Virtual Patch List

We've recently started to give out virtual patches to reward users for the cool things you all do. The list is short for now, but it will grow. Check out the patches that exist so far and feel free to give us suggestions for new ones!

Holiday Treats Contest Winner
DIY Halloween Contest Winner
Light Up your Ride Contest Winner
Caption Contest Winner
Newsletter - Authors whose Instructables have been featured in the newsletter.
Hungry Scientist Contest Winner
Party Like It's 1929! Contest Winner
Instructables Book - Instructables users who have bought or won a copy of The Best of Instructables, Vol. 1. To get this patch, post a picture of yourself with the book here.
Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest Winner
Craft Skills Contest Winner
Pie Contest Winner
Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winner
BBQ PDQ Contest Winner
Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winner
RoboGames Robot Contest Winner
Park Tool Bike Month Contest Winner
Toss It! Contest Winner
Tool Tips Month Contest Winner
T-Shirt Hacks Contest Winner
Pocket_Sized Contest Winner
Photojojo Photo Month Contest Winner
Pets Month Contest Winner
Share the Love Contest Winner
Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest Winner
Get the LED Out! Contest Winner
Flower Contest Winner
Cake Contest Winner

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vishalapr5 years ago
Ever new user on instructables gets a welcome patch? and for lets say 10/25/50/100/150/200+ instructables you get a Dedicated member patches?

Contest finalists get finalist patches?

If more than lets say 200 comments on your instructables give them a popular patch?

Got more than 3 or 4 featured instructables give them a feature population patch?

If an instructable gets featured on the front page you give them a 3 month membership why not give them a patch with it!

The names are just random guesses you can make way better names than that but it would be really awesome if we got patches for the above!
Awesome ideas Vishalapr !
it would be great if there were patches for 10/25/50/100/150/200+ instructables and it would really encourage users to post more instructables ! patches are really an encouraging idea :)!
i agree with the finalist patchs, I was a finalist twice and I got nothing, I would atleast like to have a patch.

Whoops, too excited, i shouldnt have dranken all those energy drinks :D
As I got older, I got an automatic "patch" on the top of my head :-D
Or an anti-patch, the patch of hair that was there magically disappeared :)
Finalist patch. I think the finalist tag on the main pic of Instructables are removed now. A patch for that will give recognition that you ALMOST won (hey, better than nothing).
Yeah that would be really cool!
dombeef5 years ago
My featured instructable was in the newsletter and i didnt get a patch for it
ChrysN dombeef5 years ago
I think they are a bit behind on giving those out.
dombeef ChrysN5 years ago
Ah, do you know when they might give them out?
ChrysN dombeef5 years ago
No, sorry :(
dombeef ChrysN5 years ago
Oh, ok
Batness5 years ago
*Featured Instructable Patch (like front page maybe?)

*"Insert number" Instructable Patch (for reaching a certain number, like 50 Instructables posted)

*Featured in an Instructable book/ebook/pulication, etc.
d4rksaber6 years ago
ban patch?
Sharkzz6 years ago
I've got an SEP patch Someone Elses Problem
D.L.H.6 years ago
First Instructable patch?
Patch for getting patches?
sharlston6 years ago
noob patch?
Kiteman7 years ago
Feature team patch? Intern patch? "Powers that Be" patch? "Visited Squidlabs" patch?
. Intern? Good idea . TPTB? 'Nother good one. . Visited HQ? Excellent idea! . . How about "Member For One/Two/x Years"? Just like an AA chip. :)
Hmm or maybe an active member for one/two/etc years (active being defined by the powers that be of course)
So funny that you would say that....
What do you mean? I have a REAL life too, I , I , I sleep at home when not on the computer, or working ;-)
lol. Exactly, you are an actuve member, and have been one for more than a year. *In high pitched voice* Suspicious!
I thought you were implying that I LIVED here....and only signed off to sleep or work ;-P
No no no no no no no...I'm sure you eat too.
Oo oo, I'd so qualify for one!
n8man KentsOkay7 years ago
Another 6 months and so will I
dombeef n8man7 years ago
Me too
I think I would, I've been here a year...
  • 10/25/50/100/150/200 intructables, that would also be a good one.
  • Also the featured instructables patch could be made to show how many featured instructables you have
  • Have a T-shirt patch
Derin n8man7 years ago
I got a 400 landing patch on my FSX pilot records page,along with 200 total hours.
DJ Radio n8man7 years ago
take out the 200 part, as the guy with the most ibles needs more than 30 to get to 200...
n8man DJ Radio7 years ago
Actually it would go past 200 at increments of 100 until it reaches 1000 when it would go by increments of 500, but obviously those badges would not be used muchif at all.
That's a really cool idea (about the member for one/two years thing)!
New user patch?
patchless patch!?
How about "insert patch here"?
That could be misinterpreted. ;-)
Haha, only by the misintepretive mind...
Or maybe by the mind that hasn't enough to keep it occupied well ? :-)
Feature Creep patch? Oh wait, you said Feature team sorry ;-)
Kiteman Kiteman7 years ago
"Featured in a guide"?
n8man Kiteman7 years ago
That won't be a good one because guides are going to become available to all members soon.
Kiteman n8man7 years ago
how many contests did you win???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bmlbytes7 years ago
I got a burning questions patch but that doesnt show up on this list
Ohh the bike contest patch was appreciated... I like kitemans ideas, I suppose the newsletter one will probably have the biggest backdate task on it unless you can automate that one... Also feature team one would be cool, but it'd have to be pimpin...
:( I can be on the feature team?
Kiteman bumpus7 years ago
You don't ask, you're invited by Eric.
bumpus Kiteman7 years ago
Goodhart bumpus7 years ago
I understand....
Gjdj3 bumpus7 years ago
I don't think anyone has been added to the feature team recently. I could be wrong though. I'm not a member either. :(
It's invitation only, the powers that be decide who and invite as wanted...
Kiteman7 years ago
How about "I wore my Robot t-shirt / fabric patch somewhere cool?


(It could be a globe, but with orange for the land instead of green)
Yeah, I will have to remember to take my camera (in case I ever get to go somewhere cool LOL).
I take it burning questions and newletter patches will be on back order for a while...
They just gave me my lone little patch. What the duece?! They gave you TWO BQ Patches!?!? Everyone is conspiring against me!
I've participated in every round since I became a member... Also I clearly rock more than thou...
don't rock too much, you'll get sea sick ;-)
Muhaha, all is right, I now have 2 BQ patches. Clearly I hath stolen your rock, now combined with my own I clearly rock more than thou!!
X ( Just wait till I build my Moped Dirigible....
That does sound rather epic.
Either an epic fail or epic win...
Probably a epic win
Derin KentsOkay7 years ago
You are lucky.I have NO patches.
Kiteman7 years ago
Easter is on the horizon - how about a "Good Egg" patch, nominated anonymously by other iblers?
. I'm not sure why, but that comment struck me as extremely funny. Good egg. ROFL
Have you never heard the phrase before?
. I've heard it, but it still sounds funny. I guess because I've mainly heard it said in old B&W movies by stereotypical subjects of The Queen.
. Good idea. even if it does sound funny ;)
I could get very egg-cited about that too ;-)
Derin7 years ago
Patch Request: I have no patch patch.
fungus amungus (author)  Derin7 years ago
Then it would be a paradox patch.
No, that would be a patch for people with two Ph.Ds (or a Ph.D. and an M.D.).
My oldest son got his PHD last week......... (Post Hole Digger). I've had my PHD (Pile it Higher and Deeper), for 20 years.
Congratulations :-)
You know,like a placeholder until you get another patch.Then it gets removed.
Hey, check out my Reverse Clock instructible, it was featured in the newsletter on the 2nd of April, 2009.

iPodGuy7 years ago
Patch Request: I've been in the newsletter twice. Once for the self-watering plants and the other for the drum composter.
iPodGuy7 years ago
I was in the newsletter.
noahh7 years ago
What is this caption contest, and how come I have never heard of it?
bumpus noahh7 years ago
Its a very short contest, sometimes lasting a week at the most. The staff presents a picture, and the community has to come up with something to say about it. Don't worry, I've missed a few also.
amakerguy7 years ago
There should be one for a certan number of instructables uploaded by one person. Like 10 ibles!, 25 ibles!, and 50 ibles!
gmjhowe7 years ago
We need a patch for chatroom mods, a sign of hardwork they put in, i don't need one, but my volenteers should.
Creativeman7 years ago
Thanks Mr. Fungus...got my patch today! Is there a way to add the patch to the intro step. Much like the "featured" tag is placed. See picture. Cman
gmjhowe7 years ago
Fanmail patch? for people whom have sent items/fanmail to ibles HQ?
bumpus gmjhowe7 years ago
I like that idea!
Kiteman bumpus7 years ago
But only if the item gets mentioned / shown by the Team.
Oooh, Ooh! That gives everyone involved in the thank you project an unfair advantage! :D
Actually, only one of those items has been displayed by The Team, hasn't it?
Now that you mention it, it would more specifically give ME an unfair advantage!!!! Buahahahaha!
Bua..etc yourself!
Snide comment patch...
>blows raspberry<