The Clinic

Welcome to the clinic, a place to get help and constructive criticism on your projects. Here's a brief intro on what it is, written by AngryRedhead:

"Some Instructables don't get the attention that they deserve. Many times the reason boils down to presentation, and if the presentation is off in one way or another, an Instructable might flop no matter how wonderful the project is. The presentation of an Instructable requires a certain set of skills which involve story telling, technical writing, planning, and photography. Even the most experienced technical writers and photographers still benefit from an edit or an outside opinion. As an author, it's difficult to see the flaws and errors because your thoughts and experience fill the gaps that might leave readers puzzled. It happens to every author.

If you feel you have an Instructable that isn't getting the attention that it deserves and you would like some ideas on how to improve its presentation, please post a link to it! We're not here to tear it apart or to tell you that you're the most horrible, stupidester person in the whole wide world. We're here to give you ideas for improvement and hopefully get you more attention and recognition for your project ideas. Think of this like editing or proofreading which is something everyone needs regardless of experience, intellect, and knowledge.

If you would like ideas on taking your idea to the next level and making it bigger and more awesomer, please say that you would like this extra advice. You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best instructables have."

So... that's what this forum topic's for. There's a team of seasoned Instructables authors watching this topic, waiting to give you help!

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Kiteman2 years ago

Starting your first Instructable?

Trying to get more views for an existing project?

You need to read this guide:

Focussed on getting Featured?

You need to be aware of this checklist:

PLEASE, do not reply to this comment - you need to start a fresh top-comment for each new project or problem.

comments here are the opinions of those making the comments, and do not
guarantee that your work will be Featured or win a contest.

watcan5 days ago

I have just made my first Instructable and I would love to hear what I could do to make it a better Instructable!

Here is the link

thank you!


Congratulations on your first Instructable, excellent work.

It is well written (I also like the humour) and the photos are excellent. I'm struggling to think of ways to make it better, if that were an I'ble that I'd written I'd be very happy with myself :-)

Thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it!

Hello, my was a winner in the scifi contest but was never featured ? does it not fit the checklist?

While the Instructable has a lot of good photos, it is lacking a detailed written description of each step.

Do you think you can help me improve my instructable?

My only suggestion would be to use landscape orientated photos instead of portrait, as a matter of personal preference.

any improvement required in my Table Instructables.

vidiovo8 days ago

Hi everyone! Here is my latest instructables. I'd love to hear your criticism for further improvement.

Thanks for your time!


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