Are you stuck at work while everyone else is on vacation? Have an endless supply of paper clips, sticky notes, staple removers, pencils, and thumb tacks? Want to win a robot t-shirt?
Grab some office supplies and build something neat to share with the rest of us. It can be fun or functional, big or small- just be creative, and document your project well. We're not terribly strict with the definition of office supplies, but please be reasonable. For example, even though my office has a laser cutter, it's definitely not a standard office supply; a photocopier would be.
Then make something awesome, share it on Instructables, and add it to the Office Supplies Challenge group by 11:59pm PDT, Sunday July 1. Add the keyword "officesupplies_challenge" to your Instructable (you can do so after it's published by unpublishing then immediately republishing your Instructable with the additional keyword; it won't change your stats), and click on that keyword to see how yours stacks up.
Since this is a short contest, we're letting the audience judge! Find the entries here and rate your favorite projects so we know what you like. Vote for as few or as many as you like- it's up to you. We're not counting negative votes- only positives will count in this contest. Voting down your competitor's projects is both unsporting and useless.
We'll judge based on the standings at noon PDT on Thursday, July 5, so everyone will have time to check out and vote on even the latest entries. Results will be posted shortly thereafter.
Rating Prizes: The five Instructables with the highest rating will win an Instructables Robot t-shirt. The Instructable with the highest rating will also receive a laser-engraved stapler.
Page Views Prize: The Instructable with the greatest number of pageviews will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt and a laser-engraved stapler.
Only projects posted during the contest period are eligible. If you've already submitted an office supplies Instructable, make another with improvements and submit it to the contest! Post an improved version of someone else's Instructable with a link back to your source of inspiration! We're looking for creative takes on this classic concept, so let your imagination run wild.
Project Submission Deadline: 11:59pm PDT, Sunday July 1 Audience Judging Deadline: noon PDT on Thursday, July 5
You can only win one prize per contest, but enter as many projects as you like! International entries are great, too- we're happy to ship our t-shirts abroad. If you're under 18, go ahead and submit your project- we'll just need your parents' OK if you win.