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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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this site has all i need.I can find anything here

Thanks a lot

zsazsa6669 days ago

So glad I found this site. I love trying new things and will share some of my bizarre art and DIY soon.

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Well, I finally found an
interesting web page...

daisy4511 month ago
When ever i make an instructable it will not let me publish it

I see that you have just published an instructable. I'm not sure why you think it didn't publish. In the future, be sure to post comments like these in the correct forum.

Hello Everyone...glad to join...not usually very "flashy" when it comes to profile pics, but particularly wanted to make a statement on this forum due to the fact I took a ride on a crazy train to get here!!!!!!

MSX3clcs1 month ago

LA MARA

I am having some issue of staying logged in when I try to add to a collection. how do i move from the draft tab tohave the ability to add to a collection?

collection

you should probably make a forum topic about the problem because you wont get much help when you post on an unrelated topic

1357900alex2 months ago

Не добавляются ключевые слова в посте

Почему нет?

Как оказалось при включенном в яндекс-браузере переводчики ключевые слова не добавляются. Теперь уже разобрался, все ок

OK.

Jasun3 months ago

Hi, I'm looking to build of long range locators for search of gold. Please help me with an idea to pick which is a good kind of instructables match for device-search coil/ antenna, transceiver, frequency meter/ counter, vibration, light led, radar, and gps. I'm looking to forward hearing from someone as soon as possible.

you should post this as a forum topic instead of as a comment

Thanks for your help!

patitan3 months ago

Hi, this structure is really great that you have installed and if the value of the case. God inspire you like and you ...! VERY, VERY, LIVE

Art Ivaneder6 months ago

Adoro novidades, quero dividir meu trabalho com vocês ensinando e aprendendo, valeu!

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We are a very excited couple for starting using Instructables ;) Gonna upload right away what we did in our cooking show last week! More to come! Love from Portugal to everyone in here!

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nearg1231 year ago

Can I use these ideas freely or do I have to ask the owner of the idea?

Kiteman nearg1238 months ago

Check the licence of the project, but the default licence means you can use them freely, as long as you do not benefit commercially.

(Sorry it took so long for you to get a reply.)

rdhochbaum8 months ago

why do many of the pictures that I try to upload not come out and I get a picture that says undefined instead?

That question needs its own forum topic, probably in the Bugs forum.

AdnamaG11 months ago

hi I'm new

Hi im new I cant wait to get started!!! and make friends

Tungtono1 year ago

Get started

tower7651 year ago

Does Instructables help a creator/contributor pursue a patent, and/or help to find a manufacturer and otherwise bring a product to market?

No.

The vast majority of projects shared here are open source.

You might try the Kickstarter forums?

kokopona1 year ago

Hello I am just new, I think I have come to the right place and a great community, I hoping to learn as much from you guys and implements some of the project I feel is important to take on.

Welcome!
I hope that looking for something that is important doesn't get in the way of just making something and documenting it...

hamid45121 year ago

hello all i am hamid from IRAN my language persian

Thanks for advice and thank you all.

pjckmen1 year ago

I love it

Routy7 pjckmen1 year ago

Routy7 says good start. .NOW! how do I "look up" the subject i need. Where is the "search bar"

Kiteman Routy71 year ago

Look to the top-right of the page. The "Let's make" box searches the instructables, and the "Search forums" box searches the forums.

Be creative , : be open to new ideas a all the time and be open to. New ideas and new approaches to your endeavors.

mcayer151 year ago

well i like the intro to it all

karmons1 year ago

Hola como busco mis instructables?gracias

Hi People, how to make on this instructables my projects

At the top, click 'create'

JM19991 year ago

Is there any tour available for a large family at instructables HQ in the following few years?

globus011 year ago

Hello, all.
Who can help me with a good image program for picture optimization for my website? Thanks in advance.

Have you tried Pixlr or GIMP?

Maybe you know some good programs for picture compressing?
Thanks a lot in advance. )

Sorry, but Google is your friend...

Right :), there are a lot of programs there a I have already found one, XnView, thanks Kiteman, for your kind help.

You're welcome.

Oh, not yet, thanks Kiteman for your kind advice, I will :)

JBC20101 year ago

Hello all, This Newbie is in Bullhead City, AZ. Hoping to find yummy recipes and fun DIY projects and share some of mine.

akd54541 year ago
Can any one suggest me , from where can I procure NdFeB Magnets, of size 50mm X 50mm X 12.5mm, grade 45, Qty,12 Nos, for my project on 'Free Energy'. And what is the cost, that I have to pay?, I SHALL MAKE THE PAYMENTS ON "CASH ON DELIVERY" BASIS, WHEN IT REACHES AT MY POSTAL ADDRESS.Thanks. A.K.Das.
Hi People, how to make on this instructables my projects
Jayesin1 year ago
I'm new too. I have a major question: Is there a index of projects where we can go and look at projects already in the system????
You can browse sections by clicking the Explore tab at the top-left of the page, or search on a specific theme by using the "Let's make" search box at the top-right.
kvkkumar81 year ago


Intro: IT IS ONLY A REQUEST .
Pranaam to all .......................
I am research scholar and a small painter . I need a old computer to complete my research work .
Please give an information that how to get free old computer to me .
Thank you ..............................
Krishna kumar K.V. ( kvkkumar8@yahoo.com )
reraer1 year ago
What benefits do I receive since I became a Pro Member? I was unable to download instructions for a tote made from feed bags so I payed for Pro Membership. Would I have been able to download that without this? Thanks
Kiteman reraer1 year ago
Downloading is just for pros.
hi what is keyword
It's a word that helps other people to find what they are searching for - like tags.
how do you upload a profile picture
Go to your "You" page, and look to the left of the page for the words "Change Image(s)".

Click that, and you're away.
I wish the categories were more broken down. For example if I'm looking for tips on pro e/creo where do I go. If there was a cad category I would go into that and have all other cad platforms under it. Maybe searching would be a good method I don't know.
You can use the searches, but if I have a specific problem with a specific piece of software, the first thing do is look for dedicated help pages or forums.

If that doesn't work (and, so far, it has), I would contact the software publisher directly, and at the same time put a question in the Answers section here.
Jjcharris2 years ago
I made a wood fired oven last year and took pics along the way. Would that be a good topic or has someone already done it? Made it for under $200.00.
There's a saying...
THOU SHALT POST.jpg
You should share it. Even if it's been "done" before, I bet no one has made it exact the way you did.
psandhu2 years ago
I just joined. Thought it would be nice to work on something new. I hope it works.
ray603042 years ago
WOW there are others out there who are as goofy as I am! If anyone needs carton or display construction ideas or solutions - please ask. I have 40 years of making things that get thrown out.
Awesome!

Start posting instructables, then at least you'll have a photographic archive!
CANNOT THINK of a dang idea
vintammy2 years ago
Hey, this is just amazing and incredible stuff. I plan to use it to get ideas and as a resource for stuff that i plan to create.
I hope to use Instructables as a resource of new and creative ideas. I also hope to provide some of my own projects that might be of interest to the community.
Cool - what are you planning on posting?
I'm not sure. I plan on working on a project with my grandson. He's interested in robotics so that might be the direction we go. It will probably be designed around an Arduino Nano.
There are plenty of resources here to work with.
You may be interested in Instructable's resources for teachers.
Thank you. I'll be sure to check it out. We need all the help we can get to keep our instruction current and interesting.
bobalbury2 years ago
I appreciate people's creativity. This is both an informative and creative site. Well done, Bravo B )
Mr. Chango2 years ago
Hey.
see i just found your site while surfin' the web and i faund it just amazing.
I think you ppl do a great job. I found very useful many of the articles and pdf docs that you share. I hope i can share something that can be as useful as it is for me.

Mario.
Haris242 years ago
Hi this page is nice
Chrize2 years ago
I want to make a device that accepts voice commands(google calls it digital assistanance) searches the voice input in the memory which contains the command and then gives the output on the screen.......
eg.if I say 1+2 EQULAS......(here it should give an answer)........
how n frm where should I start?????
Kiteman Chrize2 years ago
You ought to start a fresh forum topic to ask this question.

CLICK HERE to start the topic.
tijaabo2 years ago
hey folks how i download ebook cuz he refuse me every time heeeeeeeeelp
Kiteman tijaabo2 years ago
eBooks are a pro feature.
Phumlani992 years ago
guys please help me out here, i wanna make or rather create an instruction manual for DIY flat pack Kitchen and BIC units.
Create an instructable on building them, then download the PDF.
wije4 years ago
Hi I am a business minded person .and specialized in appropriate technology.I feel most of the instructables are related to the same.Believe me,last 18 years I am in business buy selling creative products. I am open to help those who needs
Pozemku wije3 years ago
Hello! how are you, i do a lot of arduino, and i can do anything, if you have a business project in mind or an idea, tell me and i will make that true in arduino.

(Im business man too, i like forex market)
My friend is interesting at it,you can contact me and discuss.
yubah2002 wije2 years ago
hi can u help me to recall on how to devide this number?8/20?
coolfix wije2 years ago
One of my known source of poor women wanted to make a living by making paper bags,and paper covers used for paking,made from old magazines and news papers,they require marketing help,can u help.
Chrize2 years ago
I want to make a device that accepts voice commands(google calls it digital assistanance) searches the voice input in the memory which contains the command and then gives the output on the screen.......
eg.if I say 1+2 EQULAS......(here it should give an answer)........
how n frm where should I start?????
hacard2 years ago
Hola; Cordial saludo.

Seria posible que esta pagina la mostraran en español.
Loa temas son muy interesantes e instructivos, pero... desafortunadamente se encuentran escritos en ingles y es muy tedioso traducirlos.

Gracias por su atención.
Hacard.
Kiteman hacard2 years ago
Hello, Hacard, 
You may be interested in the comments on this topic: 

Hola, Hacard, 
Usted puede estar interesado en los comentarios sobre este tema: 

http://www.instructables.com/community/automatic-built-in-google-translations
nachiketa2 years ago
What is the meaning of ' favorite' tag
When you 'favorite' something you can easily find it again in your You page, under the Instructables tab, then favorites
Oh ok ok
Thanks
Hi,I want to make a tesla coil at home so I need some instructions to make one.
At the top of every page, there's a search box that says "let's make" in front of it.

Type tesla coil in there, and then pick the result you prefer.
Lvdvgallery2 years ago
great
Just want to know if filling a wooden rain barrel with water will keep it from leaking?An old wine barrel.
If the barrel dried down too far the staves will have changed their shape and will have to be reshaped ( planed ) The hoops will need retightening and small imperfections between staves and between staves and the ends are usually patched with reeds Then the barrel has to be kept wet with sacking on the outside when not full of water or the same problem returns !
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