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Making a great small project is a fun challenge. It's about working within constraints to see how much stuff you can fit into a little tin, or creating something small enough to carry around and easily show others.

Due to popular request, we're bringing back one of our favorite contests - the Pocket-Sized Contest!

Any entry that can fit in a pocket can be entered. Rule of thumb: if you have to describe the pocket the item would fit into, it's not pocket-sized. So those big baggy cargo pants pockets are out. Think small, palm-sized, and easily pocketable.

So show us something awesome and win a Leatherman Squirt P4-Pocket Multi-Tool with a custom laser-etching. You can add your name, a (very) short message, or even a little logo. We'll also be giving you an Instructables Robot t-shirt and some other goodies.

Check out last year's winners for inspiration. Now get creative, and think small!

First Prize (3 winners)
One Leatherman Squirt P4-Pocket Multi-Tool with custom laser-etching.
Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.



Judges Prize for Best Green Entry (1 winner)
Signed copy of The Best of Instructables Volume I


Runner-Up Prize (4 winners)
Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

International entries are OK.
Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize


Prizes

First Prize
One Leatherman Squirt P4-Pocket Multi-Tool with custom laser-etching.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, pin, and stickers.

Judges Prize for Best Green Entry
Signed copy of The Best of Instructables Volume I.

Runner Up
Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, pin, and stickers.

Open to enter: June 17, 2009 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: July 19, 2009 11:59 PM PST

View Contest now!

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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WT#!!!!1!!
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ive always been a fan of my dads leatherman micro every time i ask him if i can have it he says fine if you give me your victorinox
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I would enter but: -I already have a leatherman -I already have a copy of the best-o-instructables (signed!) -I already have an ible-bot shirt. WHY IS INSTRUCTABLES NOT IN THE DICTIONARY FOR THE FORUM SPELLCHECK???
Ok, seriously instructables is awesome. It all started when i googled how to make a crossbow out of office suplies then i was fascinated and i can't live without it!!!!!! XD
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lol
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This is my first contest and I was wondering if I can enter more than 1 Instructable.
Yup. From above. "Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize."
Are there any regulations concerning the location of contestants. I am asking this Because I was not able to enter some of the past contest dew to my self being in Quebec.
Yup. From above. "International entries are OK."
Oh man I had to think outside the knex since I quite would like 1/3 leatherman.
I've never entered an Instructables contest before. I take it I cannot submit a previously created Instructable; it has to be new. Am I correct in this assumption?
Yes
To the drawing board, then!
I have a problem. I made my instructable and submitted it into the contest on the publishing screen where you choose the contest's you want to enter it into and it was in time and everything. but for some reason it is always pending moderator approval even though it meets the requirments.Could you please check it out? Just look in my profile for bottle cap crossbow ( it's my only instructable so it will be easy to find)
He called me a dirty number!
lol
Who writes those rules? Blimey. Still can't think of anything.
I am thinking of using one of those plastic Easter Eggs that M&Ms come in. I have a bunch.
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I need to think of something REALLY awesome...
How about a pocket size binary to text convertor
pfft, who needs a converter, I started to memorize binary, 110011001100111111001100
I think you might need some more practice. 110011001100111111001100 seams to mean &#204;&#207;&#204;
010011000100111101001100* whop sorry I remember it in phrases, thought it was 1-100-1100,1-100-11-11,1-100-1100, but it was 0-100-1100,0-100-11-11.0-100-1100, I'm a little rusty, its been 3 months, and I was never that sharp with it anyway. and if that's not it, I'm stumped, you win.
That could help with all this binary on this page...
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0101010001101000011010010111001100 1000000110100101110011001000000111 0011011011110110111100100 00001100011011011110110111101101100! Binary is long lol. I want to enter this contest, but I am out of ideas right now... Imma think real hard for a while...
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I know this is binary but, I don't have the time to decode it. Or else it's random shit.
Try <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/Binary_Conversion/Binary_To_Text.asp">this</a><br/>
Awsome!
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Says: wish I had an idea
once u make ur instructable, how do u enter it?
When you publish it, you'll see an option to enter it
The Leathermans are back! <3
Yup! It's been a while, but they're so much fun that we had to go back.
That leatherman haunts my dreams.

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