If you want your orangeboard to work....

You must reject all of your patches. That is right. If you get a single patch, your orangeboard will stop working. Thanks to ~~Killer~safecracker~~ knexsniper1 for this tip. Ps- my orangeboard works now. Feel free to spam the hell out of it.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago


Current Artwork

I am doing this for a friend's wedding. The medium is acrylic paints. The photo is fuzzy and doesn't do it justice. You can't see the skin tone changes and highlights, :( This is my first time painting something like this, it's all mainly guess work (The hair, the skin, etc.) Work in progress. What are you working on?

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


The Case for Working With Your Hands

There's an interesting article at nytimes.com called The Case for Working With Your Hands that covers the appeal of getting down and dirty and fixing things with your hands. Instead of getting lost in cubicle land, the author encourages people to get away from alternate universe corporate realities and dive into a world where you can easily see the results of your actions.The trades suffer from low prestige, and I believe this is based on a simple mistake. Because the work is dirty, many people assume it is also stupid. This is not my experience. I have a small business as a motorcycle mechanic in Richmond, Va., which I started in 2002. I work on Japanese and European motorcycles, mostly older bikes with some "vintage" cachet that makes people willing to spend money on them. I have found the satisfactions of the work to be very much bound up with the intellectual challenges it presents. And yet my decision to go into this line of work is a choice that seems to perplex many people. The Case for Working With Your Hands

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Time money and creating

I am new to intractable.  I am inspired by the community.  I found it because I had made a creation and I wanted an outlet the share it.  For me creating is one of the most satisfying experiences.  Most other things only get in the way.  I always wish I had unlimited resources and enough free time to create to my heart’s desire.  Today I had a realization that made me feel much better about all of life’s other obligations.  It is the problems in daily life that inspire me to create.  My most recent creation that I shared was a tool box I made for work.  Only because I have work bogging me down did I need this creation.  I am now very happy with the box.  I wish I had more time and money to create but if I did I am afraid I may not have the desire to create.

Posted by HartKyle83 5 years ago


instructables doesnt work for me at all

I go to www.instructables.com ok it looks normal and dandy then i log in as BIGHAIRYDUDE then it looks like what it does below in the image what the heck is wrong and i have tried it in multiple browsers and it doesn't work

Posted by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago


when you want to know how it works

Here is a site that explains how most things work http://www.howstuffworks.com/ two good medical sites are   http://www.webmd.com       http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/ Trust me I'm a doctor, see my picture:

Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago


incomplete work

My science teacher was telling us one day about how he came to hate incomplete work. he had surgery on his appendix one day (for unknown reasons) and when he woke up his appendix was finished but the doctor didnt close him up. he called the doctor in but he said "oh i just forgot." he fired that quack and got a new doctor to close him up. tell me what you think of this story and also think of incomplete work...

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 10 years ago


Computer

I have 2 hdmi ports, just one of them that works. I can not find the other I've searched online but did not find out what's wrong.

Posted by Hamran 10 months ago


Diode Calculator will not work

I've been working on a diode only (well, plus switches for input [numbers, yet there's only one pad! not one for each digit], resistors for various things, and LEDs for the display) calculator that could add two two digit numbers (xx+xx=xxx) for a while, putting countless hours into it.I have deemed it impossible.There's so many problems with a mass diode resistor network that is just won't work. As some and gates conduct then some other gate (like it's suppose to) conducts, and eventually causes a voltage divder (with the pull up/ pull down resistors) and the output gets wacky and there's no wway of amplifying the signal.The diode adder is dead

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Every now and then, work is really fun...

So today I rode in the "Spirit of Goodyear", the Goodyear blimp based in Akron, OH. Pretty cool (amazing experience, really.) As a freelance photographer, I was contracted by a client who arranged the flight for aerial photographs (a videographer was also present.)Life is good.A bit ironic in that my dad was a Chem Engineer for Goodyear for 30+ years, and never was lucky enough to get a ride, but now my wife and I both have had the good fortune--she with an education association, me for work...

Posted by gmoon 9 years ago


Australian Workplace Agreements

Just a question..... In Australia we have a few new changes in laws regarding work hours.... One of which is that an employer can MAKE you work up to 48 hrs in the week... This would be fine if you were paid for them but.... with these changes employers only have to pay you for 38 of those hrs and can give you "time in lou" > Time off for the other 10.... So basically I am forced to work extra hrs so I can have that same time off at their discretion....?? Does this seem a bit weird to the rest of the world or are you seeing similar changes too?

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Diddy Did It

Mark Your Calendar because Instructables and the Electro-Graf will be making a brief cameo on the VH1 hit show I Want to Work for Diddy. The show is scheduled to air on September 15th at 10:00 pm EST on VH1. It is sure to leave you shocked and awed.

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


Who is home schooled?

Well? I am home schooled.

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


epoxy gone wrong! can i start over?

I was working on a belt buckle with colored epoxy, but i screwed up mixing in the hardener. so it's still wet in some places and then it hardened real ugly in others. is there anything i can do about it or should i start over?

Posted by yokotei 10 years ago


Now I've gone and done it.

Gave notice at work today, strangely the boss was super enthusiastic about my leaving, oh well. So last day is officially the 26th, but I'll take a personal day and make the 22nd my last day. It feels really really strange. I'll be a full time student now, praise be to student loans. Spring 2008 Chem for eng solid mech dynamcs thermo.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


Why Cant i upload pictures?

Whenever i try to upload pics (JPG) none of them will upload. All it says is http error.

Posted by TheAwesomestDude 6 years ago


CANT PUBLISH

I can not publish my instructable! it sais it is published but it does not come up if you search it and i can not add it toi any groups! please help!!!

Posted by uniFREAK134 9 years ago


LED workgloves, any interest?

Ever needed both hands in a dark place? Wanted all the light in the world at your fingertips? Fingeritivley speaking that is. Haven't seen these before, but i'm sure they exist. Seems simple and works better than what I had expected. The principle should explain itself, but if anyone would like "steps" then I can put an "Ible" together. Led workglove; Self contained battery pack with rechargable "flat" 3.6v Lithi-ion. Now just to get a Dremel and blowtorch in there. So did I do good, or have you seen better? Feel free to comment.

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


On Hiatus...

HI all! I find myself in a very serious time crunch at the moment. I have several high priority projects at work that I absolutely need to finish up, plus I may not even have a job a month from now (which would be a Very Bad Thing, since I'm here on a work visa...)All in all - I can't really afford this horribly enjoyable time sink which is Instructables. I'll be going "Cold Turkey" for a while, and see if can straighten out the mess I'm in right now. Nose to the grindstone and all that.So - don't worry, I'll be back - but it might take a while...Behave yourselves!PatrikPS: If you ever find yourself wanting some help to resist temptation, I have found these tricks from LifeHacker useful in the past:Geek to Live: Ban time-wasting web sitesIf you're curious, I'll be using Method #2 - redirecting to 127.0.0.1 . Naturally, I cannot recommend you do this with instructables.com, but maybe it'll come in handy for you in blocking some other websites. ;-)Deliver us from temptation, oh IP redirection...

Posted by Patrik 10 years ago


Why wont my instructable show up?

My latest instructable wont show up in the searches and in recent tab. I wonder what is causing the problem... Here is the link to the project in question This is the first time i had problems with publishing an instructable...  Thank you for your answer! -mkarvonen

Posted by mkarvonen 4 years ago


Avoiding Unnecessary Conflict in the Workplace

I was sent this advice by a professional body that aims to provide "work life support" - basically trying to cut the amount of stress suffered by UK teachers (in any one year, around a third of serving teachers will have time off sick with work-related stress).  It's good advice for people in a lot of jobs (such as the infamous cubicles of American office life), so I thought I'd share it: Most of us spend the majority of our time at work, so when we experience conflict in the workplace it can have a huge impact on our lives. Disagreements are commonplace in a working environment, and can be helpful in challenging preconceptions and developing ideas, but this can descend into conflict when agreement cannot be reached, and neither party is prepared to compromise. This can be particularly difficult if one party feels victimised, ignored, belittled or intimidated. Often conflict is the result of miscommunication, and the best communication occurs when all parties are listening well. If we feel heard, we are more likely to want to listen in return, and to reach a better understanding of where the other person is coming from. Active listening will help you to hear and understand exactly what the other person is saying, and will encourage them to share more information. To be a good active listener:   •              Stop talking! You might be tempted to interrupt, but try to wait until the other person has finished saying what they want to say. •              Make sure you are giving good non-verbal signs that you are listening. These include maintaining eye-contact, having a good open posture (not crossing your legs or arms), looking interested and nodding. •              Use silence. If you pause for a few seconds before speaking, you may find that the other person has something more to say. •              Try to catch yourself if you're losing concentration. You might be drifting off, thinking about what you're going to say next, feeling sleepy, planning your dinner... •              Check your understanding frequently. You can do this by asking clarifying questions, repeating back in your own words what has just been said, or summarising what they've said so far. Get the other persons agreement that you've understood them correctly - if you haven't, then ask them to repeat what they've said and try again. •              Use open questions (what, where, who, why, when) if you want to get more information and encourage the other person to speak freely. Use closed questions (those resulting in a yes/no answer) to get specific information or to clarify your understanding. •              Be on the look-out for non-verbal signals - do they look tense? Are they speaking more quietly than usual?   ...we now return you to your usual programming...

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


My links posted in answers don't go anywhere.

My links posted in this question/answer don't go to where the link should.  I'm sure I posted it correctly.  I'm using Firefox and I may just be my computer but I don't have any other way to check it on other computers right now. Link. This should go to the question in question. Or. https://www.instructables.com/answers/Wireless-senderreciever-build/?comments=all#CC5P0ZOGI0TFYQA

Posted by Re-design 7 years ago


Big letters don't work

Try it and see! Putting "="s in front of your text to make big words no longer works. Subscript still works though.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Going Green- At work

Does your work place recycle your waste?If not here is a brief Instructable with perhaps a few points you could utilise at work.Just in case your interested, feel free to add your points.ThanksGoing green- At work

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Some of the hyperlink in the last couple of newsletter is not working.

Some of the hyperlink in the last couple of newsletter is not working. From Editors Picks down to Contests

Posted by kbr 2 years ago


What is considered "Original work"?

So since I'm entering mostly cooking challenges, I've been wondering, what is considered "Original work" as stated in the rules for a contest? If I use a recipe that is not mine but I make an instructable on it, does it count as original? If not, how much tweeking does a recipe need before I can consider it my own? One ingredient added? Two? Help much appreciated :)

Posted by Sporkette 6 years ago


Whats your Instructables work space?

About a year or so ago, when I started to get a little more serious about builing things as a hobby I took my wooden storage shed in my back yard and converted it to a workshop. I wired it up for power and light, I added some insulation and a small ceramic heater (I live right on lake erie, the winters are windy and cold) and a fan for the summer time. I'm always making improvements to my small but useful space when I'm inbetween projects. I was just posting to see what other people use as an instructables space. what kind of gear do you have in there? pictures are great too...... love to see what they look like. I'll post some of mine when I get home from work today.

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


Jobs. How do you make your money?

Eventually everybody (old money, and politicians excluded) has to get a job. Bills have to be paid. Mouths have to be fed. A few lucky folks work for extra spending money. So iblers, what have you done to earn a buck/pound/yen/kina/baht/rupel/rupee/peso? Go all the way back to childhood. Don't leave the crummy jobs out!

Posted by skunkbait 10 years ago


And I was having the most fantastic day......

Really I was, I got into work, and had no real tasks to accomplish since my mentor was home sick and his boss was sick. Except she was so sick she asked me to do her job. So I got to spend 9 hours escorting 4 PE's all over to different locations. Climbing on roofs, crawling through mechanical rooms. digging things up, getting wet and dirty, all while trying to maintain a professional appearance.  I loved it!  I can't even express how much I love going to work, being an engineer is awesome. But then I got home to discover a microburst had hit our neighborhood. And was filled with anticipatory dread as I noticed the 65 foot oak in front of my house was no longer visible over the neighbors roof line. Well, the pictures below speak for themselves, there was only one way this thing could fall and NOT hit something, and it fell just that way. And if I hadn't been home late from work, my much loved truck would have been right under the trunk.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 7 years ago


Modding table?

I want to make a work table not for stuff like carpentry and hammering I need a table for modding nerf guns or making small things like my instructable (link at bottom) This table needs to some way to organizing tools and about 30 or so small materials If anyone knows if there's a good guide to making one or has any tips please reply Link to my guide https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bolt-action-BB-launcher-out-of-a-m/

Posted by ishmal1103 7 years ago


Should I work at Squid Labs/Instructables - A questionnaire

I just discovered this gem of a mock questionnaire kinawera wrote a few months ago that is a primer for prospective Squid Labbers. While it's full of inside jokes, I still think you'll find it humorous. Employment questionnaire:SHOULD I WORK AT SQUID LABS?Has something you learned on MythBusters saved your life? How many times?A) OnceB) TwiceC) More than twiceThe difficulty with string theory is:A) it's too short at one endB) the wrong gauge of stringC) not enough of it is made into bridlesOn a one-to-ten index of snuggling, where would you position yourself?How would you characterise your approach to body odour?A) TolerantB) Very tolerantC) (There is no third option on this one)Are at least three major components of your car entirely constructed out of kitchen implements and/or braise?Have you ever used an air compressor for personal hygiene?Can you perform rudimentary kiteboarding maneovres, including permanently alienating beachgoers, preferably through incidents requiring ongoing hospital treatment?Do you have a communal attitude to futons and 40 foot school buses?Define: Mank, munted. Use both in a sentence.Do you like squid?Is a sense of shame a strong, medium or weak motivator in your daily life?You are given a pair of Crocs. What colour are they?Have you ever mapped out a sexual position on Solidworks and/or Matlab?Define the term: bicycle

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Where can I begin metalworking?

Hi, I recently saw some awesome instructables but they all require some knowledge of metalworking. I was hoping if someone could help point me in the right direction to begin metalworking like if you know any good beginner books or articles could you tell me. Thanks for any help. P.S: I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this, sorry if I posted it in the wrong place.

Posted by remeth 7 years ago


Need Tips on Finding an Internship

So, as much as I've enjoyed being a full time student for the last year, the time comes when a man discovers he needs money, that time is when his wife says "Get a Job"! So I'm starting to look for an Mech Eng internship and the internship office at UCF is proving less fruitful than I had anticipated. Of 18 engineering internships listed (and that list has only grown by two in the last 45 days), only 5 are "local" and of that 5, I meet the qualifications of 3. Those 3 being USA/NASA 68 miles away Lockheed 43 miles away and Disney 47 miles away Not that I'm asking for the world to meet my convenience, but the idea of working an internship 12-20 hours a week while commuting 9-12 hours a week, plus carrying a full time class load, thrills me not. So the question becomes, quite simply. How Do I Find An Internship? Post my resume to Monster? Spam my resume to every engineering firm in a 30 mile radius? Help, any reasonable suggestions would be much appreciated. I added that pic because I need your bright ideas.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Group Management Tools Won't Work

I can't delete any instructables from my groups, when I try to, I get an error message. This has been going on for about a year and I really wish that someone would fix it.

Posted by Oblivitus 9 years ago


pro membership suddenly dose not work y? help

 hello yesterday i become pro membership and all feature were worked until today > today when i open the website i found my account with out any feature why? I dont know "Congratulations, scout005, your Pro membership on Instructables is now active. Thanks for supporting Instructables and becoming part of the Pro community!" plyz help me

Posted by scout005 8 years ago


Work around?

Ok, i have an HP pavilion n5290, circa 2000? idk but anyway, it doesn't have a hardrive or the special 90 degree connector, i was thinking, is there a way that i can make the connector? it doesn't look so hard to build, and i don't really want to pay some guy in china to ship me his used one any suggestions??

Posted by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago


corrupted pdf

Howdy! (again) If this is a dupe, my apologies, I started this then closed it by accident looking for the ver of Firefox I use (37.0.2).  The problem was when I downloaded the pdf of the 'ible "How-To-Make-Pierce-Work-Jewelry", it would not open, Adobe declaring that it was corrupted.  I tried opening the pdf link in a separate window, and that didn't work either.   Trying different things, it finally worked when I downloaded it without the comments.  Not sure if it's a bug, or something illbegotten in the comments.  Anyway, thought you should know! Thanks for a Great Site! TS

Posted by dadokon6 3 years ago


"Most Popular" ... ?

I was curious how the "Most Popular" section on the front page works, it's great and shows some wonderful Instructables, but I'm curious as to how an Instructable with just 67 views gets #1 on the list. Is it views / time? Comments / time? Thanks!

Posted by Kryptonite 7 years ago


Public Workshop who would be interested?

Interested in starting a public workshop. A place for people to buy time or perhaps a membership, to work on personal projects using shared tools that may be to big of an investment for private use.  Garages to work on vehicles to for people who live in apartments or just don't have a proper place to keep a disabled car.  A place to store materials.  Needing tools for a one off project that wouldn't be wise private investment.  So on and so on.  Anyone dig the idea?

Posted by laoich 8 years ago


Guitar Builders

Any Guitar Builders? Upload your guitars.

Posted by Sparrow40k 8 years ago


Terrible People

I recently was transferred by my job to another store.  I was quite excited, and looked forward to making a new start. But, only after five work days, I hear people are already talking behind my back, something I had been very careful to avoid. One person, who shares the same position as I, asked me to do something, but then after I left work, got me in trouble with my boss for the very thing she told me to do. Another thing is that I chose to tell two people at work about getting a new apartment (as to not be called in when I moved), but accidentally let slip something about my personal life.  A person who I trust told me that seven people had already come up to her to "dish the gossip" (her words, not mine), about my life.   What the bloody he** is going on here? I had started this new job with the idea that "work people are work people, and they will stay at a distance", and to be friendly, but not try to be friends with everyone.  Treat co-workers with respect, but leave it at that. I had not strayed one bit from this plan.  I did my job according correctly, and was very polite and friendly.  What could have went wrong?

Posted by Flintlock 6 years ago


What can I do with and old laptop which the bga doesnt work?

Sup. Well, if you read the title you have an idea about my "problem". So, my laptop doesnt work anymore and I don't want to fix it because it is to expensive for only work a few times before fn it up again. Could you guys help me find something to do with my old laptop? I wanted to do something with gaming or music. Can I use for playing games without the bga, like using the hardware on something else? There is 4 GB of ram (ddr3) 1 TB of HD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650  Blu-ray reader Please give me some ideas :)

Posted by viniawey 2 years ago


Is working with your hands better than just with your head?

I saw this on the BBC, and was so impressed I've reproduced the whole thing here: By Tom de Castella Journalist If the new year and inevitable return to work leaves you yearning for change, is working with your hands the answer? The time for reflection is nigh - a new year, a new you. But is that workstation you've slotted back into looking depressingly familiar? As millions of workers drag themselves back into the office to contemplate another 12 months of drudgery, many will be wondering if they are in the right job. Writer and mechanic Matthew Crawford thinks a lot of us would be better off trading in our mouse for a screwdriver. His recent book, The Case for Working With Your Hands, has been a huge hit in his native United States, praised by critics and politicians alike. Mr Crawford, who used to run a Washington think tank but now mends motorbikes, says it is no wonder people are miserable at work. Jobs have become so specialised and process driven that it is hard to see what difference you are making. And in those rare cases where one's impact is obvious, the result may seem pointless. Jealousy "A lot of us are plagued with a sense of uselessness," he says. "I've created a brand - what good is that? So I've persuaded people to buy something they didn't need." When running a think tank, he says he honestly could not see the rationale for being paid at all, and wondered what tangible goods or services he was providing to anyone. Then he opened a motorbike repair shop and was surprised to find he was not just happier, but more intellectually stimulated. The life of a tradesman is a varied existence, mixing practicality with logic and problem solving, he says. "Imagine you're an electrician, you're installing a conduit pipe and have to bend around the corners to make everything line up. It's the kind of work that requires improvisation and adaptation. It can never be reduced to following set procedures." Not only that, the earning potential for a tradesman is greater than in many office jobs. For instance, a skilled mechanic is likely to earn more than a sociology graduate working in publishing, he argues. Not everything about manual work is rosy. He warns that furniture making is not a good career move - Ikea can undercut you by employing workers in China for a fraction of the price. But a range of trades that need to be done on site cannot be outsourced to low wage economies. After new year introspection, January and February are traditionally one of the busiest periods for moving jobs. Mr Crawford believes doing a trade can make you happier. 'Middle-class paradox' "It offers small moments of confirmation, like when the bike you're mending starts up and runs. Small satisfactions like that can be elusive at a huge organisation with vast layers of management, where the criteria by which you're measured are ambiguous." The Times columnist Giles Coren recently tried working with his hands for the BBC Two show Giles and Sue Live the Good Life. Despite his on-screen schtick of appearing to hate everything the duo are asked to do, he fell in love with it. "I found chasing the chickens and weeding the allotment immensely satisfying," he says. "The pain... was making the television show." He agrees with Mr Crawford that modern life has been blighted by a series of alienating processes, often carried out on mobile phone, laptop and e-mail. In this way, his chosen career - journalism - has been stripped of its sense of adventure and human contact. "Even 15 years ago when I started as a reporter, you left the office to do a story. You went to investigate, visited people and used the cuttings library. Now I just sit... and Google. It's terrible, I wish I was a fireman." Despite his columnist's salary, he is jealous of those whose jobs have a clear purpose like the gardener and cleaner. "My gardener Brian comes in to do the garden every two weeks. He takes his shirt off in the summer and smokes a rollie. I can see him through the window, but I'm sitting indoors, staring at the screen to pay for this guy - it's the classic middle-class paradox." Rory Sutherland, vice-chairman of advertising firm Ogilvy UK, agrees that working with your hands does offer greater satisfaction in the short term. But manual workers lack something many of us crave - influence. Jobs like advertising where you "work with your head" may seem futile, but the ideas they come up with really do change the world, he says. "Five years ago someone worked out that you could have one size lid for the three different sizes of coffee cup that cafes have. Ok, it's emphatically not the cure for cancer, but it's through millions of little ideas like this that we get richer as a society." Perception of value Television dramas like Mad Men depict the office to be a place of invigorating competition, sexual tension and creativity. However stylised the portrayal, Mr Sutherland says there is a definite buzz to working around like-minded people - one that tradesmen miss out on. "People partly enjoy work because it's social, but working with your hands can be lonely." And he believes that experienced trades people are often economically undervalued due to the perverse way that consumers ascribe worth. He cites the behavioural economist Dan Ariely's story about a locksmith. As a young apprentice, the tradesman used to take half an hour to mend a lock, at which point he'd be thanked wholeheartedly and given a tip. When he became more experienced, the locksmith could fix a similar problem in a minute. He charged the same rate and completed the job much faster. But instead of being pleased at his speed, customers complained about his rates and refused to tip him. "It's about our perception of value." And in this respect the skilled tradesman will often struggle, he says. In the course of researching his book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton concludes that we all want to make a difference in our job, however banal that change may be. "At the end of the working day we want to feel we've left the planet slightly healthier, tidier, saner than it was at the beginning," he says. "I'm not necessarily talking of huge changes - the difference might merely involve sanding a stair banister, removing the squeak on a door or reuniting someone with their lost luggage." And yet, it is a mistake to romanticise working with your hands, he warns. "At heart, what you're talking about is the charm of craft work. And it's my sense this can happen in places far removed from the workshop. If you're writing computer code you are in a sense displaying many of the same skills as a craftsperson, even if the finished product can't be held or touched." But following the financial crisis, Mr de Botton says attitudes to all types of work may be changing. He detects a move away from the middle-class idea that work lies "at the heart of our self-fulfillment", to the working-class view of employment as a means of feeding yourself and your family. So maybe job satisfaction is slipping down the list of what is important when it comes to work.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Words of Advice from Chuck Close: "Just Get to Work!"

"Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work." - Chuck CloseChuck Close paints incredible portraits of himself and others with his unique style even though he holds the brush between his teeth due to being a quadriplegic. He is awesome and his paintings are beautiful in person. In a recent interview with Terry Gross, Chuck gives some great advice for anyone who can't think of what to do. Don't wait for inspiration, just get into the habit of making and ride it. After all, Chuck does well with this and here's how he describes himself:I'm a nervous wreck. I'm a slob. I have no patience. And I'm rather lazy. All those things would seem to guarantee that I would not make work like I make. But I didn't want to just go with my nature.More great stuff here.via Drawn!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


July change of plans...

There has been a change of plans for me:  because of the recent "purchase" of the portion of the company I work for, and my future being made so uncertain by this, I have had to cancel out my trip to NYC.  The uncertainty of it all, has placed undue toll on my being, and anxiety had become the only thing I have been feeling lately. I just wanted you all to know, those that care about such things.  For those that can be in NYC on June 16-19, the information about the conference can be found Here, at this link Maybe in 2 years, when the next one comes along....    

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


How can I find people to make a custom CNC?

I have a fun, custom (one of a kind) CNC project and am looking for people who can design/build it for (or with) me. How can I find such a person or people? I am in the Bay area, and ideally these people will be local to me. The closer the better. I have tried the obvious to no avail...and thought the folks on Instructables could help.

Posted by makeroftoys 6 years ago


Wanted, Electronics/LED expert for Commission or Request for links

I'm looking for someone who's good with electronics, specificly LED's and a way to make a programable stroll sign.  I want to make a 8x40 screen of LEDs, with several pre-programed displays, but I'd like a hand held controller I can attach to them so I can change them on the fly or type out messages to scroll across the screen. Anyone feel up to it ? OR know links to tutorials ? I'm willing to pay for such a comission ! Thanks for looking. JERMS !!!

Posted by JERMS3633 6 years ago


Suggested (future) Pro feature

Just an idea that occurred to me... Some people produce Instructables that take a long time.  They might want to let people see how they are going. How about a section on pro orangeboards for Workshop Notes? Taking the same format as an Instructable (photos, steps, image notes), but showing up only on a pro's orangeboard, and not needing to conform to the usual Ible standards (like "being finished"), they could be a record of the progress being made in a project. Pros could use one set of workshop notes to record everything they are doing, maybe with a step per project, or they could have a set of notes per project.  In the case of the latter, they could also have the option of, when the project is finished, switching the project from their orangeboard to become a proper published Instructable. Just a thought.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Setting up two forges...

Basically I have two ideas, one of which I'm pretty ready to make now and another which will take a little longer to make, one is a tiny forge, like desktop sized, for working at home and the other is a much larger forge for big metalwork projects, thankfully the large one will actually require less parts scavenging as I have plenty of acces to scrap material and there's a brickyard over the wall from us which will do me the necessary materials very cheap, mainly because I did a little forklift driving for them for larger heavyweight loads over three tonnes. That's all well and good a big one I can get my head round easily enough, But. How would I go about making a tiny forge and I mean miniscule, it's main purpose is for heating to cast for my specialist parts I prefer making and the other is for low material single cast jewellry my mum makes (she used to own a jewewllry business and still makes the odd bespoke items. But my main question is how I can build a reliable yet compact forge and furnace, from what I have sitting around I'm sure I can come up with a decent fuel source, ranging from butane torches and stoves, both of which can do propane and I could go to natural gas (we have a special plug out the back for gas barbeques the house had it when we came...) but my other questions are a bit more odd, first of all what would make a great crucible, I need something that'll be fairly invincible to the hardships caused by life, as the other liely user of the forge and furnace is very forgetful and sometimes accident prone. Next up is the housing, would it be feasible to use a single block of thermocrete cast to make the main furnace housing, as in everything is but the fuel and air source holes and the crucible hole would be one block, as it stands that seems like the best way to make it simple and effective, plus it would be pretty airtight where needed. Next question is the fuel and temperatures, I know that butane at full combustion get 1300C and 1000C is a practicable operating temp. for a butane item but what about propane or even natural gas, since it would be very cheap and clean burning... I'm a bit of a noob towards this end of the scale, I can make stuff hot and I can do alot with these things but actual forge and furnace making is a little beyond me on this scale, however I can think of several advantages to my baby furnace, including the practical movement of it, as it could be self contained very easily. The pic was just one of the last pictures that's remotely intersting I uploaded, however it raises it's own points as the jet engine basically welded all it's components forward of the flame together.

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


as a knexer what should i work on

 would like to get more subscribers so i need to know what to work on

Posted by knexfreak95 8 years ago