If you've ever been one to tinker, build, or indulge in DIY projects, you've probably visited Instructables at one point or another. It's a great resource for those looking for specific how-tos, or just wanting something to do on a rainy day. Illustrated instructions are provided by the site's users, and can be discussed, favorited, or even downloaded.

Today, Autodesk (purveyors of other excellent apps like Pixlr Express) brought the crowd-sourced do-it-yourself spirit of Instructables to Android in an official app. The app allows for just about all the functionality of the website, in a nice holo-inspired package (the #EEBA26 looks stellar, doesn't it?).

Users can favorite, share, or discuss projects, follow their creators, or vote for a project that's entered in a contest all in two clicks, and the app has a handy sliding panel full of discovery features. Submitting a project is also exceedingly easy, with a first-run primer that walks you through the process of simply attaching photos and entering text.

Oh, and the app looks pretty nice on tablets as well.

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Whether you're already a fan of Instructables, or just want a great way to find a new project to work on this weekend, Autodesk's latest app is definitely worth a look. Just hit the widget below.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • johnforamerica

    Can it make Google Reader? Sigh...

  • thisphuckinguy

    I just discovered this website yesterday. This is great news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    Damn Autodesk, what do you do outside of CAD products and social networking?

    Still you have made a solid application which makes use of the Android design guidelines well and is a good service on the web.

    Good on you Autodesk. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    This app seems to ask for a lot of account permissions...?

  • David Miller

    To whom it may concern, for those like me with the Logitech Revue running bone stock, this is compatible with it. :)