Several questions

1) My 'ible is suddenly getting several hit a minute. With a past 'ible, a similar thing happened, and I looked at the stats, and determined that it was because A) My 'ible was featured/popular and B) my 'ible had been linked to on a high-traffic site. This is not the case with this 'ible, as far as I can tell. My 'ible is the "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" one. 2) Please explain the "stats" "referrers" for me. How are they ranked/chosen/listed? 3) I am getting a lot of referrers with addresses like this one: by114w.bay114.mail.live.com. What is this? 4) I am not very computer savvy, please humor me. I am not complaining about the huge jump in hits, I am just looking for an explanation.

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


Hit veiws in contest

.Is it possible to again include the Hit totals in contest by again adding the 'VIEWS' Tab? It would be so much easier...especially for some contest which have like 600++ entries!! Then we could see the new and the old easily....else who is going to go and check the entries...18 by 18 by 18!! Thanks!

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


Ever been hit?

By a car? Besides when I've managed to run over myself, all of the times that I've been hit have been at intersections, obeying the lights. I got hit by a 50cc scooter once, too. That was less painful than hilarious. I think I got hurt less than the gal on the scooter. I had to help her pick it up and get it started again...I cross busy 4-lane streets in the middle of the block, rather than the light, for precisely that reason. Every time I've tried crossing Federal at the light, I've been hit or nearly hit by some cholo in a junker of a lowrider. Crossing the same street in the middle of the block, I've only had once close call, and that was my English teacher trying to be funny and just buzzing me.One of my friends got laid out in the crosswalk by someone who jumped the light a few miles from our school. She was in a bad way for a while, with multiple compound fractures.How about you? Ever been hit? How do you handle traffic and crossing?

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


Does Instructables.com track where their traffic is coming from?

One of my instructables has received several hundred hits just today.  It usually gets about 20-30 hits per day.  Is there a way to tell where the traffic is coming from? Thank you, Annabelle

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


How popular is this site now - is it as popular as it was?

I know this site used to be quite a hive of activity, however, would I be right in saying it is declining in popularity, ie instructables posted and volume of people viewing them? If so, where are people going instead? Any stats to prove or disprove? 

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


Thanks Everyone

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know I've just hit over 10,000 views. I want thank everyone on Instructables that has subscribed, favourited and made a comment on my Instructables as I wouldn't be here if I wasn't for you lot so thank you very much.  

Posted by Zombiekiller-93 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


This is what happens when you're on the frontpage

Here are graphs of the stats of two of my instructables. They clearly shows that being on the frontpage or featured in the weekly newsletter really gives you a boost.The Marble Clock (the graph with 0-5000 as the scale for pageviews) got in the frontpage as Popular in the afternoon the 14'th, you can clearly see the rate increase of pageviews.The Spooky Led Lamp (the graph with 0-10000 as the scale for pagevews) made it to the Weekly Newsletter sent to the subscribers in the eventing the 14'th. As can be seen on the graph the numbers of pageviews increased really fast at the next few hours then went back to the normal pace again. In contrast to what happened with the Marble Clock this instructable also got a real boost in the ratings due to the newsletter.Here's a link to the Instrugraph Instructable.

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


Does my website have enough hits to generate some revenue with Adsense?

My website gets about 1500 hits in total per day, (approximately 500 unique visits). Is that enough to make any money on Adsense?

Asked by Ke-Bob 7 years ago


Arduino hit counter - need ideas ? Answered

Good evening everyone  I need ideas about how to count number of hit using Arduino  for example an Arduino safely installed on kickboxing bag, and I need to count every time the kick-boxer hit the bag :)  please need ideas, its for senior project :)

Asked by WardaA3 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Bug? Instructable losing views.

One of my instructables, decided to lose 100 views or so on it's own on both the 'ible stat and my published page, for no apparent reason.  I only noticed as gmjhowe and I are in a views race so I've been paying particular attention to them but it's definitely and odd problem.

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


I hit my 999 comment taday

I was sending my Instructables page to my friend on aim and I looked at my comments and I had made 999. I'm so happy.

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Instructables hits the road with the Future of Sports Tour

PopSci is doing a roadshow called The Future of Sports Tour. You can learn about how science and technology are affecting the way we play and train. Golf, tennis, hockey, baseball and other sports keep evolving with the times and this is a way to see that in person. If you're in the SF bay area, New York, or Miami you can go and check it out.PopSci has also been nice enough to give us a bit of floorspace to show off three DIY games: Ladder Golf, Kubb, and Pringles Golf. You can see the games in person and see some footage of us playing them as well.If you're near any of these it should be worth the trip. And if not you can always make a set of your own and play at home!Dates:San Francisco (Great Mall) - July 18+19New York (Smith Haven Mall) - July 26+27Miami (Miami International) - August 2+3 Future of Sports Tour

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


Hitting Enter in PM Subject field sends msg

. Subject says it all. Can you just reject Enters in the Subject fld?

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


Any way to view hit counts for forum topics?

. Is there any way for us users to monitor how many hits a page at Ibles is getting? In particular, I would like to track how many hits Kiteman's Law (spread the word) and similar FAQ pages are getting.. TIA

Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How do I build a catapult with HIGH ACCURACY target hit?

I want to build a catapult that will hit exactly 3 meters away in pinpoint ..!! And later adjusted so as to hit 4 and 5 meter away too..?

Asked by lala114 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


The real gas guzzler: Car that turns hydrogen into electricity hits the road

Car that turns hydrogen into electricity hits the roadIntroducing the family car that runs on hydrogen and pumps out only pure water from its exhaust pipe.Honda's FCX Clarity is the world's first production hydrogen-powered 'fuel cell' car - with its own onboard power station which creates electricity to drive its motor.It has a range of 280 miles and a top speed of 100mph, yet emits no harmful pollution. And it is about to become the latest 'must-have' accessory for the Hollywood set wanting to show off their green credentials.Just the thing at a time when oil prices are rocketing to record highs. The only drawback? Finding somewhere to fill it up.The FCX is the result of nearly 20 years of research and many prototypes by the Japanese firm.It is being launched first in California where Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has spearheaded the creation of a chain of hydrogen filling stations - as part of his environmental drive for cleaner cars. The first five customers include movie actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Honda claims the FCX offers three times better fuel efficiency than a traditional, petrol-powered car.The highly explosive lighter-than-air gas - which once kept the ill-fated Hindenburg airship in the air before its fiery end in the 1930s - is kept safely in a pressurised tank in the boot.Honda plans initially to produce about 70 of the eco-cars a year. They are initially available only to lease for around £300 a month including insurance - equivalent to a purchase price of £24,000.But Honda admits that the billions it has spent on research means that the true cost would be more like £1million per car.British motorists will have their first glimpse next month at the British International Motor Show in London's Docklands. Although there are price issues, its great to see there's development of this idea. I hope this sort of car is available for the "common man" at a "common price" soon.......

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


I hit "Flag" by accident or not?

I was scrolling and hit "flag" is this a bad thing? I loved the idea I was researching, but I was just reading and some how hit the button. Can "Un-Flag" as you can tell I am a rookie in here. Thanks

Asked by artist22 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to becomes a boxer?

I want to know how to hit and be prepare went someone hit me......

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


Tumblr: Hit 30,000 Followers!

Tumblr Gif for everyone!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how long between hitting "publish" and actual publication?

How long should it take for a submitted instructable to appear in search queries and/or on the "recent" page?

Posted by cdblum 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



shooting targets

Can someone figure a way of making targets like those shoot n see targets that show green paint wen hit or wen hit show some sign of being hit

Posted by soccerboi369 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to View Ratings/High Scores

Hi,In the valentines group there is not a link to sort by rating or hits so here are the links.Basically you just have to add something to the end of the url.For Hits?show=instructables&sort;=HITS_TOTAL&limit;=500&offset;=For Ratings?show=instructables&sort;=RATING&limit;=500&offset;=Here are the links.HitsRatingsThere you go. I guess you could add this to any group and sort by Hits of Ratings.ThanksJoe

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


if i change it, will the hits get deleted

I have a picture of my instructables, if i cahnge the main picture will the amount of views i had be started over?

Posted by suggsugg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Why can't I hit enter?

I don't know if this is a bug. Maybe so, or maybe because I'm still considered a "new member", but when I try and create an instructable (and even right now) enter is not working when I want to start a new paragraph or separate sentences. What is going on? Why can't I hit enter?

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


what wil happen if two rays of light hit each other directly?

Will they neutralized each other? will the bonce off each other? or will they just go through each other?

Asked by idiot053 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Inflato-dueling

We were going to release some new features to Instructables tonight, but instead we spent the entire afternoon inflato-dueling! I think everyone hit their head really hard. I think everyone hit their head really hard.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


New grenade

I made this grenade in about uh 10 minutes ( about 5 of those minutes were looking for the pieces ) , anyway this grenade has a pin that you pull in order to work and it will only fire when it hits the ground or you hit the trigger by accident.

Posted by Katarukito 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Does anyone know how to make/where i can buy a hit and miss engine?

I dont have a cnc or a laser cutter, but i would like to make one, and my friends dad might be able to make one (hes a machinist) but i dont know where to find plans for free. Where would i be able to buy one, that would be easer.

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


My fish hit its head on the tank and the skin is a bit falling off and under its white. Will it be okay?

I'm a bit worried. Will it heal back itself? Or do I have to give it any treatment? Anything natural, I have at home, if it needs treatment?

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


What happens when you hit a bicycle helmet with a sledgehammer - video and images

While cleaning up in preparation for another project, I found two old bike helmets. Both had small cracks (less then 1 inch long) in their Styrofoam, and so I had retired them as unsafe for biking (considering how much I've invested in my head), but hadn't managed to discard them yet. I cut out the webbing and plastic snaps, and decided to see what would happen if I hit them with a 12 pound sledgehammer. First, I hit the Scott square on the front-top: I mostly let the sledgehammer fall, and didn't really put much swing into. Seeing that it couldn't stand up to face of the hammer, I hit it with the side of the hammer, again mostly letting the hammer fall rather than really swinging it: Next, I hit the Bell Aquila with the side of the hammer: The Bell really did a remarkable job standing up to the hammer. The Styrofoam was completely cracked apart the first strike, but the shell managed to hold the pieces together through several beatings. The Scott was a much older helmet, and its shell had already, for the most, part broken apart from normal wear and UV damage (it started out white, not yellow).Obvious conclusions: If I'm going to get hit in the head with a sledgehammer, I'll choose a bike helmet even with cracked foam over nothing at all.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Finally ! A million views !!!

Finally i hit a million views !!!!  Whooohooooo!!

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Your Heavy Hitting Topics

What was your most successful topic? I want to know what people are in to.Mine are: https://www.instructables.com/forum/T9DWQGEF82EU3YX/andhttps://www.instructables.com/forum/TERUXT1F3SYTLW3/You can base it off of just reply number, or quality of replies, rating, etc.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Why is code changing when hitting "Post" button in comment section of instructable?

When I hit the "post" button in a comment reply section, the code that I had entered as my answer changed. See this link in the comment section: https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Multi-Channel-Oscilloscope-Poor-Mans-O/ While the code in the "Find this" sections remained the same, the code in the "change to" sections automatically changed to the same code as in "Find this". Any ideas on how to avoid this?

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


New drums: Kick pedal question. Answered

Greetings! Background: My xmas 'from me to me' present was a Roland TD-9K electronic drum set.  I have a concern with the drum kick.  I think I have it set up properly and it's either a setup problem or a user/technique issue.  The instruction manual says you can adjust (insert list of a bajillion variables) and 'set it up how you like' basically, without explaining how each variable effects the end result. My problem:  The kick pedal is set up as per the instructions and occasionally (every few beats) double-taps.  The hits are extremely close together, and are hardly audible if you're not listening for them, but they do exist in the midi data. (i.e. 1/64th beat later) The hammer is physically bouncing and hitting twice, it's not just spurious noise or an oversensitive pickup.  The brain lcd has a What I can adjust: Technique:  If I move my foot a bit it changes the harmonic frequency of the hammer, and it can solve the problem, but sometimes my foot ends up back where the problem exists The pedal assembly: -Spring return tension -- more tension = ability to hit faster but more effort required, problem exists everywhere from full soft to full firm. -Hammer location - it's centered on the sensor per instructions, and strikes flat and square. I could move the pedal off to one side slightly, or change the effective length of the hammer so it hits higher or lower (would change the periodicity of the system). -Angle of the sensor - per instructions is set straight vertical. -Electronic filtering - I can tell the brain to ignore hits for a period after a given hit to eliminate the spurious hits, but this wrecks my ability to intentionally use techniques where fast double-hits are wanted -'Home' angle of the hammer -- the angular moment with which the hammer moves with each kick.  Setting this too far away tends to make it hit the top of my foot (quite painful), and too short means its hard to make it work. Other Thoughts: I play barefoot, should I have a set of drum shoes?  Would that make a difference? I want to use these also to play rock band thru the midi adapter (people report its fun) -- but the double-hits would seriously impair scoring ability, and I need a way to fix them!

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


Knex War idea

This is a new knex war idea it is called IT IS CALLED THE  CANNON KNEX WAR SETUP: THERE IS A KNEX CANNON IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR PLAYING FEILD THE CANNON MUST SHOOT OVER 60 FT FOR IT TO BE USED THE PLAYERS CAN ONLY HAVE KNEX ASSAULT RIFLES EXCEPT FOR 2 PEOPLE WHO CAN HAVE A SHOTGUN AND A PISTOL. THERE IS A 12IN BY12IN CARDBOARDBOX 4FT OFF THE GROUND ON BOTH SIDES YOUR SIDE AND YOUR OPPONENTS SIDE. IMPORTANT: ONE PERSON MAY HAVE A KNEX SNIPER OF HIS/HER CHOICE THE GOAL: IS TOO HIT THE TARGET WITH THE KNEX CANNON.   IMPORTANT:ONLY ONE PERSON MAY OPPERATE THE CANNON AT A TIME IF YOU ARE HIT WHEN OPPERATING THE CANNON YOU MUST GIVE THE CANNON THE PLAYER WHO HIT AND YOU MUST RETURN TO YOUR SIDE AND HAVE TO WAIT FOR 5 SECENDS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE GAME. IMPORTANT: THE TARGET CAN ONLY BE HIT BY THE CANNON NO OTHER  WEAPONS CAN HIT IT I WANT YOU OPPINION ON IF THIS IS A GOOD IDEA OR IF IT ISNT. BOTH NICE AND MEAN CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM IS WELCOME

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


search bar

Seaarch bar appears to be missaligned and doenst work when i hit enter

Posted by Linkster999 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


wifi radar Answered

Is there any way to make a rotating wifi antenna and it stops when it hits a strong signal? 

Asked by Krayzi99 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need assistance in building 2 devices to help with fencing academy

In the sport of fencing, like many other sports, speed and reaction are very important to us.  There are currently no training devices out there that we use to measure speed and reaction in our sport. There are two devices we'd love to have and use, but none of us are technologically educated to know how to build any of these, and hopefully these are simple enough that someone might offer some solutions. Project/device 1: Reaction Measurement We would like to measure a fencer's reaction to a stimulus.  The fencer must hit a fixed target (like a pad) when a stimulus is presented, for example, a light.  When the light goes on, the fencer must hit the target with the weapon (more specifically, the point of the weapon) and a timer will tell the fencer how long it took between the time the light came on and when the fencer hit the target. Note:  Potential problem: durability of the pad getting hit numerous times. Project/device 2: Speed Measurement More importantly, we would also like to measure the time difference between when the fencer hits the target and when the fencer's front foot leaves the ground in a lunge.  Ideal device would be some kind of pressure plate in front of the target, beneath the fencer's front foot.  When the fencer lunges to hit the target, a timer will measure the time difference between the fencer's foot leaving the pressure plate and when the target is hit. Please let me know if these devices can be made, is it even easy to create something like this...remember...I'm not tech savy!

Posted by guevarragv 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


does any one know how to make a bass drum light up when it is hit like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgfKlPpCWMU? Answered

Im looking for a way to make my bass drum light up when it is hit what materials are needed and what not

Asked by leftcoastpunk11392 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


help with transistors

Could someone tell me if this will succeed in keeping itself on if the button is hit once?

Posted by James (pseudo-geek) 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Concentrated Solar Power Hits Pop Culture in the Best Way

Check out this graphic of concentrated solar collectors on Saul's new skateboard. My first skateboard had a dragon sitting on top of a pile of human skulls. We've come along way, I guess.

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


Massive Rubber Band Ball Destroys car

I was just surfing the interwebs and i found this video.Some guys drive to the top of a hill with a massive rubber band ball in the back of their van and then roll the ball down the hill hoping to hit the car, The ball bounces as it goes down the hill so the first time they roll it they only hit the back of the car, the second roll is a miss but the 3rd time they land it right in the side leading to a surprising amount of damage.Video is a bit bright to begin with but it gets better.Skip to 1:55 for the best hit.

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What would people think of a new idea for a knex war? Answered

This game is called heavy cannon knex war you have a heavy cannon in the center of your yard. an one target a 12 inch cardboard box 4 ft off the ground on each side your side and your opponents side Players can only have a assault rifle the goal is to use the heavy cannon to hit a target on the enemys side but only one person   can use the  heavy cannon at a time if you get hit while using the cannon a member of your oppentents team can take the cannon and you must return to your side first one to hit the target wins the war.       IMPORTANT: THE TARGET CAN ONLY BE HIT BY THE HEAVY CANNON NOT THE ASSAUT RIFLES IMPORTANT: IF YO HAVE THE HEAVY CANNON IT CAN ONLY BE SHOT AT THE TARGET NOT OTHER PEOPLE

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


quick question....

Quick question what would you pay for a motorized bicycle that can hit 35mph

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


iPad toon

iPad 2 is hitting the streets, and I just discovered FoxTrot. Serendipity, anybody?

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


how to make a sound activated switch? Answered

Making led light up win you hit on a drum

Asked by dentman1 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


wierd coincidence!

A commerciall came on for on for 24 just as i was hitting the join button for this group! wierd isnt it?

Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Viewing steps returns items out of order

Https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Biologically-Inspired-Robotics Jump to Step 10. Scroll to bottom, hit next. Now you are on page 11. Scroll to bottom, hit next. Now it says it is step 12 but the images and text are from step 1. Firefox 17.0.1 64 Bit Xubuntu

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


Words will not post

When I make an instructable, I type a big long paragraph and then hit preview. Then the preview page is blank. I hit edit again and the words are still there. When i posted my instructable the words are gone, but people are posting already so what do I do????Part of my instructable is missing

Posted by Johnny Rex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago