instructable I built on the "featured" page? https://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Shoe-Horn/

Posted by Aaron Van Dyken 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to get my instructable featured?

Friends I'm new to the site and don't know much . I have published 2 instructables and have got neither of them featured can you please tell me how to get them featured? THANX

Posted by pranjal12 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Featured instructable never made the main page?

Do all featured instructables go on the main page? usually, when I get a feature, It is featured right away, and for the next day or so, I see it on the main page. I posted a cutting board a couple days ago that got featured about 24 hours later. The problem is that when it was featured it was too late to go on the main page... Is this common? I get a lot of views while on the main page...

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


My 2cts on the new Featured Instructable system

Hello everyone, it was suggested that I give my thoughts on the current (new) system when an Instructable is Featured. Recently one of my Instructables was Featured (have a look at my Trebuchet I'ble). I received the standard 'We think your awesome' email... and then... nothing I waited for a snazzy little banner proclaiming to the world that I was featured... I also waited to see my Ible on the front page... After 24 hours I got worried and posted a bug report, where the new feature was explained to me Where I have the problem is this new three teired system hasn't REALLY been explained in an email or a site update memo.. Perhaps It would be useful to have an opt-in site update email which explains the current features/updates of the website? Another problem is the email I received says this: Hi! Your Instructable "Scout Project: How to build a Trebuchet" was just featured by one of our editors! Being featured means we think you are awesome. Keep up the great work! Look for your featured Instructable, within the next 30 minutes, here: https://www.instructables.com/play/?show= FEATURED https://www.instructables.com/play/siege-engines/?show=FEATURED Eric The old style email says: Hi! Your Instructable "How to make: Norbert the Cuddly Squid" was just featured by one of our editors! Look for it on the Instructables homepage within the next 30 minutes. Being featured means we think you are awesome. Keep up the great work! https://www.instructables.com/ -Eric There isn't very much difference, and when you are unaware of the change, it is a little confusing... maybe the standardised email needs a little tweaking for the new Featured Instructable system? Thanks alot Jay

Posted by Biggsy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I've been featured but no 3 month pro membership. Answered

One of my instructables (when I look on my profile) has the featured ribbon. I saw a pro fourm topic about being featured and getting a free 3 month pro membership. I'm not being greedy but would more like to understand how it has to featured to get this. It's ok if I don't get one, it would be awesome if someone could help me understand this.  

Asked by Dr. Pepper 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Featured I'ble not showing on front page or withthe snazzy banner?

Hullo all... I received the email telling me that I am awesome... and indeed that my I'ble on Trebuchets is also of the same calibre... BUT... It doesnt appear to be showing up on the home page... nor does it have the little white diagonal banner that says 'Featured'... that my other featured I'bles have... I assumed that it was just due to updates and filters and such... but the time stamp on the email shows that I was featured at: 17 April 2010 00:17:43GMT   I show up in this link: https://www.instructables.com/play/?show=FEATURED Decided to take this to the forum as I was unsure who to email... or If its part of the new site re-vamp? Let me know Jay did no one ever learn that its not wise to mess with the person holding the siege weapon??? ;)

Posted by Biggsy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Featured instructable is not featured

Recently one of my instructables was featured, however it doesn't show up at the workshop featured page

Posted by ElmarsM 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Featured email, but not featured

HI I received an email last night saying my 'ible is featured, however, it's not showing for some reason...  Can someone have a look please :) Thanks Simon

Posted by sparks_vfr 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Featured Mark

My Fast Hot Glue Mold for Small Things was featured in Crafts: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-living/channel-craft/?sort=FEATURED , but not marked. Why?

Posted by Lindsley 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Featured or not featured?

I've recently published an instructable. Three hours ago, I've received an email that says my project was marked as featured, even if it isn't on featured pages. It also doesn't have the little star on the upper right corner... Maybe the email I received is a bug...

Posted by giuliom95 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to get your instructable featured?

How to get an instructable featured and popular ?

Asked by iloveandroid 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


what happened to featured authors?

What happened to the featured author interviews? the last on was back in february

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how an instructables is selected as featured? Answered

Asked by Prakhar rox 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Featured

How do I get Featured? What do i need to improve on my instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Create_a_Cylon_Domo/

Posted by Zmonsters 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can an instructable be featured after a long time? Answered

Asked by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Featured Items are now displayed differently

I just noticed that Ibles that have been featured have a "featured" mark in their picture, at least when looking at the member's page or on the search!

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can you tell if you are a featured author? Answered

How can you tell if you are a featured author?

Asked by schoonovermr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you get your instructable featured? Answered

Asked by thatshortkid17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago