We at Maker Media are thrilled to announce that we’re going to be doing a Best of Instructables, Volume 1. As part of the book, we want to get the Instructables community involved in choosing some of their favorite projects. The book will include both projects chosen by Maker Media and Instructables staffs and those Instructables chosen by the author community itself. Instructables is running a contest to determine the latter. Every item on the site, all 14,000 projects, now has a vote button. The top 50 most-voted entries will be listed in the book and the authors will get a free copy when it’s published.

We’re also looking for build experiences and stories surrounding Instructables projects. If you built a project and have some thoughts about it (that you’ve yet to post to the project’s page) or an interesting story about an Instructable (it got you a date, got your arrested, helped you survive for days in the Australian outback, made you a hero in the eyes of your kids, etc.) please send them to me, gareth (, or you can also post them here in the Comments.

The Instructables Book Contest