Question to ask

Wasn't sure where to ask this, new to site. Does anyone know of a product that could cover styrofoam and make a hard, shell like covering besides fiberglass?

Topic by rodsteryz 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Contest FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here at Instructables we run a ton of contests! We also get asked a ton of questions about those contests. Below is a list of the contest questions we get asked most frequently and also some questions that we feel could use a little more explaining. (Let’s be honest - reading the official rules is not fun.)Please ask addition questions in this forum topic - I'm sure there are some we have not covered!Important links:List of upcoming contestsContest suggestionsPrize suggestions General Contest Questions How do you choose which contests to run? We do this in a few different ways.Contests are planned based on past contest themes, what’s trending in search, which categories/channels need a little love, new site features or if there’s a certain type of content we want. Contest ideas also come from staff meetings and through the official contest idea forum topic.I have an idea for a contest! How do I tell you guys?Please post here and let us know! We can’t run all of them, but we love seeing the ideas you guys come up with. How do I win a contest?Post something awesome! Check out this collection of tutorials that will tell you how to write a great instructable. Why do Instructables employees enter the contests?We enter contests to set the bar and give an example of the type of entries we want in the contests. We're not able to win them, though!It's important to note that several employees were authors on the site before they worked here, though, so you might see some wins in our achievements! :) Entering Contests Can I enter if my country is not listed in the official rules?Yes! You can definitely enter.However, you must have a mailing address in an eligible country to win. If you have a friend in the US or another eligible country that can receive your prize, go ahead and enter!You can read more about our progress to add more countries to the eligible shipping locations here. I live in -----, why can't I enter?!Chances are your country has incredibly strict laws regarding gambling, sweepstakes and contests. We try our best to play by the rules, and if we can't meet the minimum requirements to run a contest in your country, we don't run them there!That's the easy answer. The hard answer is that it's very complicated and involves lots of risk and scary legal language. Why isn't my entry showing up in the contest? I entered three minutes ago!Real humans look at each entry! This means it take take a while sometimes. We work standard office hours, 9-5ish PST. We tend to moderate first thing in the morning, Monday-Friday.If you enter at the end of the work day or over the weekend, you may have to wait until the next business day to be accepted. Why can I only enter one contest with one Instructable?It’s all the spirit of fairness. In the past, we've had popular instructables sweep multiple contests with huge wins. This new rule will allow more authors to win! Why was I rejected from the contest?The number one reason for this is not fitting the contest theme - we try our best to explain the sorts of entries we’re looking for on the main page of each contest, so double check your eligibility there.We also sometimes make mistakes or encounter bugs during the approval/denial process. (Checking the wrong box, clicking the wrong button, breaking the back end of the site) It’s rare, but it happens! We’re human and can’t help it, but we do our best to right those mistakes as soon as we know they happened! Why can’t I enter an instructable I published before the start date into the contest?We want to see NEW and exciting content built just for the contest. If we allowed old instructables in, we’d just see the same things over and over again. Plus, the number entries in the contests would make it very hard to choose finalists and winners.Keep in mind that simply republishing an old project will not make it eligible - we check for that. ;) Can I edit my Instructable after it's entered in a contest?Short answer: YES!Long answer: You can make any modifications you want to an Instructable that's already entered! We get so many entries that there's absolutely no way we'd be able to police it even if we wanted to - but it's never something we want to discourage.Improvement is always a good thing as far as I'm concerned. :)However, we must caution you: it's best to get those changes done before voting closes. The voting period matters the most because that's the time that we start looking into picking finalists.Another slightly related caveat: don't publish a mostly empty instructable and try to fill it after the contest ends. We're starting to see this happen more often, always with a promise that updates are coming. You can never tell when we'll be reviewing it as a possible finalist, so chances are you'll get overlooked going about it that way. We are currently looking at 50-300 entries per contest, so anything incomplete doesn't stand a chance these days! Finalist & Winner Selection When are the finalists selected?Finalists are selected starting the Tuesday after the contest closes. The finalist selection process normally ends Thursday of the same week, depending on how tricky the contest is and how many people give input. How are finalists selected?Finalist selection is a mixture of votes and staff choices. We look for all kinds of things when it comes to picking finalists, including: Good photos! Pretty photos put you five steps ahead of all the other entries already, honestly. We're going to want to click through and look at it as soon as we see it if it's pretty! Good explanation of both WHAT the project is and HOW you made it. Sometimes it can be really hard to figure out what we're looking at. (Personally, if I have to spend several minutes staring at photos and reading to understand it, I'm not very excited about it anymore.) Try to convey the project through both photos and video if it's needed. For example - if it's a rocket, upload a video of it in action! A good story! I read more projects than you could ever imagine every month. I love it when an author takes time to explain why they made the project, or documents the errors they made along the way. That makes an instructable so much more enjoyable to read. :) Citing your sources/inspirations - look, we realize there's hardly an original idea on the internets anymore, so we can't fault you for that. But it's only fair to give credit where credit is due. We like that. Plus, it sometimes makes for an awesome story. Creativity! Look, I cannot even begin to tell you how many paracord bracelets, Altoid tin survival kits and Iron Man arc reactors I have looked at. My eyes glaze at the thought. Don't just go for the common and easy, take that project and put a new spin on it!!Relation to prize. In some contests, we offer a Judges Prize. Entries that qualify for this prize are also taken into consideration. We always suggest authors read their own work with an objective eye. Does it make sense if you aren’t familiar with the subject already? Did you provide enough description? Are the photos understandable? How many finalists are there?To find this out easily, go to the contest page and look at the total number of prizes to be awarded. The number of finalists for a given contest will match the number of total prizes. Why wasn't my project chosen as a winner/finalist?This can happen for all kinds of reasons, honestly. See the "How are finalists selected?" question above for a more in depth explanation of what we're looking for.The most important thing to stress is that we are going through TONS of entries for every contest, so it's important to set yourself apart. Choose a clear and concise title, tell us a story, share great photos, explain the project well. If there are projects similar to yours in the contest already, make sure your project exceeds theirs in awesomeness. Also remember that competition is fierce in the contests - there are always a LOT of amazing entries. When it comes down to selecting winners sometimes it's the little things because when you're comparing awesome to awesome the little things are all you can look at. So be detailed orientated when writing your instructable. Judging Who judges the contests?This is typically a mix of Instructables staff and authors on the site (your peers!). Each contest is normally assigned 10-50 judges.Lately we’ve had an average of 15-20 judges complete the process. I always try to add as many judges as possible, because more judges means the judging is more fair and helps to reduce bias. How can I help judge a contest?If you’re interested in helping us judge, check out this forum topic! To judge, you must have published at least one Instructable.We send out PMs to judges on the Friday after a contest closes. How do I judge a contest/access the judging ballot?We’ve written up an Instructable over it! You can find it here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Judge-a-C...Once you're added to the list of judges, you’ll be able to access the ballot. Prizes How do you pick prizes? Can I suggest prizes?We've got a pretty small budget prize here, so it's a mix of trying to be frugal but still give you guys something fancy. We try to order most of our prizes from Amazon.com because they have reliable shipping and tons of options.If you'd like to suggest an awesome prize, do it here! I don't like these prizes, can I trade?Short answer: nope!Long answer: we choose prizes well ahead of time and order prizes at the start of the contest (for 95% of what we run) and we don’t make substitutions. We typically have anywhere from 100-250 winners a month (and increasing all the time!), so it’s not feasible to give choices and sub things out. Only three of us on staff work with ordering the prizes and shipping them out, so that would be lots of work!However, we have allowed winners to switch prizes with another winner on occasion (both parties must agree and let us know before we ship them!) and we’re fine with you selling your prize somewhere else. How do I get my prize if I win?When contest winners are announced, we’ll send you a message with a form to fill out. Make sure to fill this out completely and remember that we require a phone number and that we can’t ship to P.O. boxes.Winners are responsible for any trade tax or tariffs incurred for shipping to your location. We cannot reduce the value of the prize so you pay less tax (nice try, though, you sneaky hobbit!!). When will my prize ship?We try to ship prizes as soon as possible! 75% of our contests have prizes that are easily shipped right away and you should receive notification of shipment within a week or so.Sometimes we do have to order items AFTER the contest ends or wait for a sponsor to ship the items. If we think there will be a delay, we’ll let the winners know. We’ve been trying very hard to make sure we’re reaching out and updating winners about prize statuses.Also: VERY IMPORTANT - the sooner all winners give us their contact info, the sooner we can make big orders of custom sizes. Sometimes there’s a huge delay just because we’ve got one straggler. Be a good winner and let us give you prizes, dangit!!

Topic by jessyratfink 4 years ago  |  last reply 22 days ago


Ask Eric A Question!

After reading through this interview that sparked something in me, We (the community) should hold our own interview with Eric.I think it would be nice to get to know the CEO of Instructables!So, I am asking, three questions per user. No more than three.Please make them appropriate for Instructables (family)Then whenever the lot of you have asked, I'll get them into a document, and PM them to Eric.Also, scan through existing comments to make sure your question hasn't already been asked.GO!

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


QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS!!

First off, theres probably a million questions you can ask yourself. you need to take this concept, ask yourself these questions, or ask yourself your own questions. Get a friend to write out your questions. You can Kinda rely on there Input of you as they see it. First, write your own quick questions then have a friend do it if you want to go that route. compare your questions and the question of your friend in trying to determine your future. If they dont match up in around 75 percent, drop the friend. there more than likely to bring you down. also, it might open your friends eyes to change if you just cut ties, if he/she is really a friend they'll jump on the bandwagon and try to make a real future for themselves. The Reason for the questions and noteboon is because, Most of you dont know what you really want or have given up on dreams because it was easy to give up on them. Most of you arent determined to actually work hard for your dream. If your not ready to realize who you are, then give up and leave. "This isnt about YOU its About ME." You say that as you leave, and its understood with clarity. Its about you making a decision. Its going to be hard to trully realize yourself, your ticks and perks, your passions, and what you hate because the mind is always conjective and supplies reasoning beyond means. you could say hey "I could be the messiah." Not that you are or arent, who am I to say your not what you believe. the thing is, your mind can, without doubt, create and make you in reasoning "The Messiah". thats whats good about the mind and bad about the mind. acceptability. The messiah died 2000 years ago. rose up, went to heaven and it says he's returning from heaven on a white horse. Not Bluejeans and brain notification at the last minute. You have to set and determine reality without passibility. Its time to realize who you are and what it is you need, crave, and expect for the future and quit getting in debt to your passibility and work hard to independantly supply yourself without ever using a credit card, without ever buying another car on credit, without ever buying anything on credit, you need to be active and in charge and quit allowing these crooks to screw you out of time for your own personal dream and accomplishment, quit dying daily and rise up and make the sheet hit the fan in there directions , and dont look back. First, the questions need to be in specific and not an entire self bible. you want to be able to know when someone asks you about your family, who your mother, father and grandparents are, how they excelled or didnt excel in life, and infact who you are. People respect someone who is aware. Question yourself on HERITAGE. Thats your first question, find out about your life, what health problems you have might not be a God blaming you as some say "He mustve really made god mad" because those people are stupid. It most liely is an Inherited illness that you need to know about, you need to listen to the signs man, because i believe in God, and I respect your way in your belief, but the signs are there. If your father died from a heartattact, more than likely, your going to have the same dna link to what will trigger it, or your son or daughter will. you need to get intocuh with heritage, humble yourself, curse yourself. get intouch, that should be your first pages. how predestined life will incure with your life. Make plans, and set forth action in your HERITAGE IMMEDIATELY. Tommorow will be a new category to question, so lets take steps to success.

Topic by Ronald C. Kitchens 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Questions?

Sorry. This has nothing to do with instructables, but here is what someone I know said: "I heard this yesterday on the fourth of July. 'and I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free' What is wrong with that?" Someone I know asked me that question and I do not know. They said it had nothing to do with punctuation or capitalization. I will tell everyone later (if that person will give me the answer).

Topic by rojo.balloon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Ask Cassandra

I know all about electronics, relationships, and stuff. Ask me a question and maybe I'll answer it.

Topic by Ask Cassandra 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Why have I asked this question? Answered

Please, tell me. Why have I asked this question?

Question by yerjoking 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Unable to ask a question anonymously

I am unable to post a question anonymously. It will allow me to fill out the form to do so, but when I hit "preview", I am sent to a login page. It will only allow me to continue if I enter my username and password. I followed the link from the home page, and I logged out to try this. OS - Vista Tested in the following browsers: FireFox v 3.0.5 Chromium v 2.0.159.0 (8613) Chrome v 1.0.154.43 Internet Explorer v 7.0.6001.18000 (bleh!)

Topic by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


'ask a question' isnt working

Im trying to ask something, i entered a description, a question, a topic, and tags, but it wont let me add a picture or preview my question my account is connected from FaceBook and i been a connected member for maybe a week or 2

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


Cannot ask question in 'Answers'

Hopefully this is a short during problem, but I was unable to ask a question. When I clicked 'Ask it!', the box just went back to,' don't be shy, enter the question for the community to answer.' About coding problems: please people, if it ain't broken, don't fix it!

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


The perfect question? Answered

I came across this today - It seemed to illustrate the perfect question.

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


Part Question

I'm not sure if this would be the right category to ask this but what might this part be?

Topic by The Cartographer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Just Question?!

Hello People I'm Just Registered Yesterday i wold like to ask how could i know how many votes on my instructable Inside the contest??? thank u in advance

Topic by Eslam Eldeknawy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Question ratings

I didn't see a Feedback category, so if this isn't in the right place, please move it. In Q and A, the line is "Don't be shy.....ask it."  OK.  And we've all heard that there are no stupid questions, right?  But if  ibles is trying to encourage honest (non-troll) questions,  rating a question as "Worthless"  has the opposite effect.  Maybe the question has limited interest. Maybe few people view it.  Maybe fewer people answer. These are neutral characteristics, and perhaps they are criterion by which someone judges the questions.  To call a question "Worthless", however,  is a real slap down and not in keeping with the idea of  "be nice".   I see that my questions are sometimes rated "Worthless,"  and,  yeah, I feel bad when I see that. ( Maybe I'm too dumb for ibles?  Maybe I don't measure up to ible standards?  Maybe I'm not really welcome here??)  I ask  questions because I want answers, and this community  is full of helpful people who have useful experience and good ideas.   Despite the worthless  ratings,  I'm getting useful answers from the community and intend to keep asking.  If only authors can see the ratings, is the intent to berate us into asking better questions?  Constructive criticism  might be more effective.  If everyone can see the ratings, is the intent to guide readers away from "worthless" questions or to shame the authors into going away?

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


Batch Questions

Ask all your questions about batch programming in this topic, and I will give you my best answer! Be sure to check out my batch instructables, which can be found here!

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


Am I the first to ask a question ?

LOOOOOL Checked the recent answers and got this picture... Seems our code monkeys are doing overtime. I really hope we did not loose all the answere here ;)

Topic by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


LED question

If I have a 3.6 volt battery should I use a 180 ohm resistor to get 20 mA to a 3.6 volt LED? I got that answer from 3.6 = (180)(0.02)I'm asking this because online LED calculators disagree with me and say to use no resistor. also the battery might output 4.5 volts when extremeley fully charged, so I want the LED to have protection of not blowing out.

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Animal Questions

Welcome to Animal Care, Rescue, and Rehabilitation! Here you can learn how to nurse wild or domestic animals back to health, share your knowledge and experience, or give simple tips and tricks. Any Instructables involving animal care of any kind are welcome. You can ask questions here regarding animal care in this topic. ( Example: I just saw a baby bird fall out of it's nest, what do I do?) I might not be able to help you in some cases (I know most about rabbits), but hopefully others can.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Unanswered Questions

Am I the only one that thinks there should be a way to purge all of the old questions that haven't been marked as answered? I like to peruse the Questions section of the site to see what is on other user's minds and how their questions have been answered by the community. However, I did this today for the first time in a while and noticed a LOT of questions that had been answered fairly well but the user that originally asked the question never flagged it as answered. Is there, could there be, should there be a method to purge or close all of these unanswered questions? Maybe at least offer a peer review system for voting on the best of available answers, similar to what other forums have? Thoughts?

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


this isn't a question its a statement on a question i asked earlier

Earlier i asked about putting a turbo on a two stroke weedeater motor. i tried it and IT WORKED. it made the rpms triple! it worked to a point so if its too much then it will actually not work and slow down the motor. and it sounds cool 

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


Answers to questions disappear.

I answer questions frequently. Just recently a) I need to click twice on the post button to get my answer to appear b) My answers that apear and look as posted often disappear at a later date. Sometimes within a few hours. Fifrfox, Win7 64bit.

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


A couple questions

Hey guys, I want to bug you's again. Instead of trying to ask about different things in one of my other topics, I wanted to start a new one. I went to the local dump today, and one of the first things I spotted was Three, not just one, booster packs. You know, the ones you can charge up and boost a car with, and some of them have inverters built into them so you can run small appliances. Well I snapped all three of them up, thinking that at the very least, the lead acid batteries inside them would be OODLES of help towards making a full scale wind generator (I plan to build one or two full size wind generators with car alternators, whenever the good weather comes and I can work outside). Well, I got them home and cracked them all open. Turns out that only one battery is good to me (pictures below). The two identical units have 350 watt inverters built into them (I've removed one so far), but the batteries were bulging and the sides were split open, although not leaking, which was good, less mess to clean up. The third booster pack I opened appeared to have been already attempted at being opened. 4 of the 6 screws had been drilled out (which is beyond me as far as why they would do it? They were only phillips screws), but maybe they weren't successful? It had a couple wounds of electrical tape around it to hold it together. Needless to say, whatever cutting tool they used, cut into the battery itself (they cut too far in, dumbasses...), and so my main question here is, is the battery safe to charge, and use? I took some macro's of the damage and some of the cut marks seemed to have gone far enough in to cut into what appears to be a white plastic lining inside, as the white crud on the sides of the battery feels more like burnt on plastic from a cutting disc than it does acid that oozed out and dried up, so the damage doesn't appear to be that bad. What's the worst that could happen anyways? Also, the battery has about almost 8v left in it, and another question is, is that too low for a 12v battery? Like has it been discharged too far? Also, aside from the battery. I found this plate with a transformer, giant capacitor, and a pcb that looks like it was some kind of voltage converter board (I would take a picture but I've since cut a few things off of it and I won't even bother now) The transformer puts out 25v and you can see in the pictures what the capacitor is rated for (I would like to know what I can use this capacitor for, or if I should save it and wait till I can make a bank of capacitors for a tesla coil project or something) What I can't figure out, is what is this square device I found that was plugged into one of the output leads of the transformer? It only had two leads coming off of it, one is marked + and one -, the other two terminals don't have marking on it. No model numbers or anything. Does anyone know what this is? Also, last in my pictures is one of the inverter boards I pulled out of one of the power-packs. I cut the second outlet off and wrapped the first one in tape just to make sure I dont' shock the hell out of myself. I have my truck battery sitting inside over the winter, and with a good 12.71v, I thought it would be the perfect battery to try the inverter on. I brushed the wires onto the top terminals of the battery and although I could hear a bit of sparking, I saw nothing and the indicator light on the power switch didn't light. The volt meter also showed nothing from the 120v outlet. So I tried shoving the wires into the bolt sockets that the truck's wires bolt into, and I quite literally startled myself as it emitted a really loud BEEEEEEEEEEP, I nearly jumped through the roof. The indicator light turns on when I flick the switch to I and I can hear the transformer making a little buzzing sound. However, when I measured the AC voltage from the outlet, I didn't write down the voltage, but it was around 3v? Not even quite that much. I'm not sure if the inverter is screwed or if it has something to do with the switching nature of power inverters causing my multi-meter to not read it right? One other thing I will note is that I had to cut the power switch leads to remove it from the case, then re-solder the switch. The switch has 2 black wires and one red, I tried my best to make sure that each black wire went to the terminal on the switch it came from, and I assume if I didn't hook the switch up right, it wouldn't have lighted up or anything right?? I don't want to try plugging something into it for fear that it will blow up in my face, at least not until I know it's functioning like it should be, however I doubt these power packs were throwing out for failure of the inverter... *On the side note* I apologize for these (sometimes) rediculously long posts or just mundane questions. However, I like to be thoughrough with my questions so that there are very little questions asked, about my question, in the first place. As it seems to waste a lot of time asking for details about this or that problem, when you could just throughly explain it all in one go. This is what I try to do, so there are no blank spaces for you guys to try and "assume" where you don't know the proper information. Secondly, I've really appreciated the help, and sometimes just the helpful and creative ideas I hear from others, makes me feel good, like there's actually some people on here that know what they're doing and I can trust their answers (Nacho, kiteman, caitlyn's dad, 1010100100, all of you regulars, have been great help to me) *End of girlish requiem*

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The "Ask a Question" feature activity is down ( substantialy LESS ) in recent memory

There used to be a lot more traffic activity in this  Ask a Question  area of instructables. Since changing the access to this feature there has a marked decrease of new adult questions ! Now we mostly see many youngster Padawan electricians and some old guard members. Maybe the old access button could be returned to the more prominent position of years ago. That would please me.:-) Maybe I am venting about a trend due to expanding social media. Thanks for reading, Alex....

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


LED Questions

Help, I'm afflicted with inspiration in quantities that exceed my skills!So I came up with an idea for a project that would probably require the use of LEDs, which I know next to nothing about. Ah, said I, the Internet can teach me much... so I turned here and found the (nearly) perfect Instructable, "LEDs for Beginners":https://www.instructables.com/id/LEDs-for-Beginners/Having read this most helpful I'ble, I certainly came away more knowledge than I'd previously had, but still not enough to properly plan my project.Basically, I'd like to create a 2D "array" of LEDs to use as a light source, in order to backlight a roughly 8.5" x 11" translucent panel.It seems like it would be straightforward to just wire up a bunch of white LEDs in series to a power source and a resistor, and be done. I'm not afraid of a little trial-and-error, but I prefer to know at least roughly what I'm doing going in, so I'm asking for your help. Here are my lingering questions:1. Should I wire my LEDs in series, or in parallel? (Or some combination thereof)? In series, I gather that one LED failing will break the whole circuit, which could be a pain. On the other hand, I've seen several projects and sites that cryptically recommend against wiring these in parallel.2. Are there pre-built strips of LEDs I could acquire that would make this project simpler?3. If I want to vary the brightness of my light source, can I use a variable resistor (potentiometer), or does the nature of the LEDs preclude the use of this type of dimmer switch? If so, could I vary the brightness with multiple switched circuits, turning off half the LEDs for half brightness, 3/4 off for quarter-brightness, etc?4. I've got a slew of transformers from old tape decks, telephones, cell phone chargers, etc. Can I appropriate one of these as my DC power supply?5. How do I gauge how many LEDs I'll need, and what density is best to lay them out? I'm looking to create even, diffuse light, with no noticible bright/dark spots.6. Do I need to worry about heat?7. Are LEDs even the correct way to go here? Should I consider fluorescent light instead?I realize these are a lot of questions, but if you're an expert on LED projects, you could save me a lot of research time. If (I build this gadget, it will definitely show up here as its own Instructable.)Thanks!-JD

Topic by jdtwelve12 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


my question not shown

I asked a questioni cant find it in either the recent questions page / tech subpage (i assigned it to tech)i can see it in my profile thoughthe question

Topic by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


dO i HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ASK A QUESTION?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to search answered or not the question one asked? Answered

At the moment what i know to search is to scroll along the array of question to find the answer to my question.

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


This may not be the most appropriate place to ask such a question but....? Answered

 My Nintendo Wii, has an amazingly hard time playing online for some reason, I have done everything, I have added an older router as an access point to extend the range and everything (I am sure this part is done correctly, just so thats not all the suggestions I get), I have checked Nintendo's site tons of times for any help, which didn't help at all... Can anyone suggest anything that may help. I have been thinking about using of the 'ibles here about making an extender antenna. Suggestions greatly appreciated!! A little extra info on my wireless - I do have the second router set up to extend the range - The Wii says its getting full strength signal - I have used my Wii on other wireless networks with the same brand of routers (Belkin) and it works fine Thanks in advance.

Question by arhodes18 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Video Interview

Hey I would like to do a video interview with user asked questions.  If you have any questions to ask me please respond with your question. 

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


question not showing up?

I asked a question in Answers on (i think)thursday, and it never showed up on the front page of answers. also, when i search for it it doesnt come up. if you go to my profile it shows up there though. the link to it is here.

Topic by revelae 9 years ago


questions for rail gun?

I have a few questions about a rail gun project i'm working on... 1.) Where are some good places that i can buy parts for a decent railgun (i already know of some places like home depot (for the rails and casing) and radio shack (for some of the minor components)? 2.) Is there a better material (cost and in efficiency) than copper for the rail? (i heard aluminum is good, and i also heard silver is good but silver is expensive) 3.) what are good power supplies (something fairly mobile would do nicely, and i am not asking for specific requirements i am asking what other people have used as power supplies) if you commented on my last question, don't on this one please, i got your opinion. I would like an answer that is to the point please and not something that has to do with whether or not i should build a rail gun (i have gotten answers like that before which bugs me when i ask a question).

Question by Tobor 2.0 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


"ask Me anything" results.

Here's me answering the questions you guys asked me in the AMA.  Sorry about the sleeveless shirt, it was rather hot today.  I live in the south so yeah...

Topic by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My question doesn't show? Answered

Asked 6 hours ago I see it in questions I have asked on my page but not in the questions list??  Odd

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


Same question again? Answered

Hey Guys, Here I am with the same question. Sorry for asking the same thing over and over again but im not very bright... Ok so I'm going to attach three pictures can anyone of you tell me which one will be brighter for longer?

Question by The Prickly Potato 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


robot motor question.

I would like to ask if what motor can you suggest so that our intended user can know that our robot is moving? our intended users are the visually impaired so our robot will help them to navigate. our robot is an obstacle detection robot thanks

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


Quick Transistor question?

I am using pnp transistors as switches. I finally got a working prototype!!!Anyway my prototype motor runs at .18A and the real motors I want to run are 3.3ACan these PNP's handle that?http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062585And can you tell me how to figure that out so I'm not always asking simple questions?Thanks!

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


quartz watch question Answered

​I've always heard that quartz watches need an electric impulse to work.  I just bought a pocket watch that says Quartz on the face.  When I asked the seller how to open it to replace the battery, the answer was that it doesn't use a battery.  ????  It's running now. I didn't wind it.  Am I just not up to date (always possible),  or is the seller out to lunch? 

Question by mole1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Questions about a soundboard. Answered

Hello! I was recently thinkng about soundboard that would plug into minijack socket. After little research I dedcided to go with Arduino nano and DAC converter to get analog signal to jack. The sound files will be saved on the SD card and as you can see there are 8 buttons. I made the project in EasyEDA but I am not sure is it going to work. So I ask you. Thanks.

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


How to ask ? re an Instructable?

Hi, I'm brand new here, just signed on. I want to ask a question re a post. When I click on "Comment," I get the login (which I did repeatedly) and reference to the Pro membership. Do I have to be a Pro member to ask someone something about their posting? Thanks.

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


Questions regarding a project?

Hey Guys, Recently I found an instructable that I doubted would work so I thought that I could ask a few questions about it here. (Schematic: https://www.instructables.com/file/F9BQ75BHXTKIOE7) 1st thing: Will this work? 2nd thing:This circuit is designed for 120v AC, what would I have to do to make it compatible with 240v AC? 3rd thing: Explanation to how this works. 4th thing: Which button of the TV remote will this work with? Thanks in advance. -Prickly Potato

Question by SA-DIY 3 years ago


Question concerning legality

Hey guys, quick question, I figured this would be a good place to ask it. I have a setup that allows me to record streamed music from, say, Spotify (yes, this is legal, as long as I don't use the recordings commercially) and basically get free mp3 files. If I wanted to use one of these recordings non-commercially in a video on Instructables or anywhere else, would it be legal? Danke schon in advance to any help you guys can give!

Question by Thorondor95 9 months ago


why does it say winner over my questions when i search flanimal? Answered

When i search my username it shows questions ive asked then it has the winner banner on it... why does it say im a winner.

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


Real Estate Question:? Answered

I have looked all over the internet... but cannot find the answer to this question. my step father rented a house to some people and they built a shed. they surrendered the keys and everything, and the court ordered eviction was completed. now he is sueing for the amount they owe, and they want their shed. my step father (landlord) apparently wants the shed now. i am going to ask on yahoo answers, but that isnt allowed at the school, and that is where i am now... sooo, any realtors out there? i live in suffolk virginia, if that is of any help. thanks

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


Small Lightbulb question

Hi there I feel ashamed to ask this question as it is probably so simple I have some small MES bulbs.. they have 6/8V 0.15A stamped on them I want to run them off a battery... on a parallel circuit... would 4x 1.5V batteries (6V total eg 4 AA batteries) in a battery holder work for them?? and would I need a resistor to stop them blowing?? (I am trying to run 3 bulbs in parallel for an instructable... best reply gets put in the credits at the end, but you don't get royalties lol!) any help welcome Will

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


is there an easy way to check answers to questions iv asked? Answered

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


CO2 valve question? Answered

Hi ... I would like to ask for your opinion about my idea : I got as a present a CO2 airsoft pistol. Unfortunately it's too powerful for the UK airsoft norms. So I would like to make it weaker. I took the magazine apart and I had a look at the valve. I find out, that the moving part in the valve (that release the CO2 from cartridge to the gun) is able to move cca 2mm. Now my question is : If I would limit the movement with "something" so that the moving part woudl move only 0.5-1mm ... would this make the gun weaker ??? Thank you for your opinion or any suggestions.

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


Dremel Wound Question?

Quick Question: I was using a Dremel Rotary tool yesterday with one of the rough sanding bits. While I was using it, the tool slipped off the edge of the wood I was sanding and landed on my middle finger, stupidly, I wasn't wearing gloves like usual cause' I was in a hurry and had left my gloves on the upper level of the house. Anyway, I got it off my finger and turned off the Dremel immediatly and it slowed down fairly quick. Now, I got a small wound on my finger, not bad, but I wanted to ask if I should be worried about it being infected since the dremel bit probably had wood dust all over it.

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


Don't be shy? I'm not shy, but why have numerous questions I've posted never seen the light of day? Answered

Why am I wasting my time is the better question. Are the questions "moderated"?  I'm just curious as to whether or not I should even continue frequenting this site if games are being played or bugs are keeping some of my questions from appearing.  Not saying that's the issue, but I'd appreciate the courtesy of an explanation so I'll know to ask questions on my trustworthy sites instead of wasting my time; or help make note of possible bug issues, here on this site. Thanks in advance.

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


The jailbroken iPod touch question

Does an iPod touch have to be jailbroken to have Cydia installed in it? If you respond, I will tell you why I am asking this question. If you do respond, actually answer the question or ask me a question or leave a comment that actually has to do with this question. Thank you for your answers. (I know that is an iPhone in the picture, but that doesnt matter)

Question by account3r2 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


User input not URL-encoded in the "Ask a question" input

On this page: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-question/?sort=RECENT There's the "enter your question" input box.  The user-input is added to the GET vars as "questionText", and the spaces are encoded as %20, but the ampersands and question marks are not.  This results in the question being split up & ignored, and the remainder is interpreted as another querystring var.  So typing in "What is this & that?" becomes "questionText=What%20is%20this%20&%20that?".  The ampersands & question marks (and all other non-URL safe) characters should be encoded. Thanks!

Topic by jumpfroggy 7 years ago