How to Enter the Dead Computer Contest

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Introduction: How to Enter the Dead Computer Contest

Computers are such wonderful things until they get outdated or just die on us. They may be useless to many, but we like to think of them as excellent sources of materials for new projects. In that spirit, we are having a Dead Computer Contest!

When we say "dead computer" we mean anything that is a computer or has a computer in it. So if there's a microchip in there, start tearing it up to make something new and amazing. We're giving away three netbooks to the best entries!

Need some ideas? Then check out the fantastic new book,
62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer, by our very own Randy Sarafan (aka randofo)!

Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.



First Prize

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook to replace your dead computer.

A copy of 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computerand an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

Second Prize

A copy of 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computerand an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

Open to enter: February 1, 2010 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: March 7, 2010 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.

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 How many entries can we have?

yeah, i was wondering that too

 Ok, so I'm 16. I didn't see these rules until now. It says, "...you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian...". Since I didn't get one of my parents to create an account and post my instructable for me, could I still get one of them to 'okay' the sumbission in the event that I do win?

Relax, you're close enough and are in the contest.

Couple of suggestions:
 - Use the finished photo as your intro photo. Much more compelling to read
 - Most of the text in your intro is a link for some reason. You should fix that

Hi!! I live in Bogotá, Colombia. If I have a friend or a parent living in U.S.A. and he or she can receive my prize and send it to my home, could I participate in the contest???

Yes, as long as they claim the prize, it can be shipped to them. What they do with it after that is up to them.

Thank you Fungus. Then, I will put hands on work and participate in the contest. I will make the arrangements with my family and friends in US and Canada to receive the prize because, I give you my word, my instructable will be one of the best in the contest!!!

Again, thank you for the opportunity. I will make you proud!!!

Mario

All right then. I'm gonna hold you to that. :)

aaaaw have to be 18?!?!?!?!? man Id be a millionare if it wer'e'nt for that " By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18" thats a load of carp!!