In the year 2009 we've seen over 12,000 new Instructables get published. It's an amazing number with tons and tons of cool projects, recipes, ideas, and so much more. This place is growing and getting ever more diverse and awesome.

To celebrate the year, we're posting a series of guides showing off the Best of 2009. We know, we know, the year isn't over yet, but we just couldn't wait. The first list here shows the Instructables that have been published this year that have received the most comments.

The number of comments alone does not necessarily indicate a great Instructable, but you have to admit that these did cause a lot of discussion.

Best of 2009: Top-Rated Instructables
Best of 2009: Top Viewed Instructables
Best of 2009: Best of Each Category