Tool libraries?

Hello, Has anyone had experience of using or setting up a tool library? Do you pay a membership fee? What stops people just not bringing the tool back? I'm considering setting one up in my local area, Cornwall uk. Any info would be great Thanks Alex

Asked by AlexC229 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


FatFs Library

Hello everyone, I have recently been working on porting the FatFs Generic FAT File System library to an Atmega328p for use with a project I'm working on and I'm really having some issues with it.  I've tried a couple of different tutorials and walkthroughs and in the end I either get odd errors that seems will be an incredible hassle to correct, or my program compiles but the actual program won't work correctly (none of the open, write, etc functions actually work) I am writing this in Atmel Studio 6 (AVR Studio) If anyone can please help me out, or if you have ported this for the atmel mega series before and can provide your files that would be awesome Thank you

Posted by BooRan 6 years ago


The Survivor Library

I found a collection of downloadable books. Most of them are dated but some information might be useful. Check the Survivor Library. I am not a survivalist myself but some of the books are related to the arts and crafts. I hope some of you find these useful.

Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


The Library is open!!

I love libraries. I love them hard. Yay, libraries!  Knowledge is free, and I think books should be free, too (unless I write them. Then you should definitely pay for them.). So, I'm giving away book patches to everyone who asks until tomorrow at 5 PM CST OR until they run out! :0  So apply below! Post your favorite book, and the book title you want to be in the patch (if different). 

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Stepper Motor Library

Hi! Sorry, I was unable to put library below. So simple and yet so not so simple. How do I get the library in the folder so the program compiles/? Thanks 56Frank library for 28BYJ48 Stepper motor and ULN2003 driver. Here is the source code for our 28BYJ48 stepper motor, ULN2003 driver library, as well as an implementation. Check out the diagram for the wiring. The header file: __________________________________________________________________ #ifndef Stepper_h #define Stepper_h class StepperMotor { public:     StepperMotor(int In1, int In2, int In3, int In4);    // Constructor that will set the inputs     void setStepDuration(int duration);    // Function used to set the step duration in ms     void step(int noOfSteps);    //    for(int sequenceNum = 0;  sequenceNum <= noOfSteps/8; sequenceNum++){         for(int position = 0; ( position < 8 ) && ( position < ( noOfSteps - sequenceNum*8 )); position++){             delay(duration);             for(int inputCount = 0; inputCount < 4; inputCount++){                 digitalWrite(this->inputPins[inputCount], sequence[(int)(3.5 - (3.5*factor) + (factor*position))][inputCount]);             } Arduino         }     } } _______________________________________________________________________ An implementation: _______________________________________________________________________ #include StepperMotor motor(8,9,10,11); void setup(){   Serial.begin(9600);   motor.setStepDuration(1); } void loop(){   motor.step(1000);   delay(2000);   motor.step(-1000);   delay(2000); } Step a certain number of steps. + for one way and - for the other     int duration;    // Step duration in ms     int inputPins[4];    // The input pin numbers }; #endif ___________________________________________________________________ The cpp file: ___________________________________________________________________ #include #include StepperMotor::StepperMotor(int In1, int In2, int In3, int In4){     // Record pin numbers in the inputPins array     this->inputPins[0] = In1;     this->inputPins[1] = In2;     this->inputPins[2] = In3;     this->inputPins[3] = In4;     // Iterate through the inputPins array, setting each one to output mode     for(int inputCount = 0; inputCount < 4; inputCount++){         pinMode(this->inputPins[inputCount], OUTPUT);     }     duration = 50; } void StepperMotor::setStepDuration(int duration){     this->duration = duration; } void StepperMotor::step(int noOfSteps){     /*         The following 2D array represents the sequence that must be         used to acheive rotation. The rows correspond to each step, and         the columns correspond to each input. L     */     bool sequence[][4] = {{LOW, LOW, LOW, HIGH },                           {LOW, LOW, HIGH, HIGH},                           {LOW, LOW, HIGH, LOW },                           {LOW, HIGH, HIGH, LOW},                           {LOW, HIGH, LOW, LOW },                           {HIGH, HIGH, LOW, LOW},                           {HIGH, LOW, LOW, LOW },                           {HIGH, LOW, LOW, HIGH}};                           int factor = abs(noOfSteps) / noOfSteps;    // If noOfSteps is +, factor = 1. If noOfSteps is -, factor = -1     noOfSteps = abs(noOfSteps);    // If noOfSteps was in fact negative, make positive for future operations     /*         The following algorithm runs through the sequence the specified number         of times     */

Posted by 56Frank 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


stuck on updating library

Trying to load the LAST image and I'm stuck in the updating mode. I've cleared the cache, I've tried to create a dummy instructable. But hello, the image comes up in this message. I know it's there, but it sure doesn't want to show up where I want it. Maybe I'll just insert a link to the help page. Talk me down.

Posted by Dr. P 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Library managment system

Hi everyone! In Bosnia & Herzegovina every library still uses old way of managment (paper cards etc). It's kinda sad, because everywhere in schools and city libraries should be computer programs that works as a database and book managment, but they are pretty expensive. I was thinking about making simple program for that use and donate it to schools in my country. I know little bit about programming in C#, I am looking for someone to help me with this project. 

Posted by AdvanŽ 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Library shelves & storage

I am trying to improve a run-down library where the shelves are almost on the point of falling apart and there are store rooms but no storage shelves or anything really. The library is run down and had hardly much spent on it in the last 20 years. The library is in eastern europe and since the fall of the the communist era and the rise of modern democracy the library has stood still. (Bit of a time warp!)  I am able to make most things in wood and have tools and power tools, bench saw and drill etc. There is also reasonable supplies of timber. (But not that you would find in western europe, think basic..) So the your challenge Instructables is! ideas and suggestions that I could use to replace the old shelves and sort out the storage. Think simple or at least simplistic and give it a go. Regards 

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


Image Library Problem

Strange error when trying to do anything with some images.  Can't view the image library, upload excetera.  My IE 8 gives me this error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.4; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0) Timestamp: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:30:24 UTC Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 584 Char: 5 Code: 0 URI: https://www.instructables.com/upload If this means anything to someone...let me know! Dan

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


Make It @ Your Library

Fantastic news! Instructables collaborated with the American Library Association to build a new how-to website especially for libraries:  Make it @ Your Library This website is tailored to librarians interested in implementing makerspace projects in their libraries.  Fully searchable, Make it @ your library connects users to projects, based on library-specific search criteria: age, price, project time, etc. You can read more about the details here, and if you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to leave them below in the comments.

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


Adding Arduino Libraries Answered

This sketch requires 3 libraries; Password.h Keypad.h Servo.h. The servo.h is in red, i suspect that librarie is recognizes and being used by the main sketch. The other 2 are black and throw an error. The files are in the same place as the servo.h file but is not recognized by the main sketch. How to include them so the sketch compiles? 

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


Image Library Question

I want to add picts to an instructable, so I put them in my image library. I then add them to a new instructable. Do I have to keep them in my image library, or can I delete them after the instructable is published?

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


What library is LTask.h in ?

I am getting atal error: LTask.h: No such file or directory

Asked by hsedidin 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Problems with Handbag libraries

Hi, I've trouble with the Handbag and Android Acessory library. I've  already unzipped the folders  and put it into the libraries folder. Then I ran the SimpleHandbag sketch. But now I have some errors: SimpleHandbag.ino:54:21: error: Handbag.h: No such file or directory SimpleHandbag:57: error: 'AndroidAccessory' does not name a type SimpleHandbag:63: error: 'HandbagApp' does not name a type SimpleHandbag.ino: In function 'void setupUI()': SimpleHandbag:86: error: 'Handbag' was not declared in this scope SimpleHandbag.ino: In function 'void setup()': SimpleHandbag:95: error: 'Handbag' was not declared in this scope SimpleHandbag.ino: In function 'void loop()': SimpleHandbag:100: error: 'Handbag' was not declared in this scope Thanks for help. Sorry my 'English is not the best, because I'm just a German, who learns English at school

Posted by TobiCplusplus 4 years ago


bluetooth sheild library

I have created a library for bluetooth sheild . but its showing some errors while compiling .. plz help me .h file class BlueTooth { public: BlueTooth(int Rxd, int Txd); void setupBlueToothConnection(); private: int _Rxd; int _Txd; }; .cpp file BlueTooth::BlueTooth(int Rxd, int Txd) {   pinMode(RxD,INPUT);   pinMode(TxD,OUTPUT);   _Rxd = Rxd;   _Txd = Txd; } void BlueTooth::setupBlueToothConnection() {   blueToothSerial.begin(9600); //Set BluetoothBee BaudRate to default baud rate 38400   blueToothSerial.print("AT+ROL=0\r\n"); //set the bluetooth work in slave mode   blueToothSerial.print("AT+NAME=slave\r\n"); //set the bluetooth name as "Slave"   blueToothSerial.print("AT+PSWD=1234\r\n"); // DEFAULT PASSWORD = 1234   blueToothSerial.print("AT+CMOD=1\r\n"); // CONNECT TO ANY ADDRESS   delay(2000); // This delay is required.   blueToothSerial.print("AT+INQ\r\n"); //make the slave bluetooth inquirable   Serial.println("The slave bluetooth is inquirable!");   delay(2000); // This delay is required.   blueToothSerial.flush(); }

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


Arduino Motor Control Shield

Hi! I am having trouble with two motor control shields. 1 - Arduino motor control shiels                                               // Hole-through devices  2 - Adafruit motor control shield V2                                         // SMT devices My problem is the installing the libraries.                                // will not compile,  need an AFM !!! I have done this before, but every now and then I'll get stuck or confused doing it.                    I've read the tutorials and seen the Youtube, what can I say I'm still stuck.                          // simple get hard sometimes I normally build my own circuits and programme them, but lately, I'm buying them already made and most of them need a library. . If anyone can help me I sure would be thankful. Thanks Frank G.   

Posted by 56Frank 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Image library seems to have disappeared

I tried to retrieve some pictures from image library and there is nothing in there. Using firefox and windows xp

Posted by buck2217 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


New PART/LIBRARY in EAGLE - HELP ?!?!? Answered

Hi ... I would like to ask, if you know what did I wrong when creating my new part/library. I was doing everything like it's here www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-custom-library-part-in-Eagle-CAD-too/ But when I've placed my part on the schematic, it will NOT connect to the wire. Do you know why ??? Thank you in advance, zholy

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


How can I get plans for the library ladder chair?

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


Please Help in finding out Components in Orcad Library.

Please Help in finding out Components in Orcad Library. In Orcad Capture with Pspice I can't Find 1. ATMEGA8 2. Some components and Ports can't be recognized by me They circled in the pic attached below What is that J1,J2 and J3. Please tell what to use for those other (GND,D-,D+,5V) Box ?

Posted by akshayjadhav 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How many images do you have in your image library?

How many images do you have in your library? I have 315 images so far. It will be interesting to see how many images a person like Kiteman or Timaderson would have in their library....

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


How do i allow others to see my photo library?

I have uploaded some photos to my photo library and i want them to be viewed by other members.  But there is no tab on my profile page for others to click on my photo library.  I do not have an instructable.  I just wanted to show the original poster of the project to see my project.  Is there a way to add a tab to my profile page with the link to my photo library? 

Posted by hconfer 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do I remove images from my library?

I'm new to instructables. In creating my first instructable I uploaded images that I now want to replace. I don't see any way to delete images from the library. I know how to delete them from the project. Right now I have too many similar images that I have to scroll through. Thanks

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


What the...

I was making a thread and then i noticed that my whole library was gone! Why did this happen? Maybe some cleaning of the site and they accidentally deleted all the library's. Can someone explain.

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Makey Makey Build Night @ Boise State's Albertsons Library

On January 27th, 2015, students, staff, and faculty came together to discover how to use bananas as piano keys, graphite drawings as game controllers, and program in Scratch to use play dough as piano keys. This was part of the Library's new Discover by Doing workshops, and our first Instructables Build Night! It was also the first official event for the newly formed Creative Technologies Association student group. We had 20 curious and excited faculty, staff, and students come through that evening, and they all left with a smile...unless they lost at tetris. There were three stations, one to play tetris with a drawn game controller, one to play the "bianano", and a "free for all" table with a variety of supplies. Each table had a student facilitator and all the supplies needed to complete the project. It was inspiring to watch participants work over the course of the night, and to see them working together to solve problems. Including one student's discovery that if he licked his fingers, he achieved better conductivity with the bananas (don't ask). The Creative Technologies Association is currently working with faculty on writing Instructables for the piano that was created using Scratch, and the discovery and design of the "earthly" connection wristband. We can't wait to share them with you, and are looking forward to future build nights! 

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


Info on Arduino Servo Library?

I am trying to build a Wallbot with an Arduino Mini and two servos. The instructable mentions using Arduino Servo Library. What is it and how do you get it? How do you use it? Thanks!

Asked by DELETED_afw11 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Upload to image library not working

I am currently working on a new Instructable and noticed that I can not upload any images to the library. It does the actual upload but the page turns white after that and there is no new image to be found in the library either. When I click on "Done" all I get is the top bar without an image. Cleared browser cache and history and also did a reboot of the computer to no avail. Is the problem on my end, someone working on the system or is it really a new bug?

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Importing a library into arduino software? Answered

Well this is embarrassing...I have imported a library into the arduino software before, but I completely forgot how.  I have tried looking it up, but all of the projects I have looked at basically assume that you know how already.  I don't think it matters at all, but I have windows 7.  Also I have arduino 0017. Thanks in Advance AI

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


organizing my image library

So i;m getting ready to put my next instructable up, but it's going to be a major pain in the ass to get the images all right if i have to dig through everything every time i need to get an image. is there any way i can break it into a folder for each instructable?

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


library refresh button pleeease

Hi everyone! i got lots of images in here , but i cant remember all the names tags and such , so to find i have to browse, however this happens, and if i try and refresh the page it sends me back to the up load tab, so i have to start over. my current soloution is to screen grab and re upload which is not the most effiecent way, please , put a refresh preview button next to the view by drop down thing. thanks george

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


3D Print Workshop at a library

We've had a 3D printer at our library for about 6 months now. We would love to offer workshops on how to use software like Tinkercad or 123D to create your own designs. We are currently looking for someone to lead the workshop. Any ideas where we could connect with someone? We are located in Marin County, right next to San Francisco: http://www.beltiblibrary.org/ Many thanks for any suggestions on forums, people to reach out to or even workshop ideas.

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


How to start a online library ?

How do I to start an online library where say I buy an Ebook our Emovie  and have it in a system where people can log in and borrow an Ebook or other media. So, say I buy 100 Ebooks and upload them to the system and now people can download a book and read it and then put it back in the system.  What software or program would I need to make this? update what if I use ebooks me and my friends make and don't buy them is there a system for that.  

Asked by sonic broom 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Image names for pictures in library

When using more than just a few pictures for an Instructable I noticed a very annyoing "bug" with the filenames of the images. It seems to be impossible to keep the original filename. Instead it is completely replaced by some cryptic string. I think the reason is to make sure all files have unique names for the servers but would it be possible to simply add this cryptic stuff AFTER the image name? When embedding images into the text through HTML it just makes finding the right image a real pain...

Posted by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Library of 123D Design Terms?

Is there a comprehensive library of terms for Autodesk 123D Design terms and terminology?

Posted by SAMSTONE11 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


lost i tunes library

I recently re -formatted my computer i now 1600 songs on my i pod that are not in my new library   solution without erasing?

Asked by electricman548 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Worthington Libraries Sugru Challenge

At Worthington Libraries, we hosted an "Inventor's Challenge."  We let our users knew all about Sugru, what cool stuff it can do, and how it can be used in unique ways.   Then we hosted an "Inventor's Fair" where we all shared our inventions, hacks and designs.  Take a look at our Sugru-ventions! Tumbler Repair with Sugru Rolled Sugru Beads Sugru Pie Server Fix 

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


Library for Ili9341 + Arduino Mega?

Im working on a project, and I am trying to get this to work. I have one of the 2.4 inch, red tft diplays from china, but I cant get it  to work. I need help finding a library+ doing mods to the library to get it working. I have run a couple of sketches, the touchscreen works fine, its just the screen wont show anything. One sketch said it found the Ili9341 driver on it. 

Asked by headslant 2 years ago


Symbols Configuration for PCB Libraries

Hi everyone !, I would like to know what kind of symbol configuration most of engineers or pcb designers use or what standards follow to create the symbols.I found some recommendations and i have two examples of symbol configurations , In the "Image #1" i created the symbol placing inputs and pasive pins on left side and outputs on the right side and in the "Image #2" i followed the symbol configuration of the typical application of the datasheet.Which of the two configurations is preferred or recommended to use and why?Thank you.

Asked by Juan DavidD3 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


managing tags in image library

While writing an instructable I was uploading picture using the new uploader (is it still new if it's older than 6 months?). Before clicking upload I used the tag files as and input my info. I have found 2 issues with this style of upload. I'd like some feedback. 1) I see the benefit of tagging uploaded photos and the aid in searching. But, is there any plans to offer a folder based system to he image library? Not all the files I upload to this site are relevant enough to include in the tagging section. As far as I've tested, not tagging a file results in the file only being viewable in the 'All' category. If you upload more than 50 pictures you'll be searching for a while to find it again later. I've been using an ad hoc method of using underscores to keep files organized. (ex. of tags: _discussion, _forums, etc. And for hyphenated or 2-word projects, tagging jello_brains or joining words like jellobrains). This is really so the drop-down menu isn't cluttered with all kinds of one-off keywords. Is if there is a folder-based system to use/search our library that isn't reliant on keywords. Which made me think of something else. 2) After re-uploading the photos again with the underscores in the right places (for my own sanity of keeping things where I can find them). I tried deleting the now-redundant files under the old tags. I successfully deleted the files under the tags, but couldn't remove the tag. I had not started writing the instructable yet or identified any keywords anywhere else outside of the upload editor. Is there a method to remove redundant or erroneously-named tags to files? Is there a way to add additional tags to a file after it has been uploaded?

Posted by mikeasaurus 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


deleteing photos from library that is in use

Can I erase a photo in my library that is in use in an instuctable, without damaging said Instructable? In the 'Ible https://www.instructables.com/id/HOWTO%3a-Delete-images-from-your-Instructables-image/                       (sorry folks, haven't quite figured out the link thingie)                  the Author  fireballxl5  - certainly seemed to think so. I had wanted to de-clutter and was wondering......

Posted by Karroo Oakey 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cannot delete images from my library

Today I tried to delete two photos from my library to replace them with cropped versions. When I clicked the red X, the image faded and then the entire grid of images disappeared (which I think is normal). When it came back the image I tried to delete was still there. This happened when I tried to delete from the instructable editor and from my library (both "all tags" and a specific tag). I recorded a video of this bug: www.screencast.com/t/NDQ3OTNl .

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


How can I get past a library download blocker?

I'm at a public library because we got rid of my old computer and now I have to go to the library if I need to do anything on a computer. I want to get a flight simulator to work on these computers but it says that the action has been blocked by an administrator so i saved it to my thumb drive and tried it from there, still a no go. anybody got any sugestions?

Asked by naruto 777 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Image library shows up as empty. Also, login issues.

My image library shows up as empty. I know for a fact it is not. Unless all of them were deleted by the system. And i'm having problems logging in. It won't accept my PW, and keeps kicking me off. I managed to log in by entering my password and clicking "forgot?", which sent me to the login page, where it showed me as already logged in at the top.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I have another question for you all......this is about the picture library...

I thought I remembered being able to get to my picturesin the library in some way and add tags to them at my leisureif I hadn't when I uploaded them.... now it seems I am unable to do so. Am I not seeing something ??

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



I feel a little dumb, but how do I delete images from my library?

Still trying to figure this site out. It's pretty confusing.. Enjoying my second day though. :]

Posted by Baran Romis 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Image library search failure (plus bonus bug)

Looking back through my images for a picture of a boomerang I made, to attach it to another project, as soon as I went onto the "next" set of thumbnails, I got images that were recent, not tagged with "boomerang". See screenshots: The first is what I got when I went to the boomerang tag, and is just what I expected. The second is what I got when I hit "next". Bonus bug: I couldn't add image notes to these images... (Using FF 11.0 under XP Home Edition)

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


Deleting files other than images?

I can't seem to delete a sound file. It didn't upload correctly, and I can't get rid of it. It does not have an "edit" link when I focus on that file.

Posted by Aud1073cH 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I've never been able to upload images.

I can upload images, but they don't seem to store anywhere. The only time it has worked, I accidently uploaded a dumb picture as my avatar when I didn't want one. All I did was upload and suddenly, dumb avatar. I couldn't get rid of it, so uploaded another barely acceptable pic in it's place. I can't put anything in my library, or find any standard patch pictures anywhere. Is it me or my software, or a bug? Windows XP Professional V2002 Service pack 3. IE 7.

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


I cant install libraries for eagle

I'm running mint 10 and having trouble installing the sparkfun library in eagle 5.10, the latest version (5.11) doesn't even install properly. Does anybody have a solution for this?

Asked by The Ideanator 8 years ago