Thank you for giving me ideas to pull creativity out of the Grandkids.!!
Posted by seamuffin 5 years ago
I FOUND IT ! After MUCH soul searching, I finally found my trigger and it is NO WONDER I was having a difficult time "coming to this conclusion" it is because the trigger itself was preventing me from admitting the trigger to myself LOL I think I shall go and Irony some shirts now ;-) FEAR ! The great negative motivator. I had failed at a few projects, and feared starting ANYTHING, for fear of another disappointment. Now, it really is simple; I came to this when I realized I was starting to come out of my depression, but not all the way, and was preparing and preparing, and gathering "intelligence" and info, but still delaying the start of the project......I always needed more INFO but only because I feared having the whole thing FLOP. It came to me this morning and I felt relief that NOW I can move past that, and get to work on changing it, because I have never feared failure in this way before. But then, I am getting old and doddering ;-)
Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago
Five years ago today I joined Instructables. Since then I’ve posted 52 projects, favourited 510, and read far too many to count. I wanted to thank the Instructables community for all it has done for me over the past 5 years. Firstly, it gave me an outlet for my creativity. I’d always loved fabrication and design, but until joining the site I had no real reason to push myself to create anything new or different. Without Instructables I probably would have been content to limit myself to the projects assigned in wood and metal shop classes at school, and would likely never have broken out of the mould and began to design my own projects. Secondly, it helped me learn. Whether I was reading someone else’s Instructable or the comments on one of my own, I could always find some new, unique perspective that I never would have thought of. Thirdly, it taught me to persevere. Many of my projects had points where I was frustrated or dejected with how they were turning out, but I always pushed through them so that I could share my work with the community. Finally, it taught me to never stop making. There are so many projects out there I want to try, and so many ideas I want to share with the community; I think I’ll be busy for years to come. So thank you, Instructables. Here’s to five more great years.
Posted by M3G 1 year ago
This last Wednesday, while sitting in my daughter's hospital room, I picked up my computer and checked my e-mail. There was a message from Cattrampoline wishing for my daughter to get well soon. It took me a moment to put it all together. My little girl, known here as sistergldnhair, has a best friend, known here as themoose64. Moose posted to let the Instructables community know about SGH's upcoming surgery. Here is the truth. I am 45 years old and I did not see what one 11 year old little girl saw. I should have know, but I missed how important this site is to SGH and just how much she would love to receive well wishes from the people here. On a trip to California last year, all SGH wanted to do was see Instructables. I heard for months about how she got to meet Fungus Amongus and Angelabchua and how she got to play with Angie's dog. She was practically bouncing when one of her Instructables was Featured and squealed when Scoochmaroo and Penelopy sent her a comment. She also did a Forensic speech on Instructables. Wrote Eric an e-mail. He responded with some links and she worked and worked on her project. And a few months ago, we had planned to attend the Instructables event in Chicago. Unfortunately the same day as that event, SGH had to have an MRI/MRA of her brain. The dye made her quite sick and we were not able to go. One very heartbroken little girl. She was scared to have the surgery, which was to her forehead above her right eye. Afraid of the anesthesia and afraid of how she would look when it was all done. Moose wrote a post and received some criticism for spelling you as U and a few other mistakes in language usage. I absolutely, 100 percent understand that criticism. I edit and proofread for a living and I really do get it. I am not at all fond of this texting lingo, but putting that part of the post aside, the meaning behind it was significant. Two little girls that have been best buddies since Kindergarten and one of them did an amazing thing for the other in an effort to make this difficult time a little easier. So, I thank themoose64 and I am so thankful that I will have the opportunity to see her grow into an amazing young lady. As for my SGH, the surgery was a little more complicated than they thought. She was very sick and the first smile she was able to give me was when I read her cattrampoline's message. She is very swollen and can't move her face yet. This is all very traumatic, but we know it is only temporary. Today is better, as I expect each day will be. And she is working on her next Instructable, a hospital gown for children that keeps your backside covered =)
Posted by cdawisconsin 6 years ago
THANK YOU INSTRUCTABLES! You guys are really amazing! The website, the community, the projects, the people, you are all so awesome! I want to thank everyone at Instructables HQ and everyone who helps make Instructables such an amazing thing. Thank you also so much for shipping the contest prizes to where we stay, It is really appreciated...a lot! This forum is open to everyone and anyone to express their thanks to Instructables.com in the comments section! Just go ahead and say thank you...
Posted by Fathomlis 1 year ago
I'm posting today (my first personal forum post in just over two years of being on this site) to say THANKS! Thank you for following me. Thank you for giving me a chance to share things with you and thanks for helping to get me to one-million views in just over two years. This comes from a regular, hard working mommy, that just likes to create and share what I've made so others can try it themselves and make it their own. This site is amazing and I wear my Instructables shirts with pride to work, around town and while crafting. I love looking at so many of your amazing projects and getting to know more about you through comments and personal stories in your own Instructables, reading the forums and never getting bored with all the amazing stuff that goes on here from regular people like myself. I finally made it to one-million views and it's because of all of you. Thank you internet friends!
Posted by DeandrasCrafts 4 years ago
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Instructables 2012 Halloween Contest! With stacks of amazing entries it helps to narrow the field down a bit - that's why in this post I'm going to specifically address the Halloween Props Contest winners. As components of costumes, or pieces of larger halloween decoration, Halloween Props is a bit of a catch-all category. With 392 entries received in the Props category alone, competition was very tough and extremely close. All of the authors who submitted project to this category should be proud of their work regardless of whether or not they received a prize. The first place category winner was the Animatronic Stargate Helmet by Honus. This project had clear and effective documentation, great integration of servos and more classical mask making techniques, powerful implementation of 3D modeling and pepakura, good attention to detail in its execution, and was an accurate recreation of an actual Stargate helmet into a great real life halloween prop. The second place category winners are comprised of the Gears of War 3 - HyperHyper Realistic Digger Launcher Replica, Blood Spraying Evil Dead Chainsaw Arm, and the Fallout 3 Brotherhood of Steel Helmet. These amazing projects utilized intensive design and digital fabrication workflows, advanced costume design techniques, solid construction skills with long lasting materials, and were beautifully documented with step by step instructions. The third place winners include the TF2 Minigun, Custom Zombie Dentures, How to Make a PIP-Boy (Prototype), Portal Gun, and Warewolf Stilts. All of these were executed at an extremely high and realistic level and were a great mix of careful, professional fabrication skills and down home DIY ingenuity. As we've seen in other years, the bar is raised to a special level when it comes to Halloween and this year was no exception. All of the finalists deserve our praise for a job extremely well done. I'd like to give a special call out to the makers of the Fallout 3 Helmet, Portal Gun, Majoras Mask, Iron Man Helmet, TF2 Minigun (Sasha) and the Borderlands Bandit Thug Helmet who all translated the digital designs for their props, or at least components of their props, into physical form in new and creative ways. To all of those who participated in our Halloween Contest this year - please enter our future contests, be it for Halloween 2013, or any other challenge that we're running. All of the finalists in this category exhibited excellent fabrication skills, as well as an amazing ability to document their work and explain it to others, and therefore comprise what I would call some of the site's most prolific authors. There's always something to win on Instructables and we deeply appreciate your participation. Noah Weinstein Workshop and Outside Editor
Posted by noahw 5 years ago
I’m an I'bler. Like the thousands of others who write and publish Ibles, I have tons of fun doing so, and I can tell you, I wasn't expecting to get this big. I am finally adding more Ibles and other things to my profile, to build a resume, and to develop my semi-technical writing skills. Since I've joined, I've had over 37,100 total views, my goal is to top 40,000 by new years. Instructables, in all its glory has produced some incredible view totals. It’s a stretch, It would take about 500 views per day overall to get there. Please help me get to that 40k total, its as easy as peeking through my I'bles. The Ideanator Instructables member. To get you started: Mounting an LCD screen on the wall in your shop/lab The ever-popular geek bling A DIY magazine holder A large number of photos I took at the Maker Faire here in Detroit, some pretty good photos. A clothing "organizer" of my own design
Posted by The Ideanator 7 years ago
I honestly don't know what to say. I don't know who, but someone was gracious enough to gift me with pro membership. I honestly don't know who, or for why except for this message they gave me, "Since you cared to ask," I just wanted to say Thank You. I honestly appreciate it, and wish I could thank you properly. Thanks.
Posted by Rock Soldier 8 years ago
I would like to take some time and thank all of the veterans that have served in any of the branches of the United States. I cannot begin to thank you guys enough for being so brave to fight for are country. It is a privilege to be writing this thanks right now. All I can say is just Thank You!!
Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago
Authors who have entered contest in the past, present, and future would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Your support has helped make this community a wonderful place to share creative ideas and unique projects. Thank You!
Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago
Someone gave me a free pro membership. Since I do not know who it was and thus cannot thank them personally on their orangeboards/PM's, I have decided to post this topic to publicly thank the person who gave it to me. To whoever gave it to me, you know who you are, thanks a bunch. And the timing couldn't have been better, my birthday is coming up soon lol.
Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago
I just want to tell all you workers at instructables how happy I am today! The package came and I went crazy! Everything was so awesome I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for this experience! Again, thank you and keep being awesome! With many thanks, Mrwonton (•o•) Ps... the little instructables robot pins are SWEET!
Posted by mrwonton 4 months ago
Well, since this is getting closer to thanksgiving, I might as well post my list of what I am thankful for. I am thankful for (on ibles only) - The fact that I am still here - The fact that I am a knexer - The fact that I am good at doing something here - The fact that I have 10 ibles (used to be 11, but I unpublished 1 due to the community hating it) - The fact that I like rap...... What is your thankful list? It does not have to be limited to instructables. Please dont post a list on what you are not thankful for, those will be flagged......
Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago
Just wanted to say a quick thanks to the Instructables team. The final part of my Halloween Contest prize was delivered yesterday evening, and I love it all. The sewing machine will come in very handy, and I will wear the t-shirt with pride. Thanks for running such a great site and sponsoring such a great contest. You guys rock!
Posted by RavingMadStudios 7 years ago
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know I've just hit over 10,000 views. I want thank everyone on Instructables that has subscribed, favourited and made a comment on my Instructables as I wouldn't be here if I wasn't for you lot so thank you very much.
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Posted by royalestel 10 years ago
Hello out there! I just wanted to say thank you all that are posting all the great things you do. And in some cases just for images laying around, they have given me alots of fun. This is how I turned out halloween 2010 and it turned out to be a great halloween for me with alots of fun. So keep it up everybody. Thanks you!
Posted by Suizezem 7 years ago
I wanted to give some positive feedback to everyone here at instructables because I feel they have earned it. When I first signed up I must admit that I was very frustrated because everything was new to me. I kind of felt alone in a vast world of the unknown. I felt bad at times to email staff members or volunteers because lets face it everyone is busy. Thanks for being patient with me. In time I have learned a lot. I have seen some very positive changes in the value of the contest prizes and the quality of the winners entries as well as the instructables staff working hard on the issues here. I personally wish to thank you all for your hard work and say I have noticed it! I also wish to thank everyone who has corresponded with me and answered my questions because you have been so helpful. A special thanks of course to Eric, Scoochmaroo, and Instructables Robot. A special thanks to Nizerbean because she has worked very hard helping me become better and better at editing my entries. I value all of her time and hard work and well, thank you! I know the amount of time it takes to email back and forth and tweak here and there. It takes time away from you doing your own thing but know that I appreciate all you have done! All of you volunteers Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hope you feel appreciated. I also wish to thank the members because they too make up the instructable site. Thank you for awesome instructables that we can learn from, have fun making, and exchange creative ideas! You rock! A special thanks to wilgubeast, Chrysn, and Stumpchunkman. If any members wish to join me in giving this team some positive feedback please tell these wonderful people you value them also. How about an online Thank You Instructables party with cupcakes, pies, bbq, drinks, and diy patches! Thanks for reading this. Sunshiine
Posted by sunshiine 7 years ago
I recently was gifted a prize from instructables workers.... I just want to say that the packaging was great and I really think you guys are amazing at what you do! I am so thankful that this website is a thing and that we get to share our projects and ideas. Have a wonderful day!cheers, mrwonton
Posted by mrwonton 7 months ago
I would like to say a big thank you to all those in this great community that helped me on my way to a runner-up in the apple challenge. I would also like to thank those who helped me reach my goal of 50,000 views, I am soon going to tick over 57,000 and still going strong.
Posted by JM1999 3 years ago
I just have to say to everyone who has contributed to Instructables, as well as the creators of this site, that I think this is the greatest web site since craigslist. Thank you all so much for your tremendous creativity and generosity. I've only known about Instructables for 3 days (since a mention on NPR's Weekend Edition) and have already built 2 instructables. Thank you all again, and again, and many times more. May all of you living in the northern hemisphere enjoy a wonderful harvest festival and may all of you living in the southern hemisphere enjoy a successful planting season.
Posted by ondral 9 years ago
Just having fun.
Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago
Ok Im updating this post, just to say Thanks again as over the last 18 months or so Ive been sent so much stuff from instructables! So thank you for the wolf blanket 8 tee shirts many many stickers, patches and sugru coffee cup sledge hammer solar phone charger raspberry pi maker do kits monsters of rock CD spark plug corn cob holders Monkey light shapeway credit 3D printer Tool box full of specialized bike tool Extraordinary projects for ordinary people book A special thanks to Penolopy Bulnick for telling me "to get your instructable into a competition" and for the 3D printer that, was completely unexpected, its going to get a lot of use.
Posted by liquidhandwash 5 years ago
I know I might be worng but it looks the recent spam attack has either reached the end or that the code moneks closed the doors for them. In any case the posting sections look much cleaner now and it is once again possible to see what was actually posted. So despite not always nice comments in the past I would like to shout out a big "THANK YOU GUYS!" to our code monkeys for closing the doors!
Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago
I'm not sure where else to put this, so Thank You to whoever it was that made the tags visible to us regular members on the Answers page again. They really are helpful in deciphering what some of the questions are about. If I'm mistaken, and the tags are still only visible to I'bles staff and FT members, when do I get my first check? ;-)
Posted by RavingMadStudios 8 years ago
I "thought" it was Kelseymh that pointed me towards this book, but I am not sure. If it was....well, whoever it was, I am enjoying the book and finding my "perspective expanding" with each chapter. Thanks again !
Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago
I have been busy workwise and hadn't visited the site since around a year. Today I went thru this site, the changes,l the new developments...those lovely and numerous classes you offer and painstakingly answer each and every question...boy!!!! you are just awesome and I mean it. I would like to send a huge hug to each and every community administrator and shout out a THANK YOU. Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum sub, I didn't really know where this belongs to best regards sunglowart
Posted by Sunglowart 1 year ago
Wow. One year. Doesn't seem so big, it's gone so fast! I want to thank everyone who has helped and guided me, been my friend, or even just friendly! In this time, I've posted 21 instructables. That's on average one every 17.39 days! Wow. I guess... I'm addicted to Instructables! Eric, thanks for making this great site! Viccie, Dj, DGM, IAC, Dsman, TD, EB, Jollex, BB, KBF, TBM, KSBF, aww hell, all K'NEXers, thanks for being awesome and constructive, and helping me get where I am today! Thanks to every single member of Instructables! And if you don't get why I'm thanking everybody, don't worry, I'll be sticking around for a long time! (Unless premium accounts mess up the site...). Thanks again! -TJ (\_/) (o.o) (> <) And his bunneh ;)
Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago