Temporary Absence

Just so you know, Family Kite will be away from, well, the time of this post until Sunday evening (UK time). I may not post while away, as we are staying in a motel that charges £5 an hour for the internet... But, when we return, we should posses new skillz. (Oh, and I went to the first Dorkbot Anglia last night - very cool, but no time to tell it now.  Other iblers were there, maybe they will tell.)

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago


Temporary Log Off?

Hello, It seems that every time I try to view this (and ONLY this) instructable, my account is temporarily logged off, leaving me unable to comment, rate, or even favorite the post. (and it's a great share too, just what I was looking for!) I've notified the author of this as well, who also seems to be having trouble with their image tags. Could anybody please look into this? I'd hate for such a useful post to die in obscurity. Thank you... -rhoddity [link] https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Switch-Panel-for-a-Flight-Simulator/

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


Temporary computer feezes? Answered

We have an old computer that we used forever and it has everything on it.  We are now experiancing a serious issue.  It has a small Nvidia graphics card, 2 hard drives, one SATA, one that other big cord.  I just dusted it and checked for improper cooling, but it is fine.  I let it idle for a while and here is what happens. I have Task Manager running with the performance tab up.  It freezes for exactly five secconds, and the hard drive stops.  Then it runs for exactly five seconds again.  Each time it has a CPU spike which every time shows as 84%, no RAM change is seen.  Any idea's, we can't get the wifi to work for some reason so I can't get any programs for it I don't think, unless maybe I can flash-drive it.  Anyway, it seems very odd that it is exactly 5 second's every time.   One other thing, we had this uniblue registry booster thing come on and it kept asking us to buys stuff, and we never had a problem before that.

Question by jj.inc 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Plexiglass Temporary Window

Hi folks.   I'm designing a vent that will vent outside using a vent inside a plexiglass window.  I don't know how to mount the sheet inside my chosen window.  It's a modern window that has a screw type mechanism that takes the window away.  I took the screen out, which just clips in, and expect to do something similar for the plexiglass item. I looked at some of the hardware available at Home Depot and couldn't find anything that would make this thing work.   If anybody has any ideas, that would be great.   Some pics

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


Creating a temporary EMP device

I'm new in this site. Anyhow, I want to create a EMP that can temporary disable electronic devices. I read some articles that producing one can  permanently destroy any electronic devices when activated.  I don't know if its real in the Dark Knight Rises where Bruce used a device to disable the cameras or even the lights and vehicles in the tunnel but I want one. The purpose of its creation is for killing some time and having experience in making one. Technically, I found a way to make a step by step temporary EMP however it does not show much like how much power produce or some voltage adjuster when you want to increase or decrease its potential.  In such case, if i happened to make one, how can I determine the radius of its effects? Does the voltage produce counts to determine its radius?

Topic by DianS1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Would this EMP cause temporary or permanent damage?

I am thinking of making this EMP. Would this EMP cause a temporary damage? Or Permanent? http://www.wikihow.com/Build-an-EMP-Generator And if someone can find out the blast radius, that'd be great.

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


Possibility of making temporary hair colouring?

Hello there, I've always wanted to dye my hair grey but didn't want to go through the hassle and the possible hair damage of bleaching.  I came across someone selling chalk sticks for temporary hair colouring and was wondering if a cheaper, liquid version could be made to cover all the hair instead of a small part. My initial idea was to use calcium carbonate and grey food colouring with maybe a little bit of talcum powder which will then be mixed with some water so it can be applied easier. These are the ingredients in the colouring I want to use: glycerol, propylene glycol, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, vegetable carbon  Is there anything here I should be concerned about? As I'm going for a grey colour I was also looking at using a small amount of activated charcoal or some other skin safe fine black powder. Is this the best way or are there better alternatives? Advice will be appreciated. Thanks for reading.  

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


I believe my inability to subscribe is only temporary....

EditedWithin 2 days, I should have the funds, and be able to mess about with PP to see if I can use that, otherwise...(I will try to confirm my PP account). . . Edit #2Grrr, to avoid any extra fees, I have transferred the amount into a PayPal account, so in 3-5 days, it will be available to make payment for 2 years. *sigh* another 3 day wait....ALSO, thanks everyone for confirming that I have not yet lost my mind or have started to imagine things. :-)

Topic by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Temporary Car window Tint

How can optically clear(not hazy) window tint be applied such that it can be removed at night?

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


Making a temporary amp with mosfet?

I don't know how to make a amp for my 4ohm 125watt subwoofer? I got heatsink and some Toshiba mosfets.

Question by ShaneR66 6 months ago


Using a mac as a temporary proxy?

Hi, I live in the UK and I'm off on holiday soon. I'll be leaving my mac here, and using a friend's laptop when I'm there. I'd quite like to be able watch BBc iPlayer (which only works if you're in the uk). Is it possible to use my mac as a proxy and if so how would I go about it? This would presumably be better than a free proxy site in terms of reliability and speed. Thanks in advance for any help, Happy christmas!

Question by alexhalford 6 years ago


Why is my Windows 7 64-Bit stuck on the welcome screen for 20 minutes then signs me in to a temporary account?? Answered

I have looked everywhere for solutions.  Could it possibly have to do with the fact that I just installed Drop Box on it?  Thanks in advance for your answers.

Question by drmjj55 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Why did Instructables text get smaller?

I noticed how all of the text on this website is smaller.  Why?  It is harder to read, and does not look as nice.  Is this only temporary?

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


Need a cutting table design.

I need a cutting table in my sewing room which is really a small bedroom. I have two single beds in the room and need to be able to put up a table that will stradle one of the beds. I need to take it apart and store the parts under the bed if someone comes to stay. And of course it needs to be easy to make and inexpensive. Come on guys I have seen how clever you are, get your thinking caps on.

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


temporary video projector bulb fix

has anyone ever had a bulb go out on you while using your video projector and not had money to fix it i came across a way to temporary to fix it but i dont know if it will work for all projectors so im getting peoples opinion on if i should put this up as an instructable. please let me know what you think

Topic by kane89 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Lightweight sturdy material for temporary pergola?

Hey all-- I'm looking to build a pergola for one-time use at a wedding reception. It will need to be lightweight and sturdy enough to last one night. Also needs to be assembled quickly (ie precut and slide pieces together). The design is less of an issue, but I need help coming up with a good, light, relatively inexpensive material to build it out of. Any suggestions? Thanks

Topic by TheUnholyTaco 8 years ago


Need help with temporary wall construction

Can anyone shed some light on how this is built ? It looks like 2 8ftx4ft plywood panels sandwiched together with some 2x4s and a hinge on the back. I am trying to find out how to sandwich the sheets together so it looks seamless like the image below. Thanks in advance. http://www.wwd.com/images/processed/wwd/2009/07/20/landscape/01-large/fs_cdg_black.jpg

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


acceptable angle of deflection for temporary support

Hi, I am in no way an engineer.  I'm trying to figure out what is an acceptable angle of deflection for a combination frame and hammock support.  I'm thinking of using the the 80/20 t-slot beams.  I want something that is portable, easily assembled/disassembled for moving, and lightweight.  I'm go to make a box in our garden to protect our plants and when the corn is big enough, move the box around to make a hammock support(chicken wire around the bottom part to keep the critters out).  It's basically a box 6 feet wide, 8 feet long and about 6 1/2 feet high. 4 beams to make a rectangle on the bottom, 4 uprights(1 in each corner), and another 4 beams on the top to make it more rigid.  Chicken wire will keep the pests out but let me in to relax until the corn is too high and I move the frame.  :)  I'll put the hammock diagonally from pole to pole; total weight with me and the hammock is about 250 pounds.  It will be anchored to the 2 uprights with 300lb chain at each end. Using the angle of deflection calculator from 8020.net, I found some beams that had 5mm deflection with 150lbs of dead weight in the center of the 6 foot span.  I thought that even if I anchored the hammock to the center of the 6 foot span, that would be 300 pounds, more than the 250 max the hammock and I will be.  And anchored in the center of the beam is the worst case scenario since I'll be anchored to the corners. But is that an acceptable amount of give in the beam?  It's not meant to be permanent.  I won't be in it more than 2 or 3 hours tops. Thanks!

Topic by BobR90 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


hang fabric to hide a wall?

I want to drape out the walls in my living room to hide them for a party...don't want to damage my walls or ceiling. Is there some sort of pole situation that can be used..help please

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


why is iron used to make temporary magnets?

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


In a temporary rental. How can I connect laptop to high speed internet ?

Local ISP requires 1 yr. contract. Area is rural so wireless card is no good. Rental has cable so I'm willing to be illegal if necessary.

Question by drewfish 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to make a batch file that temporary changes the system date?

Hi, Im looking to make a batch file that will change the system date back to the 1st march 2007, open up a program and then revert it back after say 10 seconds. Would anyone be able to help me on this? Thanks in advance, Mat

Question by spinna22 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do you build a temporary horse arena...fast... and cheap....?

I have a lot of room to build... and I need to do this by tomorrow, also cheap! Oh and I am stuck in this little town with only a Walmart.... So hope that helps...Also I don't have any fences at all... Just open field.

Question by SammieSpaz.... 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Solar Section? Answered

What happened to the "Solar" section of the Instructables site? I haven't been a member long. Was it just a temporary?

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


CANT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING, SAYS TEMPORARY UNAVALIABLE, I JUST PAID FOR PRO

Hi i paid for pro, i tried 2 computers, it wont let me download anything..  I only paid the pro for a certain model and it says it's temp unavaliable can some admin please check up i paid to get the 7ft gundam

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



Room Dividers and Other Space Sharing Devices

There are few instructables about residential space dividers.  These might permit folks to live more comfortably and economically. They could be temporary as well as permanent . Could they rolll up to the ceiling ? Could they be flat against a permanent  wall until needed ? How important is acustic l privacy ?  Beauty ?  Fire resistance and safety ? If there are people who have thought about these issues or who have solved a space sharing problem, with some device or other, please post them. They are of no immediate concern to me or mine, but who knows in the future ?

Topic by Wilmette 6 years ago


Double email alerts

Getting two email alerts for each comment. Something wrong, or just a temporary glitch during an upgrade?

Topic by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I improve the proformance and appearance of my 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES without voiding the dealer warranty?

Im looking to improve the appearance, performance, handleing, horsepower, torque and the "get up and go" factor. I cannot make a permenent modification (or one that cant be removed without showing little signs of it) because that would void my dealer bumper to bumper and/or powertrain warranties. I do know things can be done without voiding the warranties that would give me some results, however I dont know what they are. I also cant afford major upgrades due to lack of money. please tell me what, if anything, I can do to put the "street car" edge on my own car

Question by fastcar123 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Any ideas on how to fold newspaper to make temporary pots for germinating seeds?

Currently I take 4 sheets of newspaper about 8" x 8" lay them flat and place a drinking glass in the middle of the paper and "wrap" the glass and secure with tape.

Question by glittergirl6 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Temporary Tent life - Where in Hesperia/Apple Valley Ca can this be done?

Hi folks, I came across a similar question on this site, but the answers were for a different state so I hope this is ok. Me, my mom and a couple others (and pets) have been in a motel for nearly a month and it's way too expensive (running over the $5000 a month mark and this is as cheap as it comes for all of us). 3 rooms. Contemplating on living in a tent, preferably in the wilds somewhere here in the high desert (Hesperia or Apple Valley CA). Some of us may go to the camp grounds (narrows), but those of us with the kitty cats prefer to go out into the desert if possible. Mind you, this is only temporary (as long as we can hold out). If you guys out there know of a good spot that's unclaimed (and legal?? is there such a thing?) please let me know :)  Wilds would be free, however we still have access to toiletry/shower through friends. Long story short, the family was scammed by a realty company and now we're out of our house. To stay afloat, we tried AmericanHomes4Rent to get a temporary rental, but that didn't work out, so we're in the hotel. In fact, a house was readily available for us to rent, application OKd, but at the last second the above company said that there was a glitch in their system and the house was not available for rent.  (BS.. we went to see the place, rental sign, lock box etc.. RENTLY has a let yourself in service which we used to check it out). This has to be voodoo or something... I dunno... bad luck one thing after another. The plan is to save enough money to convince one of these rental companies to let us in  (3 or 4 months rent in advance). That worked for several folks I know, so hope to try the same :) PS - A shelter is out of the question. Not only are they full (went to inquire at the one up here), some of the folks there were wielding pocket knives and someone got into a fight.  Yikes. No way!  Tent it is!!!

Question by GarySpatzScam. 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


My new Orange Board

This is my temporary Orange Board. Whatever you want to post on my Orange Board should go here until my OB starts working.

Topic by knexsniper1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Random explore choice not working...

I've cleared my browser and emptied the cache and when I choose Explore->Random off of the menu it tells me it can't find any instructables. Is this temporary?

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


download PDF ...Gone?

Has the option to download Instructables in PDF format been removed or changed?  I cannot seem to find this option on any of the 'structables pages today.  Please, please tell me this is a temporary glitch!

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


The leds are getting hot. Help.? Answered

I made this led array as a temporary solution to electricity outage but the leds get quite hot. Is that normal? Is there any better way to make such an array? I have attached pictures. The resistor is 100ohm.

Question by Shariq92 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can i connect input to GND ? Answered

Hello, i have a little amp based on this layout : My question is : when i need to temporary disable the input, can i connect "IN" to GND ? Thanks for advance!

Question by login721 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Google Earth: How to open facing a chosen destination? Answered

Google earth opens with the globe turning to face the USA. I would prefer changing this to Europe, or when on vacation, to face my temporary location.  Is this possible?

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


My internal wireless connection on Compaq Presario V5000 laptop somehow stopped working. ?

It also lost its Linksys connection but I reinstalled that.I may have deleted something when I deleted temporary files etc. Any suggestions?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


No more author names?

I have noticed that the author's names are not attatched to the posts anymore, i.e. -"My Post" By:Tinker83- in the intro. is this going to be a permanent fixture or is it something temporary? it's not a huge problem, but its kind of nice to just look up and see who wrote it.

Topic by Tinker83 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do I sound proof a room? Answered

I am trying to record audio and I get an echo and the occasional sound of a car driving by. Is there a quick and temporary way to sound proof a small area for recording once every few weeks?

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


How to recover AutoCAD DWG file ? Answered

Tried to recover bak file, but there is no bak file in temporary files. AutoCAD didn’t recover the file itself. The version is 2014. There migt be some error occurred in saving process. Don’t know any solutions. Please help me to repair this file.

Question by thomashubba19 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Problems with PDF

I'm having problems downloading PDF's. When I click PDF in the second link, the page opens on a new tab reloading the second link's page effectively looping. Since I have just 'upgraded' to Adobe ver 9.1I had wanted to know if this is a temporary site problem or just me.

Topic by Karroo Oakey 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Zune Pass

Has anyone found out a way to perminantly keep all of your temporary files from the "zune pass" program, or at least a way to burn them to disk so you can rip them back on a little while later? thoughts and ideas on how one would do this, post here please.

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


Could cleaning with bleech on lead paint cause temporary stroke like symptoms and fetal distress? ? Answered

I rent my home. When I moved here with three children, I was told there was no lead paint. Seven years later, I became pregnant. While cleaning, I used bleech to clean walls and floors and shelves and windows. I also scraped and repainted some areas. One night, I went to the store with my eldest daughter and had slight pain and numbness on one side of my body. I also couldnt speak properly or complete a responsive answer with correct words. My sentences were inappropriate. It lasted about 24 hours and got better. I felt extremely fatigued but blamed pregnancy. A few days later, I was sick, enormously fatigued and had sharp abdominal pain unlike labor. I went to the hospital and my baby's heart rate was failing. He was dieing. He was taken by emergency c-section, two months early and recovered in the newborn intensive care for three weeks. I recently found out that the home i rent does indeed contain lead paint and probably a good deal of it. The home owner found out about a state program that would come in and do all kinds of renovations for free if he signed up. Then he discovered that he would have to pay the back taxes on the home and cover the cost of the inspectors and opted not to have the lead removed. I am still living here with my children.

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


I had a lot of apps installed on my temporary hdd for my custom pc. With a new hdd I try to open them and get an error

The error I get is "This app can't run on your pc. to find a version for your pc check your product provider". This is extremely weird because I had the apps runing on the same cpu. The only difference is that now I have a different hdd. The apps I would use but now can't are productivity apps like Sony Vegas Pro 13, Elgato Game Capture HD, and many other productivity apps. I'm running on Windows 10 with an Intel i5 4690k with 16 gb of gddr3 ram on a esrock z97 killer series motherboard. Please help.

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


how to restore DWG file in AutoCad 2009? Answered

How to restore DWG file in AutoCad 2009? Bakup didn't manage to be made. in temporary folders it isn't present. I tried by AutoCad program restore file. but autocad couldn't restore this file. Advise me still options, please!

Question by magnusjohannesson3 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Worn bushings on a kona coiler mtb

Hi, i was wandering of anyone would know of a good quick fix/ temporary fix for the worn seatstay bushes nearest the rear wheel dropouts just above the dropouts? There is some side-to-side play in them. Thanks

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


Clamps make instant tables out of any flat object

The clamps are secretly table legs. Clamp four of them onto a scrap piece of wood and PRESTO! it's a table! A great temporary solution before you put the real legs on, because who wants clamps in their living room? Link

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I seal a hole in my tooth myself with this?

http://www.emisupply.com/catalog/su5005-rtv-food-grade-silicone-aluminum-3oz-tube-p-7228.html?utm_source=googprod&utm;_term=SU500530-ALU DIY Dentistry, can it be done?  Or perhaps maybe even a temporary fix?

Question by Nando_Kommando 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


ERROR 400: Error retrieving featured Forums

This is probably just a temporary database glitch, but I thought I'd get it documented.  I tried to access Eric's "How do you like the new editor?" forum topic just now (7 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT), and got the error message quoted in the title.

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