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Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest Winners

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Here are the winners of the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest ! The grand prize of $20,000 in Craftsman tools brought out lots of amazing entries. All sorts of fantastic creations came out of the woodwork, and we were delighted to see what great projects people had to share.

After all the entries came in there were three rounds of voting and judging. The first round of public voting selected 30 Round 2 finalists. The staff of Instructables, Popular Science, and Toolmonger narrowed those down to 15 Round 3 finalists. Finally, experts from Craftsman Tools judged these finalists, and selected the $20,000 grand-prize winner as well as the runners-up who will each receiving $500 worth of tools.

These 11 Instructables are amazing, and well worth checking out for inspiration for your next project. But don't stop there. Be sure to check out all of the great entries and get inspired to build something fantastic of your own. Put your tools to good use!

Convert your Honda Accord to run on trash style
We may not yet have a flux capacitor for time travel, but we do already have the equivalent of "Mr. Fusion", which if cleverly applied, will enable you to run your car on everyday "trash"-- today. Thi...
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48V Electric Flat Tracker style
About a year ago, my dad and I had the idea to convert a beach cruiser bike into an electric motorcycle. We purchased the bike and all the parts necessary and got to work. We modified the frame and ...
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Build A Mobile Bar - BaR2D2 style
BaR2D2 is a radio-controlled, mobile bar that features a motorized beer elevator, motorized ice/mixer drawer, six-bottle shot dispenser, and sound activated neon lighting. The robot is driveable so y...
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Solar PV tracker style
For a class project (PV Design, Appalachian State, Dr. Dennis Scanlin) I decided to try making a low cost PV (photovoltaic) tracker. Being able to follow the sun's path through the sky can raise your ...
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Hexabot: Build a heavy duty six-legged robot! style
This Instructable is going to show you how to build Hexabot, a large six-legged robot platform that is capable of carrying a human passenger! The robot can also be made fully autonomous with the addit...
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Build A Net Gun style
I will show you how to build a net gun out of materials available at any big box home improvement store. This net gun is capable of firing a 90 square foot net 15 to 25 feet using 80-100 psi of compr...
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The Princess Playhouse style
A Princess Playhouse for my two girls. It features: An Interactive Magic Mirror (See Separate DIY Magic Mirror Instructable)Vintage Light FixturesStained Glass WindowsA Built-in BookshelfRecessed TVSo...
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Building a Honey Extractor (using an 'antique' washing machine) style
HOMEBUILT HONEY EXTRACTOR (aka The Honey Machine!)Commercial Honey Extractors are devices used to extract honey from honeybee 'frames'. This is achieved by 'uncapping' each frame/comb, and loading th...
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Snail Art Car The Golden Mean style
"The Golden Mean" a giant Jules Verne hot rod snail art car we built in 2008 in my shop "Form & Reform" in West Oakland. This is my wife Kyrsten's Dream car and together we made it a reality.Following...
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Building a workshop from scratch style
After being frustrated by not having enough room to work, not being able to find the right tools and supplies, and spending way too much time looking for things, we decided to clean out a basement uti...
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Hidden Treasure Box - Inlaid Wood Box with Hidden Compartment style
This box has an inlaid wood exterior with a custom mermaid design, padded satin lining, and secret compartment in the bottom that is held closed magnetically and only opens if you know how to do it. ...
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