www.Instructables.com allows creators, enthusiasts and bored people a place to gather and do what they do best — get creative.
The do-it-yourself Web site was created by mechanical engineer Eric Wilhelm and launched in 2005 as a platform for people to collaborate and instruct others on home projects.
“The world’s biggest show and tell” features more than 20,000 projects that are user-generated and uploaded. Projects can be practical, such as learning to survive rocket attacks or can be just for fun, such as learning taxidermy or how to take apart a compact fluorescent light bulb.
Videos and slideshows help to further demonstrate and display creations. The site also frequently features contests with prizes for the top projects.
As with many user-generated Web sites, membership is required via a free sign-up account to contribute.
Chances are, no matter what a person’s interests are, there will be something for them on this site.
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