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People search for stuff at Instructables all the time. Sometimes they find what they're looking for, and sometimes they don't. But there are a few common how-tos that come up often enough that make us wonder, "why don't we have an Instructable on that?"

The answer is of course, because no one has written one. But you can change all that.

Below I've listed out a number of popular "wanted Instructables". If you write an Instructable about one of these topics we will send you a free Instructables Burning Questions prize pack consisting of a robot patch and a Burning Questions bumper sticker!






Wanted Instructables:
  • How to cut hair
  • How to fly fish
  • Learn to draw
  • How to do sedu hairstyles
  • How to hack telnet
  • How to pass a drug test
  • How to make hair bows
  • How to make wine
  • How to build stairs (as in a staircase)
  • Build a whiskey still
  • How to French kiss (stay classy on this one)
  • How to get six pack abs
  • How to decorate a christmas tree
  • Handmade Christmas tree ornaments



  • Rules:
  • The Instructables have to be of good quality. Lots of people are looking for these answers so put some extra effort in. They have to be detailed, contain plenty of good pictures, and actually provide a good answer to the question. If they're lousy (you know when they are), no prize pack for you.
  • They have to be titled exactly as they appear above. Why? Because that's what people are looking for.
  • They have to have a publish date after December 10th.
  • They have to be on the list! Only Instructables answering questions on the list will be admitted to the group and prizes.

Generally, there's going to be only one winner, but if there's a good faith effort by two people at the same time, we'll call both of you winners.

I've created a group to keep track of everything, called Burning Questions. If you want the shirt, you've got to add your Instructable to the group.

When we've determined an Instructable is of high enough quality, we'll add a link to it on the next step of the Instructable in the "Answered Questions" section and take it away from our "Wanted" list.

Once it's added to the Burning Questions group I will send you a private message letting you know how you can claim your prize pack.

Have any questions about the Burning Questions Contest? Post them below as comments to this Instructable!

P.S.
This is how to add an Instructable to a group.
And this is how to write a great Instructable.
 
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ultrauber6 years ago
how about how to make a hot glue gun or how to find a cheap one
noahw (author)  ultrauber6 years ago
That would be a cool project to see on the site, although, hot glue guns are so cheap that I imagine that most people just buy one when they need it. I tried to make a hot cheese gun that would shoot molten cheese out of a hot glue gun that could be used as an adhesive on food related/edible building projects. It was challenging to say the least, and I still don't have a prototype that works real well.
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ERNesbitt noahw6 years ago
I'd buy one. I could make the Grilled Pyramids at cheese-a, L'arch de Gruyere, Cheddarhenge, The Colby Gate Bridge! This list goes on!

I d definitely buy one aswell

lawizeg noahw6 years ago
And instead of hot glue sticks, you use cheese sticks. They have them in the store.
KentsOkay7 years ago
I'll get to work on drawing dragons...
noahw (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
It's a shame we can't just post the Strongbad Trogdor email video as an answer to this question.



But the real Instructable should be nice too.
dwhp noahw6 years ago
lol,thats funny!
KentsOkay noahw7 years ago
Already have a name, How to Draw Dragons: A Beginner's Guide To The Creation Of Humankind's Favorite Monster
noahw (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
That's an awesome title - but as you can see from the rules page titles need to be created exactly as written on the Wanted Instructables list.
KentsOkay noahw7 years ago
Ahh, no secondary tittle?
noahw (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
Your more then welcome to put the second title in the intro - but the title has to be written as it appears above.
thinker noahw6 years ago
is it too late to do one of these? even if its already been done? like, can you have competing ones?
KentsOkay noahw6 years ago
Posted! I'm so lucky, I've got 7 instructables...
KentsOkay noahw7 years ago
Haha! I'll add that to the Instructable just for laughs...
noahw (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
KentsOkay noahw7 years ago
"established authors like yourself", I like that makes me sound so professional...
MrStuff6 years ago
Is "How to Blow Smoke Rings" still unanswered (I would like to call Dibs)? Also any interest in "how to set up a "Hookah / Sheesha / Water Pipe"?
lawizeg6 years ago
How about one on making a rubber band ball? Or making REAL iced tea?
Keith-Kid6 years ago
How to learn japanese (basic) How to learn Spanish (basic) - I can make one of these How to make bonsai trees
SFHandyman7 years ago
One more burning question. How do you polish abrasions out of mirror glass? My apartment is 1924 and someone must have used an abrasive cleaner on at least part of the mirror at one time. I'm a preservationist and would like to keep the original glass in place.I haven't seen any small containers of appropriate polishing compounds or non commercial size buffers. I wonder if I could do it with a Dremel. Seems like there should be a polishing pad that would at least fit on a handheld sander. I suppose it could be demounted and taken to a professional, but what's the fun in that?
Thanks Stasterisk: I've been able to get the shine back on a lot of plastics and fiberglasses, but this old window glass seems to never get there. I'm sure there is a way. They've been polishing out etching cream from windows for quite a while.
Your basically looking to make glass that is of optical quality. It depends on the depth of scratches, the amount of them, and their placement. You can try to look at some web sites that specialize in automotive glass repairs. You'll eventually stumble upon a type of kit that uses a buffer and incredibly fine powder. For what it's worth, it's not going to be worth it (sorry.) Old glass 'silvers' . The edges will loose their protective coating and show the silvering on the back. It also depends on how it was mounted. Some glass installers used channels, and others used a product that was like sticky tar called mastick. Others used both. Good Luck THough
Thanks. I'll see if I can find the powder. I haven't thought to check out automotive glass websites. The mirror's problem isn't the silvering on the back (I have one from the 40's like that and I kind of like the age it shows). This mirror is simply scratched from the front by aggressive cleaning. It is mounted with hooks not mastic so I could replace it. I'm just wondering where to get the rouge that would work on glass. I enjoy fixing things, so replacing it wouldn't be any fun for me.
That's a good question. There's got to be online stores that have sections on glass restoration. In some of my old buildings we had glass that was 200 years old.
A friend of mine takes the scratches out of ipod screens by progressively polishing up to 10,000 grit sandpaper
I didn't know it went up to 10,000 grit. I'll have to look for this.
Try using the cleaning solution for glass-top stoves. It has a very mild abrasive in it, but it also fills in etched ares nicely.
westfw7 years ago
What does "how to hack telnet" mean?
I'm equally curious... both "hack" and "telnet" are so vauge...
how to hack with telnet
how to hack your telnet client
how to crack (with) telnet
also possible: how to hack telnet servers, and/or servers that operate a control connection that uses telnet protocols. Telnet is a good (bad) example of the vagueness of RFC-based protocols; good at saying what you should do to accomplish certain common things, but poor in how to handle errors/etc.
regisd westfw6 years ago
will the answer have to be rfc748-compliant?
How I love my SSH...
lawizeg6 years ago
I want to do one on how to draw. Can I? Or has it been answered?
Keith-Kid6 years ago
How bout how to make bonsai? I've always wanted to make one of those
Is my how to build stairs instructable accepted?
noahw (author)  chaoscampbell6 years ago
Sorry to leave you hanging without an answer for a little while there...you're project is accepted to the group, but I am going to leave it up on the list since I think that we could still get another entry that would fill in the missing steps and show the process happening live step by step a bit more fully.
i am going to attempt the six pack abs one, i dont have abs yet but im close i will follow my instructable and post how many days it took me to get six pack abs.
zachninme6 years ago
Ooh, can you put up a picture of the bumper sticker?
noahw (author)  zachninme6 years ago
Here is the file I used to print the stickers on our sticker printer!
bq_final-to-print.jpg
Nice bumper sticker! I'll definitely need to do one of these Instructables now!
noahw (author)  technick296 years ago
There are still plenty of questions still unanswered, so have at it!
zachninme noahw6 years ago
Sticker printer!? What don't you guys have?
phyzome6 years ago
How do I suggest a Burning Question? (Of course, if I later answer my own Burning Question, I can't win the prize.) In any case, here it is: "Build an electron microscope". I've been wondering if one could build a transmission electron microscope (TEM) using a CRT with some servos mounted inside, to move a microscope slide around. You'd probably have to attach a vacuum pump to keep the filament from burning, and I bet the sample would have to be grounded.
noahw (author)  phyzome6 years ago
That sounds like the mother all Burning Questions! I'm not going to put it on the list, but, if you did submit that project we would definitely send you something cool.
phyzome noahw6 years ago
Hah, I wish! It's way beyond my skill, though.
Sedu hairstyles? Like straightening your hair, you mean? I'm a little confused by this one. I tried to google it but only got ads for flat irons. :P
noahw (author)  jessyratfink6 years ago
I'm confused by that one too. Sedu hairstyles apparently refers to the hair iron that straightens hair itself, but people seem to be searching for "sedu hairstyles" anyway. I don't think anyone really knows what it is exactly. I do know that Jennifer Aniston is somehow at the center of the entire operation and that roughly 1/4 of the entire internet is somehow related to sedu and sedu hairstyles.
Hahaha, it's true. There were so many pages, and half of them mentioned Jennifer Aniston. I'm convinced it just has to do with straightening hair, but perhaps someone can clear up why Sedu flat irons are so popular? I bet Oprah mentioned them. YOU RUIN EVERYTHING, OPRAH!
Brennn106 years ago
I got my Burning Questions Prize pack in the mail today. I love the patch and the bumper sticker. They are great. But my mom wouldn't let me stick it to her car. :(
Keith-Kid6 years ago
I'm late, but I'm gonna make a how to draw anime instructable anyway. Just to add some instructables to my name....I'm still invisible on instructables......
You are not invisible. See?? I've replied to this comment.
You can be invisible if you want. Just turn your avatar white. Or hide under a black sheet in a dark room. And if you were invisible, would noahw reply to your comment? X-actly.
Oh, god, I'm going on a rant. Stop now Ethan, stop now. But it doesn't take long to get noticed, I still have yet to achieve noteriety (did I spell that wrong)?? And you don't need Instructables to be a well known and respected member of the Ibles community. Just look at Goodhart. He hasn't made one yet (due to circumstances), and he still is a great mind, and is greatly respected. Just put forth all you have got, and eventually you will be noticed.
Your picture of a rabid....I have seriously visualized that rabid saying all that to me hahahahahahha Even the voice
Once you have played RRR for as long as I have, everyone starts to sound and look like that.
noahw (author)  Keith-Kid6 years ago
Remember - macro settings and good lighting! Go for it! You'll be known in no time for your drawing skills.
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I answered the burning question which is "How to get rid of fleas". Check it out by clicking :HERE::HERE:

-Brian
Got another set of additions -how to fly a plane, I can answer that but thought it might aswell be there -how to navigate with a map and compass and how to navigate with a map in a town, I understand but couldn't write an instructable -build a shed/ garage/ outhouse last time our ground was so bad the shed needed half a ton of concrete, I'm not doing that again. Ha saw the questions bout making out instructable, good question though... By the way you guys owe me big time my Ex, a bonafide stalker read the how to talk to an ex instructable then decided that I was the lowest order of life possible (now we're on the same page), I took a half hour of constant squawking and jabbering till i got on my bus... Apparently though it was good because i was never that civil or nice to her after we broke up... The plane bit was bad because there was one time she called me while i was flying, got me in a buttload of trouble.
bobbyk8817 years ago
I have a question. If someone was to make an instructable on how to make out would the person who is doing the instructable and the other person who helped him/her also get a T-shirt?
noahw (author)  bobbyk8817 years ago
If the Instructable were a collaboration between two people, and both of them authored it, then yes, we would send you two prize packs. We're not sending t-shirts anymore for Burning Questions, so please be aware that you will receive a prize pack, not a t-shirt.

The How to Make Out question is a big one. Please see the How to Kiss Instructable to get an idea of what we have in mind.
bobbyk881 noahw7 years ago
What I mean is, if I was to make an instructable on how to make out using my grilfriend and I would we both get a prize pack?
noahw (author)  bobbyk8817 years ago
As I said above - so long as the Instructable was written by both you and your girlfriend, then we will send you each prize packs. So, simply make the Instructable a collaboration and be sure to include her point of view of things and you should be good to go. How old are you by the way? We might want someone who is over 18 to answer this question, so I just want to make sure.
bobbyk881 noahw7 years ago
I don't want to make it I was just wondering with that kinda thing. Thanks for answering my question. bobbyk881
Keith-Kid7 years ago
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noahw (author)  Keith-Kid7 years ago
Nope, it's just what's on the list for now. Publish it anyway though!
Keith-Kid noahw7 years ago
aw...ok......guess I liked the chance to`get a prize. Oh well
Bran7 years ago
As with the Burning Question of "How to fillet a salmon", would the fish have to be a salmon, or could it be a fish that is exists in my region, like a (largemouth) bass?
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
Can I still write the "How to write and Essay" Burning question? It was on the list and now it is gone and I am already half done with my version.
noahw (author)  Mr. Rig It7 years ago
The question has been answered by two other users, however, if you feel that your Instructable has important points to add in addition to what's already been submitted then we'd love to have it. Let me know what you decide to do, Noah
SFHandyman7 years ago
I have a burning question: "How do you wire a 12 volt car stereo inside your home?". They are so small and high tech now, I'd much rather have a small box, and plain speakers to mount in the sides of furniture or walls. (A drop down LCD over the bed, or on an arm that could swing out in front of your favorite chair, wouldn't be out of the question either) I could have a set of speakers in my headboard or footboard. A set in the kitchen, a set in the bathroom, maybe even a set on a patio if I had one. With a step down converter it would run on a possibly safer? 12 volts (although DC I think). There are even bluetooth ones that pick up off of MP3 players. Add a bluetooth connection to my PC and its music could travel with me from room to room - also some have USB plugs for memory sticks. Only a matter of time when SD or even Micro SD get installed. How great would that be? The "Romantic" card, the "Party" card, the "Homework" card, The "House cleaning" card, Xmas, Mom's visit, ... My inspiration was when my auto mechanic cousin built such a system for his Mom when he was a teen. There was a speaker in the top of the close hamper in the bathroom!
By the way, the cousin passed on years ago.
Buy a converter like this and either cut the DC plug off and use the existing wires or attach to your stereo using a cigarette plug adapter. Then just wire the rest of the wires as needed (hook car speakers up according to wire color. Home speakers might need an amp depending on how much power they draw)
Gjdj37 years ago
I finished the how to write an essay instructable! Check it out if you'd like. Now I'm just waiting for it to be added to the group. They probably have to check it before they add it or something.

Happy Holidays!
MrStuff7 years ago
"HOW TO MAKE MONEY"? As in counterfeiting?
noahw (author)  MrStuff7 years ago
I think that it could be either. Making money through counterfeiting or earning it legitimately - both would be interesting no? Be prepared though - if you get into counterfeiting the Secret Service is going to come after you. Or at least, that's what we were told to believe in those Clint Eastwood movies. Hard to know the difference between what's real and what I think is real, but that I really just learned from movies.
MrStuff noahw7 years ago
True. So if say i did one entitled "How To Make Money - Getting a Job (Legally)" would that work {pun intended}?
Keith-Kid7 years ago
Hmmn... I think I'll try my hand at how to draw dragons....
Gjdj37 years ago
What exactly is in the prize pack? And I think I will be doing how to write an essay. I've got a whole crapload of teaching materials on this so I think I could make a pretty darn good Instructable.
noahw (author)  Gjdj37 years ago
As the contest rules state, the prize pack consists of a brand new Instructables robot patch - which we just had printed up, and a Burning Questions bumper sticker. If you have teaching materials on how to write an essay then you should definitely write that one up. Go for it!
Gjdj3 noahw7 years ago
Thanks. Sorry I didn't read the rules carefully enough. I was speed reading during a free period. I'm just putting it up now. I've got to add the pics so it will be up in about, 5 min.
bob314157 years ago
Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!
noahw (author)  bob314157 years ago
Glad you liked it!
Keith-Kid7 years ago
Hypothetically....... Is it possible to make 2 instructables and win 2 prizes?
noahw (author)  Keith-Kid7 years ago
As the instructions state - if you answer more then one burning question you won't get a second identical prize, but I will send you something extra along with your original prize when things ship the week after next. Go for it!
Keith-Kid7 years ago
I made the Instructable for a paper flower !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keith-Kid7 years ago
When they say paper flower....can it b origami?
noahw (author)  Keith-Kid7 years ago
An origami flower is fine. Just remember - the title has to be exactly the same as what's above, and it's got to be good quality. We can even have an origami version and some other version if we need to.
Keith-Kid noahw7 years ago
awesome thanks!!!!
I'll make an Instructable on how to fix a stuck pixel on an lcd monitor. I've done it a million times before (I have a crappy monitor) I'll post it tomorrow morning.
How long does it take to find out if yours is good? I did fold a paper rose last night but it hasn't been accepted to the group yet. is it not good enough? or am I just impatient?
Super_David7 years ago
ill do anime
just saying... how to swim is in the answered questions, but is also in the unanswered list
noahw (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Fixed. Thanks for pointing that out!
alexhalford7 years ago
How to pass a drugs test: Not taking drugs is the first solution that springs to mind.
i can do an instructable on this, but i dont have a camera(and i dont know why you would need one)
noahw (author)  ledzep5677 years ago
Every Instructable on the site is going to need pictures - so if you're going to take a stab at it, best to borrow someone's camera.
awoodcarver7 years ago
Why would you want to talk to an ex? Depends on how you broke up did she and you just decide you couldn't get along and go ? Did it end with a big fight and nasty knife wounds to the groin and sitting in handcuffs bleeding in the back of a police car?
Patrik7 years ago
I'd like to add another request:

  • How to cure olives
Every fall, I see hundreds of olive trees in neighborhoods around the Bay Area that are just dropping their lovely olives on the ground. If it weren't for the fact that uncured olives taste absolutely disgusting, you could probably live off the local olive trees for 2-3 months out of the year.
whats wrong with them? they probably just need a couple asprin and some bed rest. ha!... sorry.... couldn't resist
You're a sick, sick man. I would recommend a 3-month soak in brine with regular washings for you...
wertokz7 years ago
Dang, we just bottled our wine =(. Won't be making any for ages.
i can do "how to make hair bows"
Me too. I worked as a costumer on plays and movies. What kind of bows do folks want to make? Email or orangeboard me some photos of what you want to make and I'll show you how to make them.
just add to the same group as before? Thankfully I've had many varied and colourful conversations with ex's lately because 2 of them realised they knew eachother and ones of them knows the girl I've been with lately (im not a manwhore...) Also if I can shave and figure out what it is I do different then I could do that...
yay, i might do one of these. :-)
Uru Wolf7 years ago
I know how to fix stuck lcd/tft pixels. _ I don't think I would be able to make an instructable in time though. I would need to make/research some programs. I could post the concept of it here if people wish?
noahw (author)  Uru Wolf7 years ago
In time for what? This is an ongoing contest - you can submit an answer to a Burning Question at any time so long as someone hasn't answered the question first.
Uru Wolf noahw7 years ago
Oh right _ Thanks for that. Hehe. As you can tell I am new here.
zachninme7 years ago
According to ask.com, the top 10 things people search for starting with "how to":
  • how to tie a tie
  • how to
  • how to get pregnant
  • how to build
  • how to lose weight
  • how to lose weight fast
  • how to write a bibliography
  • how to make a website
  • how to make out
  • how to write an essay
Good to know we covered those bases.
Google suggest, on the other hand, was harder to copy/paste.
The 2 things I noticed that we didn't have:
  • how to make money
  • how to make a bow
  • how to knit (?)
I take how to write an essay. Lol. I'm a nerd. Sorry.
noahw (author)  AKFortySheep7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
I'll get it up on Friday for sure. Is that too late or is it alright?
noahw (author)  AKFortySheep7 years ago
Friday is great!
suggsugg7 years ago
I call how to decorate a Christmas tree
actually, change that to tissue paper flower, someone else can do Christmas tree decorating
noahw (author)  suggsugg7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
suggsugg noahw7 years ago
I had all the pictures on my phone that got stolen, but I guess I'll just do it again
zachninme7 years ago
I'm going to make an ible on a non-traditional ornament; does it count?
I'll also do "How to write an essay", on further thought.
noahw (author)  zachninme7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
zachninme noahw7 years ago
Yeah, I've just been really busy recently, I've had to actually write essays, its almost ironic.
im all over dead pixels. they will be rising from the dead BEGGING me to stop ;)
noahw (author)  zoundsPadang7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  zoundsPadang7 years ago
Glad to hear it! What are your methods? I have seen the massage technique before, and it's always a good idea to tell people to identify dead pixels by looking a full screen image of just white, but do you have any other super secret approaches?
If i told you they wouldnt be super secret would they? Yeh im going to start off with FINDING them, then a massage and a boat load of software for doing both. Ill also include anythign that i pick up along the way.
Whitezombie7 years ago
i got dibs on how to talk to your Ex
noahw (author)  Whitezombie7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  Whitezombie7 years ago
ex_mo has already started work on this Instructable (see comments below) - but that's ok, it's fine to have two answers for that question - it's a tricky one. Maybe you two could collaborate on it?
I'm missing what aspect of telnet would be "hackable". Can we have some of the actual telnet related questions to work with?
noahw (author)  WayneBuckhanan7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  WayneBuckhanan7 years ago
The text that people are searching for is literally: "How to hack telnet" From what I could find I think this means how to hack using telnet, or something more along those lines.
bhunter7367 years ago
I think I can do a nice one on "How to pour a beer". Im not a beer drinker, but my brother in law is so much so that he brews his own. Also, the principle is the same with any carbonated drink to maintain the fizz. Although you do want a nice "head" on a beer which I will fully consult said brother in law about before writing the instructable.
noahw (author)  bhunter7367 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  bhunter7367 years ago
Sounds good - get to it! While you're at it, encourage your brother in law to post some of his beer brewing information in an Instructable of his own.
Oh and when's the due date? not the 10th!
noahw (author)  zoundsPadang7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  zoundsPadang7 years ago
No due date for these projects - they are on a first come first served basis. Until the project is taken off of the list it's fair game!
ex_mo7 years ago
"How to talk to your ex" Hmm. Maybe I should write this one. I'll work on it...
ex_mo ex_mo7 years ago
okay. I can't stop thinking about this one. It's mine!
noahw (author)  ex_mo7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  ex_mo7 years ago
Sweet! I expect your going to get some funny comments in response to this. If you write this one right I suspect that you'll not only have a good time putting it together but actually have quite a popular Instructable on your hands (or computer so to speak).
edwarben7 years ago
Unfortunately I know several ways to pass a drug test. If otherwise good people are going to lose jobs over drugs, I guess I will do it.
noahw (author)  edwarben7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
sardines4547 years ago
i'll do learn CPR, i'm certified so it should probably be done this weekend
noahw (author)  sardines4547 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
noahw (author)  sardines4547 years ago
laserbman is also going to do to "Learn CPR" - but it's totally fine to have more then one entry for each topic if two people start at the same time. Perhaps you two want to collaborate?
MrStuff7 years ago
Can I still do "How To Pour Beer"? I kinda started this already.
noahw (author)  MrStuff7 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making the Burning Questions Contest public on Friday 12/21, so if you are still planning on writing up your Instructable, now is the time to do it. I hope to see your project submitted to the group. We're really hoping that established authors like yourself will tackle some of the best Burning Questions in this preview round.
Please do. : )
noahw (author)  MrStuff7 years ago
Sure thing - if you both come up with worthy Instructables I'll send prizes to both of you.
Brennn107 years ago
Hey Noah, currently I am making an Instructable on how to make a Graham Cracker House. Instead of gingerbread, we are using graham crackers. We are making them in German class Friday. I will try to take some pictures during class (if I am allowed), and use them as my own, because I don't really want to steel pictures of the internet. Could that be a variation of the ginger-bread house? I don't want another prize pack, I just love making instructables.
noahw (author)  Brennn107 years ago
I think that we want to have the ginger bread house be made of real ginger bread. I saw the published instructable though - the pictures we're a little small, but it looked like a nice house. It warms my heart just knowing how much you like making Instructables. We love having them - so keep it up!
Brennn107 years ago
noahw (author)  Brennn107 years ago
It looks totally awesome! Thanks Brenn10! PM with prize claiming instructions will be on its way.
Laserbman7 years ago
sry don't mean to double post on this but i meant to say HOW to do cpr and i know how to do cpr bcuz it is still fresh in my mind
noahw (author)  Laserbman7 years ago
Awesome - I am glad that someone was going to do that one. We were hoping that the person who was going to tackle that could get a hold of the dummy that they use to demonstrate the technique, or perhaps model the motions on a real person. Think about really good photos, awesome video and some nice clear text that goes through what to do for adults, kids and infants.
Laserbman7 years ago
i call " hot to do CPR" i have taken a spr class just recently
I can answer this one right now:"How to pass a drug test." -Don't Do Drugs
noahw (author)  JamesRPatrick7 years ago
This may be true, but it's not gonna qualify for the prize package. Remember - only top quality Instructables will be admitted to the Burning Questions group!
mzed7 years ago
I hate to say it, but building a still is super well covered here:

http://www.moonshine-still.com/

dchall8 mzed7 years ago
I agree and could add several other sites ranging from pot stills to ethanol fuel stills with materials including horse troughs, glass chemistry equipment, copper pipe, and plastic balls. Considering the kinds of folks who distilled spirits for hundreds of years without the modern technology, it can't be that hard. How do you write an Instructable for something that's covered so well elsewhere, and still hold your head up?
noahw (author)  dchall87 years ago
I have written several Instructables about topics that are already well covered on the web and have felt just fine about. It's ok to have redundent content at Instructables that appears elsewhere for a variety of reasons. First off, no two how-tos or projects will ever be the same. Everyone sees the same problem differently and with a topic as wide as at home distilling there are sure to be countless approaches. Secondly, just because something is available elsewhere doesn't mean that it is easy to find, or that the Instructables community is aware of it. The best way to show something to the Instructables community is to write an instructable about it.
dchall87 years ago
Writing an essay is well covered on the web, although I have never seen one that was well illustrated. Here's the one that fits best with the way I learned.
dchall87 years ago
What is a messenger pop up? Seriously. I've never seen one.
locofocos7 years ago
OOH! OOH! I GOT HOW TO STOP MESSENGER POPUPS!!!!! me gonna kill any1 who take it!!!!!!!
Brennn107 years ago
I call how to play Soccer!! Hopefully I have time to put it together in the next week or so!
woofboy1117 years ago
I'll show how to build a ginger bread house.
Dr. No7 years ago
I'll cover "How to Fix a Stuck Pixel"
alfonso7 years ago
Yay, I have been thinking about doing a instructable on how to play soccer, I will try to do it once exams are over.
I'm going to make an iBle on Decorative Wooden Snowman Family. They could be used as ornaments.
Unless you mean those round glass ones.