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What would you recommend for an instructable length? How many steps? Can there be too many steps or too much detail per step?

I am working on a project that I want to do a write up on, but it is a fairly involved project (designing the project, metal work, wood work, electronics, and coding). In my project, there are 2 main components of the project. If the length starts to become too long, would it be better to break the instructable into 2?

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jessyratfinkBest Answer (author)2017-09-01

Honestly, I'd put it all together in one instructable! I am not sure there can be too many steps. Most readers will assume that more steps = more instructions and no one can be upset with that. Longer instructables always seem to do well. :)

You are right in that there can be too much detail per step, though! I'd try to break it down so you have 3-4 pictures on each step max. Trying to describe what's going on in a wall of photos can be tricky for both you and the reader since you have to click to display more than 3-4 photos.

I'm looking forward to what you make :D

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mttwsmth20 (author)2017-08-30

Your lenth of time should be one month.

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dfaszer (author)mttwsmth202017-08-30

Sorry, but your answer doesn't make any sense to me. What should be one month?

I moreso meant, how many steps would be considered too long. How much text in one step is too long?

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synapslap (author)dfaszer2017-09-01

I wouldn't say there would need to be any text exception of dimensions and possibly a torque spec

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