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2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists

The winner has been announced here!

Instructables and [www.ulsinc.com Universal Laser] are happy to announce the 14 finalists in the Laser Cutter Contest. Ten of the finalists were selected by judges at Instructables.com. The other four finalists were the Instructables that had the two highest pageviews or ratings as of Monday morning, Jan. 7.

The authors of these Instructables are all in the running to win a VersaLaser worth over $15,000. Now we turn the voting over to you. Click on the "Vote!" buttons below the Instructables to submit your vote and help decide who wins the grand prize. You can vote for more than one Instructable and voting closes Jan. 31.


Judge-selected Finalists
(in alphabetical order)





Ratings and Pageviews Finalists


Second Place
The authors of these Instructables win a robot t-shirt and a laser-etched plaque. Listed in alphabetical order.

30 minute USB microscope
The Ambience Enhancer
Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft
Conductive Glue And Conductive Thread: Make an LED Display and Fabric Circuit That Rolls Up.
Cool Wave Ring
Dollar Store Parabolic Mic
Handcut inlay
A Home Power Plant - Wind Power Generator Revised
How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf
How to make a pair of Angel Wings
How to Make an OAWR (Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot)
Make DIY Vanilla Extract
"Quicksilver" Retro-Future Scooter from appliances and scrap metal
Solid Wood Digital Clock
The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more!
Squishy Breast Stress Relief Toy
TiggerBot II Robot
Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod)
U-Disp - The Digg (tm) display (Open Source)
Wooden Gear Clock


Thank you to all the judges: ewilhelm, jesse.hensel, PT, randofo, intoon, canida, noahw, stasterisk, fungus amungus, lebowski, T3h_Muffinator, and bofthem.

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Who won the laser cutter?
rush_elixir8 years ago
I like the lamp its awesome and i tried making a table like this. its fantastic
Doctor What8 years ago
Dang. Maybe next year. VOTE FOR THE SIT DOWN DRIVING ARCADE CABINET!!!!
Yeah vote for the driving cabinet. :-)
avone8 years ago
graffiti research lab ruined my life!!!!!
Congrats all finalists and second-place winners! This years competition was so much better than last years! There were truly over 500 kick-arse projects!!! (for the most part) Everyone, keep up the good work, and next years contest we'll break 1,000 entries! Who's with me?!
not me! I want less competition ;) jk... great work, guys!
I'm in!
I am with you!

  • BTW...any update on Project X?
KentsOkay8 years ago
Congratulations contestants! All of your Instructables were awesome!
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