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  • Frankenstein Laser Engraver
    Frankenstein Laser Engraver
    by ianmcmill

    This Frankenstein Laser Cutter was built out of an old scanner and printer. The whole thing evolved around the instructable of Groover and his 'Pocket Laser Engraver'. This is a Making-Of. Although a lot, if not everything, of the mechnical construction requires ingenuity I tried to document…

Jury Rig It! Contest




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Jury-rigging, also known as McGyverism after the resourceful TV secret agent, is the use (or mis-use) of ordinary objects to solve difficult problems fast. Now is the time to feather your mullet, and put on your thinking cap made from bottle caps, yarn, aluminum foil, and chewing gum.

We'd like to see you solve a real problem with what you've got on hand. Remember, MacGyver made stuff out of necessity: we're looking for ingenious solutions to problems you face in everyday life.

To enter, simply think like MacGyver, and submit your own jury-rigged Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video instructable. We are particularly looking for well-documented instructables that show off unexpected ways to use everyday items to solve complex problems. Participants will have the chance to win the Ultimate Jury-Rigger's Prize Pack.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), March 18, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 29, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.


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