Introduction: How to Create a MSPF Instructable
This is an instructable on creating an instructable! This step-by-step process provides guidelines for creating an instructable for your prototype. Read on!
Step 1: Create a New Account on Instructables (if You Don't Have One Already!)
Go to Instructables.com and sign up for a new account.
Step 2: Verify Your Email Address
Follow the steps to verify your email address with Instructables
Step 3: Create Your Instructable!
Navigate to the "Create" tab at the top of the Instructables.com home page, and start creating your Instructable for your project
Step 4: Follow the MSPF Instructables Guidelines
Organize the steps of your instructable according to the MSPF Guidelines (remember to use photos and video as much as possible!):
Step 1: Materials- Create a list of the materials used, with quantities if appropriate
Step 2: Design- Include tools or software used, design drafts, sketches, etc. and include interaction with partners and design captains!
Step 3: Fabrication- Include the build process, estimated times, and any other pertinent details
Step 4: Installation- Discuss transportation, construction, assembly
Step 5: Interaction- Include notes on interacting with the installation, such as how to use it- Include anecdotes from the Festival
Step 5: Publish Your Instructable (and Add MSPF Keywords!)
When you're all done, click the publish button. You'll be prompted to select a series of keywords in order to help identify the piece. You can add as many keywords as you like, but you MUST add the following keywords:
1. Market Street Prototyping Festival
3. urban prototyping
4. tactical urbanism
Feel free to add as many keywords as you want- these are helpful for identifying and categorizing MSPF instructables, which will be gathered into a community on instructables for everyone to see.
Setting a category doesn't matter too much, but please select Art (Technology) from the menu when you publish the instructable. Maybe we'll create a new category for these installations next time around!