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How did you come across Instructables?

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I remember when I was browsing the web about a year ago, I was searching for some things to make with K'nex. I found a few tanks, clocks, boats, cars, etc. Then I saw a picture of a gun, a K'nex gun. I clicked on it and it brought me here to Instructables, and I immediately fell in love with the site. So tell me, how did you stumble upon Instructables?

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kajjohnson (author)2010-12-19

Looking for ketchup recipes and bbq sauce recipes...spent all weekend on here

brainiac120 (author)2010-11-18

looked 4 knex guns 1st couple results lead here added it to my favorites bar.

travw (author)2009-12-30

I was looking for little guns (Like out of pen tubes and stuff) to make, and accidentally found 'ibles. YAY FOR STUMBLING!

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-11-27

Same way you did.

ReCreate (author)2009-06-12

If i have not mistaken, It was an I'ble about night vision camera's, And A Hardrive speaker, When i first registered it was to post a comment, And i did not login until later on when the robot started spamming my mail with replies of comments, So i started Commenting more, Until i screwed gmail and simply visited here every day, I think the main thing that drew me here was to ask something about a digital picture frame made out of a PC.

ReCreate (author)ReCreate2009-06-12

Ah, I almost forgot! The #1 thing that made me come here and register was the view all steps on one page option!

Madrias357 (author)2009-06-12

Stumbled over it on several occasions when looking up "Knex Gun" in Google Search and decided to bookmark the site. Became a member when I realized I could get All steps on One Page.

Tom Buckey (author)2009-06-02

I came across instructables when i searched knex ball machin on youtube and i watched Darth train mans project duex and at the end of the video it says instructions at instructables so i typed it in on google and it came up and it turns out its a necessity for me !

Ananand (author)2009-04-25

I sort of was obsessed with guns a few years ago (I still am) and googled "easy gun how to make" and up came the instructables site. I feel so lucky that I stumbled on such a necessity of life. Thank you O Great L Ron Hubbard(jk)

yourcat (author)2009-03-30

I have no clue. I just don't remember.

DrWeird117 (author)2009-03-30

Make magazine. I love you, Make.

Electroinnovation (author)2008-12-21

I actually found it by accident. I was building a trebuchet off of another site and I forgot the name. I typed it in on google.com and I accidentally clicked on a link to instructables. I saw they had step by step instructions so I made it. I have come here ever since.

zachninme (author)2007-12-01

A friend from another site told me about it. The theme of the site matched my interest, so I stayed. (Although, at first, I was a bit taken back by the bright orange colorscheme :P)

Lithium Rain (author)zachninme2008-08-26

I know! At first I thought it was for Halloween (even though it was February) or something. Then I realized...it's permanent...

purduecer (author)Lithium Rain2008-12-08

Eric's (am I allowed to call him Eric?, I haven't been with Instructables that long) favorite color must be orange...

Mepain (author)purduecer2008-12-08

It used to be white, with very little orange, and a bit of grey, if I remember correctly. That was forever ago though.

KentsOkay (author)Mepain2008-12-09

Indeed... Along with the nearly empty front page...

Mepain (author)KentsOkay2008-12-09

The site seemed really small back then. I wish I had taken some screen shots.

KentsOkay (author)Mepain2008-12-10

I remember at first I didn't like the new look...

Mepain (author)KentsOkay2008-12-10

Haha, same.

Lithium Rain (author)purduecer2008-12-08

Haha, yes.

11010010110 (author)2008-12-09

googled for solar panel howtos. stared with open mouth at the main page ('instructables --> all') for quite a while

purduecer (author)2008-12-08

Hmmmm, this topic has one of the highest views to comments ratios I've seen...good job :-)

purduecer (author)2008-12-08

Got referred by a friend, and have enjoyed myself thoroughly here ever since :-)

barrax (author)2008-12-08

i typed knex gun into google (i wanted to know if anyone else had made one) and bang, theres hundreds. the one i made before that was just a model, this site has taught me how to make them shoot.

n8man (author)2008-10-15

I was researching for a glider and I came across the website a few times (I think it was during the throw it contest this year). I do remember the site looking totally different than it does today but I don't remember as much orange. I went back to the site a week or so later and made a few thinks from golics and found Alex the Great's Led cube and I think I joined a week or two later because I was tired of the ads and wanted to see instructables on only one page

The Jamalam (author)2008-05-30

I typed 'knex machine gun' onto youtube because I had nothing else to do, and I found a video of Perfect duck's knexecutioner, and in the information box I found a link to instructables. Thank you Perfect Duck : )

strato96 (author)The Jamalam2008-10-14

Same for me.

The Jamalam (author)strato962008-10-15

wow thats cool

kelseymh (author)2008-10-14

If anyone is still interested in answers to this question ... There are lots of references to Instructables in Make magazine, so I knew about the site but hadn't visited it. A friend of mine suggested converting my project write-up Web page into an Instructable, which got me involved.

nichodo (author)2008-09-05

i found the site by a video on youtube and I signed up.

Kiteman (author)2007-12-16

It seems a lot of new members are getting here by googling for the phrase how to commit suicide - Instructables is the third hit.

astrozombies138 (author)Kiteman2008-01-28

oh my....

time to make a anti-suicide'ible?

I think so.

I thought I came close enough with the ones I wrote...

Yes, but if so many people are looking for this, I think we need a specific counter-ible, if you will. I propose a collaboration.

Danny (author)Kiteman2007-12-20

thats how i got here

tech-king (author)Danny2008-02-17

for real??

Danny (author)tech-king2008-02-18

lol yeh...:| no i didnt really.

royalestel (author)Kiteman2007-12-16

So we are the source of our own nerf trolls? Heh.

knex mad (author)2008-08-26

i came a cross instructables through a u tube video

Rockerx (author)2008-08-23

I don't remember...oh well all I know is that now I go here everyday to see whats new.

Redneck2 (author)2008-08-23

I was looking how to turn a nerf gun into an airsoft gun on google and clicked on the link and it brought me here. now if i need to build something or just want to build something i come here.

Yak (author)2008-07-26

I was looking for the layout of an orrery (rotating model planet thingy) and somehow came here. Didn't find what I was looking for, but I was so impressed by not finding anything that I signed up. Beautiful place.

Firebert010 (author)2008-02-17

I was looking for blowgun dart plans (something I was briefly into over the summer) and found a link to here. I became a member shortly after and have been here almost every day since then. (It is my homepage after all...)

bumpus (author)Firebert0102008-07-20

I found the site the same exact way! None of my darts ever worked.. :(

Keith-Kid (author)Firebert0102008-02-23

there's an idea. Instructables as my homepage. Why didn't I think of that??!!!!!

Kiteman (author)2007-12-03

I got here via spam! I got an email advertising Popular Science magazine, visited their site, followed a few links, ran across Make and ended up here. I stayed here because it seemed much more accessible and welcoming than the Make site did.

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-07-20

Spam is good. Spam brought us Kiteman. All hail spam.