Pro Membership Giveaway

Hey Instructables-Users, Thanks to my last two halloween projects Noizy Santa Mummy and Spooky Toilet that were featured I got two 3-Month-Pro-Memberships. Well Thanks Instructables-Team! I actual have Pro-Memberships for the next 2 years, so I can give them away to any non-pro-member. If you like a free Pro-Membership just post a comment with a link to your last Instructable. The best (in my opinion) two Instructables will get a 3-Month-Pro-Membership-Code. Only non pro-members will get it! Post your comment until october 28th. Thanks again to the Instructable-Team to feature my projects and to the community for many awesome projects! Mischka And the winners are: ElvenChild and newwarhammer2! You will get a Pro Membership Code via PM. Thanks for joining the fun!

Posted by mischka 6 years ago


Quotes and Junk!!!!!!

What is your favorite quote. It does NOT have to be your own.

Posted by grundisimo 8 years ago


Favorite quotes of life.

Nuff Said.

Posted by I3uckwheat 7 years ago


Teaching Middle School Through Instructables

I am a junior high math and shop/technology teacher. For years I have been wanting to develop a math program that uses as much hands on as possible.  Like all teachers, I have developed a few projects, but just don't have the time to develop all the activities needed to cover an entire curriculum. I would love to correspond/collaborate with others (including non teachers). Email me directly if you are interested.  mikemckay@pwsd76.ab.ca

Posted by mikemckay 6 years ago


Quote of the Week

Hi everybody! I will now be releasing a quote every week! this weeks quote: "Insurance, what Insurance? Oh you mean my shotgun?" logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


Quotes in Text

Why do some quotation symbols in the text of an Instructable sometimes display as the "&quot" HTML tag? I'm using Mac OS X and the font is Arial.

Posted by dlfuller 9 years ago


Quote of The Week

This weeks quote was used when a person said "in my opinion rock sucks"Everyone is entitled to an opinion, yours is just wrong.-logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


What do you love about Instructables?

I am a huge fan of Instructables and am curious why other people enjoy it so much. I believe it is important to tell others, how their hard work has been appreciated. Most of the time we tell people what we don't like about something. I have been a member of other sites like utube and blogs but I have stuck with Instructables because it has offered me an outlet to share what I make and connect with others. I like the fact that if we publish a good Instructable we get featured and that is a great way to get exposure. Their contest can be challenging as well as fun. I believe they try very hard to listen to their readers and authors. It is not just the Instructables team that make this such a great place but our readers are important as well. I have found most of the people here are kind and respectful. Please share your positive comments with me about why you love Instructables. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Sunshiine   

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago


Quote of The Week

Hey everyone! it's that time again Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason -logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


Quote of the Week

This Weeks quote was thought up about two minutes before this was posted- Anyone can tell me what to do, It's getting me to do it thats the hard part. -logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


Favorite "Annoying Orange" quotes

Favorite "Annoying Orange" quotes! If you are an "Annoying Orange" fan join my group!

Posted by happyjo 7 years ago


Quote of The Week

As well as being on Instructables my quote of the week can also be found here as well as alot more awsome stuff When life gives you lemons, just be thankful you actually got something -logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


Quote of the Week

Its that time again! please leave a comment this week (last week's=PHAIL) Murphy is a jerk. -logic boy what do you think it means?

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


Quote of The week

Well its monday so that means I can post annother quote, this week I am posting two: Life is much easier when you dont give a damn. Everything is possible, the Impossible just takes longer. -logic boy

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago


Avatar the last airbender quotes

The first forum topic for te avatar group. here you post quotes from the show that you thought were funny or jsut plain weird! PLease post who said it and what episode it was in! Have fun! I'm up first! Book earth The desert Sokka: "IT'S A GIANT... MUSHROOM!!..... MAYBE IT'S FRIENDLY!!!!  

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago


Cool Quotes Game

Here's what you do: post a random quote from absolutely anything, but do not say where its from. See if anyone else knows where it is from. If you see a quote that you know, tell whoever posted it!  Try these: "Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend my life"                    "Fool, you know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon!"                     "The maple- kind, ya."                     "That was nothing like the ride at Disney World!"                     "I'm the best at what I do, and what I do best isn't very nice,"

Posted by VerendusVir 6 years ago


Whats your favorite Star wars Quote

Now some famous qotes that hundreds of people know are from the Star Wars Saga, like "You underestimate the power of the Dark Side" and "Size matters not" and more. My Favorite is probably the most famous Star Wars quote of them all, "No Luke, I am your father", its also a famous plot twist, so whats your favorite Star Wars quote?

Posted by FFVIIBOY 8 years ago


Combichrist Shrunken Heads quote.

Does anyone know where the quote from the Combichrist song Shrunken Heads For All Occasions comes from? If you haven't heard the song, there is a voice saying "Now, shrunken heads for all occasions, collect 'em, swap 'em, give 'em to your witchdoctor friends". I've tried searching for it, but with no luck whatsoever.

Posted by Jur 8 years ago


How do I quote formatting characters?

If I want text in an instructable to include characters that normally cause wiki formating magic to happen, how do I quote them ? For instance, if I want to enclose some text in square brackets:[my text](that was done with "preformatted" text. which changes the font and does a "block" at a time. Not what I want!)(couldn't find this in other pages about wiki formatting, either.)

Posted by westfw 10 years ago


Favorite Quotes.

What are your favorite sayings? Mine are: "One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like." - George Carlin. "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain. "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." - Steven Wright. "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain. And last but not least, "Tomorrow's another big day!" - Calvin's mom. Comment with your own!

Posted by black hole 6 years ago


You Might be an Instructabler if...

You might be an instructabler if you have a favourite brand of medical tape.

Posted by newera 10 years ago


Punctuation marks, substitution in text

I've noticed that when I put something in quotes, in a step instruction for example, the previewed and published text will have substitution of nonsense characters. I've noticed this on other instructibles by other authors, so it's not just mine. But, is this my computer, the browser (Firefox), or the Instructibles website programming? Has anyone else noticed this? Hope this helps.

Posted by Creativeman 9 years ago


Request for Feature: Optional and nested quoting (a la e-mail, Usenet)

This probably would require substantial rewriting of the comment-handling software, but I might as well toss it out for discussion. Could the "Reply" feature for PM, topics, and I'bles comments have the ability to optionally do formatted quoting? I have in mind the classic Usenet and e-mail system: Joe L. User wrote: > Jane Newbie wrote: >> GodOfVMS wrote: >>> Why do we need lowercase commands? >> i like lowercase; it reminds me of e.e. cummings. What's a command? > CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME GET MY CAPS LOCK KEY UNSTUCK?????? Sure! On the front of your computer, find the button with a circle and line, (|). Press it.With long postings, or when you're replying to multiple comments someone has made, being able to interlace what they said with what you're writing can be very convenient.Some people (Kiteman especially) do this by hand, applying boldface or italic markup to distinguish the layers of markup. I try to do it in a more narrative way, e.g., On Sep 16, 2008, you wrote, "Some stupid newbie announcement." Did you really mean to say that, or were you doing a self-colonoscopy?I wonder if formatted quoting could be done automatically by the backend?

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Bug in text-to-HTML converter, regarding hyperlinks

In a posting to NachoMahma's Text-Formatting FAQ, I remarked on a bug in the way hyperlinks (bracketed text) are rendered. The bug involves enclosing a hyperlink (valid or not) between punctuation characters, for example "[a-quoted-link]" or ([parenthetical-link]): "[a-quoted-link]" ([parenthetical-link])In both cases, the leading punctuation character, adjacent to the left bracket, is moved to the end of the link, instead of being preserved at the beginning.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Instructables broken?

Well, I was just browsing through the latest instructables, and what do I get? Html errors are annoying! I'll quote Futurama: fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit!

Posted by Kirbsome! 8 years ago


Note bug

When I try to add an image note that includes a double quote character, the note won't "take". It doesn't show any error, but when I view the instructable later, the note isn't there anymore.

Posted by JesusFreke 10 years ago


Special Characters " ' & $ etc changing to Klingonese “

Why are the special characters in my Instructional changing to some form of computer code?

Posted by arcticpenguin 10 years ago


Batch file programming help

Hi, I've been recently working on a batch file program that can multitask, and open and close various programs on command. Currently, the main interface file is called "DBat"(without the quotes, and its a batch, so I guess its really DBat.bat). The folder it is in is on my Desktop, and called "DBat"(no quotes) I would like to make it so that when I open the folder, it automatically runs DBat. How would I do this? To explain it clearer: I open the DBat folder DBat.bat runs Anyone know how I should go about this?

Posted by metrogdor22 8 years ago


Search string disappears when Search button clicked

.  When a search string is entered and the Search button is clicked, the search string disappears when the results are displayed. . .  Edit: Problem appears to be caused by quotes in the search string, eg:      "Subscribers: 35..2000"

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago


Gran torino hella good movie

Has any one ever seen gran torino its one of the best movies ever it has so many good quotes but i can't remember em so maybe you guys can help me out

Posted by Tanners 9 years ago


The Fail Poster

Really digging this poster about failing and moving on to failing better. It's from a quote by Samuel Beckett and it's letterpressed onto recycled paper. Still trying to decide if it's worth the $46  to have it shipped to the US and then a little more to have it framed. Hmm. Fail Better Poster

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Fresh Brains!

Quote: "I've promised Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the brains to cook with." Question 1 (just for fun) Who said this and what were they talking about? Question 2 (topic reason) Does anyone have any good recipes for brains. I believe calf-brains are popular in some parts of the US(?)

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


instructable "published " but not viewed

Hello, My Instructable "CoconutOlantern" shows published in my personal account info, but I can't seem to locate in the RSS feed. It also shows 0 views, which is pretty unusual. (I did enter this in the Halloween contest ) can you do somthing for me ;-) yrreiht

Posted by lesrebnav 9 years ago


Not accepting entries????!!!!!!!

I just tried to unpublish an instructable I just recently put up and republish it so I could enter it in the April Fool's Day contest. When I tried, it said (and I quote) "Instructable not entered in the April Fools contest because contest is not accepting entries. Can someone help???!!!

Posted by Adum24 8 years ago


Suggest: Nov. 9th - Sagan's Birthday - 1st Step, Create The Universe

I suggest that all articles be modified on November 9th to insert the instruction "Create the universe" as step 1 to pay tribute to Carl Sagan. The quote can be found in this song/video:   

Posted by williamsharkey 8 years ago


KipKays " Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes! " Featured on Australian television

Television show "Friday night live" whom features internet clips, tonight played a small snippet in which they tried KipKay's advise and managed to chill their coke's in the said time frame.They played the whole clip, including his fridge obsessed cat.Not all that exciting, yet was interesting to see someone of the DIY community make TV here.Now if only he was to do an I'ble on it."Have you ever forgotten to stock your fridge."It's like pure poetry.Videoinvalid movie: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dc9BHiQUpWUSorry for the picture quality. Only had time to grab the phone to take them.KipKays, Chill a coke in 2 minutes.If the vid didn't embed properly, here's the link.

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago


forked threads and linear threads

Hi. It's about how are organized threads into forums. Currently forum threads are forked : you can reply to a comment separately, and each of your reply will make a new fork if somebody reply to your new comment ... this makes threads like trees ... Personally, I don't find this system very handy, more particularly when the same thing is being actively discussed in several forks. This system is good for short chats and when commenting instructables, but when it's about debating, it quickly becomes confusing ... For the forums, I'd prefer a system with a linear thread where messages are ordered according to time, and where we have to quote the persons we want to reply to. Several discussion could get "multiplexed" on the same thread, but personally, I find that less confusing as long as there are quotes. What's your preference ?

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


Smurfs (bizarre)

When I take a holiday in Wales we always listen to "The Smurfs" (Father Abraham in Smurfland) - it's a tradition. Hence the phrase "The Smurfs have finished" meaning "Someone change the record". If you've not been exposed to this yet, see here: Then there's "Smurfing beer" - quote: "you don't get drunk and it isn't dear" (It isn't beer) www.youtube.com/watch The Pinoccio song questions - quote "Pinoccio, Pinoccio, why are you made of wood?" www.youtube.com/watch The annoying but up-beat Dippety-Do song: www.youtube.com/watch Looking at the album cover I wonder exactly what happens when the floating-head of Father Abraham appears in Smurfland - do they panic and start singing lest he smite them? (Notice the bad image job where the top of a mushroom-house has been cropped off on the right)

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


Mousey Junkbot light emitters

Hello there, When I check my IR light emitters, they are giving a different voltage, 3.5mV and 0.8mV. Do they need to be giving a similar value for the eyes to function properly? Also these values are much lower than the 0.6V quoted in the instructions. Any advive would be much appreciated.

Posted by LeonR 7 years ago


Forum Help

I have joined several forums recently, and was wondering about the "tricks of the trade". How do I upload pictures? Videos? How about links? And what about quoting people? How does that work? Bold, italicized, and underlined words? I'd appreciate it if anyone could help.

Posted by John Smith 10 years ago


Arduino MCP2515 connecting to Volkswagen

Hello, I'd like to connect an arduino with mcp2515 with my Volkswagen Golf 6, in order to look whats going on in the CAN Bus network  :) This is the MCP2515 breakout is used (chinese clone): [attachment 1] Therefore I used this script:[ https://github.com/coryjfowler/MCP_CAN_lib/blob/master/examples/CAN_receive/CAN_receive.ino I did the wiring like this one [attachment 2] After uploading the source code to my arduino nano, I got the following message: [quote]Entering Configuration Mode Successful! Setting Baudrate Successful! MCP2515 Initialized Successfully! MCP2515 Library Receive Example... [/quote] I think everything should be fine. But I didn't see any canbus message there. Which steps do I have to take, to see any message on the CAN Bus. Whats the setting for can bus communication (baud rate, oscillator mhz...)? Thanks in advance BR, Julian

Posted by julianpe 1 year ago


ERROR 400: Error retrieving featured Forums

This is probably just a temporary database glitch, but I thought I'd get it documented.  I tried to access Eric's "How do you like the new editor?" forum topic just now (7 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT), and got the error message quoted in the title.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


"positive"

Today was the first time i wanted to comment, but found myself confronted with this: "We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments or risk being banned from our site." In my personal opinion, constructive comments are rarely positive and positive comments tend to be rather useless. Who thought the statment quoted above is a good idea and can it be changed?

Posted by Xaromir 6 years ago


Can't open your links in your emails - says "The URL not syntactically valid."

I use Eudora as my email client and use it to receive your email updates.  Your links in the emails worked until mid-November. Now they don't.  This is the main way I access your site...through the email links.

Posted by bambauer 6 years ago


Our Approach

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."-Buckminster FullerThis is such a great quote- that's what we always strive to do. Everyone who makes, builds, or creates should probably adopt this as their motto, because such paradigm shifts are the only real way to change the world. Oh, and Buckminster Fuller is totally awesome.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Instructables stickers

Is there anywhere we can buy Instructables stickers? I know the old Yahoo store had them available, but that's gone now and there's only links to the spreadshirt store... which only does shirts.To quote Kiteman: You have stickers. We want stickers. GIVE STICKERS!https://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables-stickers/https://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables-Now-Has-a-Store/TIA. =)

Posted by ll.13 9 years ago


I will pay you to make my Idea!

So basically I want a very simple device which is just a little buzzer and either some kind of laser sensor or even bits of string. I want something that can be worn that makes a noise when the wear slips out of good posture. I am sure this could be easily done. All quotes will be received and considered.

Posted by moogle123 5 years ago


Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life

. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.. Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life at Reuters. Edit: Added quote (OP was just a link) to avoid being chastised by gmjhowe. ;)

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago


RE: One Person Submersible From Plastic Drum

The following is a quote of the post I've just left on the aforementioned Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/One-Person-Submersible-from-a-Plastic-Drum/?&sort;=NEWEST&limit;=40&offset;=40).  I would really appreciate the removal of this instructable. "Hi. I am a certified OSHA and CSAO commercial diver air dive supervisor, level 1, and qualified Master Scuba Diver Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. This is a very dangerous idea. You might not die, but someone else might/will/and has. Just because there is a disclaimer there, you and Instructables will be subject to litigation. There is a reason that people need a certification to operate this type of life support equipment. http://scuba-doc.com/ageprbs.html "Because of Boyle's law, maximal changes in volume occur in the 4 feet (1.22 m.) closest to the surface and the diver sustains a tear in the pulmonary parenchyma with the escape of air into the pulmonary venous outflow." I can quote other resources, such as the US Navy Dive Manual and the DCIM manual, but it's Boyle's Law, not Boyle's "kinda' might happen. I don't know". "

Posted by graeme.t.cooper 7 years ago


Custom Metal and/or Plastic Fabrication

I am trying to find an online supplier of custom metal or plastic parts. I built a nixie clock and would like a custom machined metal case for it. I know I've seen places online that you can send CAD drawings and specify the material and they will custom make the part. I'm pretty sure I've run across a site that uses software that will give you a quote right away. I can't remember any of the names of the sites and recently lost my bookmarks please help!

Posted by msdmsd 9 years ago