(wanted) your zippo lighters

If you have any zippo lighters you dont want let me no

Posted by the iron engeneer 10 years ago

Your Username

How did y'all go about coming up with your username? There are (quite) a few out here that just confuse me. Also, if it isn't too much trouble, could y'all give a rebus or some way so we know how to pronounce your names (zachninme)? I got mine from back in 6th grade - my nickname was "Double Stuffed Oreo" (because I am a bit hefty), but everyone who doesn't know me just calls me "Redneck", so I combined the two. I've been using it ever since. So, how about y'all?

Posted by Bran 11 years ago

Will this video pass your guidelines?

I just joined your site and posted a video that is actually a part 2 to another one.  I would like to post both of them but wanted to be sure it will pass the guidelines.  I am not promoting or trying to sell anything.  I offer a site for information only.  I really wanted to show the entire theme but was not sure.  Here is the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOy3ejaInEE     could you view this and let me know if I would be within your guidelines?  I hope I posted correctly to enter your Valentines day contest 2010.  I know your busy and I appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you,

Posted by sunshiine 8 years ago

What is your motto?

Do you have a motto? Of course you do! Who doesnt! Well, actually, alot of people don't. But anyway... Do you have a motto? Good, then share it here! Im sure everyone would love to know what your motto is. To start off, Ill tell you mine: If its worth doing, its worth overdoing.

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

amplify your acoustic for under $10

If there is anyone interested in amplifying their acoustic guitar for under $10....If you already have the parts then for free.   It was a little experiment of mine a while ago and was very effective.  If There is enough interest then I will post the details.   No drilling if you don't want to.

Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago

Donate Your RV

Hello Guys, Donating a recreational vehicle to charity helps an organization and can result in a tax benefit for you, the donor. The Internal Revenue Service allows taxpayers a deduction for donating vehicles, including RVs, to certain charities. Special rules, however, apply to these donations and can affect the amount of your deduction. Find a charity that is qualified to receive tax-deductible donations and that accepts RV donations. Many charities, including churches, youth clubs and homeless shelters, seek vehicle donations, either for their own use or for resale. Thanks a lot! Tim Boon http://www.carsforprostatecancer.org/

Posted by TimBoon 5 years ago


What carrer do you want??????How would you fulfil that??????

Posted by evo512 6 years ago

Javier Fernandez-Han Wins 2009 Invent Your World Challenge

Invent Your World WinnersView more Microsoft Word documents from Youth Venture.http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/blog/view/youth_taking_action_a_15_year_old_invents_the_futureI acted as a judge for this competition, and the winning Versatile system was of my favorites from among many interesting and thoughtful entries. Congratulations to Javier!At the tender age of 9, Javier Fernandez-Han found his calling: design for the other 90 percent - help the world's poor meet their basic needs sustainably.Several years of research and design have led to an innovative solution: The VERSATILE System - a mashup of new and adapted technology that treats waste, produces methane and bio-oil as fuel, produces food for humans and livestock, sequesters greenhouse gases, and produces oxygen.What drives this complete energy resource system? Algae - the little organism that could.For his work, Javier, 15, won the top prize in this year's Invent Your World Challenge, sponsored by Ashoka's Youth Venture and the Lemelson Foundation.We spoke to Javier about the VERSATILE System and the need for holistic thinking in the invention sector.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

How to amplify your acoustic guitar for under $10

Amplifying an acoustic guitar method 1 If you have a musical birthday card or whatever at home, remove the audio unit its the 1" or so round disc usually white with a small brass ring around the edge, handle carefully as they are not to strong., keep the wires on it by snipping at the opposite end, it will make things easier later, If you don't have one, buy a $1 musical card of any discription and proceed as above. Next wherever you are comfortable with it, drill a 1/4" hole to accommodate a 1/4 Mono jack socket Next solder two wires to the jack socket one to live tag and one to shield use two different colour wires and id the earth one, say if its black make a note of that(earth tag) make them about 6" long, fit socket into hole by putting your hand with socket into the sound hole and into the hole made to take the jack socket, screw the nut on socket end to make firm bring the wires out of the sound hole, fix the earth wire to the wire that goes to the outer ring on the disc (Solder (Best) or twist and tape connect the other wire to the remaining wire from jack socket.put some blue tak on the outside of the disc the opposite side to where the wires are attached put your hand in the sound hole and press the disc to the underbody a position about central under the bridge, you can experiment for best position for you. PS attach the disc with the small hole in center and white plastic area facing upwards under bridge, or wherever you like it best.....Plug into your amp adjust according to your liking and away you go. Method 2 As above except dont drill a hole rather place the jack socket via blue tak or velcro to the top of the guitar by the edge towards the rear of guitar, where the wires exit the sound hole blue tak them the the underbody to keep neat and out of the way.

Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago

Improve Your Room Challenge upper age limit

Hi, I was just wondering if the upper age limit for the Improve Your Room Challenge really is 18, like it says in the description? Thank you.

Posted by Lucky_Charm 5 years ago

Whats your favorite Star wars Quote

Now some famous qotes that hundreds of people know are from the Star Wars Saga, like "You underestimate the power of the Dark Side" and "Size matters not" and more. My Favorite is probably the most famous Star Wars quote of them all, "No Luke, I am your father", its also a famous plot twist, so whats your favorite Star Wars quote?

Posted by FFVIIBOY 8 years ago

(game) You're banned!

So the object of this game is to ban the person above you for a random reason. I saw this on another forum I was on and thought it would be fun!

Posted by Steamdnt 10 years ago

how fast are your reflexes?

Go to:http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swfmy fastest average was 0.156 secondsI usually get around 0.21 secondshow about you?BTW the average person's reflexes is 0.25 seconds for those people wandering if their reflexes are faster or slower than an average person.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

Show Your Space: Third Week's Winner

The third week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user belsey for the A table can be a workshop too entry.belsey will receive a C3 Caulk Gun + Lithium battery.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There is one more prize to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There's one more prize to be given away!Next week's prize: C3 Remote Control Car + Lithium batteryOther winners: Week 1, Week 2, Week 4

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Show Your Space: Second Week's Winner

The second week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user seamster for the Garage workshop and sewing/craft area entry.seamster will receive a Craftsman Auto Hammer.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There are two more prizes to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There are two more prizes to be given away!Next week's prize: C3 Caulk Gun + Lithium batteryOther winners: Week 1, Week 3, Week 4

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Best Laptop? Your Vote!

POLLSo as the title says.....What do you reckon is the "Best laptop" ?You can post the exact model of which you think is the best. Also do this :Best laptop in:Budget : ( answer)High spec : (answer)And what do you guys think is the best laptop brand?( can only choose from options listed ! )- Dell- Apple (macbook)- Sony VAIO- HP- Acer- Toshiba- Vadim- IBM- Gateway- Asus

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


So, some people like wearing and/or collecting hats. Show us your headgear! Here are my favorite hats. The first is an Indiana Jones fedora, the second a NZ made oilskin, and the last is a circa 1989 Soviet Air Force officer's hat. I'm in the market for a leather pilot cap...

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago

How to determine the scale of your gitar

Hi Folks,   Measure from the fret side of the nut to the middle of the top of the 12th fret whatever distance that is, double it and thats the scale, for instance my tele is 12 3/4" so double it and my scale is 25.5 Also use this to set intonation from the middle of the  top of the 12th fret in my case with the tele I would measure 12 3/4" to the top middle of the bridge....This is where you start you intonation from. Picture me playing lead with apache' 1979 Hendra 2000 in attendance

Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago

Open Discussion of Chatroom Moderation Techniques

As chatroom mods, we try to keep the chatroom up to snuff. Sifting out the bad, making the room presentable to new members. So, speaking for all of the moderators in the Instructables Chatroom, how well/bad/mediocre are we doing our jobs? Is there anything we can improve on, would you like to join us, and be a mod? Make your voice heard!

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago

Cannot edit new video instructable: "There's been a problem ..."

When trying to edit my new instructable (unpublished, and only has a description), I receive "There's been a problem updating your instructable. Please refresh this page". I have refreshed a dozen times using Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer to no avail. Any help or thoughts? I can't see what I'd be doing wrong - I'm just clicking on the edit button ... Here is the url to the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/E9UL188GWPPXS9Y/ Thanks.   - Sean

Posted by seannerd 6 years ago

New communtity gaming channel

I just created a new youtube channel mts gaming and its a gaming communtiy channel for all types of games and consoles,mainly minecraft and COD If you would like to make a video for me or if you have any tutorials spare then please email them to me at mattyts@live.co.uk or contact me through my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GAMINGMTS?feature=mhee Many thanks

Posted by sharlston 7 years ago

How to use whatsapp in your pc

Its do now very easy you open this https://web.whatsapp.com/ 

Posted by spellsandastrology 3 years ago

Control your computer with a laser!

I'm sorry if I'm not allowed to do this here, but please check out my new instructable.

Posted by TheInventor 10 years ago



Posted by sonnymobile 4 years ago

I have reached 100!

I have finally reached 100 tips on how to reduce your impact!100 Ways to Reduce Your ImpactAfter many long hours of research...I have made it out. I have reached my original seemingly unsumountable goal of 100 steps. Whooosh. Time to take a breather.Share it with your friends to help them become environmentally savvy.

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago

pdfs for your ibles!

Hey there and since the pdfs dont work at all now im going to offer people pdf styles in microsoft word just tell me witch one you ant and i will make it ones im makeing: Z35 assualt rifle iacs circle ball machine iacs spiff pistol iacs striker pistol

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago

Show Your Space: Fourth Week's Winner

The fourth week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user Stryker for the My workshop entry.Stryker will receive a C3 Remote Control Car + Lithium batteryThis is the final prize for the Workshop of the Future: Show Your Space Contest! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos of their workshops. It's wonderful to get a glimpse into the worlds where others spend their time making cool new stuff.Have a happy new year, everyone, and don't forget that the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest ends this Sunday!Previous winners: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


My Dishnet just got blown over by wind/rain. It will take possibly weeks for them to come out and re-point the dish again. Is there a way to make your own Satelite finder? We live in a rural location.

Posted by debrandw246 8 years ago

Show Your Space: First Week's Winner

The first week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided. The winner is user rojo for his entry called The Basement Workshop/Relaxation Room.rojo will receive a Craftsman NEXTEC Drill for his entry.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There are three more prizes to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There are three more prizes to be given away!Other winners: Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Use your god given brain

Here is an interesting brain game. God gives it to people twice absolutely free, but if they want to have it for the third time, they have to pay money. What is it? Please, if you want to solve yourself, be careful and do not look at the comments of this post, because someone could have already written the solution there. Good luck!I found that somewhere, and i thought ill add it here, ill see how fast people will figure out what is is ;)The answer is teeth, you have teeth, they fall of and regrow Don't read it or else it will spoil the fun ;)

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago

What Would Go on Your Robot?

Hello! Over the last week or so, I have been creating a mental image of a robot I will be building using Arduino micro-controllers (I will most likely be using four to five+ of them). The robot, as I will design it, will have much more functionality then any one person could use. Let's just say that I'm American and like to overdo things ;) Now, let's just say that money is virtually no object. I will be able to get steady funding for it, and I plan on spending a span of four years to build it. So far, however, I only have 27 features (which will go unnamed), but I want many many more. In total, I'd like at least 200 unique features. So that brings me to this topic. If you could buy or make your own robot(s), what would you make it/them do? Any suggestions of features will be credited in the completion of the robot. Any and all contributions of ideas are to be of great gratitude from me. Thanks a ton :)

Posted by freethetech 7 years ago


I'm building a kickbike out of two mountain bikes. The goal is to do it without a welding kit. I'll have pics up soon. cheers, Dick Lawless

Posted by RichardKL 11 years ago

What was your biggest project ever?

What's your proudest, best, biggest, project you ever made or in the middle of making. Do not post of what you're planning to make because every can plan, but few can make ;). My proudest, biggest, most expensive thing that I'm making right now is a CNC machine, I'm about 50% done with the power supply (~37 volts at 8 amps, and 12 volts at 2 amps, for driving stuff like fans, total cost? about 60-70 dollars), about 75% done with the electronics (I've made 3 PicStep boards, all that's left on them is to solder on the pic microcontroller, which is comming in the mail, for 3 controller boards was about 30-40 dollars. The 4-axis breakout board, for future improvement, cost about 10 dollars to make). The stepper motors are 297oz/in so it's going to be beastly :). I've soldered well over 600 joints. I've etched 5 boards, some didn't come out well, drilled over 600 holes. Total time spent so far? about 10-15 hours. Can't imagine all of the work of actually building the main frame of the cnc router, but it'll all pay off. Not bad for the age of 13.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

What is your favorite website besides instructables?

The title tells it all...........................

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago

Whats your current favorite song? 8/20/09

I was wondering, what is your favorite song that you can't stop listening to as of 8/20? Mine: Paramore - Hallelujah

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago

Whats your favorite way to make PCB`s?

Whats your favorite way to make PCB`s? i personally like direct etch with direct etch decals, gives good, reliable results.

Posted by newwarhammer2 7 years ago

what do you do in your free time

What do you do? mostly im doing stuff on the computer or messenger like that or watching TV or playing xbox

Posted by ryan knexer 10 years ago

Instructable: how to make your own Buster! (members collab)

Hey dudes! lets make a collab on how to make a buster!! apport ideas! my idea is making him from an old max steel, action man, etc, burning and crashing him and putting him dummy-like stickers or paint!

Posted by santy22 10 years ago

[newsletter] Solar Trike, Wikipedia in Your Pocket, Ramen,...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 15, 2008 Welcome back! The Flower Contest is over and the winners have been announced. See who won! Check out these cool Instructables! What to do if the police stop you Being stopped by the cops is scary. This Instructable gives you everything you need to know to safeguard your rights when dealing with the police. posted by w1n5t0n on Mar 19, 2008 Wikipedia in your pocket AKA. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, v1.0 :) posted by PKM on May 12, 2008 Crush All Those Who Stand Before You, The Environmentally Friendly Way. This makes even the hardiest mountain bike look like puny by comparison. posted by FriendOfHumanity on May 13, 2008 Mechanical Dry Erase Board Build a mechanical/computerized dry erase board that works like a massive etch a sketch. posted by Romado12187 on May 8, 2008 How to make REAL Japanese ramen from scratch This recipe will teach you how to make true ramen from scratch, with little more cost than a instant ramen packet. posted by Neryam on May 5, 2008 See who won! Share your best bike tips Enter the Green Science Fair! How to Make a Naruto Style Headband Want to get a little closer to the world of Naruto? An aluminum can is all you need to get started. posted by laminterious on May 9, 2008 How to Design Your Own Cardboard Furniture If you need a quick way to create new spaces that weren't there before - here's the secret of making your own cardboard furniture. posted by Scriptone on May 1, 2008 Soap Shoes!(make your own) Make your own version of Soap shoes and grind on rails, ledges, and anywhere else a skateboarder or aggressive inliner can. posted by MKohen on May 10, 2008 Eat Good Food: Make your own tortillas Make these "authentic Texan tortillas" and avoid the bland, rubbery, and thin types of tortilla that are out there. posted by christydeering on May 14, 2008 Solar Powered Trike Travel for free with the power of the sun! posted by dpearce1 on May 10, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? ( Watch at your own risk! )

So, as many of you have known, the animated TV show Pokemon is famous for causing over 700 Japanese kids seizures via continuously flashing red and blue lights. Now, I am proposing you a challenge, can YOU endure the infamous red and blue lights? I can.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VhBXseJW4I only feel a bit dizzy, but nothing close to seizures. No YouTube viewers are affected by it ( although few felt dizzy ). So, are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? Or are Japanese kids wussies? Find out by watching the video!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK, YOU WILL NOT HELD ME RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GOT SEIZURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Camisado 10 years ago

DIY Espresso

Hey all! I'm looking for collaborators in this project, I'm planning on making an espresso machine for my venue (The Alibi). Since professional machines can cost over 5000 dollars, I would like to make one for under 150. I will compromise and allow us to move back to the 50's and have it be hand pressed, in fact, a steampunk espresso is exactly what I'm looking for. Huge levers and spinning gears are perfect. The only critical thing would be the water temperature (i hear it has to be =>199 & <=201.Any ideas?

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago

Your best Not A Rectangle.

Here is where you show off pictures of your Not A Rectangle. Here is mine.

Posted by Vynash 8 years ago

Instant messenger on your Nintendo Dsi!

I have finally found a way on how to get instant messenger on your Nintendo DSi system! Step 1. Go to your Nintendo DSi browser. Step 2. Go to www.IloveIM.com. Step 3. Log in. Step 4. Wait a little bit for it to COMPLETLY load, then click on a name and there you go. Instant messenger!

Posted by Vynash 8 years ago

can you make your own portal in minecraft

I'm not good a  minecraft so please be nice can you make portal to other part of your world (not the nether) making one end and the other end  and other about  help will be nice thank you

Posted by act casual 6 years ago

Make It @ Your Library

Hey I was just looking at the Make it @ your library site, and was hoping someone here can paint a better picture of what it is than the website itself.  The info they give is kind of vague.  Is it just a PG version of this (if that's possible)?  Are there actually project areas in libraries?  More info please.

Posted by Attmos 5 years ago

Fave Knex Gun?

What is your fave knex gun?

Posted by Hiyadudez 9 years ago

Why are your k'nex guns named as they are?

Why did you name your guns like they are? Was it random? Does it stand for something? Or is there some long or complicated reason involving foreign translation or coke or some film? eg. my storm guns are all good for fast fights with their quick reloads times. They are assault weapons, the german translation "Sturmgewehr", which can also be translated to mean storm rifle. the 22_ bit comes from the fact that it took me precisely 2 months and 20 days to perfect my rifle, and the number has gone up to help with chronology, not to do with hours. And you?

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago

Share Your Unusual Tool Holders!

About a month ago, I made an instructable on 9 Unusual Tool Storage Methods for Your Workshop which I think many people liked. I've decided to make a part-2 for this instructable, And I was wondering if anyone has an Unusual, Creative, Weird, Or Awesome tool holder of their own in their workshop... Share your pictures down below, And I might put them in the Instructable! I will credit you, And link back to your Instructables account in the Instructable :)

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago


I am having a contest. Build your best transformer BRAWL out of knex. 1st rule Brawl's alternate mode has to be a tank 2nd rule It has to be transformed without taking him apart 3rd rule It has to be posted here by March 2 That is all. Hope you come up with some great ideas. I WILL BE ENTERING THIS CONTEST!!!!!

Posted by battlefront1 9 years ago

Invent Your World Competition (Are You Guys Sure It's Legitimate?)

When I heard about the "Invent Your World Scholarship" from this forum topic is was really excited. It's a chance to win some serious money for college. So I went over and submitted an idea that I already had to their site. Well, today I got an email saying that they are "very interested in learning more about [my] entry." They want me to submit an action plan to fill out and email back to them.What I wanted to know is if you guys are sure it's legitimate? I don't have any real reason to doubt it, I just wanted to make sure before I start giving them information. My parents are also very distrusting of the internet.Thanks for any help you guys can give!

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago