What can duct tape not do?

Posted by AwesomeSwordGuy 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can you send a patch to yourself?

Posted by Chicken2209 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

No questions? Answered

No questions show for the past 3 days and few for the past 4 days is there a glitch?

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

Not a question but? Answered

Today 2/11/11 is A. Edison's 164 th birthday.

Asked by Re-design 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Does anyone know how I could make licorice allsorts?

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


Could I post the same instructable into this contest and the Light up your Ride contest?

Posted by pmac93 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Sorry. This has nothing to do with instructables, but here is what someone I know said: "I heard this yesterday on the fourth of July. 'and I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free' What is wrong with that?" Someone I know asked me that question and I do not know. They said it had nothing to do with punctuation or capitalization. I will tell everyone later (if that person will give me the answer).

Posted by rojo.balloon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

A Question

Hi there, I have developed a new instructable and i placed it in photography category. I wonder why its not listed under the recent instructables there? Thanks in advance. The instructable address:

Posted by bo3bo3 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


If I'm not 18 when I enter the contest, but turn 18 by the time the contest in finished, am I still eligible to win prizes, etc. or do I have to be 18 WHEN I enter? I'm 17 but turn 18 in November.

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


Http:// I am attempting to make this laptop case. But I've run into a few troubles.  -What would be the best glue for vinyl fabric to wood. -What's the best way to attach the zipper so that it is strong enough to last. (I'm trying not to use exposed rivets, bolts, etc..) Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Posted by wontr3mainsilent 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I've bought 3 ebikes one a Raleigh select,p/assist, one a throttle type, but wires on 1of the other bikes I've bought,the wires that lead into hubmotor are cut they don't seem to connect via a hole in wheel axle/spindle,so need help please,also the p/assist Raleigh can it be converted to throttle powered, as its a very old ebike with a sanyo hubmotor? Thanks...

Posted by AlanW131 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

This is a stupid question? Answered

This is a stupid question?

Asked by hellrider75 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

question fail?

Why can't I post a question?

Asked by rickharris 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I am new to programing and was wondering if there is any way to read the code off a PIC chip without damaging it or if you plug it into a programmer will it destroy the data on the chip. Sorry if this is a stupid question any help would be most appreciated

Posted by xlbloodlust 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Collaboration question

When you set someone as a collaboration, why doesnt it add that instructable in that member's member page? They helped with making it, so shouldnt they be seen as a co-author and show up as one of their instructables as well? If not, can we get a co-author option for this sort of thing?

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

Thinkin' Question

This one's been on my mind for a quite a while now, just wanted to know what y'all think.Would you want to be a leader if no one followed you?I would. If people don't want to follow me, that's their decision. My decision is to do what's best for me.What say you?

Posted by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Referrers Question

I looked at my referrers list today and one of them was facebook, how did someone using a facebook search engine find my ible'?

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

Missing Question

I entered a question about if a wired detonator with a 9 volt that is linked to steel wool would burn hot enough/long enought o ingite either aerosol or blackpowder for projects i mess with and it never appeared and idk why. Basicaly my question was..would a 9 volt with 1 wire to each terminal with aligator clip on each wire with a peice of steel wool clipped into each 1 burn hot enough and long enough to ignite aerosol or gunpowder. Idk why my question is missing and im really hoping for a quick answer on my problem and question.

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

Random Question

 Can you guys take a quick look at the instructions for my Intervention, M4, and F2000 and tell me which you like best?  They each have a different background, and I want to know which you guys prefer.  The Intervention is on hardwood, the M4 is on carpet, and the F2000 is on a rug.   Thanks

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

The Last Question

Well, upon my wonderings today i came across this, a short story by Isaac Asimov.The Last QuestionFor a short story, (about 20min - 1 hour read) i found it was pretty good. Most of us are familiar with Isaac Asimov for his three robotic laws. For any sci-fi fan, this is a must read. Im now looking into some more of his writings.

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Sensor Question Answered

This is a hypothetical electrical circuit question, I'll try to clarify as best as possible. If you had a circuit hooked up to a light bulb, but controlling a the light bulb were two sensors wired into the circuit. One sensor turned the bulb on when there was no light, and the other turned it off when there was light. I'm not sure if that would be all one sensor, but garden lights work somewhat like that. Anyway, what if the sensors were mounted directly in front of the light bulb, facing it, so they worked based on its light. What would happen when you turned it on? Would it act like a strobe light or just explode, and would the effect be different with LED's? Also, would you need to put some other mechanism in to slow the sensor's signals?

Asked by Wasagi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Minecraft question...

So, I have a question...      So, I decided to make a new, superflat, creative mode, world. But when I spawned, It spawned me in a snowy forest. I flew up just above the trees, and started flying forward. I passed a small desert, some rolling plains, and then another snowy forest. As I kept flying I saw an abrupt hault in the forest. I stopped flying and walked to the place where everything stopped appearing. Then as I looked down, I was really on a giant cliff- Going in a perfectly straight down drop. I flew one way down the massive wall, and there was a corner, I followed another wall-And then found a corner, and reapeting this process twice more, I ended up in the same spot I was in before. It was a giant cube, sitting on top of a superflat world. With normal biomes, caves just stopping at the edge, and water and lava flowing from it. So my question is: Has anyone had this happen before? And if so, what is it? (If my description is unclear, see picture.)

Posted by vroom...vroom... 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Math question

I need help on this question, it come sup often in one form or another in mathcounts, so I need to know how to solve it There are 5 letters, 3 of each, take out 10. AAA, BBB, CCC, DDD, EEE. You do not replace letters after taking one out, and order does matter. How many ways to arrange the letters are there?

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Knex question.

Does anyone know who's is stronger? Oodalumps's cannon or I_Am_Canadian's? They both look monstrous, but From looks, Oodalumps's looks stronger to me.

Posted by Oompa-Loompa 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

LED question

If I have a 3.6 volt battery should I use a 180 ohm resistor to get 20 mA to a 3.6 volt LED? I got that answer from 3.6 = (180)(0.02)I'm asking this because online LED calculators disagree with me and say to use no resistor. also the battery might output 4.5 volts when extremeley fully charged, so I want the LED to have protection of not blowing out.

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

MCP2210 Questions?

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln Such wise words I should have heeded.  Anyhow I have my MCP2210 wired up correctly now, the computer recognizes it, configured using the MCP2210 Utility and the GPIO pins have been tested and work through the SPI Terminal that I downloaded for another product related to this from Microchip. The question I have now is how much farther can I take this?  I started with this IC because I know (some) Arduinos use an FT232 USB to UART chip to connect USB to the Atmel chip they use.  I recall most Atmel MCUs can be programmed using SPI, so I figured I would try this out.  I also hoped this would delve into software so I could teach myself a bit about that as I am more familiar with hardware and building circuits.  If everything worked out I wanted to use these with an MCU so I could make myself custom small USB programmable boards for projects.  So would it be possible to program an ATTiny or ATMega through this using Atmel Studio 7.0?  What am I missing if it can be done?  What should I be researching next?  Anything to point me in the right direction is appreciated.  If this is not feasible, alright, what other applications would these chips as I have a few more of them?

Asked by Electric Spectre1 2 years ago

The perfect question? Answered

I came across this today - It seemed to illustrate the perfect question.

Asked by rickharris 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Questions not Publishing.

I posted a question yesterday: "Kiteboard/Wakeboard question", and it's not publishing. Also, my "How so I give away a pro membership" didn't get  published. Is this only happening for me?

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

The scariest question...

I've just seen a genuinely worrying question - "How to be a Goth Lolita"That question causes some genuinely disturbing images...

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

quick question....

Quick question what would you pay for a motorized bicycle that can hit 35mph

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

newbie question ?

Why people can't rate my instructables ?

Posted by loup226 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Unanswered Questions

Am I the only one that thinks there should be a way to purge all of the old questions that haven't been marked as answered? I like to peruse the Questions section of the site to see what is on other user's minds and how their questions have been answered by the community. However, I did this today for the first time in a while and noticed a LOT of questions that had been answered fairly well but the user that originally asked the question never flagged it as answered. Is there, could there be, should there be a method to purge or close all of these unanswered questions? Maybe at least offer a peer review system for voting on the best of available answers, similar to what other forums have? Thoughts?

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

a few questions

A few questions.  What will robots do when we take over the world, and how will zombies survive the apocalypse?

Posted by elliot5445 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Batch Questions

Ask all your questions about batch programming in this topic, and I will give you my best answer! Be sure to check out my batch instructables, which can be found here!

Posted by Arbitror 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Burning questions

When do i get my prize

Posted by Dr. Cool 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Where are the questions? Answered

Just noticed that nothing is left in our recent answers section... ;)

Asked by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Part Question

I'm not sure if this would be the right category to ask this but what might this part be?

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Questions are Not Deleted

A couple of times, I have tried to delete a question, and I will find out later that somebody had replied to it (and it will still appear in the QA section).  My operating system is Windows 7, browser is Firefox (I think it is the second latest version; I am not positive).  Thank you!

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

Diode question

I need help with diode. Actually a question: if you put diodes in series for example 2 diodes of 300 V will they act as one diode of 600 V?

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

arduino Questions

Silly question. Trying to build something that requires an arduino to take a temperature measurement, and pwm an Item dependant on that temp reading. so the question is how many reads and adjustments per second can I aim for? I was hoping to get the 1 MHz area but am assuming less than that at this time

Posted by plucas1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

project questions

Could i make a mini terrarium with ants self sustain in this bottle?

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

computer question

Does any one know how to bypass administrative priveledges when you are not the administrator/

Posted by bizzy544 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

This is a question for the developers.

How many people are there on, how many instructables are there, and how many are submitted on average a day?

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

question in batch

How do i make scenarios like it randomlz choses a scenario that zou put in some where

Asked by RoyalR5 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

science Question!

While day dreaming in history class, A question popped into my mind; If our body temperature is 98 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) why are we uncomfortable in hot weather?

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

LIM Question

I have a question about linear induction motors. I can't seem to actually find the answer anywhere. Is one rail a permanent magnet and the other an electromagnet, or are both of them electromagnets?

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

Stupid question but... Answered

 i won a 3 month membership, how do i activate it?

Asked by signposts 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

some questions!

Hi! I have some questions about getting the free 3d prints: Must the instructable be 3d related? Is shipping to Norway ok? Do i get to choose the print myself, or do i get something random? (If i get to choose the print myself, do you need a drawing, or can I just explain it?)

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

Question ratings

I didn't see a Feedback category, so if this isn't in the right place, please move it. In Q and A, the line is "Don't be shy.....ask it."  OK.  And we've all heard that there are no stupid questions, right?  But if  ibles is trying to encourage honest (non-troll) questions,  rating a question as "Worthless"  has the opposite effect.  Maybe the question has limited interest. Maybe few people view it.  Maybe fewer people answer. These are neutral characteristics, and perhaps they are criterion by which someone judges the questions.  To call a question "Worthless", however,  is a real slap down and not in keeping with the idea of  "be nice".   I see that my questions are sometimes rated "Worthless,"  and,  yeah, I feel bad when I see that. ( Maybe I'm too dumb for ibles?  Maybe I don't measure up to ible standards?  Maybe I'm not really welcome here??)  I ask  questions because I want answers, and this community  is full of helpful people who have useful experience and good ideas.   Despite the worthless  ratings,  I'm getting useful answers from the community and intend to keep asking.  If only authors can see the ratings, is the intent to berate us into asking better questions?  Constructive criticism  might be more effective.  If everyone can see the ratings, is the intent to guide readers away from "worthless" questions or to shame the authors into going away?

Posted by mole1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

electrical question

How do I rewire the power cord to a Thermadyne 38 plasma cutter power switch, not having a cord to begin with?

Asked by tamban282 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago