Eeek...new Home page :(

Hi Your new Home page for Instructables is dreadful. You've lost the easy overview, fast navigation, pictorial overview and replaced it with a flashy meaningless image that wipes out your valuable home page real estate. I think Autodesk don't understand where makers and builders are coming from. I have to admit I was kinda waiting for something like this post buy-out. You take something that works and turn it into clunk. Sorry, but you've missed the boat on this one. John Graphic artist - Web designer

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


Clarifying recipes by showing our country

Hello, I've noticed after perusing just a few candy Instructables that some confusion comes from the fact that Instructables is an awesomely international site. It seems like lots of comments come from all over the world with questions when brands and particularly obscure ingredients are mentioned. I wondered if showing what country people who comment live in, that those in the same country can especially help, and that it might make for interesting discussion to learn about our different food cultures and available ingredients. What do y'all think?

Posted by susie 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


In Windows 7, You Can Send Feedback on Anything - YES, ANYTHING.

I guess MS is pretty serious this time.

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Feedback on glove tutorial?

I made this instructable on how to make gloves the other day and I was hoping for some feedback from some fresh eyes. It's a pretty advanced topic, but I'd like to see if people without sewing experience can glean something from it too. Do the diagrams make sense? Is the pace okay? Any concrit is appreciated. Instructable is here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Gloves/

Posted by Icetigris 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Feedback

A heads-up for those members who try and help other folk out;I was just reporting a bug* in the Feedback menu, when I noticed several questions from new members which should have been elsewhere, but were ignored because the noobs got their links mixed up.Please, try and remember to check that section occasionally and redirect misplaced questions to the appropriate forum.* The flag function doesn't seem to be working on some spamibles.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Feedback: thumbs up on the placement of new subscription items

Just wanted to say: me likee. It's like it was when subs were first introduced. Very nice.  Now if only I could get my comments just under that (or even customize it...le gasp! :D ), life would be complete... :D

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Question about science of cooking finalist

I was just wandering what made not get to the finalists? I really got great feedback from the community here, any advice for futre contestshttps://www.instructables.com/id/CakExperiment/

Asked by HadasW 7 months ago | last reply 7 months ago



feedback: my first experience

Great after an hour since my last save of typing, i get some error about not being able to parse ">" and I loose all my work, you might give a nice BIG warning you should author your document locally and copy and paste it into the form when its finished.... even gmail transparently saves drafts every minute or so... Given how crude the editor form is, I'll think twice before wasting my time again...

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


Wouldn't it be nice if the stats functions worked on our projects...?

Just saying...

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


Suggestion: Duct Tape Category

Would love to see a section either in say Play or, preferably, Workshop for Duct Tape.

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


Revised front page

A victory for common sense: the front page stays still, is a sensible size and readable. Well done. Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Build Wireless guitar system from scratch any kinda advice?

What I need for tools and supplies

Asked by DylanF59 5 months ago


This forum confuse me.

What was wrong with the old one? It didn't work well on mobile devices? Why do you make me hate people with mobile devices? Some of them may be a good persons...

Posted by Waldemar Sha 9 months ago | last reply 9 months ago


im shocked at how great this site is

I must must must say that your price for the classes is wonderful. i on a very fixed income will be able to gift premium. i love you guys always have but this is beyond anything thank you

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


The search function

The search function is, IMO, too restrictive now. Limiting it to searching only instructables, forum topics and the answers section hides a large section of the site from folk who did not know it was there. I propose (re-)adding to the list: Groups People Whole site

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


Replies in Instructables

Today I posted replies to comments to my instructable. My replies show up when I'm logged in but when I just access my instructable without logging in, I only can view the comments but not my replies. Will my replies eventually be visible to an unlogged in reader???

Posted by Dave Kruschke 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


What happened to the spammers?

I noticed for a few days now that there is basically no spam showing up anymore. Of course I have no clue if that is coincidence but if not I would like to thank the code monkeys for fixing the spam problem. Yes, there will be new spam attacks but right now I really like the clean look after a reload - no spam is always good :)

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Love the new instructables lay out

Hey, you guys over in the 'ible offices only ever hear negative remarks so I thought I would throw my two cents your way and let you know that I am loving the new layout and all of your hard work, keep it up guys!

Posted by DELETED_Fuogger 8 years ago


Is anyone having trouble with the new instructables app update on android?

I seem to be having trouble with publishing through the app I have given it 24 hours and the newest instructable I attempted to publish still hasn't shown through the feed. When I look up my username only two instructables that are mine pop up. There should be three. I even tried doing this on the computer with no prevail.

Asked by Noble_Knight 4 years ago


view all steps now requires a membership?

I'm pretty disappointed that a once free feature is now something I have to pay to use. The view all steps feature was very nice and made reading instructables easy. I'm pretty much a lot less likely to use the site now because it is such a pain to click through each step and I can't just skim through an instructable anymore.

Posted by CowGuy 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


What happened similar Instructable suggestions?

Until recently every article had a few links to similar Instructables top right (just under the equally useful and equally missing other posts by same author box). Did I somehow accidentally change my layout preferences or did this get helpful information get nixed for the sake of a cleaner layout? If so, please restore that functionality. Without it each article is a dead end. You're killing my flow, man.

Asked by alhazen 10 months ago | last reply 10 months 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 days ago | last reply 6 days ago


"Show All 8 Images" -- not liking it

The page formatting has recently been updated so that not all photos in a group are displayed. Instead, there's an item to click, "Show all 8 images". I don't like this feature... I'm reading the article, why wouldn't I be interested in seeing the images? Alternately, is there a way to specify a "see all images" preference? I also don't like how now the images in the image sets fade in rather than just being images on the page.  In general, the older style of images were much more functional. Sorry if I'm sounding like the grumpy old man complaining about the kids and their new-fangled Web 2.0 coding!

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


Is it possible to independently run two NEMA 17 stepper motors on an Arduino Rev 3 with a L293D and a ULN2003APG motor driver board?

I own a single L293D chip and a ULN2003APG motor driver board and I am currently working on an Arduino-based project that requires me to CNC control two NEMA 17 stepper motors on a XY axis grid. My question is if it would be possible to run these two NEMA 17 stepper motors on both of these motor drivers? If so, any advice on how to go about doing so would be much appreciated. :)Side note: I am currently unable to purchase any other Arduino-based motor drivers.Thanks!

Asked by Pantsformer 6 weeks ago


Sleazy ads are disappointing.

I'm disappointed by your sleazy American Apparel ads featuring half-naked women. It is gratuitous and uncalled for. As a father I am doubly disappointed because I know that my children have frequented your site as well. The thing is, I really like your site and have told people about it. Now I find myself considering blocking your site at my home and at my children's schools. Look, I'm not a prude--far from it. But your site seems to be migrating from classy to trashy, and that really disappoints me. I would expect this behavior from mens magazine sites, but I thought you folks had a little more class than that.

Posted by stephmur 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


30 July Site Update Feedback

There was a down-time yesterday and then a few minutes later a lot of things changed. It's good to know that the staff has been working hard to make our experience better. I checked the Site Update forum thread to check for what all has been changed and there has been no recent post. So here's what all I think changed and my 2 cents: Homepage top menu is different. The menu looks clean and minimalistic but it took me a while to find out what is where(as explore meant only the categories earlier). What I feel is that it seems a bit like everything has been swept under the rug. The moment you click on Explore, your senses are bomabarded with all the options: featured, all the categories(play, tech, outdoor...), contest, forum, groups, answers and even 2 contests on the right side. I think the previous menu setup provided a good balance as I didn't have to look too hard for an option(but that might be because I was used to it). If I wanted to check out the contests, it was right there. Answers, Groups and Forums were clubbed together. Explore had the various categories. To a new person the previous also advertises all the features of instructables except for just the projects. He might not click on explore now(I didn't at first). Also the menu under explore now takes a while to load and I get a loader for a few seconds. The site navigation menu should be pre-loaded and not loaded when clicked as it turns user away from exploring the site further. All the steps show together. Earlier it was optional and I kept the view to one step at a time, but that button is no longer there. Single step saves internet bandwidth and instructables load up faster. Now I have to scroll all the way down to view the comments. I honestly hope this is temporary and single step view will be brought back. Heavy instructables(such as with lots of images and GIFs) or with over 20 steps will take forever to load and finish off my mobile plan if I'm using internet tethering. Also it will put a pressure on authors to keep instructables small and light, hence losing quality. If there is some way to view a single step and the way to set it up has changed, please let us know. The Featured top bar looks good. Thin and clean yet attractive. The featured channel footer on the home page also looks really good. But there is some extra whitespace above it. Sorry for the bashing but changes will take time getting used to. Thanks for trying to always better the site. Are there other changes I missed? What do other members feel?

Posted by Antzy Carmasaic 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


The Instructables editor appears to have a number of serious bugs

I encountered the following unfortunate bugs when using Google Chrome to publish my latest instructable.The floating panels and sidebarsThe right-hand sidebar masks what you have written when previewing your text.Even when the sidebar is minimized it still masks the bottom line of text. The side-bar should be anchored to the top of the screen ...Try saving your work then click "You" to exit your draft. The list of options appears beneath the horizontal top-panel making it impossible exit your draft. I got here by closing then reopening the browser :(HighlightingThe editor for creating this topic allows you to highlight your text and see the highlighting immediately.When writing an Instructable the instructable editor doesn't immediately show the highlighting. You only see the highlighting in the Preview mode.

Posted by lingib 10 months ago | last reply 10 months ago


is this feedback gonna work???? Answered

Is this feedback gonna work????

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


Project Idea feedback!

Hello! I am currently doing a project for school in the realm of digital design and tech where we have to create and develop an idea to solve a problem. I have chosen to create a laser cutter and need feedback about the considerations of what it should be like, price range, features, functionality and etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated! So here is my survey https://goo.gl/forms/jSFCAYq4QEjStf522 Anything other input other from the survey is welcome as well! Thanks!

Posted by slackj 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Site Feedback

Hello, I have some feedback regarding the site. First, the page width is a little too big. On 1024x600 resolution there is a horizontal scrollbar, which seems kind of useless to me and takes up vertical space. Secondly, the link named Feedback on https://www.instructables.com/about/contact.jsp directs to https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=help&category;=faq, as does the link named FAQs on the Contact Instructables page. Third, a button to hide the search header would be a nice feature, it's unnecessarily big and takes about 1/6th of vertical space on resolution of 1024x600. I hope I explained understandably and that you can make some tweaks. Firefox 21.0 Windows 7 Home Premium

Posted by rein365 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Why do they call RC motors servos?

If they were true servos there would be a feedback signal generated. What is the proper term for these motors, maybe a stepper?

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


Why was my instructable not featured?

Https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Folding-Board...i would like to have some feedback so my instructbale will be featured.any advice?

Asked by HadasW 6 months ago | last reply 6 months ago


Is Instructable not copyright in 2018?

It is not changed in copyright area © 2017 Autodesk, Inc it 2018.

Posted by FahadI7 9 months ago | last reply 9 months ago


Flickering tv screen on Samsung 40”

My Samsung LN40” has been flickering for a week. Progressively worse. I read on one of your posts about cutting a jumper wire JP825/845 on the Samsung 46/55” but when I took my tv down and removed the back plate those wires don’t exist on this model. I’m trying to locate the correct wire to cut for my specific model. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Samsung with no feedback. Please advise. Thank you

Asked by RobertH555 7 months ago


Solve feedback from speakers, similar to mobile phone.

Only very recently i've been hearing a sound in my headphones and it sounds exactly like when i would recieve a text message or a phone call(with a much older pair of headphones). The difference being there is no phone anywhere near me and i've never experienced this with my current pair (wirelss Logitech F540's) and i've had them over a year, even when i'm using my phone right beside them. Its recently also being happening to my housemate who lives accross the hall from me, we've both tried turning our phones off and asked for our housemates living below us to do the same, but the problem persists. Could there be some device that is causing the problem inside or outside of the house that i havn't thought of? And is there a method of fixing the headphones/speakers themselves. I'd like to get to the bottom of it! :D Cheers.

Asked by Dracoda 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


How can describe the function of this circuit? Is there any application of it?

I found a circuit for control a DC motor ( as show below), but I´m not sure of how works it. Could you help me please?

Asked by EliasD19 7 months ago | last reply 6 months ago


If I update my instructable after publishing it can it still get featured? Answered

If I have published an instructable at a partially incomplete stage, can I still get featured if I complete it after it has been reviewed once.

Asked by arillshukla 8 months ago | last reply 8 months ago


How can I get my instructable featured?

Hi I published an instructable a few days ago and i'd love to get it featured, what do I need to improve in order for it to happen? https://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Crib-Musical-Mobile/

Asked by HadasW 6 weeks ago


Why wasn't my instructable featured?

Hi, i have read the "how to get featured worthy instructable" article, and i can't put my finger on why wasn't that instructable featured.can you give me any advice? https://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Cheesecak...thank youhadas

Asked by LiorS5 5 months ago | last reply 5 months ago


I NEED THE HELP OF ALL FIDGET TOYS LOVERS :)

Good morning,my name is Benedetta Piazza and I am a master student at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. I am currently writing my final dissertation about “Consumer Entrepreneurship in the Creation of new Markets: The Case of Fidget Toys”. I am contacting you since I have read that some of you took part in the creation of creative-innovative fidget toys. I would like to submit you a survey in order to get more specific information about your interesting project. I hope not to disturb you and get a feedback from you, this is the link to my survey, it only takes less than 3 minutes, I primise!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xfnj_kqI0R7sItWu5-YTPuzCcefRpUpGhB_9u8DSMyc/edit Best regards, Benedetta Piazza

Posted by BenedettaPiazza 2 months ago | last reply 7 weeks ago


How does this work?

So I'm new to this....I got a notice saying that my Instructable Milk Jug Skulls earned a bronze medal for having 10k views. But Now I see I'm up over 105k....how often does this get updated? I also entered a contest but how do you know where the votes are? Thanks for the info!!

Asked by JasonF205 4 months ago


Help us decide upcoming contests!

EDIT THIS FORM IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!For contest suggestion, check out this thread:https://www.instructables.com/topics/What-kinds-of-contests-do-YOU-want-to-see-on-Instr/ We can’t wait to see what you make in 2018!@audreyObscuraInstructables Community Manager

Posted by audreyobscura 10 months ago | last reply 4 months ago


A comments button next to the collection button

I thought as there seems to be a need for recognition (don't we all need that?) perhaps we could have a comments button next to the collections button to make it easily accessible so that we can leave a comment on an instructable that we like.  It would have a tiny comment box and you wouldn't lose your place in the instructions.

Posted by bricabracwizard 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


15W laser

Help help help! Ive just fitted a 15w laser to my cnc 3018 and I cant get the laser to switch to low power mode. It just wants to burn everything! How do I fix it? Ive attached two pictures, one of the laser and one of the board. The board is a woodpecker GRBLO 9. Please if anyone can help me I would be eternally great full.

Posted by MattK171 5 months ago | last reply 5 months ago


Larger Photos in PDFs

I am a long-time free Instructables member and a brand new Pro member. Now that you have subscription memberships, would it be possible to offer in the PDF downloads a third image size choice (currently standard and small) of LARGE for those of us who would benefit from larger photos? That would be a fantasticly awesome feature that could be a Pro-only benefit. What do you think?

Posted by susyn 9 years ago


Instructables Editor

The instructables editor has two annoying bugs:(1) Text high-lighting does not show when writing an Instructable ... it only shows in the preview screen. It should be WYSIWYG.(2)If you decide to take a break, before publishing your instructable, and click the "You" button, your only option is to "Logout" ... all of the other options such as "Instructables" are masked by a floating window. It's a real pain to have to log back in ... is there a (hidden) screen option that I can't see?

Posted by lingib 9 months ago | last reply 9 months ago


I'm glad to see the referrers back

Today I noticed the 'graph' button in the sidebar of my I'bles, next to the words 'About this Instructable'. It shows some (maybe all?) of the old statistics that went missing with the latest site changeover. I'm happy to see that these have been added back and I like the current incarnation. So, thanks! It's entirely possible that I'm the last person to notice this. In that case, sorry and feel free to point and laugh.

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


Instructables Website Redesigned!

Have you noticed any changes here? Well, I am experiencing the biggest changes on this website. Everything is lot cooler now! I really enjoy the community now. Everything here is new and even the project pages are super cool. They add "Add Tip", "Ask A Question" buttons... all I can say it is super cool now. I like the changes.... what can you say about the biggest change here?

Posted by WarenGonzaga 10 months ago | last reply 10 months ago


Sorting My Favorites

Hi, long time viewer of this site, first time poster in this forum, I was wondering if anybody knew whether there was a way so I could create different files/boards centered around different ideas, so stuff about building musical instruments can all be in one location, and so on and so forth, sparing me the trouble of having to scroll all the way through my favorites just to see what all is there. Someone want to help me out?

Asked by jlynn31 2 months ago