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Eric Wilhelm


Eric is the founder and CEO of, a DIY project-sharing website. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and is a co-founder of several companies including Squid Labs, Potenco, MakaniPower, and OptiOpia that are respectively involved in innovation research, distributed human-energy, high-altitude wind, and vision measurement and correction.


Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. The site provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks
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