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While I was at Maker Faire, I picked up a new book from the Maker Shed called The Best of Instructables Volume I. It’s a really cool 300+ page book that’s filled with over 120 great projects. One of my favorite quotes from the book was written by Eric Wilhelm of instructables “Making things by hand is cool again. You can be a creator, not just a consumer.” Awesome!

Instructables.com has become one of the most popular magnets for makers and DIY enthusiasts of all stripes. Now, with more than 10,000 projects to choose from, the Instructables staff, editors of MAKE: Magazine, and the Instructables community itself have put together a collection of technology how-to’s from the site. The Best of Instructables Volume 1 includes plenty of clear, full-color photographs, complete step-by-step instructions, and tips, tricks, and new build techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Over 300 pages!

There are a couple of PDF sample chapters online.

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I really like the Magnetic Refrigerator Lights [PDF] and the DIY Vacuum Former [PDF].

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Another really popular project is the screen-printing tutorial. [PDF]

You can pick up a copy in the Maker Shed, it’s a really great read!