Top 50 Instructables of 2007 Ranked by Pageviews

This is the first in a series of data-analysis posts I'm going to make over the next few days (or hours if I can't stop myself). I love statistics, analysis, and raw data and so thought I'd share some of the really cool stuff with you. Thanks to trebuchet03 for helping with this and actually crafting the queries.

Here are the top Instructables published in 2007 ranked by pageviews (I know the year isn't over yet, but we're close enough):

Instructable - Number of Pageviews
1. Invisible Book Shelf - 399,647
2. Laser Flashlight Hack!! - 374,023
3. Mouse Mouse! - 348,880
4. Opening up a coke machine - 199,525
5. Wallet made from a computer keyboard - 177,176
6. Creating a 3D effect with image editing software (GIMP or Photoshop) - 158,436
7. [https://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-Battery-Hack!-You_ll-be-Surprised... 12 Volt Battery Hack! You'll be Surprised...] - 142,631
8. How to Kiss - 132,065
9. Zippo Trick: The Twilight Zone - 128,894
10. Cracking/Hacking Windows Passwords - 126,392
11. Lock Someone To A Tree Without Ropes, Chains, Or Any Other Ties (updated 25/07/07) - 124,420
12. Wifi Signal Strainer (WokFi) Long Distance - 122,189
13. Han Solo in carbonite chocolate bar! - 119,670
14. Hidden Door Bookshelf - 117,380
15. Homemade Infrared Goggles! For Under $10 - 117,348
16. How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) - 113,822
17. Trigger GREEN Traffic Lights - 111,992
18. 25MM Pneumatic Sniper Rifle - 104,880
19. Take Infrared Pictures With Your Digital Camera - 104,376
20. Shutdown Your School! - 101,288
21. Build a Nintendo NES PC - 98,756
22. Interactive Multitouch Display - 96,526
23. How to date a girl who is way out of your league. - 95,861
24. make crystal clear ice! - 94,764
25. Build a Tetris DVD (or book) shelf - 94,162
26. Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine - 93,142
27. Solar Thermal Water Heater For Less Than Five Dollars - 90,622
28. How to perform your own Tongue Bifurcation - 88,909
29. EMP shopping cart locker - 87,823
30. How to "Fly" a Human Powered Hydrofoil - the "Aquaskipper" - 85,779
31. Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project! - 85,489
32. Use an LCD Monitor as a TV without a Computer - 82,441
33. How To Make A "Secret Container" Out Of A LIGHTER - 81,403
34. $60 Laser Engraver / Cutter - 79,760
35. Turn Your Old CRT Computer Monitor Into A Fish Tank ! ! ! - 78,596
36. Make a cool hologram illusion! - 75,991
37. $100 Super Bright Flashlight for under $10! - 75,786
38. The Ice Bulb - 74,848
39. Solar Heater - 73,961
40. Laptop Converted to 2nd Monitor - 73,266
41. Tetris Ice Cubes - 72,220
42. Get Money from Jammed Vending Machines, Pay Phones, etc. - 71,461
43. How to Make Your Own Prototypes : How to make your own Plastic Vacuum Former - 70,309
44. Laser Cutter Contest Update: Fewer Rules, More Time! - 70,092
45. Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy! - 69,885
46. Homemade Laundry Detergent - 68,426
47. The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case - 68,420
48. String Tripod - 68,207
49. [https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE How to softmod your xbox...for FREE] - 66,588
50. How to make a Green Lantern ring- including a glowing version! - 65,802

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zachninme9 years ago
Do you log individual views? Or is it just a counter? If its separate views, why not "Most views from 2007 on pre-2007 instructables"?
This one is the total all time views (as seen in the project stats counter) - which only includes 2007 projects ;)
I'm sorry, I was referring to how views are stored in the database.
trebuchet039 years ago
I find it very interesting that the coke machine project is in the top 5... I'm not surprised - but I do believe that project has accrued many negative ratings (in top 5) over any other project (as of this summer)... Popularity by negative reinforcement :p
Brennn109 years ago
Where are the LED Throwies?
ewilhelm (author)  Brennn109 years ago
These are only Instructables published in 2007. I'll make that clearer.
Ohh, ok thanks!