I Was On Fi'yah!

I was messing around with some alchol (that is me) After my sister stopped recording, I accidently sprayed my hand with my fireball. It was cool, for like two seconds my hand was wrapped in evil blue flames. I was wondering if I poured alchol on my hand and lit it would I burn myself? I thought it would be cool if I could come running out the shed with my hands on fire and scare the frat boy neighbours.

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I Declare...

I'm kind of new to this gig but I feel like I've done okay.  I think I might make all of my instructables once I hit 10,000 views.  I'll have one happy family when this day comes.  Hurrah!

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


I is back

Hi every body. I am back. 1 I just moved I'm now in Iowa. (not!) and 2 I was keeping a  low profile. but now i'm back.

Posted by jedi pen-gui-n 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I knew it!!

I knew it! A Robot contest!!! The Picture was about making robots!!!

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


The I-top

Does anyone know how to make an itop. Post your ideas here. (There is a way!!)

Posted by dreamscar33 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


i quit

I quite knex bye.Pm me if you want to buy them

Posted by silentassasin21 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


i was looking at this...

I was looking atthis and a while back i had a dream about stealing a four wheel bike and riding it down a hill, but the one in my dream had hydrolics and when i would go around corners i'd hit a switch and a front wheel would kick up and i'd hit 3 wheels around it. think they can make one with airbags or hydrolics?

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


I feel...

As is becoming traditional for new folk in The Office, it's time for me lay down some thoughts on my first week as Artist in Residence. I feel old.  As I staggered up the stairs last Monday, luggage on my back, I looked and round at a room full of young people.  I haven't been so crass as to directly ask, but I immediately sure that there is a full generation between the people that I was looking at and myself.  Many of them are far closer in age to my sons than to me. I feel welcome. Everybody smiled at me, even if my arrival interrupted whatever they were doing, and quite a few folk that first few minutes weren't sure who who I was, but were still welcoming.  Everybody is very helpful, nowhere is out of bounds. Stumpchunkman Matt went out of his way to make sure I had a base to work at, Noahw sorted out the legals in moments, Jessyratfink gave me a tour (the place I had previously referred to as "HQ" is actually in three different places, a brisk stroll apart). I feel valued. Almost immediately, my opinion was being asked, used and acted upon.  I've helped choose contest winners, and been part of the development process for the future of the site (interesting!).  I have been included in everything. I have not been punched by a member of the dev team. I feel trusted. I have a key to the office hanging on my belt, and I know where the coffee is. I feel ignorant. These people, these young people, know so much more than I do about the high end of Making.  But, they're also keen to teach - I have had lots of offers for help to learn.  As a teacher, that feels weird, weirdly good... I feel happy. The walk from my apartment to the main office takes about 50 minutes, and goes through a somewhat dodgy area of the city, but every day I smile the full way, even singing and whistling.  The bus-ride back (it's up-hill - I may be happy, but I'm not daft) is crowded and sweaty, but I am still smiling, and still ready to sing (but quietly).  I've never been like that on a commute. I feel productive. I've only published two small projects this week, but I have two larger projects in development that will involve staff, and a bunch of other things to make as well.  It's really useful that conversations with staff go along the lines of "Can I have a...? Yes" ------------------------------ Basically, all this adds up to this being a really good experience.  It is by no means a free ride (thank goodness for credit cards!) - if you're young and single you could do this for a lot less than I have, but I could not get away with spending a month in California without bringing the family along. If you ever, ever get the chance to do this, or something similar, then grab it with both hands!

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


Should I....? Answered

I received a PM this morning from someone asking to use one of my instructables project photos in their book. Here is what they wrote: I'm finishing writing a book dealing with sci-fi, and I thought it would be kind of fun to include your photo of your croched USS Enterprise (the first one-- tilted upward) . I have similar Trek artwork, and yours would be fun to add. If I show you as artist, might I possibly have unrestricted permission (all future world editions/languages/derivations/ads), to sell it in my printed book as well as from the book site's down-loadable image bank? Should I? I think it would be cool to have something in a book.  The other question is can I? Since it was entered into a contest and according to the contest rules :9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

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


I was fearing this...

Oh my!Today I noticed that you could give patches to people.I tried it on myself and got the terrible message! PRO accounts!This means you now pay to get extra privileges.I'm going to be inactive to protest this.

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


I Miss It....

Hi guys,  Basically foofys Comment is how I Feel: It's a shame really, eventually he will resist the temptation to see what's been made, and the jealousy will boil up and regret annoy him. He will miss the Kinetic Rifle, automatic weapons etc. Sooo Im gonna stay stay and comment like twice a week. I Bet DJ Will troll on me for doing this ;) Please Tell Everyoneeeeeee BYEEEEE

Posted by MegaMetal8 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I won!

Huzzah! I won the prize in the Google Ponoko Challenge. My Instructable about making and printing a Menger sponge took the top prize. Now I'll have a professional version of SketchUp, a year of Ponoko Prime, and over $500 worth of Ponoko credit. Now, the big question: what should I make? I have a couple of ideas for jewelry for my wife and a toy for my son, but that's not even $100. Anyone have any suggestions? UPDATE: 3D printing gets expensive quickly the bigger it gets. Exponentially, even. Something that fits in the palm of your hand would be ideal. This Menger sponge is 1.4" on a side and cost $26 to print (not including taxes and shipping). A 2" cube would cost $77 and a 4" cube would cost $446. And that's the cheapest material to choose from. If it was printed in stainless steel it would cost $195, $650, and $4,013 for the same sizes. Announcing the Google + Ponoko Challenge Winner

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


If I was invisible for a day I would...

Community lets just have some innocent fun ... what would you do if you were invisible for a day?

Posted by Eli Nich 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


i have problem i cannot pay?

Hello i am trying to pay with my credit card but i still have this error: this transcation cannot be processed i use debit visa card

Asked by gopalpotdar 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


i have a coin i found what is it? Answered

This is a very strange coin what is it HELP.

Asked by hellmaster993 6 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


I have a laptop, I have to destroy.. :(

In my computers class, I need to make a movie, in hopes of getting a grant for the school. The theme is school laptop use, and my teacher got my a working iBook, that I have to destroy to simulate the use.. The thing is, it works just fine! I hard to just destroy a fine working piece of art... :-/ I think I'll try to get two, so I can destroy one, and keep the other one.. (If anyone wants/needs any parts from it, besides the keyboard and outside shell, please PM me)

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


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Oh boy, Instructables.... It's happened again. My Mom asked me if I want to change schools next year. I have no idea on this one. Usually one school sticks out above the rest, but this is tough. At the school I'm going to right now, I'm all settled in, it's a decent school, and I've got friends here. My only complaint is that there's no band. The school my mom wants me to go to is the 60th best school in the US, plus it's a public school, so that saves us a bunch of money by not having to pay tuition. If I go to this school, Mom said we'd have enough to get me a new computer and a decent car, both of which I could really use. Also, there's a band, and let's face it, school just sucks more without band. This potential school sounds like a dream school to me, band, great academics, small class sizes, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to leave a place where I've got friends. I mean, it's not like I've never done this before (5 schools since middle school, FTW), but that doesn't make it suck any less. So, thoughts? Anyone else been in a fix like this before? Help me out, here, guys ;-)

Posted by Labot2001 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I need advise. . .

I have a best friend and I have been really tempted to kiss her but I don't know how. I have a boyfriend and I don't know if I should tell him or not. I don't want to lose either of them. I am so worried about it. I am 16 - Please help me.

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


i need ideas!

Nevermind, i have something to work on.

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I can't print!?

I have registered. Made it! But when I go to download and print a box comes up asking if I want to sign up for Instructables …? I verified my email;  logged out then back in; refreshed my server. What am I doing wrong?

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


I Love XKCD

I Love xkcd from NoamR on Vimeo.

Posted by ll.13 9 years ago


i found this, is it bad?

I found this on google, am i in trouble? https://www.instructables.com/id/EYLM8D2FA2KM05U

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


Should I post?

I made a paintball extra parts/problem kit.Should I post? DUHAnyone find this useful? DUHShould I post a begginers guide along with it too? Um?Help, I will love any feedback!

Posted by mg0930mg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Should I Post?

Should I post? And no, I am not a diesel freak; I was just bored. I've put on bigger tires and made the trailer longer and made 2 indy cars that both fit in the trailer. I also added seats and doors and a steering wheel. I hope you like.

Posted by koolkidd 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I have a video........?

I have a video in youtube that my friend that he blurred a part of it. How do i unblur this part?

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


shall i submit?

I've had an idea for a Batman-style net launcher i am wondering if i should post it? it should be able to launch a net and catch about anything.

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


I can not sign in

Everytime I try to login in Instructable I can not sign in even if the pw is correct. I always have to request a new pw and reset it. Can anyone help me?

Posted by faro49 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Should I publish this?

I just finished building a RepRap Huxley, and I took time lapse video of each build day. You can see everything on my blog post here. Instructables is a kind of showcase for my work and I was wondering if it would be appropriate to publish each video (there are four) as a step in an instructable. I didn't design the Huxley, and it would be difficult to reproduce my results just from watching the videos, but I did build it myself. That's why I can't decide if I should post it. I wouldn't want people to think I posted build instructions for the whole thing. So what you you think? I would love to get the opinion of some higher-ups.

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


I am going

I may be gone from instructables for three days... :( I am going on a family holiday to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have never been there before... I will try take some photos of Amsterdam before I come back and show it to yall. Leaving on Thursday, 11, September, 2008. Returning on Sunday, 14, September, 2008.

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


Is this what i think it is?

I was taking apart a heavy duty panosonic battery. it didn't say if it was dry cell or not. when i opend it up. and it only had this black powder. it was kind of lumpy. i think its magnesium dioxide. there was also i rod. i took it out and washed it. it is black. i think its a carbon rod since the inside of the battery wasnt wet. it looks like it has little pores on the surface. SO my question is..... is the rod carbon?????????

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Should I use it? Answered

I got this flyback transformer without high voltage cable so I cut it until I found a tiny piece of metal. Is it safe to use the transformer ? and If it is how do I find the best coils to be the primary and the feedback from the 2n2055 driver.

Asked by theVader75 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I AM AWESOME

I AM GREATER THAN EVERYONE HERE COMBINED!

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


I need a book!!!!

I managed to score a free book of my choice from my local library but I do not know what to get I want a book that has something to do with engenering but I can not seem to find anything on amazon that does not seem like a textbook. I want a book that has a DYI theme going on. Any ideas that you have please post it.

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


Am I in danger? Answered

I am building a new tazer design, based off of my diy taser circuit, powered by a 9 volt. I shocked myself in the right temple ( don't ask ) and I am wondering if it could harm me. How much voltage an I getting? Btw ever since I shocked myself my right eyelid "flutters" rappidly every now and then, a few times a day.

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


should i post this?

Hi i recently made a  new gun and kind of wan't to post it but i don't now if its worth the effort 

Posted by legomman200 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


questions i have?

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


Am I phsycic?

I've never really believed in the whole phsycic thing, but I have an open mind and I'm starting to wonder. every now and then, I will see something, be it a word, sentence, picture, or sign before I see it for real. It happens with completely random thing I have never seen before. I also get feeling that tell me to do or not do something, and they are almost always right. It can be anything, such as not to bro g a toolbox because I felt that it would work out, and I got one for free, to bringing a screwdriver to school just in time to fix a loose microphone. So, am I mildly phsycic? If I am, are there any sort of exercises to help me phocus or develop my ability. Any help is appreciated.

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


How do I...

How do I view the groups that is not featured? Thanks!

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


I feel an urge.......

I have an urge to build a replica, your job as a person who is reading this is to tell me what gun I should replicate.

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


Should i post it?

This is a sea plane i have been working on, plz comment on what you think of it and tell me if u think i should post it

Posted by Hephestus 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I like to knit

I like to knit. Here is a picture of me knitting.Perhaps I will post a slideshow of my project when it is finished. Would you like to see it?

Posted by Instructables Robot 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I begz you!

Guys, I have no idea what to make... I want to make something, my own design, BUT WHAT!?

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


I thumbtack gun?

I need a guide on how to make a thumb tack gun out of office supplies?

Asked by Cheezpaper 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


i live in nsw

Hey im getting one of these laptops at the end of march but i have friends in year 9 and they are very slow, laggy and crappy lapyops. you get get blocked sites even when you are at home on wifi!!! i will upload pictures to you guys when i get it. i thought about opening it when i got it but on the back it says its tracked by the police and there is also a keylock on the side. i think opening the laptop results in an alarm going off and the police can track it then confiscate it for good.

Posted by Jake Morton 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I want caffene?

Okey dokey, as the heading says: I want cafenne? Ive had cofee, I REFUSE energey drink, And I'm in melbourne, ( No thinkgeek for me!) So. What?

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


I got a NST!

I recently bought a 11kv, 30mA Neon Sign transformer. I can get nice arcs off of it and everything (maybe about 2 inches? when rectified it makes shorter high pitch arcs), but I'm wondering about protecting it. after a couple hours of playing with it there was a loud pop in the case and it stopped working. I opened it up (it was held together by rivets, I just drilled the rivets out) and it's a switched mode neon sign transformer. I thought it was a bit light! So I found a (transistor? To-220 case) that had it's face blown off, luckily I found the other piece and I'm going to order the component and replace it. So, is there a cheap easy way of preventing this happening? While opening the case I added a number of saftey features, a saftey switch, and a "ON" indicator.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I NEED ADVISES

Hi guys i need some advises from you to build an arduino wall e robot. i dont know where to start or which components i needed. Please help me with your advises to build this robot with arduino.

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


I Found This Place...

Hi, I found this place in Derbyshire called Ible. 'ible is short for Instructables so I thought this might be cool to show you guys! NM

Posted by NatNoBrains 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I Hacked a PSU

So I replaced the cheap power supply on my Compaq so I could upgrade my video card. Anyways I'm left over with this 200W PSU and I have no use for it. I opened it up and I see components galore and a 80 MM fan. There is also a bridge rectifier and, some really big transformers, and two giant blue capacitors @ 200v, 470uF. Do I have to remove the PCB to discharge the caps before I start salvaging or is there a better spot. The Chinese that made it also made use of a lot of white hot glue. And the soldering on the PCB just looks plain bad. You guys have any thoughts of what I could do with it? Besides the lab powersupply instructable?

Posted by emuman4evr 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can I post this?

Hi, I am a beginner and I created an account a couple of days before, there are few basic things I would like to know. Kindly bear with me if they feel silly, please guide. I would like to know : Can I post a link in my instructable for the readers which could direct them to popular website like Wikipedia or GitHub (One of the Largest Open Source Community) or someone's personal blogspot for gaining more information on a topic? Can I post a link for download of a free software  for readers related to the project I made instructable on? for example a free software to help readers calculate LED resistance? I would highly appreciate guidance, suggestions. Thanks AMK

Posted by Malik Kanoje 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago