post utter randomness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by KnEx_MaStEr 8 years ago
Well i was just on here and was bored and remembered my time on uncyclopedia.com when i would just hit random to get a quick laugh. is it possible to add that to this site so that we can bring up random instrucables which we may not find otherwise.
Posted by evan_124 9 years ago
I am a first time poster, love the site. This is a great place to post this question I hope. I have very little electronics experience and want to keep this as simple as possible. What I want to do is have 4 buttons, when any of the 4 buttons is pushed it will randomly (or at least seem random to kids)pick one of 4 12v circuits to energize. Any sugestions?
Posted by blawmt 10 years ago
I was looking for a picture of SF Cody, followed a couple of random links and discovered that I share my birthday with the man that invented 3D glasses and the shiny hologram on credit cards.Anyhoo...I wonder, has anybody else noticed higher traffic on their old Instructables? My guess is that the random search function is doing its job.
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
This is for doing random things with comments. I mainly created this so I could find out how many comments could fit in a comment chain, but I didn't want to mess up someone's Instructable. PLEASE note that there is NO ACTUAL DISCUSSION going on here, it's just for fun. Have fun...
Posted by YummyPancakes 10 years ago
I have a suggestion for the site, but im not sure on where to exactly put it but this place seems okay. Sometimes, I have just finished a project from one of these instructables, and I cant find anything else to do. The suggestion is a "Random Instructable" button, somewhere on every page, so that I can keep clicking and stop on interesting ones. It could even go a step further and let each person customize the amount of random, by filtering out categories of projects they don't want to see. Discuss.
Posted by Tape-structable 7 years ago
There are so many instructibles in so many fields that I'd like to discover - but I miss so many of them. Would you consider putting a "random" button among your home page search options, for those of us who want to be surprised and amazed, but don't really know what to look for? Thanks
Posted by Owthatgluegunshot 7 years ago
We will see how this works out, I do this with my friends and it gets funny. Instructions: I will start with one word. If we were doing this in person it would be on a piece of paper. That paper is passed to the person next to him. That person writes a word, any word, and passes the paper on. This is repeated, and will form into: A. a funny paragraph B a totally random paragraph that makes no sense C a paragraph that tells an epic story that is the next "Hamlet" and makes perfect sense (That's no fun though) You can choose to end a sentence and start a totally new one anywhere Keep it appropriate. Example Cheese coated birds dance on top of my (*gasp*will it be appropriate?) head. Your pet cookie ate my cat. Here is the word: Why Oh, I forgot to say, add everything prier to your word into your comment (to avoid confusion and if you do that you can avoid a ton of replies to you that you will regret by just hitting post comment and not reply).
Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago
Hey whatsup everybody. Just out of curiosity how long has everyone been a part of our instructables "community"? Be honest please. I have a member since December 15, 2006. (if you don't know where to find this, move your cursor over your username and go down to Home. Then on the left hand(?) side click 'view persona'.
Posted by wingman246 10 years ago
What is the coolest thing you've ever done? Try to not make it up but if you do, make it believable and beast-mode. I'll go first.... one day, i was at my uncles house for thanksgiving, and he has a 1961 Corvette Makoshark Convertible (fourth picture). i had just turned sixteen and he knew that that car was the coolest thing i had ever seen. so, on the first day of the new school year (high school, sophomore) he let me drive it to school for a full week. it was so awesome, i don't even think sex is better than driving that car. (well, maybe sex while driving it). that was the coolest thing in my life.
Posted by chunkymuggen 9 years ago
Is there a hidden button or something one of the programmers have to do to have a random instructable? Like the random button on reddit.
Posted by unbottled19208306 2 years ago
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
The Dice-o-Matic is "a 7 foot tall, 104 pound, dice-eating monster, capable of generating 1.3 million rolls a day." It was built and is used by the owner of a gaming website, who received too many complaints of insufficient randomness on his previous computer-generated dice-rolling strategies. It is true that computers cannot generate TRULY random numbers... The Dice-o-Matic, however, is exactly as random as an actual dice roll. Because it does actually roll dice! A LOT OF DICE!More info, including an awesome video of it in operation, here.
Posted by rachel 9 years ago
Instructables is in desperate need of a "Random Ible" button. I find that about 90% of the time that I've been browsing lately, I can never find something that is just intriguing. It would be useful to be able to click a button and be randomly sent to an Instructable on the database so I could find the interesting kinds of things that are hidden 10 pages in or more. It would be even better if there could be a classification with them that allows it to work like StumbleUpon, finding those projects that interest you based off of your taste. Am I the only one who wants such a button?
Posted by imagigadgets 6 years ago
I've attached 10 short audio-clips. All I wanted was "who is singing"? Any additional information would have made someone look extra clever of course. Remember that this is the internet, searching for stuff was allowed (and expected). 1 Tom Jones 2 John Lydon 3 Leonard Nimoy 4 Desmond Dekker 5 Buddy Holly 6 David Bowie 7 William Shatner 8 Shaun Ryder 9 Trent Reznor 10 Bob Marley
Posted by lemonie 8 years ago
So there is no reason at all for this forum so why are you even reading it. Just kidding there's a reason for everything. Okay so if you replay to this then i will get and email saying that i have a new comment on instructables. I have never had more that like 16 new emails at once because i check it quite frequently. so i ask that you reply because i thought it would be funny to get so many reply's that i have like at least 80-100 new messages. thank you for your consideration. (hunger games reference)
Posted by ThePregergater 5 years ago
I was at school the other day and I heard this annoying ringing sound. so I was looking around wondering what the hell it was when the teacher(who's probably 40 or 50)was like "what are you doing?" I said that I hear a ringing sound. then he said that I was crazy and there wasn't anything ringing. then the other classmates started listing and they all heard it also. I talked to that kid after class and was like where did you get that sound, and he replied its a ringtone. so when I got home I looked into it more and found out that people who are older supposevely cannot hear it so I played it for my mom and I was expecting her to hear nothing and then she was like "turn that annoying sound off right now". I was like wow........how did you hear it. everybody says she has super human hearing. here is the link to test it out. http://odeo.com/audio/1329298/view
Posted by Azn Hitman 10 years ago
What if the developers were able to incorporate a random button that would send you to any user created page on the site? I feel like it's rather boring to keep looking through pages of these amazing creations and alterations but it seems endless with 6,000+ pages to look through. I feel like this would be a pretty neat idea. What's your feedback on this?
Posted by BwapNubs 5 years ago
Hello! I have an idea so decided to share it with you. Would it be possible to make som kind of randomazier for different instructables? For example: I want to cook something, but I don't know what so I surf in on Instructables and can't decide what I want. So I just press the randomizer and the site finds something for me. Something like StumbleUpon. Of course you should be able to use categories, keywords etc. so you don't get the Portal Gun instructable when you want a bread recipe. Time to brainstorm!
Posted by GroggDog 7 years ago
I have a bank of 30 x 6 volt lamps in an old computer console and I am trying to find a circuit to flash them in a random pattern. Ideally the lamps will be driven from a chip rather than individual transistors. I'm perfectly capable of building the circuit, but not designing it. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Thank you.
Posted by nickpb 10 months ago
Just leave a comment saying how you found out about instructables! Personally I found a video of lego guns on youtube, so I searched around for instructions and didn't find any. Then I realised I had k'nex too, so I searched for k'nex gun instructions and found instructables.
Posted by bounty1012 7 years ago
I'm browsing the site on my iPod, iOS 5, Safari browser. Twice in the last ten minutes, the browser has shut down with no warning, and when I re-start it, I have. Been logged out and have to log in again. This brings another issue, not exactly a bug, but an annoyance - no matter what page I am on, if I use the "log in" button at the top-right of the page, after I log in I always get redirected to the submit page. Sorry, no screen shot from the iPod, but the last time it happened I was trying to type an answer to the question about CO2 breathing animals.
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago
For my, or should I say our next Instructable I want to do a little experiment. The goal is to make a colaborated Instructable with the following rules in place: We each do a single step in the Instructable (excluding the materials step). Materials needed for each single step cost less then € 10 / $ 10. Tools needed for each step should be in most peoples shed (or their neighbours shed), you get the point: no big cnc'ing, lasercutting, wood milling, ... Quality of step description, photo-work, ... should be feature worthy. You get 1 week for each step, allowing for some trial and error, time for personal life, ... If technical constraints require more time, exceptions are possible after clear communication. The concept is to do both the build, and collaborate further on the previous step, back and forth. No communication about the end goal. The project can go in all directions. Iterations continue until we both think that the end point is reached. At that point the Ible will be finished, an introduction and conclusions written and published. I'm open for suggestions on improving the rules of the collaboration experiment, but I'm very keen on trying out this kind of experiment. I am only able to do one experiment at a time in this point in time. So if multiple people are interested, I suggest we make multiple couples and see where we go from there. Who is willing to commit to this kind of experiment across time-zones, boundaries, crafts and expertises? It will be a challenge to get out of your comfort zone, explore new techniques and who knows what else? On spot left to join the experiment, please fill in this registration form. 5 of us already started the discussion on the rules and timing. The general concept is to start November 1th and finish by December 20th, in time for winter holidays.
Posted by thijsv 2 years ago
Http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/39802Single atoms have been spotted doing the quantum version of the random walk by physicists in Germany. This sighting of a "quantum walk" could help in the design of quantum search algorithms, or in the understanding of the transition from the quantum, microscopic world to the classical, macroscopic world.Update 15 July 2009: The actual paper appears in this week's Science (pay-per-view, unfortunately). Here's a nice diagram from the article, contrasting (left) the quantum superposition with (right) one of the classicial random walks. The histograms below show their actual measurements in the two situations.
Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago
Random Knex Challenge 4!- Christmas Crazy! The next one in my line of challenges! 1st place prize: SHADOWMAN39 AND HIS WREATH! A patch! :-) 5* on all of your ibles Fave all of your ibles A subscription from me and Shadowman39! __________________________________________________________ 2nd place prize: MR MUGGLE AND HIS AWESOME TRAIN! A patch :-) - Courtesy of Shadowman39 5* on all of your ibles Fave all of your ibles ___________________________________________________________ 3rd place prize: KILLER~SAFECRACKER AND HIS HUGE TREE! A patch :-) - Courtesy of Shadowman39 Fave all of your ibles. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS, YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR PRIZES BY TONIGHT :-)
Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago
I found this site: randomyoutubevideo.com And I only got to 4 reloads before finding this. No, it's not a refrigerated van, it's not a mechanical-vampire either; it's human-biology. An all in-one-vague "this how things work kids, but the most important part of your body is all the "traffic". (No mention of traffic-congestion, but that's probably a different film) I don't know what deranged person thought of the idea, but I guess they laughed like I did. (Ten more and I was finding a 1 tonne bulk-bag of grass that had previously passed through the digestive-system of a male bovine) Man, surely people would press the button? L
Posted by lemonie 8 years ago