Eric Wilhelm and Christy Canida on Popular Mechanics

Check out Christy Canida & Eric Wilhelm on Popular Mechanics website for the article: 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream   "More than the work he did at MIT while earning a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, it was his passion for kite surfing that led Wilhelm to create Instructables. Launched in 2005 with his wife, Christy, and colleagues at the design firm Squid Labs, the DIY website quickly became a forum for step-by-step instructions—the kind Wilhelm had been distributing to fans of his handmade boards and sails. The site, which was bought by Autodesk in 2011, now features more than 100,000 user-generated projects in fields from cooking to woodworking to electronics." Check out the video interview with them on Popular Mechanics. Also, Totusmel gets a shout out!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Instructables AMA on Reddit!

This Wednesday at 2PM PST notable founders of Instructables, and prolific DIYers, Eric Wilhelm and Christy Canida are going to be answering your questions during their Reddit AMA! Always wanted to know a bit more about cryo-frying? Or how much bacon these guys REALLY eat? http://www.reddit.com/user/InstructablesAMA/

Posted by audreyobscura 4 years ago


Canida's lecture

Googletech have put a video of Christy on YouTube:

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Make Interviews turkey-tek and canida

Instructables members turkey tek and canida were interviewed on the Make blog here and here about their Thanksgiving exploits.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Let's all greet Eric and Canida's cousin! She just joined.

GREET HER! CLICK ON THESE LETTERS TO GO TO HER ORANGEBOARD!Okay, I posted a forum topic with this same goal, but maybe didn't give it the most descriptive title...so almost nobody looked at it...so I made this one.I know she is the real deal. Canida greeted her and used her apparent name.Anywho, Several people have greeted her so far-let's see if we can set a record for most orangeboard welcomes? What do you say? It's for the best of causes!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


I get to go to the Instructables HQ!

Yesss!I am leaving to Yosemite on Thursday, renting a hotel.Then the next day (Friday), I am going to hike or whatever.Then we go back to the hotel.Saturday morning, we start out to San Francisco.We get there around... I dunno, 3 or 4 or something?I won't be able to make it to Yuri's Night, but the next day (Sunday), Eric and I are planning on meeting at the HQ at around 11 I guess.This is gong to be sweet.Sorry the images lack color...

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


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Posted by canida 11 years ago


Hey, everybody, it's lizzie!

No, not THAT Lizzie...Eric and Christy's cousin!Greet her!Let's see how many people can greet Lizzie. Seeing as how she's family of staff, I think it would be cool for the community to welcome her.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


Instructables Town Hall meeting!

Hey everyone! There will be a Town Hall meeting in the chat room, Monday, at 3:00 PM, PST. As some of you know I'm now an intern here at instructables. On Monday I will be answering any questions anyone has. I'll have the attention of Eric and Christy. So, if you have any questions, requests, or anything else, this is your opportunity! No one will be turned away. See you all there! Drinkmorecoffee

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 9 years ago


Instructables goes Trapezing! (Updated with Videos!)

On the 16th of October, team instructables decided to head over to Trapeze Arts for a day of fun and adventure! As a reward for our one millionth registered user, I was given the option to choose how we got to celebrate the occasion.  After researching for a little while, a friend mentioned that she'd recently gone to a one day trapeze class.  I looked into it, and it seemed like a fun idea.  Several people brought cameras and a bunch of videos were taken. You can see photo's of the event below, sadly the video's haven't been cut together yet.  Hopefully I'll be able to add that soon! ----- Well, I finally managed to get the videos all put together, I hope you enjoy! You can find them on our youtube channel. However, I'll just embed them here for ease of browsing! I figured it'd be nice to show off one complete run by everyone. Sadly we didn't get video of everyone getting caught, so I had to make do with what I had. Now a video of everyone's practice runs. We had to just practice swinging and getting our legs up and over the bar, then jumping back into the net. The guy who does the double flip out of the net at the end of the video is the instructor who's catching us in the following video. Then we all got a chance to get caught. this is another mashed up video of all of us on our runs to get caught by one of the instructors. Finally, after we finished the trapezing, we went to the equipment room to have some more fun. There were trampolines, tight rope (that was a couple feet of the ground), plate spinning, super yo-yo's, and a whole ton more. Again, we were all having fun, so video didn't get taken of everything, but I think this mash-up kind of shows off some of what we got to do. ...And that was our trip to Trapeze Arts! Everyone who worked there was great, and we had a blast! Thanks!

Posted by StumpChunkman 8 years ago


FYI

You might be interested in this.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Office Supplies Challenge Results!

Results are up here!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Harry Potter Challenge Winners

Results are up here.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Fridge Magnet Challenge Results

Results of the Fridge Magnet Challenge are up here!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


RIP Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert, died of bone cancer in LA at age 89.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Pleo Surgery

A 23-minute Pleo-surgery epic. Totally creepy. (via Gizmodo)

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Wallace & Gromit/ Saw 3 Trailer Mash-Up

This is... concerning.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Puppy vs. Robot!

Puppy vs. Robot. Fight! ...via Suicide Bots

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Etsy & Instructables Sew Useful Contest results are up!

Check out the results here!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Cat Playing Theremin

Wow. It's a cat playing a theremin!I have nothing more to add.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Art film of close-up zit-popping

Be warned, this is rather gross. But in that can't-look-away train-wreck kind of way.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Wallet Challenge Results are up!

Results are up!Check to see how your favorites did, and if you won check your private messages.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


When is your spring break?

Just out of idle curiosity... when does your school go on spring break?

Posted by canida 10 years ago


DIY Wallet Challenge Results are Up!

Results are up!Check to see how your favorites did, and if you won check your private messages.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


FSM Hat

Check out this awesome FSM hat! Good stuff. My craft to-do list is getting too long.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Marching Band Geekery

This is pretty awesome. How many games can you recognize by music alone? -via GeekDad

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Vote for Instructables!

Instructables is a Webware 100 finalist in the Search & Reference category.Vote for us! Click here for an auto-populated ballot. Voting closes March 31.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Etsy Sew Useful Contest Closed

The Etsy Sew Useful Contest is now closed to further entries. We'll start judging, and get back to you with results soon!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Robot Antics - Please Explain

I just found these!!! What is Robot up to?Actually, they're sketches for our next contest icon. Any guesses what that means?

Posted by canida 10 years ago


1977 JCPenny's Catalog Pictures

These pictures from a 1977 JCPenney's catalog are fantastic.I'm just glad I don't remember anything from those years.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Perception Test

This is pretty fantastic! I can't tell you much to avoid spoiling the test, but be warned both Eric and I flunked. Can you do better?Perception Pest

Posted by canida 10 years ago


I got a secret!

I have a secret!Drop a comment if you are interested.Ewilhelm and canida may learn the secret if they won't change this*hides in corner in fear of getting banned*

Posted by Derin 10 years ago


How to Tell if a Webpage Sucks

Somewhat amusing: How to Tell if a Webpage Sucks.And yeah, we try not to suck. If we accidentally do you should tell us. :-)

Posted by canida 10 years ago


NYTimes jacks our style!

The NYTimes food section clearly wants to be Instructables. Check out this How to Make Meatballs slideshow, food porn and all.Maybe they need to start an Instructables group.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Harry Potter- Knitted Dark Mark Bag

I'm a big Harry Potter nerd, so a friend passed this link along to me. It's definitely cooler than just knitting house scarves!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Shirts are finally in!

We've finally got the actual shirts! The boxes arrived in our offices this very afternoon. We're shipping them out tomorrow, so contest winners should keep an eye on the mailbox next week.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Instructables visits Etsy: 12 November, NYC

Eric and I are visiting Etsy Labs in NYC for Craft Night on November 12th. Come visit us!Details here.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Judging the contest is hard!

There's so many awesome entries! Judging the Laser Cutter Contest is going to be near impossible. Here's canida slumped over her laptop at the kitchen table going through entries.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Use it Again! contest winner in PopSci

Check out radiorental's analog wireless router up on the PopSci website! He won the Use it Again! contest, and was featured in the July issue of PopSci.Congratulations again to radiorental!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


iRobot deadline?

Hey everyone-How are you doing with your iRobot Creates? I notice that nobody's posted yet- would a (short!) extension help you out?Let me know how you're doing.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Go Green! Contest Results Are Up!

Check out the results from the Go Green! contest. Lots of fabulous entries with great suggestions for turning your home, vehicle, work, and life a bit greener.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Homemade Gift Contest Winners

Results of the Homemade Gift Contest are up.Special thanks to all who entered and/or helped judge! If you won a prize I'll be sending you a message in the next day or to, so keep your eyes peeled.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Bruce Schneier Interview

The NYTimes has a great interview with net security expert Bruce Schneier.It's a long list of reader questions and Bruce's answers, complete with tons of links to longer articles and references. A good read if you're into this sort of thing.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Sewing Machines are on their way!

Sew Useful Contest winners- I just got in touch with Singer, and the sewing machines will be mailed out tomorrow.When you use them to sew something awesome, be sure to post the project here- we want to see what you've made!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Instructables on the YarnCraft Podcast!

Eric and I visited Lion Brand Yarn headquarters in NYC, and chatted with Liz from the YarnCraft podcast!Check us out on YarnCraft episode 6! Our segment runs from 8:42 to 24:45.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Use it Again! Contest Results Posted

Check out the Use it Again! contest results!Then head to the PopSci group to check out all of the entries. There are a bunch of great Instructables we just didn't have room to mention, and you don't want to miss out.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Maker Faire 2009: The Window Lady

Janay Rose, aka The Window Lady, was biking around Maker Faire with her load of beautiful hats, waist cinchers, and other bits of clothing made from reused ties. How awesome is that?

Posted by canida 9 years ago


Animal Camouflage in PopSci

Check out this neat slideshow of insane examples of adaptive camouflage I found on PopSci!It's really incredible stuff.Example: Alaskan tundra shot - can you find the rock ptarmigan? Hint:...It's round, and slightly right of center.

Posted by canida 9 years ago


More Halloween Party Pictures!

Check out Arwen's pictures from the Halloween party!You may notice that we nabbed zieak's ideas for the doll serving dish (we used spinach dip) and a variant on his toddler toddy for our sangria and sherbet punch.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Frogs Forever?

Here's a neat video of bullfrogs clumsily catching prey in gorgeous slow-mo from the Vancouver Aquarium. They point out that amphibians are potentially facing a mass extinction, due to wetland reduction and chemical contamination. (Check out the crazy gender-bending effects of herbicides!)

Posted by canida 10 years ago