Could we host a contest on instructables? Re: DIY Science Lab Equipment


My name is Todd Duncombe and I’m a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley and a member of the organization Tekla Labs  ( Tekla Labs is student organization dedicated to making science more accessible by establishing a thorough catalog of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) instructions on the construction of laboratory equipment from cheap and readily available supplies.

We are interested in hosting a competition for DIY lab equipment designs – as we have previously for 3D printed lab equipment designs  ( We have currently raised upwards of $5k in prizes and are shooting for $15k.

Tekla Labs is potentially interested in hosting the competition on either or using the Dozuki platform. I would love the opportunity to speak with an instructables representative (and hear the communities opinion!) about Tekla Labs hosting our competition on your website  – and the associated logistics.

I look forward to you hearing from you!
Todd Duncombe

PS our organization was recently featured at the Clinton Global Initiative University symposium:

This is fantastic! I've sent you a PM - let's talk!
Kiteman4 years ago
I've passed this offer on to those who need to know.

Very generous of you, by the way!
caitlinsdad4 years ago
email staff at You might get a response there.