Take a tour of Instructables!

There's so much cool stuff here, I thought people (new and old) might enjoy a guided tour.

Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. These awesome people make it all happen. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others; more history is here.

Instructables is the combination of a number of things. First, there are the Instructables themselves. These are step-by-step descriptions of things people want to share. They are educational, inspirational, and often replicable.

The Dachshund Wheel chair is my favorite. A passionate user shared something close to his heart, and has had a positive impact on many lives.

There's the whimsical: Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube. And, of course, the whimsical inspired by the whimsical: Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube. And, the plain ridiculous: How to Get a Free Yacht and its complete saga.

A cornerstone of what makes Instructables great is the comments. People ask questions, give praise, or offer improvements; this sets up a conversation between the project author and the community. Check out this cookie recipe where the author responds to a question about substitutions for someone who wants cookies now.

Many of the best Instructables have won one of our contests: Show Your Heart Valentine's Day Contest, Holiday Homemade Gifts contest, Take Thanksgiving to the Next Level contest, Halloween Project contest, and The Magnet Challenge.

Instructables has a lively forum for opinion and discussion. Really smart and talented people hang out here. Have a look at a forum topic on water tunnel testing complete with Reynold's number equations.

Finally, what really makes Instructables great is the community surrounding it. These are passionate people that want to share what they did and how they did it. In recognition of this, Instructables won the 2006 Wired Rave Award for industrial design. Instructables gave power to the individuals so they could positively impact the world. Also, check out some of the news articles about Instructables.

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BdaSpidey2 years ago
I have just joined instructables. I started with a post on the FAQ for help with my car battery. Now that I have asked for help, what happens next? Do I get an email or do I just keep checking the forum?
If somebody replies to your post, you will get a note in your own Comments page, and you will get an email to the address you started the account with.
Kiteman Kiteman2 years ago
(Oh, and you ought to move the topic to "ride", then you will be more likely to get the right person adding a comment.)
Do I have to re-create the message and originate it in ride. I don't see how to move it.
If you go to your topic, there's a button to edit the topic - click that, and you should get the option of re-classifying it.
Thanks for advice. Not quite sure how to move it to "ride" but I'll figure it out.
colin,s2 years ago
thank you all
dushant colin,s2 years ago
weel come .......
crumpets2 years ago
Hello all,

I've just joined and from some of the comments it looks like fun.
I will be posting some of my recipes for food stuff that I have attempted to have a go at....some actually tasted good...after a few glasses of wine.
crumpets, I'm new here as well. I'm still trying to figure out how everything works out here.
Welcome aboard!
Welcome, one and all!
dushant Kiteman2 years ago
Looks good where's the recipe?
I'll post the recipe over the weekend, thanks for checking.
dushant2 years ago
hi! my name is dushant/sagar iam new at this site so pls help me to know more about this site nd iam going to post my new instructable on sunday so pls see it ..........
Well, I joined about four days ago, and even before I knew how to use the page I got answers to some of my questions. I like it already. As soon as my project is done, I will post an instructable. Glad to be here.
billiejoe2 years ago
A friend gave me a free 3 month promo code and I can not find where to enter it . Can someone please help me . Thank You
Hi BillieJoe,
Try here.
I am a Royal Ranger Boys Leader, always looking for age appropriate projects for boys ages 7-14 years old.

The Royal Ranger program is a mentoring program with an emphasis on building a solid relationship with God, and followed by adventures in HIS great outdoors.

I am looking for excellent ideas/projects to be used while hiking and camping. Projects that are old school rustic, simple, primitive and inxpensive are most welcomed. I personally enjoy projects like "home-made wood and alcohol stoves."

I welcome your ideas. Think back to your youth and help me come up with cool ideas to teach my boys an "unplugged" life outdoors.

Many thanks and God Bless.

Faith Walker
AT Thru-Hiker
We have an entire "Outdoors" section you will probably enjoy browsing, though I ought to warn you; we are a largely rationalist / secular bunch here, so very few projects are influenced by any deity.

(If you've got the brass for it, we do occasionally have some rather, er, robust discussions of a theological nature. Be prepared to be subject to quite knowledgable/enthusiastic cross-examination.)
Kiteman Kiteman2 years ago
Gah, forgot to add the link, sorry:

(I blame the time - it's ten minutes into Friday over here.)
raquelcmd2 years ago
pleas vote on my 2 year old baby for the halloween costume contes pleas and thank you come see the most beautiful bee you ever seen her name is ja,niyah shes 2 and her birthday is feb 16 ...............give her all the love u can thanks ag
Hi all,
This is youngkennyblade here some of you might recodnize my username from another site. That is true I am also a Kongregate member. i plan to post
stuff about

Soda (specificly mountain dew)

New era caps.

Tech stuff

and I might post some nerf stuff too.

Still working on an avatar though.

mary=g2 years ago
Hi I am new to this site & have no ideal what I am doing I came on
here looking for some inf. on spider plants & was amased & how much they gave me & had it in no time. thank you.I like cooking & gathing recipe so I will
try to fine some.
Kiteman mary=g2 years ago

Don't forget, as well, that you can post your own projects - remember to take lots of photos as you go.
jht1002 years ago
I'm a soon to be retired chemist, just joining on.
Hopefuly "instructables" will help keep me creative once I take that step.
Kiteman jht1002 years ago

We'll be looking for some interesting projects that exploit your skill-set.
tengs2 years ago
can anyone tell me abt this..i din understood anithing..jz signed in!!!
maybe you can make the clothes as you wear or how pictures can look very fashionable
For all we know she's a professional welder, mechanic or programmer...
Please scroll to the top and read the posting you just replied to. It should help a lot.
cheetahgirl2 years ago
who knows how to save an instructable while your working on it but cant finish it?
The 'save' button does exactly that. You can edit it as often as you like, and then publish it when you feel it's ready.
hotgasser2 years ago
Hi everyone I am new here and I am wondering how to post the things you make onto the site. I will love any help provided. Thanks (:
Look for the 'create' menu in the top bar, it will answer all of your questions.
DRAS2 years ago
Hi Friends hope all Enjoying site n making full use of it.i am new to this site and it very useful for me.most grate thankful instructables for giving more useful information.............10x
grayguy DRAS2 years ago
good website
dragonfly552 years ago
Lemon Juice & Salt! Lemon Juice & Salt!! What a Revelation!! I am new to instructables, finding you by chance or determination, am certainly happy I did! We were having a terrible time finding a solution to a mishap of rust on a full load of white wash. Every site we scanned indicated there was no real chance at saving our clothing, which was rather heartbreaking as to some of the items in it. Then you appeared on our screen!! What an amazing discovery!! Never before have I seen such an easy solution to such a difficult problem. My family & I thank you, tip our hats to the originator of the cure, & may all those with rust on their clothing - soak them in thick, salty, lemon juice, & bake them nicely in the hot sun for an hour or so, to see the miracle appear! Dragonfly55
AshleighLm2 years ago
Hi all. This site is amazing! I'm wondering if there are any cool pages for adding to nonelectric scooters. Got two toolboxes, a leatherman, two pocket knives and a treehouse and I'm ready to get going.

When you say "non electric scooters", you mean like the Razor scooters? You can try here
Yes I mean Razor scooters. Thank you.
prisha2 years ago
hello im new to this site nd i love itt
Hello every body,I just registered :)
Hello and welcome to the community! We're a very friendly and helpful group here, so feel free to reach out if you need help navigating the site and posting.
sharathspl2 years ago
make this site as free site so that many people will be benefited
You got your wish. It's free!
How do i favorite/save an Instructable that i would like to view later?
At the top of the page, there's a button you can hit.
rajan1432 years ago
I am very much thankful to this sites which helps me to do something in life.. n i have now keen interest to do big one....Those who shares their knowledge and inspires us to do that i say "Thank U" from the bottom of my heart.....
Hey guys i want to make a gyrocopter that run successfully ..... n i want ur, please help me from this forum....
You'd best start a new forum topic to get answers for this one.
tr2n2 years ago
Great website,always having a nosy so decided to join.
Kiteman tr2n2 years ago
how do i get a profile pic?
If you click on the "You" button at the top of the page, then look to the left, you should see a button that says "change image".

Click that, and you'll be able to upload an image.
rshortell2 years ago
just received assistance with a login difficulty never in my net lifetime have I gotten such fast straight forward courteous service from anyone!!!!
jerrylong2 years ago
hi ,everyone ,i just register it
eastomjac2 years ago
glad to have found this site.ive got a lot of exploreig to do.ive already conquered 1 project with the info here.cant wait for more.
riya31204 years ago
Hi All!!! I just logged in this site....gud to be here!!!!
Yobs2 years ago
haha ! EUREKA ! all u I's staff  here are so cool really !
jsvstx2 years ago
the instructables is so cool!
kpower72222 years ago
Hello everyone! I love Instructables and I am so glad that it exists. I am working on my first Instructable! :)
Jamoalbr2 years ago
Hello, I'm new here, but I hope to work with my ideas and exchange information with all the "experts" who are part of the Instructables!
Humans have a basic need to know stuff. That's how we made fire work for us. Through fire we became the apex predator. What we did not know all along was that the very thing that seperated us from the other animals was also the very thing that was slowly detroying the planet by means of Carbon Dioxide and Carbon monoxide emmissions. Evolution had a price tag ...

By sharing knowledge with others, this collaboration can only be a good thing for mankind - you guys are great !
Devy972 years ago
I completely agree. This website is so cool. :) There's heaps of new and exciting things to make and do on here everyday so I will never be bored again!!! Also, I'd really love to get around to uploading some origami creations of mine with some step-by-step instructions so that I can bring something else to the table. This is such a smart idea for a website. 'Onya Instructables!
jelly8283 years ago
just now i joined this website ,its so cool ,may i send email to your website?????
ricjac jelly8283 years ago
hi how are you this web site my name is rich this site is pretty cool i like to make thing with my and mine you get a lots of ideas on site

Your cuteee
dylan97153 years ago
sorry but this is my first comment on here
mutai3 years ago
for sure this is the best place to be especially for the young people who want to invest in the current technology.

lorkaiko3 years ago
hola nuevo ..estoy segudo año en electronica..y me encanta..muchos proyectos ..mucho que aprende..gracias..saludos..
moodlight3 years ago
Awesome work !! People around the World sharing their knowledge to the core is a rare thing now... Happy to be a part of it !!!
i got a instructables account about two months ago and visit it more than five times a day.... im hooked
swimator3 years ago
awesome instructables here, keep it up folks
I've been on this site for a while now and I think it is so well done and you get to see some great ideas, I have 148 favourites, I don't know how I'm ever going to make or improve or try them out - I live in hope, and the people here are GREAT here!
arzia3 years ago
different isn't always better but the best is always different.

I love this site and all of who share the project.

Thank u guys, live your dream and share your passion.
arcman3 years ago
A great site full of knowledge & experiences,A big THANKS to all!
lalmarina3 years ago
wow, this side hlep me a lot, all the things that i want is in here, for me i'll give seven star( * * * * * * * )
Azoo3 years ago
A great site full of experiences .
hi i jst joined kiteman i heard u have many comments on this site ;-)
asmart43 years ago
I want to find a cure to viral infection but first of all,is virus having nucleus?
sbrenzola3 years ago
ciao mi sono appena iscritta, ma ancora non riesco a capirci niente, vediamo in futuro...
Nooo... Non ci credo un'italiana su instructable.... Fantastico
DJsArt3 years ago
I love this website. So much to see. Thanks to everyone who shares their talents.
Broccoliwad3 years ago
Hi to everyone! just want to share with this community our new project !
It is a : Rubber Band Money Holder !
Please check it out :
Simple ,cool and very inexpensive , cheers
Do u like victoria justice shadowed
Joined a couple weeks ago and releasing my first instructable tomorrow for the spray paint contest, it's gonna be a tough one. :D
Dang... Out of paint, guess I'm moving to the cardboard contest!
WOW! Lost my cord, now I'm outta both.. Guess I'll go buy a new one..
Because you didnt answer me
Hey shadowed
Welcome, SA

sudipta4973 years ago
msg is not sent on 59479
Robert T.3 years ago
I just reel over here and I feel happy just being around so much creativity! Thank you one and all! Thanks for being here! Robert T.
skhoun3 years ago
hello ! I feel very happy..................
Wow this sight is amazing!!!
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