How do I enable Auto Renew?

I see a lot of questions about turning off Auto Renew, but in my case, I want to turn it on.  How do I do that?  I can't find any place in my profile or settings. Thanks

Posted by ve3joc 2 years ago


Ball point pens

Does anyone have any ideas about refilling a favourite ballpoint pen with ink? I have thought about using a syringe, but the ink is too thin. Before anyone asks, I can't just buy a replacement refill for the pen as they stopped making them.

Posted by batjonesy 10 years ago


Turn off auto renew.

Is there a way to turn off the subscription auto renew?  I don't want to be charged when I don't expect it.

Posted by itjmiller 8 years ago


Turn off auto renew

I need to cancel the auto renew on my Pro membership before it expires. Can someone in IT please do this for me since it doesn't seem to be one of the changeable settings on your profile? Thanks.

Posted by parishkl 7 years ago


renewal email

I inadvertently deleted my email advising that my pro membership was about to expire (2 days) and offering the option of a renewal. How do I renew without waiting for my membership to expire and starting over?

Posted by jkmet 6 years ago


CANCEL AUTO-RENEW

i am trying to turn my membership to NOT auto-renew but it's not working. Please cancel my auto-renew

Posted by regilena 6 years ago


Got an email to renew my pro-membership

I got an email to renew my pro-membership, but there a lots and lots of phishing email out there I don't follow links in emails so I went to find out when my pro-membership actually expires and to renew it. I can't find a link on the website to provides me any info here or one to renew. Where is the link?

Posted by brytek 5 years ago


Renewable Energy

I'd like some instructables on roll-your-own renewable/green energy. For example, things like "how to make your own solar cell", or "build your own geothermal power plant". Thanks

Posted by threecheersfornick 10 years ago


I want to stop auto renewal

I want to stop auto-renewal but I can't find anything on my profile about it. how can I stop it?

Posted by starbucko 3 years ago


Disable Atuto Renewal Pro Account

Hello,  I got a pro Account for 3 Months and didnt want to auto renewal but today my pro memebership has been renewed! I cant turn this off! Please turn off my pro Memebership, i cant disable it!

Posted by omersgurel 2 years ago


Renewal

If you already have pro, but you still have redeemable codes, can you enter them all at once or do you have to wait until your current pro expires? Thanks!

Posted by nerfrocketeer 5 years ago


Pro memberships not expiring with no way to renew

My Pro memberships expired and there is no way to renew. This is what the Pro memberships page shows: Thanks for going Pro and supporting Instructables! Membership Details Length 2 Year Pro Membership  ($39.95) Started on Jun 22, 2010 Ends on Jun 21, 2012 Auto-renewal Turned Off

Posted by eboatman 5 years ago


membership renewal

Hi:0) I am trying to renew my membership, and I get a message saying I don't have back up funds, which isn't right sinceI I use my PayPal account without any problems.  Help I want to stay Pro!!!! Love you guys.  Help please. Lyn (porcupinemamma)

Posted by porcupinemamma 7 years ago


Turning Off Auto Renew

Hello, recently my instructable got featured and I redeemed the free Pro Membership. I then noticed that auto renew was turned on, when I don't want it to auto renew, nor do I have a payment option linked to Instructables. If you can please tell me how to turn this off it would be much appreciated, thanks. 

Posted by CS616 3 years ago


39% and climbing - renewable resources in Portugal.

In the UK, less than 5% of our electricity comes from "green", renewable resources.In Portugal, they generate 39% of their power with renewables, and that is set to climb.These red "snakes" - the Pelamis wave-power system - are built in the UK (but guess which government hasn't invested in them?), and Portugal is also investing heavily in wind, solar and hydro-electricity.Link to photo storyIf one of the poorest countries in Europe can manage this, why can't the rest of us?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Pro Membership expired but still shows up and I can't renew

My Pro Membership has expired but still shows up in my profile. I need to renew but can't find a way to renew.

Posted by eboatman 5 years ago


How to stop automatic renewal of pro membership?

The family member who signed up for this and enjoyed it has passed away.  Just received an email saying it has been renewed for another year.  Could I please get my money back or at least have the membership stop after this one?  Thanks you so much for the enjoyment Jim got from all of the creative ideas.

Posted by MizSteaks 6 years ago


Just Renewed Last Month and Now I Have An Email Saying It's About To Expire

I renewed my Pro membership for a year last month and just received an email saying my membership is about to expire.  Under my account, it says my membership is good till April 2013.  Why am I getting this kind of email?

Posted by hartpete 6 years ago


Having trouble renewing Pro membership

I got a message indicating you were having trouble renewing my subscription. I went to Paypal to update my (expired) credit card, but can't get Paypal's accursed interface to work. (Neither the Debit nor Credit Card selector buttons is active, and I can't find the "payment methods section" they reference in the instructions -- See attached screen shot.) How can I renew my subscription if Paypal won't let me update the credit card payment information?

Posted by billhorvath 6 years ago


Auto-Renewed and don't want

Hi there, I just got notification through paypal that my subscription was automatically renewed for a year.  I initially joined as research for a project and that project is now over - I don't need or want another year's subscription.  How can I get my money back?  How can I talk to a person? Thanks Marissa

Posted by tptscigirls 8 years ago


Charged me a pro membership auto-renewal instead of one of the free ones I have.

"Upcoming Memberships The below membership(s) are gifts you've redeemed. They are waiting for your current one, above, to expire (on Jul 3, 2013). When this happens the next membership will automatically take effect, you won't have to do anything." I did nothing, and today there is a $23 charge to my debit card.  I take it that the auto-renew feature had to be turned off?  That's my guess, but a detail I didn't know about!  I need it to do what it said it would do, and use my memberships.  This mistake came at a very inconvenient time.  I need a refund, please!  Duggerpato

Posted by iwoodinspire 6 years ago


Pro signup not secure?

I was recently asked to renew my pro subscription via email.  When I visited the renewal page, I noticed that I am asked to enter my credit card information on an insecure web page (http vs https).  Please fix this.   If there is a secure page already, this should be the default.

Posted by smtfish 4 years ago


Replacing or renewing drywall

My AC Return/Supply is in my garage and appears to have some cheesy work done by the construction workers when they installed it, keep in mind this house is 10+ years old. I was hoping to replace and re-install some new drywall and was hoping for some recommendations on how to  approach this situation. See photos for details.

Posted by bprins 4 years ago


100% of Electricity from Renewable and Non-Carbon Sources in 10 Years

In the best talk of the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit Al Gore called for president-elect Obama to make a man-on-the-moon-like pledge to generate 100% of the United States' electricity from renewable and non-carbon sources within 10 years. Al Gore is truly an amazing orator, and when he got fired up about the climate, renewable energy, energy independence, and how it could play a centerpiece of our economy, I got fired up and so did the rest of the audience. What really sent shivers down my spine was this observation: When Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, the average age of the control engineers running the mission from Houston was 26, making them 18 when Kennedy made his pledge in 1960.Generating 100% of our electricity from renewables and non-carbon sources in 10 years (let's call it 100-in-10) is the same caliber of challenge, but unlike getting to the moon -- which was something only a government could do at the time -- building a full economy of renewable energy should be orchestrated by the government, but requires the efforts of countless makers. I seem huge numbers of opportunities, both large and small, to make a difference and have impact. Get an engineering degree and invent a new type of powerplant, design and publish plans for low-cost DIY solar home heaters, be an advocate of renewable products and services. It's clear that a lot can happen in 10 years, and even if Obama doesn't call for 100-in-10, the time to make a difference is now. This is cross-posted on Makezine here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


NOT HAPPY!!

I wanted to sign up for the 3 month renewable subscription which you advertise.  Get to pay page & hit 2 year subscription.  I do not want a 2 year sunscription!  Signed up by mistake;  given no choice of other option than 2 year though you advertise otherwise. 2 year costs MORE that quarterly renewable.  I do not want two year subscription.  I want quarterly or refund !

Posted by cdog46 6 years ago


Interview with IKEA on Sustainability

I knew about IKEA's cutting of costs with flat packing, but it's cool to hear them talk about dealing with several different issues of sustainability. ideas: - save on resources, save on environment - looking to use more renewable energy, even producing solar and wind energy themselves. Goal of 60% renewable by 2009 - thinking of biofuel transport - trying to get more local suppliershttp://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/02/27/ikea/index.html?source=biz

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Annoyed a lots by Pro Membership renewal

OK, so I was a PRO member for 24 months and during that time my little projects got over 30K views... maybe that is nothing, maybe it something... due to the nature of the material I write about, I personally think it is a lots. However, surely 30K eyes viewing the articles and the adverts posted all about the pages generate some ad revenue for Instructables.  To think that I'm going to pay again for a renewal ... well, folks, it will NOT happen.  Instructables give away PRO memberships for all manner of things, from new groups to 90 days for a Featured Author. I am seriously thinking about dumping this whole Instructables thing... It is my opinion that as long as an author is active and publishing regularly and generating reasonable interest, then the PRO tools should be available to her.  I did not mind paying my way into the PRO club the first time, but renewal is simply not going to happen at my expense.  If I dump Instructables, I will unpublish everything. Your move Instructables... you are a neat way to share information, but I really do not need you.  I can just hop over to Arduino.cc and forum myself to death... I'm there often anyway. Ray Burne, Lawrenceville, GA

Posted by RayBurne 5 years ago


Energy Revolution

Greenpeace writes:Our Energy Revolution outlines a global plan for a sustainable renewable economic future. It shows us how we can get from where we are now, to where we need to be to avoid a climate change disaster. It was developed with specialists from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and more than 30 scientists and engineers from universities, institutes and the renewable energy industry around the world.More info on http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/climate-change/energyrevolution

Posted by comodore 9 years ago


wheel bike

Ok, well this was from a while ago and now has been renewed by seeing it in the Olympic Closing Ceremony, but I would really appreciate an instructable on making a large wheel-with-rider-inside-powered-by-the-rider.like this

Posted by Schisler7 10 years ago


Where is link to change username?

Why is it so hard to find a way to change your username? When I renewed it must have changed automatically? Can someone give me a email or link to this option? I appreciate it! hb

Posted by hawkbird 7 years ago


Picture removed without my consent.

A picture was removed without my consent or knowledge. There ws a comment that the picture was removed because of obnoxious comments.   There was nothing wrong with the picture. Now I can not edit the instructable as it will not save or update. Guess I will not be renewing.

Posted by Computothought 2 years ago


Stored energy

    Alot of people have amazing instructables on how to gather energy  be it solar, wind or hydro electric but not alot on how to store it. So I guess what i really need is some storage instructables cuz Im at a total loss. Please help. 

Posted by hackencoff 3 years ago


Hydrogen for renewable energy storage- total system efficiency?

This is a question that has been bugging me for some time, especially since the questions about methanol synthesis revived my interest in energy storage. Say I have a wind turbine or solar panel or whatever, that produces 1000 Wh per day.  If I use that electricity to electrolyse water, store the generated hydrogen at roughly atmospheric pressure in an upside-down water butt or a big gas-tight bag in my shed (don't worry, I'm not going to actually do this) and then feed it into a generator converted to run on H2, what percentage of that initial energy input would I get back out?  20%?  5%? 1%? The follow-up questions to this are a) How does that compare against a battery bank? What about a similar DIY-style pumped water storage system? b) What one component of the system should be improved to raise the overall system efficiency? Electrolyser, storage, generator? c) Are there any other DIY-friendly methods for storing intermittently generated electricity that I'm not thinking of? And, I suppose, d) Does doing this and providing 5-10x your overall power requirements in wind turbines work out cheaper than spending thousands on batteries?

Posted by PKM 7 years ago


Why ads when I am pro

I have been a pro member for several years now with an auto renew and all of a sudden I am getting ads everywhere. One of the main reasons I went pro was to get rid of the bloody ads. It really slow the connection. Whats up.

Posted by apburner 4 years ago


Backend changes

I've just released a new minor version of Instructables.  There are no significant front-end changes but we have done some things under the hood to allow for upcoming features.  There are a few minor bugfixes, and for Pro members, you now have a note with your renewal date listed and if applicable, a link to renew your membership. Going forward, I will write a forum in this area for each release, even if all I have to say is, "stuff under the hood".  For bugfix releases, I'll edit the topic for the appropriate release.  If you find a bug, I'd appreciate it very much if you would take a minute to file it in the bugs section. Update: Whoops, broke some RSS feeds with that last release.  Should be OK now.  Let us know in the bugs section if you are seeing any RSS problems still.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Green Crude?

"Sapphire Energy has built a revolutionary platform that uses photosynthetic microorganisms to produce a renewable, high-value replacement for fossil fuel petroleum. This domestic crude oil requires only sunlight, CO2 and non-potable water - and can be produced at massive scale on non-arable land."They call it Green Crude, an algae produced product that could one day replace gasoline. It's not biofuel, or ethanol, and it doesn't require any plants or farmland. The only things consumed are waste water and CO2. They say it could also be made into jet fuel. It seems too good to be true! I can't find anything about the cost, efficiency or speculated time line, but they do have some big investors and are planning on increasing production soon.The CompanyWhat do you guys think?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Breast Energy

Everywhere we turn, people are looking for new sources of renewable energy. Using the body to charge small electronics is nothing new; as Treehugger points out, Instructables has its very own breath-powered USB charger. But Adrienne So had a slightly different idea: she wanted to charge her iPod during exercise using the movements of her breasts as a power source.The idea may sound ludicrous, but her research shows that it might actually be viable. Make sure to check out all of the links in the article--besides So's original idea, she sheds light on many interesting developments in the realm of renewable energy. You never know where the next energy-saving idea will come from.LinkImage

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Brooklyn Science Fair: Clean Energy (Submissions)

Bushwick Project for the Arts in Brooklyn is a ~3500 sq. ft. art space off the Montose L stop in Bushwick, and we are putting together a "science fair" for adults. Basically we want to get some people to use our space to demonstrate ways that city folk can help the environment on a day to day basis. All of us here at the space have been really saddened by what's happened in the gulf and wanted to have a positive event to focus on clean and renewable energy. We're looking for folks to submit ideas for installations, demonstrations, films, presentations, or whatever you've got or do. The event is going to be on Saturday, June 26th and will most likely start early evening. Send me an email if you're interested... wesmarcarelli@gmail.com

Posted by ChampagneSequins 8 years ago


Renewed Interest In Space, Lunar Explorations

Japan's space agency today launched its much-delayed lunar probe in the most ambitious mission to the moon since the US Apollo space flights.The Selenological and Engineering Explorer — or Selene — probe was launched on board an H-2A rocket from Tanegashima, the remote island location of the agency's space centre..............................Japan's mission comes at a time of renewed interest in the moon. China plans to send a probe, the Chang'e 1 to the moon, possibly this month. The Chang'e 1 orbiter will use stereo cameras and x-ray spectrometers to map three-dimensional images of the lunar surface and study its dust. China's official Xinhua news agency has reported that a manned probe could be launched within 15 years. Japan is also considering a manned mission by 2025.Meanwhile, Google has launched a $20m (£9.9m) competition to send a robotic mission to the moon. To claim the prize, a team of researchers will need to send a rover to the moon, make it roam for a minimum of 500 metres and send video, images and data back to Earth, all before December 31 2012.Full article hereRelated Articles:UK astronaut on moonIndia's unmanned probePlan for spaceport in SingaporeEverybody else want to go to space too..

Posted by gyromild 11 years ago


How to tell if your subscription is current?

I cant seem to print off instrctables anymore saying that I'm not a premium member. I have not received an email saying that my subcription is due to be renewed. Is there an administration side of instructables that I can contact to discuss my subscription?Any help would be great. Grant

Posted by gking8 6 months ago


Some ideas for renewable energy power (Solar & Pedal Power)

Hi Friends, I have seen lots of  instructables and have some wacky ideas in mind, please check the practical application of these ideas: Solar death ray + sterling engine clubbing heat of solar death ray and giving it to sterling engine for unlimited solar power and rotate motor to generate electricity. Is it possible? https://www.instructables.com/id/Multifacet-parabolic-solar-concentrator/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sterling-Engine-absorb-energy-from-candles-c/ al;so just search solar death ray on youtube you will find its power Second idea is very simple to harness the power used by people in gym in using treadmill (manual) and cycle and other weight lifting instruments and generate electricity when the mechanical power in gym is used. Please give your inputs.

Posted by rsk11584 6 years ago


I won a Premium membership but it says i will have to pay for it

I won a premium membership so i entered in the code and got it but it says I have to make a payment in September. It wont let me turn off auto renewal. I thought winning the memberships meant that it was free for three months then it ended. Can somebody please help.

Posted by Daniel Quintana 2 years ago


Solar, Wind, or Water Power: What is your green energy source?

From solar to aquatic, what are your forms of renewable energy? Any new ideas? I know another post in the "Green" topic talked about a gravity-powered LED lamp. What next?

Posted by KKremke 4 years ago


One-time paid Instructables download ?

As someone who just dropped by and spotted an interesting project, I am not interested in a monthly annually renewable subscription. How about offering a one-time payment for a download? I'd pay up to $2 depending on the complexity. Without this option no money would flow, so looks like a win-win to me.

Posted by BramA2 3 years ago


Solar Windmills

Of the various renewable energy sources out there, solar and wind are among the most popular. Already windmills are springing up in various parts of the country. This got me thinking, what if you used some of that space on the windmill to harvest some energy. For example, what if you attached solar cells to the windmill rotors of tower to harvest extra power. What do you guys think?

Posted by purduecer 9 years ago


VAWT a new way to wind generation

Guys need help to realise its feasiblity and pros & cons. This project will comprise of a renewable energy source which is controlled by TI msp430 controller by closed loop system. This renewable energy source will use a magnetically levitated vertical axis wind turbine with single phase permanent magnet alternator made by our team. There will be 3 stationary wind guide vanes/flaps of concave shape on the outer periphery of turbine. These vanes will be controlled by dc gear motor for constant wind flow and protection against high speed winds. Using perturb & observe MPPT algorithm on DC-DC boost converter, constant DC voltage for GRID integration is made. A lower energy Bluetooth module will send data on user computer about whole system parameter, hence making the whole system to be smart and hence data is saved in database. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC5hYLjhO9U

Posted by nitcool 3 years ago


VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE FEASIBILITY HELP

Guys need help to realise its feasiblity and pros & cons. This project will comprise of a renewable energy source which is controlled by TI msp430 controller by closed loop system. This renewable energy source will use a magnetically levitated vertical axis wind turbine with single phase permanent magnet alternator made by our team. There will be 3 stationary wind guide vanes/flaps of concave shape on the outer periphery of turbine. These vanes will be controlled by dc gear motor for constant wind flow and protection against high speed winds. Using perturb & observe MPPT algorithm on DC-DC boost converter, constant DC voltage for GRID integration is made. A lower energy Bluetooth module will send data on user computer about whole system parameter, hence making the whole system to be smart and hence data is saved in database. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC5hYLjhO9U

Posted by nitcool 3 years ago


My computer disconnects from the internet!

Hi. My computer "disconnects" from the internet every 15 - 30 minutes. But skype stays connected and my computer says that i am still connected. Iget connected again when I change my ip (with cmd, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew) but I disconnect again a little later. Is there a solution that is forever?

Posted by dkmartin123 7 years ago


VAWT a new way to wind generation

Guys need help to realise its feasiblity and pros & cons. This project will comprise of a renewable energy source which is controlled by TI msp430 controller by closed loop system. This renewable energy source will use a magnetically levitated vertical axis wind turbine with single phase permanent magnet alternator made by our team. There will be 3 stationary wind guide vanes/flaps of concave shape on the outer periphery of turbine. These vanes will be controlled by dc gear motor for constant wind flow and protection against high speed winds. Using perturb & observe MPPT algorithm on DC-DC boost converter, constant DC voltage for GRID integration is made. A lower energy Bluetooth module will send data on user computer about whole system parameter, hence making the whole system to be smart and hence data is saved in database. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC5hYLjhO9U OR YOU CAN SEE https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-new-type-Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine-VAW/

Posted by nitcool 3 years ago


CD's for power?

I was cleaning my room and found a load of blank CD's. It made me think of all the AOL discs that my house used to get. So I got to thinking - There's a lot of power wasted on these things, right? So, my job for you, Instructables users, is to help me engineer a way to use these CD's to generate solar, wind, tidal, geothermal energy, whatever. Anything renewable. Any ideas?

Posted by A good name 8 years ago