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 LetterHow to Potty Train a ChildHow to House Train a PuppyHow to Get Sap or Resin Off of a CarHow to Build a Baby GateHow to MoonwalkTips for Being a Gothic LolitaHow to Land a PlaneWhat to Do in a Car CrashPush Start a CarJump a Dead Car BatteryHow to Split LogsHow to Roast a PigHow to Make a CorsageHow to Silence Your CriticsHow to Kick-Start a MotorcycleHow to Get Rid of Foot FungusPick a Hat that Looks Good on YouHow to Eat HealthyHow to Meet GirlsHow to Meet GuysHow to Do LaundryGet Rid of Circles Under Your EyesHow to Look YoungerHow to Cope with AgingPolitely End a ConversationHow to Leave School EarlyHow to Give a HickeyHow to Hide a HickeyHow to Look GoodHow to Be AttractiveGet a Free Upgrade to First ClassSneak into Large EventsHow to Retire YoungStock Investment TipsHow to Improve EyesightProperly Stretch Before ExerciseHow to Be a Rock StarIncrease Battery Life for ElectronicsHow to Identify ConstellationsGet Rid of WoodpeckersHow 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.


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Instructables Robot patch and bumper sticker.

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.