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OMG! It’s here! The Best of Instructables, the latest from Make: Books, is on its way to Maker Faire Austin and a few copies have found their way to the Maker Media and Instructables offices. Here’s Instructables’s Eric J. Wilhelm and the Instructables robot enjoying their first peeks. I hope the robot’s happy. Eric says:

My copy of Best of Instructables Book just arrived! All work here at Instructables HQ has essentially stopped, so if the servers go down, send me an email or something…

Here are a few tidbits about the book:

* 336 pages, 6-5/8 x 9-3/8, same dimensions as The Best of MAKE and MAKE magazine.
* Over 120 projects!
* Projects cover everything from food hacking and making home furnishings from junk to building robots and CNC milling machines. And in-between you’ll find projects on arts, crafts, costume-making, tool tips, themed photo galleries, and tons more.
* There are also the results of the Community Choice contest winners (the best of Instructables as voted by its members) and links to their projects.
* There are key user comments from the site throughout, called User Notes, and even a section in the back for you to keep your own User Notes as you build the projects.

We tried to involve the Instructables community as much as possible in the creation of the book (we were in direct communication with several hundred authors!). We hope the results do this maker community proud. It was a thrill ride to be sure.


The Best of Instructables is available in the Maker Shed at a pre-release price of 29.99. We also have a landing page where we’ll be putting up material related to the book. And Eric J. Wilhelm himself will be guest blogging here soon in celebration of the book’s release. So stay tuned…