Instructables is a gathering of the DIY community; a place that would have delighted Alice in Wonderland. It is a place for user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects. Fun and educational, this is where you can get help with cooking, building, creating, modifying and more.
Based, as it is on cooperation and collaboration, Instructables, to me, embodies open source and is a very valuable resource for the maker community. Eric Wilhelm, the founder and CEO told me that their contribution to the community has been to inspire. He also spoke about his collaborative company Squid Labs, an incubator or sorts.