Document a project that uses magnets. Magnets are used in lots of places, so thinking up a project should be easy. Here are some example uses of magnets to get you started (post more in the comments!): motors, earrings, transformers, Rubik’s cubes, refrigerator magnets and lights, knife racks, voice coils and speakers, throwies, reed switches, traffic light triggers, magnetically levitating trains, art, ferrofluid, and bicycle speedometers.
The best five Instructables documenting projects with magnets will win ATC 1000 Helmets cams. We’ve been experimenting with helmet cams and think they can help make documentation easier and more fun. To enter, publish your project anytime during September and add it to the Magnet Challenge group.
September Project Contest
Wild Planet Toys gave us some Digital Spy Cameras that we'll also give away as part of the September Project Contest. The top 5 projects will win SpyCams and the next 10 projects will win the card readers.
The 10 best Instructables published during the month of September will win a [http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Item(1220)-SDDR-103-SanDisk_MobileMate_SD_Plus5in1_Reader.aspx SanDisk MobileMate SD Plus 5-in-1 Reader] plus a rare earth magnet (a 1/4'' x 1/4'' x1/2'' NdFeB from Amazing Magnets) and some epoxy to make a magnetic memory reader. We always seem to be losing our memory card adapters; I figured if they were magnetically attached to the fridge they might stick around longer.
We’ll also give 25 Honorable Mentions with Instructables patches to sew onto your jacket or bag. Check out the picture of the patch.
Results are posted in the news section. Congratulations to all the winners!
Step 1: Contest Overview
Any project that includes magnets posted publicly and entered in the Magnet Challenge group on the Instructables website during the month of September 2006 will be automatically entered in the Magnet Challenge. A project the uses magnets will be loosely defined as a project where magnetic force is instrumental or a key theme of the project. If you have questions about specific project ideas, post them as comments and we will respond publicly.
How do I enter the project contest?
Any project entered and posted publicly on the Instructables website during the month of September 2006 will be automatically entered in the project contest (projects already entered in are in). Users who wish to post a project and not be considered for the contest will be given the opportunity to decline any award they might win.
How to Win
All contest entries will be judged for merit. Projects will be evaluated for at least the following:
- instruction quality, including:
- completeness (photos and text for all important steps)
- clear, concise text description
- clear photographs (2+ megapixel preferred)
- use of photo-notes where appropriate
- list of parts and tools required (if appropriate)
- safety notes (if appropriate)
- technical merit
Projects not written in English will be considered at the discretion of the judges.
Magnet Challenge Prizes:
5 ATC 1000 Helmet Cameras
Project Contest Prizes:"
10 SanDisk MobileMate SD Plus 5-in-1 Readers
25 Instructables logo patches
May I submit multiple entries?
Yes. You may submit as many entries as you want. Each project posted to the Instructables website during September 2006 is a separate eligible entry in the contest. Entries may also be split into multiple Instructables Projects when appropriate.
Who is eligible for the contest?
The Contest is open anyone who is 18 years or older as of January 1, 2006, regardless of your place of residence. (see notes in contest rules for foreign entrants).
Not enough winners
In the unlikely event that not enough projects are entered into the Magnet Challenge or less than five projects are deemed to be of sufficient quality, the Magnet Challenge prizes will be awarded to outstanding Instructables entered during the month of September 2006.