Why do people still put mean stuff on the comments page even though they risk being banned. I hate it. Most people get on here to spread and look at ideas, not to have their idea be called a load of crap. *sighs* Anyone wanna discuss this?

Posted by Argool 9 years ago

What does your instructables username mean?

I'd like to know what your instructables usernames mean. I think most of us have unique ones that others are dying to know what they really mean. I guess I'll start with mine, splazem. To me, it means a brain freeze. It's not a real word, but one that my family uses. So c'mon, post what your instructables username means, it will take a minute, and I'm sure someone out there is curious.

Posted by splazem 7 years ago

What does your name mean?

Do you ever wonder what your name means, well find out here my name means Supplanter and i cracked up when i found out my brother's name means Little King, Have Fun :)

Posted by FFVIIBOY 8 years ago

What do you mean by "How to fast"?

Well? There is a question "How to fast" on the most wanted question on the burning questions round 6, what in the earth does that mean?

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago

Best Camp Pranks

I am going to summer camp for 10 days, and I need the best dang pranks you guys can think of. I dont care what it is, just tell me.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago

Puppy Cam


Posted by iMac 10 years ago

Private message me any questions you may have!

Okay so just message me okay? and also look at my other instructables.

Posted by Pyronite67 4 years ago

Wow, this group is great! I mean, look at all those members!

I mean it! I mean yeah! we SO many members!

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago

what does the number on ATTINY85 mean?

Are all ATTINY85 20PU the same?  I've noticed different seller's pictures have different numbers printed on them.  What do these mean?

Posted by aliasjanedoe 4 years ago

Instructable appearance

My Lego Lunar Module is not appearing when I search for it. This means I don't get many views, which means no favorites, which means no popularity. HELP ME!

Posted by emcee2 10 months ago

The Meaning Of Life

Well, the name describes it, What do YOU think the meaning of life is? if you have one i'd like to hear it.As this is a discussion in the name of clever people, i hope that this will not trigger any racist views, as anyone who is naive enough to put colour first person later,or ethnics first, should not be considered a valued member of this community.(Thanks to for providing the picture)

Posted by 9 years ago

What does "Zeitgeist" mean?

The title really says it all... what's so special about these things labeled "Zeitgeist"?

Posted by yourcat 10 years ago

What means being a member?

I would like to know about the take over of instructables by some company.... 

Posted by AleGSM 7 years ago

What does it mean to have a featured Instructable?

I don't know what it means for a post to be featured. I know you get an achievement, but I was just curious what it exactly meant. Please answer. Thank you!

Posted by knexguy237 4 years ago

what is this error mean

This is copy paste of the error i got after publication i want to ask u what is exactly mean ERROR 401: edit object EVGV9V7GPBD5LXH - ERROR 401: edit object EVGV9V7GPBD5LXH thank u for seeing it reply must plz

Posted by ROCK FRANCIS 7 years ago

What does you Instructables account name mean?

What does it mean? Me? I lived in New york and Pennsylvania, so New york (NY) and Pennsylvania (PA). I also lived in Ohio, so my name is sometimes NYOH.

Posted by NYPA 9 years ago

Lets make the longest comment ever of no meaning at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Type as long of a comment as you can and it doesnt have to have a meaning go!

Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago

Medal/Badge On Page, What does it mean?

Hey guys, this may seem like a simple question but I wasn't sure what it means and after looking through the forums I couldn't find any answers. At the top of my Instructable there is a medal/badge looking icon, what does this indicate? Thanks!

Posted by MusicalGenius 5 years ago


What does in mean: CNC?

Posted by dtpostel 6 years ago

What is the meaning of SuperCaliFragilistic Expicalidotious?

I know that there is many instructabler here in instructables are Intelligent! So can you explain and find the meaning of that Term! No clues! I don't think that term is on google? but the important give the Definition of a given term! I need actually a complete details and explaination!  Asker: Wareneutron(WN)

Posted by Wareneutron 6 years ago

hi! what is the littel pic of a hand next to my instruction mean?

Some of my post have the little hand pic and some dont, not as the project pic but next to the edit botten what does it mean?

Posted by galit 9 years ago

What is List and Queue in Embedded Programming

Hello What is List and Queue in RTOS Programming. what is use of List and Queue routine in RTOS. Generally list means number of tasks. and queue means number of task run in queue   

Posted by vead 1 year ago


What does it mean? Where did it come from? Why is it on Instructables?

Posted by flymudpie 10 years ago


Yosh: A japanese exclamation meaning "Yes!", "All Right!" or "Okay!", Yosh!

Posted by Xarkumetru 11 years ago

Problems with Firefox

None of the Instructables links are showing up on my firefox browser. What happens exactly is the website will show up, but then everything will disappear and only a blank webpage will be there. And when I mean everything disappears I mean everything down to the background colors, the logo and everything.

Posted by MissMeggo 7 years ago

School buses

Anything about school buses but no mean things.

Posted by master key 9 years ago


When will the ICS update be available for  motorola xoom 2 in the UK? i mean...Jellybean is already out and im stuck with honeycomb! Motorola says it will be in the Q3...What does that mean?

Posted by NXTHacker 6 years ago

Minecraft Help

Just a quick question what does "User Not Premium" mean?

Posted by didexo 6 years ago

touch waveform generator

Hi it possible to design a waveform genarator with touch technology...i mean its selectors, and other buttons be put in a  touch LCD screen..i  thnk u know what i mean...ty.. responses will be great help... (sory for my english.)

Posted by grimm_reper02 4 years ago

What does THIS mean??

On THIS INSTRUCTABLE I couldn't figure out which step to look at first because they were all the same: "You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."Okay, so not in those words exactly. But very very close!

Posted by Molten Boron 9 years ago

what does this mean? find out and you have just made a hisorical contribution

Historians believe the following intricate square written on a Roman wall in England (yes england) was a coded message left by an early Christian while eluding persecution. sator arepo tenet opera rotas

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago

Modern Warfare 2 Trailer... WHAT DID IT MEAN?!?!

If you have seen the Modern warfare 2 trailer you are probably as puzzled as I am , Come on lets figure this mystery outhere is the link

Posted by robots199 9 years ago

Hand and number under image

What does the hand and number mean under the images?

Posted by anon_private 6 years ago

What does that little star medal in the corner of some instructables mean?

Hi Guys,   A few days ago I was on instructables and I saw that some of the Ibbles had little medals in the corner with a star on them. WHat does this mean? Thanks, Bird123457

Posted by bird123457 5 years ago

What does mpsa transistor mean?

I have a project that requires mpsa13 transistor but the local electronics shop only carries mpsa12 i don't know what is the difference between the two, what are some alternatives or do they have different names in different country. thanks in advance

Posted by MaxF5 3 years ago

who is the forum master?

Well you probaly dont know what i mean but ill tell you ok so what i mean by the 'forum master' is who is the person who always answers the questions and is always on the little side bar thing where it says there name. who is it???

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago


Why does my rating thing say "1.5 some flaws"? What does that mean?

Posted by inept 10 years ago

Hackerspaces and Makerspaces - your opinions, please.

I'm thinking about persuading my new employer to start a hackerspace or makerspace. As an aside, do you think the two terms mean different things, or are they interchangeable? If they are different, what is that difference? If they mean the same thing, which is the better term? Why?

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago


What does vaule mean in variables? For example: int Led=13; what does 13 represent?

Posted by 1457854Mac 1 year ago

Stop with the incomplete knex contests...

Ok. So this is something that has been bugging me for AGGEESSS now. All of these Knex contests, hosted by people who clearly no nothing about knex. (Sorry for being a bit harsh) And also, with a massive lack of presentation, pictures, and/or prizes. I mean, in about the last week, I've seen at least 10 knex competitions and challenges. Well sure, maybe the odd knex competition or whatever, but not loads of comptetitions that are stupid. Sorry to the guy who did this, but I mean, someone made a ball machine contest, no presentation, picture or prize, with 3 random categories. I mean, theres nothing new, nothing challenging, so whats the point? Maybe you thought this whole topic was harsh and mean, but see the other side of it. STOP POSTING STUPID CONTESTS!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Instructable Offline Editor [Download and Pictures]

Okay, I didn't realise I hadn't provided a link for this. It's by no means complete, it is by no means the best way to code this. I simply did it quickly. Download (bin + source): The first picture shown here is the very first version, with the third being the most recent. Have fun!

Posted by inevitable_chaos 11 years ago

I need help understanding

On the computer, when you click"you", then "view profile", in the top right hand corner, what does the eyeball, star, and the question mark mean? I know that they mean views, favorites and comments, but is that the stuff that you viewed, favorited, and commented, or is that the stuff other people did to you or you account.

Posted by MagicHonda 5 years ago

Marshmellow Shooters!

Marshmellow. xkcd. 'nuff said.Seriously though, I wonder if he means ewilhelm's shooter?

Posted by zachninme 9 years ago


I am.... Guess what 'I am going to'... Whoever guesses right firstly gets a patch, 10 5* ratings, and a sub from me. Get guessing... >=] PS- I do not mean 'I am going to...'     a different country on holiday or whatever. I mean something im going to do.

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Help!!!! Does anybody know how to make an unexecutable program?

Does anybody know how to make an unexecutable program? When i mean an unexecutable program i mean a program where you have to enter a password and username to get rid of it. It must be able to start up on login and cant be minimized ( - ) or closed ( x ). Below is an image of what i mean:

Posted by Danny A 10 years ago

Dumb keyword question -- what does "rhs" stand for?

I was looking at Noah's new Office Weapons Guide, and noticed that it included the keyword "rhs". I'm only familiar with this meaning "right hand side" (a.k.a. "rvalue" in C). But it seems like there are a large number of guides (all of them? No, all but about 20) with this keyword included. What does it mean?

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

just cos its winter in america doesn't mean it is everywhere else

Just because its hot in america you guys are making a big fuss on how to stay hot. down in melbourne australia it was 40c+ (104f+) for three days straight then the next week is full of 30c+ (86f +). instructables is viewed worldwide in both sides of the equator.

Posted by 11orem 9 years ago

knex chainsaw

This is my knex chainsaw plz tell me if i should post and plz dont be mean

Posted by darth acexxacer 11 years ago


Why is it possible to subscribe to yourself? I mean, unless you have no friends at all..(joking, i have no subscribers either!).

Posted by AntMan232 8 years ago

Paper wallet- What does it mean to you?

We're moving the furniture round you'll see. Back to normal it soon shall be. Meantime you can quit your boredom. Our paper wallet, oh so awesome. No bulky clips or zips to break. A simple wallet no loss at stake. The minutes few, they soon shall pass. For your efforts you'll have a blast. All you need is some printer paper. Grab some scissors and we'll see you later. When the furniture is back in place. Make a topic, it's your own space. Display that wallet and soon you'll see. Why this place means so much to me. Thanks I'!

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago