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Giving away a 1 year Pro Instructables membership!

I'm giving away a one year Pro membership.  Why?  I won one in the Homemade Holidays contest.  I plan on continuing to support Instructables with payments every two years.  So I want to share the love. 

Here's how to get a chance at winning. 
  • Your account must have been created on or prior to January 18, 2010.  I don't want people creating fake accounts.
  • You must not already have a Pro membership.
  • You must have at least one Instructable published by midnight Pacific time on January 24, 2010.  It does not need to be new - it could be years old.  (It must meet the guidelines here - in other words, have original photos, decent writing, and reasonable organization.  If you want to know if yours will qualify, post a link to it in the comments below and I'll give you feedback.)
  • Subscribe to me!  (Just click on the orange box over there ---> )
On Sunday, January 24th at 11PM Alaska time I will tally all my subscribers, eliminate pro members, and then do a random drawing.  I'll make sure that the other criteria (no duplicate entries, "worthy" Instructable, etc.) are met and will announce the winner here.

Photo by my brother Kevin Dean.

Sorry!  This "contest" is now CLOSED.

The winner is... II.13

I used the random integer generator at Random.org to select a number based on my subscribers. 

Thank you to my new subscribers. (I guess if you want to you can unsubscribe from me... but if I win another I'll probably do this again... and no matter what I do my subscribers will have a shot at it.)  For anyone interested, I added 63 new subscribers.  I benefited by interacting with some new people, checking out some different projects - some really undervalued ones too!

And of course, thanks for the Instructables staff for letting me do this!

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hey awesome idea, I have five 3-month memeberships to give away
Xellers4 years ago
Just subscribed - do I qualify?
Post an instructable and yes.
zieak (author)  DJ Radio4 years ago
Yes, and correct.
Xellers zieak4 years ago
I have a featured instructable - http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Vacuum-Tube-Tesla-Coil-VTTC/ =)
Just subscribed and you got featured?!?! That's awesome!!!
Kryptonite4 years ago
Nice drawing!

Some one I know who has a terrible fear of slugs and snails wrote "Beware! A gastropod lurks within!" on a plastic bag she captured a slug in. That sticky note now lives on her fridge, making me laugh every single time I look at it.
I feel so evil, in a happy sort of way.
zieak (author) 4 years ago

Sorry!  This "contest" is now CLOSED.

The winner is... II.13

I used the random integer generator at Random.org to select a number based on my subscribers. 

Thank you to my new subscribers. (I guess if you want to you can unsubscribe from me... but if I win another I'll probably do this again... and no matter what I do my subscribers will have a shot at it.)  For anyone interested, I added 63 new subscribers.  I benefited by interacting with some new people, checking out some different projects - some really undervalued ones too!

And of course, thanks for the Instructables staff for letting me do this!
ll.13 zieak4 years ago
 Thank you very much! I'll do my best to make the most of it. 
Bartboy ll.134 years ago
Did you send him a thank-you patch?
Gotta love random integers :)

I use Turing for my random integer needs.
Congratz to the winner and thanks to zieak for a great contest.

I didn't win but hey I had fun with it and saw some great instructables including those of zieak :)
Doctor What4 years ago
 Congrats!  I'm glad to see that your spare is going to a good cause!
MegaMaker4 years ago
Tarnation...
Congratz though!
winterfresh4 years ago
 Aww... Just a tad bit late. Oh well....

PS: Love the robot!
Kiteman4 years ago
Well done, ll.13!

I don't see a comment, though - has anybody told him?

This contest was great, though.  I hope other already-pro members who win more pro-ness follow suit.


ihordyky4 years ago
i subscribed
i really want a pro membership because it lets me do more on instructables i have a lot of ideas but until i get my camera i cant take pic but i have a webcam. here is one of my instructebles
http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-pocket-sized-shocky-thing/
This might help their should be a way to take a snap shot with you web cam. If you cant do this useing the software that cam with your camera you might want to google it or something and maybe find and DL some different free software so you can. SAKAR international has software like this but not sure if it will work with your camera. It cam with one of those kids cams that i got for my daughter at wal-mart . We gave 12.00 for it if I remember correctly. Now of course whe wont let me use it LOL!
www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-pocket-sized-shocky-thing/
zieak (author)  ihordyky4 years ago
I'll leave some suggestions on your Instructable.  With some changes this could work.
ihordyky zieak4 years ago
thx im getting my camera today
Just made a new instructable with my new camera

sharlston4 years ago
do i have a chance of winning i published about 5 new ibles in the ast few days
zieak (author)  sharlston4 years ago
Yep!  You're in!
sharlston zieak4 years ago
wow thanks
I submitted one called how to learn repairs for free but i cannot find a link for it! all i can say is the time was 7:35 pm and i live in tennessee LOL!
zieak (author)  tazmaniac_377524 years ago
You've got a good idea that needs more development - and photos!
Thank you for your reply. I am currently repairing my digital camera, plus I wasn't exactly sure how to take photos for something like this. Maybe it will help someone who wants to learn tho. it woulda been nice to have been able to be a subscribed member, but I have alot of instructables (when I get my camera repaired) and atleast I can still share with others! This is a great site and I wish I were in a financial situation where I could support it!
swany344 years ago
swany34 swany344 years ago
hey i just saw that I have been a member since the 19th, but I just saw your link, do I still qualify?
It looks like my last comment has disappeared, can anyone else see it???
zieak (author)  circuitbreaker4 years ago
I see nothing.
I suspected as much;). Did you see it before it disappeared?
 It's very possible that it never existed.  You may want to repost.
Does mine count???
(if not I plan  on publishing some better ones for the upcoming contests :))
Thanks
zieak (author)  circuitbreaker4 years ago
Nope.  Please reiterate.
I am subscribed, I have one instructable that I believe qualifies, I used my brothers account for several years before I created my own, but when I made my own ( september 14th 2009)  Pro accounts had been created and All steps had been reseved for Pro's only, and I didn't have the income to get a pro account. I sure would like one:)!
Thanks for the chance!
GianniMora4 years ago
do any of mine qualify            www.instructables.com/member/flanimal/ 
zieak (author)  GianniMora4 years ago
Just at a glance, you have had featured Instructables - that definitely would!
 cool, i really want to get a pro membership






        -M
mman15064 years ago
 im hopping one of my 4 qualify, my best one  won a contest so i'm not sure if it will qualify but i think my 5 minute pool sub is a good contender

I'm 12 so i cant afford a mebership right now  (need to buy a new HDD for my laptop)  
geekazoid4 years ago
Here's mine. Already Subbed. Here

Thanks,
Geekazoid

It does qualify doesn't it? Close though, Jan 17th...
zieak (author)  geekazoid4 years ago
Yep!
Gjdj34 years ago
Cool idea! If I win a membership in any contest, I'll definitely copy your idea to give it away.
MegaMaker4 years ago
Hope I can win. Thanks!
I do believe my two Instructables qualify.
zieak (author)  MegaMaker4 years ago
You're good!
MegaMaker zieak4 years ago
Super. THANKS.
DIY Dave4 years ago
zieak (author)  DIY Dave4 years ago
Nice clear pictures, detailed instructions... and a neat project too!  You're set.
 I subscribed, heres mine.
zieak (author)  M4industries4 years ago
Neat.  Yep, you're in!
adsandy4 years ago
zieak (author)  adsandy4 years ago
Mmmm... Yep that's good!
your dog4 years ago
Hello! I have subscribed to you and filled the requirements. Here is my instructable; I think it will qualify. http://www.instructables.com/id/build_a_eco_friendly_candle/
zieak (author)  your dog4 years ago
It sure does.  And and extra nod for the D.A.R.E. ruler.  I'm wearing a D.A.R.E. shirt right now... and not to be ironic.
sayre3154 years ago
here it is
Thanks!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Wall-Lamp/
zieak (author)  sayre3154 years ago
That sure counts. 

But I'd suggest running a spell-check through as a way to improve your Instructable.
Kirbsome!4 years ago
zieak (author)  knex_builder_freak4 years ago
Yes, that's a very comprehensive Knex tutorial.
do my intructables qualify 
Thank you =)
The Jamalam4 years ago
My Sword will do:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap_easy_realistic_and_simple_to_make_Sword/
Having said that, I have done 28 in total.
Joe Martin4 years ago
Wow, this has really made me smile! What a kind idea, I'm sure the winner will greatly appreciate it!

Such a shame there isn't more people like this in the world.



here is mine( i hope i win)

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Tornado-Airsoft-Grenade/
Zem4 years ago
So, do I need to post a NEW Instructable before the 24th? or can I use an existing one of mine? 
zieak (author)  Zem4 years ago
Any existing one will do.
Zem zieak4 years ago
Earthling!4 years ago
Nice idea.

Does mine count? http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-free-cellphones/
I'd really like to be able to view all steps on one page.

Thanks!


pie popper4 years ago
will this one work?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobbit-Feet/

thanks!
zieak (author)  pie popper4 years ago
Definitely. Simple - but a great result!
laxap4 years ago
I also won a 1Y pro, and gave it away as a rewarding gift.

But doing it as a lottery, this is a great idea!
zieak (author)  laxap4 years ago
I just couldn't decide who to give it to - so i thought i'd bolster my subscribers and give anyone the opportunity!
Great initiative!

What about this one as entry:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Posable-Action-Figure-Building-System/ ?
zieak (author)  masynmachien4 years ago
Absolutely.  And nice work... i'll read more on your approach later.
Nice and absurd just how I like it :D

A featured instructable counts as a good 'ible I think? ;)

Great contest btw :)
the nice and absurd is about the photo btw ;)
zieak (author)  MichelMoermans4 years ago
You're in!  Thank you - i thought his picture was perfectly appropriate here but amazingly absurd on the street.
I always enjoy the absurd drawings on the street.

Near my old school some graffiti artist made a scarface sitting on top of a T-rex with the text "say hello to my dino friend!" Although it's completely absurd I found it awesome :D

to bad some punks spraypainted obscene images on it :(
Jaycub4 years ago
Is this instructable good enough?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Nitrocellulose/
zieak (author)  Jaycub4 years ago
Dr. What is right - it passes!
Hiyadudez zieak4 years ago
But his account was created before Janury 18, 2010.
zieak (author)  Hiyadudez4 years ago
Exactly - this is for people that have accounts prior to yesterday.  Not for new accounts...
Hiyadudez zieak4 years ago
Ah, ok.
As long as it follows the guidelines listed (good images, correct grammar, not copypasta, original material), then yes, it probably will.
Kiteman4 years ago
Can we nominate other people we consider to be deserving?


If so, I nominate GorillazMiko.
Is he still active???
 He pops his head in now and then.  Unfortunately, the last time I heard from him, he said that he might not come back because of all the pro account confusion.
 I second that nomination!!!
zieak (author)  n8man4 years ago
Well i hope he subscribes to me then!
lemonie4 years ago
That's a generous offer, I commend you for it. And I like the robot.

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I am tech.jpg
zieak (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Thanks!
Sunbanks4 years ago
I love that picture :D 
Doctor What4 years ago
 I love that picture!  Where was it taken?

BTW, this is a great idea!  The "hosting your own contest" is a great method for generating new content.  I might have to try that out in the future!  It is a wonderful opportunity for those who can't get one to earn it!

RE: Picture

Thanks.  The photo was taken off Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, California.
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