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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.

pjckmen1 month ago

I love it

Routy7 pjckmen9 days ago

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

Kiteman Routy79 days 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.

mcayer1527 days ago

well i like the intro to it all

karmons1 month ago

Hola como busco mis instructables?gracias

dihioussama3 months ago
Hi People, how to make on this instructables my projects

At the top, click 'create'

JM19992 months ago

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

globus012 months ago

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

Kiteman globus012 months ago

Have you tried Pixlr or GIMP?

globus01 Kiteman2 months ago

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

Kiteman globus012 months ago

Sorry, but Google is your friend...

globus01 Kiteman2 months ago

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

Kiteman globus012 months ago

You're welcome.

globus01 Kiteman2 months ago

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

JBC20102 months ago

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

akd54543 months 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.
dihioussama3 months ago
Hi People, how to make on this instructables my projects
Jayesin4 months 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????
Kiteman Jayesin4 months ago
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.
kvkkumar84 months 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 )
reraer5 months 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 reraer5 months ago
Downloading is just for pros.
bushra saad5 months ago
hi what is keyword
It's a word that helps other people to find what they are searching for - like tags.
(removed by author or community request)
For any project, there's a "download" button just below the title.
saminator30008 months ago
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.
kingwilliams8 months ago
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.
Jjcharris9 months 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.
Kiteman Jjcharris9 months ago
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.
psandhu9 months ago
I just joined. Thought it would be nice to work on something new. I hope it works.
ray603049 months 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.
Kiteman ray603049 months ago
Awesome!

Start posting instructables, then at least you'll have a photographic archive!
Gamer 128345410 months ago
CANNOT THINK of a dang idea
vintammy10 months 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.
Tony Gouveia10 months ago
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.
bobalbury11 months ago
I appreciate people's creativity. This is both an informative and creative site. Well done, Bravo B )
Mr. Chango11 months 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.
Haris2411 months ago
Hi this page is nice
Chrize1 year 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 Chrize11 months ago
You ought to start a fresh forum topic to ask this question.

CLICK HERE to start the topic.
tijaabo12 months ago
hey folks how i download ebook cuz he refuse me every time heeeeeeeeelp
Kiteman tijaabo11 months ago
eBooks are a pro feature.
Phumlani9912 months ago
guys please help me out here, i wanna make or rather create an instruction manual for DIY flat pack Kitchen and BIC units.
Kiteman Phumlani9911 months ago
Create an instructable on building them, then download the PDF.
wije2 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 wije2 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 wije1 year ago
hi can u help me to recall on how to devide this number?8/20?
coolfix wije1 year 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.
Chrize1 year 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?????
hacard1 year 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 hacard1 year 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
nachiketa1 year 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.
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 !
"Depends" is the answer. If it has dried out too much no amount of soaking will help. If it is just seepage when first filled then the wood should expand and close the gaps. Wish I could help more but going on my memory from the wood barrels at the farm when I was a kid.
ipraxa1 year ago
How can analysis our instructables ?
fkuunang1 year ago
hi to anyone how looking at this message, i need you to tell me how i can join the freemason and secured my life and rich and famous .
sounds like a nice site:)
mpenaman1 year ago
how do you make something and show it to people
How you make something is up to you (that's kind of the point), but take plenty of photos as you go, and then publish an instructable by hitting the "Create" tab at the top of the page and go from there.
cuznjun1 year ago
First day in, how can i edit a instructable that i have succesfully posted
When logged in, open the project of yours that you want to edit. On the right-hand side of the page will be author options, click edit
tigers581 year ago
I'm new to instructables, and I have some followers. So, what about followers? Do followers get automatic e-mails when someone posts a comment about the instructable, or when I reply to a comment? What about forums? Is there a handy list of forums on here someplace? And finally, for the time being, why isn't the word "instructables" in the text spell checker dictionary? :-)
When you post a new project, or start a new forum topic, they'll get an automated alert so they can check it out.

As for forums, click the "Community" tab at the top of the page - it's obvious from there.

Thanks!
You're welcome!
I'm new, and i have a question: Does anyone know if using an iPod for my photos will work out well?
As long as you keep them in focus, well-lit, and cropped as necessary, iPod photos are fine.
Thanks!:)
BdaSpidey1 year 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.
(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,s1 year ago
thank you all
weel come .......
crumpets1 year 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.
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Hi
crumpets, I'm new here as well. I'm still trying to figure out how everything works out here.
Welcome aboard!
inthegold
Welcome, one and all!
thanksssssssssssss......
Looks good where's the recipe?
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