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Acquired byAutodesk
Date8/2011

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Websiteinstructables.com
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Twitter@instructables
CategoryConsumer Web
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Founded8/2005

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San Francisco, USA
489 Clementina St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
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Instructables

Instructables is a site developed by Squid Labs, a lab whose focus is on technical innovation and whose founders were once part of the MIT Media Lab. Instructables provides a forum for personal creativity, as it allows users to post instructions to describe how they created something. The concept of Instructables has been in the works for over five years, and has evolved from a platform initally called iFabricate that was developed in late 2004.

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Websiteinstructables.com
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StageLive
Launch DateJuly 11, 2007
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The concept of the Instructables website is inspired by a notion of creativity and innovation, as it is a place where individuals can “share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.” Essentially, Instructables offers a forum where users can sign up for free and post instructions using words and pictures to describe the creation of just about anything. Instructable subjects range from art to cooking to technology to the well-named category “not liable.” Users can post comments or opinions regarding different Instructables, which creates a forum for discourse and creativity amongst individuals interested in particular how-to projects.

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