I wanted to sign up for the 3 month renewable subscription which you advertise.  Get to pay page & hit 2 year subscription.  I do not want a 2 year sunscription!  Signed up by mistake;  given no choice of other option than 2 year though you advertise otherwise. 2 year costs MORE that quarterly renewable.  I do not want two year subscription.  I want quarterly or refund !

Posted by cdog46 6 years ago

Help with antique three way switch

I have a 60's era Stiffel table lamp that has a bad rotary switch. It's a three-way switch with an unusual design. I cannot find a replacement. Is it possible to salvage this switch in some way? Any help is appreciated. Tom

Posted by ttemple2 1 year ago

Three things

If you were to be stuck in the wilderness, and needed to survive, what three things would you want to have? No cars, phones, complete survival kits, etc. those just make it less fun. Only put single, survival type things in your should be able to tell if it's "cheating" or not. If you choose food, don't be outrageous in energy bar, not a case of them from costco. Guns can count, but bullets are separate...maybe ten bullets if you choose to have them as one of your three things.Mine:knifeflintWater bottleAlso, what "Creature Comfort" would you want? This can be something like a book, harmonica, stuffed animal, etc. Pets are allowed, as long as it's not your hunting dog, or your giraffe who gathers coconuts for you.Mine is my dog, Buck. =]Have fun, and be creative!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago

Captcha, Coincidence or Provedence?

Ok, ive been sending some PMs around, quite a few in fact. And i must say ive started to notice a strange resemblance between some of the words? Has anyone else noticed this? is it a message from god? are the instructables team 'brainwashing' us? Here a few examples of my captchas, they currently will only make sense to the few. Add your screen shots of amazing coincedence captchas in the comments!

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago

How to make a Three Axis computer inpite device for 3D modeling?

Does anybody know how to, or have they made an input device for 3D modeling that tracks horizontal movement, vertical, and depth?I'm looking to build something similar to this device. Link:

Posted by jacob5680 8 years ago

3 Bipolar Steppers

 I am selling three stepper motors that I was wrongly shipped by a vendor. For specs, PM Me. 10.00 Each

Posted by 16zzundel5 8 years ago

Why was my 'Ible rejected from the "Three Ingredient" contest?

Why was my "Retractable Helping Hands (My Mini Soldering Helper!)" rejected form the "Three Ingredient" contest? The whole project uses only 3 ingredients: 1. An Old IKEA Lamp 2. Mini C-Clamp 3. Epoxy Putty

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago

3-channel RGB LED Color Organ

Pretty much I want to make a 3-channel color organ and hook it up to a single RGB LED. I'm really not used to analog electronics, but I'm pretty sure this could be achieved with a single quad op amp IC. Seeing as I would much rather trust your guys' expertise over my lack of said knowledge, I thought I'd ask the experts. I did get a schematic in Multisim, but I'm really not sure about the functionality.

Posted by agent 7 years ago

THREE-DEE VIDEO from multiple lcd panels.

This morning I was watching television and thought to myself, "Wouldn't Good Morning America be so much interesting in three dimensions? This got me thinking, and I came to this idea: what would happen if you dissected a bunch of lcd monitors, removed the backlights, and stacked them. Then, you plug all of the screens into a processor that generates an image for each screen, and have a powerful backlight to illuminate these screens. I know that it is quite a stretch, but if one could work around issues such as the amount of heat produced and the cost of production, I think this could work. I think the best bet for input would be using RGB or CKMY on multiple panels, but I am not an expert in optics or any of that. So basically, this is an outline of what would need to happen, as far as I can tell: 1. A group of LCD panels that, when in a cascade formation and are fed sufficient data, produce a three-dimensional image 2. A bright backlight that is capable of illuminating said LCD group 3. A video processor capable of sending multiple signals to the screens that would produce a three dimensional image (as stated in point 1) 4. A cooling system to maintain component functionality 5. A benefactor or deep pockets 6. Lots of spare time If you have any ideas, please add them, I'd love to hear from the Instructables community.

Posted by student.mckinney 8 years ago

Pea - es - thuree

Because the laptop I'm using takes 10-20 minutes to boot and the desktop is not set up with internet yet(and will not be for a long time) and is slow as hell , I use the ps3 for general web browsing. But when ever I try to access instructables, it says 403 and then something about that I don't have administrative permission. I would love it if you wonderful folks would look into that. BTW; the ps3 uses a crap - modified version of Netscape.

Posted by Ausm 9 years ago

(SOLVED) Three-Legged Switch - Help Please!

I recently took apart a transmitter for a set of wireless headphones that gave up on me. I salvaged a few capacitors, 4 infra red LEDs, and a switch.The problem is, I don't know how to use the switch as it has 3 legs. The only switches I know of have 2 legs. It only has 2 positions (on and off).  Could anyone let me know how to use it? Thanks,  H4ZZ

Posted by __DELETED__ 7 years ago

Well, I am sitting in Physics

I'm supposed to be working on my rocket project with my group, but we have a substitute today (hells yeah!) She's new to the school, which is good, because we are playing volleyball with a balloon, watching movies, and listening to music. Among our fun, we played Hangman on the SmartBoard, and popped balloons. Our rocket is about done, we just need to make a power-point as documentation, and we need to launch it, which we will do on friday!Oop! the bell just rang, cya in lunch!ROGER!!

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago

how can I convert a bicycle to a three wheel bike?

Looking for easy way to convert my daughters bike to three wheel trike . any simple ideas would be great.

Posted by 352barbie1964 9 years ago

How Many Pieces?-Contest: Winners Announced!

Hello everyone! Now that I finished Cataclysm, I decided to hold a contest. And, first prize is a 3-month Pro membership! After a week of demolishing and counting, the grand total is 28,538! Here are the winners: WINNERS! 1. fishgish509-28765 2. firebombfury-28000 3. sprout_less-29,500 Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone for entering the contest! :-) Special thanks to Hiyadudez for designing the patches for me. I posted some pictures below of Cataclysm's deconstruction, and the piles and boxes of pieces. The contest is simple: just post a comment below and guess how many Knex pieces are in Cataclysm (pictured below). The 3 people who guess the number closest to the actual number will win! READ THE RULES!!! -Only one guess per person. -If you guess the same number as someone else, the person who guessed it first will count (so don't guess a number that someone else already guessed). PRIZES 1st place- 3-month Pro membership, and a patch 2nd place- Patch 3rd place- Patch All the patches will be different (one saying first place, second place, etc.). I will be providing the patches and Pro membership. The contest ends in a week on Sunday October 10th. Good luck! :-D

Posted by Shadowman39 7 years ago

Can I change the three "More by" links that appear with my instructable?

Is there a way to change the three "More by" links that appear with my instructable? I would like to have them point to my best work. Thank you.

Posted by JRV31 3 years ago

Can I change the three "More by" links that appear with my instructable?

Is there a way to change the three "More by" links that appear with my instructable? I would like to have them point to my best work. Thank you.

Posted by JRV31 3 years ago

Help Building a Three wheel bike

I am trying to turn a 10 speed into a three wheeler for my friend. He has trouble riding a 2 wheeler. Does anyone know how to make one. He would buy one but cost is too high.

Posted by nightninja87 9 years ago

single speed scooter throttle conversion?

I have a scooter controller that requires a three wire throttle. could i just splice two of the three wires together to make it a single speed? the three wires are labled as: voltage ground speed adjusting signal

Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago

Building 24 VDC using three 9 v dc battery

Hi , Any circuit that I can use three 9 vdc battery to get 24 VDc output less than 1.00 amp . The power would be used for demos powering sensor that can accept 12~24 VDC.

Posted by rganap 3 years ago

Contest entry accepted and then rejected

I recently published an instructable and submitted it to three different contests. The ible got featured an acceptted to all three contests almost immediately. Then tonight I uploaded another picture, deleted a sentence and republished it (all through the android app). After that I got again three messages that it was received and later on today came three messages that it was rejected... How can this happen? Different editors, different opinions? Or just a plain mistake? The instructable in question:

Posted by uersel 2 years ago

Dimensioned drawing for three-hole mount on A-frame trailer hitch?

I am trying to find the technical specs for the mounting hole that a powered tongue jack goes through on a A-frame trailer hitch. There's a big hole in the center for the tongue jack post, and three bolt-hole in a triangle around it. But what are the hole diameters and positions? P.S. I've gone through an hour or so of Google searching, and called three different "manufacturers." There are lots of trailer plans on the Web, but they're for-sale.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

Connect three LED strips to AC

I have 3 led strips using 3 AA batteries each. The easy way would be to use dummy batteries and three separate 4.5v adapters. The ideal would be to connect them all together somehow and use only 1 adapter, maybe a 13.5v? Am on the right track here?

Posted by dmalamatenios 4 years ago

Reg interested to make one LED Display, with three colours, Three letters-need guidence

Hi experts, well, i would like to get guidance for making one LED DISPLAY with 3 letters, in three colours(if possible). the word is S I M (colors i need:- S in RED, I with ORANGE and M with BLUE), this is my own logo for myself. so i want to put this LED DISPLAY on my wall in my ROOM. i am sure that, i will get guided by here.also i am believing this too. thanking you in advance yours lovingly shinu

Posted by shinojmahe 9 years ago

Image not appearing in Slideshow

Https:// are supposed to be 4 images in this slideshow. But only three appear. In edit mode there are four. But only three appear in the slideshow after repeatedly saving and publishing. The image here is the one that won't appear. It's from Flickr

Posted by fossilfool 9 years ago

Replacing three 12 v batteries in an electric scooter?

I have an x-treme scooter 360 and the batteries are dead. i have 3 12v replacement batteries, but i do not know how to replace them? does anyone know...

Posted by denniswilliams 11 years ago

Three Peaks?

Hi People,We're due to tackle this event starting on 5 July.Everytime someone looks at our web page, their server location is plotted on our web page world map.It would be great to have hits from right around the World.Thanks everyone.Jon

Posted by jonpum3 10 years ago

How To Unscrew Three-Pronged Screws Without a Three-Pronged Screwdriver?

I have a Gamecube controller I want to take apart, but it has triangle screws. They're like Phillips (four-pronged) but only have 3 prongs instead. I don't have a screwdriver for this, so I need a way to unscrew them.EXAMPLEUPDATE: Not trying to be impolite, but I am NOT looking for a place to buy this kind of screwdriver. I am looking for a way to unscrew them WITHOUT the specific screw driver.

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

keeping warm contest

Been three days and entry to contest has not shown up?

Posted by mrmusty 9 years ago

Three Peaks Challenge

Hi People,We're due to tackle this event starting on 5 July.Everytime someone looks at our web page, their server location is plotted on our web page world map.It would be great to have hits from right around the World.Thanks everyone.Jon

Posted by jonpum3 10 years ago

Why are featured/not featured items inconsistent?

I'm confused about which of my  instructables are really featured.  Two of three show up on my profile, and my rate is 66%.   But on the instructable pages all three show up as featured.  ???? And since I haven't found  where else to say it, yet,   Thanks for the Halloween card! 

Posted by mole1 7 years ago

Three big Problems

Hello everyone, I have three problems at once. They are: 1. I can just look at pics as if I wouldn't have a Account EDIT: I just mean secondary pics can't enlardge 2. I can't rate anymore 3. I can't leave comments anymore, I can just reply other comments I would be so glad if someone could Help me! EDIT: OP-System: newest ubuntu version browser: firefox I already cleard cash and delited cookies and loged out and everything.

Posted by Sorunome 7 years ago

Write Up Deleted

I just spent 4 hours writing up a really kick butt guide using the new editor.  I went to publish.  Published it.   I had something like 15 steps written out, and then I had three.  Just three.  The rest were gone.  No idea why or how. What happened is that I started writing in the "old" editor, but stopped three steps in before switching to the new editor.  Seems as if the system didn't like that. Oh well.  Looks like I wasted four hours of my time.

Posted by BrownDogGadgets 4 years ago

Power source for running three 2000rpm gear motors?

So I have built a rover drone (instructable coming up soon) and the major problem is I don't know what power source I should use. It has three 2k rpm gear motors, an Arduino and a raspberry pi. Would a lipo suffice this? or should I use something else? Image source:

Posted by droiddexter 2 years ago

Instructable not listed.

Hallo I can't see my Instructable in search result. I posted it three days ago. Why? Thank you.

Posted by enprog 5 years ago

bicicle led head lights???

Hello all i am looking to replace old bicycle head lights with led(there are three) and have then wired to three different toggle switches one for each led an a master switch that can turn off the entire circuit and i want to mount it on the bike with the power source  Thanks alot. Zupyo22

Posted by zupyo22 6 years ago

FIXED: Some new I'bles showing up on RECENT without images

See the attached screen capture.  Three of the four most recently published I'bles appear on the RECENT page without thumbnail images.  All three have images associated with their Intro steps. UPDATE 13 Nov 2009:  This was resolved, per Noah.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

wiring and charging 2 3s1p lipo batteries in series?

If i wire three 3s1p lipo battery packs in series, does it become a 6s2p battery and can I charger the 2\three batteries in that form(series). This is for a electronic long board battery. I would be using three zippy compact 5000mah 3s1p 11.1volt batteries.  Im want the total mah to be 5000 and output voltage to be 33.3. therefore the wirng like this would work but im not sure if i can charge it in series with 1 charger or if i have to charge them all seperatly if wired in series.  Thanks!

Posted by bluebox17 12 months ago

BOLO: nidiron (SPAMmer)

Https:// Three SPAMs as of this post and he even created a Group called midiron.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

Pro Membership expired but still shows up

For some reason my three monthe pro membership which was supposed to end on July 19th is still in my current memberships section and I feel guilty about letting this happen!  I have plenty of other memberships but this three monthe has lasted more than 4 months!  Please help me!

Posted by DoctorDv 5 years ago


I have a small bluetooth speaker amp there is three wires going to 2 speakers and i can not get them to work looking foe help 

Posted by glemoie 2 years ago

Pie Contest

Hello My entry to the pie contest has been listed three times. I think it should only be listed once. Thank You

Posted by Montrose 7 years ago

The amazing printrbot!

Hurry there are only three days left to get a printrbot on kickstarter!  If you don't know what that is, try here:, or kickstarter!

Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago

What to do with caster wheels?

I have three caster wheels, 4cm in diameter, and don't know what to do with them.

Posted by Roger-X 8 years ago

Switches controlled by a PC

Hi everybody, I'm building a carputer and I have some LED's that will eventually pulse with music. My plan is to have a three way switch, however as I found a tutorial on how to make LED's pulse with music using an Arduino, is it possible I can make the arduino become a three way switch aswell? so I can have the led's on - Pulse with music - or off. Thanks in advance Guys Kyle

Posted by karlosantana 8 years ago

Damn you service pack three!

Well I finally gave in to the little pop-up box in the corner of the screen and installed Xp service pack three and it messed me about something shocking... A list of issues: - The quazi-vista theme I was running wet itself completely, now replaced with Zune theme - Firefox three got very upset and now has a mint theme because it had a bog standard theme that looked similar - The startup screen (login bit) and the login screen for password protection on knocking off screensaver is going mad, both do work but have some bizarre half breed theme on the go - The computer ticked and banged for ages - Multiple other weird ones - Oh startup programs decided to appear, suddenly I was inundated by FF, messenger, skype, media player and photoshop all opening on startup rather than just wireless G-utility... The odd three are on my taskbar list, some connection... Skype, I have no clue. Before the restart everything worked really oddly, I caught on that it was time because it refused me the ability to install programs and generally messed around. On the upside I hit a couple of sites and the combination of a less heavyweight theme and a ram optimiser majigger have got the computer running faster, now I'm just clawing back all my old settings. Slowly.

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago

Exploring Insrtuctables

I like to, occasionally, explore thr instructables numerically.  How do I start this progression from well into the list, say at number three hundred?            Hubiewan

Posted by Hubiewan 8 years ago

What would you do with a big laser?

I may soon come into the possession of three 250 watt laser heads (class 4/IIIb). I have a few ideas for projects and the like (yes, some involve fire), but I want to throw the net out. If it doesn't require multiple engineering degrees, I'm all ears. What would you do with even one big laser? What about three of 'em? Let me know!

Posted by greensmachines 10 years ago

The three buttons on the front of the instructables robot, what do they do?

You'll have to forgive me if this has already been addressed elsewhere. I was wearing the very snazzy Instructables robot tee-shirt of which i am now the proud owner and my wife posed the query over sushi the other day, I didn't know what to tell her, lol. Does anyone happen to know? Thanks!

Posted by 4WantofaNail 2 years ago

Questions about MAOI interactions.

My friend and I have been working on a project, and this project has required a lot of research. I've been able to figure out most of what I need to know and now there is only one major issue left. That has to do with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. I've done some research and found a few helpful websites here and here. At the first website I found that "If you stop taking an MAOI, you should not start taking another antidepressant for two or three weeks." So, does that mean MAO inhibitors stay in your system for two to three weeks? Also, does that mean that all of the "Foods to Avoid" from the second website should be avoided for the full duration of the two to three weeks?Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago

When will winners be announced?

Three days have passed since end of judging, when will the winners be announced. I suspect that the judging is not finished if they take so much to ANNOUNCE the winners.

Posted by drresearch 8 years ago