The Best of Instructables video

The Best of Instructables: Volume 1 (Full Length) from Instructables on Vimeo.

The Instructables team whipped up this really nice little video for The Best of Instructables in time for us to show it in The Best of Instructables area in the Maker Shed at Maker Faire Austin. In the Shed we had an area with some projects from the book, a make and take LED Throwies area, this video, and I did some demos from the Maker Shed stage (of the Flashlight Business Card, Marshmallow Shooter, Plastic Vacuum Former, Keyboard Wallet). A good time was had by all — and it looked like we had very few copies of the book by the time we were done. Thanks to everyone who helped make this part of the Shed happen.

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…

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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