Recent Feed Page

We have heard your feedback loud and clear, and we will be bringing back an easy way to see all recently published instructables. This requires some dev time because we changed things under the hood and need to do a little work to re-create this page. We hope to have it back shortly.We appreciate your patience as we continue refining the site after this release.Update:The recent feed has been released and can be found at this link:https://www.instructables.com/feed/recent/You can also find a link to it on your feed page.

Topic by randofo   |  last reply



Member page featured projects

On my profile page, when I try to change which projects are visible at the top and hit save, it never finishes and will still say "saving" after a few hours. Has anyone else had this issue?

Topic by BakkerJo   |  last reply


Why does Instructable bar move over page numbers blocking access?

After looking at several pages, an Instructables 'bar' show up and blocks bottom line / photo of projects. Then, blocks page numbers so I have to either reload pages or go to a project to 'reset' it. Big hassle. I this something that's just a part of the WEB site or other? Thanks, Phil

Question by pwhite4407   |  last reply


How can I hole punch thin plastic page protectors in bulk? Regular punches don't work...?

Update: I found my answer, see comment below.  In short: I used a Carl Heavy Duty hollow-head Hole Puncher, and it works great! I've been using plastic page protectors (these, specifically) in bulk, say about 1000 a month.  However, I need them to be 8.5 x 8.5 and I also need to punch holes that are slightly off from the factory holes.  I'm basically using these as a cheaper alternative to 8x8 scrapbook page protectors (which are prohibitively expensive - say $1 a sheet or so). I've figured out how to quickly cut the pages (using a rotary cutter), and that works great.  However, I am still struggling to find a way to quickly & cleanly punch holes in these things.  The problem is that the plastic binds, stretches, and does not cut cleanly.  I need a very sharp & precise puncher to do this quickly, and I haven't found one yet. I've tried normal 3-hole punchers.  I can punch them one at a time, if I hit the punch hard, and occasionally it binds & sticks (since the plastic stretches instead of breaking and gets caught in the mechanism).  I've tried hand-held punches as well, same result.  Also, aligning each individual page is time consuming as well. The problem with paper hold punchers is that they're made for paper.  They're inaccurate, not sharp, but strong.  The cheap & heavy duty ones alike only differ in how much paper they can punch, but neither are sharp/accurate enough for thin plastic sheets.  Is there a high-quality razor-sharp & ultra-precise hold puncher out there?  I haven't seen any that look even close. I've tried holding them down & drilling them.  The plastic wraps around the drill bit and they rip to shreds. I also tried a leather punch, but the ones I got were much too dull - they just dented the plastic. The only thing that has had some success is a dremel 115 cutter bit.  That actually cuts into the plastic, and if I go carefully (eating a bit at a time) it'll go through a lot of sheets at once.  However, it's messy, takes a lot of setup, and leaves a very messy hole (all chewed up). Ideally, I'd love to line up 10 sheets or so, have a way to align them (a jig?), and then punch them all at once w/o any binding or sticking. Does anyone have any other ideas?  I've thought of melting a hole, but then the pages would all stick together.  I'm completely boggled - how can I do this?  What tool can I buy for this?  What method haven't I tried? Thanks guys!  Any suggestions are appreciated.

Question by jumpfroggy   |  last reply



I am at a page to download an e-book, but cannot find a way to start the download. What am I missing?

The page URL is https://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-With-Adhesives/?download=ebook.

Question by eltonh1011   |  last reply


How do i get all instructions on one page?

On the internet I asked for a pattern for a wallet made of inner tube patterns and found this site. Tried to sign up so that I could see all steps on one page. Now I'm signed up and signed in, the pattern has disappeared. Very frustrating.   How can I find this original pattern and have it show up all on one page?

Question by jackie auman   |  last reply


Any ideas for a printer that can print onto a bound notebook's pages?

Hi, I've been wondering about this for a while. I would like some sort of machine that can print onto the pages of a book that is already bound. For example: If I have a leather notebook and I want to print a poem or some such onto a page I would then load the book into the printer and the printhead would move around the page to print the required text (as opposed to the page being moved in a normal printer). I was wondering if anybody knew of an existing tutorial, product hack that might allow me to do this? What I have found is the following: -Axidraw - this is probably the closest to what I want but it is quite expensive. -Handibot - this does what I had in mind but for cutting. My ideal would be something like this that prints. -Printer modification - another step in the right direction but this only works if the material being printed on is of a fixed height. The constraints I foresee is the fact that the pages in the book need to be kept flat and that the height of what is being printed on can vary. If there is a solution out there I haven't been able to come up with the search terms to find it. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Marcu

Question by Wormlamp   |  last reply


Q: Others having difficulties about reading private messages in istructables profile page?

HiI just wonder, is it just me.. Or is there some known, wider issues on istructables page, that prevents reading private messages?I have tried couple days to read my messages, but when i click "Inbox", i end to the front page of the instructables, instead to my mail. :( ThanksTuomas

Topic by The other Finnish guy   |  last reply


Creating an inscrutable error ? Answered

I am ready to create my first inscrutable but when i try the creation page is masked with a dark gray color and i am unable to do anything on the page why is that?

Question by Lord Of Flames   |  last reply


Where on the You page can you see your saved but unfinished instructables? Please help me. Answered

I wrote this awesome instructable and saved it but I can't find it now. If you help me you can see it too!

Question by sky0   |  last reply


3D photo-tours of LHC and detectors on the Web!

New Scientist reported today on an online exhibit of 3D-navigable photographs of the LHC and associated experimental detectors. Very, very cool!Even more interesting are the bizarre anamorphic images which pop up when you navigate between the pages of the exhibit. These are apparently the originals from which the navigable pages themselves are generated.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Help, I need a project

So after many hours of looking through page after page few things perk my intrest on what I would like to make as a project. I would like to make something electrical and science related like some kind of apparatus of sorts. Link me the instructables or give me an idea. Thanks! (Perferablly able to be under a 100 or a couple)

Topic by Ironman13405   |  last reply


Can't sign up to Go Pro? Answered

I clicked on Go Pro but it takes me to a blank page at Autodesk, Inc.  How do I sign up?

Question by RobTurrentine   |  last reply



School Project: Gravity Car Design

Hey there guys... In my physics class we have a project in which we have to make a gravity-powered vehicle that will carry a given load along a track. The vehicle can only be powered by gravity (weights) and cannot use any other energy source such as elastics, springs, explosives, etc. I have started to make a K'nex vehicle but it is not very sturdy. The following is a picture of the rules and specifications. Much help is appreciated. ThanksFullsize Images: Front PageBack Page

Topic by RaDiKaL   |  last reply


How do you delete your account?

It turns out that this isn't the page I was looking for and I am sure I will not be using it again. How do you delete your account?

Question by Rennie07   |  last reply


A fee to license Bicycles?

Last week, James Vesely, the editorial page editor at The Seattle times, Proposed the idea to Impose a license fee on bicycles, more here What do YOU think?

Topic by koolaidslammer   |  last reply


How do I download a pdf?

I have signed up for the free version of instructables, but even after signing in when I try to download a pdf, I am sent back to sign in page.

Question by careyclark   |  last reply


What happened to the newsletter?

I really enjoyed the newsletter, then quit receiving it. What happened? I still get emails about the people I'm following but I liked seeing some of the new stuff without having to hunt for it through the main page.

Question by bobs51   |  last reply


What Sword should I Make?????

Any zelda sword You must put either put a link to the sword page one zelda wiki:http://www.Zeldawiki.org or An awnser with a picture of the sword What do you have to offer Guys/Gals

Question by builderkidj 


Are you a contributing author to How to Fix Absolutely Anything by Instructables?

Are you a contributing author to: How to Fix Absolutely Anything”? I am a contributing author to the book “How to Fix Absolutely Everything, A Homeowner’s Guide” by Instructables. It is a book on home repairs sold at Amazon my article in it is on Oven Element Repair. I have an author’s page at Amazon and I was able to add “How to Fix Absolutely Anything: A Homeowner’s Guide by Instructables.com” to my authors credits as a contributing author. http://www.amazon.com/Josehf-Lloyd-Murchison/e/B00QAKE94W If you are a contributing author to the Instructables book and you have an author’s page just ask for it to be added. If you do not have an author’s page, go to this sight and create one and ask for How to Fix Absolutely Anything: A Homeowner’s Guide by Instructables.com and Nicole Smith to be added to your author’s profile so you can get the credit as a contributing author. https://authorcentral.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.com/How-Fix-Absolutely-Anything-Homeowner%C2%92s/dp/1629141860

Question by Josehf Murchison   |  last reply


No instructions visible?

In this instruction:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Carpenters-Workbench-Build/ there are no instructions visible.  The only way I can see them is to select download.  This hasn't been the situation in the past.  Has something changed or is there a glitch in either my computer or in the Instructable page?   Does anybody else have this issue? 

Question by d_duck   |  last reply


Can i post a personal contest in the form of an instructable? Answered

I would like to host a personal weapons contest at some point in the future. Will i be able to post information about the contest as an instructable or will i have to have it a a comment on the contests page?

Question by DIYWEAPONS   |  last reply


A samsung TV LE40R86BD after changing the capasitors still flashing .What to do ?

I have a samsung TV LE40R86BD which have no start only flashing.I tried as discribed on your home page and chage the four capasitors but it still flashing (the capasitors were defective)?

Question by rehadi   |  last reply


Finfing This 3D printer for Students

Hello I received this subject and instructable for a cheap printer 3D, but now this page its not here. Somebody may help me in this search. Thank you so much. $60 Hi-Res DLP 3D Printer This was constructed with an old pc  Regards

Topic by Janethbee   |  last reply


Beauty in Science

There is much beauty in the science world, although sometimes we have to really look hard, it is there. The history of such beauty is just touched on by NPR's Paging through history's beautiful scienceTake a gander at the star chart below, the actual one has portions that can be rotated....

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


The Buccaneer 3D Printer

I just stumbled upon this while looking through kickstarter. It's called the Buccaneer, it will retail for ~$350 and you can pre-order it in August. From what I've read it will ship late this year, or early next year. Check it out on their Kickstarter page or their website.

Topic by Xthinker   |  last reply


Still don't understand why.....

I still don't understand why it takes me 6 clicks to get to the "recent" page. If I'm logged in and click on the "feed" button, it usually takes me to an error page (but once in a while it actually works). I have to log out, then log in again before attempting to access my feed. I've tried clearing the cache, cookies, and history first, but no luck. I use the latest version of the chrome browser. I haven't tried this with any other browser. I'm not interested in switching to another browser just to access one website. I've experienced this on both windows 7 and the chrome o/s. Simply clicking on the feed button seems like it should be just a simple thing.Once again I've placed this comment in the "workshop" category and "woodworking" channel, since there is no category or channel for feedback on website issues.

Topic by knife141   |  last reply


How do I add steps? Answered

I am working on my first instructable, and I am having a difficult time finding how to add a next step.  I have the title and first page with a photo saved, but I do not see any option for "next step" or "add a step". any help?

Question by gstephens1   |  last reply


What does this mean?? Answered

Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/forum_layout.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/answer/answer_rightbar.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException Exception javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/forum_layout.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/answer/answer_rightbar.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._answer._answer__jsp._jspService(_answer__jsp.java:81) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.sendToJspPage(ActionServlet.java:279) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:87) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:77) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:212) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/answer/answer_rightbar.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._pages._forum._forum_0layout__jspx._jspService(_forum_0layout__jspx.java:286) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 32 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/answer/answer_rightbar.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._forum._forum_0layout__jspx._jspService(_forum_0layout__jspx.java:243) ... 45 more Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._common._instruct_0meta__jsp._jspService(_instruct_0meta__jsp.java:393) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._answer._answer_0rightbar__jsp._jspService(_answer_0rightbar__jsp.java:127) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 47 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:142) at com.caucho.el.FunctionExpr.evalObject(FunctionExpr.java:71) at _jsp._common._instruct_0meta__jsp._jspService(_instruct_0meta__jsp.java:346) ... 69 more Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor1313.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585) at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:133) ... 71 more Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at com.instructables.sql.direct.HitLoggerSQL.getTopReferrers(HitLoggerSQL.java:317) at com.instructables.taglib.Functions.getTopReferrers(Functions.java:808) ... 75 more

Question by vishalapr   |  last reply


Is there a way to search by key words? It seems that you have to scroll through every project.

I am trying to find project how-to's but don't want to scroll through 55 pages of halloween projects to find what I'm looking for.  Is there a search box somewhere I haven't found?

Question by lkaplan1   |  last reply


Instructables in Popular Science magazine

My Bungee Bazooka along with crreed's Grappling Hook Launcher were noticed by the folks at Popular Science magazine, and they published snippets about both projects in the March 2012 issue (page 66). Here they are at popsci.com. I thought this was awesome!

Topic by seamster   |  last reply


Instructables update error message? Answered

I am trying to add an Instructable. When I add the second page I get the error: here's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal Does anyone know what that means, and how I can get it to stop yelling at me?

Question by vectorges   |  last reply


Urgent Technical Assistance Needed please!

Hello! Everybody. Please I need your urgent response. I'm trying to make the 3d CNC milling machine displayed on the home page, but I mustn't be shy to say it on the roof for that I need technical assistance. All I understand is how to put up the physical components, pls I need assistance on the electrical aspect of it, the programme that will be controlling it and how to command it to mill a particular Job. Thanks

Question by oath111   |  last reply


Instructable emails no longer open in gmail.

One or two months ago, I stopped being able to open Instructables email links.  It used to go directly to an HTTP:// address, now it goes to "https://api.facebook.com . . . . ." and the page simply says "NOT FOUND"  Evidently it's going through facebook (which I have open and logged in)  I can't even unsubscribe because it goes through that same address. Any Idea how to fix?

Question by FastElder   |  last reply


What are the precations for rain or wet road riding?

I have been browsing the pages of ev conversions for motorcycles. I want to be sure on everything before i make a fiscal commitment. my question is: if it were raining and one were to ride through the rain, how much danger would there be and what things would have to be done to the motorcycle to avoid danger? thank you in advance

Topic by JZ Price   |  last reply


Glass bottle cutting?(a champagne bottle)?

I have explored all your pages with regards to glass bottle cutting and i can,t find anything with regards to cutting a champagne bottle. Yes, the bottom How does one cut the bottom off the champagne bottle?? i have tried many ways, with the tapping from the inside to heating the outside and then rapidly cooling and all are unsuccessful.... Please could you help?

Question by Supermassive   |  last reply


How do I connect the phototransistor and emitter in this tutorial?

Hi, I'm currently working through the above tutorial and am struggling with setting up the Phototransistor and Emitter. There is a circuit diagam on the third page of the tutorial but I cannot work out how to connect the Emitter and Phototransistor to the rest of the circuit. If anyone could advise me further I'd be very grateful. Kind regards, KugarWeb.

Question by kugarweb   |  last reply


Welcome to Instructables

On this page you can find links to some of our most frequently asked questions. What is this site? Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations. How do I post an Instructable? We offer a free and easy online class to coach you through posting your first Instructable or you can just wing it and start a new one today. How do I get help improving my Instructable?Ask the community for help in The Clinic. How does my Instructable get featured? The best way to get your projects featured is by following the Featuring Guidelines. Where can I learn more about contests? Our Contest FAQ has all of the information that you need to know about contests. What contests are launching soon? Check out our list of upcoming contests. Are you on social media? Yes! Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. How do I contact Instructables directly? The best way to contact us is through our Contact Page.

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


Can the community forums and/or answers be searched? Answered

I cannot figure out how to SEARCH for information via the forums (or the answers section).  The only search option I seem to find is the one that allows me to search for instructables themselves.  That search box is typically at the top of the page.  I would have expected a "search this forum or forums" box to be available.  Maybe it is - I just have not found it!   THANK YOU MUCH FOR ANY HELP!

Question by bobzjr   |  last reply


instructable comments, upvoting and downvoting? Answered

So, the point in asking this is: I really would not like to see instructable comments become something like a youtube page, where you scroll down only to be disappointed in the quality of the comments.  As a community based site and just the fact that I scroll down and groan at people's choices in just trolling (and I know, I've done this before) -is there a possibility in a Reddit-style comment upvoting and downvoting, and sort by best comments?

Question by flio191   |  last reply


The end of the energy crisis?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Catalyzer This is the wikipedia page to a cold fusion (low temperature fusion) device that uses powdered nickel as fuel to produce free energy... It's supposed to be totally eco-friendly and it's planned to be sold out as commercial cold fusion device. Just thought to share this with others on Instructables. I like it and am looking forward to seeing this in my hands when it's made commercial. How about you?

Topic by ZokiS   |  last reply


Embed a 3D viewer in your Instructable

I've been using 123D for some of my Instructables projects - sometimes a photo alone doesn't convey a part or project the right way.  You could also use 123D Catch to have photorealistic 3D models of your project, right in your Instructable. It's pretty simple: For Tinkercad - on your model's pop up page, there is a "Share" section with an Embed, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons.  Click the embed button and copy the code.   For 123D, the Embed button is on the upper right-hand side of your model's edit page in the 123D Gallery.  In the pop-up, select the second, longer code to embed. Once you have the code, go to your Instructable draft.  You could post the viewer as if it were a video - in the buttons above the text box, there is a little filmstrip icon. Click it, paste the code and click OK. OR: If you have a Pro Acct, you'll see a "Source" button above the text box.  Click it and paste the code in line wherever you want to to go in your text.   Either way, BAM. Now you have a 3D image that fully shows off your completed project..!

Topic by andrewt   |  last reply


Simple CNC

Does anyone have any information about the three programs, Simple CNC, Simple Art and Simple Engrave. I went to the website, and there is an order page, but the contacts and support buttons are dead.  There is no way to get in contact with them. Before I checked this I actually ordered Simple Engrave and was told I would receive an invitation to the CNC forum.  But I have not received the invitation and have no way to contact.  And of course, no program since it has to be downloaded from the forum. Should I just start a grievance with Paypal?

Topic by yrralguthrie   |  last reply


Has anyone used the new Makerware 2.2.0?

Makerbot released the newest version of their Makerware last week. I haven't had a chance to play with it much.  There are some updates, but I've heard that some aren't so new (if you used skeinforge).   As cool as kitty-cat infill is, what do you guys think? Autodesk also released a 3D printing utility - on your 123D models page, click the "Fabricate" dropdown, then "3D Print at Home".  Give them a try!

Topic by andrewt   |  last reply


Where's my "Favorites" or "Collections"??

​I want to use this site, but it's a PITA for reasons like this. I find an instructible I want to check out later, or maybe plan on doing over the weekend. But unless I bookmark the page, I can't find it again. ​ - ​I've added things to "Favorites", but can't find where I can view my favorites. ​- I've added things to "Collections", but can't find my collections. ​ ​So how are you supposed to view things you want to save for later? What am I missing?

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My latest project: Usenet Car Photo Gallery

. I've set up a picture gallery of 1920s-2000s American cars at Usnet Car Photo Gallery. I think I have it config'd so you can post pics, so post pics of your favorite rides (don't have to be American). Have fun. If you have problems, let me know.. . Attention artists: If you can come up with a logo (to replace the Coppermine logo at the top of the page), I'll give you conspicuous credit.

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Dissolve Aluminum - Golden Book Chemistry

In the Golden Book of Chemistry, page 64, there're instructions for dissolving aluminum. The book states that HYDROGEN is released when aluminum strips are dissolved in hydrochloric acid and ALUMINUM CHLORIDE is formed. That's about all we get from the book concerning that particular experiment. Just wondering if this is correct, how to test it, what it should look like and what may we [the kids and myself] may do with it if it's actually aluminum chloride. It's a good book, but quite a bit of theory's lacking. Thanks all.

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