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 because no one has written one. But you can change all that.

Below is a list of "wanted Instructables". Write an Instructable about one of these topics and you will be eligible to win an Instructables Burning Questions Prize Pack consisting of a robot patch and a Burning Questions bumper sticker! Just be sure to provide a great Instructable and give it the same title as it appears in the list.

Wanted Instructables:
How to Write a Cover Letter How to Potty Train a Child How to House Train a Puppy How to Get Sap or Resin Off of a Car How to Build a Baby Gate How to Moonwalk Tips for Being a Gothic Lolita How to Land a Plane What to Do in a Car Crash Push Start a Car Jump a Dead Car Battery How to Split Logs How to Roast a Pig How to Make a Corsage How to Silence Your Critics How to Kick-Start a Motorcycle How to Get Rid of Foot Fungus Pick a Hat that Looks Good on You How to Eat Healthy How to Meet Girls How to Meet Guys How to Do Laundry Get Rid of Circles Under Your Eyes How to Look Younger How to Cope with Aging Politely End a Conversation How to Leave School Early How to Give a Hickey How to Hide a Hickey How to Look Good How to Be Attractive Get a Free Upgrade to First Class Sneak into Large Events How to Retire Young Stock Investment Tips How to Improve Eyesight Properly Stretch Before Exercise How to Be a Rock Star Increase Battery Life for Electronics How to Identify Constellations Get Rid of Woodpeckers How to Get Rid of Unwanted Animals

- The Instructables have to be of good quality. So include details, plenty of good pictures, and 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 July 17th.
- They have to be on the list! Only Instructables answering questions on the list will be admitted to the group and prizes.

If multiple Instructables from multiple users are submitted as answers to the same question, we'll pick the Instructable that answers the question best and declare them the winner. So make sure that your answer is the best it can possibly be!

That's it, so go forth and hunt down the answers for some of these Burning Questions! Once again, the title needs to be the same as it is in the list!

(Official Rules)

The Burning Questions: Round 5 is closed.

40 Prizes

Burning Answer

Instructables Robot patch and bumper sticker.
How It Works

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 Jul 17, 2008 and Aug 17, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Burning Questions: Round 5. 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.