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Consider the USB port! It transfers vital information, powers up your peripherals, and generally keeps you connected. Your USB ports do so much for you, it's time to give them the attention they deserve; that's why we're having a USB Contest!

The rule is simple: publish a new Instructable that involves a USB port.  Anything goes, so long as it involves USB!  Get creative, and let your imagination run wild. If there is a USB port in there somewhere it can be entered.

Just show us how you made something awesome, and win a custom laser-etched Leatherman Juice as well as our Instructables Prize Pack that includes one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

So get to it! The contest is wide open.  We can't wait to see what you'll make.
Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted (Official Rules)
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The USB Contest is closed.

8 PRIZES

First Prize (3 winners)

Leatherman Juice S2 with your message laser-etched onto it.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!

Runner-Up Prize (5 winners)

An Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!
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 Jun 2, 2010 and Jul 4, 2010 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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