Fun, free "DIY Summer Reading Camp" just started from Education.com

Hey everyone, I work for Education.com, and we just kicked off a super fun (free!) camp we thought the Instructables gang might love.  It's a DIY Summer Reading Camp. Everything you need to host a summer’s worth of fun for your kiddos, while also sneaking in a bit of learning that will keep them off the dreaded “Summer Slide”.  (Did you know that kids who don’t read during the summer can go back to school in fall up to THREE grade levels behind where they were when they left for summer break?  Scary huh?)  Each week has a theme your kids will love (“Bugs”, “Heroes”, “Make Music”, etc) and at least a dozen activities you can do with your kids using materials you likely have around the house already.  You can pick and choose which activities to do each week and you can go through the themes in any order you’d like. Enjoy! www.education.com/summer-reading

Posted by JT Eden 5 years ago


Read with your Kids

Hey this is Brett. I have something that's extremely important for you to know. You need to READ with your KIDS! You need to do it regularly! You need to do it at the same time each day! It's been proven that kids who are read to by a parent can read better, earlier! In this day and age far too many kids are dropped off at a daycare and plopped in front of a TV set. I remember the good old days, growing up on the farm. As a four year old I remember settling down with Mom in front of our wood-burning stove. I would stare at the dancing flames as Mom would read "Dick and Jane" to me. The older children would do something constructive like a jigsaw puzzle or draw pictures at the kitchen table. Dad would sit off to one side of the room and carve us some small animal figures out of walnut. Thinking back to those days really brings back those feelings of warmth and security. It tears my heart out to think about my grandchildren and what they might have to look back on. Instead of the glow of a cheery fire and the safety of Mom's lap. They might look back and only remember the cold glow of the computer screen and the uncaring embrace of a beanbag chair. Once again, Please. Please read to your children. This really works! Books on tape just don't cut it. I read to my own children every night from the books they picked out. They've grown up now and are starting their own families. I hope that they'll think back to their nights with Dad and pass on this tradition of reading to their kids. Thanks, Brett.

Posted by DELETED_Brett Briner 9 years ago


Periscope

I'm looking for a gaget that will allow me too read book titles of prices on low shelves without crawling on all fours. Hey, I'm 74. I look rediculous in libraries and find it hard to get up. Some sort of a periscope might work, or a traveling low chair to scoot along on and handle to help get up.

Posted by Nina Holland 10 years ago


Banned Books Week! 9/29 - 10/6!

Did you guys even know this existed? Are you doing anything for it?Quite nerdy of me, I know, but my store has a neat display going on right now and I wanted to share. And it's good to spread the word about events like these, I think! :DSo my friend Seth and I decided to go with Alcatraz... but with books. I think it turned out fairly well considering we tried to use materials we had lying around the store. The whole thing cost less than $20. We wanted to have "Where's Waldo?" escaping on the raft but the book is much too big, so I thought LotF was fitting. :)Oh, and for more information about banned and challenged books, visit these sites!deletecensorship.org - Half Price Books websiteALA website - lots of nice lists and explanations!

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


Floppy drive + Arduino = problem

Hello :D I am trying to read bits from floppy. For test I read only first bit on first track. Unfortunely I receive every time other state (11010001...). Program reads bit when index pin is LOW (FDD inform that disk did 360° spin). Please help :/ There is a help site (pseudo code): LINK

Posted by pokulan 2 years ago


Reading Rainbow Goes off the Air :(

Reading Rainbow comes to the end of its 26-year run on Friday; it has won more than two-dozen Emmys, and is the third longest-running children's show in PBS history — outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers.StoryHere's the best episode (I can remember)... And Stand back! I take large steps.Part 1 Part 2 Did anyone else notice that LeVar Burton really doesn't age?

Posted by trebuchet03 8 years ago


bar code or qr code?

I am trying to develop an automation project that requires the use of an identification code. i'll be using a application made on delphi, running in a regular PC and the delphi program must read the code and give an order to the electric motor. i want some advice on this matter, like, which code should i use (qr or bar code) and the hardware and software required for this, so tha the delphi program can read it. please help! ps: sorry for any english errors

Posted by nogleo 6 years ago


I'm going to Spain again...

So i'm going to Spain again and i will be gone for 17 days. (Thats like 2 and a half weeks or something) BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Millawi Legend 8 years ago


How many of you still own metroid prime hunters?

If you still own this game I would like to hold a tournament so if you could please leave your friend codes?

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


The power of the mind...

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipomnartt! Can you understand this? Does it make any sense? I know I could read it. Can YOU? NOTE: Yes, this is more legible than certain Instructables and forum topics are. Irony?

Posted by whatsisface 10 years ago


Why does Kiteman Have an ocean in his avatar?

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Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


Guitar sheet music question

I know this is a newbies question. But how do you read chords on sheet music for guitar? Not tabs. I mean actual sheet music.

Posted by Lemon-Duck 9 years ago


Reading Online

Since you're reading this right now, you clearly read online. But exactly how we read online is not so clear. Slate, my favorite place to read online (besides Instructables), takes a very interesting look at the trends behind online reading.No puns, though? I refuse that refuse. And make sure to rest your eyes after reading the article.Check it out here

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Selling My Xbox 360

Well, I'm selling my Xbox. Clicky for linky. Anyone want to buy it?

Posted by Millawi Legend 8 years ago


Show a smile, instructables! (Knex users)

Hey all, Recently (and not so recently...) I have been noticing that our knex community here has been... not so nice recently. There seems to be a growing number of quarrels, mean comments and just generally it seems like the whole knex community is on edge. This makes me sad. Instructables is supposed to be a place were we share ideas with one another, give each other advice and just have fun hacking around with each other, which it is, for the most part. But the knex community seems to be becoming very competitive, mean to the point of rudeness, and there seems to be one heck of a lot of put downs. Its no wonder that many of the users are migrating to other websites. I would love to see this change! Lets try to get back to a constructive and cheerful group, and just generally be not quite so negative. Lets get out of this mess we've made. Also, (this does not apply to non knex readers) I would love to do away with this irritating "hierarchy", as one might put it. Many peoples opinions get pushed aside and discredited, simply because they may not be as good with knex as someone else, while the regulars are praised and approved, no matter what they do. This sucks, so lets do our best to treat everyone as equals, and not pan people because we might be better at knex then them. We all do this to an extent, me included. I would also love to get rid of that darned word "Knexpert". How many quarrels and pointless arguments have come around because of that silly little term... So be happy everyone, lets put some encoragment and cheer into everything that we do here. Show a smile! IaC

Posted by I_am_Canadian 9 years ago


Anyone know where I could find a used/broken guitar for $30 and patch it up??

I want to place the image of the buffalo man logo on the guitar, but I need a cheap body I can use! http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/171/2/7/jamiroquai_by_bozooart.jpg

Posted by Pumpkin$ 8 years ago


NEED HELP! - Boxing Pad Man w/ Programmable Lights array?

I had an idea... Since I cant go to training for a while, I wanted to build my own Pad Man! haha (well thats what I'd call it.) The idea is, I would mount pads on a metal frame (which would be drilled to the wall) and I would hit the pads... Lights would light up next to each pad in which combo I need to hit, (on a timer so the lights would show up then I have 3-4 seconds before the next combo) and it would be random... (even better than that would be having audio go with it, saying numbers) I know physically this would be possible (ie, the pads and the frame) but could I program the lights and the numbers with some sort of mini circuit board?? Thanks for the help guys, would be a wicked build I would even put a video up of it working! I think I will start on the frame and pads, and will try and google something for the light array but I really have no clue where to start (not really done anything like that before.) So Please oh wise instructables!! Show me the way!!

Posted by L4YERCAK3 8 years ago


Reading plan.....what do you all like to read?

I have taken a break from the technical reading and am reading something a wee bit on the ligher side: I tend to read 2 - 3 books at a time,  switching off from one to the other depending on WHERE I happen to have the time to read.  Currently, I am reading The Varieties of Scientific Experience,  by Carl Sagan.  When at the wash house, or waiting for Ellen to get read to go/do something, I am reading The Enchanted Loom by Robert Jastrow. Both are fairly easy reads (at least I think so). 

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Has anyone managed to run BOCHS on a PSP SLIM?

The PSP Port of bochs was apparently ported for 1.50 Firmware, and no other, Making incompatible with the modern 5XX Custom Firmware. Does anyone here have experience on this and have you gotten bochs to run and at least got past the BIOS loading part? The reason i am forced to use bochs is because it supports All os'es out there, According to my tests, bochs Should be able to Allocate up to 41.2 MB of RAM on a PSP SLIM, but i can't get bochs to start on my PSP. When i start it it gives me the traditional error(that means that it is only for firmware 1.50) So i installed LEDA It stands for something, supposedly it allows you to run most 1.50 firmware apps on 3++ Firmware. Now it starts, It slowly fades out, like perfect And then after a few seconds it exits, no error, what i suspect being wrong is a configuration file. So If anyone got it to run, At least to the Bios loading part, Keep me updated, and post a comment. Thanks ~ReCreate

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I JUST LOST THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago


Please read my instructable!!

Please read my instructable and give me feed back. I am particularly looking for pro member responses.    https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flashlight/

Posted by solarblade90 8 years ago


Books You Are Currently Reading?

So fellow Instructable-rs, what books are you reading at the moment?I find reading a good thing to do, but i do it very rarely now, cause i'm allways on instructables doing absolute BUPKISS! ( serious I explore randomly on the site waiting for an Amazing Instructable)!Not good use of my time!Anyways, I'm reading Guinness Book Of Records: Game Edition 2008 I'ts so very intrestiing learning about the history of video games and consoles and Handhelds.There are so many fun facts and figures about the world of Gaming.Recomendation: 5/5 READ IT!Definate for the Gaming Fan!So What Books You Guys Are Reading?

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


George Orwell is a genius

I haven't finished it yet (40 pages to go) but from reading 1984...I have discovered just how amazing he is...for those of you who have read it, [part 3 of] 1984 is to me as the book is to Winston. If you haven't read the book, read the spark notes of sections 1 and 2, then read section 3.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago


My new assault rifle

Well, Hello. This is my new assault rifle. I made this in about 3 hours. It turned out much much better than I expected. It shoots about 40ft but it has a very good strong trigger so maybe 50ft. The trigger block in the barrel works like the way Pooplord's Lever action pistol does. It requires no cut pieces although, my one has some on it. The mag is removable but its a little bit hard to do so.  I might post it, might not. Sorry for the bad(ish) picture but I was using my phone. Adiós Amigos.

Posted by Millawi Legend 8 years ago


Reading Comments

When a person reads reviewer comments serially, over a period of time, the order 'newest-to-oldest' works well. But if a person reads a bunch of comments (often spanning a number of days) at once, it is much easier if the comments can be viewed 'oldest-to-newest'. Any chance of adding that option to the instructables page?

Posted by LakeLivin 9 years ago


how to read error codes for a 1992 ford tempo gl

Does anybody know how to read the check engine soon codes on it

Posted by twinkymartinez 6 years ago


Read Later

Suggestion: I quite often go through your site thinking I want to read that later. As it does not seem possible at the moment it would be great to have a tick box on every instructable that allowed users to keep those instructables they want to read as a list under their own name. You could then look through your own list and read when ever you want to without having to search for it again then unselect the instructable when its finished with.

Posted by PeterP12 1 year ago


"Read more" doesn't actually allow me to read more

The "read more" link that's on the right when I'm viewing someone's profile, including my own, doesn't seem to do anything. All the text is already visible, nothing happens when I click the link. I'm assuming that the link would work if there is something that's not being shown, but why have the link at all when there is nothing more to show? Testing now... no, even when there is something more to show, the link doesn't work for me, in SeaMonkey or Firefox (latest versions) on XP. It just doesn't respond when I click it.

Posted by Moem 5 years ago


TypeError: Cannot read property 'src' of undefined: {src:Vars.richSnippet.thumbnail.src, width:75, height: 75}

TypeError: Cannot read property 'src' of undefined: {src:Vars.richSnippet.thumbnail.src, width:75, height: 75} I always get this on any question on a search. I hope you guys can help!

Posted by GameNox 6 years ago


WHAT EVER YOU DO DO NOT READ THIS!!!

Nah, i dont really care, whats your favorite muscle car?

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


A Read Later button

Hey! I just want to suggest that the instructables team adds a "read later" (or something similar like "want to do") button that bookmarks an instructable you're interested so you can check it out later because sometimes you want to build a project and don't have the materials on hand,so with a read later button you can come back to the instructable later without a lot of searching for the exact one you were planning on doing. Not sure if this is in the right place so please redirect if it isn't. Thanks!

Posted by mero55 3 years ago


NOOOOO, DON'T READ ME!!!

and if you're reading this, HA HA YOU FELL FOR IT. If you read this then please leave a comment to tell me you've read it I want to see how many people read this just because i told them not to. Nice picture, right? no left hahaha this is random it took me about too minuites too make this notice the use of "too" instead of "to" and "two" make four hahahahahahahaha that was randomer than the last random comment. No one can be more random than me in fact im Mr random well actually thats not a fact its a wide spread topic of intrest Like what banks give out I mean the ones that still exist!!! I can't belive you're still reading this crap Oh well time to go or is it no, don't go there oh ill go there don't you dare just try and stop me ok, STOP now is the winter of your discontent noooooooooooooooooooo thats right, I went there ill show you, you ......... BYE

Posted by tahirhh 9 years ago


Using a photo sensing servo.

Hey guys I am trying to get a servomotor which is attatched to a photo sensor to read a light source.  I have servo attached to analog pin 1 and using analogRead to read the value, but I want the maximum value it reads.  Any ideas

Posted by dsm5286 5 years ago


Book Review Opinion, if anyone has read "The Varieties of Scientific Experience" by Carl Sagan

Although I put this in the Science category, I am also looking for opinion. Anyone that has read Carl's book; The Varieties of Scientific Experience I would like to hear from. Or if you have a general opinion concerning Mr. Sagan's books, also. I just picked up this book yesterday at an outlet, and started reading it today. Already, only up to page 36, I am liking what I am reading.

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


[Site UI] read more and read less on member overview page display improperly

When I press "read more »" on the Member Overview page, the page displays "« less" Instead of (presumably) "read less «".  Bug Info: 1. Windows 8.1 (also tested on Android 4.4.3 Chrome Browser) 2. Chrome 41.0.2272.89 m (Windows) and 41.0.2272.96 (Android) also Firefox 35.0.1 (Windows) 3. Two Examples: https://www.instructables.com/member/tngun/ https://www.instructables.com/member/robomaniac 4. Screen shots attached 5. Visit URL. Scroll to affected region (circled in yellow in screen shot). The bug occurs directly below "Location" and "Joined" on the Member Overview Page.  ... Also I'm not very fond of the semantics of using French quotes as a part of UI, even though it is a common practice... /rant See http://stackoverflow.com/a/12899866 (off-topic; not original author)

Posted by mtheriot 3 years ago


Reading Captcha

Hey folks, I'm a grey beard (maybe that's the problem ;-) who has been involved with the web since the early days and I thoroughly understand what the use of captcha is trying to achieve but I just spent 2 minutes refreshing the captcha until I could read one and submit my private message. Help! 

Posted by lafontas 6 years ago


Important message to all my subscribers :)

Feel free to add me as a friend on there too, and I check my YouTube inbox more frequently than my instructables inbox :) Yes, I am spending more time as of right now making my YouTube site the best it can be. No, I am not quitting instructables, and my Lowney account will continue to post new content as often as I can! If the embed code doesn't work, please click this link  

Posted by Lowney 7 years ago


profile problem

Everytime i click on an insructable to read it it comes up blank but when i log out then read it , it loads fine. this is very annoying. Any help would be appreciated!

Posted by morphboy 6 years ago


I can't read the site pages...they only show up as tiny PDF views...Help!

The Instructables site only shows up in PDF page view which is too small for me to read. Can someone explain how to get the regular page format view back?

Posted by OutofPatience 3 years ago


All UK Instructables Users - READ THIS

Ok, i know i posted a forum topic recently, but this needs to be sorted now, or not at all.Firstly go HERE and read the info i posted before.Then, below please comment with a simple yes or no. I would rather all the UK iblers comment saying 'No' than not at all.Thanks again, Jake

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Read from a 7-segment display LCD

Hello everyone. Suppose you have some device with a numeric LCD display with some 7-segment digits (i.e. a digital scale), and you want to hack it in order to read out electronically (for example with an rs232 connection), while preserving functionality of the thing. How you would do that?

Posted by avvelenato 3 years ago


Reading a 16x2 LCD screen

Dear Techfreaks, I have a rather technical question for you guys. I have a big, company-suited coffee machine which I'd like to mod, to be internet connected. My idea is to read the LCD screen of the machine, by intercepting the wires, and interpreting the signals with a microcontroller. I'd need to read the data, and convert it into ASCII, so I can drop them on a website, and in fact have a (sort of live) view of the LCD.  The used LCD is a standard 16x2, 16-pin LCD. Does anyone have any experience with doing this? Or any tips? I couldn't find a project online which wanted to do the same thing as I did. Thanks in Advance, Willem. 

Posted by WillemB14 2 years ago


Reading 12 rows of data from an SD card every minute and storing the data into Arrays using Gboard pro Arduino

Hi, I am working on a project that measures temperature and current, store it on an SD card (csv file) and send them to a website. I decided to sample the signals every 5 seconds and store the data to the SD card using time interrupt (TimerOne). My plan is to sample and store data for 1 minute and then read the sampled data from the SD card and store them into 2 Arrays i.e Array1 for temperature and Array2 for the current and send the data to the website. Thus far I have managed to sample and store the data using the time interrupt. I also included a count variable in the interrupt subroutine so as to know how many times the interrupt has occurred. Since I am sampling and storing the data every 5 seconds and I want to read the data stored in the SD card every minute, so when count = 12 I would like to read  the last 12 readings (24 since its current and temperature ) and store them into 2 Arrays.   The problem I have is that I do not know how to read the data from the SD card and store them into two Arrays and would like your help. Note: the Reading of the SD card will not be in the Interrupt subroutine Any help or suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks Muundu

Posted by muundu 2 years ago


ZOMG!!1

Lithium Rain's open letter to the staff. Read. Think. Read all comments. Then post.Open Letter to the StaffI'm only posting this topic, because hers got stuck in the filters.:D

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Help needed! (PLease Read)

Hello everyone, I'm using getphpbb and I was wondering if anyone could find out what the price to obtain your backup is? I cannot log on after receiving several confirmation emails. Also, does anyone think they can help me make a forum layout? Also, moderators are needed! PM me and I will send you what you need! Thanks!

Posted by Murdok 10 years ago


FSR - Conductive foam readings

Hello! I am making a prototype of a force sensitive resistor, and i am using, to old 97%kobber coins, metal sheet and a tiny piece of conductive foam that i got from a tv-repair shop. The setup is not very good, but its a start, and i am planning the next move for better results... Now... I want some decent understanding of how the readings work, and why I get these results.. First test, are written with black, and and as you can see it, has the same amount of space between 0-1kg and 1-2kg, but 2-3 and 3-4 changes to a very small space? Why is that? Second question is, that i have used the x10, to read larger forces. 0-2,5kg and 2,5-5kg has same amount of space. Will the space decrease too, when getting further up the scale too?  - I know the conductive foam has its limits too, but just to be clear of my readings. Thanks in advance! I hope you can see the readings on the picture..!

Posted by L33boy 3 years ago


Jevons Paradox

I recently read a thought-provoking article in the New Yorker: "The Efficiency Dilemma" by David Owen. The main gist of the article is that as our machines use less energy, we use them more, thus negating any environmental benefit we hope to achieve. This is known as "Jevons Paradox". You can read the abstract and article here, but you have to be a subscriber for the full article. You can read a commentary, with excerpts, here. Please discuss...

Posted by aeray 7 years ago


Is there a Arduino code that can read the subjects emotions?

Hello there! I was just wondering if there was a Arduino code that could possibly read the person, who is using it's, emotions? I am trying to build an animatronic suit that also doubles as a costume. I wanted to make the ears move due to emotion but I haven't been able to figure out any code that could accomplish this though............. Hopefully I can figure out something though!!!

Posted by FNAF4life 5 months ago


about Combining solar power with Grid to reduce utility meter reading

Hello Friends, I want solution for utility metre reading. I have solar panel on my home and it charges battery. And all home appliances are works with AC power. I do want to combine energy from Solar battery and energy from company(grid) so that it will reduce energy from grid and alose reduce meter reading.

Posted by ysr1991 4 years ago


What is your favorite Sci-Fi book?

I am currently reading Ender's Game, and so far, it has been one of the best books I have read. I don't usually read for pleasure, but some books just hook me, and I am trying to find more of those books. So, please list some of your favorite Sci-Fi books, I am eager to get a few of them.

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago