Picture of How to enter the Get the LED Out! Contest
LEDs are some of the best things ever. They provide colorful light, barely use any power, and are easy to learn how to use. We love them and would love to see what cool projects you can make using them. So we teamed up with the mad LED scientists at Monkeylectric to bring you a new contest: Get the LED Out!

The rules are simple. To enter, the Instructable must involve LEDs. That's it. It can be a part of a much bigger project or it can be focused on a cool use of LEDs. Just be sure to document it well with clear photos and text and show us what you can do!

The grand prize winner will receive a set of four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric. With those installed, any bike will instantly become a beautiful light show at night! Six first prize winners will win one Monkey Light which provides a lot of light to ride safer in style.

Don't ride a bike? Winners can choose either a Monkey Light or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip. The LED strips run on 12V and do not include any power supply or wiring. Can be seen in this instructable.

So what are you waiting for? Make something with some LEDs! Shine a light and get to it!


Grand Prize
Four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric to turn a regular bike into an instant lightshow!

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

Runner Up
One Monkey Light from Monkeylectric or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip plus $50 in LEDs from Phenoptix.

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

Open to enter: May 13, 2009-05-13 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: June 14, 2009 11:59 PM PST

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Jake Morton6 years ago
can i enter from australia
jdezwaan6 years ago
so under 18's can enter with the permission of their parents? How does one regulate that?
Berkin6 years ago
Crap! 18 and older again! :(
"or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian".
seriously or no? (just want to know)
Oh bother!I hate contests I can't enter.:(
I 've already submitted an entry but what if i come with another idea and i wanna compete with that too ? It's against the rules to make more than one entry ? if it isn't , what's the maximum ?
There's no limit. You can only win one prize, though.
FrozenStar6 years ago
Can someone from Canada enter?
Awesome! I just realized I can't enter within the entry time though since I need to do school projects and exams :(
What if i live in Romania ?
sjs2296 years ago

granjef36 years ago
fungus amungus you misspelled at in this place in the guide "mad LED scientists a monkeyelectric"
mattccc6 years ago
this link might be useful for connecting leds
cheers for that!
im from Brazil can i join it?
Toglefritz6 years ago
Is it against the rules to submit multiple, different entries?
Nope. Perfectly fine.
rc jedi6 years ago
mmmmm.......led'sssss......yummy I like the led contests.
bylerfamily6 years ago
Aha.Just when I desoldered 3 LEDs of a camera circuit boards...
put them back, just make it look like it so that you cant write the instutable
Why?I want to win...
under 18?
Yes,I am under 18.
ry259206 years ago
Excellent, LED exit sign sent in. ry25920