Pop-up tents

Has anyone ever made or taken apart a pop-up tent or hamper or whatnot? I really would like to know what kind of wire they use and how they do it. I think it would make for some interesting and versatile set pieces.I'm thinking along the lines of this type of thing.

Posted by Icetigris 10 years ago


Time to Strut My Stuff...LOL

Anyone else in to this song?i think its catchy...idk i was watching americas funniest home videos the other day when i heard it.. oh its the love willows- stuff my stuff

Posted by amya000 9 years ago


Bottle Rocket School Project!

I managed to snap a picture with the camera on teh Macbooks we use, and upload it here, We launched it yesterday, although the payload didn't deploy, our rocket still went the highest. Approx. 100-200m. We're working on the exact height at the moment. I'll update this as the week progresses. :D BTW, FCREM stands for Freeking Coolest Rocket Ever Made.

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


the new "mouse over" "stats" pop-up will pop under an embedded video

To test: Find a comment with an embedded video attached. mouse over the commenter's name watch the pop-up be obscured by the video. (Ubuntu w/ Firefox 3.0.19) I saw this a few weeks ago, but have not retested since then because embedded vids in comments are rare. If I see it again, I'll try for a screen shot unless it's a known issue by the staff.

Posted by kill-a-watt 8 years ago


Highest Popping Toaster - Guinness World Record

UK artist Freddie Yauner set a Guinness World Record when his CO2-powered toaster flung toast 2.6 meters into the sky. Sadly, there is no report as to what Freddie decided to top the toast with (butter? jam?) or if he ate his record-setting bread at all.Also check out Freddie's site for other records he has tried to set such as his fastest clock. Linkvia Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Get rid of the SIGN UP pop-up

Nowadays many sites do this very horrible thing that is really annoying to the point I just want to throw my monitor out the window or beat the crap out of my monitor with my keyboard over and over. When you go to a site, like this one, you are reading the article, instructable, watching a video (or whatever), and few seconds to 2 mins later, the screen dims and a pop-up comes out saying "do you want to sign up?" Other sites might say "do you want to subscribe?" "Click "like" if you like this article" This is one of those things that's really fking annoying. If people want to sign up, they can click on it in the top right corner. The sheer amount of sites that do this, that forces you to read their pop-up, making you close it everytime. The only thing I am interested in is the instructable/artcle I was currently reading... This site would be decent if you removed it.

Posted by ChuckmaNorrisY 3 years ago


pop tab chainmail gauntlet

I need help making a chainmail gauntlet out of pop tabs

Posted by dude898 6 years ago


Instructables unusable on an iPad unless logged in.

Instructables is unusable on the iPad due to advertisement redirects constantly taking you to a new page. Horrible “Congratulations!!!! You won an Amazon or Walmart Gift Card! Pop ups and redirects. Please fix! This happens in Chrome or Safari in multiple IOS versions. This has been happening for several weeks now.

Posted by Frankincell 7 months 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


Pop bottle caps?

I have been saving pop bottle caps for a short time now.  But with the amount of pop my wife and I drink I am going to have them coming out of my ears in no time.  So anyone have any crafting ideas to do with pop bottle caps?  One thing I thought of was to make a computer case out of them.  But maybe I have watched that video of the guy making an 8-bit Zelda case out of wooden blocks too much.

Posted by jcaresheets 6 years ago



Soda / Pop / Fizzy drinks...whatever you call it, It's bloody damn GOOD!

LOL.Yeah, so there are many words to call the "drink" but it all boils down to one fact :I'ts Lovely!Soda / Pop, ( gets called different in the U.k than U.S.A), I'ts lovely isn't it.Whats your top 3 favourite flavours or brands?Mine are: Fanta - Fruit twist ( So refreshing! )Dr Pepper - Normal ( Very nice stress reliever! )Sprite - Normal ( A bit of a kick )Anyways just asking different people, when / if you buy six packs of Pop / Soda how much does it cost for you?Cause for me it is *1pound and 22 pence*. Is that a good deal? ( comparing to other places).Also don't you think Pop / Soda is addictive. I always feel like having another can after the one I had! My parents always nagg me about drinking to much!{ Remember we are talking about NON alcaholic drinks!); D

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


LAN Party Suggestions

So I'm having a new years LAN party this year. 14 hours of pure gaming should prove to be a fun night. I have a 50 inch plasma in my basement where we will be having the party. I want to make the best use of this screen by putting some "stats" (for lack of a better word) on the screen. Obviously the biggest problem with stats is that every games is different and there is no standard protocol to be used. I am looking to the instructables community for ideas as to what I can put on this screen. Some ideas that I had:  - DHCP table  - Midnight countdown (its new years)  - Starfield Screensaver Thanks!

Posted by computerwiz_222 8 years ago


Coca-Cola Bots! Attack!!!

The Coke (aCola) Bots Attack!!Just spotted, a Coke vending machine robot walking around outside of Shibuya Station in Tokyo. Coca-Cola has oversized robot vending machines lumbering around Tokyo pinching the heads of people who prefer a different brand.These robots have been made to the likeness of the 11inch tall desktop toys which feauture the regular as well as the black Coke Zero available in Japan. The toys feature bendy arms and have a little coin slot for saving up your yen and buying more coke.The Images pretty much speak for themselves.

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Pie Pops

LINK > Pie Pops They're pies on the end of a stick! And here's the Instructable

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


does anyone know how to remove bubbles from the kitchen sink?

Do you know those pesky bubbles in your kitchen sink that always reside after you finish washing up the dishes? well i know them all too well and they never pop however much i poke them or blow on them or hair dryer them :( i had a look online and found a idea that you can tip ground pepper on the suds to pop them efficiently, but all it did was pop a couple of centermeters of the bubble monolith and now my sink smells like pepper :( does anyone have anyone ideas/experience as to how sove my bubbly problem?

Posted by sooie 4 years ago


How Much Soda does everyone usually drink?

How much soda do you usually drink? measured in 12oz (300mL) cans or 16oz energy drink cans. Also, what do you usually drink if you ever go out to eat? Man, i miss my bird rocky

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


When Toast Flies

It is not often that I find something so useless so awesome. Freddie Yauner's toaster pops your toasted bread way up into the air with high-pressure carbon dioxide. He is going to try to break his own world record of the highest toaster pop, which currently stands merely at the height of his ceiling. An added bonus of this: if he pops it to the right height, he may be able to avoid the curse of the toast always falling butter-side down.Link

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


a Great LED project idea!

 Some students at MIT made an incrediable pop up book with LEDs! I have little knowledge with working with them, though someone else could run with it! Here is the video:  http://www.tinyurl.com/LEDpopup

Posted by beauwalker23 8 years ago


Soda Bottle Skylights

I love ingenuity, so I wanted to share this link to an article on a Brazilian machinist who makes skylights from water filled pop bottles. I'm not sure if these would classify as a budget solatube or a twenty first century deck prism.There's also a video, but it's in some obscure foreign language. Portuguese i think.I might add one to my shed...

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


do you buy pop beer tops?

Hello do you buy beer and soda, pop tops if so email me please

Posted by chloespddaddy 8 years ago


How do you make Astro Pops?

I am looking for a recipe for lollipops like Astro Pops.  Long-lasting, dense lollipops that get a little pliable when eaten.  thanks!

Posted by lkl123 5 years ago


Guitar Hero Carabiner.

What do you guys think about Guitar Hero Carabiner? It looks totally awesome to me!

Posted by Vynash 9 years ago


How Do You Make Lollipops Like Astro Pops?

Hi.  I would like to make lollipops like Astro Pops.  Dense, long-lasting suckers that get a bit pliable when eaten.  any ideas?  Thanks!

Posted by lkl123 5 years ago


Popping corn with cellphones?

does this actually work? do cellphones emit microwaves?

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago


i have over 1,000 pop tabs anybody interested in them for craft projects?

Hello i have been saving the pop tabs and i have over 1,000 anybody interested in them for a craft project?

Posted by chloespddaddy 8 years ago


homemade wireless controled pop up targets

I have shooting a range and i dont want to spend the money one buying a pop-up target system so is there anyway to combine computer circuits with metal to create pop-up targets  

Posted by mr.militarymaster 5 years ago


How to build a POP-O-MATIC dice roller

I would love to know how to build a custom pop-o-matic dice roller.

Posted by zombiesatemygoldfish 9 years ago


Pneumatic PVC Can Crusher

I have put together a very well documented guide, to build your own pneumatic PVC can crusher. This can crusher is constructed from easy to find parts at any local hardware store. For more information, and a video of it in action check out my website. Let me know what you think, Thanks http://cancrusherguide.webs.com/

Posted by GOHST RIDER 6 years ago


"Shortcuts" no longer has pop-down menu since last update

I just noticed that the "Shortcuts" pseudo-tab in the upper right corner no longer functions.  It used to generate a pop-down menu, but now it's just a link to the page where you configure what you want the pop-down menu to contain.

Posted by kelseymh 6 years ago


Ears Popping While Running?

Whenever I run a 5k, I'm finding that my ears start to pop part way through. It makes everything louder, including my breathing, and is extremely distracting. One website mentioned dehydration as a factor, another said something about blood pressure...does anyone know about it? Thanks!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago


Create awareness of a particular diet choice...

What would make the world a better place...depends how you define world, and your benchmark for what distinguishes better place.  This contest suggests things that would improve home, neighborhood, society, and planet.  I have an idea that would improve all of the above! Health: Personal back story:  Growing up I drank a lot of pop.  It was not uncommon to polish of a 12 pack of soda in a day or two, and this would happen regularly.  For the last fifteen years I've consumed at least 2-4 liters of cola per week, if you average it out (probably closer to ten).  Thats a conservative 2000 litres of cola.  At ~120 grams of sugar per Liter, that works out to a whopping 240 KILOGRAMS of sugar.  Now, were my parents terrible?  I don't think so - the knowledge wasnt out there that us kids were being fed a high sugar highly addictive substance that really messed with our bodies.   I can personally account that I had a terrible sleep schedule growing up, and I can directly attribute it to sugar/caffeine.  Unlike many friends I know I managed to stay skinny and somewhat 'in shape' through hyperactivity.  The artificial insomnia destroyed my school scores - as I spent a lot of time very tired in class, not paying attention - and was even suggested to go on medications to 'fix' how 'weird' I acted.  Most all of my child teeth and adult teeth are full of fillings where I had cavities - and I can't have cold food touch my teeth because I have almost no enamel left.  Consider now the direct economic cost of this:  At an average of a dollar per liter - multiply by the number of 'addicted' heavy user kids out there, and you have yourself a staggering amount.  I'm not alone.  I know lots of friends with similar stories - some less fortunate with serious health problems like diabetes and bariatric problems.  Economy: The high fructose corn syrup industry has halfway destroyed the cane sugar market in many third world countries.  Soda machines all over, often in schools, rape the pocketbooks of young persons for a product they don't need.  Pretend for a moment you are a drug dealer gang boss.  Now imagine you can put a legal salesman in most every school, "free".  I don't need to explain the rest of the story. Society:  Soft drinks are not 'evil' - they are an enjoyable vice that when taken in reasonable quantity aren't that harmful.  Therein lies the problem - they are marketed as the be-all and end-all to be happy, thirst quenched, and popular.  Couple this with the fact that they contain high levels of two of the most addictive legal substances out there:  Caffeine and glucose.  Our nervous systems don't stand a chance. Environment:  Frankly you'd be surprised how much carbon dioxide comes from the soda industry - that fizz goes somewhere after you *kssshk* open the can.  High fructose corn syrup is bad not just for your body but for the environment.  Some areas are very good at recycling, but still others are brutally abysmal at their three R's.  Many COUNTRIES in fact don't recycle at all.  That's a LOT of plastic and aluminum ending up in the environment, to be there long after we are gone. My proposal:  What I want to see is awareness campaigns of the health risks of being a heavy user - in conjunction with warning labels similar to what the tobacco industry has on their products.  I want to see their huge profits going into the community (like in this contest - more of it!).  Make companies accountable for their products. photo courtesy freefoto.com

Posted by frollard 8 years ago


Art film of close-up zit-popping

Be warned, this is rather gross. But in that can't-look-away train-wreck kind of way.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


posting photos - how to get the nice pop-up?

Hello, I was wondering if there is a way to make body photo "pop out" like the main photos of a step.  Some of my image details could be better viewed using the pop-up, so I put them in the beginning section.  But the photos would fit better embedded in the flow of the instructions.  But images in embedded in the body don't have the pop-up function...they are the size they show up as on the page. Here's an example of what I mean: https://www.instructables.com/id/Uber-Home-Automation/step3/ Just wondering about this. Thanks!

Posted by electronichamsters 3 years ago


New Feature? Pop-up confirmation for flagging?

I just flagged an inappropriate business solicitation as "SPAM". When I did so, my Camino browser popped up a little confirmation window explaining what the flag meant and asking if I really wanted to continue. Very nice!

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Pop Up Card Theme Ideas

Hi, I am new here and am looking for theme ideas for the inside of a standard basic layer Thank you pop up card for a colleague and am having "crafter's block". They are in the telco industry, but I sense they would prefer something out of the box.

Posted by DELETED_dingodudette 6 years ago


HOW TO FINALLY RID THE POP-UP WINDOW FOR WINDOWS LIVE MAIL - WINDOWS 7

Have FOUND THE ANSWER to putting an END to the pop-up windows for WINDOWS LIVE MAIL FORVER.  (Even after uninstalling the program, the window still popped-up) 1.  Open Windows Live Mail.  Click cancel to pop-up window. 2.  Click on LIST ICON - (to the Far left:  Windows Live Mail - lets you Save, Print, See and Everything else) 3.  Choose OPTIONS 4.  Select MAIL 5.  Click CONNECTIONS tab 6.  Hit the tab STOP SIGNING IN 7.  Hit APPLY, OK and CLOSE 8.  Re-open WINDOWS LIVE MAIL ACCOUNT FOR RETRIEVING E-MAIL... NO MORE POP UP!

Posted by Joolaki 5 years ago


Knex popper popper

I hate to say this knex fans but this involves a block trigger gun. So just make a small strong block trigger gun, then for the ammo use the little pop-its from TNT usually found at the grocery store in those little yellow boxes for about a buck. When you get them stick them where the ammo should be, then fire. It will fire the pop-its at the guy your shooting at and like pop on them or it may just back fire and pop in your face.

Posted by fobblewabble 11 years ago


Auto body help

I need some help here and I hope that there is someone that can answer this question. I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and I want to add some bigger fender flairs on the truck, I want to use what are called pop rivet nuts. The pop rivet nuts are inserted just like a pop rivet but it has a nut on the back of it so that you can use a small bolt. The screws that came with the fender flairs are called self tapping screws and they seem to wallow out after time. I need to know what the thickness of a typical fender is so that I can order the right pop rivet nuts. The pop rivet nuts only come in sizes for gauge metal. Does anyone know what gauge a finder is so that I can order the right pop rivet nuts. Thanks for any input.

Posted by fishhunter1957 9 years ago


Adding a picture in a forum comment causes an I made it pop up

I added a picture to a forum comment and and I made it pop up showed up

Posted by bravoechonovember1 2 years ago


Logon Pop-up Using Safari on iPad 2

Please do something about the logon pop-up that dances all over the screen on my iPad.  It is possible to logon, but I have to keep lowering my onscreen keyboard to see what I'm doing and the expereince is very unnerving as the window dances up, down and sideways across my screen.

Posted by hartpete 6 years ago


Step one keeps popping up!!!!!!

Now, for WHATEVER reason, step one shows up in EVERY STEP YOU CLICK ON!!!!!!!!!!!  Now that is the most useless and pointless thing I have ever seen on this site.  I mean, WHY????  If you need to see step one again, just click on it!!!!!  The step one thing gets in the way, and it is really distracting!

Posted by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago


Clone Trooper Pops, Keyboard Wallet, Dorm Decor

Clone Trooper Pops Keyboard Wallet Dorm Decor EL Wire Guide Camping Crescent Rolls Natural Playdough Dye Evaporative Drink Cooler DIY Air Ionizer EL Wire Spiderweb Slow Baked Bread Money for Old Rope Micro TV-B-Gone CD Pendant Charm USB Laser Duck Desktop String Art

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


How do you make a pop up with a wire edge, like a sun guard for the front car window?

Hi, I want to make a pop up sail for my kayak.  I see that there is some type of metal edge that is sewn in.   I can't even figure out what to look up in Google.  It is a simple project.... for my mother-in-law to sew.  I just can't figure out what wire to buy and do I need to weld the ends together. Thank you to anyone who can give me some advice on this.

Posted by LancasterPA 7 years ago


Login - Fix so it works with LastPass

I would login everytime, except that the login pop-up does not work with lastpass, so I have to dig up my login and manually enter... thus I end up browsing as a non-member. 1. Fix pop-up to accept LastPass auto-entry or manual entry 2. Create a separate login page, not the pop-up, that work with lastpass. thanks

Posted by mapski99 2 years ago


Two ibles tabs open, and Dead object jams browser

See the screenshot. The message below (Type error: can't access dead object) appeared in the instructables tab after I accessed a forum topic in another tab. The pop-up completely jammed my browser - I could not close the pop-up (it popped back up instantly), and I could neither close the tab nor even close the browser through normal routes (corner-X, Alt-F4), all I got was a blink of the screen, a warning tone and the pop-up back. I had to shut down and start again.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Anybody else wish other sites had pop-up photo notes?

Oh man, you know your on instructables to much when you see something highlighted or circled in an image, and mouse over it, hoping for a photo note to pop up explaining why its highlighted. I for one can't stop doing this. I always space out and get really frustrated when nothing pops up until i realize I'm not on instructables. I'm a total addict to this notes, they're so perfect! Just felt like sharing that. Who else compulsively mouses over images like me?

Posted by Andrew546 11 years ago


How Cool is this, from Pop Sci...

Follow these step by step instructions to make a cover for your Kindle or other E-reader out of an old hardcover book: 1. Cut.... Here is the REST of the story, in case you are not a subscriber.....Oh and they link back to us :-)

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Instructables and Eric on Revision3's Pop Siren Episode 3 - Jackhammer Headphones and LED Floaties

Watch me build Jackhammer Headphones and LED Floaties, and talk about Living an Aesthetic Life on Revision3's PopSiren.The Instructables segment starts at 16 minutes.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Unwanted pop-ups and downloads

Last December 24, 2009, I clicked a link in the Instructables newletter.  An alert message box popped up that my computer had malware on it and needed an immediate check for viruses.  It offered a free scan of my computer.  I clicked OK, the scan detected trojans, and offered to sell me trojan removal software, which I declined to purchase.   I spent a lot of time and effort running scans downloading malware removal programs, uninstalling/reinstalling my security program and finally got the trojans removed.  I also learned about pop-ups that install the malware on pc's when the pop-up is clicked on. I decided to unsubscibe from the Instructables newsletter, but later relented unwilling to put the blame for the trojans on Instructables. Two days ago, I was copying a recipe from Instructables website.  When I clicked on Step 7, a pop-up message from the website appeared that my computer had signs of malware and offered to do a free scan.  Being now cautious,  I ran a scan from my securtiy that dectected no malware.  I clicked "Cancel" on the pop-up to get rid of the message, then did another scan with Malwarebytes.  Bam! Infected!  I got the security disablers off my computer and then unsubscribed from Instructables newsletter. During the time I was on Instructables website, websites came up without me clicking (while I was trying to copy the recipe.  Maybe my cursor randomly passed over an ad, then it came up.  I'm thinking the pop-up message came up the same way.  I read on McAfee SiteAdvisor comments that this happened to others:  a malicious download. Instructables could examine the ads submitted and the instructions submitted for malware.  Why aren't they doing that?  Why is Instructables website dangerous for malicious downloads?

Posted by lightellen 8 years ago