Grand Prize (3 winners)

  • Making a Stock Removal Chefs Knife
    Making a Stock Removal Chefs Knife
    by Badger the Bladesmith

     First off the questions for The Make to Learn contest. What did you make? I made a western or “French” style kitchen knife, It’s an all around design that does everything from chop veggies to slice beef (or in my house, venison). The blade is made of 52100 ball bearing steel, the handle Me…

  • Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube
    Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube
    by lopuz3

    LED cubes are true 3D displays that work by lighting up points in a 3D lattice of LEDs. On the 3D display you can produce some truly mesmerizing animations.  This Instructable will walk you through creating an LED cube for yourself that is completely self-contained and powered by an Arduino Mega…

  • Analog VU meter and Clock (Arduino Powered)
    Analog VU meter and Clock (Arduino Powered)
    by tech-e

    This project brings back the old time Analog VU Meter, with the added functionality of a neat looking clock! When you turn off your music the meters automatically swing into to clock mode. Behind it all is the popular and easy to use Arduino. This is my submission for the Make-to-Learn Youth Con…

Make-to-Learn Youth Contest




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If you're a maker between the ages of 13 and 18, this contest is for you. Share any project and answer four questions about what you learned over the course of the build. That's it. Whether you're making a pinewood derby car, a short movie, a videogame, a painting, a garden, a sweater, a science fair project, a school assignment, or practically anything else that required you to make something, you're encouraged to enter it into the contest!

Just be sure to answer these four questions:

Check out these two instructables to see how to write up your intro:
Medieval Dress
Church Cake

This contest will also be judged by an awesome group of folks:
Chad Sansing, Central Virginia Writing Project
Dale Dougherty, Maker Media
Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab
Hsing Wei, The NYC Makery
Bud Hunt, Center for Make/Hack/Play
Michelle Leonhart, Los Angeles Makerspace
Karen Wilkinson, Exploratorium/tinkering studio™
Ayah Bdeir, littleBits
Kevin Miklasz, Iridescent
Antero Garcia, Colorado State University
Marc Lesser, MOUSE
Diana Wattanapongsakorn,
Jeff Sturges, Mt Elliott Makerspace

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 15, 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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