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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?


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

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


8 years ago

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

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.

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

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.

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 !

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)

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

Make magazine. I love you, Make.

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


9 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.


9 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

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 : )

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.

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

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

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.

thats how i got here

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

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

i came a cross instructables through a u tube video

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

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.


9 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.

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...)

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

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

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.

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