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1 large ible or 5 smaller ones? Answered

Hi All,

I have just finished up building 5 projects. Each one could be a full instructable but the five can work together. I want to include them in the audio comp. Each project has a lot of info on it though. Do I write a huge 50/60 step ible or 5 smaller 10 step ibles and explain in the first step that each is part of a larger overall project. Maybe give a brief overview of the 5 builds as the last step in each ible. 

I'n not sure what will give me the best chances in the contest because only one ible can win a prize for me. Is a huge 60 step ible describing 5 smaller builds too much?

Any thoughts are appreciated...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 6 years ago

Without knowing what the project(s) actually are, it's very hard to give a definitive answer, but:

> Very long projects tend not to do very well in contests.

> If you post five separate projects, they need to be able to stand alone - having to click between different projects to be able to complete just one of them will put people off.

> If you publish them separately, you can always gather them into a Collection, and share that URL when you want to share the whole project.

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DIY_DAVE
DIY_DAVE

6 years ago

Thanks for all the great advice! I think I'll write 5 instead of one. The 5 projects are individual wifi enabled speakers. Each can work as a standalone device but I have built 5 as a mult-room hifi system. Each connecting to a central tablet that controls them all. So I was unsure if people will see the full potential of the entire system if I write 5 individual instructable. I have decided to do just that but the last step in each will have links to the other 4. Hopefully connecting the dots together nicely.

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iceng
iceng

6 years ago

Smaller ones and put pointers to each other so interested users can click and follow :)

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bwrussell
bwrussell

6 years ago

Absolutely smaller ones. I open a guide and see 50 pages and I hit the back button immediately.

Give a short paragraph on the first step with links and then use a part of the final steps to show how it all goes together. You could publish a collection with all of them together afterwards too.