Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Nicholas Robson 11 months ago

Ivy 12 months ago

rabidpotatochipTotally worth it

I’ve been mucking around inside computers for years and really enjoy it.

The biggest tip I can offer is to determine parts you need in the correct order. Start by deciding whether you want to build an Intel or AMD system, then get a motherboard you like, find a processor and memory that work with it, select a video card and sufficiently large power supply, then worry about your hard drive(s) and a case everything will fit in. 13 months ago

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NorthernBrowncoat 23 months ago

sanityxBuild my own desktop computer / PC

Someday I will! I’ve always wanted to, but didn’t have the resources (and my parents kept scaring me by saying it’ll blow up if I don’t do it right).

I have a decent understanding of computers, and was inspired by a friend who built his own and has a sweet gaming rig. I’m confident in my capability of doing the research required to create what I want, just gotta find the time to do it.

Accomplishing this will mean a great deal for me. I’ve gone through a lot of computers and laptops – grew up with them. I remember my first ones were chosen for me by family/friends (when I was a kid), and eventually I got to choose my own (high school, college currently). Now I want to build my own!

- 11:22AM 1/1/2013 1 year ago

sanityx 1 year ago


SpookyCakes 2 years ago

SpookyCakesOn my way!

I forgot I had this on my list of things!

I have purchased almost all the essential parts I need. I’m slowly learning what is best for my needs (gaming) in each part. Then, to the build!

So far the only essential things I need left are a graphics card, a monitor, and a dvd drive. Plus I’d really like to get a mic and better keyboard/mouse, but those aren’t essential.

Hopefully this goal will be completed by Dec. 28 in which I will participate in my first LAN party without my laptop, which is definitely not the best machine for playing games. 2 years ago

gi_julie 7 years ago

Sara 2 years ago

jabzh 2 years ago


every girl should be able to fix and upgrade her own computer. 2 years ago

user31892 2 years ago

Smileyb 2 years ago

Cory Stanard 3 years ago

Vidar Hveem-Seland 9 years ago

cheesemaster 2 years ago


She’s gorgeous. I built her from the ground up. All the parts came from new egg and arrived within four day’s time without any apparent damage or faults. The build itself went smoothly enough, considering I haven’t opened a computer in about 10yrs. It took some manual reading and a few specific questions pointed at more knowledgeable people, but even with my fumbling, food breaks, and paranoid hesitation(must not break/bend/scratch/shock!) it was done by dinnertime. I still need to do some cable management and other minor adjustments, but It’s up and running(with a pretty, green background, too). 2 years ago

kaid1 3 years ago

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tygerstyle 5 years ago

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