Best of instructables Answered

I was wandering if you could make "the best of instructables book"? as there all instructables that every one has acess to. It may take time but would save you money if you printed it at a photo printing place or somewhere like that.

Question by oscarthompson 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


best? Answered

What is the best instructable. I want to know what u guys think because i'm trying to find something really cool and fun to make and show.

Question by EncasedDeath 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


first instructable

What was your first instructable?mine washttps://www.instructables.com/id/Save-%24200-in-2-minutes-and-have-the-worlds-best-wr/or i cant remember it was a long time agohttps://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-paint-stencil-for-laptop/

Topic by ravebot 10 years ago


The best joke in an Instructable

One thing I like a lot when reading Instructables is how creators give a personal spin to their project descriptions and the instructions on how te make something. Sometimes there is even a small laugh on my face when somewhere hidden in step 9, picture 2 there is a funny joke. I can't help it that I include some silly dad jokes myself in my projects.  The idea of this topic is to create a collection that make you smile. A quest for the hidden (dad)jokes in projects. Which ones are your favorites? Since most dad jokes only work in  context I suggest you only post the link to the Instructable and how hard you laughed about it. Not the joke itself out of context. Then we can all go hunting for that silly joke. 

Topic by thijsv 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Best picture resolution for an instructables?

Hi guys, I am just wondering what's the best picture resolution for an instructables (In pixels) Would 800x600 be too small or too big? Thanks in advise! ^^

Topic by Electrospark 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instructables with the best intro picture

Which Instructables have your favorite intro pictures?I'm partial to:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cut-A-Mango/https://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Rubik's-Dice-Cube/

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Best time to publish an Instructable

Call me vain, but it sure does feel good to receive a few thousand views for a newly published Instructable. So I got to thinking about which day of the week would result in the best exposure for a new Instructable. Being featured is important of course - without that little banner the Instructable will never reach the editors' picks section, the front page, or the newsletter. So assuming you can create an Instructable which will be featured, when's a good time to post it? I find that publishing an Instructable on Thursday or Friday morning-midday is a good idea - this gives the editors time to review and feature your Instructable before the weekend. If you're lucky enough to have your 'ible featured on the frontpage on Saturday, I think it pretty much sits there for the whole weekend since the editors are not in the office to approve new homepage 'ibles. Even if you don't make the front page, it'll stay at the top of the editors' picks section for awhile. Publishing from Friday afternoon to Sunday might be a bad idea since that's when a lot of people have the time to publish, so come Monday the front page is backed up with newly featured Instructables. Yes, I am a little obsessed preoccupied with this whole idea, but I don't think I'm insane, which means that someone else out there must be wondering the same thing. What do you think?

Topic by LanceMakes 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


wats the best instructable ever? Answered

I love instructables and want to know what you guys think is the best instructable

Question by EncasedDeath 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The best and the worst instructables ever!

As we know, the Wall-E Robot is the best ever instructable, because it has a rating of 4.62, and no instructable has a higher rating than the Wall-E Robot's instructable! And who wants to know the worst ever instructable? The worst ever instructable is Ghetto Hacks! Right now, It has a rating of 0.83, who wants to rate the instructable? Are you going to rate it as the "best ever" or "worthless"?If you want to know more worst ever instructables, visit this group, Worst. Instructables. Ever.

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The Best of Instructables Has Arrived

My copy of Best of Instructables Book just arrived! All work here at Instructables HQ has essentially stopped, so if the servers go down, send me an email or something...The book is softcover and the same format as Make Magazine, except around twice the thickness. There's also a thank-you page listing projects and photos that were submitted to the book, but were cut due to space limitations. Sorry we couldn't fit everyone in, but we still wanted to give you a shout-out. Maybe you'll appear in the next volume? See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.Order The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here!

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Best tools for Instructables authors? Answered

What should a basic generalist workshop contain?  Say you were starting your workshop from scratch and, knowing what you do now, had to purchase new items to kit out the space. What would you avoid? What would you insist upon?  I'm looking more for general philosophies of tool-buying than outright brand names, but I'll entertain the notion of brand fidelity as a heuristic for purchasing trustworthy tools. I intend to use the answers given here to help purchase prizes for upcoming contests.

Question by wilgubeast 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


post best instructables moment picture

Have you ever completed an instructable with sucsess and done somthing ledgendary? if so post a picture

Topic by JACKBARRY 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


post best instructable moment picture

Have you ever done an instructable and its worked and youve done somthing ledgendary ? if so than post a picture of it here

Topic by JACKBARRY 6 years ago


what is your favorite instructable?

Personally, what is your favorite instructable. Just curious to see what instructable people like the most. No not necessarily the most viewed or the highest rated just your favorite.

Question by cdubnbird 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best Answers

I'm not positive I'm entirely right on this, so if I'm wrong, don't jump down my throat. Thanks. When you reply to someone (I usually do something like, "Thanks,") on a question you've asked, it counts that comment as an answer to go towards your Best Answer Percentage. I don't think this is fair because: 1.) There is no way you can select your answer as a Best Answer (I would never do this, though), and 2.) It goes towards your Best Answer Percentage. In addition to routinely submitting to instructables, I also try to improve my stats (total views, comments, subscribers, ect.). So, my Best Answer Percentage (in addition to many other's %, I assume) has gone down because our answers on our own questions count towards the Best Answer Percentage. Instructables staff, if you could change this, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

Topic by splazem 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


the best batchers

The best batchers (that i know of) are the following: 1.) me, i've made a few good viruses 2.) mutant, he's really good, i don't even fully understand hs instructable (maybe he should write the code of his links since they don't work) 3.) tat guy that mutant argued on on that other forum, i would like to learn more from him

Topic by thefirstgaruga 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Favorites Instructables

Hello This is my second year around here. :) I gathered around 200 favorite instructables. I was looking for a particular instructable & i had the surprise that i have to search in all of them. I think it would be nice in the future to search , in your favorite instructables section  by title. Best regards, Skarfac3

Topic by skarfac3 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Republicans on Instructables

This group is for all of us Republicans here on Instructables. I've seen quite a bit of anti-Bush and anti-Republican sentiment on this site (particularly from our member Fenris) and I've started this group to give us a place to commiserate and discuss the issues. All the best to yous all, Sugg22

Topic by sugg22 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructables Answers

Check out our new Instructables Answers! Have questions about how to build or make something, where to get tools or materials, or about DIY and life in general? Me too. To get answers to all of our questions, we've put together an answers section on Instructables. Ask a question, and help answer questions from the community. Then, choose the best answer to help others with the same question. You can ask a question from almost any page on the site. Look for the blue answers box, and type in your question -- you don't even need to create an account or log in. Upload images to help explain your question.Answers is a work in progress, and while we have many of the key elements ready for you to test, there are a few obvious things we're not quite finished building, but will be up as soon as possible. Upcoming features include:Your questions on your "You" pageIndication of the number of answers and Best Answers for users replying to your questionsMore tips for asking good questionsAbility for the community to vote on a Best Answer to a questionLet us know how you like it, and how it's working. If you come across a bug, please submit as much information as you can to our bugs forum section. Update: Here are some tricks to see the Questions with the most Answers, and the most recent Answers: Instructables Answers Tricks - Sort by number of answers and most recent answers.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Welcome to Instructables

On this page you can find links to some of our most frequently asked questions. What is this site? Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations. How do I post an Instructable? We offer a free and easy online class to coach you through posting your first Instructable or you can just wing it and start a new one today. How do I get help improving my Instructable?Ask the community for help in The Clinic. How does my Instructable get featured? The best way to get your projects featured is by following the Featuring Guidelines. Where can I learn more about contests? Our Contest FAQ has all of the information that you need to know about contests. What contests are launching soon? Check out our list of upcoming contests. Are you on social media? Yes! Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. How do I contact Instructables directly? The best way to contact us is through our Contact Page.

Topic by randofo 7 months ago  |  last reply 1 day ago


Instructables rating

I have rated many instructables so far, but I just realized that I can't rate accurately unless I actually make the thing in the instructable.  From now on, I am going to just rate the instructables that I make.  Secondly, it will be almost impossible to pull a 5 star rating from me any more.  Almost no instructables are the "best ever", so I will not rate it so.  Do not ask me if I rated your instructable, I will tell you if I built it or not.  That's just my opinion on ratings.

Topic by TheChemiker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


best practices for translations

Hello everybody!  i was wondering if any of you have a suggestion as the best way to publish a translation of one of my instructables.  should i have a duplicate of the instructable in the second language (ie, one copy of the instructable in language #1 and then a second copy of the same instructable in language #2) or make the present one longer by adding the translated text? any thoughts?  -razorwinged

Topic by razorwinged 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Office Instructables

I am looking for the best and the brightest to help me find the top instructables for making my office life easier. I work in cubicles on the ground floor with no windows, institution gray walls, and fluorescent lights. The building contains no plants and nothing else of interest. I'm looking for anything that keeps us from going crazy.  So far, I've decided to make these: www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Plant-Container-out-of-a-2-liter-bot/ and these: www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-lamp-shade/   Hope to get some awesome responses from you all!  Thanks,  McAfee15

Topic by mcafee15 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The Best of Instructables at Austin Maker Faire

In rough chronological order, here's the best of Austin Maker Faire from Instructables perspective:Hanging out with Bilal for the whole weekend.Seeing Alexis and NublabsChecking out a bag made from old jeans complete with Instructables patch.Watching big stacks of The Best of Instructables and people buying them.Meeting Sfeine (and a bunch of other members, I didn't take photos of!).Hearing ArcAttack play the Imperial Match, Super Mario Bros., and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Giant Tesla Coils.Writing ridiculous notes all over our booth.Making the squeamish literally jump with fright when they noticed Mouse Mouse.Massaging and being massaged by Bilal to play a fighting game with the Massage Me Jacket.Convincing RocketScientist2015 to work the booth, so I could have a break.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Idea- Instructables Awards

Everyone's posting ideas for instructables, so I thought I'd post one of my own- The Instructables Award. At the end of every year, the community will vote and pick winners for a category. There doesn't have to be a material prize. It could perhaps be some sort of badge, that is displayed on the winner's page ( example: Best something 2007)The categories would be something like this:Most productiveMost comments - (or the Goodhart award)Most innovativeMost featuredMost helpful (GMiko could be...)Most thoughtful...or somethingMost commentedMost resourcefulCommunity member of the year (The kiteman award)Most beloved (its a tight race between Ible Robot and Kiteman)Most random (*cough*Cough*)Most controversialRising star - New guy that's becoming popularRandom winner - no reasonMost funMost pyromaniac?Most greenBest techie (techie of the year)Best Artist (artist of the year)Longest running member (nonstaff)Best avatar?Best comment (the single best comment of the year?)Best forum topicwell? what do you think? Ideas for categories are welcome!

Topic by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what is the best ball machine with instructions?

i want to build a ball machine but all the cool lookin ones have no instructions so what one do u think is the best with instructions

Question by dshively 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what is the best knex plane with instructions?

I would like to make a knex plane so i need one with instructions please post.

Question by dansdoc 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Which device is best to make a instructable? Answered

Trying Safari on IPad but not working for the best.Maybe I should use the app,don't really know. Any suggestions?

Question by GingerSnapsAM 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What is the best way to update an Instructable?

Hello everyone,a few days ago I published an Instructable "Card Sorter for a Trading Card Machine".As I mentioned in the last step, there are some to-do's that I have to fix.What is the best way to update an Instructable?Create an new step at the end with all informations?Update the excisting steps and delete to old information?Any other ideas?Thx.

Question by theguymasamato 3 months ago


Which is the best browser to write and publish instructables?

I´m asking this since I have had troubles with firefox

Question by Tazo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables Book

We've published a book of Instructables!Order your copy of The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here!See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.I just got the contract worked out with O'Reilly Media/MAKE, who is publishing the book. Details are still being finalized, but the book will look something like this: 75 (maybe?) full Instructables and 50 (maybe?) mentions (author, intro image and text maybe?) of Instructables in a community-choice section. The Instructables in the community-choice section will be chosen by a month-long contest open to Instructables published at any point in the past. The top Instructables by votes in the contest will be included. The full Instructables will be chosen by the people at Instructables, the O'Reilly and MAKE editors, and using the results of the book contest. If your project is selected, we'll ask for your permission and give you a free copy of the book. We're hoping to have it out in time for the Austin Maker Faire in October.These details are likely to change, but I'm so excited that I wanted to share them even at this early stage. We'll do a formal announcement when we know more, so consider this your sneak-preview. Updated: Number of full Instructables from 100 to 75. 2008-07-03 Update: Right now, it looks like we'll be including approximately 50 Instructables in the community choice section of the book as chosen by our Instructables Book Contest. This section will have 8-10 Instructables per page and each Instructable will have the author, title, intro text and image. Everyone mentioned will receive a free copy. As usual we'll be eliminating fraudulent votes.75 full Instructables will be included as chosen by editors at Instructables, MAKE, and O'Reilly. Obviously, we'll be watching the results of the contest closely to make sure we didn't miss anything!Since print and internet are such different mediums, part of the selection process is finding Instructables will exceptional images and well-written text. Since any Instructable can be included, now is a great time to make sure your images are top-notch and maybe add a few more, if you can. 2008-09-01 Update: If your Instructable is in the top 50 sorted by user votes, you are definitely in the community choice section. Depending on how many of those 50 are included as full Instructables in the book, the community choice section may include more Instructables. We are working hard at getting everything organized and ready for the book launch in October.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Scammer On Instructables!

Beware of this scammer on instructables. Going by the username of 'soukayna', they will have no profile picture. Clicking on their profile will show that they claim to be a 24 year old female. They'll send you a message via orangeboard or PM reading thus: "Nice To Meet You My name is Favor, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (favormadi@hotmail.com)so that we can get to know more about each other more and also to exchange our pictures. I am waiting to her from you. until then continue to be blessed. Favor" A quick google search on the alleged "Favor Madi" revealed that they've posted this scam on several websites. The best thing you can do is immediately delete their comment. If anyone knows a way of reporting them to the instructables site, please do so. It's dissapointing to me that the first comment on my orangeboard was a scam.

Topic by Chikpeas Brother 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructables business

Hi Lee, This sounds like a good thing to discuss in our Forums or our Q and A section of the site. Please post your question there and watch the discussion develop! Best, Support Team @ Instructables On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Lee Kynaston wrote: Before I start I am so stuck to you web site I believe it has so much potential. I've only benn in the construction trade for 10 years now I love to build. Basically I believe you could influence a lot of people if you opened a high-street and produced the products that people want to make, and also give the opportunity to teach and let people walk into the shop openly express there feeling by booking sessions to us the work shop to make things to sell themselves. This is what I believe your next step to communal teaching should be. If you do decide to do this then I would like to start presenting you with business plans and help to make the business work. My name is Lee Kynaston I have previously been studying joinery, pipefitting, plumbing, cladding, welding, ceiling fixing and other construction skills. If you would like to contact me more on my idea please do on leekynaston@live.co.uk or on 07801860128 Thank you for your time Lee Kynaston I re read this and it is quite funny to read but if only I'd be in there everyday.

Topic by LeeKynaston 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Which is best channel ?

I want to make my first in instructables. so which is best channel for DIY?

Question by kavya123 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Whats the best knex gun on INSTRUCTABLES

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Topic by knex gun maker 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where can I buy the "Best of instructables book"?

Question by ampRiser 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The Best of Instructables Book will have approximately 350 pages

We're closing in on a full book at 350 pages. That means we'll soon know which Instructables made this book, and which will have to wait until the next.See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


September was our best month yet

We've been growing pretty consistently since the site launched in 2005, but September was notable in that we smashed a number of our records.  We had the greatest number of people come to the site (5.6 M), the greatest number of people return (2.9 M), the greatest number of new pro memberships, and our first and second highest traffic days where over a quarter of a million people visited Instructables in a single day.  We didn't break any records for new Instructables (the last month of the Craftsman contest from last year still holds that one), but September wasn't too far behind.  And all this in a month with only 30 days!October is my favorite month.  Here's to it bringing in some amazing costumes and smashing even more records.

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


the Deconstruction on Instructables

Winners Announced! We've partnered with the Deconstruction challenge to bring you the Deconstruction on Instructables!  Document your Deconstruction 2013 project on Instructables and submit it to the Instructables Deconstruction Group, and we'll pick the best entry to win a Canon G15 Digital Camera!  Only the Deconstruction projects that are posted on Instructables and entered into the Deconstruction on Instructables group are eligible to win this special bonus prize. How to enter the Deconstruction on Instructables: 1) Register your team for the Deconstruction at http://thedeconstruction.org/register/. 2) If you don't already have an account on Instructables, sign up for one here.  All Deconstruction teams who create an account on Instructables or have one already will receive a free *1 year pro membership just for signing up and joining the Deconstruction group.  To get the free year of pro membership simply email carley@instructables.com with your username and let her know that you are participating in the Deconstruction and that you've joined the group. 3) On February 22nd, 2013, when you begin building for the event, create a new Instructable and remember to document your work as you build.   You can simply document your work as you build over the weekend and publish the finished Instructable during the documentation days that follow the 48-hour build (fun). or... Publish your Instructable with a title and short description of your plan for the weekend and use it as a live platform to share your progress, get feedback on your ideas and share with the community as you build in real time.  When the event is over, you'll already have a step by step documented process of your finished work.   4)  When you make your video for your project and submit it to the Deconstruction, be sure to embed it in your Instructable so everyone can see the awesome project you've made in action. When the Deconstruction organizers announce the winners, we will also announce the winner of the special Deconstruction on Instructables prize.   While building, remember that you can find answers to tough electronics questions, get inspired if your team is still deciding what to build, or simply share what you are making on the world's easiest and most powerful project documentation mobile app, Instructables for iPhone.  Most importantly, remember to have fun creating something awesome on February 22nd - 24th, we sure will. One challenge to enter, one project to build, two great prizes to win. * you have to be a registered team at www.thedeconstruction.org and join the Deconstruction on Instructables group in order to receive the free pro membership.

Topic by noahw 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What are Instructable patches? Answered

People talk about handing out patches for best answers and I would like to know what they are.

Question by resophonicguitarist 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


First Instructables here!

Ever done your first Instructable and then not to have had much interest from others? Never really wanted to tell every one about it because that might be considered as "Advertising"?Well, firstly, it's not advertising if it's not obtrusive and secondly, you're in the right place!Post here the first of your many Instructables to come, give it's title, a brief description, a picture or two and a link. There's no prize (from me) but you will get a lot more views than previously.Here's mine, it's a simple optical illusion that's not too hard to make (if you know how) and is an extremely easy way to make money at school, when people start asking "Can I have one?" and "Can you make me one?" Just remember, feed back's always nice, comment on every one else's; they might comment on yours.Hope to see yours!~K

Topic by Kryptonite 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables Podcast

ShadyLogic and I have chatted for a couple of years about doing some sort of podcast, but we could never nail down exactly what we wanted to do. We've finally managed to come up with an idea that excites both of us, and more importantly isn't a podcast we've ever heard someone else do. In addition to this, Instructables is sadly without any sort of official podcast and we'd like to remedy that. With all of this in mind, we thought a podcast all about brainstorming projects would be fun! Instructables is all about the projects and the people behind those projects. Now while the projects on this site are amazing, We've met a lot of people throughout the years who didn't think they had a good enough idea for an instructable, were unable to push through a builders block (is there a phrase for that, a writers block for makers?), or just had the very basics to an idea that they needed to flesh out with someone. We want to be there for you, and bring those ideas out. Our hope is that this will not only introduce some people to our brainstorming process, but will inform people to different methods and techniques for creating things. We know there is an Answers section on the website, but the intention of that is for questions that have answers to them. The questions we plan on tackling here don't necessarily have a right answer, and if they did, we probably wouldn't find it. Wilgubeast was nice enough to present us with a question to practice on, and you can listen to that below and see what you think. This is something Jake and I are planning on doing every week, but we'll need your support to continue. What we need: Questions, problems, musings, goals, etc. Anything you'd like to share that you wouldn't mind us talking about in a very public space. We'd like to tackle different issues people might have and see what sense we can make out of them. It can be a project that you're working on, such as how to attach two things together or something you'd only just started thinking about making and want to hear some tactics for moving forward. We'll pick a few questions every week and do our best to hash out any issues that we run into while discussing them. You can post any questions or quandaries in this forum topic for next weeks recording. We hope you like the idea, as we're very excited to present it to you. Attached you'll find the pilot question for the Instructables Podcast: How Do I? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 1: Well, unfortunately it looks like we spoke to soon. Jake and I really wanted to do this, but it looks like our schedules just won't allow us the time. Between living in different countries, graduate school and full time work, we just weren't able to to line up our schedules. We were hoping we squared this away with our practice rounds, but it seems we weren't quite thorough enough. Neither of us wants to try to do something like this if we can't stick to any kind of schedule, so we thought it would be better to nix it now before it progressed too far. We apologize if we got anyone's hopes up. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 2: And now it appears I've lied to you. Jake and I put our heads together, remapped out our schedules and we found that we should be able to manage to do this so long as we put the podcast out on Fridays. I hope this works for everyone! Thank you for bearing with us as we figured this out!

Topic by StumpChunkman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Instructables in the News

Instructables seems to be finding its way around the news media. Here are links to the mentions I know of. If you see any others, leave a note in the comments, or post a forum topics and I'll add a link to it here. If you're from the press and would like to arrange an interview, please contact me here. See the most current news about Instructables with a Google News search for Instructables. The Top 100 Websites of 2011 - PCMag Share What You Make with Instructables - Forbes Autodesk 2011: On Autodesk Acquiring Instructables - Core77 Eric Wilhelm featured on NPR discussing DIY "Sous Vide" cooking techniques Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself - Entrepreneur Autodesk Buys Instructables; Design Software Giant in Consumer Marketing Push - Xconomy Instructables, A Mecca for Makers, Reflects Eric Wilhelm’s Passion for Building Stuff and Telling the Story - Xconomy Autodesk Acquires Instructables and What it Means for Makers - MAKE eBook Evolutions: Instructables - Forbes Blog Eric Wilhelm discusses high-tech Halloween projects on NPR's Science Friday 2010-10-22 New York Times - Bamboo Bicycles New York Times - Growing Vegetables Upside Down DIY Green Projects - ABC News Instructables in the Daily Green Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware - Instructables in the WSJ FYIs for the DIYers - Instructables in the Sacramento Bee Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash - Tim Anderson Profiled on NPR's Weekend Edition Instructables on WGHP Fox 8 - Paper Wallets and Marshmallow Shooters "It's not like everyone who does DIY is a communist!" - Instructables in the Financial Times Instructables in Inventors Digest - Five Questions with Eric Wilhelm Instructables on KSL5's Studio 5 How to make your own high-tech Christmas gifts - Instructables in New Scientist Build It Yourself at Instructables.com - Instructables on ABC's Ahead of the Curve DIY Holiday Gift Ideas - The Best of Instructables on NHPR's Word of Mouth Instructables on NPR's Here & Now 11/24/2008 Instructables on NYC's WCBS-AM 880 Monday Eco-nomical: Homemade Gifts -- Instructables Mentioned on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday 2008-11-23 Instructables on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday - 2008-11-22 Homeowners go greener with do-it-yourself jobs Faberge Egg Contest Round-up by Forbes Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake - Hungry Scientist and Instructables in the NYT Leah Buechley and Instructables Written Up by Forbes: "A Blinking Fashion Statement" Instructables Part of PC World's 100 Incredibly Useful and Interesting Web Sites Customers increasingly drive firms' innovations Netting circle - The crafting and DIY crazes are catching on with websites such as Etsy and Instructables Eric Wilhelm wins Technology Review's Top Innovators under 35 Award Tiny Talents - Learning Bar Tricks in the New York Times Magazine How To Fix The World & Grassroots Innovation Takes Root - Instructables in Forbes My Belt Sander Can Beat Your Circular Saw - Instructables in the New York Times 3 How-To Projects In 60 Seconds - Eric Wilhelm of Instructables on the Forbes Video Network Eric profiled by Technology Review in "Instructables pioneer loves to kite-surf" This, From That - Maker Faire and Instructables in the New York Times Instructables on NPR's Talk of the Nation April Fools' Day 2008 - The Top Five Office April Fools Pranks Instructables on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday March 9th, 2008 Innovation: 'How-To' Web Sites Let You Learn Just About Anything - Instructables in Fox Business News Arts and Crafts Find New Life Online - Instructables in BusinessWeek Instructables in SmartComputing Instructables on LA's KROQ Instructables in the Telegraph -- Weird and wonderful inventions The How-Tos That You Do: Instructables Keep People In Step After Step After Step. - Instructables in Helio Mag Instructables in the New York Times -- Romancing the Flat Pack: Ikea, Repurposed Instructables in the New York Times - In a Highly Complex World, Innovation From the Top Down Mouse Mouse in FHM-Germany Instructables and Squid Labs featured in Tech Closeup's April 2007 Show Instructables in the New York Times - How to Improve it? Ask Those Who Use It Instructables wins the 2006 WIRED Rave award for Industrial Design Instructables in World Changing Instructables mentioned in Jane Mag Instructables in the Sydney Morning Herald PodTech Network Instructables team interview: Eric and Leah Instructables in FHM-Netherlands Laser Cutter Origami - Squid Labs in the New Yorker Instructables in Trendwatching Instructables in Edutopia Instructables in The Village Voice Instructables in Network World, January 2006 The Dream Factory - Instructables debuts in WIRED, September 2005 Squid Labs profiled in WIRED news, September 2005 More cool stuff about Instructables here at the guided tour.

Topic by ewilhelm 12 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Best Knex sniper

Here are the rules. The sniper must be your own and it must be rated over 3. They will be judged on range, pierceing, accuracy, and amount of pieces. I will need a judge or two for each. The winner will recieve 5* and will be on my Bect of Instructables 2008 instructable. If you want to enter post your sniper on the comment area.Enterants- DJ Radio's knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle T36 Long Range sniper by Darth Gecko Man Kakurito's DragonavJudges- Heat-Seeker Volenteer on the comments if you have a lot of pieces and free time to build.Range-Pierceing-Accuracy-Amount of Pieces (lower is better)-

Topic by Electroinnovation 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The best of Office weapons

We have all at one time built a weapon out of a pen. There are plenty of Instructables under office supplies that cover booby traps, launchers, and even siege weapons. But some are repeated. Which are the best? Which need more? You decide.

Topic by SpareParts 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Best of Instructables on Good Morning America 2008-12-06

We just received word about an "anchor chat" about The Best of Instructables on Good Morning America, tomorrow at 8:25 am ET. The anchor will have the before and after of several projects we sent on a table along with the book, and he/she will be talking about DIY holiday gifts.Local markets have the choice of picking up anchor chats or switching to local news for that time slot. The segment will be posted online as well. More details when I have them!Here's the link to the story on Good Morning America's website:The Great Technology Swap. I'll post the video as soon as it is available.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Thank you, Instructables!

Just a public thank you to the Robot and staff for the T-shirt. I don't know what I've done to deserve it, but I very much appreciate the recognition. What a great community this is! Best regards, Michael Kelsey

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What's the best money currency to use in my Instuctables?

Hi everybody! I am working on an Instructables right now and I was wondering what money currency to use in the part list. I live in Canada, should I use CAD or USD?

Topic by Electrospark 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Annual 1000 Best Instructables Compilation/Book/PDF

Greets. I think it would be a wonderful idea to an Annual 1000 Best Instructables Compilation book in PDF format (and perhaps in actual hardback as well). I think it would make a fun and amazing compilation - and would be very unique DIY/projects book to read. Please keep the PDF version free.

Topic by MicroKID 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructables - Finalist for Best User-Generated Content Award in the Crunchies

Feeling like your Instructable was the underdog in our Laser Cutter Competition? Check out the blog to see how Instructables is competing with the likes of Digg, Facebook, Geni, and Yelp. Or just head straight over and vote for Instructables:http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/category/view/ugc according to the rules, you can vote once every day until Thursday at midnight.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago