Hallo,I want to will the pocket sized contest really bad, but I don't have any ideas left. Every suggestion i welcome. Thanks?

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


This is one of those ideas that I came up with yet unfortunately I don't think that I will have the time nor effort to complete it. Yet I would love to see it come into fruition, and that's why I've decided to explain it here. What I would like to see is some crafty individual take the concept of the bristle bot and simply increase the magnitude of the dimensions and make it into a ride-able craft. This also could possibly be entered into the big and small challenge. Any questions that you might come up with I will gladly answer. 

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


'CMON, I thought this was the idea-thinktank? Where are all the ideas? You know, some say that those who can't do something are the best when it comes to innovating about that thing because they don't know the limits of what can and can't be done.... That's what the rest of us are here for.

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


This is soley for giving ideas to people!!!!!!

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


I really need ideas for an Instructable. Can anyone help me?

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


Does any one havany ideas 4 stuff? fresh out :(

Posted by a little crazy 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I would like some ideas of some sort of gun i could make or an explosive/bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


I need some idea that seems like it was the first thing to a second graders mind when you asked him to write a story. I can't tell you why. Also acceptable a paranoid 80 year old man. I need your ideas quick!!

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

ideas Answered

I has some ideas I would like to put out there so here they arecat emoticon smile thing shown here-> :3 a punk idea.. well u know how there's steam punk and cyber punk how about medipunk all medieval stuff

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


Hi everyone, im starting to make some instructables soon and i don't have amny ideas, if anyone and i mean ANYONE has any dream of a cool explosive/bang thing etc. anything, doesnt even have to do with fire. if you do though post it as a comment in this and ill see what i can do with them. cmon people we want lots of instructables for this group

Posted by --Thatguy-- 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I recently took apart an old blender (which was broken, but it turns out it only needed a new fuse) and a vacuum, and i'm left with two motors and the cords to plug them into a wall socket. i left the buttons on the blender so it functions at semi-controllable speeds. i feel horrible not putting them to some kind of use, but i keep drawing a blank on what to do. ideas?

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


I'd like to see someone make a lawnmower that doesn't use a large stupid spinning fan, I'd like to see someone make something that uses the same principle as a harvester and makes little convenient bales or little grass blocks that could be easily used for other things. Its 2012, for gods sake, we should have some cool shit by now, and make it robotic too, where you can walk around your yard with your smart phone to let the mower know the perimeter as well as any other points of interest, like flower beds or dogs.        

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

my idea

So ive been thinking about an idea. the idea are these little robots that connect together by magnets and then build other robots also when there are two or more connected it can walk and build more. the only problem is, i have no idea how to do this. so if anyone can help me with this please contact me. also if this already exist please tell me. dont take my idea

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

knex idea

I had a idea i don't know how it would work but what happens is you cock the gun and every time you press the trigger the ram goes up a little bit and fires so you fire like this cock, pull trigger, pull trigger, pull trigger, pull trigger etc

Posted by cj81499 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Need Ideas

I have been a member of instructables for a couple of months but have only published 1 instructable i can do simple electronics and have leds please submit any idea you have. thanks also i have duct tape fishing line and 3/8 inch tubing just to name a few. I would really like to be featured PLEASE HELP ME.

Posted by Redneck2 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I need some idea's for a project. I have a broken ipod i want to use. everything in the ipod works the files are just messed up. So i have a click wheel, hardrive, screen, and whatever else is in an ipod mini! Some friends and i are also throwing around idea's about a senior prank of sorts at our school and if we could use this to "brodcast" stuff over the intercom, or use the camera's or control lights or sumthing!!! we would love it!!! so if you will please let me know what you think

Posted by ninjaguy1 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

looking for an idea

Hi all,  I am not sure this is the right place to pist this but couldnt find any better place. so as the topic mentions im looking for an idea... you are probably asking idea for what? so here it goes  im volunteering as a high school mentor for the FIRST robotics competition. this competition is awesome for kids - building a robot from nothing in 6 weeks to do a changing task... this is difficult even for experienced engineers.  anyway, we want to teach the kids some useful things before the competition starts, such as working with power tools, sensors, some basic electric circuits and mechanical elements (bearings, sprockets, gears etc.) we tried lectures and classes but it doesnt quite do it,  so i thought a good idea would be a nice project that might combine all of the topics mentioned above. so where do i go when i need a good DIY project? instructables! i browsed around but couldnt find something that was exactly what i was looking for...  so can anyone help with an idea? 

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

Contest idea

Hi, I think it would be awesome if their was a Pokemon contest. Everyone is starting to get back in the Pokemon mood and I really think it would be a good idea.

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

Project ideas?

I Have 2 ipod hard drives. 1 is a 20gb and the other is a 30gb. I also have a spare dvd player, a dvd drive(doesnt work but spare parts might come in handy) and an old razr phone that the screen doesnt work but the rest is fine...Any projects i can do? or anything i can make that would come in handy? I would appreciate it greatly for some tips or project ideas..thanks..

Posted by poeticsoul44 10 years ago

Film Ideas????

Hi everybody I'm Nat from Lost in the Woods Productions (a not so indie.., indie film company ish) And the writers and I have a serious case of writers (and in my case dreamers )block. So I'm turning to you the general public for our first film idea! I hope to work close with you on the scripting,filming and post production. And you will be credited for all your work as a Producer. We don't have a Film out yet as Lost in the Woods so this would be our first.  My team and I are awaiting your feedback, Nat, Director at Lost in the Woods Production  Come check us out at :

Asked by Captain.Nemo 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Airsoft Ideas

Besides having a war, I need ideas of things to do with airsoft guns for my brothers b-day party.

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

General Ideas

This forum is to discus general ideas for the project

Posted by oscarthompson 9 years ago

Knex Ideas? Answered

I would like to know if any of you have anything you want to see on the website that is made out of knex since I'm bored and want to make something but don't know what. Anyone have an idea. I'm good at making games out of knex.

Asked by Danielzxzx1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Any Ideas?

Hey, i was wondering if anybody can give me some ideas of guns to make.

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

New Ideas

Hey i have a couple ideas to enter in the epilog laser contest If you have any post em and get them reviewed. One idea i have is a Laser Pistol! its an old technique of stimulating photons. If it is run under the best conditions it can be up to 1,000,000 Watts at 1 ms bursts, post your new ideas

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

any ideas?

Does any one hav any ideas i cant come up wit any at the moment

Posted by a little crazy 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Contest ideas

I cant think of a idea for the garden contest, or pocket sized, whats something you guys would like to see?

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

idea for contest

How about a "make some sound" contest

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

instructable ideas? Answered

Wat should i do a (easy) instructable on

Asked by diy man101 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Idea Repository

This could be considered a suggestion for the site -- but I'm curious of the forum response. Most of us have plenty of ideas (I happen to have journals just for this purpose) - but most of us lack the time/money to actually do them. Eventually the best/feasible ideas are actually completed - but there's plenty of other ideas out there.... So I am proposing a database of ideas/projects that you don't have the time, money or tools/knowhow to complete. These should be ideas that you don't mind putting out in the open. Along with the idea, a short description would be nice and how you think it should be completed... If this works, someone might see your idea and decide that he/she wants to give it a shot. With any luck -- many more of our ideas will get out there, well documented, etc. These ideas would otherwise be lost in our memories (or in my case living a slow death on paper :P). Curious what others think and if you want to add something -- post away :P

Posted by trebuchet03 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

any ideas?

Dang, i got nuffin. ok, i need a new idea for a new 'ible. my hobbies and interests are: simple computer operations (up to the upgrading ram point), basketball, music, games, humor, and crude weapons for starters

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

MP3 Ideas?

I just got a cheap 128MB coby MP3 Player.And i wanted to know if anyone had any good ideas,wether it be hacking it somehow or jut changing the case to somthing crazy(Really wanna do that).Here is a picture of it.So,any ideas?

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

Knex ideas

Hey guys, it's me again. I decided to make this forum, as many people have awesome knex ideas, but arent experienced enough to make it, don't have the pieces, or anything else. Or maybe you have an idea that would be cool, and just suggest it here, people will see it and maybe pick up on it and decide on trying it out! Share your ideas, models, concepts and anything else! Your ideas can be anything, from small thing such as small model cars and ball machines to full auto mechs and awesome motors(V4, V8 type motors). Happy building!

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

Ideas for minecraft?

Well I've got minecraft but I dont play online so, I usually like to build cool things to mess with like connecting islands via an underwater railway. However I'm running out of ideas of things to build. Post ideas of things to build below or post cool screenshots of things you've built and I'll add them to the idea list. Ideas: -Build a glass ball filled with lava in the sky. -Use binvox to convert 3d objects into minecraft schematics. -Use the new note blocks and create a circuit system that plays "The Entertainer."

Posted by bounty1012 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

tv ideas

Im planning on buying a 42" plasma on black friday and i want to do something any body got any ideas on what i could do with its some kind of custom stand, tv cover, lights, ect. any thing.

Posted by yuckzee 10 years ago

Got an idea?

Hey Instructables, I'm a freelancer doing an article for a magazine on clever, fun ways families can save money. (Not the usual boring coupon-clipping stuff). I'm looking for ideas that are fresh & relatively easy—toys, things for a home, etc. Share your ideas, and get credit for them in the piece. No kidding. Thanks!!

Posted by mchristo 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Cheap ideas

Looking for cheap ways to make something out of tension wire spool.

Posted by DUMB8 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago

Mortars ideas

Heres a spot we can put up ideas about mortars. look for "tennis ball mortar" for the base idea and then you can modify off of it. i been thinkin mabey mortar that can shoot like a shotgun, (air soft pellets or bbs) or a huge cannon that can shoot footballs lol. ill think on it and post somthing. good luck with ur ideas and have some fun. ...mabey pvc pipe for the barrel or somthing...

Posted by XI3 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Launcher Ideas

So I was wondering what the best method of propelling something like, oh I don't know, a hot dog. I was thinking compressed gas but I'm open to other ideas.

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

tag ideas

Just trying to get as many tags as possible so that we can be more known

Posted by golddigger1559 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Ideas By Chuck

Hey,  I would like to invite you all to check out my blog -  I have been doing it for about two years now, and basically what it is is me giving away my ideas.  It has been featured on, in Inventors Digest, and on CNN Headline News.  Thanks,   Chuck

Posted by ideasbychuck 8 years ago

Knex Ideas

I have been trying to make something cool to post from knex but I can't think of anything to make. If you guys have some ideas that should be made or something that you don't think you could make by yourself please comment or private message. If I get any ideas I will start building and make instructions for it. Just don't request rollercoasters.

Posted by codemaster2590 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Contest Idea

I was thinking that we should make a snow fort contest.  What do you guys think?

Posted by murray484 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

Need Ideas

This is the first place that popped into my mind when I decided I needed a new idea. I am in a Photography class at my high school and I need help getting some ideas thrown at me. And no, this wouldn't be cheating since I'm not taking your ideas directly. I just think better when there are different ideas flying around. Basically the assignment is to shoot a frame within a frame photograph. Meaning the subject in the picture is framed by something. It doesn't have to be a literal frame, like something out of wood or steel. For example, the subject's face can be framed by their arms and hands. A couple things to keep in mind is no animals, no artwork (as in preexisting), and of course nothing that would be distasteful in a school setting.

Posted by echelon3 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Gift Ideas

Gift ideas? My little brother loves Nintendo any craft I can make for him? My sisters birthdays is coming up (its on NewYears Eve) And my boyfriend...uh I'm clueless about, I just know not to get him anything pink or easter purple..or hello kitty (or Halo Kitty)  Idea exchange? I Got my sister a mist machine for christmas I thought it would be great for their parties and great in general (10 bucks at Family Dollar)  And I just got Photo Frames for my parents :| Any better ideas?  Thanks!

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

Great idea!

Brilliant idea! :) If I were doing it I'd try to provide the following options: 1. wholesale (organic fairtrade) foodstuff 2. retail (organic fairtrade) ingredients for "cook your own" delicious nutritious meals (ideally with an option to use facilities on-site if possible, otherwise at home) 3. (organic fairtrade) restaurant serving meals. The trick would probably to be to come up with a few easy tasty healthy meals and bulk buy the ingredients. But with input from everyone in the wonderful open source way that shouldn't be a problem :)

Posted by jdaviescoates 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Need Ideas!!!

I'm trying to make the true Semi-Auto gun. Not one that after you fire, you pull the ram back. But one that when you pull the trigger, It fires everytime.

Posted by KamikazeSniper360 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

any ideas for this? Answered

Just found this in my stuffs. Scavenged from an old photocopier years ago, any use to it? like using it for a sort of battery indicator displaying in percentageX10^-2

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

"Costume" Ideas

So, my school football team is the Patriots. I'm looking for some ideas on what I can do to make a better costume/whatever. I wanted to make a 300 style red white and blue helmet to wear, but that proved to be pretty tricky. (I did see the boba fett helmet ible) I have been using a towel, but I'm going to make a better cape A stadium horn is on it's way from ebay I paint my face/use colored hair spray already Got any other ideas?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago