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The Best of Instructables Book Has Been Sent To The Printer Answered

The Best of Instructables Book has been finalized and sent to the printer. We're cutting it awfully close, but it looks like we'll still be able to release it at the Austin Maker Faire, even if the copies will be arriving directly from the printer on the first day! Getting it out in time seems to have nearly killed Gareth.

I read all of the final proofs yesterday morning, and The Best of Instructables is excellent. It reminded me of my first electronics book, Build Your Own Laser, Phaser, Ion Ray Gun & Other Working Space-Age Projects, which completely captivated me on my first read. The high-voltage projects especially appealed to me -- "I could make and control high-voltage sparks?! Cool!" I count this book among one of the first things that convinced me to become an engineer.

The Best of Instructables has that same flavor, and because there is so much more available on the website, it is that much better. I know this book will inspire a lot of people to build, bake, and create some incredible projects, and I can't wait to see what they are.

See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.

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tgfmk2
tgfmk2

12 years ago

yes is this going to come out in australia

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 12 years ago

Finally someone brings up the important issue!!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Yay, I can't wait to get it, I'm going to display it proudly along with some other publications of personal note to myself...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Someday my book will be alongside them...I hope...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Hopefully a long with my ramblings...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Simple typo, banana has two "N's" not three...

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bannana inventor
bannana inventor

Reply 12 years ago

Honestly, I did that on purpose.

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joejoethetee
joejoethetee

Reply 12 years ago

what kind of name is tthat

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 12 years ago

Your not going to win this one. The same "kind of name" anyone has online.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Fair enough, mine was a mistake, yours wasn't...

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

When will it hit store shelves? And, can I buy it at borders?

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 12 years ago

It should be on the shelves by Halloween.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

What about the UK? We have Borders - has anybody mentioned whether it will be stocked in the nation that uses more vowels?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Well, it will take longer to get yours out, since there will be more vowels in it ;-)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

OOOOHHHHH! Burn!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Psst...I was teasing Kiteman ;-)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Psst...I know! That's why I said "OOOHHHHH! Burn!"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Oh yes, I misinterpreted again.....Geek speak I can handle, but Youth speak is hard to follow at times :-)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

"Dang those young kids and their fancy lingo. Whatever happened to phrases like, Catch-22, 86-ed, and off the chain?"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

not to mention Big Daddy, really BOSS, Unreal, square, D.A.'s, using the Horn, Rag top cars, 23 skidoo, and having Jets ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

No way man, I am totally hip and groovy, like man.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

Jeez don't have a cow man

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

have a cow that is so like, last week :-)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

Eat my shorts? Idk, i need to watch more simpsons I used to be hip! then they changed what hip was now its weird and confusing

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I was hip in the late '60's and '70's :-) I am kind of stuck there too

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

You know, I understood way too much of that thread...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I understood about none of it...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

don't get out much do you ? LOL j/k

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Nah, most of my friends are cooler than you all. J/k :D

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Watch it, or I will unleash my voice in public and then you will be sorry LOL

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

You have the sample, if you need a longer bit, I would probably have to use FTP or something else...they get big fast...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

It went through. I listened to it. And I'm seriously impressed here, hope you'll agree to sing for the album.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Hmmm...

Panic.jpg
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Now you're just showing off.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

It's not all weird and confusing home skillet.

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 12 years ago

Haha, One my sisters started saying "home skillet" alot so started calling them "Kitchen Spicket". Good Times.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

I said "unreal" the other day and got a few weird looks from my classmates, aswell as a "Right on!" and thumbs-up approval from my teacher...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

:-)

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

I doubt it will be in UK Borders, to many U's taking up space on the shelves.. :D

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Yay! I'm picking up a copy! Even though I could just get the instructions online! It'll be good to carry around and spread the gospel.

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rdam
rdam

Reply 12 years ago

it is released tomorrow oct 1 08 a big day in history

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Alright!

"One small step for man, one giant leap for instructables."

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Nicee

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

No, that never happened - that quote was actually typed in the script offices of a Hollywood studio...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

:P

I think it happened...