What Is Inspirational To You? (With examples plz)

I was wondering what is inspirational to you? Is it a sports figure? A speech? What? I'm curious..

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Share what inspires you to make Instructables!!

Hi, all - I'm in a bit of a pinch, and need to do a quick interview with someone (15-20 minute phone call) who is a great Knowledge Sharer... so of course, I thought of Instructables!!     Urgent Request: 20-30 minutes of your time for a phone interview about Knowledge Sharing. Timing: Today - I can call you between now and 5pm Pacific. Reward: eternal gratitude plus tasty beverage of your choice at a café or bar in the SF Bay Area. I'm doing a workshop on Design Thinking, and my group is focusing on Knowledge Sharing. I'm looking for someone who is an active contributor to a site like Wiki, Instructables, or any other that is widely used for Knowledge Sharing.   If you can help, please email me at heather_fell@yahoo.com and include your phone number, I'll call you back right away.  Thanks, Heather

Posted by hloza 4 years ago


What was the first thing to influence you artistically or creatively?

My most treasured memory was the collection of books at school, they had pictures of Illuminated Letters. I am still facinated by the beautiful colours,the use of Gold and the complex intertwining of the illuminations. The next I can recall was Paisly. This too is an intertwining of colours and shapes. What about you?

Posted by craftyv 7 years ago


Inspiration

There are lots of AWESOME ibles around here. I'm just wondering, where do you get that inspiration?

Posted by micraman 6 years ago


The Inspiration Topic

Hello. I have no idea how you do it. In a good way, I am jealous. Some of you can become inspired by relativly nothing and make something amazing. I on the other hand, have apparently a medical lack of inspiration. Maybe I'm just lazy. I know its not imagination, because once i get somethign it flys around doing everything in my head. Enough about me. I know you love me, but maybe later, okay? What I really created this topic for is for thse of you like me, and the rest of you. Post particularly amazing and inspiring things. What i mean is, artistic-wise. Post things that would inspire someone to draw/paint/aret-create, something amazing. Who-kn ows, besides +10 Karma for you, maybe the creator will love you long time?

Posted by Whales 8 years ago


What to make from ridiculous Zoomies glasses

So I just got some of these ridiculous glasses from my grandpa. They are advertised as hands-free binoculars, and claim to solve all those issues you had with normal binoculars (?) Anyway, they are terrible, their lens quality is crap, their focus sensitivity is terrible, they are uncomfortable, and make you look like a complete fool. Anyway, ideas about what to make with these things? Might as well make something useful with them.  I was thinking a pair of opera glasses, there are three sets of lenses in the goggles. The plastic frame and focus assembly are pretty weak and can't support much, but could be steampunked or something.  Any ideas appreciated.

Posted by ilpug 5 years ago


In Boredom We are Inspired.

We all have been bored at some point in our life. Most of the time when we're bored we let our true nature come out. Songs have been writen this way. If you even tap your finger at school at the end of a test that means you enjoy music or making it. What have you been inspired to do, or make from boredom? I have made many plans and ideas from my bored. i.e. 4 wheel bike (not tried) Custom shirts ( a work in progress) Duct Tape stuff ( oh what a success!)

Posted by Matt21497 8 years ago


New ideas for Tiny Whooping?

Guten Tag! I have a Tiny Whoop sitting around just begging to be modified in some way. I need some new ideas. Anything I successfully pull off will be published as an Instructable, so it'll come right back at you!

Posted by Thorondor95 2 months ago


Looking for a creative idea regarding this glass bottle!

Hello there! I am looking for a creative use or idea regarding the glass bottle you can see in the pictures I attached.  I know I want to do something with it, but I just have zero ideas what I can create with it.  In the first picture you can see the glass comes with a "foot", but as you look at the second picture you can see this is detachable. Let me know if you can think of anything, I'm interested to see what people can come up with!

Posted by Rhaenon 4 years ago


Inspiration: Lego lepdesk with storage

I was digging in my closet and found one of these. Basically it is a lightweight sort of flimsy plastic lap desk with two bins on either side and a track setup on top that fits Lego Plates. The plates slide into the middle to build, and slide shut over the bins for transportation. It can be carried like a suitcase. The user's legs sit in between the two bins and that hold the desk steady for building. This is definitely sized for a little kid, not a 6 foot four guy like myself. Lego made these back in the late 90's, no idea if they still do. You can find them online for exorbitant sums of money, $30-$60 US. A great design, and I am inspired to make some kind of work table. Seeing that these things are apparently collectible, I am going to sell this, then build a larger more durable adult version for all kinds of work with the money from selling this one. Sharing this here because I find this to be a nice and simple design that everyone can learn from. Any ideas? Lets hear them! I am envisioning some kind of clone of this made of medium-weight plywood or other material, with the leg space in between the bins used to hold another storage box that can be easily popped out. I really don't have the tools to do this project very cleanly, but hopefully soon I will make an initial model. For those lucky people out there with CNC machines, this is your chance to cut out something awesome. Take the idea and run with it.

Posted by ilpug 6 years ago


Inspiration: wire

Http://www.lobzik.pri.ee/modules/news/article.php?storyid=790L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


Recent know a Inspiring song "Just My Pride",pretty good!

I like Inspiring song very much, please everyone also recommend about those songs,Did not find the beauty of the music,All share together!

Posted by lifechristine 6 years ago


looking for inspiration

I've got two old towers, four spare harddrives, an old handspring treo, old laptop, spare wifi card -- all in various states of non-use. looking for inspiration on what to do with this collection of hardware i'm not using

Posted by eriksays 11 years ago


Posting photos of our inspiration

If we make something that was inspired by (for example) a costume in a movie, are we allowed to post a photo of our inspiration piece? I know that it says that images in our instructables must be our own, but I can't exactly take this photo myself. Should I just mention the piece I was re-creating, and let people search for a photo themselves if they would like to see it?

Posted by SnazzyBot 4 years ago


Launch It! Inspiration

OK, do NOT do what these people do, but if you're looking for something to get your creativity going, watch this. And a trebuchet as well.

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Video inspiration for Monday

A sweet bike video to remind you to keep on trying and failing before it all clicks and something good happens.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Valentine's Day Inspiration

After getting our first newsletter, Roger sent me this really nice thank you note and pictures of his project. Maybe his inspiration can inspire you? There's still a little time left!I want to thank you for this newsletter. I was at a loss as to what to get/make for my wife for Valentines Day and our 15th anniversary. After reading your newsletter and going to your web site, I was inspired. I made her 15 Duct Tape roses (14 purple ( her favorite color), and 1 Red for passion) , one for each year we have been married. Off the web site's Valentines Day projects, I made an acrylic heart with LEDs to light it up. I added an acrylic tube to act as a vase for the roses. Thank you for the inspiration, Roger

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Inspirational Interior Design Photos eBook

EBook having images of interiors designed by professionals. Click the link below for details and download link.Interior Design Ideas

Posted by aurictitan 9 years ago


Cumming hailed as an inspiration to gay youth.

StoryApart from best headline ever...Just thought id post as it may be of interest to someone or not... Safe For Work

Posted by okoshima 10 years ago


Cardboard Furniture

May be inspirational(?)http://www.foldschool.com/L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Danish Inspired Platform Bed

Well, I did it again.... I published another one of my projects that I started documenting a long time ago (early December :P) It's currently buried on the page ranging from 1200-1215 (when sorted by date :P). So I figured I'd help it get some exposure :PDanish Inspired Platform BedI've been sleeping on this bed since last august and it has survived a few mattress flips and is holding up without problems :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


what dc character prop should i make?

I need help with inspiration for my next DC character prop.  I have already made baterangs, wing dings, and nightwing's escrima sticks (still working on the ibles).  Im looking for maybe a prop from a villain.  i need some help with inspiration... please help.

Posted by anoos5 3 years ago


My reason for loving instructables - What it is to inspire someone

Well, i woke up this morning (just, it was about 11.45am) and i went about checking my usual stuff, when i stumbled across a message in my ibles inbox.I opened it to read the following, Hey,Just thought I'd let you know that I was so inspired by your Mercury Bow that I built a version of my own for Halloween.You can check it out here:http://www.garagegames.com/blogs/985/15605Thanks!MattUpon following the link, i found that he had indeed created a version of my rifle, but he had changed it to fit his own needs.This, right here, is my main reason for creating instructables - to inspireIts not the first time this has happened, but it was great to see him using some print outs of my work to help him with his.- Jake

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Cookie jar is closed! Thanks to everyone who commented

OK, it's been a little while since the cookie jar has been open, but it has returned!Want to get a cookie patch? Follow these simple rules:- Make a new comment- Answer the question, "Who or what inspires you?"- Submit it before 4:30 pm PDT, August 21.OK, that's it. Share with us your source of inspiration!UPDATE: Wow, that was a big batch of cookies. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. It was great to see all the places and people that provide inspiration. If you didn't get a patch and should've, just send me a PM.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Revolution art

So, anyone have any new generation, revolution inspiring art? here's my stab at it.

Posted by jakee117 9 years ago


Show & Tell at Mike and Molly's House

Instructables author spike3579, has launched a new Show & Tell feature on his site, Mike And Molly's House. Show and Tell is a swap meet for ideas and projects where the currency is inspiration.  The premise is to highlight how we all manage our day-to-day lives in an improvised manner, and to celebrate creativity, resourcefulness and inspiration in all mediums whether it’s making, baking, growing or living. So share your ideas for creative solutions to make everyday life a little easier, more special, or just more fun, every Monday with Mike and Molly.  I did!  It was easy!  And it's a great way to check in with the maker community to see what's going on and get inspired.  

Posted by scoochmaroo 6 years ago


What musical instrument(s) do you play?

What instruments do you play? How well? What inspired you? ect.

Posted by ArcticChill 9 years ago


Portal Theme Done on 8080 and C64

If you've played Portal then seeing this video brings everything full circle. The retro computers inspired the closing song "Still Alive" which has then inspired someone to recreate the song on retro computers. It's geektastic and was done on an Intel 8080 with a C64 sound chip.If you haven't played Portal yet and you're even remotely into games, then beg, borrow, or steal a few hours on a machine to play it. It's lovely. via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Learning Lifestyle

Here's how I describe Instructables in 10 seconds: The world's biggest Show & Tell, where people share what they do and how they do it. I've found this to be the best way to quickly introduce new people to the site and give them a sense of what's there. The phrase "Show & Tell" reminds people about the best part of grade school: there's entertainment, inspiration, and usually some unexpected, surprising, and most importantly fun learning.Instructables falls into a broad category I've started calling the "Learning Lifestyle" - it's the way creative, curious people approach life. Just like a grade school Show & Tell, a Learning Lifestyle can be entertaining, inspirational, and educational. The best kind of education is serendipitous -- you simply keep your eyes open to opportunities, and are excited and surprised by what you find. The Instructables community lives the Learning Lifestyle. We have Instructables on subjects our community is passionate about, and because people's passions are so diverse, the Instructables they produce are inherently entertaining, inspiring, and surprising. It's great when someone can search the site and find a specific useful project, but I absolutely love it when someone is inspired by the projects on Instructables to create -- and share! -- their own projects. The Learning Lifestyle is all about inspiring viral creativity.So, the next time your run into someone else with a Learning Lifestyle (usually easy to spot; I always find them to be the most interesting people at parties), invite them to join you at the World's Biggest Show and Tell.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Published Instructable Not Appearing in 'Recent"

Instrutable published 6 hours ago (just before site update?) is not present under 'recent'. https://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Inspired-Steampunk-Tulips/

Posted by annahowardshaw 7 years ago


Awesome Embroidery

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of embellishment to take something from plain and everyday to something of a conversation starter. This is an excellent example and I think the simplicity in it is inspiring. Crafty Embroidery

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


Apologies in Advance

I've mentioned it before, but now is almost the time: I'm going to CERN on Monday, for most of the week. It's actually a professional development session (I'm supposed to be getting inspired to produce inspiring teaching materials), so it's not a jolly, honest. Anyhoo, bizarrely, in the birthplace of the internet*, wifi internet access is apparently quite unreliable there, so I may not be around as much as you are used to. I'll be spending the time in a days-long nerdgasm instead. (*it involved physicists being too lazy to cycle between work stations)

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


This deserves more views

This project deserves more views.hailtothkngbby has taken a cardboard idea of mine and rendered it in shiny, durable aluminium, as well as adding a couple of refinements.Go, see.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Lost Intro text

The Intro text for my instructable TRON inspired glow in the dark drinks has vanished. Did I accidentally delete the entire step or is this some sort of bug?

Posted by ModMischief 7 years ago


More Alternative Merit Badges.

Scoochmaroo showed us the Nerd Merit Badges a couple of years ago. Now you can award a merit badge to your favourite over-achiever. These twelve badges cost $10 each, or $114 for the set, so I doubt they'll be adorning many sleeves, but they're a great idea, and super inspiration for those who design their own digital patches. Left-to-right, and top-to-bottom, they are... Survival - getting out from behind the 8-ball The Illusionist - for being good with your hands Zen Stones - for living a life in balance The Big Dipper - for dreaming big The Sprout - for growing from adversity The Hypnotist - for superior powers of persuasion Voodoo Doll - for using your powers for good, not evil Dopamine Molecule - for believing in love Serotonin Molecule - for finding happiness Inkblot - for facing your inner demons Optimist - for always believing the glass is half full Heart - for giving a s**t Go, be inspired, be inspiring.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


a cool item i thought u guys would like

I saw this and i can't help think it might inspire a few projects (esp cause the one depicted is $134 us)

Posted by Ward_Nox 10 years ago


Taking suggestions

Ok, I'm bored. Really bored, and lacking any inspiration, so I'm taking any suggestions anyone may have for something to make. I would really prefer it if it was SMG sized, but not necessarily an SMG.

Posted by knexguy 9 years ago


Relief

It took me forever to track down the original link to this artwork, but it was well worth the effort! Check out the amazing detail that Nash Gill captures through his laborious efforts. Absolutely gorgeous, and very inspiring.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Amazing Light Shows

Favorite light shows or props that are inspiring?  Lasers and LED's.... I just saw Squarepusher's latest "Dark Steering" and was impressed, and Pink Floyd's shows were awesome.  Any others?

Posted by CrLz 5 years ago


Do the RealSimple Recipes Count?

Concerning the Fake it, Don't Make it! Contest, I was wondering if RealSimple's (RealSimple.com's) Instructables count. They are added to the group but I wasn't sure if they were just there to attract visitors and inspire them, or what. Thank you.

Posted by Bran 11 years ago


Office Pranks - what do you do to torment your co-workers?

Inspired by the instructable "The Unusable Computer" found at https://www.instructables.com/id/EALTMA1OPWEP287OVU/?ALLSTEPS . What are some of your favorite pranks to play on your friends at work?

Posted by jerbtown 11 years ago


Check Instructables out on Instagram

Check out Instructables on Instagram: http://instagram.com/instructables# It's just Instructables so we are pretty easy to find :) Remember to hashtag your Instructable inspired posts with #instructables  We'll be watching for you!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Instructables in the press

Instructables is in the press again, this time as a recommended website in the UK's Simply Knitting magazine (Issue 39, Spring 2008).Prepare to be amazed, as the craft section of this American site, dubbed "the world's biggest show and tell", includes a host of wacky projects.If you've never tried shadow knitting or would like to knit a "baby space invader" hat ... the site gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it....It's a good site to visit when you've run out of inspiration - there's sure to be something here that will get you whipping out your needles.Good crafty fun that'll amaze and inspire.From a British journalist, that's practically a request to have Eric's babies...

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


CONTEST: Valentine's Cupcakes and Sweet Treats

FamilyFun.com, part of DisneyFamily.com is hosting a Valentine's Cupcakes and Sweet Treats Contest where you could win a $500 Williams-Sonoma gift card!If you have a cute confection to share, snap a pic of it and enter. They even include great tips on how to take a great photo. You can also check out the sample recipes and pictures they've compiled with step-by-step instructions so you can make your own.Need some inspiration? Check out evrenuzer's Ladybug cakesmsimon3's 3-D Dino Cake (not cutesy maybe, but an inspiring work of bakery!)and MH850's Bunny Cake

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


'ServerBot'

I was inspired (and pretty amazed) at the ServerBot instructable that someone had made for the iRobot Create challenge (LINK). So inspired, in fact, that I would like to try to make one. The problem is, I have a low budget, only knowledge in Basic Stamp 2, and I have some, but not many, types of sensors. I am almost sure this is possible (even remotely, at least) with the basic stamp 2. I have some of the ideas for the coding in my head, and some idea of how to make it. If I do follow through with this, I will make an instructable on it. But I need some ideas. Is this truly possible with a basic stamp 2? Elaborate, please! Credit to the below picture goes to JoeCreate who made the robot (LINK).

Posted by RPisces 11 years ago


Christmas 2009 inspiration

Each year I do a "Christmas Project" that I give to friends and family. I'm completely uninspired this year. Anyone have something great they've made? I have to be able to make it for 15 or so people and the cost is usually $5 to $10 a person (though some years I have a more expensive project so I give to fewer people). I've done velvet scarves, candles, curry mix, blacken seasoning, kleenex holders, spiced nut mixes, caramels, painted dinner napkins, bent rebar garden art, and a few more I can't think of (I wish I had step-by-step photos for all of these!). Thanks for the ideas.

Posted by obsessed 8 years ago


He entered before I did!

Not only has he just published his first 'ible under his own name, but Roger-X (AKA "#1 Son") has entered the Laser Cutter contest before me!Naturally, he had help (how else do you think he ended up in the photos?), but that doesn't stop him gloating at me.Oh, yes, his Instructable is here.(He's been playing Go at school, so he got inspired. I'd forgotten how good the game was. Actually, I'm slightly inspired by his ible to do a larger version myself - I just need a suitable box.)

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Posters offer good advice for creative minds

Inspirational posters typically show some natural wonder or athlete along with some inane puffery underneath it. You know the type. "TEAMWORK: Together we kick the losers down!" and other nonsense. So it's nice to see what art students do when they make posters to inspire the first-years. At University College Falmouth, each first-year gets a free poster designed by a graduate. Some are brilliant and some are just good for a brief giggle, but with dozens to look at something should grab you.Non-students can buy posters for five pounds each. poster listvia Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Fizzgig Puppet auction to benefit animals!

Hey guys, I just listed the Fizzgig inspired puppet I made for the remix contest up on eBay. 50% of the proceeds from the auction are being donated to a wonderful local animal shelter (Burbank Animal Shelter), and the winning bidder gets to choose whether it goes toward their kitten foster program or their dog walking program. Please share with your Henson/ animal loving friends so we can raise some good money for the cause! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dark-Crystal-Fizzgig-Inspired-Handmade-Art-Puppet-/291564723137?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

Posted by ashleyjlong 3 years ago