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Build the Future Yourself - A Tour of Extraordinary DIY Projects from Ordinary People

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. It is currently home to over 22,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking. See where we might be headed by checking out what creative people are building today.

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.

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