Picture of How To Enter the Hungry Scientist Contest
We all love to eat, but food is best when you add a bit of creativity! The Hungry Scientist Handbook celebrates that overlap of food, science, and technology, so we're giving you the chance to share your ideas, win some great prizes, and maybe even be included in the next Hungry Scientist book!


Food Hacking
Break out your kitchen skills to make something creative and delicious. It could be food-based electronics, your latest molecular gastronomy scientific break through, or even a traditional recipe or technique -- anything edible it falls into this category. We can't wait to see what you are working on. Extra points for creativity, and for explaining the science behind what you've made.

Kitchen Tool Hacking
Take those old kitchen contraptions and turn them into something new and cool, or hack together some spare parts to make your own home-brew kitchen tools. Maybe you've made your own camp stove, built a welder out of old microwave parts, custom-branded your toast, or created a 3D chocolate printer with a pile of Legos -- here's your chance to show it off! Start tinkering, and see what you can build from old toasters, egg separators, and coffee grinders!

Note: International entries are eligible.


First Prize (1 winner per category)
Winner's choice of either a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Plus an Instructables robot t-shirt and a copy of the Hungry Scientist Handbook.
Value: $350

Second Prize (5 winners per category) A Wusthof Gourmet 3" Paring Knife , plus an Instructables robot t-shirt and a copy of the Hungry Scientist Handbook. (you can always use another good paring knife.)
Value: $40

Runner Up (5 winners per category)
Instructables patch & stickers and a copy of the Hungry Scientist Handbook.
Value: $20

Open to enter: Sep 17, 2008 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: Oct 26, 2008 11:59 PM PST

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Are instructables that have been published prior to this contest eligible?
No, the only times that has ever happened has been for the book contest and halloween. All regular contests are for new Instructables only. On the contest page you can see the dates for eligibility.
I know this contest has already closed but I had a question relavant to this thread. Why aren't 'already published' instructables eligable for new contests? I understand that you wouldn't want the same entries in every contest over and over, but this rule also prevents some very good instuctables form getting the exposure they deserve.
Barnacles! Dirty barnacles!
wupme6 years ago
I quot a stupid question. Can i edit something on my Instructable, even when the voting has startet? Found two typos....
daenris6 years ago
Quick question... the page for this contest says the deadline is October 26th, but the rules here list the deadline as October 27th at 11:59 PM PST. Which is correct?
The contest ends on the 26th. There was a bug with the auto-generated end date in the text. It's been fixed.
Firebert0106 years ago
I have a killer idea. All I need is a coffee maker....
..And three rubber bands, a paperclip, and a Reeses peanut butter cup wrapper.. :D
Funny you should mention Reeses, as I have recently finished one. It was magnificent.
Om nom nom nom nom
you forgot the tin foil!
Arbitror bumpus6 years ago
trinity2246 years ago
Are we limited to only one entry per member?
Not at all!
Would anyone like to make a version of my compound parabolic solar cooker. I have a template for making a 1 sq meter one. I used the template to make a umbrella version just with mylar, wire, masking tape and duct tape, and to be honest, it did not work great. (it did cook but slowly). I think if you make a version with couragated sign plastic, tape it together and then use mylar or kitchen foil, to stick to it you will have a good product.. The pot I use with it is 9.5 inches in diameter and 8.5 inches high. I gave the diameter wrong elsewhere. This pot fits perfectly in the turkey oven bags on sale here. Brian
iMac6 years ago
When will you be judging the entrees?
hermm... thinking auto French-fri maker (involves potato canon and metal screen screen) Dibs!
anything that involves a potato canon gets extra points!
be sure to get it on high speed camera!

Food + SCIENCE = ftw
:-0 Look at those prizes! Those would make a fantastic mothers-day gift. Time to start thinking....
Yaaaaayyyy! Now I must think of ideas.
Forkable6 years ago
Holy crap! Look at those prizes. My brain is racking...
acaz936 years ago
Off-usa 'iblers can also apply ?
canida acaz936 years ago
Of course!
blugyblug6 years ago
someone HAS TO MAKE ice cream from liquid nitrogen
Click on the first image in the category section. That's one of the examples.
wupme6 years ago
Is this also open to people outside the USA?
Yes it is.
stinkymum wupme6 years ago
Yay, I have a couple of things I thought up the other day to post, I made some new things...

Also I have a very special utensil to engineer...
Yay! Why isn't this in the front page (contest section)?
Looks like a bug. It will get up there.
Rockerx6 years ago
I have a few recipies...for disaster. No, but i do have some recipies :)
dsman1952766 years ago
hmm, i don't know what to do for this one...