Reduced views

I am feeling a little foolish while writing this, but I have noticed that the views per instructables has reduced remarkably. Earlier the instructables featured on the homepage had around 5000-7000 views in a single day and now that number has reduced to 500-1000. for example- and i would like to add that these instructables are Fabulous. Not only this, the views on a normal featured instructables has also reduced. Is it because of that, that too many Instructables are being featured? I don't know, but I think something needs to be done to address this issue.. If you agree or disagree please leave your valuable suggestion.   Credits: Wooden USB-stick by X-plain,  Live Instructables Followers Counter by Nikus,  Sustainable Geometry by ENGL212.

Topic by Pranav Jhunjhunwala 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Voltage reducer

I have a solar charger that outputs a minimum of 6V. I also have an iriver H300 that has an input of 5V. Does anyone know how I can make a voltage reducer, the link to any instructions or if I can buy one, so that I can recharge the H300 with the solar charger?The link for the solar charger is this: .The link for the H300 is this: .Thank you. :-)

Topic by zedascouves 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Any advice on making a water pressure reducer set at about 10 psi.?

I know I can get a pressure reducer for an RV at 40-50 psi. But i want to make a pressure reducer that is set at about 10psi. I live on a farm and have about 11 automatic waters and inexpensive auto-waters sometimes get over powered by the 40psi water pressure. I think they would perform better on lower pressure. Can't find any advice on making something like a water pressure reducer set at about 10 psi.?

Question by johncasey37 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to reduce current without reducing voltage

Hi, I'm working on a sign that basically has LEDs as letters. I have 140 LEDs that I'm planning to put in series of 4 each and then 35 in parallel. My problem is that I was mailed a transformer that outputs DC 12v 1.25 A (Actually 12.3V 1.4A). The current is too large for what I need for the LEDs and I don't want them to burn out too quickly so how would I drop the current without affecting the voltage? Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!

Topic by ytan10 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to reduce current ?

We designed a circuit . But it is drawing 70mA of current. I want tot reduce it for atleast 30-40mA.

Question by SunnyJ1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Reduce Electricity Cost?

Does the electricity meter count power used if I only used the live wire and channeled it to an independent earth pit? In other words, I do not complete the cycle with the grid? Power comes in through the live, through meter then to earth?

Question by nabulomi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Reduced Instructable Pages!

We need to be able as a community reduce the amount of pages each project uses. This kind of goes against the stub philosophy, but imagine if you could reduce an Instructable to a single page or even multiple projects per page. If not 1, why not 2, or 3? I see some projects that are overwhelming with information at times. This could also add even more features such as un-selecting the steps that you don't need and poof, gone! There is also the potential for yet more ad views (which means everyone wins) with this service | 1. ads on the service page, 2. ads on the finished page. I've been considering this for years in all documentation that I do, how to reduce pages. However, this will be impossible without the staff at Instructables support and willing to adapt and grow. I also know paper is not the issue it used to be, but that isn't exactly the point I'm trying to reach; for instance sometimes more is really too more. Also, I know I'm new but focusing on that goes against my belief in working agile. Hi everyone!

Topic by philandy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Reducing current to drill

Hey everyone. I'm building a potters wheel for my girlfriend for Christmas, and for the motor I'm using a corded drill. I want to use something like a sewing pedal to control the speed, rather than the trigger of the drill. I've looked it up (on here) and it sounds easy enough, but the problem is that most corded drills are 4 amps and over, and the highest amperage I've found on a sewing pedal is 1.5A, I'm assuming this would blow up the pedal. Is there some way I could use a resistor to reduce the current drawn by the drill? Would the drill still operate on 1/3 the current? It won't need even close to full power. Where would this resistor go? Thanks in advance.

Topic by checkmyusename 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Reduce Power Costs?

I need to cut the cost of power I consume in my house so I came up with a simple project which I "think" might help but need more assistance. I put together two motors joined with gears so that as one runs, it spins the other. The driving motor is powered by 3v and the other 9v. When I start the 3V motor, it spins and the 9v motor outputs 7v. What I intend to do is run the 3v from a battery, spin the 9v to produce 7v -9v, save that power to the same battery running the 3v and also use the same saved power to run something else. The above is on small scale. I need to do this on a larger scale later on where I can save 12v and use an inverter to produce 220v. Any advice on how to make the above feasible is welcome

Question by nabulomi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Arduino Guitar Effects Pedal?

Ive been wanting to do this for some time, but my technical abilities are somewhat lacking, especially in the programming side of things.  Could somebody please join these two projects together for me? and I know this is unpaid work, but you're a kind bunch :-)  P.S. I just realised that this does seem to be a lot of work - two different sets of hardware does complicates things somewhat :-/

Question by DELETED_zoltzerino 8 years ago

Reducing 110v transformer output? Answered

Hi all, as stated in the title I need to reduce the output of a 110VAC transformer. I'm using a US graco spray gun that is 60hz, and I understand that if I reduce the voltage to 90 this will compensate for the UK 50hz system. Any help is greatly appreciated

Question by dimmaz88 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to reduce thickness of leather?

how to reduce the thickness of the leather ? is there any machine available in the market for this job or maybe similar machine which likely accomplished the job ?

Question by ed2mick 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to reduce transformer voltage ?

I have a transformer with 24-0-24v/5A ........but i need only 12-0-12v/ do i reduce to get this voltage

Question by mh.khan92 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Reduce current but maintain voltage?

Do resistors reduce voltage or amprage? It's amprage as far as i know. I've got a power supply thag outputs 9kV at 300mA and I need to get it to 9kV at 0.2mA, someone suggested a 450kOhm resistor. When I phoned go get one they asked if I want a quarter watt resistor, what does that mean (1/4, 1/2 watt). I need to reduce the current comingfrom the power supply because I'm using it to power a fusion reactor and the diodes I have to comvert the AC to DC can only handle 0.02mA

Question by JunaidA44 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

"This helps us reduce spam"

In both FF and IE, under the comment box are the words "this helps us reduce spam," but there's nothing there. And I can't post b/c I get a pop-up which reads "Please type the two words as seen in the image." But there is NO image. In Firefox I have Ad-Blocker Plus, but I don't have it in IE. Nevertheless, I see no image, I see place to TYPE words IN an image. There's nothing there. How are people posting?

Topic by K-all 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Reduce speed of an RC motor?

I took apart a RC helicopter and stripped everything so its just the motor operated by remote. I plan on attaching a camera to the end if the motor and my goal is to make a pan/rotate base mount thing. However even on the slowest speed (lowest on the throttle) the motor spins way to fast. Is there anyway to control the speed or slow it down? Please Help

Question by jasonduiella 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

reducing current on a power supply

So I am trying to reduce the on the current power supply I have from an old router. The out put is 12v DC 800mA (.8A). I want to use it to run a man 12v .3AI just wanted to make sure I did my math right and to make sure I didnt miss anything.Ohms LawI = V/RR= V/I V = 12 I = .812/.8 = 15 ohms resistance in theroy_Current on the fan is .3 A, I am assuming that is the max. So desired current is .25I = .25 V = 12 R is current resistance, X is additional resistance Q=(R+X)I = V/QQ= V/IR+X = V/IX = (V/I) - R V = 12 I = .25 R = 15(12/.25) - 15 = 33 ohm resistance neededSo I would need a minimum of 33 ohm resistor. Am I correct?Sorry for the explicitness of the math, its been drilled into me to show every step.

Topic by dragonkeeper117 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Reduce Inbox Spam with Mailinator

I have been using this site for quite a while, and I have decided to share it with those that have not yet found it out.It is called mailinator and whenever you sign up for something that requires an email address, you can choose any name along with the mailinator domain. The upside is that you do not have to make an account with mailinator, and whenever you sign up with the mailinator domain, you just have to go to the mailinator site and type in the name you chose.One downfall is that anyone can use the same name, but all emails are deleted after a few hours (according to their FAQ).All in all, it is great for any temporary use for when you don't want emails going to your main email domain.mailinator

Topic by Brennn10 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Reducing voltage in a circut for the layman.

I understand something, but for some reason I am unable to use that knowledge in application to find another answer. Let's say I am building something: (This setup is completely imagingary, so I will use strange numbers.) I have a battery box that has 4 AA batteries rated at 1.5V and 2.7amps (according to wikipedia).   Now lets say I want to hook that up to a LED that has a max 4 volt 20mA forward. I know that I need a resister. I know that V = IR. What I can't wrap my head around is this: How do I change that equation so that is tells me how many Ohms resistor do I need? Because according to that equation if I increase the resistance, I increase the voltage. Becuase were talking about the same source. Do I need to use two V=IR equations and solve for one then place that value in the original.   I just can't get it....maybe I have had too many beers since graduating, or using algeba? I need a layman's way of understanding this...(exasperated sigh...)?

Question by Asmodean_7 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

Lately I've been taking my spare time and using it to sit down (or sometimes stand) and desolder stuff from circuit boards. Just from one old computer motherboard that no longer works, you can harvest quite a few fully functional capacitors. For my example I'll post a couple pictures I took a while ago, one is a pile of parts beside my keyboard from an old motherboard I nearly completely stripped except for the sockets and other things I didn't need or didn't have the patience for. Tonight I found 4 more things to strip down, 2 mini power supplies (one from an old xbox, one from a junk tv set top box) and two toasted subwoofer amplifiers (no I don't plan on harvesting the transistors from them). I find it completely wasteful to see all the electronics that go into the landfill, simply because it broke, and from experience a lot of electrical failures are usually limited to one or two parts shorted out or gone bad (although this is not always the case). So this is my little "effort" to help save the planet. Does anyone think I could sell bulk "used" capacitors/resistors/diodes in say, mystery bags with random types of capacitors/resistors/diodes? I'm also doing this for my own personal sanity as I have gone to fix several motherboards in the past that simply required a bad capacitor to be replaced, woopy do, but it does no good if I can't find any parts in my parts bins! What do you guys think!? Also, would someone be willing to help me (maybe through msn would be easiest) identify certain parts I've found that I'm not entirely sure what they do or they're lacking of any useful numbers on them????

Topic by Punkguyta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to reduce the voltage of a laptop power supply without reducing amperage? Answered

Hi guys, I have a laptop power supply with an output of 19V, 5.6A. I want to use it to power a small stereo amplifier that needs 12V. I want to make an adapter or something that will reduce the voltage without affecting amperage for use with the small amplifier, but I also need it supplying 19V for the laptop. Is it possible to make do it this way: [19V power brick] --> [adapter/transformer] --> [amplifier]?

Question by Tristan GianP 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

is there a way to reduce the power flow of the fan? Answered

Im making something using a fan and it shut my computer taking to much power from the usb is there a way to reduce the power flow of the fan?

Question by CarStalkerZ 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

7v AC reduced to 6v AC?

Simple resistor? I'm no good with electronics

Question by art316 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

"Massively Reduce Laser Etching Time"

The guys over at have been addressing a way to reduce the cost of laser etched/cut projects when having a job done or reduce the wear and tear on one you or your company owns. It's not really a hack or a hardware fix, just an exercise in thinking within the operating parameters of the machine. Really well done and explained in such a way that others will be able to apply to their own projects. Well done fellas!

Topic by Culturespy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can I reduce the frequency of the newsletter ?

Hello all fellow makers ! It seems I can change the frequency of almost any other email sent from Instructables but I can't figure a way to reduce the frequency of the newsletter.  Once a week would be nice.  Is there a way ? Thanks, Guillaume

Topic by aka.guf 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How to reduce the 1A current to 0.4A? Answered

I am using an AMS1117 to regulate the voltage at 5V and 1A, and this tension must recharge a battery that accepts a maximum 4.2v and 0.4A I reduced to 4.2V using voltage divider, but I do not know what to do with the current. Suggestions? Thank you!

Question by iDnlSM 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

is it possible to reduce the hormonics using stabilizer?

I would like to know the possible ways of redusing hormonics in distribution system and also the ideas which are in the researching level :)

Question by albiemorkal 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to reduce LED drain on battery?

I have a Cree Q5 LED, I established the typical forward voltage is 3.7V and the maximum current is 1000mA. I'm confused as to how I reduce the current, I want it to run at 350mA, I know this is possible, I'm just not sure on how to go about doing this. Can anyone point out how I do this. Thank you.

Question by jakespikey 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

led strip brightnes reduce with resistor? Answered

So i have rgb led strips in my car with rf controller and i wanna add 5cm(3led) but with reduced brightnes while driving and when i open the door to shine ass set from the controller most of the time 100%, so the questrion is can i connect 2 wires onee thru a resistor and the other thru a switch to the door?

Question by turbiny 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Reduce steel tube diameter by 0.3mm Answered

I am trying to make a DIY CNC machine, using linear rails and the expert advice in the many awesome instructables out there on this topic.  I hit my first roadblock, and I need some help/advice please... The 16mm steel tubes I ordered for the sliding rails wouldn't fit in the 16mm linear slide bearings SCS16LUU that I ordered, they are ever so slightly too big. With a lot of force I could get the rail in the bearing, but it wouldn't slide without extreme force - certainly not the smooth sliding motion it's supposed to be! I've probably ruined the bearings by forcing it in, but I'm not worried about that so much right now (I have spare bearings). I broke out the digital callipers, and the rail diameter measured 16.3mm - that's .3mm more than expected, and more than can fit in the 16.0mm bearings. So now I need to reduce the steel rails by 0.3mm. I have only hand tools at my disposal, and no experience accurately reducing steel rod diameter. I guess another alternative is increasing the slide bearing diameter, but these are sealed bearing units and difficult to get at. Does anyone have any ideas ?  Would it be easier to order new steel? Please let me know any thoughts on this, I'm desperate here.  Thanks in advance,

Question by srah1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Reducing speed / RPM of pedestal fan

I have a 400 mm pedestal fan rated for 230V 50Hz AC, 120W with minimum 2200 RPM which uses motor coils winding for speed regulation. Its speed and noise is very much even at lowest setting. I want to reduce its speed even further. I am thinking of three options - one - changing the OEM fitted 3.00 micro-farad 440V capacitor with 1.5 or 2.0 micro-farad 440V capacitor, second - using a capacitance based speed regulator (used with ceiling fans) and the third - using a resistance based speed regulator (least preferred option though). Please tell which option will work fine without doing any harm to motor coil? Any other options are highly welcome.

Question by sharmavk83 10 months ago

nintendo DSI black for sale - reduced

I am selling my nintendo DSI black witch includes all of the following: DSI console charger lead 5 stylus's (2 of which are extendible) black case 2 game cartridge storage cases all of the manuals the original box and comes fully charged so you can play quicker it costs £69 for everything you see with free postage and packaging. I will only post it to to people in the UK. it is in a good working condition and has been tested. it is PAL format. if you have any questions or you would like to buy it then please leave a comment or private message me.

Topic by slithien 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to reduce 5v dc to 2.5v dc?

I need to reduce a 5v power supply to 2,5 v for a certain application, I've got a converter that can do it, but want to do it using some electronics any ideas?

Question by fjchorn 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Is there any way to reduce the amount of MB for a video? Answered

I have noticed that my last few videos have been taking up a lot of space. A 1 minute 30 second video takes up 500 MB of space. Is there any way to reduce this capacity so I can upload the videos to youtube faster?

Question by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Reducing home electricity bills by about 50% ? Answered

Can I reduce my home electricity bill by about 50% by using the following method :- Use an inverter to power an electric motor, the shaft of the electric motor rotates the armature of a AC generator with high number coils and powerful neodymium magnets. The generator recharges the inverter.   

Question by Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Is there a cheap way to reduce noise from workshop ? Answered

Hi all, I was wondering what the cheapest way is to reduce the noise coming from my workshop, which is basically a tin shed. Im using it as a small forge and appreciate that the sound of hammer on anvil is not blockable (think thats a word) but i also use a belt sander, power tools etc, so would like to try and minimise the noise heard outside. Any ideas ?

Question by Squibo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how to reduce current with out affecting the voltage?

I have a 12V transformer and i want to hook it up to my NST but it has a current rating of 8A but my transformer is to powerful and the lowest voltage is 12V.

Question by Jimmy Proton 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago

how i can reduce output current?

I have SMPS  with output ratingd 24v dc and 5A.  The other one is 12v dc motor which has max input current is 200ma with load.  How i can connect these both itoms?

Question by ParthP14 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Reducing Current While Leaving Voltage the Same

Hey, I have a power source that puts out 5V at about 2A. I need to reduce the current to 1A while maintaining 5V. How would I go about doing this? I thought about a resistor, but since the voltage drop is 0, how would I calculate what value I would need?EDIT: I was also looking at regulators, like this one. It says it limits current to 1A, but I'm not sure if it would be useful for what I need...;=MCP1826-5002E/AT-ND

Topic by msh21 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

is there a substance out there that once carved reduces in size.

Is there a substance out there that can be carved or moulded that can reduce in size keeping its proportions intact. i know you can get the reverse, a substance that can grow in size keeping proportions intact (Thanks Goodhart). I am trying to sculpt in miniature and its breaking my heart

Topic by maninamousesuit 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I reduce the signal range?

Any one know how to modify this so that you can adjust the range? Would simply adding a variable resistor to control the input voltage work? Or will I need an attenuator? If so, any ideas how?I would like to manipulate the existing range, not really extend it.

Question by zosim 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Rewiring my house to reduce electricity consumption

I am getting ready to rewire my house and want to do so in such a manner that a motion detector or timer shuts down most of the outlets in a room so that the phantom use of electricity or the abuse of same by teens is reduced (I am being realistic here). The Electrician thinks I am short a few bricks of a load so to speak. Lights he understands, plug load nada. I've seen something similar done in Europe when traveling where your hotel room powered down when you weren't in it and powered up with your key card in the slot when you were in it. I want to shut off all the power in the room when it is empty during periods of sleep except for one outlet which would power the clock/lamp and of course fire alarms. Help me out here.

Topic by crickenwood 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to reduce signal noise in a circuit (for Amplifier)?

I am building a sound reactive RGB light. Using a LM386 and a 16f88's AdC. I got it to work great with just 1 RGB LED on a breadboard, powered from a 7805 I then built it on perfboard, watched the amp's output on my O-Scope, worked fine. this schematic for LM386Once I hooked up 3 Constant current regulators with 3x 3 watt LEDs(red-green-blue) through 3x MOSFETS, the Amp's output signal becomes blurry/chaotic and the light malfunctions. The regulators negative output must be connected to logic GND, which i know to be where the interference is coming from.How can I reduce the noise coming out of the Amp? Even if I gotta use different type of Amp. I don't know to much about them.

Question by PuffMag1cDrag0n 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Help reducing energy bills in rented house?

Hello! I have lived in the same house for the past two years, and in the winter our energy bills get ridiculous. It is an old house, the main part being built in 1902. We plan on doing the bubble-wrap window insulation on every window in the house and adding some weather stripping, wearing layers ourselves, and I plan on getting an electric blanket in my room to turn on just before I go to bed, and turn off once the bed is heated up. (My room is the only room on the 2nd floor and gets very cold. The previous tenant of this room used a space heater, but I think they are pretty inefficient.) Are there any other cheap ways to lower heating costs? They guy that owns our house is really stingy, and I highly doubt any requests for better insulation or a newer thermostat will be answered. Thanks in advance!

Topic by GraduallyGreener 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

wiring of L.E.D. bulbs for constant "on" and reduced heat ?

Self-confessed "tinkerer" with little/no electronics knowledge OR understanding....In need of guidance/expertise ? I have a project; requires constant 5V (from USB) to power/light several L.E.D.'s (either cool white or bright white) in a straight line(s) to illuminate an area approx. 1/2" (W)x 6.0"(L) x 1" (H)... Not knowing the power requirements of various L.E.D.'s ....some LED's require 12V and additional equipment. And the expected period of use being 6-8 hrs (max.) - I'm afraid of problems regarding heat dissipation and poor LED longevity ? With these constraints, I'm unsure if this is feasible or not ? Any help or suggestions ?  Have "tinkered with a string of LED's powered by (3) AA batteries = 4.5 volts x 30 LED bulbs. Didn't seem to get hot using the batteries. After cutting these bulbs from string and "bundling " positive (+) and negative (-) ends and connecting to 5V from USB very warm-hot ? Reading various online posts that seem to agree that the output from batteries is NOT this the problem OR maybe not using "resistors" and not knowing what type or how many would be needed ?

Topic by callhow 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

A 5V zener reduce the voltage in 5V or regulate it in 5V? Answered

I neede to know if a zener diode regulates the voltage or reduces it and also how can I know what type of zener it is.

Question by tgferreira184 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to reduce the viscosity of honey without diluting the taste? Answered

Question says it all. Ideas, Ibles that have that information, etc is greatly appreaciated.

Question by razzlekunai 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

How do I reduce my alcohol allergy?

How do I reduce my alcohol allergy? Tested it, and No, it's not the sulfates... or the pigments... or the fruits/grains... or gluten... or yeast. I'm allergic to alcohol; so in addition to a hangover, I get a full-body rash the next day... and it lasts for half a week after that >.<. HALP pls

Question by jongscx 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Does a bolt on a knex gun pin reduce power? Answered

For example:  You have a black rod pin with female ball socket on the end. You attach three orange connectors to make their holes travel on the pin guide And to look like a bolt. Does this reduce power?

Question by Knex.X 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago