Slow Posting

Hi guys i published an instructable 3 days ago and it hasnt come up yet is there a problem with it or do i need to resubmit?the contribution in question is this one

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

this group is slow

I'm going to look for more stuff.

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

Slowing a motor

I have a 4 Watt mains powered motor that currently spins at 1.6-1.9RPM. I need to find some way of slowing it to maybe 1 revolution every 10 minutes. It's all sealed in a metal case and connected to the mains by a standard plug. I really need to find a way to do this without breaking it apart stuff as it may need a safety test later, I looked at dimmer switches as they essentially limit the voltage and are a max of 300w. Like this - I realise that they are made for lights but it's a similar principle and is only about £6. Would this work? Are there other options if I don't want to break into the motor housing or wiring? Thanks.

Topic by happysnail 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Server Running Slow

Over the last few days I've noticed that is running VERY slow. I usually can open 20 or more tabs at a time on the server but lately I can only open 1 or 2. I hope that other people have noticed this and it can get fixed soon!                                                      Thanks,                                                            Jake

Topic by Jakeg 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

pages loads slow

2 days now any instructable page stalls. the stalled item showing at the bottom is Is there a work around until this is fixed?

Topic by finky555 10 years ago

New Background?

That background photo is loading very slowly in Firefox. I think it is distracting and totally unnecessary.

Topic by sypage 8 years ago

Instuctables site is Slow

I love this site, there is so much interesting stuff on it, but I can't visit it nearly as much as I would like, because it keeps crashing.  I have tried Firefox, Opera, and Chrome,  possibly also IE and I forgot, from 2 different locations with different internet connections, one through a server and one not. Different operating systems, OSX, linuxs, and windows. I think the same ISP though. same problem always occurs.  When I start looking at the site it often works great for a while, but it almost always stops at some point, and pages just won't load at all (even slightly), until the browser gives up, or else the page will partially load leaving out several images, ads, and then links from the page or functions on the page like login will not work. frozen like. At the very least the site slows down to a crawl when I look at it for a while. This does not happen with other websites. Although when it is happening it can effect what is going on in other tabs of the same browser. Maybe I should check chromes task manager.  This problems often kick off when I open multiple tabs of different instructables. I can't believe that I am the only one experiencing this, but I can't find very many descriptions of the same problem.

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

why does this take so long to load ?

My wi-fi is notnslow it's this site so FIX IT

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

The forums are dog slow.

Anyways, we need somebody to make a "build your own online store for free" instructable.

Topic by royalestel 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

are we slowing down?

It seems like lately we have only been getting 4 instructables a day. is it just me or have we ran out of projects?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Super site ... but SLOW!

This is a wonderful site ... I learned how to remove rust electrically ... good stuff; however, the site is brutally slow between pages (downloading). I have high speed access via cable modem and this site is like using dial up. What's up? Is it the server? Has the site been optimized? Pictures optimized? I will continue to visit because the site and concept is strong. Thanks.

Topic by dkmanley 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Slow PDF Download Speed

I'm running Macs, all with OSX 10.4x of a Verizon FIOS router (new) using the latest version of Firefox. Your pdf downloads are EXTREMELY slow, although pdf downloads from other websites are NOT. What gives? Is there a setting or some tweak I can do to speed things up? Neil

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

slow connection and page changing

For the past 2 weeks or so instructables has been very slow to open initially or to open new pages within the site. I have a highspeed connection and a fairly new computer which have no problem with other sites or pages and didn't have any difficulties with this site until I also started having to log in each time I opened the site. I use internet explorer, google chrome and mozilla firefox as browsers with the same results (sign in and slow speed) I have even tried my daughters brand new computer with a different isp and a friends ipad with the same results...did someone try to fix something that wasn't broken again ?

Topic by l8nite 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Busy script slowing down pages

The site is running slowly, and every time I change pages it takes an unusually long time for the page to load up, interrupted by this message pop-up: A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete. Script:

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Slowing down a computer fan for miniature terrain

Hey all, Kind of new to doing these things but i have a question. I want to slow down a 80mm fan so it spins really slowly. I will use this for a display board for wargaming miniatures (warhammer 40k). My question is i know how to connect a 9v battery to the fan and get it to run with a switch but how would i go about having it go really slow. If i put a resister in will that work and if so which one to use thanks Steve

Topic by the real axl rose 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Is it possible my mother board or power supply is bad or dying?

I have a computer that was having a lot of problems so I tried to reinstall windows XP.  Due to several problems I pulled the HD and installed it in a external case and formatted the drive and reinstalled it.  tried to load windows again but it took over a day for the files to copy over.  I thought it was a bad HD so I put in a new HD and had the same problem. However once it was installed the video resolution could not be adjusted.  I thought this was a problem with my reinstall disk so I overwrote everything with Ubuntu and had the same slow loading.  Now Ubuntu starts to load but then it takes a very long time to boot and then everything moves slowly (for example I move the mouse and about 15 seconds later the screen registers the change).  any ideas as to what is happening?

Question by shantinath1000 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Database problems are causing the site to be slow

We're having some database problems, and they are causing the site to be slow. We're working as fast as we can to correct the issue. Sorry!

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

What's up with slow rpm motors? Answered

What's the deal with slow rpm motors? I need one for a project and can't seem to find any online. Why not? Am I looking in the wrong place?

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

slow moderation for make it stick it

Hi I finished and entered my instructable on friday for the make it stick it contest and it has had no confirmation for being entered. It uses three different adhesives so compliance is not a problem. I appears no other entry have been accepted for a few days either. I am concerned about loosing votes. Its now been view over 700 times but with no vote button that gets me no closer to a prize. Thanks

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

New comment editor -- nice, but badly slow to load

So I like the new comment editor that's been deployed.  It looks just like the "standard" edit boxes with formatting icons across the top (including the silly pseudo-Micros**t tab edges that don't do anything).However, it is really slow to load.  I timed it a over fifteen seconds just now.  I was able to type in the whole title and keywords for this posting before the edit box was ready to be used.  Caching the icons doesn't seem to be the issue, as this is the third edit box I've opened this morning.  Unless that speed can be improved, this may create more irritation and complaints than it's worth.(Minor update, looks like Eric's announcement that re-editing wouldn't work has been fixed.)

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

My home pc runs really slow, & seems to have a lot of processes running. Would more RAM fix this (currently have 250mb)? Answered

It takes ages to load up even firefox when I first boot it up, and can't run more than one or two applications at the same time. I've tried just purging the system of all unnecessary programs, but other than that, I'm not too technical. Is it time I increased the RAM? It's a compaq presario running XP Home

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

where can you find stepper motors?

Iam having a lot of c car motors and iam planning to make a robotic arm but there are no simple ways to slow it down, so where can i find stepper motors which can rotate slowly??

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

Snail-mail PMs

I've been experiencing very slow PMs recently, typically a delay of two days between pressing send and the message being received.The same has been happening the other way as well.Is it just me, or is something wrong?As an aside, I am typing this on a borrowed EeePC. Odd little beast.

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

How can I speed up my PowerMac G5?

I've got a 2003 (gosh, is it that old?) PowerMac G5 that is really starting to show its age.  Heck, my iPod and iPad play videos more smoothly than it can!  Everything from importing photos to movies to photoshop is slow.  And forget about games!  Unfortunately I'm not in a financial position at the moment to buy a new Mac (and forget about suggesting a PC, because I will refuse!), so the only thing I can do is try to squeeze a bit more speed out of the computer I have.  Got any ideas?  Here are the current specs: Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 processors RAM maxed out at 4GB 1 TB and 500 GB hard drives installed DVD burner Mac OS X 10.5.8 (the last version that will run on PPC)

Question by jeff-o 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How can I reduce the speed of a sewing machine?

Is there an easy way to reduce the speed of a sewing machine?  I'm teaching a young girl to sew, and every machine just goes too fast.   I don't have room for a traditional treadle, but something foot driven would be great.  I need something easy, compact and portable.  At least one machine has an external motor = an external belt.  Any ideas?

Question by mole1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How can I get Vista to run faster?

How can I get Vista to run faster without the added expense of buying more memory? I have 1.5 gigs of virtual memory (RAM).? I have used a registry cleaner, checked for malware, etc. I have had Vista for about 1.5 years and I'm now getting to where I really like it. But I don't the fact that it takes so much memory to run. I wasn't aware of this until after I'd ordered my computer or I wold have gotten more RAM. However, it keeps sloooooooooooowing down. Any help, please?

Question by jwl970 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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Topic by alexandraggonzales5 7 years ago

My Computer Is VERY SLOW!

My computer was running perfectly fine and fast two days ago. It is a quad core 3.2 Ghz processor, so it should be very fast. I checked my temperatures and they were normal. I even reinstalled windows to make sure that I didn't have a virus that just couldn't be detected. For one, it took about 7 hours to install windows 7. I had to go on a different computer to even post this question. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you.

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

aurduino slow response why? Answered

I finally figured out my new seeed relay shield for my aurduino uno i went to make a simple program to turn a relay on and off corresponding with a button. when i pressed the button the relay would activate. when i released the button the relay would stay on for about 10 more seconds and start randomly turning on and off. i decided to take the shield off and run the serialRead digital example to see if it was just the shield that has issues... apparently not the serial read box would be something like this (button not pressed) 0000000000000000000000000100000000100000000000000101100000000000 (button pressed)1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 (button released)111111111111111111111111111011111111011111111111111111111111111111 (10-20 more seconds after button is released)0001111110000010111000011110111010100111111000000101010000000010100000

Question by harry88 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Best Slow Cooker Recipes

I know we all got 'em but what's your favorite slow cooker recipe? I'll show you mine if you show me yours ;) 1 4-5 pound Pork Butt Roast 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon pepper 4 tablespoons liquid smoke 1 large sweet onion, sliced into rings 1 cup water Mix the dry seasonings together in a bowl. Rinse the roast off and then hit with the liquid smoke, rubbing in where crevices are. Sprinkle on the dry seasoning and rub into meat. Pour the 1 cup of water into crock pot and then place the meat in being carful not splash water every where. Cover in your cut onion, place the lid on, set the heat to low, and allow to cook for 7-9 hours. When you pull it out, just shred it up with a couple forks and serve on buns with some (homemade) barbecue sauce.

Topic by TomatoMustard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

firefox 3.6 running slow?

Since upgrading to firefox 3.6, my browser is running slow and freezes

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

Slow down a DC motor?

Here is another basic electronics question for all of you: What is the easiest way to slow down the RPM of a small DC motor? Much appreciated!

Question by brandegor 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Slowing down an electric motor? Answered

I am on radio shacks website looking at a 1.5-3VCD hobby motor.   The specs say up to 8,300 RPM at no load.   If I added resistors to this, would it slow it down?  I want it very slow, like 1 rotation every 3 seconds. lol   Thanks

Question by pennsteve 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Slowing a noisy handheld fan?

I am trying to slow a battery-powered (two AA batteries) handheld fan. It's obnoxiously loud for my project, but slowing it to about half speed will help cut the noise. I think running a resistor somewhere in the circuit will do it (planning to lengthen the wires anyway, so physically adding in isn't the issue,) but frankly there's a reason I'm in art instead of engineering. I've looked at the online calculators, but they want the amperage of the motor, which I don't know. What kind of resistor do I need?  Or is there another way to slow or quiet it down?

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

Home page is months slow...

It's November.  I know, I checked. So why does the home page think it's June?

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

Poor man's slow cooker?

Hello all, I tried to search an instructable down but I haven't so far.  Has anyone done something on doing a poor man's slow cooker?  I don't really want to buy a slow cooker cause they are mostly used for cooking meats, and the last thing me or probably anyone needs to do is eat more meat.  I just have a few recipes that call for a slow cooker and would like to try them out.  I'm thinking I could just cook in a regular pot and keep the temp or flame really low.  Is it really that easy?  Inquiring cat would like to know!

Question by User1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Slow orangeboard - not a bug, though.

There was a good idea in another topic to use your OrangeBoard as a note-pad for on-going projects. That reminded me: My orangeboard is very slow.  It's not a bug, it's size (1100+ comments). Is there any way of speeding it up? Apart from going through all 1100 comments, deleting them one at a time, that is...

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

Slow Release compound in Water?

We are trying to fabricate an artificial bait for crab fishing and we are searching for a compound that we can mix the attractants in and that will dissolve slowly in water - thus releasing the bait-smell over a long period of time. Preferably over a period of 48 hours at the minimum at not too cold water temperatures. Does anyone have any ideas what type of compound this could be?

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

Slow down cars with trees.

Traffic calming schemes are frequently unpopular with drivers; speed bumps and oddly-placed bollards make life uncomfortable. In Norfolk, England, a new scheme is being presented that slows traffic without even touching the road or obstructing the driver. Two hundred trees have been planted at the boundaries of villages suffering from speeding drivers, and it is the trees that fool drivers into slowing; they are in rows down each side of the road, and as they approach the village, they get slightly closer together, and slightly closer to the road. Seen only in the driver's peripheral vision, the trees give the same subliminal visual clues as increasing speed would, and drivers respond by unconsciously slowing down.  The illusion has slowed traffic by an average of about 3km per hour. The illusion has been used before (rumble strips on the approaches to roundabouts are spaced more and more closely together to create an audible illusion of acceleration), but the more subtle nature of the tree-planting makes it less obvious, and thus harder to resist.  Provisionally seen as a success, more detailed, longer-term results are to be presented to the Department of Transport in the Autumn, with a view to rolling it out on B-roads nationally. The Independent Autoblog

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



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

Sous vide with a slow cooker?

I've been intrigued by sous vide cooking, but I don't have any inclination to play with arduino(?) controllers or wire/solder anything. Is there any reason you couldn't use an older (non-digital) slow cooker/crockpot with a Lutron dimmer cord?  We use the dimmers on all our bedside reading lamps, but they're rated for up to 300 watts.  It would take some experimenting to get the temperature right, then I think I'd tape a "stop" on the slider switch at that point.  Any thoughts?  Raising the food from the bottom of the pot?  An upside-down silicone cake pan, maybe?  Or suspending the bag somehow?  I already have a Foodsaver. I'd be happy to hear any thought or suggestions.;_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf;_rd_t=201&pf;_rd_i=B0000BYEF9&pf;_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf;_rd_r=0WRPJ5W9TWM39K9Z1Y9N

Topic by kcbirder 7 years ago

Slow Sulfurless Black Powder?

I have tried to make some sulfurless black powder by grinding 3 parts sodium nitrate (a potassium nitrate substitute, using this method to make it from ammonium nitrate) and 1 part charcoal (I tested it and it didn't burn good so I added more charcoal (probably making it a 2 KN03:1 C ratio)).  It burns extremely slow (if i laid a pile of the bp that was 1/8 inch wide and 1 inch long it would probably take 5 or more seconds to burn all the way).  I got the charcoal from a burned out bonfire (I don't know what type of wood it was but it wasn't willow or pine), I collected the black chunks that aren't all the way burned out.  I am wondering what the problem is, is it the charcoal or the sodium nitrate? The sodium nitrate is in its purest form, thats what it said here.

Question by electronicz 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Why is my internet slow?

My question is deeper than what it says in the title. Ok, so to start, I have a gaming computer that I built myself. It has an AMD 8350 (Eight Cores @4Ghz) and a 1GB Radeon 7790. I have been using a cisco wireless usb stick. With that, I usually get around a 19ms ping from Western Mass to Boston. I usually get around a 16Mb/s download speed and 4.5Mb/s upload speed. I am fine with that. So I recently bought a Rosewill Wireless LAN PCI Card from newegg. It's model is RNX-N300X. It's CD came with a RALink software too. When I went to I only got 0.17Mbps download!!! My upload is a bit more with about 5.6Mbps. My ping is better too with about 15 or 16 ms ping. From a bit of slow research (Using this card) I found that one person was complaining with 50-75mbps because he usually gets 100-200. The responses suggested that it was because the card is for N type routers and not G type. The old usb stick I was using is also G type. But other responses claim that that doesn't matter and it simply is just the speed. So N should be faster, correct? My router is a Cisco E1200 which I believe is N type. I don't see the problem. Why is my download speed so terribly slow? Right now I will rely on my USB stick as I did before.

Question by knexpert1700 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Slowing down an electric motor?

I am working on getting all the supplies together for my first instructable.  The item I am building (not giving out many details) will have 5 different motors on it.  I think all motors will be the same model.  However I want one motor to run quite slower.  Can I do this without having to run it off a lower voltage power supply.  Now that I think of it I suppose there is plenty of room in my item for a 2nd power supply.  But this will still be good information for me to have in the future.  Oh and the main power supply for the item will be either 3 - 6 volts I believe.  AA batteries in case this matters at all.  Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

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

Slow motion videos, Brit style.

I just came across the YouTube channel of  bunch of British lads with too much time on their hands and enough spare cash to buy slow motion video cameras. Educational videography with just the the tiniest pinch of Jackass-ness. SlowMo Guys' Channel. Looks fun...

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Site really slow, keeps timing out

Has anybody else been finding this site really slow lately ? It's taking minutes for pages to load and I keep getting "page timed out" . I doubt it's my connection since all other sites work.

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

Extremely Slow Download for PDF documents

Hello All,  I am having trouble when trying to access PDF documents with my pro membership.  I am trying to download the "How to make a custom library part in Eagle Cad-too.pdf" and I am getting about 700Bytes/Second download speeds (that is 700 Bytes, Not Kbytes or Mbytes.  I haven't had one finish to be able to determine if the file does eventually come through intact or not.  Is there something I am doing wrong?  I don't have speed issues on any other site.  Most of the time I average 2-3Mbytes/second downloads

Topic by Damageinc333 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

binary clock runs to slow, how do i speed it up? Answered

I made a binary clock from an instructable on this site: but it turns out it runs WAY to slow.i wanted to know how good it ran, so i made the time 23:29 (current time then) and went to sleep. at 09:45 (not extactly) the clock gave about 00:30how do i make sure it runs like it should? couse now its being used as a light decoration...

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

Bug related to text editor rollout? Flag interface VERY SLOW to load

I just went to flag an obvious SPAM posting.  The flagging interface hung up, and took more than ten seconds to appear.  It had the same kind of problematic delay as the new text editor box.I wonder if these long delays are actually related, somehow, to the pretentiously fancy "fade in" technique that's being used.  A simple, and fast, pop-up would be much friendlier to the users, if not as sexy to the developer community.

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

Slowest set epoxy? need too much time to apply it.

Hi, I need to glue an acrylic sheet over a wood maze, which size is around 12x24", so there would be a lot of line to apply the epoxy over it, I think it would take me around 15 minutes of even less I am fast and prepared for it, so I was thinking in using a slow set epoxy. Please any info or advice, how slow can a epoxy be? I would be glad with a 45 minute epoxy, but will it really dry until passed that time? thanks.

Topic by johanx4 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago