ideas

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

Posted by grundisimo 10 years ago


Cross Marketing Idea for Instructables

I was checking out the instructable for the coffee bag wallet and had a great idea. You know how grocery stores have recipe cards seeded around the store? I think  Instructables should hook up with Target stores and make recipe cards of  recycling crafts,  placed in front of the product areas. In the past I have seen Target run a recipe card campaign on their own, versus relying on product manufacturers to place the cards and i know they are a perfect fit for the demographic of both this website and their market. Imagine how many altoids tins, coffee bags they could move!!  Another idea - Ikea! - How many times are those lack tables used in projects? Tons! for Ikea, an instore "re-craft show" would be super cool! Did anyone ever see all the marketing that Gallo wines put into bottle reuse - or their booth at Makerfaire? Made me go out an buy a bottle... It's all win-win!

Posted by boarderline 7 years ago


wanted ideas For m........

I need ideas to make 1800 dollars by April so hit me up with some ideas and PS babysitting does not work or car washes

Posted by the doctor who 5 years ago


good non automatic spitball gun ideas

Please give me some non auto or semi auto spitall gun ideas will give idea credit

Posted by blah42 8 years 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 9 years ago


how do you suggest a contest idea ?

How & where do you go about suggesting a contest idea ?   mary ann

Posted by colt711 6 years ago


Instructable ideas from me

You know that Kinetic sculpture contest thats on now? Well, I've had a number of ideas for it and there are some I don't really want to do, but that doesn't mean they're bad ideas, it just means I can give some ideas away. Here's the idea: * { } * { } * { } * { } * { } * { } * { } * { } Build a giant bristlebot! Its a fun idea for an entry, it could be big enough to add a chair to and ride or it could be so big that its taller than you. The idea is free to anybody to use, take it and run with it! (also I'll be giving away more ideas in the future as I have so many floating around)

Posted by The Ideanator 7 years ago


here are some great ideas for knex weapons

If you need some ideas for knex guns please make this one because these guns are two hard for me

Posted by The ironman 7 years ago


Ideas

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


Contest Ideas

I think there needs to be a contest about things rising up, like a TV that is hidden at first then with a remote it will rise up and then you can watch. Users will be challenged to use there creativity to think of ways to incorporate this idea.

Posted by Blechmen 5 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


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 8 years ago


New Contest

Is there anyway to suggest a type of contest for the site? I would love to see some great DIY wedding ideas.

Posted by czintx 8 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 9 years ago


Beautiful reuse ideas

Inhabitat is in the middle of its Spring Greening Competition and now has a list of finalists up that can be voted on. There are lots of great ideas for inspiration here. I especially liked the pendant lamp made from poptabs and the inner tube bookshelf (big surprise, I know). Another design that looks good and oddly familiar is the vase made from a light bulb. But really, they're all worthy of a look. Spring Greening Competition

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


I have a idea for a movie

You know how people are remaking movies that had come out a long time ago? Maybe some one has thought about this one..."One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest." Originally played by Jack Nicholson...perhaps he can do a cameo, but I was thinking of John Malchovich as the main character. What do you think?

Posted by mbakerhollister 7 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 4 years ago


Help with some Project Ideas

For my one of my Mechanical engineering classes i have to make something for a final project and I can't think of anything to make. It just can't be a weapon and should incorporate multiple manufacturing processes (milling, turning, casting, threading, shearing, sawing, shearing, bending, etc.) I was thinking about building a tall bike, but I'm not sure i'll be able to find two bikes to use.

Posted by adamhakon 10 years ago


Any project ideas for a 21 year old unemployed high school graduate?

I have an unemployed 21-year old high school drop-out son, who has been in rehab several times. His dad is letting him stay with us, temporarily, despite my saying I want him out. (Son's room-mate is suddenly all excited about being a Jehovah's Witness -- my son's pagan lifestyle is not jelling well.) Being co-dependent and all, I am trying to find some kind of project to keep him busy and act as "barter for rent". We live in a culture-starved, neighborhood covenants enforcing, Republican or Die, suburban neighborhood. Backyard. Already have a shed -- although it's probably going to need to be replaced sometime. My son is very good at barbecueing. Any ideas?

Posted by LauraGrimes 10 years ago


Makeing things at school

I opened this to get some ideas for things to help pass time in school and make it more fun and exciting. I any kids or adults that know of anything I can make in school with basic materials such as. Pens,pencils,tape(scotch),string,pencil springs,ets. Please give us bored kids something to do in class.

Posted by timekiller 10 years ago


Pimp my Backpack, please?

My mom got me an LL Bean rolling backpack for school, and I'm thinking of ways to make it cooler...if that's even possible for a rolling bag ;) I've already thought of doodling, putting on buttons, etc. but I want ideas that I'd only hear on instructables :) I'm also considering using the "boom bag" instructable, so tech suggestions are fine.

Posted by mariariaria 10 years ago


What should I do for my science fair

Well, I have to get a science fair project, I am 12, and so is my partner... We need tohave our Hypothesis and Purpose in by November 24th I think. We are thinking about the LIghtning Globe on here, or, another thing called the Kane Effect, or something else, any ideas/

Posted by cutecat13 10 years ago


What to do with caster wheels?

I have three caster wheels, 4cm in diameter, and don't know what to do with them.

Posted by Roger-X 8 years ago


Anyone have ideas for a (soon to be) defunct laptop?

Hello everyone! I have recently gone from lurking on instructables to throwing some replies in and decided to take it a step further and start my own topic. My apologies if I post this in the wrong place or for any other faux pas. Getting to the point. I currently have a hp touchsmart tx2 which I might have dropped a time too many and is starting to make all kinds of sounds that you really don't expect from a healthy laptop. I think this would be an indication that it is only a matter of time before it craps out on me so I have started shopping around for a new laptop. The only question that remains is: What do I do with a dead laptop? I am thinking of re-purposing the swivelling touch screen and take the rest apart for part but I am curious to know what interesting ideas the people on the interwebs might have. So let me hear it, What would you do with a dead laptop? The more creative the better! (although some degree of feasibility is of course welcome).

Posted by FoolishSage 7 years ago


Idears

           Hi, I am new to the Instructables Community!  If you have any suggestions on what I should make, I will be glad to try my best.  Also, I am not the best creator, so It may not have the best quality.  But I will still try my best. (P.S. Also, I only work with K'nex)                                                                                                                                                                                        Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                               Neon__Knight

Posted by Neon__Knight 6 years ago


Ideas for 50 Cents

Spotted on the streets of NYC is this gumball machine that's been converted into an idea dispenser. For just fifty cents you get an idea in a plastic container. No word on how good the ideas are or if anyone's found them valuable. The photographer sadly did not buy any of the ideas for sale.Are ideas hard to come by? How much would you pay for a good idea? Idea Machine

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Webiste ideas needed!

Does anyone have any good ideas for a webiste? It doesnt have to be profitable, let me know...

Posted by petersnoboard93 10 years ago


Need ideas for new gun

Help me im running out of ideas for a new gun-help wAnted

Posted by jayro707 10 years ago


Knex building ideas

Hey guys i want to build something big out of knex no guns cause theyre not big but anyway i need help coming up with ideas so go ahead and comment any ideas. thanks!

Posted by KnEx FrEaK 1 5 years ago


Any video game ideas?

Hello, I am making a game and I have ran out of ideas. I has hoping that maybe some people might have ideas they would want in a game. It has a building aspect to it like minecraft, or terraria. The game Is about a merge of time lines, like Medieval knights and gulf war soldiers. I don't really want a whole new plot, but small ideas like enemies or other little parts.           Also If I use your idea, I will tell you and if its implemented in the game i might even pay you.Thanks you!

Posted by theodore665 6 years ago


I'm 13 any ideas for an internship?

I'm 13 any internships in Raleigh North Carolina ? I'm very interested in engering, technology, and things of that nature.

Posted by Hippymike96 5 years ago


Pop Up Card Theme Ideas

Hi, I am new here and am looking for theme ideas for the inside of a standard basic layer Thank you pop up card for a colleague and am having "crafter's block". They are in the telco industry, but I sense they would prefer something out of the box.

Posted by DELETED_dingodudette 6 years ago


Need idea for fabrication contest

Anyone got any ideas for the fabrication contest currently going on? Something simple that can be done in a few days... I have drawn blanks so far in terms of ideas. Any ideas would be great, but just an fyi, I am interested in arduino, apple, and have an iphone (accesories?). Just not sure what to make I have access to multiple mills (Techo X3, multiple HAAS models, etc), as well as a rather large (36x24 bed space if I remember right) laser cutter.

Posted by astroboy907 5 years ago


Free Costume Ideas!

Can't decide what to be for Halloween this year? As part of our commitment to our community, we here at Instructables are giving away free costume ideas for those of you who are uninspired.For the next 3 weeks we will be sharing a host of unique, cool, scary, strange and funny costume ideas on our Twitter feed. Anyone who makes and posts any of the proposed costumes gets a digital patch.Follow our Twitter feed at:http://twitter.com/instructables

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Some Awesome Nerf Gun Ideas!!!

  I need some ideas for nerf guns and you might just be able to help you, me, and everyone else. I have some problems and you might just have the exact. Please don't put any spam, junk, or something that's stupid and lags my computer and anyone else.

Posted by lil larry 7 years ago


ideas of things to post

Hello there! its been a while since ive been on this site and im looking for things to post, so i decided to make a forum where if you want me to make/post stuff you can leave your idea in the description area below, NOTE: i would most likely only do things involving knex, legos, or basic instructions via text and pictures

Posted by mr. 707 5 years ago


Knex gun ideas

Knex Gun Ideas Hello fellow Knexers, I have some ideas and concepts that I have been thinking about and I would like to share them with you all.  Please give me credit if you use any of these ideas of mine.  Also please send me pictures if you are able to create any of these ideas so that we can all help to advance the Knex community.  I know that some of you may have thought of  ideas kind of  like this, so please don't get all bent out of shape that I stole one of your ideas. And please give me your feedback and and ideas in the comments below. 1 Horizontal Knex Oodammo mag     This is an idea that I came up with the other day ago, it could either be on the top or the bottom of     the gun.  First there would be a rail that holds the ammo on top and pushes it down a ramp and then     it falls in front of the FP  and is shot out.  This may have an advantage because then you don't have a                     large mag sticking out of the bottom of your gun. 2  Oodammo bull-pup    I do not see a big advantage to this but maybe some one would like to try this,  Has any one tried             this before? 3 Rotating hammer action   There would be 4 hammers attached to a cog and the hammers would spin around in a circular          motion and hit a new piece of ammo each time they spin around.  I don't think that you could get that      much power with this, but maybe it could be attached to a motor or it could be wound up and released     by the trigger.     4 Knex magazine idea      I was watching some YouTube videos about Nerf guns and there was this one that I saw, is there a      way to make something like this out of Knex?  To load the gun you slide back the pullback and load          ammo though the top into the magazine, this is not a top loading mag but you feed the ammo into the      mag from the top and it is pushed up when you slide the pullback back over the top of the gun.    Here is a link to a video about the gun so you get the idea of how it works    http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjpkp9TRDWo    I will be posting more new ideas here soon so come back often to see updates and more, and please subscribe and share your ideas    below so that we can advance the Knex community to the Next level of innovation, design, comfort and power!    If you have a question or don't understand one of these ideas,  please just ask me below.    Thanks for your ideas and feedback!!    SONIC BROOM

Posted by sonic broom 3 years ago


KNEX Ideas Wanted!

So it's been a while but I want to post some more stuff here and I would like to get some ideas. I know this has been done a million time but I need a few ideas to get my brain running! And the funny thing is that I have some ideas but I never got around to them so I will put them down here to see what you guys can do! Cryptex I have tried this many times but I have never figured it out. Ball machine in a tree I just don't have the parts but it would be super cool! Modular marble run I may try this my self! See if you can beat me to it!   Don't ask about the picture  I just like it.

Posted by sonic broom 3 years ago


30 Ideas for your next bookshelf

If you have some plans to make some way of storing your books, be sure to check out these 30 different designs. Some of these are practical and some can barely hold more than a couple books, but all are worth checking out. linkvia digg

Posted by fungus amungus 10 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


Video Game Ideas Wanted

A couple of friends and I are planning on making our own Video Game. I thought it would be cool to ask others for ideas. Our game is a mixed genre (we are attempting to put as many game types into one as possible, but still keeping it somewhat reasonable) sci fi game based a couple hundred years into the future. Humans have colonized mars, but their is a war between the two planetary alliances. Meanwhile there is an underground organization that controls everything going on in human society. They prepare for the return of the true martian race who left behind some ancient relics which were discovered and kept a secret. The main character is a super soldier created by the underground society. You unite the human race and fight against the aliens. We have story ideas but would like to hear ideas from other people. All suggestions are welcome. Suggestions could include, but are not limited to: Characters Events Weapons Technology Genre types Plot ideas and twists Side missions One other thing is that we were thinking that the aliens could be human based, and be like a sub-species of humans. Yes or No? Any other ideas are welcome. Thanks to all who help.

Posted by DeviateKarma 5 years ago


School Website Ideas?

I'm part of a club at school, SECME (Science, Engineering, Computer, and Mathematics Enrichment). We do a lot of things like water bottle rockets, mousetrap cars, egg drop, website design, and more. I'm part of the webpage design team, and I need some page ideas for the website. So far I have the homepage, what we do at SECME at our school, pictures, videos, and external links. What else could I add to the website? There is a maximum of 10 pages. Thanks!

Posted by BrianKT 10 years ago


Nerf Mod Ideas

Can anyone leave me a mod for the tech target, maverick, or firefly except the cpvc mod? Also for darts? I also wanted to ask how to get camera pics onto library. Otherwise, I can't tell the nerf maverick mod no one knows about! I just need that help, and some nerf mods and links. Thank you.

Posted by Fenderpony 10 years ago


Making a video game

I am attempting to make a video game (I wonder how many people have said that before). I am not a very good idea person, but I may have something. I could make an open world marble platformer. I don't think thats been done before. However, I am not a programmer, I know my way around BGEs logic bricks very well but I don't know python. If anyone knows python or has any other ideas please post. Also tell me what you think of my idea. If anyone wants to write scripts for me pm me. (I cant pay as I have no budget, but I will credit you and I will contact you for my next project, which I will pay for.) thanks

Posted by adamtron98 5 years ago


Ideas and a Question

I have a couple of suggestions for new instructables features. Here they are.1. Add a button for rating the difficulty of an instructable, and one for how long it takes. Put them beside the rating buttons.2. Let me add groups to my favourites.3. Create somewhere where people can sell their creations, kinda like etsy -- Loads of people are selling stuff on etsy, and could be doing it right on instructables.***NEW IDEA*** 4. Find some way to get rid of the ads. They keep confusing me.And finally, a question:Is there anywhere where I can buy an instructables multi-tool or shirt? Or do I have to win one? If there's no shop, there should be one.

Posted by threecheersfornick 11 years ago


Christmas Gift Ideas

Ok, I'm not a big one for receiving gifts.  I like telling me people to get me this or that, that if the need for something was that great then I would already have it. Well my wife won't leave it alone, so she is making me make a list.  I have nothing nerdy or diy oriented although I've always loved everything about instructables / make. Basicly I'm hoping people on here can give me an idea of where I can start.  First off maybe suggest a book to get me started in circuitry / electronics, don't really need one probably due to online tutorials. Also I need tools, tell me what tools a novice electronics hobbyist should invest in first. Thanks!

Posted by JmGrant 7 years ago


Ideas for a video game

I have been writing c# XNA games for Xbox 360, and I am currently working on a zombie game. Kind of a tower defense, with zombies. It is almost finished and I have been pondering what game I could make next. That is we're you come in. I was wondering if I could get some good ideas for an Xbox game. I would like a game that is fairly simple, and one that uses a random play environment. I am currently limited to 2d. I am planing to finish my previous game within about a month, so I would like to know what I am making next within about 4 weeks. Since today is January 30th 2012, let's say cut off is about February 30th. But the sooner the better. Of course, if I chose your game, you would get a free code for it if and when it is finished. Also keep in mind that I cannot make a game with copyrighted elements, like star wars or something. Try to be creative and come up with a good idea. Remember that i would prefer to make a game wih a random play environment  Thanks! This helps me a ton. 

Posted by Robo Disko 6 years ago


'Bad things little boys make at home' or 'it was all fun and games until Rex lost his eye!'

Hello all, I just started working on a new card game, the idea was to have cards of common household items that any young boy/girl would use to build something they shouldn't. On each card I'd like to have two or three things you can build with the item... ie. 'Puppy Poo'+ 'A Stick'= Poo on a Stick!; 'Puppy Poo'+ 'Paperbag'+ 'Lighter'= Flaming Bag of Poo. Yes juvenile I know but as a kid these are the things many of us remember... at least if you were one of the kids in art class making smoke bombs with the paints, and blow dart guns with you pens... not that I was...... Anyway, I would just like to know if there is anything you (or 'someone you knew of') build as a kid or last week when you had a bit of 'Gas'+ 'Water Gun'+ 'Lighter'= Flame Thrower; 'Small PVC pipes'+ 'Marshmallows'= Marshmallows Shooter; 'Soda Bottle'+ 'Mentos'= Sticky mess for Mom... you get the idea. Any Ideas you have would be a great help! Thanks, Max

Posted by Jiblet 7 years ago


Portfolio

Hi, I'm trying to get into the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Any tips on the portfolio? I've been working really hard on it and want it to be as good as possible. Thanks :)

Posted by OlwenKelly 3 years ago


What should I do with these cardboard tubes??

Greetings!    I have approximately 100 of these cardboard tubes from pallet wrap that I've been bringing home over the past few years from work.  I've been intending to do something innovative w/ them, but I've not been able to come up with an idea that will put a lot of them to good use!    Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can make w/ these?? Thanks! Steve

Posted by He11uvaCook 3 years ago