Green Science Fair Winners

Instructables and Discover Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest!

We asked you to show us some great green ideas and you responded with a flood of them. Over 200 Instructables were submitted over the past few weeks and tons of useful information has been put out there to help others with their own green projects. You are all an inspiration, truly.

Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these Instructables. As always, we wish we had more prizes to give out.

Now, on with the winners!

First 10 Entries

For jumping into the contest early, the authors of these Instructables will receive a Discover Magazine t-shirt.

Ways to be green How to get FREE 9 Volt Batteries Recycle plastic grocery bags into Loons! Tips on how to improve gas mileage All-Natural Incense Burner
Science Fair Display Board How to recycle an old sweater How to Boycott the Bottle Easy Seed Starter Supercharged Lemon


The authors of these Instructables will each receive a copy of 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, a book from the Editors at Discover magazine.

Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle How to Make an Easy Inverted Planter £5 Japanese lamp from recycled materials Trickle charging auto-switching LED helmet
Make your own plastic tote bag from recycled plastic bags From old Tourist Map to Gift Bag How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! solar lawn mower How To Smell Pollutants

Third Prize

The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Eton FR150 Microlink, a Solar-Powered, Crank-powered Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger.

Cheap solar tracker Organic planting pots from newspapers Bike Generator Recycled Denim Shopping Bag The Green Pail Retained Heat Cooker

Second Prize

The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Sansa Express 1GB MP3 player, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Solar Powered Trike

Urban Homestead Garden (squarefoot gardening abridged)

First Prize

The author of this Instructable will receive a Celestron Skyscout that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Plus Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor

Thank you to all of our judges for helping to choose the winners.

Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs)
Christy Canida (Instructables)
Stephen Cass (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine)
Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow)
Corwin Hardham (CTO of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs)
Jeremy Jacquot (, USC student in environmental sciences)
Tom Kostigen (co-author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time)
Ed Lewis (Instructables)
Corey Powell (Executive Editor at Discover Magazine)
Sarah Richardson (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine)
Gemma Shusterman (Media Lab grad, Juror for the 2008 SIGGRAPH art gallery)
Tyghe Trimble (News Editor at Discover Magazine)
Eric Wilhelm (Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs)
Daniel Wilson (Roboticist, author of How to Build a Robot Army)
Laura Wright (Senior Editor of On Earth Magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council)

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theburn79 years ago
Whys didn't this instructable win anything?
It was certainly recognized as a cool instructable because it was a finalist. However, the judges had to choose what they thought suited the contest best and fit the criteria. So, I guess it just didn't make the cut.
Because not everyone could win
I'm honored to be a runner up since this was my first Instructable and thanks to all of you who voted for me .but I was wondering if my address will be asked for they/yall are able to send my book to me
Did you get your email yet?
no I've not .should I have by now?
Not sure. I haven't gotten one either.
Brennn10 Gjdj39 years ago
They don't usually give out emails until about a week after. Don't worry.
Gjdj3 Brennn109 years ago
Thanks, though.
Gjdj3 Brennn109 years ago
I'm not. Just trying to help out somebullcrap.
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