NOTE In Mid-2009 Instructables moved to a “pay-to-play” model where you must subscribe and pay for a “Pro Membership” to get anything useful from the projects people have posted on their website.
As the actual IP (Intellectual Property) is not theirs, and it was “lent” to Instructables in an open community service there is a lot of animosity in this change of affairs.
It really is much like if your public library suddenly started charging a membership fee to actually open & read the books.
In the current state of affairs I would not recommend a project author submit their work to Instructables without a contract to receive a fair cut (it is the content, not the site itself that draws readership) and personally I am looking elsewhere for projects to adapt for my own experimentation.
Instructables is a web-based 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. Read more about the history of Instructables…
The Nixie Watch Project:
I’ve bookmarked this neat project for further study over the Holidays!