Suggestions for upcoming 1-week speed contests?

We're going to be running more of these 1-week speed contests. So far we've done DIY wallets, fridge magnets, and office supplies; what would you like to see next? List your suggestions here, and argue pros and cons. We're listening!

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Hey, I don't know if this will be seen, but I have an idea for a speed contest. 1) Paracord contest. This rope can be used in just about any survival or everyday situation. Submit instructables about Paracord fixes or projects. I've seen just about everything, from bracelets to bags, boot laces to belts. Post and 'ible about your Paracord wardrobe! This contest would be pretty interesting because the possibilities are endless. Thanks for listening, -Georgey.

Kiteman10 years ago
Origami? Paper 'plane? (Optional rule there - "must have video of the 'plane flying".) Mobile (hanging variety)? "Adornments" (something to decorate something, like jewellery or a mobile phone charm)?
Kiteman Kiteman10 years ago
"Things can come out of pipes quickly"?
Kiteman Kiteman10 years ago
> A general "plumbing supplies" challenge (but no potato cannons or trebuchets, they've been done).

> Price limit - Strict limit of $X.XX (or converted equivalent) for materials, including value of scrounged materials.

> Zero cost - materials scrounged or otherwise acquired for free from dumpsters, council tips, free samples etc.

> "On the spot" - stuff you can make from materials around you, plus maybe a roll of sticky tape, in only a few minutes (say, something from paper plates to entertain after a picnic, or from straws at the table in a fast-food joint etc). Tools limited to a pocket-knife or similar.
Do I see a paper plate Sun Dial gleaming in your eyes, Kiteman? ;-)
Kiteman Kiteman10 years ago
> Camping - I've got to make a camp-blanket anyway...
Doctor What9 years ago

Duct Tape

Kiteman9 years ago
How about increasing the functionality of a walking stick? OK, they're useful for holding you up, but surely they could do other stuff as well? What could be built into a walking stick to make life easier, more fun for the user, yet also continuing to hold you up?
Bran10 years ago
This is something that's been on my mind lately: Make a Home for a USB Drive! Come on, everyone knows the cases are wimpy! So, make a new one! There are plenty of iBles already on the subject. Prizes could be awarded for the most creative and/or best executed, along with the random award also. What do y'all think?
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