'ibles Answered

Where do you know somebody that post the things that written on the book "mini weapons of mass destructions"????? thx in advance.

Asked by bramblebee100 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Ible frustration.

I went through the "food" category of Instructables and I stopped around 60 or so. Now I find I have to click forever to get to the point I left off. I am so frustrated I simply quit looking. Why can't you put a box near the number bar at the bottom of a page so you can type in a number such as (60) and jump to it? I simply won't keep clicking anymore and a number of authors will have to suffer from someone not being exposed to their ideas.

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

Featured Ible'

I just noticed my instructable on making stars from scratch in photoshop just got featured (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SunStar-in-Photoshop/) I just wanted to say "Thanks!!!" to whoever featured it!!!

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

y7mail with ibles?

How do you recieve your y7mail emails with ibles?

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

Leaving Ibles

im leaving ibles, ill check in a little bit but im done building stuff of my own

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

the "new ibles"

I hate the new search eninge i cant view it the old way with lilttle boxes in rows a quick video of what happens when i try to use it and sorry for the lines

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

'Ibles Store

Hi, I was just wondering how to make an account for the 'Ibles store?   every time i go to the store i wanna make an account but there is no "make an account" option...this is really frustration. i have tried using my 'Ibles normal sign in but it dont work...so whats up with that. i would prefer (and speaking for others on the site) to just enter my name, and info (minus payment method) so we dont have to write it all out over and over again. Thanks For Reading!! Sokami Wohali

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


I have an rss feed from -ible to my reader. I've noticed that there are lots of -ibles that seem like thinly veiled ads.  They talk about a secific 'brand' to solve a problem which I think makes the whole point of the site useless. Is this just because the website can't screen it, is within the guidelines or is a revenue stream for the site. I'm fine with anything, just as long as I can expect as such.

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

Unpublished 'ibles.

So after having been off for a long time and finally having pinpointed the neighbours wifi router, sans cantenna (it helped signal but because there's cars passing by made it cut out far easier) I've been on and digging around, immediately I wrote and published a couple of 'ibles I already had made, now I'm rooting around in my unpublished 'ibles... I have 39 of them, many are confusing and worrying, in various stages of writing and the answers to a lot of the burning questions, subjects are wildly varied and questionable at best, there's one that's even ready to publish, however I'm not sure about it, nothing wrong it's just I'll have to listen to a plethora of comments that will annoy me in extremis, points to anyone who guesses it... Anyway... how about you lot? Many unpublished 'ibles, are many ever likely to be publishable?

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Ibles bug

Whenever anyone clicks on step 10 or above on the latest instructable that I posted, the link redirects them to the intro page. The same thing happens to me, and I can't access it. Help?

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

'Ibles ideas

There's been a lot of interest in Tesla floating about the community, with some of his more popular accomplishments (or claims depending on who you ask). What I'd like to see happen now is for some new ideas to crop up. In the interest of being thorough, I'll say that the Tesla turbine (and quite a few uses for it) has been done a few times over, and the wireless power is one of the more popular goals as of late. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not trying to dissuade anyone from exploring any ideas that have "been done." Rather, I would just like to see what can be done about some of the other ideas, like ball lightning, the earthquake machine, or even an exploration of his work in radio, or any other topics. So, to summarize, if you know of any of his ideas/claims/patents/inventions or whatever, feel free to at least post the idea here, and if you feel obliged, give it a go in an 'ible. Cheers, and good luck!

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

ibles in a museum

You may or may not be aware that one of our members is actually a world-famous museum (it's real, I checked).The individual who actually produces the projects is Lao Jianhua - a real live artist-type-person.Anyhoo, what this ramble leads me up to is this;What Instructables projects would you put in a museum?Unrepeatable one-off projects, easily-copied classics and anywhere in between - what projects do you think should grace the galleries of a museum of modern art, design and lifestyle?Maybe you can think of a set of projects that logically go together, even if the connection is tenuous or surreal.V&A; Collections

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

People On Ibles!

Well i was jsut thinking i havent been on ibles in a long time cus of soem of the ppl on this site and it was like some were mean and some werent its also somewhat because of this point in my life is really "screwed up" but some of the ppl on this site i just dont understand some days you get along and some you dont some of them are jerks to you all the time and some half the time what is up with that like half the ppl on this site  are trying to fit in thats not how it orks on this site everyone isnt going to fit in by being like each other youve got to be unique and i know coming from me your thinking like wtf why is this jerk talking to us again but ive changed fro the better and this site seems to be headed downwards i used to hear alot about the projects on this site now ive heard about one thing in the past 3 months but anyway back to fitting in you ddotn fit in by being like me you fit in by being unique my school like runs on people being unique in there own way like dj radio hes got a whole music thing going on ive got all the cars around e hes got all the music around him gmjhowes got all the steampunk and uns with him etc you know what im saying so basically all in all just treat others the way you want to be treated!  especially in the chatroom theres alot of internet bullying going on there

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

New 'ibles

Decided it would be a good idea to offer both sides of the discussion to the lockpick group. I'm hoping (fingers crossed here) that the community is capable of handling this entire group intelligently and maturely. As such, I figure pros and hobbyists alike can benefit not only from the opening and bypassing methods, but from more information about what's being done to prevent such things. All the information here is for educational purposes, and it helps me in my line of work to see what non-commercial solutions there may be. Also, with the shared knowledge here, it's possible we can come up with even better security options. Afterall, part of the job is getting in, another big part is keeping others out. *In my own opinion, the best security option anyone has is to install a decent security system. That way, even when the physical locks fail (I refuse to believe there is a lock that cannot be picked or bypassed), there is still an added security. Besides that, even having the alarm company's sign in your yard/window really is enough to deter most would-be intruders* So, feel free to post methods for getting in, or keeping others out.

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

Its weird....

This ible Was unpublished, but I didnt get a comment from admin like everyone else.I only saw that it was unpublished when i was on my profile and it wasnt in my posted ibles.Is there a bug, or did they stop doing notices? I dont think it is a bug, but i want to make sure.

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

the best of ibles competition

Tell us which one of youre favourite ibles is the best and it may be in with a chance of getting into the best of ibles group you can also vote for youre own ibles

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

PDF of unpublished ible?

I can't seem to get a PDF generated of an ible I am working on, but not published yet.  Is this possible? I've tried both custom and default PDF options. Reason: I'd like to share with local group, but still add to the ible before publishing for the Instructables community. Should I publish as a private ible, then switch to a public ible at a later date? (Is that possible and will that allow me to download the PDF?)

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

Changing the name of an ible'

In the past, changing the name of your ible' also changed the URL.  So the old URL doesn't work anymore, and all previous links to that ible' breaks. Is that still the case?  Is it safe to change names now?

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

IBles Text Formatting

===I Think Evryone should have a go at it ! ===Practice On this topicIf you don'tno how visit : Ibles Formating

Posted by poparoo4 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

'Ibles profile ages?

This one confused me a bit, does the profile age roll over with your 'ibles birthday? Or is it another time, because mine's got the jump on my twentieth by a fair bit... But I have no recollection of having a birth date on 'ibles so hows the 'aging' determined?

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

Ofslides ible poaching

I ran across this site that has republished my ibles with no link to the original content. I've asked them to remove it. I'm guessing one person has taken and republished it there under my username. I thought some others might want to check to see if their ibles had been copied as well.  http://ofslides.com/brooklyntonia-487028

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Best ible ever!

Ok so I just made and ible and this happenedXD, I know its just a small GUI glitch but I think its funny. I actually made an ible that was unviewed yet favorited by one person but not by me (note my favorite button). The problem was soon solved but I still think its funny:P Cheers! KnutKnackebröd

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

private to public ible

How do I turn a private instructable into a public one? Do I just have to create it anew? Thanks! Cynthia

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

why in the world "ible" ?

It makes me wince when someone uses 'ible in the comments section of an Instructable. It just seems wrong, it doesn't make any sense, and it seems lazy. How did this come about? Who thought it made sense? Why did the A change to an I when someone was lazy and chopped off the INSTRUCT?

Posted by Kris Jacobs 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Ibles game (COMPLEAT)

The game is done give it a try post your high scores its free try it today AHHH TRY IT!

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

pdfs for your ibles!

Hey there and since the pdfs dont work at all now im going to offer people pdf styles in microsoft word just tell me witch one you ant and i will make it ones im makeing: Z35 assualt rifle iacs circle ball machine iacs spiff pistol iacs striker pistol

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

Ibles on the Morning News

It's cool to see where your ibles end up getting a mention. Here is a CBS Sacramento morning news talkshow segment that I came across from their tweet.   https://t.co/37A552OEAb I think it's great that something I made is inspiring people to make and just have fun with it. http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-good-day/3345471-show-tell/

Posted by caitlinsdad 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Delete 'ible Bug?

Some of my Instructables I want to delete will not let me, giving me an error that it's in a contest. However, none of them are.... So could an admin please delete them? (The titles have been changed to: "Can an Admin Delete This?")

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

Ideal -ible FORMAT??

Back in the day, I read Popular mechanics all the time. They had a page for nifty home projects. Kind of the instructables of the time. As I recall, the whole idea was conveyed in 1 pic.  If you knew how to use tools, you could do it.  I find myself annoyed  with having to click through pages of steps in instructables. But maybe that's just me. Maybe that's a better format for a generation without shop class and scoutmasters. I'm looking for feedback here. Am I the only one who likes all the instructions on 1 page? Do my -ibles with 1 big block of text and  "refer to fig 3"  work for you guys? (it would be nice if photo -ibles could have figure numbers on pics)  But maybe that's too old school.  https://www.instructables.com/id/HarpoonGrappling-Hook-Gun/ One of my buddies said my format would make printing it up easy. Usually I like to have directions on paper if I'm gonna  refer to them while turning a wrench and gettin filthy.  As far as a typical reader on -ibles, what's the best format?

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

Can't email 'ibles!

I surf Instructables a lot at work, during down-times (gotta love IT, when your servers are humming and users haven't managed to screw things up in awhile), and will often email my wife, myself, or friends interesting 'ibles.  The last couple of days, however, when I click on the Email button, the window pops up as usual, but after filling out all of the requisite information, clicking the "Send to Friends" button at the bottom does nothing.  Not even a hicup.  No blinky lights.  I'm using XP Pro SP3, Firefox 3.6.8 (updates were the first thing I tried).  Any thoughts about this?

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

Ideas for ible creators

Once in a while I come across a web site with interesting products for sale. Some of these products look like the type of "builds" that appear in Instructables.com made out of ordinary or throwaway materials for a nominal cost. This week i looked at Guilt.com which was featuring "home" products in the "Winter Chalet Style". Some of the products are fairly expensive. I'm sure some of the people here could duplicate/simulate such products at a reasonable cost.

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

Sorting and ranking Ibles

I would like to see the best ie. Editors Pick, Most viewed in a particular category or something. My need is to see all the Light Box Instructables "ranked" in some way so I can see how they are presented and see their Unique Selling Point (USP). I am trying to improve my Instructables by looking at how "succesfull" ones were made. Any ideas would be welcome. I don't know how to ask the question any better than this.

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

Number of Ible's Question

First off, sorry I keep posting so many questions, I just keep coming up with more =) Anyway, here's the question... When you go to a forum topic (as you can see pictured below) under each persons profile image is a small bar showing how many instructables they've published and it is color-coded. So, at what numbers do the colors change? How many color's are there? P.S. Sorry the image isn't very clear...

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Logout error- on 'ible page

When I navigate to this 'ible page, it logs me out. It won't stay logged in no matter how many times I try. When I navigate away from the page, it logs me back in automatically. Specs: Firefox 3.6.4 (updated today) Windows 7

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Which ible is most highly rated?

Browsing the instructables, you can't sort by favorite.   If there was a battle royale between the most favorited instructables, which one do you think would win? I realize it's hard to say:  Some ibles have been here a long time, so their favorite stats are higher.  Some ibles deal with less popular topics, but are super popular for the people who are interested in it.  So go ahead and make some allowances, and tell me about them. My two picks from what I've been able to search: 3031 fav, 3.9 million views, 2011 https://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/ 3732 fav, 3.6 milion views, 2007 https://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/ Not sure which one I would pick.  The bracelet one is really old, but has about as many views as the LED one, so the ratio of fav/view, it wins.  But from a fav/age standpoint, the paracord bracelet wins.

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

Hi! I cant seem to find my recently published ible' when i search for it. Whats wrong? Answered

I find it if i look among my published ibles but want my friends to find it more easily. It should show up in sports and crafts. Or am i doing somethin wrong? Please advise.

Asked by Vidar_76 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Featured Items are now displayed differently

I just noticed that Ibles that have been featured have a "featured" mark in their picture, at least when looking at the member's page or on the search!

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

Sorry, we just can't find that one! -

Sorry, we just can't find that one! -   We're sorry, the URL https://www.instructables.com/id/Party-game-gamepad-game-development/ is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below. is the message displayed when someone who is not logged in visits my ible..... i published the ible a day ago but the problem has not been resolved:( can anyone please help solve this? thanks, KnutKnackebröd

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

The Name Escapes Me

I was digging through a pile of old stuff the other day, when I found an old toy I built. It is made from a wooden dowel with notches in it and a propeller at one end. When you rub the notches with a stick (a secret way), the propeller spins, and can change directions allmost at one (with the secret). I think it's called a Huwie stick? I'd hate to make on iBle on this without knowing the name!Also, I need to know if these are spelled spelt** right:Roy Rogers and Shirley TempleThey are also my next iBle.**Ha! Take that, Goodhart! :P

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Spam/sponsored content

Where does the line between spam and sponsored content go? I'm specifically thinking about instructables like these: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Choose-The-Right-Train-Horn/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Things-To-Consider-Before-Purchasing-Window-Coveri/ They are fairly informative, but also contain advertisement for a company. Where does the line go? I see a lot of these ibles.

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

How do i add my instructable?

How do i add my instructable to this group?

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

'ible points

I have a new idea for a simple ranking system on instructables. The system would use points, you would get points for doing things around the site. A few examples of what rewards points: Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. Using our Forums system. Creating Instructions. Using a premium Membership. Recruit friends into our Membership program. Adding and verifying your email address in Settings. Donations. View count. Medallion scheme. A few examples of the points you would get: Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. (every hour on the site actively would get you 0.1 points) Using our Forums system.                                                                       (Your total posts are divided by 100 when converted into 'ible points). Creating Instructions.               (for every instructable posted you would get 5 points and if the 'ible got featured you would get 25 points) Using a PRO Membership.                                                                                             (A PRO membership would give you 50 points) Adding and verifying your email address in Settings.                                                            (This would get you 20 points) Donations.                                                                                        (each donation would get you a certain amount depending on the size) View count.                                                                                        (Your view count is divided by 10 and the result i the points you get) Medallion scheme.          (If you have a bronze medal you would get one point, silver medals would get you two points and a gold medal would get you three points.) The points could be displayed near the medallions as a shield or similar. Would this idea work and i so could it lease be considered by the editors?

Posted by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Captions for photos in photo-ibles

I can't see any way to add captions to individual pictures in Photo-ibles. Have I missed the obvious, or is it obviously missing ?

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

Ideas for an easy 'ible in tech? Answered

I am really interested in electronic stuff, and all I really have been doing since I got my instructables account is commenting and answering. Any ideas?

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

Is my 'ible stuck in the filters.

I published an 'ible about a hat steamer in the wee small hours of December 30th & it still hasn't gone to the site, is it possibly stuck in the filters? I do think it would be a good idea to give some information about what causes this to happen, a list of keywords to avoid for example would be very handy. It does seem a bit random at times, I have seen 'ibles come out when people have asked about the same problem that were entirely inoffensive & others go straight to the site which contained what I feel were highly inappropriate words in images but not in the body text, one recent one had the f word in it at least a dozen times in images but the author was very careful not to actually use it anywhere in the text of the 'ible.

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Old ible is showing up as new.

This ible Was posted almost 1 year ago, but it is on the first page of the recents. It also has a date of 2009.I took it down for a few weeks, and then reposted it. I did not make a new ible.Can something can be done about this?

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Question about publishing an IBLE

Because I may be getting a MAKE store front soon at Make Mag's on line site, the device I wish to sell there I WAS going to publish as an instructable (it is still not ready, I have only bread boarded the prototype). Does ANYONE see a problem with me doing both? Or do you think it might hurt my sales to publish here? All opinions welcome. Thanks ahead of time !UPDATE !It is now official: the folks at Make have not only given me their blessing in publishing my BOX here, but have said it would be a GREAT thing for me to do. Thanks guys and gals !

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

Help! I can't add my ible to my group! Answered

This is the ible I want to add. Here is my group. It won't work! I click the "add yours" and its not there! Only 14/15 ibles show up!

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

how do you remove an excess step from an Ible? Answered

I recently created an Ible and accidentally added one too many steps.  I am still getting used to the new format for Ible entry.  How do I remove this excess step so the Ible looks better?

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