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Consider the USB port! It transfers vital information, powers up your peripherals, and generally keeps you connected. Your USB ports do so much for you, it's time to give them the attention they deserve; that's why we're having a USB Contest!

The rule is simple: publish a new Instructable that involves a USB port. Anything goes, so long as it involves USB! Get creative, and let your imagination run wild. If there is a USB port in there somewhere it can be entered.

Just show us how you made something awesome, and win a custom laser-etched Leatherman Juice as well as our Instructables Prize Pack that includes one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

So get to it! The contest is wide open. We can't wait to see what you'll make.

  • Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize
  • International entries are accepted

Prizes:

First Prize

Leatherman Juice S2 with your message laser-etched onto it.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!

Runner Up Prize

An Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!

Open to enter: June 2, 2010 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: July 4, 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.
I'm certainly going to enter! I don't even care if I lose, because, I know that people will have seen what I've done! All anyone else knows is that it involves a USB Port.
Any contest involving the win of a Leatherman product is a bonus. I've had my Leatherman "Wave" for years, and I never leave home without it!
wow, this is kickass XD<br /> <br /> one question though, i googled that Leatherman Juice S2 thingie, and it looks like a tool or something, is that right?
<br> Not just a tool... A Multi-Tool!<br> <br> Leatherman make amazing stuff!<br>
Its like a pen knife
I do in fact have a fun project i made, but right now it uses PS/2, must make it USB and post it.
Nice&amp;awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seems fun, hopefully I can hit up radio shack to get the few parts I need to finish the project before the fourth...
is this a world wide open contest or is it limited to the united states?
Who are the judges?
Can you make something out a device with usb(example usb cable adn trunign it into soemthign useful) or do you actually have to use a usb port from a computer. Im a little confused.<br />
No computer required. A USB cable definitely involves USB.<br />
Thnx man, i still have one question, how often do these contests occur is it every month or after every contests a new one appears.<br />
9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables and the betacup a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.<br /> <br /> &quot;betacup&quot; ?!? - is this just copied from the coffee cup contest?<br /> <br /> Hopefully nobody takes my idea before I can get it published.<br /> <br /> AI<br />
LEATHERMAN&nbsp;SQUIRT&nbsp;WANT! Is this the P4, S4, or E4?<br /> <br /> Time to get back to work on the project that's been on hold!<br />
Nice!!!!!!!!!!<br />

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