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  • Air-Powered Soft Robotic Gripper
    Air-Powered Soft Robotic Gripper
    by Ben Finio

    Update (1/24/2014): Important note about 3D printer materials added below. Read before you try this project! Update (11/22/2013): MUCH cheaper option added to the materials list to replace the squeeze bulbs. Thanks to the education staff at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA for pointing…

  • Electric Tricycle
    Electric Tricycle
    by ben_k

    With the dramatically increased access to tools and resources that came with going off to college, I wanted to build a second electric vehicle, more refined, more powerful, and more fun than my previous one.  This is the result of my efforts. This was my first big project at MITERS, the MIT Elec…

  • A fully 3D printable GlaDOS Robotic ceiling arm lamp
    A fully 3D printable GlaDOS Robotic ceilin…
    by dragonator

    In this instructable I will show you how to make a fully 3D printable GlaDOS from Portal (1 and 2), that is also a lamp and can be converted into a robotic arm (how much cooler does it get), With a superled in the eye (this much cooler). Go watch it immediately: This was first intended to b…

  • Pulse Jet Powered RC Ice Racer!
    Pulse Jet Powered RC Ice Racer!
    by Evan2010

    Normal remote control cars, planes, boats and RC whatever are boring. This Instructable is on how to make a pulse jet powered ice racer! This is a very unique loud and dangerous RC vehicle that you could build in about one day with the right materials and tools and a little experience with pulse …

  • How to Make a Solder Buddy (from sheet plastic)
    How to Make a Solder Buddy (from sheet pla…
    by Hey Jude

    [UPDATE - Thank you to everyone who voted in the UP! 3D Printer Contest - I was lucky to win an UP! Plus, so now I can proceed with Solder Buddy Mark III (Mark II is improving Mark I with you suggestions below) and then release the CAD files*. *I am also looking for CAD software to do this in [sp…

  • Bubble Wall | Interactive, Inflatable Panel
    Bubble Wall | Interactive, Inflatable Panel
    by kickice82003

    Bubble Wall | Breathing Wall Panel System Interactive, Inflatable, Playable Wall Brief Project Description This was an artistic piece installed for a digital fabrication show at the University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design. While this brief is specific to this pan…

  • Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumatic Flipper - How to
    Autonomous Sumo Combat Robot with Pneumati…
    by kmmarlow

    This Sumo Bot was designed, built, programmed and tested over a 12 week period for one of my final year engineering classes. The aim was to design and build a lightweight fully autonomous sumo fighting robot for an in class Sumo Bot competition. The robot was required to push, lift or flip the op…

  • Replica Vintage Motorcycle
    Replica Vintage Motorcycle
    by liquidhandwash

    I've been want to build something unique for some time, something I could take to the "show us ya wheels" car show and know that no one has see one of these before. Only problem not to much space in the garage and old and unique= $. I did quite a bit of research before I started this project, and…

  • Wooden LED Synced Headphones from Scratch
    Wooden LED Synced Headphones from Scratch
    by Marker1024

    Over the past few months I have been asked by my fellow classmates and friends,"Mark, why are you making headphones?" My response has consistently been, I love music, I want good quality over ear headphones, but I don't want to drop 300+ on name brand headphones. If you know me I will take almost…

  • DIY BioPrinter
    DIY BioPrinter
    by Patrik

    Bioprinting is printing with biological materials. Think of it as 3D printing, but with squishier ingredients! There's a lot of work being done at research labs and big companies like Organovo on print human tissues and human organs, with an eye towards drug testing, and transplantation into huma…

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The 3D printing revolution is now upon us. Perhaps you have been watching from afar, but have not yet had the opportunity to join in? Be left out no more! Here is your chance to win a 3D printer of your very own. Post an Instructable between January 7th and April 1st that shows off your skills as a maker for your chance win one of 10 UP! 3D Printers.

To win an UP! 3D Printer, simply post a Step-By-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that shows something utterly amazing that you have made. We are particularly looking for projects that demonstrate that the printers will be finding good homes.

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, and Denmark. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 1, 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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