Picture of Best Technology Projects of 2012
Before the world comes to an abrupt end, I thought it would be pertinent to look back on the last year, and highlight some of my favorite Tech Instructables. Initially, I was going to make this a top 20 list, but with over 5,600 Technology projects to choose from, had trouble narrowing it down. After much mental gymnastics, I managed to narrow it down to a respectably-sized list of 30 great projects. I present to you now - in no particular order - my list of highlights for 2012.

Randy Sarafan
Technology Editor

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The Pandora's Box Internet Radio Player helped 'cracked the lid, - so to speak - on some of the amazing features of the Raspberry Pi. I think this simple and clever project is going to prove inspirational to many more projects to come.
corporatelab6 months ago


Very impressed by your summary and also this great format. Hat off.

dainamartin6 months ago

This is just awesome. I have read electronics and communication, whenever I saw these kind of post I just go back to my college Life.! Was Awesome :) . Well Post.

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nerd74732 years ago
I think this is awesome!!! good job man
robochick2 years ago
Great job! These are all really awesome projects! You always post great Instructables!
kisshunter2 years ago
Quite cool that Pandora's Box!
crazyg2 years ago
cheers, i dont get out much
heato2 years ago
A zeppelin has a rigid structure. This would have to be a blimp. (technically) :)
randomray heato2 years ago
Nice catch , it's worst then that though . A zeppelin is a rigid airship made by the Zeppelin Airship Company . Any others are rigid dirigables " steerable airships " . Still it's a great idea . Nice to know there are other airship fans out there .
myakka2 years ago
sounds like you had a "Communication Breakdown" get it? you know like the song?commu... ok i'll stop now
Great collection. Just going through all of them makes me feel charged to jump to my desk and make something new...
JTomM1292 years ago
Thank you! I've benn following Instructibles for about 5 years and it just keeps getting better. This is a great way to see both the breath and the best on the site that is becoming a bit too large and intimidating sometimes. My only other comment is maybe do this monthly instead of once a year? Thanks again!
randofo (author)  JTomM1292 years ago
Thanks for the feedback. Noted. I'll keep an eye on what a monthly overview might look like.
Wow, to find my Pico Blimp among a selection of such great projects!

bajablue2 years ago
Visions of Apocalypto are now dancing through my head!
rimar20002 years ago
Thanks for doing this excellent selection for us.
Tomdf2 years ago
I still can't get over how clean that freeform headphone amp is. It's just perfect in every way.
depotdevoid2 years ago
This is a great list, there are always so many cool projects here it's easy to miss them. I was surprised at how many I'd not seen before!
These are really cool.
eyesee2 years ago
Very good
mikeasaurus2 years ago
As a bonus, project 31 should add the Prank Box, made by Randy.
A technology project mixed with mischief, this sealed box has only a key slot (key came separately) and a warning not to use the key slot. I like this project because you deliberately want to disobey the warning and crank that key, no matter your better judgement, which will inevitably complete the prank you know is coming.

Randy pranked me with this; he pranked me good.
Qtechknow2 years ago
Cool!!! Thanks for putting me in there!