Hobbsisepic's photos for January

This is my thread for my photos of January. For explanation see here:  https://www.instructables.com/community/Photography-Challenge-Discussion/ Photos as of the seventh:

Posted by ItsTheHobbs 7 years ago

Pallet Sled, iPod Controlling Dress, War Hammer

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech New Projects for a New Year! It's time to get started on your new year's resolution to learn something new, and make something awesome! Check out these great projects to help you make the most of your time this winter, indoors and out. Help decide who wins great prizes from ThinkGeek in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest. Vote now! Make a Sled out of a Wooden Pallet Twittering Laser Tripwire Make a 70's Style String Lamp Evening Dress with iPod Control How to Make Sushi Make a Viking War Hammer Flipbook You Can Make at the Office Table Saw from Electric Hand Saw Build a Thermoelectric Lamp Bike Tail Light Upgrade Easter Solar Engine Make a LEGO Table Out of PVC Pipe Salt Water and Aluminum Foil Light Traditional Portrait Painting Make Your Own Clothing Labels Make a Baggy T-shirt into a Dress Guides Chocolate Free Stuff High Voltage Duct Tape Wallets

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

(newsletter) Harry Potter Spellbooks, Water Bottle Raft, Furry Laptop

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Cool winter projects! We've got some great contests lined up - details available soon. Here are some hints to get your brain kick-started: What can you make with old computer parts? What would you like for Valentine's day? And what can you make that would fit inside a shoe box? Stay tuned! Winners announced: See the awesome entries that won prizes in the Homemade Holidays Contest and the Homemade Holidays Food Contest. DIY Multimedia LED Projector Harry Potter-style Spellbooks Squirrel Nest Camera Water Bottle Kayak with Outrigger Perfectly Twisted Wire Light Up Costume What to do if Your Passport is Stolen Upcycled Sweater Boots Sonic Seed Sower Stroke Sensor Build A Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil Tripod Studiolight with "softbox" Slow French Onion Soup 'Easyrig' Overhead Camera Support Honeycomb Cardboard Furniture Fur Your Laptop! Guides Homemade Holidays Contest Winners Bookshelves Duct Tape Homemade Holidays Food Contest Winners Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

(newsletter) Solar-Powered Walkway, Lady GaGa Glasses, VHS Notebook

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Calm before the (contest) storm Wow, it's all quiet on the contest front with nothing to enter. Or is it? We have big plans in the works, and all will be revealed soon. Get a head start: one will involve good old-fashioned romance, another reusing dead computers, and we want you to stay sew warm this winter. Oh, and think of something great that can fit into a shoebox. Winners announced: Congratulations to Team Cocktail! See the awesome prize-winning drinks in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest. Solar-Powered Garden Tiles VHS Spiral Bound Notebook Bend PVC Pipe DIY Cough Drops Credit Card Grappling Hook Lady GaGa Video Glasses Drinking Bird "Flock Clock" Cantilevered Foot Bridge $4 USB Latte Foamer Polarizer Glasses Copyright and Copyleft Gloves Sew an Electronic Circuit Hemma Chandelier IKEA Hack Pearl Necklace Makeover Credit Card iPhone Stand Make Perfect Saddle Cuts Guides Cocktails vs Mocktails Winners 17 Uses for an Old Club Card Notebook Mods Easy Recipes Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

(newsletter) DIY Smoker, Make a Snuggie, Sound-Proof Studio

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Beat the Winter Blues! Winter is the time to learn something new! We've found a pile of great new craft, food, and organization projects for you to try, and some classic guides full of even more ideas. Try them out, and give the authors some love! New Contests: Sew something warm to win a combo sewing, embroidery, and serging machine from Singer in the Sew Warm Contest, or show off your romantic side in the Valentine's Day Contest to win some gourmet chocolate from Cocoa Puro and Socola! Coming soon: Randy's Dead Computer Contest where you can find a cool use for your old electronics gear and win a new netbook! Build a Sound-Proof Recording Studio Corn Starch Candy Molds Vegan Marshmallows Put Your Thumb Through a Can! Deconstructed Flower Vase Make Your Own Snuggie The Uranium Rosary Start an Orange Tree Amplify a NES Guitar Simple Thread Rack Hanging Shelves from Longboards "Tiny Turtles" Recipe The Convertible War Board DIY Smoker Simple UV LIghtbox Vacuum Infused Fruit Guides 5 Minute Projects Dessert Recipes Laser Cut Projects Fermentation Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Photos for every day in January

My entries for AngryRedHead's challenge. I am also uploading them here. Up to date as of 16th Jan 2011

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

How is everyone finding the January challenge?

Hey guys,  I know we all kind of talk a bit on 365 but I was wondering how everyone else is finding the photo a day here? I've been loving the photography aspect of it, it's been driving me to take more interesting photos and I've found myself getting excited about my photo for the day...  I've been really enjoying the 365 community so much as well, it's full of great commenters and so many amazing photographers.  Y'all much to say on finding a photo a day? 

Posted by killerjackalope 7 years ago

Photo Challenge: mikeasaurus

All my photos from AngryRedhead's 2011 Photo Challenge have been moved here. Photos for January 1 - 31 are posted in the body of this topic, starting on the 1st after the intro image. Photos in the comments section were to validate days when pictures were taken. Feel free to leave any comments you wish. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago

Site update - January 29, 2014

Site Update! Maybe you noticed that we've have a pretty significant site update. Following in the footsteps of the new commenting features, here's what's new! (editor) Publish new Instructable with same title as existing featured Instructable, get prompted to choose again. (editor) More detail for contests on publish screen (editor) Support for embedded files; reworked icons in navbar. Replaced embed modal. (comments) visual touchups for author in comment box (comments) No more ReCaptcha (instructables) Embedded videos displayed inside photosets (instructables) "Rich" embeds will appear under photoset, before step text (comments + editor) Clicking image in image library modal selects it (PM's) HTML support (comments + PM's) Lists and links created inline, styling updates to toolbar. (comments) "comment removed by community request" -- removed when no allowed replies remain (comments) "I Made it" appears as button in Instructable header & option on comment box ...and on mobile web: Categories + channels tabs Switch member instructables & favorites UI Ad slot between intro step & step 1 Removed author box from Instructable page As with all releases, there's going to be some kinks to iron out. Please leave your thoughts, suggestions, and detailed bugs in the comments below. We're really excited about this update and think it's going to make using the new interface easier, and a better experience. Can't wait to see your feedback!

Posted by mikeasaurus 4 years ago

IoT Builders Deadline

Hello, I have a question regarding the deadline of the IoT Builders Contest. It says in the rules that the deadline is 11:59 p.m. PT on January 02, 2017 /7:59am GMT on January 02, 2017. However the dates aren't the same since 11:59 p.m. PT on January 02 is 7:59am GMT on January 03, 2017 right? Wich one is the right date?! Regards!

Posted by duartejm 1 year ago

January photo a day project Tool Using Animal

Okay, start my own thread, sheesh!  i'll move the other pix over here eventually.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 7 years ago

What do these numbers mean ( Archery )

Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 13-14   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 15-16/66" 13-14   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 17-18/66" 15-16   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 19-20/66" 17-18   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 21-22/66" 19-20   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 23-24/66" 21-22   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 25-26/66" 23-24   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 27-28/66" 25-26   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 29-30/66" 27-28   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 31-32/66" 29-30   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 33-34/66" 31-32   +$53.99 (expected to ship: February 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 35-36/66" 33-34   +$53.99 (expected to ship: February 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 37-38/66" 35-36   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 39-40/66" 37-38   +$53.99 Those are all the options for me for the bow I want to buy. It's a Samick Polaris 62" My draw length is 26" and I wan't the draw weight to be about 30 pounds. I have bolded and underlined the numbers that I am confused about, what do they mean and, if possible, which choice would be the best for me? If you need more info then just tell me!

Posted by Xthinker 5 years ago


From the Laser Cutter contest page:UPDATE:Entry deadline extended to January 1, 2008!What were we thinking?!? The holidays are the perfect time to finish your Laser Cutter Contest entry, and we don't want to judge during our family vacations. So, we're extending the entry deadline to 11:59pm PST Tuesday, January 1, 2008 to take advantage of the entire holiday season. Finalists will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2008. User voting will still end on January 31st, and we'll still announce the ultimate winner on Monday, February 4th, 2008.Use this extra time to make something truly incredible!Happy holidays from the Instructables team.

Posted by canida 10 years ago

Chrysn's Photos for January

Here are my photos for AngryRedhead's 2011 Photo Challenge.

Posted by ChrysN 7 years ago

This is some weird weather

I live in (near) Windsor, Ontario, Canada. As we all know its January. I took these pictures of my back yard today at 151pm on January 7th 2008. the temperature outside is 69 degrees ferinhiet or 20.5 degrees celsius the same temperature as Phoniex, Arizona. this is pretty weird, Eh?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

Bad Links In Newsletter

I have been getting the message: "The URL is not syntactically valid" for all the links in your e-mails since the January 24, 2013 newsletter. I was & am using Eudora 6.2.4 on a Mac mini OS 10.4.11. The links in the January 17, 2013 newsletter, & all previous newsletters, did & still do work just fine. What changed?     Sincerely,     ~ Wolfwerx ~

Posted by Wolfwerx 5 years ago

Date Changes for the Soup and Stew Contest

The Holidays are coming up and we want to make sure all of the entries of the Soup and Stew Contest are given sufficient time to be evaluated, so some of the dates have been pushed back. Here is the updated timeline Finalists will be announced on December 21, 2012 Judging will end on January 3, 2013 Winners will be announced on January 4, 2013 Good luck in the contest and please let me know if you have any questions!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago

Knex Remake Contest

Take a look: Take an old gun of yours and remake it into a much better gun. IT MUST BE A REMAKE OR IT WONT BE ALLOWED! For example I might take my way old tech9 and remake it to be a lot better. Anyone can enter, all you need to do is submit a link (in a slideshow or forum topic or an ible I guess) by January 11, 2010. I will request for a few judges after the deadline so they are people who haven't entered anything. Good Luck. EDIT : JANUARY 11 IS THE NEW DEADLINE

Posted by shadowninja31 8 years ago

Homemade Holidays contest

Whatever happened to the "But wait, there's more..." for the Homemade Holidays contests? More prizes/winners were supposed to be announced at the end of January. Did I miss the announcement somewhere?

Posted by cainunable 9 years ago

Boston Area Workshops/Classes

 I want to let makers/creators in the Boston area know about a few upcoming workshops and classes at Willoughy and Baltic. Intro to Welding-begins December 1st. Woodshop Fundamentals-begins December 1st.  Bicycle  Frame Welding-begins December 12 and 13th. Classroom Arduino for Teachers-begins December 28th. Mechatronic Art, Design and Fabrication-begins January 21st. Directed Open Studio-begins January 20th. For more information on these classes, please visit: willoughbybaltic.ning.com/page/classesworkshops-1 Willoughby and Baltic 13 Joy Street Somerville, MA 02144 info@willoughbybaltic.com

Posted by willoughbybaltic 9 years ago

Date Changes for Think Geek Sci-Fi Contest

The Holidays are coming up and we want to make sure all of the entries of the Sci Fi Contest are given sufficient time to be evaluated, so some of the dates have been pushed back. Here is the updated timeline Last day we will be accepting entries is December 19, 2012 Finalists will be announced on December 24, 2012 Judging will end on January 3, 2013 Winners will be announced on January 4, 2013 Good luck in the contest and please let me know if you have any questions!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago

How long is a pro membership good for?

I paid for a pro membership on 12/28 of last year then again in January on the 7th. How long is a membersasship good for and why did my first membership expire so soon?

Posted by RIckW3 2 years ago

Where did Contest go

Where did (Let it glow) contest go ? judging ended on 10 January 2015...we are still waiting for results, but where are the entries? where is the contest itself? why totally vanished from this website ? 

Posted by goldenshuttle 3 years ago

Teaser for an upcoming project

The design is near final and it should be ready in mid January.  It's not 100%, but it is close enough to put together a video with - I did three; Teaser 1: Teaser 2: Teaser 3: Anyone guess what it is?

Posted by Gadget Gangster 8 years ago

Paper Airplane Contest (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs.  Performance Requirements: Entered paper airplanes must meet or exceed these requirements: Stability at all operation speeds A minimum range of 30 feet Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights Use of less than 15 pieces of tape in construction Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 3 paper airplanes* one patch each. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic as "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, December 10, 2010 and end Monday, January 10, 2011. Entries must be published before Tuesday, January 4, 2011. From January 4 to January 10, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Entries:   wat.: "Hammerhead Glider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hammerhead-Glider/) legoman111: "Blizzard" (https://www.instructables.com/id/the-blizzard-paper-airplane/)

Posted by OrigamiAirEnforcer 7 years ago

January 2015 Build Night with MakeyMakey

#BUILDNIGHT 40 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, December 5. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, December 8. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. We are partnering with MakeyMakey, an invention kit that lets you connect to the world around you, for our January 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: 5 MakeyMakey Kits HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in January to host a project build night using the MakeyMakey kits. You can host multiple build nights during January to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the MakeyMakey kits. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES MakeyMakey Project Gallery MakeyMakey How-to Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #MAKEYMAKEY Twitter: @Instructables, Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/makeymakeykit https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago

Wrong Member Date! help??

So, i just got this member account last month.. which was January of 2010. it says that i have been a member as of June 9th 2009. will this shorten my time as a member?  i just got this account last month.

Posted by ploky123 8 years ago

SF Clothing Swap at CELLspace

This Saturday, January 19th, there's a clothing swap at CELLspace in San Francisco.From the swapsf website:What: Sweet! The first clothing swap of 2008!When: Saturday, January 19th, noon-3pmWhere: CELLspace (2050 Bryant St. between 18th & 19th) map How Much: $5 ($10 without clothes)Featuring: Mountains of well-organized clothing swappage! $2 wine & Trumer Pils! On-site screenprinting & tailoring! Tasty beats by poolboy & d (4handed)! Free Meth Coffee (BYOC, otherwise $2)! Absinthe candy by Lit Lollipops! Other stuff as it comes up! Leftover clothing will be donated to local charities, including Dolores Street Community Services, A Safe Place for Women, and The Stop AIDS Project.

Posted by canida 10 years ago

Not receiving email digests anymore

Up until January I was receiving twice weekly digests of featured instructables delivered to my inbox. I'm not getting them anymore and can't find out how to reinstate that. They were the high points of my week. Any ideas how that can happen again?

Posted by mjursic 4 years ago

Photo Challenge: Take a Photo Everyday in January

---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- PLEASE READ THIS THREAD!!!! ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- With the New Year comes New Year's Resolutions, and one of my on-going resolutions is to improve my photography skills.  I have a hunch I'm not the only one who wants to be a better photographer, so I would like to pose a challenge in which I will also participate. The Challenge: Take a photograph everyday in January. The Reward: Bragging rights and a fancy patch to show everyone that you successfully completed the challenge. Simple, right?  It doesn't have to be the best photo EVAR.  It doesn't have to be beautifully lit.  It doesn't need perfect composition.  It just has to be the very simple act of picking up your camera, taking a shot, and posting it online.  It can even be a photo you're going to use in an Instructable, a dual purpose photograph.  The trick is that it has to be done every day.  No old photos.  No rehashes.  This is for personal improvement and making photography a habit. Now I realize that not everyone will be able or willing to do this everyday because stuff happens.  If you can take a photo for 20 days in January, you will get a patch.  If you can manage to take a new photo every single day, all 31, in January, you will get a very special patch! If you would like to participate in this challenge, leave a reply to this topic saying that you accept the challenge.  As you submit your photos, reply to your original acceptance reply.  This will keep things a bit tidier, and you will be able to see your accomplishments altogether.  There's a great deal of satisfaction in seeing a big chunk of what you've done and feeling motivated to do more.  If you would like to see an example of how to submit photos for the challenge, please look for my acceptance comment on this topic and how I reply to that comment with photos I am submitting. Alternatively, you can submit links to images on your Flickr, Picasa, DeviantArt, and other image sharing services.  This will save on bandwidth usage on Instructables.  Please do not submit links to private accounts such as Facebook and Myspace.  The images must be publicly viewable without requiring a linked account. There are some mighty fine Instructables on photography, so you might want to take a look around.  Hopefully, by taking part in this challenge, you will not only improve your photography skills but your Instructables as well.  You might even be motivated to post an Instructable about photography in January! If you would like to participate in a much larger challenge, check out Project365. So here's to a Happy (and productive) New Year!

Posted by AngryRedhead 7 years ago

Voting has begun for Homemade Holidays Contests!

We've gotten some great entries for both the Homemade Holidays Contest and the Homemade Holidays Food Contest, and now it's up to YOU to choose the finalists! Vote for your favorite entries by visiting the contest pages above and clicking on the VOTE button next to your favorite picks right from that page, or on top of the Instructable page.  You can vote for as many entries as you want. When voting closes on January 3rd, your votes will help to determine the finalists. The top 15 entries in terms of votes will become finalists. In addition, another 15 finalists will be chosen by Instructables staff for a total of 30 finalists. When the finalists are chosen, they will be judged until January 11th, and winners will be announced shortly afterwards. The future is in your hands - go vote today!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago

My stitches (Don't look if you don't like blood or messy pics!)

I got hurt pretty bad :P Sunday January something, I cut myself with a knife soooo... lol here's some pics .

Posted by Vynash 7 years ago

January 2014 Build Night with Cool Neon

10 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, December 11 This is NOT first come first serve. We will be reviewing your application + past build night participation (does not apply if you’re new to build night program) to determine eligibility. We will follow up with you by December 13 to let you know if your space has been accepted. You must be associated with a formal makerspace or hackerspace to participate. Check out these resources for hosting a build night! JANUARY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cool Neon, a great online source for EL wire, for our January 2014 build night. Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (1) Cool Neon Arduino Shield (10) five-foot strands of Cool Neon wire of varying colors, soldered (1) Driver HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in January (any night) to host a project build night using EL wire + arduino shield. You can host multiple build nights during January to work on your projects. Your space must have access to an Arduino and a soldering iron. If you don’t have access you can still Post 2 Instructables: post 2 step-by-step Instructables using the EL wire and Arduino shield. The projects MUST use both elements. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by December 13 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the cool neon materials without completing this step. RESOURCES: Cool Neon Instructable EL Wire Projects Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago

Still a few days left to document the gifts you made!

The Homemade Gifts contest ends at the end of the day Monday January 1st. Since I know you don't want to go into work this week, take a bunch of pictures and show us what you made, how you made it, and who you gave it to.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago

New Thing-a-Day Febuary

I'm aiming to try to do one new thing each day in the month of February, but I'm having trouble thinking of things to do, because I'm in a January slump. Any one have ideas? I'm so far at zero so anything helps! :)

Posted by shadowfeet 5 years ago

Copy/Paste to Editor no longer works

I last published an Instructable the end of January.  That was my 28th.  I now want to publish another one but the capability to paste text copied from a document on my computer no longer works.  It flashes the text on the screen in the editor window but then disappears.  I write my Instructables using Microsoft Word 2007 with no fancy formatting.  I even tried copying and pasting plain text with the same results.  I am running Windows 10 and Internet Explorer 11.  The only difference in my setup and technique from January is an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  I am not using the Edge browser. Oh, and just discovered that I have three drafts that I can't delete.  No amount of Google searching has provided an answer to that question either.  I guess I'll just have to quit sharing my expertise.

Posted by DELETED_boomer48 2 years ago


I have a new job! Starting in January, I will be teaching Science at a local high-school. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I ought to say, Instructables featured heavily in my panel interview, and in between the panel and the decision, the Head of Science went and had a browse on the site to see what the fuss was about - the site was a definite count in my favour - thanks folks!

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Handmade Market Chicago

If you are in Chicago and are looking to pick up a late Holiday gift you can check out the Handmade MarketNext event:Saturday, January 12th, 2008noon to 4:30 pm. Free.Handmade Market is the second Saturday of the month from noon to 4:30 pm at:The Empty Bottle1035 N. WesternChicago, Illinois (map)

Posted by noahw 10 years ago

Happy Holidays from Instructables!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Instructables! Autodesk gives all employees off from December 24th - January 1st 2014.  So we'll be working with a skeleton staff until then.  We'll still be here, but it might take longer to hear back from us! Hope everyone has a good vacation (for those of you who get one :P )!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago

Ten Full Years!

It has just been pointed out to me that I have passed my tenth anniversary on Instructables - I first signed up January 6th, 2006, and have signed on almost every single day since, holidays and long-haul flights excluded. That's just... Over ten years. Gosh. The only things I've been involved with for longer are my relatives!

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago

Contest Ideas

I have a contest idea.  Why dont we have a "Instructable of the Year" Contest?  It could go on ALL year until January 1.  Then all the votes get counted and the Instructable of the year is chosen?  the instructable could be any genre, the prizes would be a sword with the instructables robot on the blade and the Username of the winner.  Also the instructables "pack" (Shirt, stickers, etc).

Posted by yofortune 8 years ago

Photography Challenge Discussion

It seems the Instructables topic cannot handle so many replies and comments, and so I am proposing that those who would like to participate in the January Photography Challenge join the 365 Project and follow one another.  Honestly, I really don't like asking anyone to join another site because it's a pain, but the 365 Project is geared specifically to taking a photograph everyday. Some more advantages: It's very easy to sign up and really isn't so painful. Everyone can follow each other and post comments on individual photographs. It's incredibly easy to submit a photo, and you can submit previous images on past dates. You can view entire calendars of photographs. It would take some of the burden off Instructables and make the challenge less frustrating. You can link to your Instructable's account on your profile there and potentially encourage some outsiders to check out your stuff. All in all, it's going to be a bit of a trade-off.  I signed up for an account on January 2nd, submitted a photo for the day and the previous day, and have really enjoyed how easy it is to use, but I know not everyone's going to be down with it because I'm sure we're all signed up on different things all over the place which gets a little hard to manage.  For anyone who doesn't want to join the 365 Project, please start a forum topic dedicated to sharing your daily photography throughout the month of January. Patches will still be awarded to those who complete the challenge.  It will be easier for me to account for participation through the 365 Project, but I'll be able to take account of a forum topic as well. If you join the 365 Project, please let me know so I can follow you on the site.  You can find my member page here. I'm really sorry for asking this because I know the topic has been frustrating people, including me, but I think the best solution is to either join 365 or start individual forum topics.  I'm fine with either when it comes to awarding patches.

Posted by AngryRedhead 7 years ago

Indie Craft Contest

Now's the time to strut your stuff, crafters!The Craft & Hobby Association is giving you the opportunity to present your work at the CHA 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show! The Show will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from January 25-28, 2009. So get innovative and start stretching those creative chops. You can enter up to five projects.More info via: CRAFT

Posted by scoochmaroo 10 years ago

knex ball machine contest

Hello everybody, this is a contest for ball any ball machine, elements, lifts, or ideas. you may enter as many times as you have ideas. the winner will get a year pro membership and a patch the second will get three months pro membership and a patch the third will get a patch. the contest will end at January 31, so there is time enough. good luck, Martijn

Posted by martijnb95 7 years ago

Sucsessful Forum Post From Windows 7

I am not sure if this is the first, but Instuctables has been viewed using Windows 7! For anyone not aware, the Windows 7 beta is free to download for the first 2.5 million visitors, and last I checked it was still available. This is a link to the download site.UPDATE: Microsoft has lifted the 2.5 million download limit and it will be available until January 24th Cnet Article

Posted by Ferrite 9 years ago

London 'Iblers meetup with Eric!

Eric Wilhelm is in London this week. We thought we'd capitalise (a ha ha) on this and, in fine British tradition, go to the pub.  All members are welcome- the destination is the Mug House, London Bridge on Friday 10th of January.  Kiteman and I will be at Liverpool St. station at around 7:00pm, or you can meet us at the pub.  Hope to see you there and put some faces to names!

Posted by PKM 4 years ago

December beard-off!

January 2012   Sculpted! Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and shared their real and faux beards in the comments below! It was fun to see all the different variations and everyone who posted will be sent out a pack of Sugru! Here's the results of our in-house beard-off: frenzy went for the Deron Williams fade kazmataz had the classic milk-moustache  mikeasaurus and StumpChunkman did mirrored MonkeyTail's  lamedust went all out with the technicolour rainbow Way to go everyone! December, 2011 November saw many men grow moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness. For December a few of us at the lab are going to keep the facial fur tradition alive and attempt a beard-off! For the next few weeks we're tossing out the razors and documenting the madness! After, we'll sculpt them into weird designs and then post the results and let you decide who you think has the best/worst beard. This beard-off isn't just for the gentlemen either, the ladies of Instructables have also volunteered to participate with faux beards, knitted beards, or anything else! We're starting with how we look now, then updating later in the month with how our beards are progressing, then how they look sculpted in a ridiculous way. Here are the Instructables staff participating: Participant  | Start (December-Beginning) |   Beardy  (December-End)   |    Sculpted (January 2012)     frenzy kazmataz N/A mikeasaurus StumpChunkman lamedust X Members can join in the fun by posting pictures of their crazy beards in the comments below. Every member who posts a picture of their beard (real or fake) will be sent out a single Sugru pack and an Instructables sticker! Hurry, these things are itchy and are going to be shaved by January 2012!

Posted by mikeasaurus 6 years ago

Bug Report - Ratings do not show up in Firefox or Chrome

There seems to be a bug with the ratings system. I am runing the current version of Ubuntu (11.10) on an Asus U56E-BBL5, and the ratings do not work in either Firefox 9.0.1, Google Chrome 16.0.912.77, or Firefox 10 beta. I have been experiencing this problem since early January, and I have attached a few screenshots to show what is happening. Cheers, GMD

Posted by circuitbreaker 6 years ago

Wanna 3 month pro membership? CLOSED

3 month membership, it's up for grabs.  Give me a reason, come on!  It needn't be honest, it needn't be logical, it needn't be fair but it better be funny...  Also if anyone can nominate someone else deserving of one I might give another away. *insert random photo from January challenge* EDIT CLOSED

Posted by killerjackalope 7 years ago

The ultimate knex gun

This is a competition for the ultimate knex gun, with a difference - you vote for the best parts of any knex gun on the site, and i mod them a bit and put them together! voting ends december 31st and i will post a picture on january 1st! Class 1:handle Class 2:stock Class 3:barrel Class 4:Hand grip Class 5: sight Happy voting! :D

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago