Lets get Started! introduce yourselves.

Welcome to all things dangerous! i am the Group leader Aaron or gymnast. my faverote things to do are airsoft, pyro stuff, graffiti and a lot more. So Please introduce yourselves here.

Posted by gymnast 9 years ago

How do I get started?

I've been looking around on here, and all i can find is Arduino stuff and stuff I don't have the money for. I'm a teenage American, I can't solder, and i don't have much wood, aluminium, or other construction supplies around to make things with, nor do i have construction skills or tools. I'm almost always without money, and I don't have a 3-Dimensional Printer / CNC machine / Hobby Club / TechShop / New-Wave Technology That's Required For This 'ible / Computer Program That Costs Lots Of Money/ Arduino or equivalent / Scrap Materials. Pretty much the only thing i could do decently is QBasic, which is hard to find inspiration for, and smashing things with a hammer. Now that I think about it, it's hard to find inspiration or a need for anything. All things considered, how do I get started making Instructables on this site, and are there any good beginner projects that use ordinary household materials or very simple beginner programming languages?

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

How to get published?

I was wondering if there is anyone on here who has ever had a book published? I looked for an ible and couldn't find one.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Get well soon sistergldnhair!

After reading a very touching series of forum posts from sistergldnhair's friends and family, we were sorry to hear that this young author had to undergo some brain surgery. The procedure was successful, and we here at the Instructables HQ wanted to send our well wishes with a few gifts and a signed card.  Please take a minute to read through these posts, and leave your get-well-soon's in the comments below. PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl

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

it is not a question but PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message. even though u probably dont know her Answered

She just went though a really tough surgery and it is just a nice thing to do. 

Asked by themoose64 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

What kind of laptop should i get?

I am pondering the possibility of getting a new laptop sometime. I want portability, LOTS of storage, ease of use, and a RELIABLE OS. I play WoW, do lots of high def video editing and Im home most of the time but when im out i dont want a 40 pound paper weight in my backpack. I also want something thats easy to use IE a decently large keyboard or a good trackpad. I'm not addicted to WoW but i play it enough that I cant but a netbook! I also do video editing for my youtube channel.....Basically, I like small but I NEED STORAGE and processing speed and some RAM for my games....I prefer windows after my crappy experience with my mac but ill stay open minded and allow mac suggestions....oh and Im a klutz also I drop things all the time.

Asked by conrad2468 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How to Get Instructables Featured? Answered

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

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

Prize addition for Get the LED Out! Contest

The runner-up prizes in the Get the LED Out! Contest now include $50 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix.Long-time visitors may remember that Phenoptix put up LEDs as prizes in the last LED contest and we're happy to see them here again.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

HELP! I can't get my prize?

So, I won a prize in the Rubber Bands Challege, and I was really agitated. But I saw a notice (after I win) that members can only enter for the contest only from UK, USA, Belgium,.... But I'm from Hungary.And I won a prize. So I can't claim it??

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

where to get wine corks? Answered

I need wine corks for a project i'm working on, and have not been able to find them. I have tried asking a friend who is a caterer, no luck. I have asked other people, but no one has any. please write any suggestions that you have. I have no money, so it would be best if they where free.

Asked by Mr. tony stark 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Hi, i would just like to say that i have great difficulty getting resources for instructables, this is probably because i'm only 13 and live in the u.k. I have a small town near me but i barely ever go in, almost always with my parents (partly because i can't be bothered to go on my own). Hopefully i might get a debit card soon but even then im worried about bank statements my parents might look at.

Posted by pyro-jim 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

Getting rid of the smell of a blown electrolytic capacitor? Answered

So, I was replacing a bad capacitor on a smart car battery charger. It was making a terrible whining noise, which the bad cap was causing. So, I replaced it. But, silly me, I installed it backwards, so when I powered it up, it vented up a storm. Now, the basement smells of burnt electrolytes. I've opened windows, and even had a fan running to draw air in, but that nasty smell lingers. What else could I try to rid of it?

Asked by Dashing Rainbow Dash 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

If you have an Instructable in a contest can it be entered in a 2nd contest at the same time or after the 1st is over? Answered

I was thinking about entering the "Get in the Garden" contest but I may not want to if the Instructable could be used towards another contest whose catagory it would fit into better. Any advice is most welcome and much appreciated.

Asked by Lucas0214 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

how do you vote for an ible thats in a contest? Answered

How do you vote?

Asked by adem70 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

is there a led that can change colour? Answered

And if so how does it work?....and if so would it be a feasible idea to make clothing out of some form of fibre optic fabric  that could change colour based on this led?  

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

Get Lit: 10 Great Lamp Instructables

One of the greatest DIY projects to try out is the lamp. Everyone can use a good lamp or two and here are ten different approaches to bringing light to the darkness. Redo the ideas exactly, tweak them, or even mash them up. As long as the result lights up your life and makes you happy it'll be worth the effort. Mad Scientists Light by tim-1138 The perfect touch for that lab you've been dreaming of putting together. Japanese lamp from recycled materials by PKM Put a bit of scrap materials together in this clever way and you'll be able to add a touch of class to your den. Big lamps from Ikea lampan lamps by daan These lamps are quite plain on their own, but start putting them together and you can make something amazing. Universal lamp shade polygon building kit by dan This classic Instructable uses only one cutout shape to create and extraordinarily wide array of lamp shapes. Geometric Cut Paper Table Lamp by drips Start cutting up paper to create a lamp and you'll soon see that the possibilities are endless. Keep experimenting with shapes and sizes to get the light you want. Paper Wall Lamp by naedhi One string of rope lights and a slick use of paper to diffuse the light creates a nice modern lamp. Again, you can tweak the design however you want. RGB Color Controllable High Power LED Room + Spot Lighting by dan Want some bright lights and the power to create whatever color you want? Then take the plunge into high power LEDs and see how much fun you can have. Small eco-footprint living room light by marc_alain Instead of just saying it's green, this Instructable even provides a life cycle analysis. Either way, the lamp itself looks good enough to build even if it wasn't super efficient. Audio Visual Art....FOTC Style by scooter76 Make some art and light up the room at the same time. Don't care much for the New Zealand duo? Then put whatever you want on there. Night Stand Charging Station Lamp by drocko Function meets more function with this lamp that does double duty as a charging station for all your electronic gizmos.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

What does it take to get featured? Answered

What does getting featured mean and how do I get featured?

Asked by BLUEBLOBS2 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

How Can A Collection Get Featured?

How Can A Collection Get Featured? All of my collections have a "featured" badge on the top right, But none of them are features What are the guidelines for having a collection get featured?

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Where can I get cheap car batteries? Answered

I need some to make a welder.

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

Any way possible to get youtube on a 3DS? Answered

I would like to watch youtube, but I don't know how to get it or if it's possible.  I seem to remember that the wii had an adobe flash free version of youtube a few years ago, but I don't know if this is possible with the 3DS

Asked by furrysalamander 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Can a gun get any scarier?

Can a gun get any scarier? I think not. Now the thing that scares me is that the gun alone could kill you in a fraction of a second, and yet, they feel the need to make it even more deady... I LIKE IT >:-) And see if you notice something about the guy holding it... (Look at his uniform hehe)

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

Words of Advice from Chuck Close: "Just Get to Work!"

"Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work." - Chuck CloseChuck Close paints incredible portraits of himself and others with his unique style even though he holds the brush between his teeth due to being a quadriplegic. He is awesome and his paintings are beautiful in person. In a recent interview with Terry Gross, Chuck gives some great advice for anyone who can't think of what to do. Don't wait for inspiration, just get into the habit of making and ride it. After all, Chuck does well with this and here's how he describes himself:I'm a nervous wreck. I'm a slob. I have no patience. And I'm rather lazy. All those things would seem to guarantee that I would not make work like I make. But I didn't want to just go with my nature.More great stuff here.via Drawn!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Winners of the Get the LED Out! Contest

Instructables, Monkeylectric, and Phenoptix are happy to announce the winners of the Get the LED Out! Contest. There were many amazing Instructable entries submitted and once again we were blown away by the creativity of our users. It has been a great contest.The seven winners show off some creative and useful uses for LEDs and are all worth checking out. From LEDs that react to electronic devices to Space Invaders invading a bike wheel to lit-up clothes and more. But even though these are the winners there were many more fantastic submissions and we urge everyone to go to the contest page and check them out.Winners were selected by combining user votes with scores from Instructables and Monkeylectric judges. And now, on to the winners! Grand Prize Four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric to turn a regular bike into an instant lightshow!Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. First Prize One Monkey Light from Monkeylectric or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip plus $50 in LEDs from Phenoptix. Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Winners shown in alphabetical order.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

do i have to upgrade to pro to get the pdfs??? Answered

Do i have to upgrade to pro to get the pdfs?

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

How to get more views to my instructable ? Answered

Asked by ishan udyoga 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

how can i get a free pro membership?? Answered

How can i get a free pro membership??

Asked by Mahmoud Alaa 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

How can "my project" get featured? Answered

I'm beginner of Instructable... I uploaded a project 2 weeks ago... This does not get "featured". I know that it is not awesome build... In this time, I have a question..... HOW CAN MY PROJECT GET FEATURED? I am preparing one project more.... I want to get featured... Please Let me know

Asked by iam_maker_leo 4 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

i suck at drawing how can i get better? Answered

Because i dont want to ask my friends to draw me every little thing i ask

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How can i get a single month pro membership?

I see that the first option is a year membership, about 20 dollars, the second one is 3 month membership, about 10 dollars, and the third one is more than a year, but that one doesn't matter. Anyways, I just want to get a 1 Month Pro Membership, As i don't have too much money, Now that i got a little bit in my hands, I thought i might try the 1/2 dollar single month membership, but it is more than that. So is it possible to get a single month membership? (note:My budget is a mere 5 bucks) Thanks... ~ReCreate

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Where to get this body armor design made or how to make it?

I have a design for original body armor, but I don't know where to buy it or get it built. Think of a nomex survival suit, but Dragon Skin and Kevlar for fabric covering underneath armor, 2nd layer U.S.A. brand or Japanese exoskeleton suit with titanium caseing, 3rd layer graphene and dragon skin for plates covering entire body like a full body mold but cut in pieces for flexibility. Where can I get this built or how can I build it precisely. It will last against a FN FAL. I live in McAllen Texas. I prefer professionally made, so any suggestions. I have no budget.

Asked by Anti11 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

How do I get a guy to like me?

I've liked him for a while now, and he's told me once or twice before that he likes me too. of course he doesn't know I've liked him for as long as I have, but when HE admits to liking ME, I'll tell him I like him too. Anyway, recently we haven't been talking a lot and I miss the attention he used to give me, help?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How do you get customized avatars?

I have seen alot of customized avatars for people such as mepain and killerk I myself want to know (and i'm sure others do to) how you get one.

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

how or where can i get a winzip for little or NO cost? Answered

Ok i need win zip to run a program on my other pc with has no internet(it will soon) but yeah how or where can i get a winzip for little or NO cost?

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

Free Cigar boxes? Answered

Does anybody know where I can get free cigar boxes? also included, where could I get some free altoids tins?

Asked by frisbeechamp1983 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Best ways to get free access to a metal shop

So im looking for ways that people are able to get access to metal working tools for quick projects for free. All I need to do is just turn a flashlight body on a lathe and make the inside of the body 18.5mm (from 16.5mm) so that i can fit 18650 size batteries. I was thinking maby I could call up a metal shop and ask to machine the body if I help clean up the shop at the end of the day or see if I could find someone in my area with a lathe. If anyone has any ideas or proven ways to get quick metal projects done please post away.

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

Where can I find wheels for motors? Answered

I am looking for wheels for the little electric motors. This kind of size: http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/motor3.jpg (picture shown below). I want to know where I can get them - I live in England, and would prefer to use the internet. I have tried ebay, but none of the search terms I came up with brought up any appropriate results. Thanks, ~H4ZZ

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


I once had a pro membership and could download the Pdf of the project. I'd like to continue doing that as I am not always on line and the print out project works best in my shop. How can I do this now?  thanks.

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

How Can We get MAC Address with the help of IP address ? How Can We trace IP Address ?

Hi , Suppose you got any harmful Email and you are getting continue same mail So this will  not good for you . So Can We trace IP address by Email  and IF We got IP address of system , So with the help of IP Can We know MAC address of system .......... I am asking this question because this our daily routine problem and with the help of we all people can get out with this problem .....  

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

I need people who can speak

I have a theory, that I will be able to wake up easier if someone who's voice I don't recognize tells me to. I am asking if anyone who can would record their voice saying: "It is time to wake up now" After this is recorded save it as a mp3 or wav and upload the file and post it in a comment below. Thanks!

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

How to bypass the Zscaler web proxy/filter? Answered

Ok so here are the details, I want to access sites like youtube, and well just youtube and I tried the https protocol and that didn't work and on top of that there's a bug installed within our computer especially designed to keep us away from changing any of the proxy settings in all of these browsers and I only have these 3 browsers: Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. If possible I would prefer Firefox because of the add-ons that I have with it. And i can't modify anything within the advance settings button on the Network/Internet Preference Pane. And as my last resort I ask all of you on how do I bypass this web filter? P.S. I have a mac mountain lion v10.8.4 Tank you very much for your support

Asked by SkyRiseElite753 4 years ago | last reply 11 months ago

Where can I get broccoli rubberbands? Answered

Well, since the AST Rifle seems to use so-called "broccoli bands", I want to know where to get them. And only show websites that can accept orders from The Netherlands, 'cause I live there.

Asked by Miles Tails Prower 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

cant upload video

Posted by Airsoft 007 Sniper 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

how/where can I buy natural rubber latex? Answered

Preferably not coagulated, and in quantities under a metric ton. 

Asked by WPZhGSKyTOkaYif8 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Sneaking into movies?

Well today i went to the movies with my friends and we saw "get smart" and it was good but then my friends said lets go see another movie and sneak in. They say it is not illegal but i think it is. Also it goes completely against my moral values. Is just getting one ticket and sneaking in illegal? What do you guys think about it?

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

whats the best way to electrolyse salt to get a high yeild of sodium chlorate?

Hello, i just tried electrolysing 50mls of water with a teaspoon of dissolved salt inside it, using my tv's power cable which gave out 12v @5.5A. after about 5 mins of electrolysis, my entire room began stinking like chlorine, and the salt water was splattering and bubbling out of the very small container i was using. i was using carbon electrodes for both the anode and cathode, and they were fizzling like bi-carb soda in vinagar as soon as they both touched the water. what i need to know is, how can i improve on this method to get a high yelid, say 99% of sodium chlorate in the end, and not end up with perchlorate, or hydroxide?' i know that if i want to get a high yelid of chlortae, then no chlorine  ions should be lost in the proccess, is there any way to keep all the chlorine? or is it inetivable that they bubble out? also, would it help to add hydrochloric acid to neutralise any sodium hydroxide that forms during the electrolysis, or will that destroy my electrodes? lastly, is 12v 5.5a too much? and is 66 watts too much? also is it watts that makes the electrolysis go faster, and not the voltage, because i have a power supply that can give out 12v 500ma instead. also, as with all my questions, whoever gives the best answer will be given a best answer.

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

Can I get a 700x25 tire and tube and put it on a bike wheel that has a 700x38c tire and tube in it?

Can I get a 700x25 tire and tube and put it on a bike wheel that has a 700x38c tire and tube in it?

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

How Do I get apps on the LG enV Touch?

After looking around on both my phone and the Verizon website, I cant find any way to download or otherwise obtain any sort of app. How can I get the apps, and how much does it cost?

Asked by The Daft 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How can I get really hard coconut meat out of a coconut?

This is not for eating. I opened my coconut and all the stuff inside was rock solid, fuzzy, and no juice. How can I get the 'meat' out so I just have the shell please?

Asked by Warlrosity 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Where can I get food grade epoxy/glue? Answered

Does anyone know where I could get some non-toxic food safe epoxy/glue? I need it for a project that deals with sealing things that comes in contact with food. Any replies are much appreciated! ,Thanks

Asked by gogglecrab 6 years ago | last reply 4 months ago

ALTOIDS!?!? Answered

I got a altoids container and gonna get some more so what should i make?

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