How can I have an out-of-body experience?

I don't know any gurus to ask.

Asked by Packers Widow 9 years ago


Logging out

Is there a way to stay permanently logged in? I browse, look away for 10 mins and then I have to log back in again. Anyway to change the setting? iPad btw

Posted by kelvinmead 5 years ago


Getting logged out daily

I see that over the last 8 years there have been over 50 people emailing about getting logged out.  But they get logged out during one session.  My question is why am i getting logged out daily.  All my other sites (except financial...) let me stay logged in for days at a time.  So that means my cookies are working.   Do you require us to relog in every 24 hours? atilla

Posted by atillakocsis 2 years ago


Keeps logging me out

Every time I view a new instructable or go to the home page, I have to log back in. Is this a bug right now, or is something not right with my account/computer? 

Posted by mackmgg 8 years ago


SCHOOLS OUT!!!!!

Finally its over! now i have the entire summer to play with knex and go on instructables(YAY!). i am hopeing to get lots of instructables posted during the summer, i already have one started.

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


Can't log *out*?

I have my netbook set to automaticaly log me into the site when I go online. Conker-X wants to check his account, but when I hit "logout", it doesn't. My PC, though, does log out when I try.  Both machines are running FireFox 10.0.2 under XP Home edition.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


getting out of this rubbish

I want toget out. There are no options for unsubscribe available. I do not understand why. I was looking for something about animation instruction and got caught up wih this I am 68 and donot have time nor inclination to become involved with this stuff. Please get me out. I read a notice there somewhere where someone else wanted out and couldn't. If another comment is valid thn the company is dishonest. That is that they want the site to increase and that seems to be why nobody is able to unsubscribe. I hope he as wrong. Could someone somewhere get me unregistered from "Instructables." Alan G Buckingham Australia

Posted by Isaiah40 8 years ago


Automtically Logged out Frequently

I have not used this site in quite some time now, but I do have an account. Today as I was viewing the site, I have had to log in over 7 times while reading a single instructable on 4 pages. I keep getting automatically logged out. In one instance of logging back in, I got an error saying that my account was not found?

Posted by fade400 7 years ago


Constant Logging Out - Can't Do Anything with the Site

I can't utilize the site properly at all.  Every time I click on a link to a project, it logs me out completely. I can't add to a collection, or favorite things, or anything. I'm working strictly from a desktop computer, and am a new user (just set up today). ETA:  I was trying to use the site with Google Chrome and it wasn't working.   I've now switched to Mozilla Firefox and am able to use the site.

Posted by WednesdayWatusi 2 years ago


i got into someone else's account without logging out or in

Well, I replied to a comment, then i clicked "you". all of a sudden, I find myself logged in to someone else's account. he has not posted any comments, even when i got in. i logged out, then logged in as radioactive to report this bug EDIT-it turns out that when i replied to the comment, i was logged in under the member. Oompa Loompa, if you read this, i do not have a second account and this actually has happened before

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago


Instructables IRC (Much better than Meebo)

After getting fed up with Meebo, and its guests floating in and out, causing disturbances in the force and whatnot, A few other mods, and myself, are trying to educate other members on the benefits and use of the instructables IRC chatroom.Click here to get educated!

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


I am looking for information on building a shed with wooden pallets?

Wooden pallet construction.I am looking for information on building sheds, storerooms, etc. made from wooden pallets.

Asked by Flatcar 9 years ago


im 12 and i taing my girlfriend to the movies tommorow and we plan to makeout then but im not sure what to do?

I eed to know what to do me and her have no idea how to makout and we want to tommorow but we dont know what to do. im taking her tommorow i need instant feedback please

Asked by 9 years ago


Can I use a valve amp head with a transistor combo amp's speakers?

I have a peavey special 212 which is probably about 16 years old now and has only been gigged 3 times. I can't think when it last got turned even half way up. I'd like a valve amp and was wondering if I could just get a low powered valve head and use it to drive the peavey's speakers bypassing its electronics. In effect just using the peavey as a speaker cabinet. Looking to save spending needlessly but keep my options open volume wise. Any suggestions much appreciated?

Asked by sidesteprees 7 years ago


Jailbreak for 5.1.1 is out!

The ipod touch jailbreak for ios 5.1.1 is out now on greenpois0n.com i will post a new instructable on that soon.

Posted by tthrower18 6 years ago


Why does instructables keep signing me out?

I'm clicking "remember me"

Posted by Buzzsushi 8 years ago


I keep getting signed out

Today I changed my Ibles password.Now,when I browse Instructables,I get logged out every time move to another page. Browser:Google Chrome OS:Windows XP

Posted by Derin 9 years ago


how do you build a robot out of legos?

I have to build a robot without buying something from a store. It has to be able to move with out me touching of any sort. Its extra credit if i have a remote control with it.

Asked by 9 years ago


dgl-wh070l-12a lcd pin out

I have this lcd from a portable DVD player, I want to use it for my raspberry pi, I want know pin out, it has 2sets of pins, 1set has 4 pins out of which two are for backlight, 2nd set has 14 pins how ever last pin is nt used

Posted by Pranay ReddyK 3 years ago


Striked out names...

OK, I've decided to ask: does it mean anything? Or is because the users included the text formatting symbols in their username? :-/

Posted by ll.13 10 years ago


Links logging me out.

Over roughly the last 24-36 hours, the site has started logging me out if if follow links to projects. Not every time, but I am currently having to log in three or four times per session on the site. For instance, if I am logged in and browsing the recent page in desktop view, and I click on a thumbnail, I get taken to the project, but arrive on the mobile site, and not logged in. When I switch back to desktop view, I am still not logged in. The same happens if I follow a link to a project from a "subscription update" email. It's not just "arriving on the site and having to log in", if I am already on the site and logged in, then follow a link from an email, the tabs I already have open get logged out as well. This is using an Android tablet with up-to-date browser.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago


Where do our questions end up? Answered

In the forums?

Asked by bumpus 9 years ago


HOW TO ASK A GIRL OUT (FIRST TIME EVER)?

(FIRST TIME EVER)? OK we met at the start of term 2 last year at this little school we went there for term 2 we came friends and i no a little about her she is a year older then me i see her 4 for about 30 Min's in the morning on aw own when we met at the same station we hop on the same train we both get off at the same station then we get off and then she goes to her school and i go to mine i cant stop thinking of her no matter wats happening every tim i see her i get butterflies i have never told a girl that i have like them or ever asked some1 out in my hole life and im 14 and i have never been out with any one or kissed any 1 wat a boring life i have

Asked by darcy cammo 9 years ago


How do I unsubscribe?

I don't want to do any of this stuff -- I simply wanted to look at the images of how wire up a Pfranc connector.

Asked by HarryWeston 8 years ago


How do I ask an older girl? Answered

Ok so, there is this girl and she is 19 years old. I am 6 years younger than her and I barely said ANYTHING to her. I know I don't like her for the way she looks, I know and I can feel that there is something inside of me saying that I want to have a real relationship with this girl. It kills me inside because virtually, there would be no way of us being a couple but I know in real life, anything is possible and age never matters when it comes to life/love. I am writing this to get opinions on how to approach this situation of asking her out. Please please please comment!!

Asked by Tylere305 2 years ago


Fallen out With a Friend

I am very angry and kind of depressed now.....I have fallen out with a friend, and i am pissed off.( this is at dinnertime - on the school playground BTW)It all started when i called him ( stuart) something ( daddy's little wh*re) as a joke. I always tease him and he just puches me , and then we carry on as normal. But i realised i went too far then, ( it was un-intentional; like a spur of the moment how i always tease him). I aploigised twice then, but then he chased me - he is very fast and this time he had a very angry look on his face! I quickly ran in a cicle and then ran straight outa the school gates for dinner- to avoid beatings.When i returned to school on the same day, I tried to avoid him incase i get hit, but i couldn't since my best friend hangs out with him, and i wanted to talk to him. So when walked up i imediatly got chased off ( but i was able to say sorry twice again). So next break i walked up again, But i got pushed, then kicked very hard on my arse by stuart. Then i got chased again and got puched twice. I decide to avoid him and ,my other friend totally for the remaining lessons.(TODAY), I normally walk with him too school and back form school. So when morning came, i got ready and left the house. I spotted him ( stuart) behind me and decided to carry on walking - too see what he would do..... Once he caught up he walked off! ahead leaving me behind! ( I thought the guy would off cooled down by now). Once i caught up with him i said:" hello. Are you still in a mood with me?"Stuart: " fuck off , i don't wanna walk with you, so get lost"Me: " why man? please, i said sorry lots of times...come on!"stuart : " Fuck off "I just realised he was angry and then just carried on walking to school away from him. I avoided him for most of the day, until maths finished:I was walking with another friend on the playground, then i saw stuart with his 2 friends ( one of them is also my friend) walking the opposit direction towards me.:When we were pararllel he got out his hand and pushed me really hard!me: " what the fuck did you do that for? I didnt do nothin' to you! "He smirked, and then walked off saying nothing.I am really angry and depressed now. I didnt go back after dinnertime today. Cause I am that down.. :-(Ive said sorry countless of times and ment it but he wouldn't listen. He just gets ready to hit me.I can't even hang out with my other friends because half of my friends ( he hangs out with). So im worried if i go up to them he might start a fight wich i don't wanna do. He is the tallest in year 9 twice the size of me, and pretty big. ( i know it would be a un fair fight ida get beaten). And now i havn't got anyone to walk to school with , which sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what to do?!?!?Personally i think he's acting childish. Ive apoligised lots and he won't listen. Thank you for reading this extreamally long post!!! Please Help with sensible advice.

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


Login failure

I use FireFox (8.1.0). When I enter the instructables site, the login links are in the upper right corner. When I click the login (not Facebook, the regular one) the entire set of login links disappear, but the login dialog does not appear. To get the login to appear, I click the favorites icon to get it to show me the logon dialog. Is it Firefox, or you? BlueGull

Posted by BlueGull 6 years ago


A topic addressing the thousands of "Published instructable doesn't show up on site" Topics

We have all seen this topic many, many times. No matter how many people we explain this too, more come back the next day with the same problem. Perhaps it would be best to add an obvious message following publishing explaining that instructables will not show up straight away. All other ideas welcome, please discuss.

Posted by The Jamalam 6 years ago


I want to know the best items to place in a 5 gal survival bucket to leave in my car permanently for emergencies. Answered

When we are forced to leave town in an emergency, we will grab our food supply, water, clothing, blankets, and valuables from our home.  My bucket will have all the little things you could use in any survival situation such as being stuck on the interstate for days in winter or extreme heat that you wouldn't think about  in your hurry to leave.  Batteries corrode, liquids spill, food  medicines become outdated,  What great survival tools are there and how do you use them.  I want to be the best prepared survivor on the interstate or stuck in the wilderness (with my car) until it blows over..

Asked by ruthvan 6 years ago


bump out

I spent a lot of time writing a answer and when i was reviewing it the system bump me out and I lost everything I wrote and it really SOCKS

Posted by aguanile 9 years ago


Halloween Animatronics

So for Halloween I want to make a pop out/ fly out creature. I want it to sit tucked away in the corner then shoot out two to five feet towards unsuspecting guests, to give the illusion of something flying out at you. I was thinking of doing the scissor (http://www.frightprops.com/pneumatics/kits/animatronic-kits/horizontal-scissor-mech.html?SID=d3f43bbaffe0a34f01e47e75eade4e39) but need to figure out how I'm going to be able to make it repeat over and over without having to reset it constantly. If you have any ideas please email me.

Posted by gary9867 7 years ago


Site really slow, keeps timing out

Has anybody else been finding this site really slow lately ? It's taking minutes for pages to load and I keep getting "page timed out" . I doubt it's my connection since all other sites work.

Posted by scraptopower 8 years ago


Prize addition for Get the LED Out! Contest

The runner-up prizes in the Get the LED Out! Contest now include $50 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix.Long-time visitors may remember that Phenoptix put up LEDs as prizes in the last LED contest and we're happy to see them here again.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


You Page times out.

With the new drop-down menu, if I try to go to my You page, there's a pause of about 30-40 seconds, then it goes to the "technical difficulties" message. Hitting "back" works instantly,  and life carries on. Android tablet,  all up to date.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


How does one make pull out list in HTML? Answered

For example, there's a list of links down the left hand side, when you hover over it more links pop out the side. I'll try explain in ASCII: [Text] [Text] > [Text] [Text]    [Text] [Text]    [Text] >[Link]               [Text]   [Link]                           [Link] A link to a website with this featured on it would be fine, just so I can go view source.

Asked by Kryptonite 8 years ago


Flip-out Table in my living room table drawer? Answered

 Hey everyone well i was sleeping and i had this awsome idea to put flip-out table in my drawer in my living room table. I just want to know what you guys think i would need top do somthing like this. I got the wood to do it and the tools forsure and i brought my brother brain into this so hopfully we gunna make a day of this. if anyone need info on the table i will be posting pics later.

Asked by IIwootII 8 years ago



In celebration of my successful rebuilding of my XP machine....

Robot and I went out on the town (my wife came along too)I can't afford to go TO fancy or very far, but we get to do something every now and then :-) BTW: the restaurant proper, is called Huckleberry's (formerly named the same as the Hotel).Here's a link to Huckleberry's.Below are the pictures:

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Hey Instructables, See anything usable here?

I'm not sure whether or not this works or not, but pictured is an old electronic Organ I found out on the curb during Halloween, I proceeded to do what any 'ables maker would do, grab this 70lb monster and ran like a madman. I'm tempted to plug it in in the basement and see if it still functions, but I'm scared to.

Posted by Pumpkin$ 7 years ago



changing the rating system

  After being on instructables I have notice that the rating system is a five out of five system without a way of getting any indication to why the vote count is high or low, On sites like deviant art if you want to rate a drawing the artist has to turn on critiques in which you have to give a 100 word paragraph with a rating on why it's bad or good, so on a site that glorifies Tom F**KING Preston we should have a better system for ratings.    Having a requirement to write well thought out critique or reason why the voted low on something will not only discourage those who go around down voting everything because there jealous or because they want to make there chances of winning a contest higher is silly, it will also help to improve the quality of the instructables by getting proper feed back on what to fix in the instructable. Have the comment and ratting together with a little fair or not fair button with the comment.

Posted by sircaptaintigerotter 5 years ago


lmfao!!!

So my dads girlfriends son thought he was all strong and big because he can pick on his sister and have her cry and whine so he picked on a kid smaller than him(i never thought that was possible, this kid is so small, he's 12 too, hes a brat) and that kid turned around(thank god) and punched him in the face he hit the ground and that kid just beat the Hell out of him, it was so kool! i hate that kid he's just a brat ALL the time and thinks he can fight! lmao! that kid showed him!

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


Download and sign in issues

 I am having an issue with attempting to download the pdf file. I have paid for the Pro account and have not incountered this issue until today.  When I sign into my account and then click the download this file in pdf it asks me for me account user name and password. I enter the information and then I am signed in but when I go and attemt to download the file it asks me for account user name and password once again, even though I have not signed out.  Never had this issue with other sites on on Instructables. Currently using IE 8.0 with Win XP Service Pack 3

Posted by spllbnd2 7 years ago


As soon as I go to "Easy usb paracord flash drive case", I'm logged off!

And when I log back on it redirects me to the "you" page. What is this I don't even?

Posted by Kryptonite 8 years ago


Is there any sick parties this summer in Virginia? Answered

My friends and i wat to go to a really cool party this summer and we are underage were 16/17 and we want something to do.  Does anybody know anybody that is having a cool party this summer in Virginia (VA).

Asked by Amanda101 8 years ago


Strange Internet Problem (Udate: fixed.)

Am I missing something? Unusually, Instructables appears to be the only website working on the internet. Any other website I try to connect to except ibles just times out on me. BBC, Google (including groups and gmail), Notcot, Birdguides, Hotmail, XKCD, QuestionableContent... They all tell me that Firefox can't find the server.  I've tried reloads, restarts.  What next? Edit: as I've been typing this, ibles has been slow and won't upload a screenshot to go with this post. Edit: Trying with my laptop, I can't even get on ibles. (PC using Windows XP & Firefox, netbook using Linux and Firefox) Edit: multiple clearings of the cache and deletion of the entire browser history, plus a period of total shut-down of all associated hardware seems to have fixed the problem.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Revolver with swing out cylinder

I was looking at guns on Wikipedia and saw a pic of a revolver with a swing out cylinder. I went straight to work and made the swing out cylinder, but I couldn't figure out how to make the rest of the gun and keep the cylinder from moving all over the place. I don't have a digital camera, but I can tell you how I made it. 1. Take a blue rod 2. Attach a dark grey connector on 1 end of the rod 3. Put 1 grey cylinder spacer on the rod, followed by 2 blue ring spacers 4. Put the blue rod through the hole of another dark grey connector 5. Put 2 more blue ring spacers on, followed by 1 more grey cylinder spacer and attach 1 more dark grey connector to the other end of the blue rod 6. Take 1 white rod and snap on 2 white snowflake connectors, then snap the rod into the dark grey connector in the middle of the blue rod (the dark grey connector should be in the middle of the 2 white snowflake connectors) 7. Take another white rod and attach a dark grey connector on 1 end of it, then slide the white rod through the hole of 1 of the dark grey connectors on the blue rod, then slide on another grey cylinder spacer and attach 1 yellow connector on top of the white rod 8. Do #7, but on the other side of the blue rod 9. For the handle, I took 3 green connectors and snapped them on to 1 white rod, then put 3 small green rods on the bottom of each green connector (Look below to find a little bit better explanation) 10. Take 3 yellow connectors and attach them to a white rod, then connect all 3 to the 3 green rods mentioned in #9 11. Take 3 more green connectors and attach them to a white rod and add 3 small green rods to the top of the 3 green connectors and attach them to the 3 yellow connectors in #10 BETTER EXPLANATION 1. A green connector has 4 places for 4 rods (I will call them teeth) 2. From left to right, it goes empty tooth, white rod, empty tooth, small green rod 3. A yellow connector has 5 teeth for 5 rods 4. From left to right, it goes small green rod (from the green connectors mentioned above), white rod, empty tooth, empty tooth, small green rod 5. Same as #2, but it goes small green rod (from the yellow connectors mentioned above), white rod, empty tooth, empty tooth If anyone knows what I'm talking about and makes these pieces & has a digital camera, please take pics and show me so ppl can see what I'm talking about. Also, if anyone finds out how to make the rest of the gun, please tell me and show me how you made it (but please don't take credit for my design of the cylinder & handle. If you mod/have to mod any of these 2 parts to make the rest of the gun, don't forget to credit me for the original design of the 2 parts). Also, if anyone does make the gun, please post an instructable for it. I would love to see the gun that I almost got to make. So please tell me where to go to get the instructable I you decide to post it. Also, the gun doesn't have to shoot anything. Thanks to everyone that contributes.

Posted by Knexfan 10 years ago


Logs out when opening PDFs

When logged in and clicking on PDFs it logs me out and suggests I buy a pro membership, which I have already! any suggestions?

Posted by GaiaLover 7 years ago


I ran out of patches but I did not get any more like it said. What should I do?

I ran out of patches to give out so I waited till next month like it said but I still don't have any patches. What should I do?

Asked by Robot Lover 7 years ago


Error 503 Connection timed out

Was trying to download a file from RC Motor Dynaometer V1.0 but I get a Error 503. Suggestions?

Posted by agbell118 1 year ago