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Take a tour of Instructables! Answered

There's so much cool stuff here, I thought people (new and old) might enjoy a guided tour.

Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. These awesome people make it all happen. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others; more history is here.

Instructables is the combination of a number of things. First, there are the Instructables themselves. These are step-by-step descriptions of things people want to share. They are educational, inspirational, and often replicable.

The Dachshund Wheel chair is my favorite. A passionate user shared something close to his heart, and has had a positive impact on many lives.

There's the whimsical: Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube. And, of course, the whimsical inspired by the whimsical: Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube. And, the plain ridiculous: How to Get a Free Yacht and its complete saga.

A cornerstone of what makes Instructables great is the comments. People ask questions, give praise, or offer improvements; this sets up a conversation between the project author and the community. Check out this cookie recipe where the author responds to a question about substitutions for someone who wants cookies now.

Many of the best Instructables have won one of our contests: Show Your Heart Valentine's Day Contest, Holiday Homemade Gifts contest, Take Thanksgiving to the Next Level contest, Halloween Project contest, and The Magnet Challenge.

Instructables has a lively forum for opinion and discussion. Really smart and talented people hang out here. Have a look at a forum topic on water tunnel testing complete with Reynold's number equations.

Finally, what really makes Instructables great is the community surrounding it. These are passionate people that want to share what they did and how they did it. In recognition of this, Instructables won the 2006 Wired Rave Award for industrial design. Instructables gave power to the individuals so they could positively impact the world. Also, check out some of the news articles about Instructables.

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AiltonL

2 years ago

Thanks!!

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Juki62

2 years ago

Thank you

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nabilinda

2 years ago

Thanks so much! I'm eager to get involved on the part of my students.

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Magnavox90

2 years ago

Glad I found this place. It's an amazing thing when people come together to learn and share!

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Recordeer

2 years ago

A much better site than Pinterest. So long, my pinning days are over!

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HayleyW14

2 years ago

cool I love instrucbables

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flaming robot

2 years ago

Hi, I'm new to the community but so far I love it! I can build everything!

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Ria Hassan

2 years ago

Please help me to write down the code on arduino for the 8x8x8 led cube.

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HamiltonArtists

2 years ago

I am so excited to get started I bought a C02 Laser and here I am learning how to use it as well as all the other very cool things

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snowlily

2 years ago

I was very fortunate to receive a Premium membership as a gift, and on behalf of all my students thank you. I am so excited to be part of this awesome community :)

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Victoria Garratt

3 years ago

I've never been a very 'arty' person but I have recently become involved in an after school club for young children. I have great ideas but not the first clue about how to achieve them so Instructables has already answered some of those questions, like, how to use gelatine to make a mould. Great stuff! I'm sure I'll be on here a lot and, who knows I might produce an Instructables myself!

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arinanu

3 years ago

Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. These awesome people make it all happen. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others; more history is here.

Instructables is the combination of a number of things. First, there are the Instructables themselves. These are step-by-step descriptions of things people want to share. They are educational, inspirational, and often replicable.

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arinanu

3 years ago

I've been looking up to instructables for years. I am really happy to be part of this community

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JasbatDrummer

3 years ago

Hey everyone!

I was really surprised after I asked a question to your team, and I received a Premium membership as a gift?! Wow, that is wonderful. I've been looking up to instructables for years. I am really happy to be part of this community.

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KitemanJasbatDrummer

Reply 3 years ago

Use it wisely - post an instructable, take a class...

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sk360

3 years ago

happy to be here.

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MsStylez3000

3 years ago

Lots to Discover here!!

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DMG RECORDS

3 years ago

AM HAPPY TO FIND THIS COMMUNITY AND GLAD TO BECOME A MEMEBER

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michalak4

3 years ago

very informative

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DougM65

3 years ago

I am happy to have finally joined the community!

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avanyway

3 years ago

good i like

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evapersons

3 years ago

i need to have a canadian number

thats y i kame ova here

turkish

want that number for use

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Jacelto

3 years ago

This website is very cool. I enjoy it!

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FrozenWarrior

3 years ago

<3 Instructables!! (helped me understand the last step to making a ninja star! YEY!!)

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Jojos Nonni

3 years ago

1) Where is this so-called 'Guided Tour'? 2) What exactly IS the purpose of this Comment section?? No matter what question/ feedback I've seen posted, it seems the answer is 'HERE is not the appropriate place to ask/ say that' (BTW, these sometimes not-so-nice replies are all from fellow Pro users, NOT staffers OR Instructables moderators)

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1) The article above your comment 2) the reason we say this is not the right place is that if you post a forum topic you will get the attention of the staff (and we aren't trying to be mean we are just trying to help solve their problem)

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sanjibt

3 years ago

http://www.nepalguideinfo.com/manaslu-trekking/

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NickDaBoss421

3 years ago

this website is really cool. you can find almost everything!!!

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Crux alpha

3 years ago

Instructables is very good

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sylviamackey

3 years ago

Wow I feel like I've found my peeps! This site is awesome. Thanks Eric

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GLaDOS_

3 years ago

I LoVE It ToO

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EzyCraft

3 years ago

Love this site.. can't wait to join the communities!

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Parthiv Joshi

3 years ago

this site has all i need.I can find anything here

Thanks a lot

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zsazsa666

3 years ago

So glad I found this site. I love trying new things and will share some of my bizarre art and DIY soon.

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ali fernando 1983

3 years ago

Well, I finally found an
interesting web page...

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daisy451

3 years ago

When ever i make an instructable it will not let me publish it

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Brooklyntoniadaisy451

Reply 3 years ago

I see that you have just published an instructable. I'm not sure why you think it didn't publish. In the future, be sure to post comments like these in the correct forum.

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Miss Delisha

3 years ago

Hello Everyone...glad to join...not usually very "flashy" when it comes to profile pics, but particularly wanted to make a statement on this forum due to the fact I took a ride on a crazy train to get here!!!!!!

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MSX3clcs

3 years ago

LA MARA

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judy.r.pittman

3 years ago

I am having some issue of staying logged in when I try to add to a collection. how do i move from the draft tab tohave the ability to add to a collection?

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you should probably make a forum topic about the problem because you wont get much help when you post on an unrelated topic

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1357900alex

3 years ago

Не добавляются ключевые слова в посте

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1357900alexKiteman

Reply 3 years ago

Как оказалось при включенном в яндекс-браузере переводчики ключевые слова не добавляются. Теперь уже разобрался, все ок