Top 50 2008: Instructables

Yesterday we looked at the Top 50 commenters for 2008 and today we'll be looking at the numbers for the top 50 Instructables of 2008.

Since there's no one way of declaring a list of Instructables, we created three top 50 lists. These cover Instructables in order of rating, pageviews, and comments. Instructables on these lists were all published in 2008.

Let's go to the graphs and charts!


Top 50 Instructables: Pageviews


  Instructable Views
1   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 347738
2   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 220780
3   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 177285
4   Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars 159647
5   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 159408
6   How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle 159261
7   How to make out 145713
8   Inverted Bookshelf 137198
9   Munny Speakers 124736
10   Awesome led cube 118293
11   Firefox Pranks! 117449
12   How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor 116481
13   How to French Kiss 115958
14   How To: Make Bath Bombs 108287
15   Gift Ideas 107914
16   DIY USB "Hard Drive" 96588
17   Safely Shaving Your Pubic Hair 96144
18   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 94980
19   Laser Tattoo 94705
20   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 92752
21   How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water pitcher filter with activated carbon. 89724
22   Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard 89558
23   Hidden USB Storage 86430
24   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 84340
25   Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel 82286
26   Grow a square watermelon 82275
27   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 81368
28   USB 80875
29   How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon 80822
30   How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT 80281
31   LED Cube 4x4x4 78936
32   Covert Spy Sunglasses 78633
33   Build a water mortar 77090
34   Super Nightvision Headset Hack! 76634
35   A better laptop stand for bed 76101
36   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 74842
37   How to get a Free Itunes Account (No Credit Card Needed) 74490
38   Make an iPod Video Projector 74026
39   Homemade Gifts 73478
40   Lasers 73242
41   Remote shutter trigger for Digital Cameras 72911
42   Ergonomic Laptop Stand Made From a Coat Hanger 72321
43   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 71744
44   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 71387
45   Iron Man Helmet 71358
46   Get Big Money for Dead Batteries 70261
47   How to Put on a Condom 69805
48   How to make an Iron Man Mask 69617
49   How to build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle 68924
50   Nintendo Lunchbox 68164

Top 50 Instructables: Ratings

  Instructable Rating
1   Build A Plasma Speaker 4.64
2   Build A Net Gun 4.62
3   Wall-E Robot 4.60
4   Sew your own Instructables Robot Plushie! 4.60
5   How to Make a Portable Game System 4.54
6   Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video 4.54
7   Electromagnetic Floater 4.52
8   LED Cube 4x4x4 4.50
9   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 4.49
10   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 4.49
11   5-minute Chocolate Cake 4.48
12   When a Phillips is not a Phillips! 4.48
13   Airgun with eXplosive air-Release Valve 4.47
14   How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) 4.45
15   How to Start a Business 4.45
16   Gandhi: 17' Tall Cardboard Avatar 4.44
17   turn signal biking jacket 4.44
18   Hidden USB Storage 4.44
19   Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gun 4.43
20   LED Chess Set 4.41
21   Build your own Electric Car! 4.41
22   LCS-1M - A Full-Featured, Low-Cost Hobby Oscilloscope 4.40
23   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 4.39
24   Lego USB Stick 4.38
25   MAKE A PILLAR WITH A DECORATIVE CAPITOL AND BASE 4.38
26   EGG FLOWER VASE 4.38
27   Aliens Powerloader Halloween Costume 4.38
28   Munny Speakers 4.37
29   Giant 100mm LED 4.37
30   Coilgun Handgun 4.37
31   How to Thank Instructables 4.36
32   Guitar Tube Amp 4.36
33   How to get a Tshirt for GoodHart 4.34
34   Creepy Cobweb Shooter! 4.34
35   Grow Your Own Bioluminescent Algae 4.32
36   How to make a Portal Gun 4.31
37   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 4.30
38   Duct Tape Messenger Bag + Hardware 4.30
39   Firearm Safety: The "do's" and "don'ts" of enjoying guns safely. 4.29
40   The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! 4.29
41   Recycle Old Light Bulb 4.28
42   USB Batman Spotlight 4.28
43   Coffee table upgrade! 4.27
44   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 4.27
45   Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller 4.27
46   How to grow flowers on a military base in Iraq 4.26
47   How to make your own LED lightbulbs 4.26
48   Iron Man Helmet 4.25
49   Cardboard/Fiberglass Halo 3 inspired Master Chief Costume 4.25
50   Build Halo Armor 4.25

Top 50 Instructables: Comments


  Instructable Comments
1   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 812
2   Knex Heavy Cannon 645
3   Awesome led cube 637
4   Simple Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Mod 591
5   Build A Plasma Speaker 494
6   DD-27 V2.75 compact AST rifle 454
7   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 453
8   The accidental pocket jet engine... 427
9   Scavenge free electronics, food, and help the environment 400
10   How to make your PSP "Better" or how to have more fun on a Sony PSP 379
11   Laser Tattoo 376
12   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 376
13   DSman195276's sidearm --updated-- v1.5 is here! 371
14   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 363
15   Wall-E Robot 352
16   Knex Heavy Cannon v5 - Handheld 342
17   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 341
18   How to Build a Time Machine (Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device) 340
19   Knex Heavy Cannon v2 - Mini 339
20   How to get a Tshirt for GoodHart 338
21   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 336
22   Make A Water Leyden Jar 331
23   Park 52 knex sniper 327
24   Build a simple Marx Generator 323
25   Knex Guinea Pig Trap 318
26   TRUELY semi-auto knex gun 315
27   L96 308
28   How to Build a Knife 307
29   Pineapplebob's Sniper Rifle 306
30   True Trigger, 10 Round, Auto-Loading, Knex Concept Rifle 299
31   Fire Shaving 290
32   DJ Radio's knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle 285
33   How to UPGRADE from Vista to Windows XP on an Acer laptop 283
34   How to dodge a draft 279
35   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 279
36   Hidden USB Storage 277
37   Knex Compact AST Pistol 276
38   Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gun 276
39   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 275
40   Pocket sized survival kit 274
41   Knex Pistol "TDS" With Simple Slide Action *Updated as of 8/26/08* 271
42   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 269
43   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 266
44   Knex M4 Carbine (True Trigger) 257
45   How to make a Portal Gun 255
46   DSman195276's sniper rifle 254
47   Reaper Crossbow 254
48   fully automatic knex gun (UPDATED) 252
49   Build your own computer 252
50   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 252

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1up8 years ago
Fifth place for ratings! Woohoo! :P
SFHandyman8 years ago
Who received the most patches?
FaqMan8 years ago
Why is elf ears viewed so much?
susie FaqMan8 years ago
Once I saw your question I had to look at it. I believe the answer is: Because someone actually modded their ears to look like an elf? I couldn't resist looking. And I haven't checked google but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot of referrers to that page from the north pole, especially around Christmas time.
FaqMan susie8 years ago
Thanks
Jessy also happens to be gorgeous. How cute is she in her Robot Plushie photo!?! I'm sure a lot of guys just clicked on it to see more pix of her. Not that the Plushie isn't awesome, because it is. I think I need a cute girl to pose with my next Instructable.
Just realized Elf ears were a friend, but also way cute girl.
I saw it on boingboing.
kelseymh FaqMan8 years ago
Because it's cool? Because Jessy's cool? Because it got picked up by lot's of blogs?
Odd things tend to draw attention? :-)
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