Energy Revolution

Greenpeace writes:Our Energy Revolution outlines a global plan for a sustainable renewable economic future. It shows us how we can get from where we are now, to where we need to be to avoid a climate change disaster. It was developed with specialists from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and more than 30 scientists and engineers from universities, institutes and the renewable energy industry around the world.More info on

Posted by comodore 9 years ago

1 minute of labour...

Here is a rather interesting videos, made by the conservative party in the election.... :-P

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Electronic timer

I want to make a timer that sounds an alarm every three minutes, pluss one for setting a seperate alarm for 1 minute.  It is to be used during cpr, (treatment cycles are 3 minutes. 1 minute from shock to circulation check.  Can anybody help me??

Posted by leidulv 8 years ago

A comment I made literally about 5 minutes ago says that it was posted 2 hours ago.

I just made a comment on this page, and it says it's from 2 hours ago.  Help?  Fix?

Posted by nancyjohns 2 years ago

Time stamps going nuts

Just noticed that instead of the usual hours I now see a lot of time stamps in minutes. Looks a bit weird to see "Last posting -285 minutes ago". I don't mind a challenge every now and then but is it a feature or a bug that we get minutes instead of hours now?

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago

Last-minute scramble!

OK, mea culpa, I started it , and others have jumped on the bandwagon.Add your own link if you're after a few last-minute views for your LED contest entries.(Another shameless link)(Actually, you can tell I'm usually behind the camera, can't you? )

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

NEW: Poetry Techniques in 30 Minutes

Hello, I created a video instructable to impart key phonetic techniques for poetry in 30 minutes! That should be all it take from knowing nothing about poetry to being able to write a Shakespearean Sonnet. Please try it out and let me know how you found it. Would love to know the time you actually took and also some examples of poetry you wrote!  

Posted by SpikedM 3 years ago

just give us 10 minutes

After we have posted can we have a 10 minute period so we can go back and fix our mistakes? this would be good for all those comments to instructables you post and then look at to find you sound dumb. I mean we've all done it so why isn't there anything to fix it?

Posted by merseyless 9 years ago

Streaming a video with a 20 minute delay?

I'm working on a project where I'd like to continuously record video from a camera and play it back on a projector, but the playback should have a 20 minute delay from the recording. Any thoughts on which tools to use? I'm considering writing something in OpenGL to take video input and play it back, but I suspect there may be an easier way. Thanks!

Posted by kynite 5 years ago

The negative "posted X minutes ago" bug is happening again.

In the answers section, the time since some questions were posted has started showing negative times again, as it did recently (towards the end of last year) As of about 10:23PM, GMT, this question: Says it was posted "-3 minutes ago"

Posted by The Skinnerz 6 years ago

2 Minute Meals -- Your favorite breakfast?

2 Minute meals are fun, but in the morning, if you wake up too late, they can become necessity. I've made "oatmeal" in the past, just a little water and some instant oatmeal, in the 'wave for 30 seconds, and its warm. I call it "oatmeal" because its just instant oatmeal suspended in lukewarm water, it doesn't get gelatinous or anything :P What do you do in a hurry?

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago

Popcorn...On The Cob?!

I've heard of a way to make popcorn on the cob. I just want to know if what I heard is possible, or if you need a special type of corn or not. Ok, here it is: Freeze a cob of corn for one hour and thirty minutes. Cut off the leafy end Put the cob of corn into the microwave for seven minutes. At three minutes it should start popping. I think it says any cob of corn will do, but I'm not so shure.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago

mutliple timer relay with min/max time

I am looking for an Instructable on making a multiple timer relay with a changeable min/max time to light 3 different lights. Ex.: 1 to 2 minutes, light 1 at 1 minute, light 2 at 90 seconds, 3rd light at 2 minutes. when light 2 comes on, light 1 goes off, when light 3 comes on, light 2 goes off. Thanks!

Posted by Roger13077 9 years ago

New grenade

I made this grenade in about uh 10 minutes ( about 5 of those minutes were looking for the pieces ) , anyway this grenade has a pin that you pull in order to work and it will only fire when it hits the ground or you hit the trigger by accident.

Posted by Katarukito 9 years ago

History of Stonehenge in One Minute

Want to see a recreation of the progression of Stonehenge from nothing to greatness to dilapidated greatness? Check out this video from the BBC and see how it all went up. Stonehenge videovia Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Need something to demonstrate in 3 minutes

For a class I'm taking, I need to make a speech in 3 minutes that demonstrates how to do something. It could be something very simple, but being the person that I am I want it to be at least mildly impressive. My hunch was to do something computing related with my eeepc and a projector, but that idea got nixed. I'm also interested in electronics, though, and I have a lot of stuff in my junk box. Anyway, I'm not asking anyone to do my work for me, this is more about presentation skills. But if you happen to have an idea of what I can do quickly and with minimal likelihood of failure I'd be eternally grateful.

Posted by pharoah 9 years ago

Last minute Halloween costumes, decorations, food!

Hot Air Balloon Dilbert Costume Cardboard Armor Super Mario Bros. Halloween Cupcakes Octopus Hoodie Easy Zombie Horde Caution Tape Costume Creepy Bubble Cocktails Toilet Paper Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Freezer Paper Skeleton 5-Minute Domo Kun Doll Guts Serving Dish Giant Spiderweb - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago

Metal Gear Solid 4 Has 90-Minute Cutscenes

Kotaku: MGS4 Has 90-Minute CutscenesWTF?Hey Kojima, this is a game, not some crap anime show or movie. Tell the characters to shut up already. Jeez.Super long cutscenes...they remind me why I don't buy Japanese games anymore. And that reminds me why I don't buy Japanese consoles anymore.

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

5-Minute Pie, Arduino Ethernet Board, Home Cooling

5-Minute Pie Arduino Ethernet Board Home Cooling Permanently Set Etch A Sketch Simple Marx Generator Interview: "Predators" Model Maker Lemon Juice Highlights Crystal Clear Ice Wooden PC Case LED Projects Cork iPad Sleeve Seasonal Blueberry Cake Indoor Bike Rack Etching Aluminum Stripe Your Lawn

Posted by randofo 7 years ago

3 minutes of slow motion parkour compilation!

Hope you enjoy, and watch carefully if you want to learn something, you can see our technique to do certain vaults.

Posted by Assassin Tube 4 years ago

Over Twenty Unpublished Instructables Because. . . .

I have some instructibles for tools, procedures and other things a significant portion of the readers would be interested in, but I'm not inclined to publish them because I cannot enter them in contests unless I published them after a given contest started. I live for my fifteen minutes of fame [ two minutes at a time].  Why should I publish them when I'm still fourteen minutes and fifty-nine seconds from that fame?

Posted by KellyCraig 9 months ago

continuous to step rotation in legos?

I have a thing that rotates in lego, it has one revolution per 5 minutes. I want it to be connected to something else so that the other thing has one rotation per hour. But it has to rotate in steps, so after every five minutes it has to rotate 1/12 revolution at one time. Can anybody think of a good mechanism? It won't work to make only one pin on the five minute ring so it only ticks the other gear one pin per rotation, that would go too slow because with one revolution per five minutes the transition would take too long. It has to be a short moment. thanks

Posted by merijnvw 8 years ago

How to Cook Tomahawk Ribeyes Steak

i'm gonna start off with a reverse sear and cook these indirect at 250 degrees until the steaks reach an internal temperature of between 110 and 115 degrees. After 45 minutes at 250 degrees, our steaks have an internal temperature of an 115 degrees now I'm gonna remove them and let them rest while I crank up the heat to about 600degrees. And now for the sear I'm gonna sear these for about 5 minutes per side until they reach an internal temperature of a 135 degrees. Now after a 10-minute rest that will give us a medium finish. After about 2 and a half minutes, I'm gonna give them a quarter turn for the nice hash marks. Now after 5 minutes I'm gonna give them a flip for 5 minutes on the other side. And there you have it Prime and Aged for 6 weeks Tomahawk Ribeyes. I have never had a steak this good the flavor and the tenderness and the richness is absolutely amazing! One of the best steaks I'll ever have! Thank you guys very much for watching. Learn From Video

Posted by MyChicagoSteak 3 years ago

10 Optical Illusions in 2 Minutes

The new advertising is a little longer, but a little more entertaining as this short video is a good example of. I don't care much about getting a new phone, but kudos to Samsung for making a playful video that compiles some classic optical illusions.via Techeblog

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

KipKays " Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes! " Featured on Australian television

Television show "Friday night live" whom features internet clips, tonight played a small snippet in which they tried KipKay's advise and managed to chill their coke's in the said time frame.They played the whole clip, including his fridge obsessed cat.Not all that exciting, yet was interesting to see someone of the DIY community make TV here.Now if only he was to do an I'ble on it."Have you ever forgotten to stock your fridge."It's like pure poetry.Videoinvalid movie: for the picture quality. Only had time to grab the phone to take them.KipKays, Chill a coke in 2 minutes.If the vid didn't embed properly, here's the link.

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago

Timing system for 2 actuators

Hello all! I have 2x 12v actuators with 2 wires. I need to have both of them (at the same time) extend all the way and stay for 30 minutes and then retract completely for 30 minutes and cycle like this. What would be the simplest way for me to go about this? Cheers!

Posted by sandman420 8 years ago

Pleo Surgery

A 23-minute Pleo-surgery epic. Totally creepy. (via Gizmodo)

Posted by canida 10 years ago

Future posts?

Is it just ,e or (at this time) did tech king post comments over -300 minutes ago?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

In JUST 20 minutes.....

In just under 20 minutes I will be leaving my home to take my wife to her niece's wedding. For her, there are mixed feelings, the niece is a bit young, but there is also joy in that it may work (do I sound pessimistic? :-) . For me, I enjoy the reception, free food (sigh, I am just soooo shallow, ain't I? ). I do not consider it fun to put on a suit and tie in 99 o F weather with nearly 100% humidity out there.....oh well. I am being summoned, I must depart...for now....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

Fun with Windows paint!

Five minute of fun with windows paint! I hope you like it!

Posted by PotatoCoffee 6 years ago

error 403

Every few minutes today i have been getting the 403 HTML error "forbidden" "request forbidden by administrative rules"  on instructables its highly frustrating the only solution is to wait a few minutes and then refresh i know the error is just a blanket ACCESS DENIED page and it gives no reasoning even though i know that i am allowed to access the page

Posted by katzmatt 6 years ago

Led Clock, Need Help. Using Arduino

I want to make a clock where there is a led blue or clear marking each hour around a circle, the led is on for that hour and then moves to the next led in the circle for the next hour.  pretty simple.  it will look kind of like an analog clock except without the hands.  for the minutes, i want the same leds as the hours to light up but since there will only be twelve, it will only be accurate within 5 minutes.  the minutes need to light up less bright that the hours so that i can differentiate between the two.  I have an arduino uno, breadboard, resistors and leds.  Please Help!!!

Posted by earthswater 6 years ago

Need Help

HI. So I need to slightly depress the button on a digital camera every three minutes or so. SO if there was some device that gave me a little movement every 3 minutes I could lock it into an enclosure with the camera and everything would work. I can imagine the invention but I don't know the names of the electrical components needed. Thanks in advance for your help.

Posted by nickdanger1985 6 years ago

Delay in Login

Again I'm experiencing 2 - 3 minute delays in logging on (and this when my browser remembers my ID and password).  What's going on (or not going on)?

Posted by hartpete 8 years ago


Moving the furniture? What kind of excuse is that? I had to go a full 20 minutes without access to the site. I started twitching!

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Need a custom sound or vibration device which reminds me every few minutes

I do some concentration / relaxation exercises at times to keep myself fresh and efficient. When I'm at the computer, I have set a small program to sound a sweet chime every 15 minutes. And I can do a short, few seconds to a minute exercise and go on with my work. But, when not at the computer, I can't remember always to do this. When I remember, it's already a few hours or so and the link breaks and it takes more time. Can someone offer to help with a simple (electronic or whatever kind) idea of making a cheap sound or vibration device that can remind me at least once in 15 minutes? I know I can use my mobile, but I have a cheap Samsung mobile that only has 10 alarms, out of which 2 - 4 I already use as other reminders. Thanks for the help. Regards, RS

Posted by rseni 8 years ago

Jack Daniels Contest Last Minute Entry

Hey I know this has already been posted about but I am new to Instructables and I tried to post my project for the Jack Daniels contest on Monday night and its now Wednesday night and I still don't see my project on the entries list so I was getting a little bit worried. Any advice?Thanks in advance for any help.

Posted by jeswiezy 6 years ago

From minute to large portable tripod

Hey, could someone please make an instrucable which enables your average person to make a tripod which can fit in ones pocket but expand to full standard tripod height when pulled out? Large tripods are too bulky to carry around, but small tripods aren't very practical for taking pictures from the right height.

Posted by ShaunHill 10 years ago

photos uploading sideways?

I have uploaded my photos to my 'ible, "10 minute tutu" but some of the photos come in sideways, some upside-down. I cannot figure out how to rotate them once uploaded. I have reuploaded them and found the same problem. They are all rotated the correctly on my desktop and iPhoto. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers Sarah

Posted by sarahfish 4 years ago

FIFA Day 3 Group C results

More amazing games in day 3. Here are the results. Game 1 England 1- USA 1 Gerrard      Dempsey 4th minute  40th minute Game 2 Algeria 0- Slovenia 1                Koren               79th minute Personal thoughts on Game 1: The classic English showdown as like to call it. The amazing game between the two english countries.England kicked of and scored an amazing goal in the 4th minute. The earliest goal in South Africa so far. USA countered in the 40th minute with a their own goal. The English goalkeeper, Robert Green had the ball slip out of his hands and into the goal. There weren't any other goals in the second half. Personally, I think the two teams will get into the finals and may advance to the quarter finals before facing the Soccer stars. Personal thoughts on Game 2: The first half of the game went pretty slow. In the second half things started to warm up with some great shots. Algeria played pretty well although Slovenia had a great possesion of the ball. Algeria had a tough time taking the ball of Slovenia but when they did have it in their possesion they made some great shots. Slovenia eventually scored a goal in 79th minute. Another goal that slipped out of the hands of the goalkeeper and into the goal. Slovenia could have tied but they made mistakes which caused them the game. Slovenia has a higher chance of getting into the finals with tose precious three points. Good luck to both teams in their following games. Please leave comments about the game and teams.       

Posted by Tornado96 8 years ago

Upgraded to XP

I gave Microsoft until SP1 for vista, I tried to like it, but lets count the annoyances. SLOW, even with all the twaddle turned off. 2 minutes to boot, five before wireless would connect. Disk copy at a snails pace. 12 minutes to write a one gig usb 2.0 jump drive 10 gig restore partition. 10 gig win sxs folder being repeatedly told "you need permission to do that" on my explicative deleted computer even after turning UAC off. Enoughs enough Now I'm running XP Fast 45 seconds from power on to connected to the network 7 gigs total install 2 minutes to copy one gig to a jumpdrive. Make the upgrade, it's worth it.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago

FIFA Day 3 Group D results

The world cup continues with ever so exciting games. Here are the results for group D: Game 1 Ghana 1- Serbia 0 Gyan 85th minute Game 2 Australia 0- Germany 4                       Podolski                       8th minute                       Klose                       26th minute                       Mueller                       68th minute                      Cacau                      70th minute  personal thoughts on game 1 An amazingly close game. if it wasn't for that penalty it would've been a tie. Not much more as i didn't get to see the whole game. personal thoughts on game 2 Watching my country lose was heartbreaking. I think the coach and the team made some bad choices. First of all, The coach should have put more players in defense. Also the team should have done shorter passes. almost every time they did a long pass the ball ended up in German feet. Another thing is that they should have attacked instead of waiting ten seconds before attacking. The last thing is that they should have run faster. The German team played amazingly well considering their injured players. I have always thought of Germany as one of the best soccer teams in the world. They have once again proven that they deserve being in the top 10. If Australia doesn't pass the group stages I'll be cheering for Germany. Good luck Aussies and Germans! Please comment about the teams and games. 

Posted by Tornado96 8 years ago

Relay Schematic

I have a 1 volt signal that I need to latch open a 12 volt circuit for about a minute. Does anyone have a schematic?  

Posted by Divet 6 years ago

Wind-Up Charger For a UV-C Wand

Hi I have a UV-c wand which I acquired recently and instead of running it off mains or batteries I would like to make a wind-up charger for it (similar to the wind-up torches).  It would also be good learning for me as I am a novice at electronics and it doesn't seem like too hard of a project. The mains input for the wand is 6v DC, you can also use it with 4 AA batteries. Instead of having rechargeable batteries I was thinking of having the winding mechanism to charge a capacitor.  The UV light is rated at 4 watts and it would be great if I can get 3 minutes of use from 3 minutes of charging and even better if there was some sort of notification which would let me know when the capacitor was fully charged (like an led lighting up). Another way that I was thinking was that as you were winding, the light would be working at the same time, so instead of taking 6 minutes for the job it would take 3 minutes. Help and advice will be appreciated. Thanks

Posted by jezym108 7 years ago

Welcome Me!

Weeee! I am professional! BIG RED W00T!

Posted by Molten Boron 8 years ago

As of 11:56 PM Eastern Time (Atlanta).....

As of this very moment (or about a minute ago) there are 328,881 profiles. Just letting you know.

Posted by heavy.metal.nguyen 10 years ago

The Assasilant

Made in about 10 minutes using a few common electrical components and some spraypaint. i just posted it to give some ideas constructive criticism is welcomed. Enjoy.

Posted by ilikepie=) 8 years ago

Massive Lego Ball Machine - *proper* engineering ;-)

My eldest sent me this very satisfying seven minutes of engineering: Enjoy...

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago

constant power with timed output

Hi all,           So ive found a circuit that i wish to use found here:;=usb&ModuleNo;=220003&C;=SO&U;=Strat15 its a temperature activated circuit so when it gets to say 30 degrees celcius it switches the relay and makes the connection what i need it to do is when it reaches the designated temp, give a momentary 12v for 2 seconds then do nothing for 1 minute, if it is still at the designated temp after 1 minute give another 12v for 2 seconds then nothing for 1 minute and so on and so on untill the temp drops below the designated temp and the circuit will no longer be live untill it reaches temp again. is there any easy way to modify this circuit or another way to do this thanks

Posted by newbie308 7 years ago