What is patching

I got a pro membership recently and i want to know what is patching!

Posted by ubdussamad 5 years ago

What exactly are patches?

I've noticed a lot of people thanking each other for sending patches or something like that and I also noticed that there is a 'send patch' option on my profile. I'm new to this site so I don't really get it. Neither could I find any information about this topic on the site.

Posted by LelouchZero 7 years ago

What are patches?

What the topic says. I know that it may seem silly to some people but really though, I don't know what they do. It would be cool for someone to give me one, but it would just be fine for someone to tell me what they do. Maybe also about how to make one too.

Posted by username252 7 years ago

Instructables Robot Patch?

I've emailed a few Instructable staff and posted a question elsewhere, but no responses... so... here's my question: I have a local company that creates custom embroidered patches and I want to have one made with the instructables.com robot... but they do have a minimum order quantity.  Is the robot logo available for something like this if it's sold online here and nowhere else? I'm not looking at making a fortune... just enough to cover my costs and shipping... and to have a couple left over to sew on my bookbag and give a few to friends. Thanks! J

Posted by jktechwriter 8 years ago

How do you get a patch?

How do you get a patch?

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago

Win a patch.

Find the answer first. And win a patch. "Find LED's. Ibles. 8. Link. Answer."  Good luck.

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Creating patches

I see we can upload our own patches to send to other people. What makes a "patch"? What are the size and format limits? Are there any style guidelines (the current patches all have a square border with rounded corners).

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

Some FREE Patches

I will be giving away free patches to any of you guys who haven't got any patches, you just need to give a good reason to me why! *Update* 22 Jan 2011: Canida gave me some patches and I now have 100 to give away! Thank you so much :)

Posted by NatNoBrains 7 years ago


Somebody is getting caught up on the paperwork, and I just got awarded two more Burning Questions patches. That's eight I have altogether. How many patches do you have? How many is it possible to have? Edit: I now have 53 altogether, including contest patches.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

Patch information Contradiction...

Well...This image should explain it...I'm like.."Huh?"

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago

Where's your Instructables patch?

Here's where I attached my Instructables patch. I didn't want to puncture the waterproofing on my bag, so I sewed the patch over the map pocket.Where's your Instructables patch?PS - Instructables member You gave me the idea for this forum topic over on my Orangeboard.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago

Can someone send me a patch

Can someone send me a patch? preferably a racing like one. if you do I will subscribe to you.

Posted by daredevil499 6 years ago

WHAT!?!! patches go away after a month!

I just got a patch and in the email notifiacation it says "Your new patch has been added to your Profile. You can gaze upon it lovingly until it wears out after a month"  then how do some patches say "sent 5 years ago?"

Posted by bravoechonovember1 2 years ago

Newsletter patch never received!

Hello! My Instructable was featured in the April 7th newsletter under a modified name (Look for "Portable Rickroll") but I never received a newsletter patch! I know that this is kind of ego centric but could somebody see if I was supposed to get a patch? I really like patches! They are like achievements for Instructables.com! Many Thanks, -XtremD

Posted by winterfresh 7 years ago

Wrong Achievement Patches

The winners of the Sew Warm Contest 2012 were given last year's achievement patch, which links to the previous contest, rather than the contest they actually won. If this could be changed and updated, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by hellovillain 5 years ago

Cookie jar is closed! Thanks to everyone who came and got a patch!

OK, I have more cookie patches to give away! If you want one, all you have to do is leave a new comment below asking for a cookie. That's it!I have lots and lots of cookie patches, but the cookie jar will close at 4:30 pm! So let me know soon.Patches will start to go out around noon.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Could I have my patch?

I'm a patient woman, but it's been months since I sent in my entries for Eric's wall...and no patch...and I'm so sad... :'( Could I maybe, possibly, y'know...get it soon? Pwease?

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

Patches for contests?

It used to be that patches were issued for entering or winning weekly contests, and that was a nice thing. I like looking at someone's profile and seeing the patches they've received. Other than the Chopsticks challenge, though, I haven't seen that appear on any of my entries. Also, it would be great if there were some indication (banner?) on winners of weekly challenges. Is that possible? I realize you guys are really busy, but these would be nice.

Posted by susanrm 6 years ago

Ornament Patch Giveaway: Lights!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! With all the trees in place we need some lights to shine on in the night. So... Post a new comment with a picture of lights and get a patch. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Giveaway ends at 5pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Ornament Patch Giveaway: Presents!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! Everything is all set up, now we just need some presents so... Post a new comment with a picture of a present and get a patch. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Giveaway ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Ornament Patch Giveaway: Snowball Fight!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! Thanks for fighting playing! Once again, I'm going to be giving away some ornament patches to decorate your profile page. If you want a patch, post a new comment with a picture of a snowball and your attack phrase.  Check out my first comment below for an example. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Snowball fight ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Ornament Patch Giveaway: Trees!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! You can't have ornaments without trees! So to go along with all these ornaments we want to see some trees in the comments. So... If you want a patch, post a new comment with a picture of a tree. Check out my first comment below for an example. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Don't do the Christmas tree thing? It can be any tree. Giveaway ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Ornament Patch Giveaway: Give Thanks

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! Thanks to all who posted here. Everyone is of course free to post more comments here, but no more patches will be given out. The cool thing about Instructables is how so many people share their knowledge and ideas so freely with everyone else. This can be with an Instructable, a forum post, a comment, or any other interaction here. When someone does something that makes your life better or more fun it's truly a gift. So... Post a new comment thanking a member of Instructables and get a patch. You can say why you're thanking the other member or not. That's entirely up to you. Pictures are also optional. Giveaway ends at 12pm PST, December 24! Get it in by then to get a patch. This is the last ornament giveaway. Happy Holidays, everyone.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

kelseymh and Kiteman reach 200 Best Answers

.  I just sent patches to kelseymh and Kiteman, acknowledging the fact they they have been awarded Best Answer 200 times by their fellow Iblers. Thanks for contributing to the community guys. (graphic courtesy of caitlinsdad)

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Two Questions for Instructables Staff

1.  Any news on Volume 2 of Best of Instructables? 2.  I want a REAL patch - circular with instructables.com around the edge and the robot in the center - for sewing on my laptop bag - my bag lacks this one!  Please make it or tell me and I'll do it and sell from my website. Thanks, Jim

Posted by jktechwriter 8 years ago

Free Patch!

 Who wants a free patch? Tell me why YOU think you should get a patch. Then I shall choose the soppiest story and reward that person with said patch Have fun

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 8 years ago

Made It! Patch contest

Hey, another Patch contest from Kiteman! Have you made one of my Instructables? Post a picture of it and earn this specially-created patch! (Old pics count - you don't need to make it again just to earn the patch)

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

More patches?

According to my "you" page... Soon, you'll be able to buy or earn more [patches]. For now, wait until next month for your next batch of patches. Do we get a monthly supply, or does that text need changing?

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

subscribe or patch me!

Hey people just want to know if you can patch or sub me.

Posted by 2hot2hack 7 years ago

Christmas Ornament patches! Get one now!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed. We need to decorate this place a little bit. If you want an ornament patch to liven up your profile, just post a new comment below saying "Happy Holidays!" below. Oh, and this is only up for a few hours. Get a comment up before 3pm PST (that's just over three hours from posting time) to get a patch! UPDATE: Patches will be assigned after 3pm.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Christmas Ornament Patch: Ho Ho Ho!

'Tis the season to be decorating with ornaments! If you want an ornament patch, leave a new comment below saying "Ho Ho Ho!" This is open until noon PST. I'll be giving out patches when it closes. UPDATE: This is closed! Purple ornaments have been delivered! Stay tuned for more ornaments.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Use Patches as Prizes for Member-Run Contests

Hi everyone in the K'Nex forum! You guys have been the leaders in running your own contests on Instructables, and I think that's awesome. Our new patch system was designed with you in mind. You can use it as a way to give out "official" recognition to the people who win your design challenges and competitions. Let us know how it's working, and have fun!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

Who distributes the n*100 BA patches?

Does anyone know who distributes the patches for 100, 200, 300, etc, Best Answers? I am at 207 BAs right now, and I am really excited about getting a patch for 200 BAs .  I was thinking it was NachoMahma who gives out the patches, and I sent him a PM about a week ago, but I did not get a reply.  That might just mean he's on vacation or something like that. So is 207 close enough?  Or do you want more? Do you want me to give you 110%? Because that would be 220.  Also who gives out the patches?  And we are even playing that game anymore?

Posted by Jack A Lopez 6 years ago

Anyone Missing Newsletter/Contest Patches?

Due to the tireless efforts of a small group of volunteers, we have distributed nearly all the newsletter patches from January - July 2011.  Plus, several contests during that period.  If you had an Instructable featured in a newsletter before July and/or won a contest and have not received a patch, please let me know.  Include the date of the newsletter (or publish date of the Instructable). I know there are at least a couple out there that we need to track down! Thanks so much!

Posted by annahowardshaw 7 years ago

Any ideas for things to do with an arduino and 5 servo motors for a patch

Any ideas for stuff to make with with an arduino and 5 servo motors? I'll give a patch to anyone  who can come up with something brilliant! Do not include( I've made these before): 1.  Robotic head 2.  Robotic arm 3.  Automatic pet feeder Anything else will be looked forward to!! There are 5 patches up for grabs!!

Posted by sidgupta 5 years ago

Free tool patches!

...patches! Free tool patches! [edit: original title must have looked too spammy...fixed] :D Well, it's not quite as fun as real tools in the meatosphere, but it's almost as fun! Tools are so important for making stuff (duh). We couldn't live without tools. Ask here for your favorite tool, and ye shall receive! Maximum 3 per customer, no exchanges or refunds. Nontransferable. Void where prohibited. 

Posted by Lithium Rain 7 years ago

frollard gets 300 Best Answers

.  frollard has been awarded Best Answer 300 times! Congratulations and patch sent.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

lemonie Reaches 500 Best Answers

.  lemonie's fellow Iblers have awarded him Best Answer 500 times! Way to go, L!   (Patch has been sent.)

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Take a Photo, Get a patch!

Hello Everyone. Some of you know me too well, some of you new people may have no idea who I am. After some time away from instructables for various reasons (partly because I have been helping with my local Hackspace in Nottingham) I am back with a vengeance. One of things I would like to start up again is my 'Take a photo, get a patch' monthly give away. As a site that revolves around the sharing of photos accompanied with instructions, photos are a big part of what we do. I want to help encourage creativity around taking them. The photography patch give away is simple. I set a challenge, you then have to go out and take a new photo, post it in the comments and you get a patch. You have until the next monthly patch giveaway to submit. This months challenge is 'Reflections' I recently posted a new instructable about a 'black mirror' here Find something with a good reflection and take a picture, try and get as little of yourself in the reflection as you can. Remember, every new photo posted as a comment gets a patch. Edit: Bonus prize of a 1 year Instructables membership for the best photo (chosen by myself) and a 3 month membership for the first person using a Claude Glass!

Posted by gmjhowe 6 years ago

Cookie jar is closed! Cookie patches delivered!

The cookie jar is open for the next day and a half. If you want a cookie, just follow these instructions: - Make a new comment - In 10 words or less write what your dream project is - Submit it before 4:30 pm PST, July 21.You don't need to ask for a cookie, you just need to put out your idea with 10 words or less.So... what's your dream project?UPDATE: The cookie jar is cloooooooosed! Thanks to everyone who posted a comment of their dream projects. It's always fun to dream and dream big. All of the cookie patches have been given out. I said 10 words and I meant it. I'm a stickler, I know, but I will be giving patches out again in the future 'cuz you're all awesome and it's fun.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

orksecurity tops 300 Best Answers!

.  orksecurity has be awarded Best Answer 302 times by his fellow Iblers. Congratulations, orksecurity, and thanks for all your help. 300 Best Answers patch has been sent. .  Graphic courtesy of caitlinsdad

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Win a Patch by Subcribing!

After I wrote my first Instructable, I saw that someone had subscribed to me. I thought "Wow, so cool, they liked what I wrote!" Then I saw it was my uncle. Oh well. Over time more people bolstered my confidence to write more Instrubtables and more people subscribed, and every time someone does I feel great. So for this patch-give-away, I want you to go out and subscribe to 5 people who have written an 'ible you like, (who you have not subscribed to before this time). From my own experience it is especially rewarding if they are new with only an 'ible or two under their belt and have few subscribers - or even none. Nothing makes you feel more included on this wonderful site than to feel your efforts have fans. So get back to me here (I will believe you) after you have subscribed to 5 (new to you) people and besides a cool patch, pictured below, you will be the first to receive news of new 'ibles from the folks you subscribed to! Subscribing to me does not count. I have 50 patches to give away - get going!

Posted by Ninzerbean 8 years ago

Instructables Trivia Patch Give Away!!

I have some patches to give away so I put together an Instructables trivia contest.  First ten people to have all the correct answers (or the ten people with the most correct answers) wins a patch from me.  Contest ends May 31. 1. Which Instructable was the first posted on this site? 2. Which Instructable has the most steps? How many? 3. Which Instructables member has posted the most Instructables? 4. Which Instructable has the most total views? 5. Which Instructable has  the most comments? 6. Which Instructables member has the most best answers ( as of Apri 30, 2010)? 7. Which Instructables member has asked the most questions in 2009? 8. Which Instructables member has the most comments in 2009? 9. Which Instructable is the highest rated? 10. What is the zeroth law? 11. What is the Instructables-Robot's age?

Posted by ChrysN 8 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 9 years ago

Passed 100,000 views! Where's my party??

It's not really a Help question, but I just looked and discovered my view count had passed 100,000! I'd been sort of monitoring this, and a few weeks ago, it was in the low 90s. I had hoped for a little celebration when I reached 100,000, but now that's come and gone!  Isn't there a patch or something when you reach this milestone? It's exciting!!

Posted by susanrm 6 years ago

Steveastrouk reaches 400 Best Answers

.  A big "Way to go, Steve!" for being awarded Best Answer 400 times by your fellow Iblers.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Cookie jar is closed! Thanks to all those who left a comment!

OK, I'm giving away some cookie patches again, but this time it's a little different. Remember, follow the rules or no cookie for you!So here's what you need to do: - make a new comment that says what your next project is - the comment must be 10 words or lessGot it? Also, the project can be something original or something that's been done a million times before. It can be something you're going to do tomorrow or hope to finish in your lifetime. It's up to you.This time the cookie jar will be open a little longer. The cookie jar will close tomorrow at 4:30 pm PST. That's July 9 at 4:30.All right, so what's your next project?UPDATE: Cookie jar is closed! Thanks to everyone who left a comment. It's cool to see what everyone's working on and I wish you all the best in getting it done.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Steveastrouk reaches 500 Best Answers!

.  Steveastrouk has been awarded Best Answer by his fellow Iblers 500 times! .  Congratulations, Steve! Thanks so much for your many contributions to the DIY community.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Take a Photo, Get a patch! (my new monthly give away)

Some of you may have noticed that I stopped doing my famous 'Desktops of [current month]' Forum topics.  These few days of past, I may have bought myself three cameras, so it prompted me to think. Thus I bring you my new monthly forum topic, which I hope more people can get involved with than the Desktop wallpaper topics. Essentially, every month I am going to post a topic with a distinct theme. The task then is for you guys to go out and take a picture along that theme, and post it as a comment. This months theme is an introductory one -    Camera Self Portrait Go and take a picture of your camera using your camera. Make the most of reflective surfaces, and interesting techniques. If you own more than one camera I want you to use your favourite, because this is the first topic, think of it as a 'hello, meet my camera'. You do not have to be in the photo, so you can still take part if your conscious of putting your picture on the webz. Remember, the best camera is the one you have with you. I know that one of you could easily take an amazing picture with your phone, while someone with a nice Canon 7D could struggle to find a nice shot.  Every person who posts gets a patch!  Here is a picture of me with my Canon just after I had got my 50mm prime lens!

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago

Best Answers Count For 2010-06-01

Best Answers Count for 2010-06-01 lemonie:375 Re-design:362 frollard:243 Steveastrouk:211 Kiteman:174 orksecurity:174 kelseymh:153 seandogue:147 GuardianFox:131 NachoMahma:108 Burf:94 ZEROGX:94 RavingMadStudios:94 AndyGadget:69 NobodyInParticular:58 jeff-o:51 jtobako:51 Grathio:47 MahavishnuMan:48 DJ Radio:47 mikeasaurus:46 alex-sharetskiy:43 Killer~SafeCracker:39 Gorfram:36 UziMonkey:34 11010010110:33 Joe Martin:32 Jayefuu:34 gmoon:29 Jack A Lopez:29 caitlinsdad:26 rickharris:25 AngryRedhead:24 killerjackalope:23 Mr. Stealth:20 Prfesser:20 siliconghost:19 cyberpageman:20 ChrysN:19 RelaxedSoup:18 karnuvap:19 randofo:17 MichelMoermans:18 CameronSS:15 fwjs28:16 iPodGuy:15 yokozuna:14 Shadowman39:13 Zengineer1618:13 ewilhelm:12 acidbass:12 canida:11 Goodhart:12 purduecer:11 Hiyadudez:10 kevinhannan:10 Lithium Rain:9 The Ideanator:9 plane phanatic:9 M4industries:8 gmjhowe:6 nickodemus:6 kcls:5 LoneWolf:3 artificialintelligence:3 wrivera6:3

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago