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People search for stuff at Instructables all the time. Sometimes they find what they're looking for, and sometimes they don't. But there are a few common how-tos that come up often enough that make us wonder, "why don't we have an Instructable on that?"

The answer is of course, because no one has written one. But you can change all that.

Below I've listed a number of popular "wanted Instructables". If you write an Instructable about one of these topics you will be eligible to win a free Instructables Burning Questions Prize Pack consisting of a robot patch and a Burning Questions bumper sticker!

Wanted Instructables:
How to fight How to cook an impressive meal How to make your car exhaust purr and growl How to make a lowrider (car) How to be photogenic How to clean a laptop screen with household products How to blow smoke rings How to pop a wheelie Team building exercises How to upgrade or replace your car stereo Set up an NCAA Betting Tree How to bet (and win) on sports How to get a tight butt How to bulk up How to tell a friend that you like them Fun things you can do with fire extinguishers How to cut hair How to fly fish Ham radio how tos

The Instructables have to be of good quality. Lots of people are looking for these answers so put some extra effort in. They have to be detailed, contain plenty of good pictures, and actually provide a good answer to the question. If they're lousy (you know when they are), no prize pack for you. They have to be titled exactly as they appear above. Why? Because that's what people are looking for. They have to have a publish date after March 27th. They have to be on the list! Only Instructables answering questions on the list will be admitted to the group and prizes. Otherwise, don't submit them to the group!
Each entry will be reviewed, so don't worry if your entry doesn't show up immediately, it just means we're still taking a look at it to make sure that it's good enough to enter into the contest.

If multiple Instructables from multiple users are submitted as answers to the same question, they will all be entered into the contest group. Once the contest closes, we'll pick the Instructable that answers the question best and declare them the winner. So, there's an incentive to check back in on the group, see who's submitting what, and make sure that your answer is the best it can possibly be!

Unlike previous rounds of Burning Questions, prize notifications will be mailed after the close of the contest rather then along the way as before.

That's it, so go forth and hunt down the answers for some of these Burning Questions!

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The Burning Questions: Round 4 is closed.

Grand Prize


Burning Questions Prize Pack

The Burning Questions Prize Pack consists of a custom made Burning Questions bumper sticker and a brand new robot patch!

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 26, 2008 and May 1, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Burning Questions: Round 4. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.