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Top 10 Back-to-School Instructables Answered

Thanks to an idea from Labot2001, we've put together a list of some of our favorite back-to-school Instructables. Whether you're getting set for another year of school or helping to prepare someone else, these Instructables will help you get back into the classroom mindset in true DIY style.

Floppy Disk Bag by Imanalchemist
Floppy disks are now rarely used to carry information, but they can effectively carry all of your stuff. If you like this project, also check out Imanalchemists's Floppy Tote and Floppy Binder
Eraser Flash Drive by fungus amungus
Stealthily conceal your flash drive in the guise of a standard pink eraser.
Nintendo Lunchbox by fluctifragus
Is that a sandwich in your Nintendo or are you just happy to have an awesome lunchbox?
Homemade Whiteboard by ausable
An erasable whiteboard can help you keep all of your assignments organized amidst a busy schedule.
Circuit Board Binder by killrsheep
A PCB binder will show all of the other regular, non-creative binders who's boss.
Make Your Own Notebook by chebang
Create a personal notebook with an album cover and some basic bookbinding techniques.
Mont Blanc Pen Hack by kingant
Nobody wants to throw down lots of money for writing utensils; luckily, with this method, you can cheaply recreate an expensive pen on the cheap.
Neoprene Laptop Bag by saul
Pieces of Neoprene, the squishy material often used in wetsuits, can be sewn together to create a functional and comfortable laptop case.
Better Videotape the School Play by westfw
A great videotape will help you remember your child's performance and much more effectively embarrass them when they're older.
How to Do Laundry by linuxmom
While you may disagree, your roommate knows that doing your laundry every once in a while is necessary for college students. For those who need to learn, don't worry: linuxmom is here to rescue you!
There are also some other great Instructables that could help you in school--comment and share those below. From one person going back to school to another, best of luck and have a good year!



9 years ago

I dont start till 4th of sept.

Yet it was September the 6th when you said this...

a little late there i am already in my second week of school

What, where are you from??? My school starts on the 1st of September.

Here in Arizona school starts August 8, usually.

no funny. mine starts on the 8th

down here in tuba city, ours started on the 11th

is ur first name "rye" i mean full name not a nickname.

It's a nickname.

Cool my real name is Rye.

Cool, I forgot my name! :) haha

What? who am I? Where am I??? xD haha

Belgium here! We start the first of september!

i didnt mean to start all of this but when i comment this always happens and its pretty cool to see when every one schools start

haha, me to, in my country we start September the 1st.

Georgia in Europe? Or US Georgia?

USA Georgia. I was replying to the person who lives in Florida (fl) because i live right north of him.

That too, gets out mid May. Should say got out, as I'm not there anymore. But the schedule hasn't changed. Think it might be so some of their summer isn't rainy season. Plus it's expensive to cool the schools in June here, which is probably more of a concern for the system than whether or not the kids get a good summer..

me three. Yes I know, stupid comeback but I couldent resist. BTW are there any instructables concerning Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour?

So? After one week of school, you're so entrenched you can't replace your notebook/binder/lunchbox with something cooler?

What about a "How to Skip School" ible?

there already are many of those. just search how to skip school or something like that.

I do believe that was a burning question.. :D

Oh. I once climbed out a window and jumped off a roof to get out of school early. Another time I jumped an embankment with my old hotrod to get out of school. (They had blocked off the student parking lot and I was trapped inside.) WHen my car landed in the teachers lot, I almost (accidentally) ran over the vice principal and about three other teachers. I got in a little trouble for that one.

Noooo, you would never get yelled at for almost hitting a teacher...


I can't wait till I get my license..


He shouldn't have been standing there!

Gasp, what an honor! Hope it helps........and best of luck in your studies!

Gasp, so honored to be listed! Hope it helps ..... and best of luck in your studies!

im so honored! , never thought my binder would get that much attention :) im going to read the ones i haven't already checked and i definitely have to read the how to do your laundry instructable! have a nice day everybody instructables.com FTW!


9 years ago

Well im in UK and finished school a few months ago, starting college on 4th Sept. Woop!

Aww.... School start 8 months ago here... Dammit Aus... Great Instructables BTW.

Hahahaha I start on sept. 3

Excellent job, Josh! These are wayyyy better than the ones that I found...

Now to go scout craigslist for a NES...

Just check goodwill. I've found them there, especially the controllers.