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How did you come across Instructables? Answered

I remember when I was browsing the web about a year ago, I was searching for some things to make with K'nex. I found a few tanks, clocks, boats, cars, etc. Then I saw a picture of a gun, a K'nex gun. I clicked on it and it brought me here to Instructables, and I immediately fell in love with the site. So tell me, how did you stumble upon Instructables?

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kajjohnson

8 years ago

Looking for ketchup recipes and bbq sauce recipes...spent all weekend on here

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brainiac120

8 years ago

looked 4 knex guns 1st couple results lead here added it to my favorites bar.
STUMBLING ROCKS!

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travw

9 years ago

I was looking for little guns (Like out of pen tubes and stuff) to make, and accidentally found 'ibles. YAY FOR STUMBLING!

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ReCreate

9 years ago

If i have not mistaken, It was an I'ble about night vision camera's, And A Hardrive speaker, When i first registered it was to post a comment, And i did not login until later on when the robot started spamming my mail with replies of comments, So i started Commenting more, Until i screwed gmail and simply visited here every day, I think the main thing that drew me here was to ask something about a digital picture frame made out of a PC.

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ReCreateReCreate

Reply 9 years ago

Ah, I almost forgot! The #1 thing that made me come here and register was the view all steps on one page option!

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Madrias357

9 years ago

Stumbled over it on several occasions when looking up "Knex Gun" in Google Search and decided to bookmark the site. Became a member when I realized I could get All steps on One Page.

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Tom Buckey

9 years ago

I came across instructables when i searched knex ball machin on youtube and i watched Darth train mans project duex and at the end of the video it says instructions at instructables so i typed it in on google and it came up and it turns out its a necessity for me !

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Ananand

9 years ago

I sort of was obsessed with guns a few years ago (I still am) and googled "easy gun how to make" and up came the instructables site. I feel so lucky that I stumbled on such a necessity of life. Thank you O Great L Ron Hubbard(jk)

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yourcat

9 years ago

I have no clue. I just don't remember.

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DrWeird117

9 years ago

Make magazine. I love you, Make.

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Electroinnovation

10 years ago

I actually found it by accident. I was building a trebuchet off of another site and I forgot the name. I typed it in on google.com and I accidentally clicked on a link to instructables. I saw they had step by step instructions so I made it. I have come here ever since.

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zachninme

11 years ago

A friend from another site told me about it. The theme of the site matched my interest, so I stayed. (Although, at first, I was a bit taken back by the bright orange colorscheme :P)

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Lithium Rainzachninme

Reply 10 years ago

I know! At first I thought it was for Halloween (even though it was February) or something. Then I realized...it's permanent...

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purduecerLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Eric's (am I allowed to call him Eric?, I haven't been with Instructables that long) favorite color must be orange...

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Mepainpurduecer

Reply 10 years ago

It used to be white, with very little orange, and a bit of grey, if I remember correctly. That was forever ago though.

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KentsOkayMepain

Reply 10 years ago

Indeed... Along with the nearly empty front page...

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MepainKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

The site seemed really small back then. I wish I had taken some screen shots.

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KentsOkayMepain

Reply 10 years ago

I remember at first I didn't like the new look...

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11010010110

10 years ago

googled for solar panel howtos. stared with open mouth at the main page ('instructables --> all') for quite a while

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purduecer

10 years ago

Hmmmm, this topic has one of the highest views to comments ratios I've seen...good job :-)

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purduecer

10 years ago

Got referred by a friend, and have enjoyed myself thoroughly here ever since :-)

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barrax

10 years ago

i typed knex gun into google (i wanted to know if anyone else had made one) and bang, theres hundreds. the one i made before that was just a model, this site has taught me how to make them shoot.

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n8man

10 years ago

I was researching for a glider and I came across the website a few times (I think it was during the throw it contest this year). I do remember the site looking totally different than it does today but I don't remember as much orange. I went back to the site a week or so later and made a few thinks from golics and found Alex the Great's Led cube and I think I joined a week or two later because I was tired of the ads and wanted to see instructables on only one page

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The Jamalam

10 years ago

I typed 'knex machine gun' onto youtube because I had nothing else to do, and I found a video of Perfect duck's knexecutioner, and in the information box I found a link to instructables. Thank you Perfect Duck : )

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kelseymh

10 years ago

If anyone is still interested in answers to this question ... There are lots of references to Instructables in Make magazine, so I knew about the site but hadn't visited it. A friend of mine suggested converting my project write-up Web page into an Instructable, which got me involved.

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nichodo

10 years ago

i found the site by a video on youtube and I signed up.

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Kiteman

11 years ago

It seems a lot of new members are getting here by googling for the phrase how to commit suicide - Instructables is the third hit.

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Lithium Rainkillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, but if so many people are looking for this, I think we need a specific counter-ible, if you will. I propose a collaboration.

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DannyKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

thats how i got here

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Dannytech-king

Reply 11 years ago

lol yeh...:| no i didnt really.

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royalestelKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

So we are the source of our own nerf trolls? Heh.

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knex mad

10 years ago

i came a cross instructables through a u tube video

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Rockerx

10 years ago

I don't remember...oh well all I know is that now I go here everyday to see whats new.

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Redneck2

10 years ago

I was looking how to turn a nerf gun into an airsoft gun on google and clicked on the link and it brought me here. now if i need to build something or just want to build something i come here.

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Yak

10 years ago

I was looking for the layout of an orrery (rotating model planet thingy) and somehow came here. Didn't find what I was looking for, but I was so impressed by not finding anything that I signed up. Beautiful place.

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Firebert010

11 years ago

I was looking for blowgun dart plans (something I was briefly into over the summer) and found a link to here. I became a member shortly after and have been here almost every day since then. (It is my homepage after all...)

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bumpusFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

I found the site the same exact way! None of my darts ever worked.. :(

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Keith-KidFirebert010

Reply 11 years ago

there's an idea. Instructables as my homepage. Why didn't I think of that??!!!!!

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Kiteman

11 years ago

I got here via spam! I got an email advertising Popular Science magazine, visited their site, followed a few links, ran across Make and ended up here. I stayed here because it seemed much more accessible and welcoming than the Make site did.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Spam is good. Spam brought us Kiteman. All hail spam.