Update: Prizes have been changed. Ratings, Pageviews, and Random winners to receive an additional $75 in LEDs.
LED Throwies were published here on Instructables.com on Feb. 14, 2006 by Q-Branch of the GRL.
This simple, elegant project spawned a minor LED revolution: from Instructables like the LED Throwie Floatie, Talkie, Rat, and motion-sensor to the weird mash-up of art and advertising in the Boston Mooninite scare, it's clear that anyone can make something fun with LEDs -- including you.
So, in honor of the upcoming two-year anniversary of the throwie, we're holding an LED-based speed contest we're calling Get the LED Out!
You have three weeks to publish the coolest Instructable featuring LEDs of any kind. That's right -- any project using LEDs will be eligible, so be creative! We've got lots of LED Instructables to get you inspired, and even some help for beginners.
Need more incentive?
The fantastic ladyada of Adafruit Industries has donated some of her great TV-B-Gone kits for the winners! Check out her store for more kits and inspiration.
Since this is a short contest we're letting the audience judge!
Find the entries here and rate your favorite projects so we know what you like. Vote for as few or as many as you like - it's up to you. Only positive votes will count in this contest! We're not including ballot stuffing or negative votes, so please exercise good sportsmanship.
We'll judge based on the standings at noon PST on Thursday, February 14, 2008 so everyone will have time to check out and vote on even the latest entries. Results will be posted shortly thereafter.
How to Enter- Make an amazing project with LEDs and post it on Instructables.
- Add it to the Get the LED Out group by 11:59pm PST, Sunday February 10, 2008.
The five Instructables with the highest rating will win an Instructables Robot t-shirt.
The Instructable with the highest rating will also receive an Adafruit Industries TV-B-Gone kit and $75 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix.
Page Views Prize:
The Instructable with the greatest number of pageviews will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, an Adafruit Industries TV-B-Gone kit and $75 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix.
We'll conduct a random drawing from the remaining pool of entries, and one lucky winner will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, an Adafruit Industries TV-B-Gone kit and $75 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix.
DetailsOnly projects posted during the contest period are eligible. If you've already submitted a suitable Instructable, make another iteration with improvements and submit it to the contest! Post an improved version of someone else's Instructable with a link back to your source of inspiration!
We're looking for neat and creative projects, so let your imagination run wild.
Project Submission Start Date: January 21, 2008.
Project Submission Deadline: 11:59pm PST, Sunday February 10, 2008.
Audience Judging Deadline: noon PST, Thursday, February 14, 2008.
You can only win one prize per contest, but may enter as many projects as you like and cross-post to other contests!
International entries are eligible - we're happy to ship prizes abroad.
If you're under 18, go ahead and submit your project - we'll just need your parents' OK if you win.