Top 10 Back-to-School Instructables

Thanks to an idea from Labot2001, we've put together a list of some of our favorite back-to-school Instructables. Whether you're getting set for another year of school or helping to prepare someone else, these Instructables will help you get back into the classroom mindset in true DIY style.

Floppy Disk Bag by Imanalchemist
Floppy disks are now rarely used to carry information, but they can effectively carry all of your stuff. If you like this project, also check out Imanalchemists's Floppy Tote and Floppy Binder.

Eraser Flash Drive by fungus amungus
Stealthily conceal your flash drive in the guise of a standard pink eraser.

Nintendo Lunchbox by fluctifragus
Is that a sandwich in your Nintendo or are you just happy to have an awesome lunchbox?

Homemade Whiteboard by ausable
An erasable whiteboard can help you keep all of your assignments organized amidst a busy schedule.

Circuit Board Binder by killrsheep
A PCB binder will show all of the other regular, non-creative binders who's boss.

Make Your Own Notebook by chebang
Create a personal notebook with an album cover and some basic bookbinding techniques.

Mont Blanc Pen Hack by kingant
Nobody wants to throw down lots of money for writing utensils; luckily, with this method, you can cheaply recreate an expensive pen on the cheap.

Neoprene Laptop Bag by saul
Pieces of Neoprene, the squishy material often used in wetsuits, can be sewn together to create a functional and comfortable laptop case.

Better Videotape the School Play by westfw
A great videotape will help you remember your child's performance and much more effectively embarrass them when they're older.

How to Do Laundry by linuxmom
While you may disagree, your roommate knows that doing your laundry every once in a while is necessary for college students. For those who need to learn, don't worry: linuxmom is here to rescue you!

There are also some other great Instructables that could help you in school--comment and share those below. From one person going back to school to another, best of luck and have a good year!

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danm957 years ago
I dont start till 4th of sept.
mg0930mg danm957 years ago
Yet it was September the 6th when you said this...
a little late there i am already in my second week of school
What, where are you from??? My school starts on the 1st of September.
Here in Arizona school starts August 8, usually.
HAHA!!! :)
Kaiven comodore7 years ago
no funny. mine starts on the 8th
same i live in fl
down here in tuba city, ours started on the 11th
Rye2121 Rye7 years ago
is ur first name "rye" i mean full name not a nickname.
Rye Rye21217 years ago
It's a nickname.
Rye2121 Rye7 years ago
Cool my real name is Rye.
Cool, I forgot my name! :) haha
What? who am I? Where am I??? xD haha
Belgium here! We start the first of september!
Me to!
Im in Michigan we start Sept. 2nd.
i didnt mean to start all of this but when i comment this always happens and its pretty cool to see when every one schools start
New York Started on the 4th
of September i feel bad for the people starting in August....
haha, me to, in my country we start September the 1st.
I are Georgian
Georgia in Europe? Or US Georgia?
USA Georgia. I was replying to the person who lives in Florida (fl) because i live right north of him.
He gets out earlier. haha.
That too, gets out mid May. Should say got out, as I'm not there anymore. But the schedule hasn't changed. Think it might be so some of their summer isn't rainy season. Plus it's expensive to cool the schools in June here, which is probably more of a concern for the system than whether or not the kids get a good summer..
my school year started august 25th
Me too! where r u?
me three. Yes I know, stupid comeback but I couldent resist. BTW are there any instructables concerning Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour?
No, not that i know of...
So? After one week of school, you're so entrenched you can't replace your notebook/binder/lunchbox with something cooler?
emuman4evr7 years ago
Can you add my instructable to the list? Seems to fit perfectly in this category.
skunkbait7 years ago
What about a "How to Skip School" ible?
there already are many of those. just search how to skip school or something like that.

I do believe that was a burning question.. :D
Oh. I once climbed out a window and jumped off a roof to get out of school early. Another time I jumped an embankment with my old hotrod to get out of school. (They had blocked off the student parking lot and I was trapped inside.) WHen my car landed in the teachers lot, I almost (accidentally) ran over the vice principal and about three other teachers. I got in a little trouble for that one.
Noooo, you would never get yelled at for almost hitting a teacher...


I can't wait till I get my license..

He shouldn't have been standing there!
Good point.. :D
One time I just sat on the school roof and played solitare all day.
Hey, that's not too bad. Sounds like a productive day to me.
linuxmom7 years ago
Gasp, what an honor! Hope it helps........and best of luck in your studies!
linuxmom7 years ago
Gasp, so honored to be listed! Hope it helps ..... and best of luck in your studies!
killrsheep7 years ago
im so honored! , never thought my binder would get that much attention :) im going to read the ones i haven't already checked and i definitely have to read the how to do your laundry instructable! have a nice day everybody instructables.com FTW!
tomw927 years ago
Well im in UK and finished school a few months ago, starting college on 4th Sept. Woop!
Aww.... School start 8 months ago here... Dammit Aus... Great Instructables BTW.
ryboodle7 years ago
Hahahaha I start on sept. 3
Labot20017 years ago
Excellent job, Josh! These are wayyyy better than the ones that I found...

Now to go scout craigslist for a NES...
Just check goodwill. I've found them there, especially the controllers.
Err, I don't know of any goodwills in our area...
Goodhart7 years ago
The whiteboard idea I can use even though I no longer attend school....it will fit on one of the doors to my computer armoire...
Pumpkin$7 years ago
you forgot the "escape" ible ill make it later.....
Plasmana7 years ago
Wow! Great instructables!
driesyo7 years ago
lon live europ 1 of te 9nt mond
just in time about 1 week until school starts