Instructables.com is a bona fide Internet sensation, a web-based community of motivated do-it-yourselfers who contribute invaluable how-to guides to the site on a wide range of topics, from gardening and home repair to recipes to gadgets that defy categorization. The site hosts more than 100,000 projects. More than 15 million people visit the site each month, leaving comments and suggestions on the ever-growing list of do-it-yourself projects.
Wade Wilgus is a former Oakland middle school teacher whose projects range from useful classroom activities to gluing mustaches to pistachios. He is the managing editor of Instructables, but spends the majority of his time figuring out ways to integrate meaningful research and hands-on learning in the classroom. He is always astounded by the creativity of his colleagues and encourages everyone to check out Instructables to see their brilliant work.