Skillz?

So, I'm guessing everybody's got some sort of skill/z they are proud of, what's yours?

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


Gift Exchange: Varied skills

My skills include:   Electronics (building "some" things from schematics, etc (I haven't the equipment nor eyesight to use surface mount, nor any IC's with more then 16 pins).    Pyrography, i.e. burning pictures into wood.     Innovation,  making something into something it was not originally intended for. Some mechanical works (I am limited by lack of tools and materials however).   What I'd like to make for someone: Either some test equipment (diode tester, transistor tester,  magnetic field detector, etc.), or something cool, like steampunk, or HV. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S to M) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Within limits What I like:simple methods of testing capacitors,  inductors, etc. i.e. electronic tools and gadgets, HV devices, electronics I can reverse engineer, etc. What I don't like:  dolls (unless they have a voice recorder/playback in them), make up, knitting, rap music,  or rotting things. I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc);  pets (apartment restriction), candy/cakes/pies (I'm too fat already),  greasy foods. Type of thing I'd love to receive: simple understandable, completely reverse enginerable High Voltage devices,  or anything I can reverse engineer or improve on or change the function of. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? This would totally depend on the size of the item.  I may not be able to if over a certain weight. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I haven't seen 18 for 34 years  ;-) so yes, I am over 18.

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Top 10 Life-Skills for A Brave New Millennium

In the ever increasingly nonsensical world in which we live, it is important to have an equally suited set of skills. This list is a compilation of important life skills for our times. It is my hope that some day it will all be required learning in the schools. 1. How to cat2. How to Handcraft an Achingly Self-Referential Virtual Commodity Fetish Object (For Fun and Profit!)3. How to make simple things impossibly thick4. How to make art.5. How to Live an Aesthetic Life by Wearing, Eating, Traveling By, and Listening to Specific Colors for a Week6. New York Pizza in California7. How to develop an original story for a fiction when you're out of inspiration...8. How to escape from America9. How to cut your own hair10. How to eat a banana like a dog(This list is open to suggestion, reordering or reinterpretation.)

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Alexa skill?

Hi, Have you guys ever thought of creating an Alexa skill? "Alexa ask Instructables how to make a...." In theory anyone could make one by scraping the pages, but I was wondering if you guys had one in flight, or might be interested in helping me create one. By helping me, I'm thinking about a way you guys might know to provide the text/images without having to do a scrape with a third party tool. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Since Google Home just came out with a way to read out recipes, I think it would be cool to try to have Alexa read out Instructables. There are certainly challenges involved like maintaining a session while doing a project, but perhaps the user could ask Alexa to start at a particular step if needed. Just some initial thoughts. Thanks, Sam

Posted by samd1223 1 year ago


I feel like I'm not using my talents. Help? Answered

I feel like I'm not using my talents and I'm dissatisfied.  I try to volunteer at a local food bank as often as I can and I help my friends with school when they need it.  I just feel like there's so much potential and I'm not doing anything with it.  I'm a senior in college studying genetics.  It's taken me a long time and a lot of hard work to amass this knowledge and I want to put it to good use.  So I know genetics, I'm handy with computers, I can use power tools well although I don't often have access to them, I keep up with world events (CNN every day), I have a little bit of money, and I like outdoor activities.  Can you help me come up with something to do that I can benefit society and preferably use my skill set that others may not necessarily have?  Thank you!

Asked by cdubnbird 5 years ago


Core Skills

I've been thinking about writing on the subject of core skills and or resources that branch out to other skills and allow a person to get the most out of living, building, making etc. I think that the Instructables members have these skills in spades but there are plenty of people that look at what all of you do and think "That's cool but I could never do that". Which is the opposite of what this site is about. Now I'm saying skills but I think there are also other factors that apply. Obviously having enough time to work on projects is important but really that's a skill too, time management. Tools might be another factor, things like a Dremel tool, Sugru, etc. really open up what a person can do. I'd like to consider things like that also in this endeavor. These are the core skills I've identified, some of them seem really simple but I think they need mentioning. I'm also pretty sure a few of these are already covered by ibles. Measuring Length Checking for Level and Plumb Using a Claw Hammer Using a Sledge Hammer Identifying Screwdriver Bits Powertools - Saws (what they are best used for, describing Circular, Table, Jig, Band, Scroll, etc) Powertools - Drills (best practices, maybe identifying drill bits etc.) Powertools - Grinders (Hand, Bench, Die, etc) Reading a Multimeter (and what to do with those readings) Reading a Schematic Welding Gluing (and what kind of glue is good for different purposes) Then I got a little esoteric and thought about what it takes to accomplish projects. When to do research and when to just start doing. (Because I used to spend way to much time worrying about accumulating data on a project) How to balance projects with living your life. (Because I still have problems with that. But I do have some tips. Falls into time management.) How to find that part you're missing (I haven't really thought about this one much, but it would be great to have a thought process in place. There are likely a lot more. I admit this would be a large project to compile and may span several ibles. Do you have any input on how to accomplish this? What skills have you found to be at the core of your efforts to make things? Instructables has some real brainpower here I think if there is a group that could distill this down to something manageable it would be us.

Posted by EmmettO 7 years ago


What Valuable/ skills/hobbies can I learn over spring break?

My Spring break started today, and instead of simply enjoying my time off I thought I could take advantage of my extra time and learn a new skill or take up a new hobby. As a teen what valuable skills can I learn(or begin) in a week? are there any things I can learn online? for free?  

Posted by timnitro 4 years ago


Someone help me photoshop this picture for my company battery logo Answered

Please make it look really good! Thanks! http://postimg.org/image/3yv92z6hj/

Asked by dot724 3 years ago


i kendama do you

First of all woah im gone like 2 months and you have put categories. in the forums. really nice guys keep up the good work. now on to the topic. ok so i just picked up a yomega starcatch (yomegas term for kendama) and i have seen some videos of people doing crazy things (me i can only get the 3 cups but i have goten the spike 3 times. for a first time kenama(er?) what do you recomend to start doing this.

Posted by J_SCAP 10 years ago


Anyone with metal skill looking for a good challenge, assassins creed blade?

What are the chances if i was able to post detailed blueprints, some one could make a fully mechinized assassins creed hidden blade? I will admit its slightly off, for logistical reasons ive had to add a pair of buttons. not electrical, mechanical. it also doesnt shoot right back in, but used properly no ones gonna knowtice you need to press it three times. I only have to deal with scale issues and finalize to blue prints with overlaping transparency paper. I wanted to know if anyone here would be willing to spend the time and effort on it. MOST INPORTANT! My design isnt a prop, its logicisticaly made to attack a full fleshed target many times without damage to its self. But the blade required edgeing in several directions( forwards and back) which may be dificult i dont work with matierial i dont know. ill probly be able to post pictures in about a week depending on time and the avalibility of a scanner.

Asked by swolleneyeball 8 years ago


Obsolete Skills?

A long list of skills someone thinks are obsolete."Building a Heathkit" is on there :-(

Posted by westfw 10 years ago


Survival Skills?

Just looking to see what are the most important skills for survival, thought people could give me a hand with ideas?

Asked by Shadowwalker2551 3 years ago


Skills every instructabler should know

These are the skills I think every instructabler should know. Proper English grammar and spelling Survival skills Using common tools (drill, dermal, soldering,etc.) Basic rope and knot skills Being resourceful Programing in a programing language Basic Camera skills Have a social life

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago


BASIC SKILLS REQUIRED? Answered

DO I NEED SPCIAL COMPUTING SKILLS TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS COURSE ?

Asked by Bolajidal 1 year ago




Someone with Brass work skills for project - Blantyre, Scotland

I am looking for someone with brass work skills to help me with a project. I am trying to do a menorah as a replica from the one in Israel but no nothing about it

Posted by pjfsdias 4 years ago


How Can I Make Studying FUN???

I dont like going home after school just to do my homework and study! i cant do it, anyone know how i can make sudying and doing my homewok fun & easy ???

Posted by rickick 10 years ago



Entering Craft Skills Contest

I get an error when I try to submit my instructable. java.lang.NullPointerException Anyone else?

Posted by makaalohilohi 9 years ago


Put your skills to work for others in Dun4me!

Like I always do, I love to share with our community new and exciting things that I find in my cybertravels. I have found a site that can help some of you request projects to be made or made some money on the side by using your skills. Dun4me https://www.dun4me.com/category/recent

Posted by blkhawk 1 year ago


What are the skills of plastic bottle design?

Hello friends, I want to know the skills of plastic bottle design,because i have one style bottle to make.Could you give me some advice? Thanks and Best regards.

Posted by JackYan09 3 years ago


What are the skills of bottle design?

Hello, I'm working on the bottle design,could you give me some advice on it?

Asked by JackYan09 3 years ago


Wanting improve PLC skills how can do?

How PLC work in education system its impact ?

Asked by mazhar aasim 5 years ago


One Insanely Skilled Bus Driver

A bus, a tiny bridge, and a 100-point turn with wheels popping off the edge.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago



How easy is this for those with no skill in programming? Answered

Back when I was a kid I messed with the old Radio Shack computers, but I am so out of the loop now that I am going to have to start learning all over again. My above question is also referring to my Cousin who has absolutely no skills with this type of stuff, and is bugging me to learn. Any help on that one?

Asked by BaelRathLian 1 year ago


Photoshop Skills

Show off your Photoshop skills here! Anything cool you can do in Photoshop, post it! Here are a few things I did with Photoshop 7. Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Please share. :)How do you like the last one? It's my favorite. :)I'll also put up the PSD files for these images if you like.

Posted by 1up 10 years ago



Can anyone tell me how to build a sturdy pergola that doesn't require a lot of carpentry skills?

I have dogs so need the pergola to be sturdy but I'm not especially skilled in carpentry.

Asked by crailine 9 years ago


How can I clean a 10" circular (skill) saw?

I have a 10" 18V circular saw, never used/brand new, that my kitten decided to urinate all over :-( Is their a way to clean it? I was thinking about submerging it in a bucket of rubbing alcohol to soak for a few hours. Then let it air dry for a few days to a week+ to make sure it drys completely.

Asked by smkoberg 7 years ago


what blade should be used for cutting taped acrylic sheets with a skill saw? Answered

I would like to know so I can cut some acrylic later it is taped on both sides to prevent splintering of the material.

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago



Skills infusion alternate sketch? Answered

I couldn't get the sketch in the Skills Infusion lesson to compile (see previous questions which I didn't word too clearly) so I used an alternate sketch found in Arduino\libraries\Adafruit_NeoPixel\examples\strandtest. The strandtest.pde sketch compiled both as a .pde file and a .ino file. I didn't have a NeoPixel ribbon so I used individual NeoPixel LED's instead. The only thing not in the strandtest sketch was the W part of the RGBW.

Asked by MalcolmO5 1 year ago


Woodworking questions

Part-way through my current Valentine's project, I realise that my woodworking skills are not as good as I might wish, with or without power tools.Can I suggest a round of woodworking and carpentry 'ibles?How to make a mortice jointHow to hang a doorWhat the heck is a biscuit joint anyway?etc.Some clarification: I don't have an actual woodworking problem that needs solving, I am just aware that my skills are lacking.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago



Instructables=instructions? Answered

Are instructables the same as instructions that we learn to write in communication skills' subject?

Asked by RadhikaG5 1 year ago




Where is a good city to learn maker skills? Answered

I'm looking to spend the summer working/learning new, hands-on skills (woodworking, CNC, Autodesk products, etc.). I've been looking at a city with a Techshop in it, but I'm looking for something with some more class structure (Woodworking I leads to Woodworking II, something like that!) as well as something thats has a regular class schedule rather than one or two meetings like a Techshop course has.  Any suggestions?

Asked by paul.mckay 4 years ago


How to improve my cutting skill? Answered

Hi, As the title, I wonder how can I improve my cutting skill. I am a beginner at cooking and I found it hard to make every slice to be the similar size, so I think I need more practice on using knife, can you recommend some ways and materials for practicing cutting? I can only think of potatoes, but I think it's kinda horrible to eat potatoes every meal.... Thanks!Vermilion

Asked by VermillionW 1 year ago








Any Dutch makers looking for a new career?

According to the BBC, the traditional craft of making wooden clogs is dying out, and one of the last practising craftsman is looking for people to pass the skills onto... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34292514 (It seems walking in clogs is also a dying skill.)

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago


How can i improve my web dev skills is there any place i can practice?

I am good in web application development i know server side scripting language and dbms scripting. but i am not in practice from a while is there any site who serve as non-profit site so that i can help them with my skills or where can i get people who want their own personalised website and dont want to hire a programmer who take too much money.

Asked by Atul009 4 years ago