Talk about the DSi Shop and DSiWare here.

Posted by weirdo62 8 years ago

Talking Meat Thermometer - Circuit wizard help

Hi everyone  I am doing a project in university and i wanted to make a talking thermometer which told a blind person what temperature the meat was.  At the very best i wanted it to have different functions for chicken, beef and pork. (So they can cook a medium steak and then a safe temperature for chicken, although the temp for chicken and pork is above that of a beef so maybe i can fit it into one chip. i dunno) I have to make the PCB myself so i was just looking for any help on how i may do it (maybe a mix of a home made pcb and arduino) Any any tips or advice i may need  Thanks  Michael 

Posted by abro100 4 years ago


Place to talk and share about projects. Give ideas, or critic projects, help improve.

Posted by Emmitts 3 years ago

Let's talk mp3 player

I want to get a flash based mp3 player I was looking at this I want around an 8 GB, under $250ish any ideasP.S. anyone who remembers from this, my fish died, and he never had a name, but I'm guna get some new ones

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago

Knex Forum (Random thread)

(previously the ****ALL KNEX PPL COME HERE**** forum)Ok this should be now a random thread for knex because the other wasnt working so talk about knex, post your ideas and pictures, ask questions and just generally talk.to put it in a couple of words:SHOW OFF!Thanks

Posted by Danny 11 years ago

The future for robotics

This is a forum in which people talk about their opinions on robots in the future!

Posted by simplebotics 6 years ago


Yo, anyone here got a myspace,and if so, wat is ur email so we can all talk there

Posted by killerk2 10 years ago

Wireless Push to talk button for walkie talkie

Hi all. I would like to build a wireless push to talk switch for use with my comms set up used for airsoft. I would like to be able to put the switch/button onto my rifle (wirelessly) so I can keep hands on when communicating on the radio. Having to take my hand off the rifle to push the talk button is a pain. The only ones I can find online are commercial and quite expensive. What I hope to do is build a simple wireless switch and modify the current PTT swith to be operated by the wireles one. Can anybody advise me how to do this? Circuit diagrams or hints? A site with ready made plans (wishful thinking) Cheers in advance from New Zealand

Posted by fyremon 6 years ago


Hey everybody, as you may know from the title, this topic is about AIM. If you ever have any questions, or just want to talk, I'm almost always at my computer, and online. My AIM screen name is Knexinnovation. And of course, we can talk knex! (Maybe find out about some projects in the making + D)

Posted by Mepain 10 years ago


Welcome everyone to The Simpsons group! feel free to start a new topic and talk about the show!

Posted by Camisado 10 years ago


This is a great place 2 share information, 2 ask questions and 2 talk 2 other fellow sewers.

Posted by baconnlegs 8 years ago

Knex Grenade Forum

THis is the best spot to talk or submit photos of posssible and full knex grenades!

Posted by knexgunmaker5000 10 years ago

yugioh chat

All this is really is a topic to post comments and talk to each other this is not an instruct-able

Posted by Yami Yugi 6 years ago

Fbi sleeve microphone frankensteined in walkie talkie

Drumroll please...it's the world's (or at least instructable's) longest forum post! :D I want to solder a microphone (I ripped it out of an old telephone headset) to a walkie talkie's board in such a way that I can talk into that and have the walkie talkie pick up that instead of the input from the preexisting mike...I figured I would have to use the same old push to talk button, but I would sure like to be able to press a button near the mike to talk. I want to thread the mike up my arm, like a secret agent! The Where would I solder the microphone wires? Do I have to worry about burning/shortcircuiting my microphone or the walkie talkie? Is there any way to attach a talk button so it runs down my arm as well? Thanks!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

Lipsynching talking head

Hi, can anyone help me ? I need to put a mechanism into a latex puppet head to allow it to 'speak' and lip synch while I either operate it ie 'I speak - it speaks' or so that it can tell pre recorded stories. Can anyone please tell me how I can do this ? Thanks jeff

Posted by jeffwoods 10 years ago

Squid Labs video on the Disappearing Factory

Innovation Lab recently put together a conference and asked Squid Labs to start it off by talking about the disappearing factory. Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend, and so sent this video instead. In it, Saul, Tim, and I stare into a sunset and talk about what we think is the disappearing factory.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

Fundemental Logic Freeduino maxserial board dosen't talk to pc

Bought board v015, cable, cd and Breadboard Shield from vendor, at this years Trenton Computer Festival. The vendor also had an optional de-9 to usb converter. Fundamental Logic apparently now only deals with retailers. I did exactly what the instructions "said" to do, no response, never got the board to talk to my p.c. Thought it was a little odd that the same software could be used for rs-232 and usb?  Thanks for your help! Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

Posted by naic98 7 years ago


Lets just talk about patches on instructables. Do you make up your own? I don't get it...

Posted by DELETED_tayrazz:D 7 years ago


So, has anyone actually seen this movie, or understands what I am talking about?

Posted by Steamdnt 9 years ago

what is your favirote gun?

What is your favirote gun, talk about it hear

Posted by REDNEK777 9 years ago

Eric Wilhelm Talks Halloween Projects on Science Friday

  Today (Friday October 16, 2015) Instructables founder Eric Wilhelm went on Science Friday to talk about some fun Halloween Projects for Science Lovers.  "Green fire, magic mirrors, fiber optic fairy wings—just a few of the ways to geek out this Halloween with do-it-yourself projects. Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables, joins Ira to suggest a few of his favorites, like an arduino-powered skull that follows you as you move, or truly realistic edible eyeballs (sorry, peeled grapes.)" Listen and follow along with this fun collection of projects.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 2 years ago

I think you guys need a public "talk to the editors" thread in the forums.

I've been thinking that you guys need a personal public "talk to the editors" section in the forums.  There have been many times I'm working on a project that I'd like to get an editors view of what I'm doing, or that I'd like advice from the creative people there.  And it would be great to have an open line to each editor, visible to everyone, in which to share ideas and opinions.  I know we can ask questions via personal messages, Kiteman and caitlinsdad ;)))   this is more direct to each editors creative abilities. 

Posted by Attmos 4 years ago

big telephone receiver for cell phone

Friends, I hate talking on the cell phone; it's too small, especially when I'm talking from home. I keep a land line so I can chat for hours on a regular sized telephone. However, I'm moving next week and won't be able to spring for a land line. Can anyone help me use an old-time big phone receiver with a cell phone? Blue tooth maybe? Or perhaps attach something to/around the cell phone that allows me to hold it between my head and shoulder and talk into a mouthpiece that's near my mouth? Thank you, evil geniuses, all... xo

Posted by rachydee 8 years ago

Talking First Aid Kits: With Instructions!

These first aid kits include individual kits for treating different types of injuries. What makes this so special, is that each kit includes audio instructions on how to handle the situation and how to use the kit.The LinkThis technically fits into kids and sports, but I posted it on the life section, since more people read this section.....

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Here you can talk about the wii the. The good things and the bad things about the wii. The good games and the bad games. Anything about the wii.

Posted by luke96 8 years ago

ElectroMagnetic Pulse Generator

Does anyone know how to make an electromagnetic pulse generator and im not talking about an EMP

Posted by cvm726 10 years ago

is anybody here active?

Is anybody here active? This group has the most members, and is still pretty boring, we need to talk more or something

Posted by thefirstgaruga 10 years ago

Other K'NEX games

In here we talk about all of those different knex games other than wars. Please be polite.

Posted by gpcsmith2 9 years ago

Double comments?

Double comments? I have been noticing this a few times within the last few weeks. Such as today. I got a comment from DJ Radio someone and then about 40 minutes later, I got the exact same comment. I'm pretty sure people are not doing this as a joke. When I'm talking about this, I'm talking about the comment tracker, it doesnt appear twice on the actual ible it is on. Has anyone else seen this happening?

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Square Brackets in Back Talk

Hey Dev Team This isn't exactly critical... But when you've got a moment to spend a few cycles on, superuser me and check out my backtalk page. Any projects with a square bracket (probably with the first char only), messes with the UI and puts a red box around that field. I used square brackets when I did those collegiate meal projects.... Happy new year :)

Posted by trebuchet03 9 years ago

The Rubik's Cube...

Let's talk Rubik's Cube!I don't get how people can solve a 5x5 Rubik's cube, yet can't finish a 2x2?The basic 3x3 Rubik's cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations.I am in the process of finishing my 3x3 Rubik's cube for the first time!PlayStation 3 Rubik's Cube Commercial!

Posted by Radioactv Biohazard 9 years ago

Elemental LED talks DIY

Elemental LED hosts office DIY Challenge, names Instructables as their source for DIY inspiration and help Elemental LED recently posted an article about their office DIY Challenge to see who can create the best LED projects. You might remember Elemental LED as the sponsors to our summer LED Contest.  The video talks about Elemental's place in DIY culture and why sharing creations on Instructables is important. In the video you can see some of the projects they created during their DIY Challenge party, they also mention how Instructables is their place to come and get inspiration and guidance for their creations. The video includes footage filmed at the Instructables lab, and appearances by our very own Bilal and Carley! via Elemental LED

Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago


Are you bored silly? YEAH! are you- oh forget it. let's cut to the chase, im bored and if you are too, come talk! i'm lonely.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_crouchingwolf 5 years ago


You see, i relized that there is no place to put up adds for your 'ibles. so, i'm creating a place to advertise your 'ible, and talk about, adds

Posted by E-R-IC 9 years ago

Machine Guns

This forum is meant for WW2 Knex Machine guns. Talk about your guns or just post them! Share ideas too!

Posted by dynno97 9 years ago

A little help please?

Just me again looking for more advice.... *sigh... i must be pathetic...* I have been having problems talking with people. Not talking as in messing up my words but talking as in saying something softly and uninterestingly. it seems i can type with personality but i can't show it worth a crap... I just don't feel happy and i feel empty inside one of my friends said it was not believing in myself but i don't think that's the case. It's not a confidence problem. (3 years in Tae Kwon Do fixed that). It seems like a personality problem. I don't feel like myself... i don't do much but keep to myself. I play online games with a headset and i can talk just how i want to unless i am at school. I just feel numb inside. It is really hard to explain and i feel like i look like the kid that just sits and goes through the motions and doesn't have any fun. It feels like i have the personality of a rock. Im not the best looking, not the funniest, but i am nice to everybody. ( for the most part). I am just not getting noticed as much as i want. when somebody talks to me i just kind of respond in as few words as possible and it doesn't feel natural to talk for a long time. Can anybody tell me what this problem is and how to fix it. (if possible?) ----------------extra info-------------------- --I don't get out much --Most of my time is taken up by COD my computer and hunting --I have a small group of loyal, good friends --have never had a girlfriend --do not normally get in trouble please help me with this... i just don't feel interesting...

Posted by I3uckwheat 7 years ago

Thoughts on the Makibox?

For those who don't know what I'm talking about: Makibox Has anyone used this? Is it too good to be true (pricewise)? Opinions?

Posted by martzsam 5 years ago

The Fate of Captain Pinata

The contest is closed, and Captain Pinata is dead. The costume has served double-duty, both Hallowe'en costume and Bonfire Night Guy.Talk about recycling...

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


From the steam canon to the lead balloon,talk about the gadgets and contraptions the mythbusters built.

Posted by comodore 10 years ago

This guy at the Bonney Lake Radioshack

I was talking to today, he wanted to build an LED circuit for a bike. I recommended instructables.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago

Thor's Hammer (Should I post?)

               I thought of making this while I was talking to a friend about the movie, Avengers.  Should I post my Hammer?

Posted by Neon__Knight 6 years ago

Help me please.

Can anyone help me? ugh i feel so stupid, i just need someone to talk to...please. I'm so confused. pleas

Posted by Bleccy 10 years ago

Your cat

This is a place to post pictures of your cat or cats (not internet downloaded exept from places like flickr on your account) and talk about them.

Posted by weirdo62 8 years ago

Microwave transformers needed!!!

If you have any lying around in your house that you don't need, please contact me at zecrom46@me.com and we can talk about pricing 

Posted by minecraftpotato 2 years ago

is there a way to hack my motorola walkie talkie to play music when no one is talking over the headset?

Hello, i'm trying to hack my motorola walkie talkie using a microcontroller to play music continuously from my iPod, and switch to the headset of my walkie talkie when someone speaks to me over the headset.  Has anyone done this before or have any suggestions or helpful links? My walkie talkie of course has a headset that has two prongs, one for audio out, and another in from the handheld mic that clips to my shirt.  I'm wanting to, like i said, use a microcontroller to sense when the audio is coming from the walkie talkie and mute the iPod, then continue playing again once my coworker has stopped talking to me on the communication device.  Any help?  I have the necessary equipment to program the microcontroller, but won't know the code or which microcontroller to purchase.  Please help? I've attached a picture of the type of walkie talkies i'm talking about, it's not the exact one, but you can get a better idea of what i'm talking about

Posted by Essaysee 6 years ago

How do I splice 2 cell phone voice cables together

I have a Palm Treo 700p and a PhoneLabs Dock n Talk that I'd like to connect. Currently, the only way to connect them is via Bluetooth, which stinks, as there is a long lag between placing/answering a call and making the actual connection. Some phones connect via cable, which has no lag (these cables carry voice, similar to a handsfree cable). I've got the cable that plugs into the Dock n Talk box and I've got two different cable choices for my Palm (2.5mm headphone jack for voice/handsfree, and a Palm/USB data cable: http://www.amazon.com/SYNC-CABLE-PALM-TREO-700wx/dp/B0030BH3EC). Can I splice anything together to connect the Dock n Talk to my Palm via cable? 

Posted by jwminer 8 years ago

Prototype for Business Sake!

I'm super excited to give a talk at Maker Faire this year! I hope you're able to make it! Talk Scope: Go from maker to entrepreneur by using prototyping tools to validate and build robust business models. Whether you have a dream of turning your hobby into a business or you’re interested in testing your innovative technology for commercial viability this talk is for you! VISIT HERE Background: As a Strategy Designer I work with clients to design relevant strategies and future business model options. I do this by providing teams with new tools, skills and mindset to stay competitive in today’s market. My company, Business Models Inc, is an international design and innovation strategy firm. We work across industries with large corporates, startups, and early stage entrepreneurs to help them develop innovative business models using our user-centered lean approach.

Posted by Carleyy 1 year ago

Notacon 6: Tech, art, music, demoparty, talks and contests in Cleveland

I tried to cram a lot into the subject line, because Notacon's got a lot going on this year. It's 3 weeks away, and if you're reading this, you should definitely come. Talks this year cover computer and network security, video production, social networking and bots, microcontrollers, photogrammetry (look it up!), electronic musical instruments, and more. There's an entire demoparty (Blockparty 09) happening inside Notacon. And then there's the bit I think is of most interest to you, Mr. or Ms. Instructable: The Anything but Ethernet contest, which I judge. Bring weird gear, move data over it, win prizes. This year's grand prize is a $250 soldering station. Trust me, you should enter, and you can win something.

Posted by Myself 9 years ago

Yes Men talk at MIT - 10/26/09

The Yes Men are speaking at MIT next Monday, October 26th, in the Bartos Theater in the Media Lab (E15, on Ames St).  Wish I could pop over, but it's a long trip - if you get to go, share your thoughts. Why do you want to see this talk?  From the posting: The Yes Men have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thriftstore suits, The Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world. The Yes Men were featured in the documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World, which won the Panorama Audience Award at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. 

Posted by canida 8 years ago

1000 Instructables enterd!!!

The book contest has the most entered Instructables in the history of the site, over 1000 Instructables!!! Now that is something to comment and talk about!

Posted by comodore 10 years ago