You can start your first Instructable by mousing over "Submit" on the top navigation and clicking "New Instructable." Or, you can just click here!
If you're new to the site, welcome! This guide will help you navigate through creating an Instructable.
Step 1: Subject matter
want to share their knowledge. So, the best question to ask yourself about writing an Instructable is this: "Am I passionate, enthusiastic, and really excited about the project I am about to share."
Some good examples of Instructables written by passionate people:
Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube
Dixie Cup Spherical Dodecahedron
Teddy Bear Remote Control
We are also looking for people to write Instructables on some specific topics. Check out the Burning Questions if you are looking for something to write an Instructable about.
If you have a question, comment, idea, or request for collaborators, please post that in the forums. Instructables must include instruction.
Of course, there are some exceptions. If you did something that completely failed, and can teach others how not to repeat your error, that can make an excellent Instructable. Check How Not To for a good example of this.
Please do not make Instructables that violate our terms of service. Here is a brief, human-readable version of the TOS.
Instructables is rapidly evolving, growing, and becoming more and more exciting. Our vision for the project is captured in the about page, but I thought you might enjoy a more practical approach. So, here's a human readable terms of service (from here).
Please use Instructables to:
- Document and show off how you built your projects.
hot off your work bench, or fully debugged and ready to make a million units.
If there's instruction, if someone can learn from and improve upon your work, it's an Instructable.
- Demonstrate how to do something.
how to change a car tire,
how to use a software product,
how to sail a boat.
- Solicit feedback or help on projects.
Work together with other users to improve on projects.
Post derivative projects that show your contribution or innovation to an existing Instructable.
We are working on tools to make this easier.
- Market your project.
Are you willing to cook your awesome recipe for others?
Are you the best at what you do and willing to share your service?
Let people know. We are working on tools to make this easier.
Please don't use Instructables to:
- Advertise without any useful instruction.
- Post projects that are inappropriate.
- Post comments that are mean-spirited or insulting.