Use it Again! Contest Winners

Wow, there were some fantastic entries in the Use it Again! contest! Congratulations to everyone who entered- the quality and range of projects was quite astonishing.

Have a pile of spring cleaning junk to repurpose? For inspiration just check out the winners below, then wander over to the PopSci group to see the other fantastic entries. We're planning to use some scrap bamboo to build trebuchet03's Pot Lid Organizer for the Instructables kitchen next week- what do you plan to make?

Grand Prize
Winner will receive a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT 8.0-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera, a brief profile in the How 2.0 section of Popular Science magazine, and a 1 year subscription to Popular Science magazine.
Wireless home router with analogue utilisation meter by radiorental

First Prize
Five winners will each receive a laser-etched Leatherman Juice S2 multi-tool and a 1 year subscription to Popular Science magazine.
Bookshelf of Encyclopedias by jessyratfink
How to Make Your Own Prototypes : How to make your own Plastic Vacuum Former by sheekgeek
Repurposed - Clock into Kinetic Wall Art by Tool Using Animal
Take Infrared Pictures With Your Digital Camera by sam noyoun
Wallet made from a computer keyboard by zieak

Honorable Mention
Ten winners will each receive Instructables stickers and a patch. UPDATE: Honorable Mention winners will also receive a year's subscription to PopSci!
Build a Nintendo NES PC by hatsuli
Green Garbage Grabber, Trash Tongs, pick up tool by Toxictom
Laterally driven speakers by J_Hodgie
Macpack by imanalchemist
Naff Movie into DVD Spectra by DoWatt
Reuse old printer ribbons by lennyb
Scanner Parts Desk Lamp by jpitz31
The Flying Scrooge: Ornithopter of Household Items by royalestel
Thumb Piano by BobsDogHouse
Van de Graaff Generator made from junk by Sedgewick17

Please give a big hand to our judges, who carefully read through over 80 projects before casting their votes. Thanks to randofo, jeffreyf, evy-wevy, trebuchet03, daenris, Maddhatter3, kiteman, technick29, Herrozerro, T3h_Muffinator, sam, ewilhelm, noahw, and John and Mike from PopSci.

Winners, keep an eye on your inboxes- we'll contact you by personal message with instructions for claiming your prize.

Original contest instructions are here.

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jeffkobi10 years ago
Excellent projects all around! Congrats to all the winners . . . radiorental, I'm definitely a fan of the retro-tech look! Been meaning to put this one up here, but alas, vacation called!
Thats awesome, really... you should post it up!
canida (author)  jeffkobi10 years ago
That looks neat! Please put it up?
Kiteman10 years ago
What do I plan to make? Definitely DoWatt's DVD spectrometer. If it works as well as I hope, I'll be making it 20 times with my science clubbers. (BTW, it was a pig to judge this - there were a lot of quality entries)
DoWatt Kiteman10 years ago
Why thank you ! I've been meaning to put together an 'education' template to add to the solar and lighting versions I've already put together as alternates. What sort of thing would work well in that context?
Kiteman DoWatt10 years ago
My first thought is "not so much black ink" - if a school has to print out the templates they will empty their cartridges. An outline template that can be coloured by children (so they can spot their own in the pile) would be good, maybe with "how it works" diagrams on the back of the box.
DoWatt Kiteman10 years ago
Hmm, colour in templates, how it works. I'll see what I can do in my copious free time ;-) The originals were black to cut down on visual interference. I'll see what can be done.
Congrats to everyone who won!
thank you, rather timely too.. I was taking a picture of a 'friend' kitesurfing and he made an assumption that my camera was waterproof. Here's the last picture that camera took
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