INSTRUCTABLES IS A PLACE THAT LETS YOU EXPLORE,
DOCUMENT, AND SHARE YOUR CREATIONS.

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The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects, connect with others, and make an impact on the world. One of these early places was a blog Zeroprestige, which was an open source hardware experiment for kitesurfing. Here they documented their hand-sewn kites, plywood boards, and other general mayhem that happens when PhDs and high winds collide.

由于自由分享我们的工作,我们遇到了大量的伟大人民,收到了很大的机会,并在脸上被击打,需要基于网络的文档系统。

赋予指标became that documentation system in 2005, as an in-house project of Squid Labs. When they weren't solving interesting problems like solar panels for driveways, efficiently harnessing human power, or strain sensing ropes, you could find them sharing Instructables from the workshop. From cooking to 3d printing, to making just about anything fly, Instructables became the recipient of countless hours of tinkering, soldering, stitching, frying, and fun, making just about anything.

赋予指标was officially spun out of Squid Labs in the summer of 2006, and has gone on to grow from a modest hundreds of projects to over one hundred thousand. The community that now calls the site home, is an amazing mix of wonder from around the world. Every day we continue to be amazed by the imagination, curiosity, and simple awesomeness of everyone who shares their creations with us on Instructables.

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The Squid Labs founders, from left to right: Saul Griffith, Corwin Hardham, Eric Wilhelm, Colin Bulthaup, Dan Goldwater. Photo byQuinn Norton

Squid Labs Emeryville.

An important part of starting a business is to keep your tolerance for risk high by keeping your cost of living low. For us, this meant owning few or no cars and biking everywhere, cooking our own food rather than eating out and occasionally从垃圾箱里吃东西, getting furniture and tools for free from Craigslist, making everything else we needed, and for some of us, living in the shop.

第一个版本的赋予者网站。

丹拿着一个原型30平方米的风筝冲浪风筝。

Some of the many kiteboard designs we tried.

太阳能路面原型。

Rope and Sound, one of the early squid labs projects. A unique interactive musical harp using electronic sensing rope. Built for the the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's Extreme Textiles exhibit.

The Squid Labs booth at the first Maker Faire. Photo bygfixler

隐形电动怪物斩波器 - 电动自行车上的电池很笨重,让我们试着把它们放在叉子里......

3D由lego制成的巧克力打印机,指示这里

自组装机器人,指导这里

Candle powered hot air balloon, instructable这里

Spoke POV: LED Bike Wheel Images, instructable这里。This prototype has since evolved intoMonkey Electric

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