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The gadgets and toys offered by the monkeys at ThinkGeek are pretty amazing right out of the box. But what happens when you take one nifty product and apply your own geekery?

A little soldering and a handful of LEDs later you might have something really special--a blow on/off USB snowman with iPhone sync and cat noises, for instance. And who wouldn't want one of those!?

So here's our challenge to you: use any ThinkGeek product to create something wondrous, publish it here on Instructables, and enter to win the $250 ThinkGeek gift certificate for the best mod. Two first prize winners will each win a $50 gift certificate and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Runners-up will win an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

ThinkGeek Hacks Contest is open to international entries from a select list of countries. There is no limit to the number of entries per user.

*UPDATE*
We talked things over with the folks from ThinkGeek and realized that you might need some extra time to get your hands on some cool ThinkGeek items to hack, so we've decided to extend the contest an extra week until the end of the day on April 5th.

(Official Rules)

The ThinkGeek Hacks Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

7 PRIZES

Grand Prize

$250 gift certificate to ThinkGeek plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize

$50 gift certificate to ThinkGeek plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner-Up<br />(4 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 2, 2009 and Apr 5, 2009 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select ThinkGeek Hacks 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.