My reason for loving instructables - What it is to inspire someone

Well, i woke up this morning (just, it was about 11.45am) and i went about checking my usual stuff, when i stumbled across a message in my ibles inbox.

I opened it to read the following,
Hey,
Just thought I'd let you know that I was so inspired by your Mercury Bow that I built a version of my own for Halloween.

You can check it out here:
http://www.garagegames.com/blogs/985/15605

Thanks!
Matt

Upon following the link, i found that he had indeed created a version of my rifle, but he had changed it to fit his own needs.

This, right here, is my main reason for creating instructables - to inspire

Its not the first time this has happened, but it was great to see him using some print outs of my work to help him with his.

- Jake

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It is really nice when you see someone else making it and enjoying it. I really loved seeing the few Barbie doll electric chairs that people made. Perhaps instructables should add a "I made it!" button for feedback with a list of the projects they've made on their userpage. Maybe that would encourage people to report back. :D
Seconded.

*Waits for flood of "n"ed's*
gmjhowe (author)  whatsisface8 years ago
n eds??
You know, seconded, thirded, fourthed, fifthed... :P
gmjhowe (author)  jessyratfink8 years ago
you just had to be greedy and take the second third forth and fifth n eds.

:P
I'll take that fifth!

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy...
gmjhowe (author)  jessyratfink8 years ago
hey, thats a great idea, you should suggest it. If someone suggests that they are going to make it, i normally try and hit them up with a comment asking for pictures.
I do too, but you know how that goes most of the time! Dead silence. :P
gmjhowe (author)  jessyratfink8 years ago
of the 100s of comments, ive only see about 10 or so pics
caitlinsdad8 years ago
When this guy pulls the bolt back on his gun, he really pulls the bolt back...

What's even cooler is that the person you inspired is across the the continent or halfway around the world. Not as awesome as yours but who knew people have a need for a giant toothbrush?

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