Challenge: Make Something New

It's so easy to get into a rut and sometimes it's necessary to shake yourself out of it. So I'd like to issue a challenge to everyone to Make Something New.

So here's what I'm proposing. You have until Sept. 21 to make something new for you and document it with a slideshow, video, or Instructable here on Instructables. Show what you've made and provide an explanation of how it's new for you.

Reward: An achievement patch.

So what is "new"?
Anything you make right now will be new, but "new" here is talking about the experience of making the item. You can do something that's been done before by others, but the goal is to stretch yourself in a new direction. I don't know what everyone has done before so we'll be relying on the honor system, but I'd like you to push yourself.

If you're always sewing clothes and are simply trying a new pattern that may be a little new to you, but it's not much of a stretch because you're using the same materials, tools, and skills that you already know. But if you've never done any metalwork and were to weld together a bike frame that would be very new.

In your explanation of how your entry is new, be sure to talk about those things. What new materials, tools, skills, or designs are you using that you've never used before? How different is this from what you usually make?

OK, to sum it up:
- Make something new
- Document it and post it on Instructables by 9/21
- Post a new comment here with a link to your post

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i wish i was here when this happened......wil there be another anytime soon?
Goodhart6 years ago
my cordless drill holder was a step in a new direction for me, for sure.
My new instructable is about designing new kinds of collectors for solar cookers with very cheap equipment.
Anyone can join in
But I have a problem. How do I keep the plastic reflective strips in place when I am making and adjusting the model? (See the last steps of the instructable).

And for a vague idea what the finished products might look like, check here
Blu-Tac / Plasticine / double-sided tape?

Sorry, I meant something for behind as I adjust the curves. 
double sided tape is certainly an option for sticking the mylar onto the thick bendy plastic of the strips though.
Double sided tape might also work for holding them to whatever "scaffolding" I put behind, come to think of it. 
Blu-tac? might be worth a try to stick the back of the strips to the "scaffold.
I thought something would come to me over time. It didn''t.
thank you.
Bigev7 years ago
It's not on time, but I'm proud of it nonetheless.


Goodhart7 years ago
I didn't get to finish mine, even now *sigh*
fungus amungus (author)  james.mcglashan7 years ago
They're all older and are all along the same theme. That's not quite the point of the exercise.
there verry new to me..
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