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DEAD COMPUTER CONTEST
 
Computers are such wonderful things until they get outdated or just die on us. They may be useless to many, but we like to think of them as excellent sources of materials for new projects. In that spirit, we are having a Dead Computer Contest!

When we say "dead computer" we mean anything that is a computer or has a computer in it. So if there's a microchip in there, start tearing it up to make something new and amazing. We're giving away three netbooks to the best entries!

Need some ideas? Then check out the fantastic new book, 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer, by our very own Randy Sarafan (aka randofo)!

Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

(Official Rules)

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PRIZES

First Prize (3 winners)

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook to replace your dead computer.

A copy of 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer and an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

Second Prize (10 winners)

A copy of 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer and an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.
HOW IT WORKS

Create

Create a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the right-hand column. Instructables must be published between Feb 1, 2010 and Mar 7, 2010 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Dead Computer Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.}

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.

OFFICIAL RULES