Instructables is a web-based community and documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.
A sampling of recent popular Instructables how-to’s include a guide to building your first robot, DIY Arduino projects, numerous solar applications and creative mobile phone hacks.
Who can get this going in Nigeria? Maybe, one of our folks can start an event where Nigerian hackers can come together and co-create and then share. We need hardware as we need software and this is one way of getting to the hardware.
Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects, which other users can comment on and rate for quality. It was created by Eric Wilhelm, a mechanical engineer, and launched in August 2005. Instructables is dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects. Users post instructions to their projects, usually accompanied by visual aids, and then interact through comment sections below each Instructable step as well in topic forums.