Review: Instructables.com

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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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.

Reach the reporter at nicole.ethier@asu.edu.