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.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years 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

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


Feedback on Website

Hi there, I work for a startup called Swifto (swifto.com) and I was wondering if some people would be so kind as to answer a few questions about our site.  We are looking for initial impressions, so don't worry about going too deep.  This is all about the front page. Anyway, here are the questions.  Looking forward to hearing from you! 1. What do you think we do? 2. What aspect of the site confused you? 3. Does anything make you reluctant to use us? 4. What do you think of the design? 5. What would improve this site? 6. When was the last time you needed something urgently and what was it? P.S. - The black rectangle in the preview is actually a YouTube video.  If you want to watch it, go to our website: http://swifto.com

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


Program Feedback

What's it like to be an Artist in Residence at Instructables?  Don't ask us, ask our previous residents! Being an artist in residence at Instructables by Samuel Bernier Jayefuu as Instructables' Artist in Residence by James Williamson (Jayfu) Last Day at Instructables by Kelsey Breseman (SelkeyMoonbeam) My time as an AiR by Mark Langford (Kiteman) My Summer as an AIR at Instructables by Gabriella Levine (gabriellalevine) Field Report - Mads Hobye as an Artist in Residence by Mads Hobye (madshobye) My Month at Instructables as an Artist in Residence by Tom Flock (Tomdf) What it's like to be an Artist in Residence at Instructables by Tim Wikander (timwikander) Reflecting on my AiResidency by Taylor Cone (tcone) The worst time of my life by Mario Caicedo Langer (M.C. Langer) Fozzy13's AiR Experience! by Adam Fasnacht (Fozzy13) Masynmachien's time as an AIR  by Yvon Masyn (masynmachien) My 2 Months as an AiR by Tess Howell (Tessalene) An embarrassment of riches by Rachel McConnell (rachel) My experience as an AIR by Tanner Welch (Tanner W) The AiR05 - designed and built during Q4:13 by Timothy Lipton (timmylip) Living Salad, makerbot songs, and noodle by Lauren Mccarthy (lmccart) How to got to Maker Heaven by Mikaela Holmes (MikaelaHolmes) Crazy, Amazing and Delicious AIR Experience by Rima Khalek (rimamonsta) Autodesk: Art Residency of Generosity by Scott Kildall Autodesk Artist in Residency by Anouk Wipprecht (anoukwipprecht) Duck Confit, Perfected by Aaron Geman (aaron_geman) Pier 9, I've never met anyone quite like you before. by Andrew Maxwell-Parish (ElectricSlim) To Pier 9, Thank for Everything by Thiago Hersan My Introduction to the 21st Century by John Whitmarsh My Autodesk Residency by Benjamin Cowden (tinkertinker) Talking about my Summer by Laura Devendorf (LDevendorf) Pier 9 is a Disneyland for Makers by Alejandro Palandjoglou (alepalan) Reflections on Pier 9 Residency by Andreas Bastian (andreasbastian) Making the Most of Your Time Here by Will Buchanan (buchananwp) Reflections on the Pier by Reza Ali (syedrezaali)

Topic by noahw 6 years ago


is this feedback gonna work???? Answered

Is this feedback gonna work????

Question by ouwelou 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/

Topic by Icetigris 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!

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


Feedback for my website?

After a couple of months of building my website, it is finally in a state where I am proud of it! However the people using it are my friends, and I need some fresh eyes for feedback. Basically it's called Come Clean, and you make confessions to get them off your chest. Simple idea really. So please visit my website and tell me what you think: http://www.comeclean.co.nz       If you think something is good or bad, or if you spot a bug, leave a comment :) Thanks!

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


cmoy feedback "synth"

This isn't a question, just an interesting discovery that I didn't think warranted an entire instructable Decided to convert my old cmoy amp into a portable speaker, so I found some little drivers and soldered them to the pins of the output jack, tested it, worked fine, then I got bored and decided to connect the input jack to the output jack with an aux cable:

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


Feedback iPhone Support

Mobile continuity is missing.  I get an email saying i have a comment on my comment but when i click the link it takes me to a web page thats says install the iphone app.  But i already have it installed.  I say no thanks and it takes me to the mobile version of the web page  I reply to the comment but can't click submit.  I go to the iphone app (via the same link) but it doesnt open to the article.  i search for the article but can't see comments to comments nor can i apply to them.  i go to the full site and that doesn't work either.  I click in Contact Us and it tells me it can't find that article.

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


New Editor Feedback

I just used the new editor for the first time, publishing a quick project, and starting a longer one. Short version: I like it. I particularly like being able to edit my images via Pixlr. Rotating and cropping on the fly were ideal. Longer, less-positive version: The "unordered list" and "order list" buttons added neither bullet-points nor numbers.  All they did was indent the text. There is an "intuition breakdown" adding images to steps - when I wanted to add images from my library, I thought I couldn't, until I discovered that the library can be accessed via the "Upload Images" button.  The "Upload Images" button ought to be renamed "Add Images". When using the "Upload Images" pop-up, the actual image upload function did not work.  I clicked the button, and nothing happened - no error message, no wait symbol, nothing. This is all experienced using my desk-top PC, running Windows XP and FireFox.

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


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

Topic by diykiwibloke 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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?

Topic by susie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years 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...

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


My Feedback on the Instructables Layout

The new layout of the website totally rocks!! The homepage is nifty and easy to use. I just love the huge search bar in the middle. The background suits the website perfectly, and I love the automatic typing when you first arrive at the webpage! The bar at the top now has you click on it instead of rolling over. This solves my original problem I mentioned in the forums before of the roll over function not working on an iPad. I love every bit of the new layout, great job Instructables team! :)

Topic by Jessie Marie 5 years ago


Pressure Sensor Feedback loop

I'm trying to build something that will more or less maintain a constant, but adjustable level of pressure, probably driven by an electric motor. I've seen pressure-sensors on this site that increase conductivity with more pressure applied to the sensor, but mechanically I can't think of any way to get my device to work without a pressure sensor to decrease in conductivity with added pressure. Sadly I don't know enough about electrical components or circuitry to make it work with the former. If anyone here would happen to know how I could create such circuit, or can suggest of a purely mechanical alternative I would appreciate it.

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


Stakeholder Feedback on Computer Desk

Hi Guys, I am a  student currently designing a computer desk for Product Technology (in New Zealand if you cared) NZQA Level 3, and  i need some stakeholders or just general information on how to build it what build it with and any other helpful information that would help the design of this product Basically i'm looking to incorporate the computer into the desk and have some sort of built in drawers/storage.   future updates such as design drawings and other pictures will be uploaded in the near future. Any help towards my project would be of much help and would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Matthew

Topic by mh9109 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Phase Cancellation to Prevent Feedback

The Grateful Dead's wall of sound prevented feed back by having two mics for each vocalist with one of the mics 180° out of phase of the other. Then mixing both mics on the same channel. So the only information that wasn't canceled was the voice.  This gave me an idea. I took a handset and added a mic facing backward from the existing mic. Then wired the second mic out of phase. Apparently there's more to it electrically then just wiring the other mic backwards because the handset went dead. Is this possible with just parts salvaged from old phone equipment?

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


Feedback-Clarinet Bike Concept

Not sure which forum this would fit into most effectively so I placed it here. I have quite a significant number of junk clarinets and I am looking to make/decorate a bicycle with them. It would clearly not be safe to make the frame from clarinets so I was thinking Id build it off of an old, black frame. The question comes down to construction. I am not sure how I would go about doing it. The inside of a clarinet is too narrow to slide down a bike's frame even if you could get it there. I considered drilling out the middle then cutting it in half in an attempt to affix it to the frame, but Im not sure. The other consideration was to remove all the metal pieces from a clarinet and attach them to a black frame in a manner reminiscent of clarinets. I also considered a variety of accessories, reed themed basket, clarinet-bell horn, etc. Any thoughts on the concept, additional ideas and/or ideas about the construction. Thanks!

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


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

I guess MS is pretty serious this time.

Topic by Labot2001 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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?

Topic by Antzy Carmasaic 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 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

Topic by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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/

Question by HadasW 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago



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

Just saying...

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


Suggestion: Duct Tape Category

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

Topic 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

Topic 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

Question by DylanF59 8 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...

Topic by Waldemar Sha 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years 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

Topic by twighahn 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 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???

Topic by Dave Kruschke 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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!

Topic by DELETED_Fuogger 8 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 :)

Topic by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 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.

Question 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.

Topic 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.

Question by alhazen 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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

Topic by Jonathanrjpereira 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months 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!

Question by Pantsformer 4 months 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.

Topic by stephmur 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years 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!

Topic by marhar 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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.

Topic by lingib 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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?

Question 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?

Question by HadasW 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Is Instructable not copyright in 2018?

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

Topic by FahadI7 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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

Question by RobertH555 10 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.

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


Ideas for making an RC vehicle

Hey, i have recently bought an rc module and controller, i need some ideas for what to make, any rc vehicle. pls give me some ideas. thx!

Question by explodingpasta 3 months 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?

Question by EliasD19 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 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.

Question by arillshukla 12 months ago  |  last reply 12 months ago