First Prize (5 winners)

  • The
    The "Bookshelf"
    by buvra

    Let's make a real "Bookshelf" ! A bookcase is bound to be built on authors.

  • Time Lapse Dolly
    Time Lapse Dolly
    by DerekMellott

    This is how I built my time lapse dolly, it was made with a whole bunch of trial and error, hopefully this will help you build yours. A lot of the stuff I used I had on hand, don't know where I got it, or have no idea what it worth but I'll do my best at giving you a complete list of what I us…

  • Perpetual Motion Machine: The real-life version of M.C.Escher's Waterfall
    Perpetual Motion Machine: The real-life ve…
    by GuokrDIY

    if you can read Chinese, the original Chinese version of this guide is here: Escher has drawn a lot of strange pictures which describe an impossible reality , Waterfall is one of them. This instructable gives out a step-by-step guide to show how you can make …

  • 10 HP Hovercraft
    10 HP Hovercraft
    by mickydee

    I was looking for a project that my Grandson and I could build. together. We decided on a hovercraft after watching a TV special. Knowing absolutely nothing about hovercraft we researched the web on the subject  and found the Universal Hovercraft website to be the best source. We had an old 10 HP…

  • Complete Circuit Board Lab & POV Business Card
    Complete Circuit Board Lab & POV Business …
    by sponges

    Introduction _______________________________________________________________________ Though there are many Instructables on some aspect of how to make circuit boards, this one is different. It's an instructable on how to make the things you need to make circuit boards, specifically, a flamboya…

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Get ready, set, make! Along with our friends at MakerBot, we’re giving away three MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Kits for the most awesome Instructables posted between March 16th and May 1st.

So how do you win the MakerBot Challenge?

Make something awesome. Any project is eligible. Submit a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that shows off your amazing skills and creativity, and proves that you deserve a MakerBot 3D Printer. Be sure to document your project with lots of great photos, and provide details so others can learn from your work.

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