Maker Faire


Type: Presentation
Program Area: Engineering

Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 11:00 AM (30 minutes)

Day/Time: (30 minutes)

Location: Makeshift Theatre

Instructables is a community for showing what you make and how others can make it. Making things is part of being human. Whether you make bikes, kites, food, clothing, protocols for biology research, or hack consumer electronics, good instructions are critical.

Instructables is a step-by-step collaboration system that helps you record and share your projects with a mixture of images, text, ingredient lists, CAD files, and more. We hope to make documentation simple and fast. Show your colleagues how to operate a machine, show your friends how to build a kayak, show the world how to make cool stuff. Instructables supports the principles of open source development to encourage sharing of ideas and information.

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Presented by

Eric Wilhelm

Eric received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT and then co-founded Squid Labs. He currently runs Instructables.