When to Paint

When and how is the best way to graffiti non- legal areas without the law catching you?

Posted by Mad Anthony Wayne III 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


When using?

When using #6 plastic for shrinky dinking, can you use markers other than sharpies (like highlighters)to color the plastic?

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


When Was It Posted??

Is it just me, or did the instructable "Posted On" date get taken off of the pages? Why? Just curious, Jeff

Posted by AptPupil 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Break circuit when connection made? Answered

Hi,I want a circuit which deactivates(breaks)when a connection is made in the circuit.I'll tell u in details-I am going to make an automated water pump(to a tank)system,which can recognise when the tank is full and stop the motor from pumping water.For your information this is just a model version for school exhibition and what I have in mind is,When the water in the tank reaches a particular height,the water completes a circuit between two open wires(I may add some salt to the water to make it conducting).As soon as this happens the pump which is pumping water to this tank should stop working.How can I accomplish it? 

Asked by Adarsh_tronix 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


When does my contest entry show on the contest page? Answered

I entered a contest but it is not showing up on the list.

Asked by RG744 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


when does it end?

When does the contest end?

Posted by Knex_Gun_Builder 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


when will results be shown?

Does anybody know when the prizes will be drawn?

Posted by Jake Morton 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'll enter when.....

I'll enter when my led's get here... I have a good one though!

Posted by codongolev 10 years ago


when is pi day? Answered

Asked by amybster 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


When's the next round?

Was just wondering when the next round of burning questions is coming, they alway give us something interesting to do...

Posted by killerjackalope 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


When will the winners be announced?

They said on the 15, thats today, and is hasnt been updated yet : /

Posted by iMac 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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  |  last reply 8 years ago


When To Start With Arduino?

When To Start With Arduino? Do you think that a 13 year old can start learning arduino? If yes, Where is it possible to learn the "code stuff" for ardiuno Are there any easier arduinos to start with?

Asked by Yonatan24 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


when porting a speaker Answered

  could i use diffrent sized ports in the same box would there be an advantage to tuning freq " 6x1 3x2"

Asked by andybuda 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


When Browsing Instructables...

Every so often, when I browse the Ibles Website, I get prompted in a message box to download some antivirus Software. It is obviously not antivitus software, a virus in disguise, so I get out of the message screen as fast as possible. Is this an actual virus on Instructables?

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


When was the BristleBot invented? Answered

Was the BristleBot invented by Doug Stillinger, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, Ben Jaques' friend, all of them, or someone else entirely?

Asked by NobodyInParticular 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


When Zombies Attack!

From the University of Ottowa:A mathematical modeling of an outbreak of Zombie infectionWith citations, graphs and MATLAB code.As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are in a great deal of trouble.

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


When it rains, it pours......

Early this morning, during another bout with pneumonia, my Mother in law (my wife's Mom) passed away. I am at a loss for both words and feelings at the moment, please forgive me if I seem "absent of mind" in the next few days before my own hospital stay.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


When will the World End?

Will The World End.... I Hear People Say That The World Will End In 2012.....To What I Have Heard They Say That An Astroid Or Something Very Big Will Come Down And Smash The Earth In 2012.. Do U Think That Is True Or Not..Please Relpy, Notify, And Leave A Message About AnyThing Else You Hear Of.....

Asked by 2C00L4U 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


When is spam not spam?

This morning when I opened Instructables to the Workshop page I found that out of the 30 'ibles displayed in "Recent" no less than FIFTEEN of them were from Popular Mechanics; now popular mechanics is a really good magazine in fact I used to buy it regularly but no matter how good it may be it isn't a person it's a business & everyone of the "'ibles" contains links to it's web site. While all the articles which have been taken from the pages of the magazine & published as 'ibles are well written & informative they are also a blatant advert for both the site & the magazine & as such in my eyes at least are spam, I know that there have been a few 'ibles published by Pop Mech in the past but I really feel that fifteen or more all at once is extracting the urine just a bit when it comes to copping for a bit of free advertising. Any constructive comments folks?

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


When the worlds ends...

I just learned that China's six biggest ports now ship 25 times more goods than the entire planet shipped just a generation ago. A few logical steps later, I found myself wondering; How long could [insert country of choice] last if all international transport (including materials transported via pipes) were suddenly shut off? How far back down the scale of civilisation would your nation slide before it stabilised? Which countries would fare worst? Best? Discuss.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


When is an Instructable not an Instructable?

I have recently noticed that many of the published works are not in fact Instructables. They are simply displays of someones work/ideas,etc. They do not contain any instructions ie. how to make this. How does this fit into the Instructables ethos? I love seeing these pieces and have no problem with them being on show but, how are they classed as instructables and do they "count' in competitions and any counting for awards? I would like to display some of my work, see "what do you like to draw?",  but it has never occured to me to simply show them as an "Instructable". This may be covered somewhere but I havn't noticed it.

Posted by craftyv 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


when I turn it on or try to press

Thereafter, when I turn it on or try to press the ClockworkMod Recovery bootkey combination (Vol Down, then power, wait, then release power when logos come one) it says on the permenant startup screen (schreenshot below).

Posted by fhfqhdmv 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Does the Bay area Maker Faire happen every year? Answered

I didn't get to go to the 2010 one, and when I saw pictures of it, I was completely disappointed that I couldn't make it. Is there one every year, or is the 2011 one only in the UK?

Asked by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

So then, what do you do when you are bored? Or to just past the time? Hobbies? On Instructables of course, but what else do you guys do in your day?

Posted by Baron A 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


pro membership?

when does the pro membership from the contests kick in once there over

Asked by hightekrednek2396 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How old is Instructables? Answered

I want to know when ible's was created, and maybe who was the first member and the first Instructable?

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


When does the newsletter come? Answered

I signed up for instructables' newsletter, but I have never got it. I put my email in the first of this year, and I still don't have it. How long does it take to send?

Asked by random_builder 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


When can we have a new Know How?

That'd be actually Really kool, dont you think? BTW, Pop Quiz, is this Windows or Ubuntu? (easy one)

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


chemicals that expand when mixed

Can you guys give me a list of some chemicals that expand when mixed? the reaction's can't be combustion reactions though. that's the only limiting factor.

Posted by mexx.admin 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


when did instructables start? Answered

When did instructables start?

Asked by the_mooney 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


When is the next epilog challenge?

The title says it all, when is the epilog challenge??

Asked by Jared_Reabow 9 months ago


Blank screen when not signed in

When I tried to access this 'ible from my email, all I could see was a balnk white screen. Same result when I went to the user's page. and when I click on HELP. I was able to see the T rex 'ible w/o signing in and everything after I signed in.  Design and Build your own Pinhole Camera by mattthegamer463

Posted by ArtisanEclectic 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


java problem when logged in

Hello, i am getting this error when i am logged in (however it does occur sometimes when i'm not logged in): ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 Java is up to date. waiting for your answer, Algirdas

Posted by beholder 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


"updating" when trying to edit

Hi, When I try to edit my instructable the page loads but the screen stays grey and it says 'updating'. If left it continues to stay this way. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks! Hi, I have worked it out! For anyone wondering: I was using Firefox and it worked when I tried it on Internet Explorer. Thanks for all your help!

Posted by hlkhfoef 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


When making a shake flashlight...? Answered

Do I need to hook up a diode in series with the LED?  When a magnet passes through a coil is produces AC.  AC won't light the LED will it?  That's what I need a diode, right?  Thank you!! Patti

Asked by mckywer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


So when are the winner announced?

I just dont understand how it works. Is there a set date and time or no? Im not being impatient, im just wondering.

Posted by iMac 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


paracord shrinkage when wet

I am making paracord bracelets and came across a article saying to shrink the cord first before making by putting in water and let it dry prior to making because if not it if gets wet after being made it will shrink. can anyone please tell me if they have done this or their theory.   thanks steve

Asked by steve1583 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Don't you hate it when.....

...you make something and forget to document it because you're so engrossed. I made a night light for my daughter. It is inside a coffee jar usually but for getting a good picture of the tree I took it out. It has a tilt switch for on and off. Upside down is off. It's also got.... A lithium battery Wireless charging Magnet wire construction I'm posting this because I don't know if I'll make another.

Posted by xn1ch1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


License changes when updating

Please make the license stick to what it was set at last. Whenever I update an instructable to include a new tag or cover image, it changes back to the default. It took me a while to even notice this was happening and many of my instructables were under a different license than I prefer for a period of time. The license can be changed, but if someone used the content while it was under a different license, I can't do anything about it. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago


Pages redirected when opened!

As of recently, whenever I click on anything in instructables.com (a link to a guide, view all steps, links within the page, ect), the page will show up and then near immediately redirect to either the homepage or the Submit page! I'm not sure why it's doing it... I recorded a screencast since screenshots wouldn't help :) Thank you! (I can always upload this to youtube if it's preferred) The below is an example: I only refreshed the webpage once http://screenr.com/CoO8

Posted by magicakes 6 years ago


When will PM formatting be fixed?

Private messages, whether written by hand or generated by Robot, get completely stripped of their line breaks.  A message which is sent out reading, Instructables member XXX just sent you a patch! You can read the message, below, and then click through to your Profile to see the patch itself. --------------------------------------- You're a YYYY... ... so does the patch make you cringe? (If the animation works...) --------------------------------------- etc. What gets received and displayed in my I'bles mailbox is Instructables member XXX just sent you a patch! You can read the message, below, and then click through to your Profile to see the patch itself. --------------------------------------- You're a YYYY... ... so does the patch make you cringe? (If the animation works...) --------------------------------------- etc. Notice the lack of any line breaks. I know this is an active irritation, especially for Staff (who must deal with more PMs than any individual I'bles member).  I'm curious as to whether the underlying cause is even known, and whether there's any estimate on when a fix might be rolled out.

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


Instructable steps being erased when I try to view them

I have been working on a QBasic instructable for some time now, and when ever I try to load a step, it takes it for ever to load, and in the process, it seems to end up saving the step during the loading when the old step is still displayed, pretty much erasing the step( I already lost a few steps. which is very annoying since a instructable like this one does not have a clear cut path that the step follow). The weird part is that it seems to work just fine when I open it on my old desktop running Windows XP, but when I open it on my laptop with Windows Vista, it gets buggy.(I'm using firefox, for the record) any suggestions?

Posted by dsman195276 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How Come It Says "Exception!" Everytime I Play Halo: CE?

My computer says "Exception!" when I was playing Halo: CE and it keeps doing that. Can you please help me. I love to play it and it's annoying me when it does that. I've done graphic changes, virus scans, and patches. What else can I do?

Asked by lil larry 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Auto Scroll = Pointless

One thing Ive noticed is that when you click on someones comment ( after going to the you page) It brings you to the instructable they commented on, right down to exactly where the comment is, but then as soon as the pictures load, it sends you halfway up the page. This COMPLETELY takes away the whole point of showing you where they commented. I suggest making it so they let the pictures load, THEN scroll you down. It would work a LOT better.

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can someone help me figure out what kind of technology is used for this shirt?

I was on youtube and ran across a video with Diane Eng (I love her fashion technoloy work!) doing an interview and in that interview she was wearing a shirt that the LEDs would light up when anyone spoke. I've never heard of any kind of technology like that and wondered if anyone on here had. If so can you please explain to me what it is and how it works. Thanks! Here's the video I was talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6PfWLc7YhI

Posted by AngelInTheNight 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Anybody ever been to a fashion show? I need some tips...?

A group I'm in has set goals for this year, and one of them is to host a fashion show.  We know where to host it, how to get a store to lend us clothes, how to set up the room, music etc., but we are puzzled as to what happens in a fashion show- what happens first, last etc.  Any brochures from the store?  Does an employee have to come out and comment?  If you've ever been to one, please describe it as best as possible.

Asked by grooooovy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


?Sky watchers calendar"

Hello everyone... A whhile back I stumbled upon a website that would allow you to enter in your location information and do a search based on "celestial events" "IST fly-over times" satellite locations, meteor shower events, eclipses etc... I recently bought a DSLR camera and a telescope with camera mount. My Son is very much into astronomy and I would love to encourage this for him... The telescope is nothing special, it is my, as well as his first telescope. I would like to capture photos of this up and coming eclipse in April, as well as some star systems and meteor shower events with some long exposure. :) anyway... Does anyone here know where I can find this type of calendar.. I have spent much of the morning Googling, but I am coming up short in finding this... Thanks in advance Matthew

Posted by SlickSqueegie 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


When was duct tape invented?

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Asked by Master Durham 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What was the first ever Instructable?? Answered

What was the first: Instructable? Collection? Forum topic? Question? Group? Comment? User profile? Contest? Challenge? When was the first: Instructables T-Shirt made? Limited edition gear used as a prize? (e.g. Victorinox knife with Instructables engraved on it) Comment made? Time this idea was brought up and how long did it take before the site was a reality?

Asked by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago