(newsletter) Auto-Aiming Missile Turret, Batman Light, Pirate Raid...

Aug 14, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest has closed for entries, and is now in the judging phase. Vote for your favorites now!Everyone loves pie! Enter our Pie Contest, share your favorite recipe by August 17, and win an excellent pie cookbook to help you get your just desserts.Upcoming...Two cool new contests will be coming soon: a Faberge egg contest to show off your decorating talents and a craft skills contest to further the knowledge of the crafting ways! Start planning now, and we'll give you the full details next week. USB Auto-aiming autoturret by toelle Tennis Ball Chair by wholman How to Start a Business by ewilhelm Fabric bend sensor by Plusea Worm bin bag for indoor composting by amyoungs Floppy Disk Bag: Install Disk 2 by imanalchemist Banana Chocolate Pudding Pie by joshf Pirate Plunder! Plan a Costumed Raid by lamedust Nintendo Lunchbox by fluctifragus Glamorous Fallen Angel Wings by fairywingsandthings Grow Propagating Peppers! by thenear1send Tube Screamer clone by jonboytang Vote now! 10 great Instructables for the home Coming soon DIY USB "Hard Drive" by gmgfarrand Techno-geek Roulette by AndyGadget Stovetop Apple Pie by trebuchet03 USB Batman Spotlight by KaptinScarlet Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


How do I report a rip-offed Instructable?

Received the Instructables newsletter today, Feb 21 2013, and immediately recognized one of the 'ibles to be from a blog I frequent. The Instructable is called "Wall of Paper Hearts": https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-wall-of-paper-hearts/ It's written by "okrolomi" and it's ripped off wholesale, pictures and all, from Jessica Jones of How About Orange: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2013/01/wall-of-paper-hearts.html The guy didn't even bother to make his own version, just took it, words, pictures, and all, from somewhere else. And it even got featured in the newsletter. How, and to whom do I report this? Can his post be taken down? 

Asked by madebygenie 5 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


How many subscribers are there currently to Instructables.com?

How many subscribers are there currently to Instructables.com? I am interested in both people who have signed up for the newsletter, and those who have chosen to upgrade to a paid account. This is for school, i'm not just nosy, promise!!

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


Help! Please Donate More Common Sense!

It's not that I don't have common sense, It's because I think like this. I overthink things, when the answer is usually simple. Maybe I take things way too seriously. It probably took Brooklytonia about 20 seconds to read and figure this out... About a week ago, I uploaded an Instructable that I thought would be a HUGE hit. It wasn't. When my Instructable on Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting (Very High Efficiency) got featured in the Newsletter, it got 100K+ views. This is because it was at the top, and it was impossible to miss. When my Instructable on Insanely Bright LED Panel got featured in the newsletter, It got 40K+ views. It was at the bottom left on the email. I figured that it made sense. When my Instructable on Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel got featured in the newsletter, it got ~10K views. This makes no sense! (I've changed the titles to what the staff changed them when they got featured in the newsletter. Not sure why I remember this...) Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting (Very High Efficiency) - Good title. Good thumbnail. Main Instructable - TONS of clicks - 3K views in less than 10 minutes Insanely Bright LED Panel - Okay title (not my fault!). Fairly good thumbnail. Located at the bottom left - Quite a bit of views Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel - Good title. Good thumbnail*. Located in the middle. - Not a lot of clicks - 3K views in several hours. WHY? Of course there are several things that differ between Insanely Bright LED Panel and Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel. But why such a difference? I mean-- I always compare the statistics of my I'bles, and try to make them better. It's usually hard to compare, and surprising. But why is there such a huge difference between two Instructables that are pretty similar? *I changed it a couple hours before it got featured in the newsletter, with the Instructables Pixlr editor. I know it turned ot a bit weird, but it was the best that I was able to do. The Pixlr site has better fonts, but the biggest on was still soooo small. Maybe I did something wrong. Images of before and after: 

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


How many members does Instructables currently have? Answered

300,000 subscribers to the newsletter, 2.4 million new views per month, but how many actual signed-up members? How many of those members could be classed as "active" (for any given definition of "active")?

Asked by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


[newsletter] Burger Recipes, Hot Tub, Italian Wedding...

July 3, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! O'Reilly Media (publishers of MAKE) are working on an Instructables book. To see how you can win a mention in the book, check out our new Book Contest. The Robot Contest has been extended for two week.! The new deadline for entries is now July 13, so show off your robot's best features! Both the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest and the BBQ PDQ Contest close for entries this weekend. Use these last few days to enter an awesome Instructable to win greta travel books or an Instructables apron. Upcoming: Next week we'll be starting our Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest. Win a ton of cool clothes from Horny Toad by submitting your own original sport! "1UP Mushroom" Mushroom Burger! by momo! Traveling by Scooter by dbc1218 Put A Spring In Your Step by xclinic Waikiki 'ahi (Tuna Steak) Sandwich by sbdesigns The Elivinator Project by GWJax Wood-Fired Ocean Hot Tub by nagutron How to Build The BeetleBot v2 by robomaniac Fresh Ground Beef Burgers by rsub8 A Garden Shower in 10 minutes for $8 by Camillo Miller Robot Costume With LEDs by joshf Make your own horseradish by knarx KidWash : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy by m32825 Extended for two weeks! Get published in the Instructables book! Closes for entries on July 6th! A "Jungle Cruise" Playhouse by madhatter1138 How to Get Married in Italy by fungus amungus Incredible HULK Nintendo Wii by BeerBellyJoe Prince Caspian's Sword by KaptinScarlet Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


(newsletter) USB Power Strip, IKEA Hack, Macbook Upgrade...

Aug 28, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to teach the world to craft? Then check out theCraft Skills Contest from our friends at Lion BrandYarn, Singer, and Stitch Lounge! Share your skills to win a sewing machine, crafting books, and yarn! Instructables HQ was attacked by zombies! See all the gruesomepictures and video here, then drag your reanimated corpseover to enter ourzombie caption contest.Upcoming... Speaking of zombies... we're also putting together the biggestand best Halloween contest ever! October will be heresoon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Youcan also get a head start on our Faberge Egg Contest,where you could win a Sonos sound system and have your egg displayed in New YorkCity! Strong wall-mounted bicycle repairstand by headdead How to illustrate your Instructable by KaptinScarlet Amazon Kindle e-ink ScreenTransplant by blakebevin Faux Stained Glass by goosezilla Instructables HQ attacked! IKEA Hack-a-Lack by arne hendriks Easy Spicy - Yummy Baked Tofu by homesteadcat Build a simple Marx Generator by Plasmana Balancing Robot by vahid_you2004 Backyard Terrace by carkat Computer scroll wheel with bearings by 42ndOddity Portobello Burger with Grilled Feta by itschrys Upgrade Your Macbook Hard Drive by lamedust Top 10 Instructables tohelpget ready for class USB Controlled Power Strip by toymotorhead Gift Box from a Cereal Box by blightdesign How not to block cameras by randofo Revive an older din 5 keyboard by MasamuneX Now go make somethingawesome, and I'll see you next week! -Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


New Robot Merchandise?

I'm not bragging, but I think I have about five or six Instructables patches, what with running up in contests and getting featured in the newsletter. I'm running out of places to put them. How about laser-cut rubber keyrings or zipper tags? Or Robot mugs? Any comments? Other ideas?

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


Does instructables.com sell our email addresses ?!!!

Hi, I subscribed to the instructables.com newsletter for only a couple of days (with an email address I hardly use) and since that I received a bunch of spams in my mailbox ! Weird coincidence, isn't it ? Does instructables.com sell our email addresses ?!!! >-(

Posted by PeanutFR 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Comment of the Week! 10/27/2014

If you looked at the most recent newsletters, you may have seen randofo's newest project.  The comment of the week is this hilarious sentiment from jodyja.  It's her first (and only) comment and I hope to keep seeing her wit around the site!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Email address change not taking effect

Last week I changed my email address, received an email at my old address to confirm the change, and when I look at my settings it shows the new email address, but instructables newsletters are still going to the old address? Can someone help please? Steve

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


How can I cancel my subscription?

Please, I want to cancel my subscription. I registered once on the basis that it was necessary for accessing the contents of one particular project. I do not want to be receiving your newsletter. Sorry. Please cancel my subscription. How can I cancel my subsription?

Asked by JoelG81 2 years ago | last reply 1 year ago


(newsletter) Hidden USB Storage, Skype Phone, Make a Tent...

Oct 9, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The DIY Halloween Contest has launched! We've partnered with some of your favorite websites to bring you the biggest and best Halloween contest ever -- and we've got tons of great prizes to give away. Show us your best costumes, treats, gadgets, jack-o-lanterns, and more! Enter your food or kitchen-gadget hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Help us with your answers for our Burning Questions and win a cool prize pack!The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest still needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Fabergé style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City!Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something awesome in our office! October 23: Halloween open build night. Hidden USB Storage by stonehenge360 Climbing Halloween Skeletons by mckeephoto Design and Build a Recycled Tent by bentm Motion Activated Spider from Ace by StumpChunkman Tons and tons of spooky andamazing prizes!Last weekend to enter! Low Cost Hobby Servo XY Table by CarlS Breakable Tombstone by ZogCast The Egg of Time - Fabergépunk by gmjhowe Brew Hard Cider from Scratch by actsofsubterfuge French Toast Recipe by mikeasaurus Art Nouveau Iris Emu Egg Shell by bbstudio Homemade Jam, the French Way by My House Boutique Alien Egg for Face Hugger by kristylynn84 Win some sweet tools for yourkitchen with a food hack! 10 Instructables covering basicskills to advanced techniques Turn a dead cell phone into a "SkypeCell" by JFDuval How to clean a hardshell gourd by indeepknit Ghost Shoes by fungus amungus Colored noodles, for eating! by caturday_projects Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Sew Useful Winners Interviewed in Etsy's Storque

Check out Etsy's Storque newsletter: they have interviews with the Sew Useful contest winners, and with OLPC. (How-tos and proceeds from the Sew Useful contest were donated to OLPC.)Watch the video, and listen to the interviews! Featured:blondietheblondlakerri9494donovanbeesonopcppauljuliadesignsdjlz lemmingsolution kimchal.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


(newsletter) 6 Cent Knife, Pirate Cannon Game, 3D Sewing...

Sep 11, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest has launched! Make an extravagantly decorated egg, win a cool prize, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! The Craft Skills Contest is well underway - learn a new skill, and submit your own! The winners of the Book Contest are posted! Go see the 75 winners that will be featured in the upcoming Instructables book! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! September 18: Mouse mouse; October 2: Intro to Chainmail. RSVP required - just PM Canida.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. Repair columns that were built in 1861 by drewgrey Build Your Own Pedicab by liseman Recycle Laminate Floor Planks by mrsnap1 Hot Glue LED Diffusion by depotdevoid See all 75 Winners! Make a Steampunk Headset by garagemonkeysan Sew a perfect 3-D corner on a cube by mdhaworth Make a Passive Network Tap by joe Make a 6 cent Pocket Knife by iMac LED tilt light box by seligtobiason Pirate Ship and Cannon Game by rickgyver Simple Sonotube Food Dehydrator by stringstretcher Weave medieval cords for bracelets by Kiteman 10 Great Lamp Instructablesto Light Up Your Life Build a Little Row Boat with Plywood by Pornostache Simple Paper Flowers by Poe-tate-o Make a Book Lamp by Goombex SuperSquid - battery charger splitter by eBu Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Instructables: Quality Standards

I was thinking..... as I do. Quite a few of instructables, on.... instructables, havn't meet the quality standards of a good instructable, let alone get featured. Why do people bother make instructables 2 steps long? Wouldn't they like to be in the newsletter and get nice feedback? If you put all you effort in to an instructable you will get repaid with nice comments (normally). I wouldn't like to see instructables as a website with few featured instructables lots of quick put to gether nonsense. I would like to see quality, and a archive of fun things to do and make for all the family. A while back a published an instructable called 'professional water rocket guide'. I spend along time on it and was pleased with my self when it got featured, and it was in the newsletter. This it was gives me motivation to do good instructables. What do you think about poor informative an qualitive instructables? Thanks

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


Missing patches?

Reasonably sure there's something not right at hand here, I happened to notice that I have more burning question patches than I remember and I'm missing a newsletter patch on profile, not sure if that's all but I suspect that burning questions are taking over my whole profile... I happened to noticed this about the time I got a yummy cookie from fungus there...

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Evolved Gardening

I love having plants indoors and I'm always interested in new ways to grow and display things. A firm called Boskke is redesigning how we approach indoor container gardening.  "BOSKKE means ‘a small forest’ and that’s exactly what you can create with our intelligent eco-sensitive designs."  Boskke - Evolved Gardening Via: Readymade newsletter

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Dear Newsletter editor.

Hi... This is an open letter.. made with a new id which i will never use again.. i promise you that my sole intention is for instructible to be better. Lately it's been very difficult for me to follow the one rule "be nice policy"... I'm still trying very hard... It's been made very hard by the newsletter editor, or whoever's job it is to choose which instructible to feature..  It's like you just choose randomly (or is this the case???), some times it's such a ridiculous ible that i can't hold my self much longer.. I want to be nasty in the comments of the ible.. But it's not the ible's writer's fault..  S/he's just making and sharing what s/he wants and i wouldn't even open the ible if it wasn't featured!!! To me, featuring means that you think it's a really nice piece and everyone should have a look at it.. it's brilliant! it's new!! it's unique! A little screening should be done prior to featuring.. Featuring doesn't mean "hey guys.. look at these random pages and see what you think.. or whatever..." Some of the ible's that was featured lately  that i dont think that everybody should see: "is my sweater blue?"  i admit it's a funny one.. well written.. yet it's pointless!  anticlimactic! i was expecting so much more only because it was featured. If i stumbled on it on my own, i wouldn't have put so much expectation and wont be too disappointed.. might even enjoy the joke..  it was 1st of march!!! Not april fools!!!!! "router hack"  more like router 101..  or how to use your router.. look at all the breach in the be-nice-policy comments... I wont even comment there..  A few was a re-post of older ible, some even a only re-make (i dont want to say plagiarism), and few more i care to remember... Were they innovative? were they interesting? were they everyone-must-see material? subjectively i say NO, NO, and NO. But if i look at the other commenting on them, mostly breaching the be nice policy, i'm not alone! I'm seriously starting to see instructible newsletter to be more junk lately.. Not like before when i got excited everytime one arrives in my inbox.. now i'm like "meh.. gotta screen to these stuff again because someone didn't do his/her job properly"... Please do something about this.. I'm worried that instructible would spiral down into the abyss, becoming flamming troll land due to the domino effect from negative comments making others feeling negative and spreading like a virus.. If it happens, there's only one to blame: unscreened newsletter featuring undeserving ibles. So i say again: please.. please.. please.. Anonym

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


(newsletter) Make Money with Cards, Underwater ROV, Melon Carving...

Sep 25, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Craft Skills Contest closes for entries this weekend. Submit your own crafty project and win a Singer sewing machine! The latest round of Burning Questions has launched! Help us with your answers and win a cool prize pack! Enter your food hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of some sweet prizes. The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Faberge style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! October 2: Intro to Chainmail.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. How to make your fortune at cards by KaptinScarlet Make a superhero cape! by jessyratfink Build a wind turbine by mdavis19 Build a Surfboard Episode 1: Shaping by TimAnderson Closes for entries this weekend!Share your best food hacks! Joint Boards without a Jointer by Phil B Expandable Hydroponics System by wiley coyote Sliding pants rack by phantazn Illuminated Stained Glass Egg by RadBear Easy garlic bread and cheese by robbyt1961 Zombie Friend by Poe-tate-o Underwater ROV by SpaceShipOne Simple Melon Carving by dustinbikes 10 great outfit ideas to check out Unleash your decorating skills Easy T-Shirt Bleach Sketching by goosezilla Contemporary Street Number Plaque by cornflake_81 How to paint walls by dragonvpm Halloween decor werewolf head by missmonster Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


(newsletter) Inverted Bookshelf, Vortex Cannon, Face-Casting...

Oct 2, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back!Enter your food hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Help us with your answers for our Burning Questions and win a cool prize pack!The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest still needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Faberge style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City!Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! October 2: Intro to Chainmail; October 23: Halloween open build night.Upcoming...The DIY Halloween Contest officially launches tomorrow! Enter your costumes, decorations, gizmos, food, and jack-o-lanterns to win some awesome prizes! It's our biggest and best Halloween contest ever! Transmuted Victorian Journal by jktechwriter How to Make Vortex Cannons by Kipkay V10 Vertical Axis wind Turbine by faroun How to Pan For Gold by mdavis19 Vote for your favorites now! Show us your eggs! Make Limoncello by tellumo Sew Your Own Pajama Pants by compwalla Bush Knife with Wood Handle by 42ndOddity Portable Bike Trailer Solar Generator  by veggiecycle Book Binding: BSG Edition by gmjhowe Cast a Face in Plaster by rachel Make Butter by lbailey825 How to Throw a Punch by Isshinryu 10 ways to turn your home into a haunted destination Share your best food hacks! Make "Butterzopf" or Challah by t.rohner Knit Touchpad by Plusea Concrete Lamp by hands_on Inverted Bookshelf by fungus amungus Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Crazy behavior when clicking from email

I'm surprised that no one else has reported this, because it's pretty severe. Whenever I click a link from your email newsletter, the page never stops reloading. Everything works fine when I've called it up directly from instructables.com, but when I click a link or image from the newsletter, everything bounces around and it never stops. Clicking the stop ("X") in Chrome doesn't help, because then the page is only partially loaded and none of the javascript works. I'm on Chrome, up to date at current release, Windows XP at final release; email is gmail. I don't think I can provide a screen dump that captures the, um, dynamic nature of the problem--like I said, the page just never quits jumping. The first time I noticed it was within the last few weeks, not sure exactly, but at first I thought it was a fluke. Since that time, it has happened every time. 

Posted by kcox14 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Why am I not getting email updates?

I just published my first Instructable this morning (here), and for some reason I'm not getting the email alerts I signed up for in my settings page.  Any ideas why this is? I also get the newsletter that informs me of new projects, if that is relevant, and I checked my spam folder. Thanks so much!

Posted by lopuz3 5 years ago


Pros and viruses

Fellow-pro-members, I have been seeing a lot of complaints about viruses / redirection etc. in the last couple of weeks. It may be my imagination, but most / all seem to be from non-pro members. Are pro members getting these problems (especially if you click through from the newsletter)? I haven't seen any of the problems (running FF in Wondows, with Norton installed and up-to-date).

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


Mugshot Museum

It currently only has 13 entries, but the Mugshot Museum is a website to bookmark and check back when you're bored. This is True collects bizarre stories from the world's news media (there's a newsletter - I suggest you sign up), and sometimes the stories come with mugshots of the perps. The site's author realised that the mugshots were popular, so he gave them their own site.

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


New Website

**....nevermind. I just found out its a 30 day trial and once it ends I have to pay to keep my website. Stupid false advertising -.-** Hey everyone, I just managed to make my own website! It features all of my completed projects as well as upcoming project "prototypes" and ideas. If anyone would like to subscribe please click here. And there's no need to worry about my emails taking up all your time, as I will only be releasing them every other month. However, my website will allow a much more well organized way to display all of my completed projects as well as ideas I have, so please take a look and subscribe. :) *note* I will still be using Instructables for the complete instructions and I even have a link from my website to Instructables, so if you decide to subscribe to my newsletter you should also subscribe to me here.

Posted by Electroinnovation 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Telekinetic Pen Kit - Discount for Instructables Community

We've worked out a special deal for the Instructables community to get the Telekinetic Pen Kit from the Maker Shed for 20% off until Dec. 19. We'll be sharing this deal in the upcoming Dec. 11 newsletter, but you can get it now. After ordering, use this coupon code: TELEPENSee the Instructable here: Telekinetic Pen.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


(newsletter) Cobweb Shooter, Lightsabers, Isolating Splenda...

Oct 16, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Party Like It's 1929! Contest has begun! With the economy in the toilet we need to find clever ways to save money, live with less, and reuse what we've got. Remember the Great Depression? We can definitely do better this time around. Share your cash-stretching tips and tricks, and win something useful! The DIY Halloween Contest is underway! We've partnered with some of your favorite websites to bring you the biggest and best Halloween contest ever -- and we've got tons of great prizes to give away. Show us your best costumes, treats, gadgets, jack-o-lanterns, and more! Check out the entries and get inspired for the best Maker holiday ever. Enter your food or kitchen-gadget hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Help us with your answers for our Burning Questions and win a cool prize pack! The winners for the Craft Skills Contest have been announced. See who won!Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something awesome in our office! October 23: Halloween open build night. Mirrored Disco Ball Halloween Costume by atozfriendly DIY R-STRAP for DSLRs by amyles World Egg by pixelinabitmap Papermate Boom for Bluetooth Headset by CobyHoff Tons and tons of spooky and amazing prizes!Win some sweet tools for your kitchen with a food hack! Creepy Cobweb Shooter! by Kipkay Camera mount for a motorcycle by kaptaink_cg Low Cost Jacob's Ladder by bloomautomatic The $1 Waterbrush / Ink Brushpen by El Rey Make your own lightsaber! by nagle Make a House Goblin Peeker by cudubh Canning Tomatoes: Roasted Salsa by Forkable Hellboy Good Samaritan replica by peter.p.scherr 10 Instructables for aradical new look Share your best money-saving tips! Halloween Bloodbath Fountain by DIYDragon Add rapid-fire to a mouse with a 555 by mothflavour2 Carve patterns on an emu egg by bbstudio How To Isolate Splenda by Mongpoovian Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


(newsletter) Build a Solar Panel, Wearable Electronics, NYC Origami...

Sep 18, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Hungry Scientist Contest has launched! Hack your food or kitchen tools to win your choice of some sweet prizes. The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Faberge style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! The Craft Skills Contest is well underway - learn a new skill, and submit your own! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! Tonight: Mouse mouse; October 2: Intro to Chainmail. RSVP required - just PM Canida.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel by mdavis19 How to make a Portal Gun by chiok Make Single-serving ice cream by otterhopdotcom Origami Cube NYC Style by scopevisions Share your best food hacks!Unleash your decorating skills Heavy Duty Porch Swing by dragonvpm Replace the battery in a Sonicare Elite by AaronX2621 Instant Wearable Electronics with LEDs by stasterisk No Mess Yogurt Making by Poe-tate-o Hydoponic garden - Gravity feed by agatornz DIY Illuminated Design Desk by skyburner Jalapeno Poppers. Fire In the Hole! by Forkable Make your own iPod/iPhone speaker by shteef A list of great costumeInstructables to inspire you Spread the knowledge! TV-B-Gone Hoodie by bekathwia Make A Water Leyden Jar by Plasmana DIY: Mock Tufting by modhomeecteacher Crochet a Mustache Hat Costume by momwithahook Get crafty! There's still time to enter your crafty Instructables in the Craft Skills Contest! Here are some of the Instructables already entered- check them out and then teach us something new! Grocery Bags Journal Decoration Felting Tea Cozies Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Magnet Sculpture Kit - 20% Discount for Instructables Community

We've worked out a deal with the fine people at the Maker Shed for you to receive a 20% discount on the Magnet Sculpture Kit until December 19. We'll be sharing this deal in the upcoming newsletter, but you can get it now. After ordering, use this coupon code: MAGNETICSee the Instructable here: Make a Magnet SculptureMagnetic Sculpture kit from Collin Cunningham on Vimeo.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Why am I not getting email updates?

I just published my first Instructable this morning (here), and for some reason I'm not getting the email alerts I signed up for in my settings page.  Any ideas why this is? I also get the newsletter that informs me of new projects, if that is relevant, and I checked my spam folder. Thanks so much! If I'm posting this in the wrong place, please let me know.

Asked by lopuz3 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Banner ads showing in Pro upon link from email

When I click a featured article on the newsletter I am immediately logged in and I get the ads EVERYWHERE. I don't get them if I close the tab in my browser (Safari 9.1) and then open instructables from my tool bar, but then I can't find the featured 'ible I was looking for in the first place. Help?

Posted by pedalmonkey 2 years ago


I'm No Longer Being Notified When Someone PMs Me, Comments My Work, Publishes Or Follows Me

I used to get 20 to 40 emails a day regarding activity on answers that I elected to follow. In  fact I did not receive the notice for my 35th Best Answer. I only discover PMessages by going to my profile page. My email is working, I get newsletters, friends etc etc. Alex

Posted by iceng 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


What happened to the Play with Clay Challenge?

So, awhile ago I got the instructables authors newsletter, and they showed a schedule of upcoming contests. I started making an 'ible for one of them, and now the contest isn't showing up, even though it was supposed to open a week ago. This is the "Polyform Play with Clay Challenge"... I haven't seen anything about it. I just got home from vacation, so I'm still catching up on everything. I might be a little fuzzy still..

Posted by pie popper 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


A Few Questions

Hello, I am 50ish, diagnosed Aspergers living in Norfolk and I am of mixed race, so not interested in far right (or far left, no homophobes either). Just making it clear from the start so anyone replying won’t waste their time or mine, especially about (3) forming a group/newsletter etc. Please no replies from, or promoting, organisations, firms, corporations or any funded/voluntary groups. I want advice from actual individuals, preferably with AS, or their spouses/family/carers etc. I have made artworks, sculptures etc which have no market value which hopefully I would like to go to a good home if anything happens to me (not that I am planning anything to). Could they be stored anywhere? I don’t want them to end up in a skip/landfill in case anyone ever likes them. Are there any AS's in Norfolk, especially in their late 40s who would like to contact me about forming a group/printed newsletter/website/anything similar which is run by, and for, AS people and their families, friends, spouses, carers etc. Is there such a group/newsletter/website already in Norfolk/Cambridgeshire/Suffolk/ East Anglia? What are the contact details? Any AS’s, preferably in Norfolk (I don’t have transport) who are in to digital video/film/art/photo/music etc and associated programs and software. Wouldn’t mind using an old video camera as well. Need a lot of advice and help as it is a long while since I have made videos. Can anyone recommend (from personal experience) an advocate for adult autistics and anyone anywhere who can teach social skills and interaction to adult AS’s of 49 onwards? Has anyone any experience or advice on self-employment by/for autistics especially those of us who can’t do maths therefore can’t manage accounts/tax/VAT etc. Is there anywhere a service which is run by/aware of AS issues and which is affordable if you aren’t making millions a year. Many Thanks Ephemerol9

Posted by Ephemerol9 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


"Featured On Homepage" - I Have Several Questions...

First of all, I want to thank the staff member that clicked on that awesome button! Who doesn't love having their 'Ible get featured in the Homepage? But I have a couple questions: When my SpectrumLED Instructable got featured in the Newsletter, I got a 3-Month free PRO, And another 1 full year PRO. Now, When my LED Workshop Lighting 'Ible got featured, I got a free 1 full year PRO, But without the 3-Months. Why is this? Before you think I'm just greedy, I don't need these. I like giving away a free 3-Month PRO Membership to members that make my project and share pictures. I already have enough years of free PRO... ;) My second question is: Do all Instructables that get featured on the Homepage get featured in the Newsletter? And... My third: My Instructable was at the top right of the homepage, Meaning that it was the most recent one that got featured on the Homepage. It stayed like that for several hours, But then it got "covered" with 'Ibles that were featured before that on the Homepage. Aren't they supposed to move down to the bottom? About an hour after that, I refreshed it again, And it moved to a different place again. Are they supposed to be organized randomly like that?

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


email images not displaying

I'm not getting images in my Instructables newsletter emails. Almost all of them are broken except for the We're Hiring graphic. The links in the image placeholders work. But without the images I'm not inspired, so I don't bother to click and follow the link. I have no problem with any other emails from other websites. I'm using Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista. (Please don't suggest using a different email program.) I've added Instructables to my "Safe Sender" list and "Safe Domain" list. What's going on?

Posted by PaulyG10657. 2 years ago | last reply 1 year ago


Looking for a particular Instructable!

Hiya, I've been sending myself nuts looking for an Instructable that I happened across earlier today.  I can't seem to find it now but I can give a description of the front page. It is a fold down (or up) surf shack table... the image is a chap in a white room with lots of compartments and he is putting the table back up. I'm sure it was featured in the newsletter but I'm not sure as I can't find it in my inbox. I hope someone can help, I wanna get crackin! Thank you Georgina :) 

Posted by juddlin 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


instant start virus alert programme

I have recently had 2 newsletters from instructables where upon opening an instructable of interest I get a virus warning and the device seems to start searching my C drive. The warning is nothing to do with AVG and upon running a scan nothing is found. I am alarmed by such things getting into my computer without my permission, what is going on? I have AVG, a firewall and windows defender all updated daily. Why does instructables allow this sort of intrusion? dougoutcanoe

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


Paracord Instructables

Ok, let me preface what I am about to say by letting you know that I am not trying to be rude in any way. I think there are way to many Instructables coming out about paracord bracelets. I frequently get Instructable newsletters in my inbox with a paracord bracelet Instructable. Paracord bracelets is a very dead horse at this point. I am not trying to be mean or rude, I am just suggesting that people should think of a different Instructable before they consider making one about paracord bracelets. Cheers! Darman12

Posted by darman12 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Malware warnings from Google Chrome

Sirs, I'm using Chrome & was checking aol mail. Clicked on Instructables newsletter and Chrome pops up with a warning of Instructables being infected by Malware & would not be a good idea to continue. They stated they had contacted Instructables concerning the problem but advised staying away for a few day's. I went to Gmail account & signed in with no trouble (I Hope!). Do y'all have any info on this problem? Have y'all actually been contacted by Google? Thanks for any clarification, Zappenfusen

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


Those video/audio advertisements that start automatically

I usually click through when I get one of your update newsletters, but that's going to have to stop. Recently, when I open almost any Instructables page, a video/audio clip starts automatically. This is problematic when I'm at work and the sound blasts through the whole office. Let me know when you've repented the error of your ways; until then, I can't read Instructables from the computer I spend the most time in front of. Joe

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


I have not received any email notifications from Instructables

Ever since I made an account on Instructables I have never gotten any email alerts from Instructables. For the email alerts I chose "as they are made" for all of them and never got a single email. Then I changed it to "once a day" and still did not get any emails. I signed up for the Instructables newsletter and have not gotten it yet Also, I did not receive a PM to tell me I was a finalist in the Necklace Challenge.

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


Extend logged in time to at least a week

If at all feasible, could you please extend the logged in timeout to be at least a week? I get the newsletter once a week and I click on links to the articles I'd like to read more. I then go back and read them only to find I have to log in and then refresh every article I want to read. I'm sure the refreshing takes up more bandwidth and memory than keeping my session in place for seven days or so. I have checked the 'keep me logged in' option but it only works for a couple of days. Thanks!

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


Burda Costume Contest

While you're working up your Halloween costume Instructable, don't forget to enter it in BurdaStyle's costume contest too!  Send your best photo and a link to your project in your BurdaStyle studio to: submissions [at] burdastyle [dot] com, by October 31st at 11:59pm EST. Don't forget to put “Halloween 2010” in the subject line! Then get ready to vote for your favorite!  Voting goes live on November 2nd and ends November 8th at 4pm EST and the winner will be announced November 9th via the BurdaStyle newsletter and blog. We can't wait to see what you make!

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


I get logged off when trying to view a new Instructable

Hello. I just got a newsletter and tried to look at a post from it (The universal multicolour torch (flashlight) ). The page said I wasn't logged in. When I tried to log in, it did not recognize my Username or password, so I reset my password and tried again. I was already logged in, but when I went to the project page, I was no longer logged in. Most frustrating! Thank you for a wonderful site and I look forward to being able to download this project soon. Sebastian Andrew

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


[newsletter] Solar Trike, Wikipedia in Your Pocket, Ramen,...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 15, 2008 Welcome back! The Flower Contest is over and the winners have been announced. See who won! Check out these cool Instructables! What to do if the police stop you Being stopped by the cops is scary. This Instructable gives you everything you need to know to safeguard your rights when dealing with the police. posted by w1n5t0n on Mar 19, 2008 Wikipedia in your pocket AKA. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, v1.0 :) posted by PKM on May 12, 2008 Crush All Those Who Stand Before You, The Environmentally Friendly Way. This makes even the hardiest mountain bike look like puny by comparison. posted by FriendOfHumanity on May 13, 2008 Mechanical Dry Erase Board Build a mechanical/computerized dry erase board that works like a massive etch a sketch. posted by Romado12187 on May 8, 2008 How to make REAL Japanese ramen from scratch This recipe will teach you how to make true ramen from scratch, with little more cost than a instant ramen packet. posted by Neryam on May 5, 2008 See who won! Share your best bike tips Enter the Green Science Fair! How to Make a Naruto Style Headband Want to get a little closer to the world of Naruto? An aluminum can is all you need to get started. posted by laminterious on May 9, 2008 How to Design Your Own Cardboard Furniture If you need a quick way to create new spaces that weren't there before - here's the secret of making your own cardboard furniture. posted by Scriptone on May 1, 2008 Soap Shoes!(make your own) Make your own version of Soap shoes and grind on rails, ledges, and anywhere else a skateboarder or aggressive inliner can. posted by MKohen on May 10, 2008 Eat Good Food: Make your own tortillas Make these "authentic Texan tortillas" and avoid the bland, rubbery, and thin types of tortilla that are out there. posted by christydeering on May 14, 2008 Solar Powered Trike Travel for free with the power of the sun! posted by dpearce1 on May 10, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Virtual Patch List

We've recently started to give out virtual patches to reward users for the cool things you all do. The list is short for now, but it will grow. Check out the patches that exist so far and feel free to give us suggestions for new ones! Holiday Treats Contest Winner DIY Halloween Contest Winner Light Up your Ride Contest Winner Caption Contest Winner Newsletter - Authors whose Instructables have been featured in the newsletter. Hungry Scientist Contest Winner Party Like It's 1929! Contest Winner Instructables Book - Instructables users who have bought or won a copy of The Best of Instructables, Vol. 1. To get this patch, post a picture of yourself with the book here. Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest Winner Craft Skills Contest Winner Pie Contest Winner Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winner BBQ PDQ Contest Winner Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winner RoboGames Robot Contest Winner Park Tool Bike Month Contest Winner Toss It! Contest Winner Tool Tips Month Contest Winner T-Shirt Hacks Contest Winner Pocket_Sized Contest Winner Photojojo Photo Month Contest Winner Pets Month Contest Winner Share the Love Contest Winner Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest Winner Get the LED Out! Contest Winner Flower Contest Winner Cake Contest Winner

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Tin Cloth

I am concerned Instructables could be hurt by the Prudometer being ratched too high on comments.  That's bad for the company. Here's a post just sent to Tin Cloth that was automatically rejected for either being irrelevant or abusive: "I recall 60 years ago when my parents bought me an oil cloth slicker in Istanbul, Turkey.  It was kinda smelly, but it worked until I outgrew it.  That was just plain cloth, not canvas. I use that mix of bee's wax, turpentine and linseed oil as a preservative for old tools.  I got a paint can of it in the garage.  Much more durable than WD-40." How "plain Jane" can you get?  I came back to visit because of the newsletter.

Posted by Tim Temple 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Pro Suggestion: Points

Ok, so I thought this was a pretty good idea that could make people want to buy more Pro Memberships, and publish more Instructables. What if for getting different levels of featured, you could get points to trade in for different things. For example: Channel features could get 10 points, category features could get 25 points, and homepage features could get 50 points. Then, you could get points for being in the newsletter, and for getting featured on the flash box on the front page. You could trade the points in for more pro memberships, digital patches, stickers, or maybe if you saved up enough, a laser etched Leatherman. What do you think?

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