Introduction: Non-Featured Gift Exchange

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Now, You can probably see what this is by the title, but i'll tell you anyway. Do you know about that crazy (but cool) gift exchange? Well, you have to be featured to do it. I've never been featured before, and i thought it was really exciting. I want to do it so bad, so....The Non-Featured Gift Exchange is born!

Step 1: Rules

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Rules are basically the same, but simpler. 

1. Make a instructable, slide show, or video about what you make. (You don't have to tell how you made it.)
2. Get done by the deadline- August 2nd
3. You can have any theme or idea. 
4. Send me this information so i can match you up with some one. You can also find someone in the comments

What You Make
Type ( Apple, arduino, bikes, boats, camping, cars, CNC, decorating, electronics, furniture, gardening, green, home renovation, kids, lamps, recipes, science, sewing, solar, tools, travel, wii, woodworking, or other)
What You Want

Step 2: Thank You

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I have a few thank yous for the instructable community.

Thank you for making me have the best time of my life, in a cheap, easy way.
Thank you for making all of this possible.
Thank you for caring about everyone here.
Thank you for participating in this.

Please help me with anyway possible to get this featured. I need to get the word out.


masynmachien (author)2010-07-14

I’m in. What I Make: a polymer clay action figure or doll Difficulty medium Price: about 10 euro’s in materials Type: other (sculpting) What I Want: a cool little vehicle/machine/robot or a cute little monster masynmachien from Belgium

scoochmaroo (author)masynmachien2011-05-08

Yay, we're gift exchange partners!!!

masynmachien (author)scoochmaroo2011-05-09

Yes, great! Good of Carson to pik it up again and she did some good matching!

The inspiration engine in my head is tikking, but I will not tell what direction it's heading ;-)

I will need some time however, as I have some priority gift making to do this month. A number of friends of Tika are celebrating their "Jump" (turning 12), and I have to keep up my reputation in giving self made gifts ;-)

Best regards

Hi Scoochmaroo,

Here are some pictures of me and my daughters each posing with the cap you made me. Thank you very much!

Also many thanks for the Caprisun wallet you made me. I use it daily. A couple of days ago it caught the eye of my colleagues and got a lot of attention. It turns out to be a great conversation starter to tell about Instructables. Of course, my closest collegues heard me talk about Instructables a lot already ;-)

laxap (author)2010-06-25
Question: is the matching by pair or by ring? I mean:

by pair:
  • A <-> B
  • C <-> D
  • etc
by ring:
  • X -> A -> B -> C -> D etc
carsoncool (author)laxap2011-05-08

Pair. And i have decided to match everyone again.

scoochmaroo (author)2010-08-02

How's this coming along? I just finished my other gift exchange and I'm eager to get on to this one! :D

your dog (author)2010-06-22

I would like to do this too, i need about a week to brainstorm. This is going to to be fun:)

carsoncool (author)your dog2010-06-22

I understand, and if you need help, just ask.

your dog (author)carsoncool2010-06-24

YAY! i got featured, but I will try to participate in both.

carsoncool (author)your dog2010-06-24

Good, i would love to have a lot more people participate, so tell your friends!

your dog (author)carsoncool2010-06-25

My skills include: computer OS (aka Ubuntu), misc. little crafts, and a basic knowledge of woodworking, paracord, and electronics. What I'd like to make for someone: maybe a kool lookin' clock, from an instructable on this site =D I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L): I will make a smallish medium object I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like: electronics, computer stuff, gadgets, soccer, steam plunk, jewelry (necklaces/bracelets), Antique stuff What I don't like: taxidermy, food items, clowns, lawn gnomes, pink/girly items I absolutely can't have: alcohol, and I cannot have scallops due to allergies, but I doubt that is anyone's gift idea ;) Type of thing I'd love to receive: I would like if it fits into one of my interests categories, or a surprise would be nice! Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Only if absolutely necessary. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: yessiree bob! (This is the same as my featured gift exchange write up, just FYI if it sound familiar)

your dog (author)your dog2010-06-26

sorry, the formating messed it up.

What You Make:  misc. little crafts, some knowledge of woodworking, paracord, and electronics.
Difficulty: easy/medium
Price:  around $20
Type: probably electronics or craft
What You Want: surprise me!

(oh and btw I'm a guy so no purses or anything like that =)

your dog (author)your dog2010-07-21

actually im sorry i canot participate. i have not recived a PM or anything anyways... so yeah.... =(

schoonovermr (author)your dog2010-07-27

i haven't recieved one either. has anyone??

aceLED (author)2010-07-05

What You Make: Jack of all trades as my father calls it good at everything but master of nothing . i am however very good artsy wise :D and when it comes to intricate builds. Difficulty:medium 5 hours tops ( procrastinating :D) Price:$20 Type: a hand held gadget/item What You Want: anything :D:D

laxap (author)2010-06-21

May I participate?

What I Make: I'd like to make something of my favs ...
Difficulty: ... taking 2-4 hours to make...
Price: ... < 20$...
Type: ... anything that can be snail-mailed.
What I Want: Anything with a nice design.

Emsaid (author)laxap2010-06-25

ooh, iv'e always wanted a "most useless machine ever"

laxap (author)Emsaid2010-06-25

I'm making one, but with Lego motor. Does not work very well, so will probably use servos...

If I manage to finish one I can make several. Cross fingers and hope that Carsoncool assigns you to me!

carsoncool (author)laxap2010-06-26

You are assigined! Yay!!!!

schoonovermr (author)2010-06-21


What I Make- simple electronics, some woodworking, rope stuff, origami, catapults

Difficulty- easy-medium

Price- $1-$30 Type- whatever

What You Want- fireworks, catapults, electronics, woodworking projects, rope stuff, artsy stuff.

carsoncool (author)schoonovermr2010-06-21

When you say artsy, what do you mean?

schoonovermr (author)carsoncool2010-06-21

like those robotic scuptures that don't do anything

carsoncool (author)schoonovermr2010-06-21

Oh, cool! I like those to.

schoonovermr (author)carsoncool2010-06-21

yeah they're awesome

carsoncool (author)schoonovermr2010-06-21

Well, im working on finding your match. Cross your fingers!

schoonovermr (author)carsoncool2010-06-22


carsoncool (author)schoonovermr2010-06-22

Great enthusiasm!

schoonovermr (author)carsoncool2010-06-22


do we have a rough estimated time on figuring out who we are paired with?

codeprang (author)2010-06-22

Are you accepting International entries?

carsoncool (author)codeprang2010-06-22

Yes, but when you exchange, the other person would have topay more shipping ( i think)

scoochmaroo (author)2010-06-21

Can I participate even if I have been featured? If so, here are my answers:

What I make: sewing stuff, duct tape fabric things, food in jars
Price: $10, not including shipping
Type: sewing or craft
What I want: something awesome to keep at Instructables HQ!

Did I do this all right?

Bartboy (author)scoochmaroo2010-06-21

Duct tape, and food. Epic combination.

Jayefuu (author)Bartboy2010-06-22

Edible duct tape?

carsoncool (author)scoochmaroo2010-06-21

could you be more specific about what you want?

carsoncool (author)scoochmaroo2010-06-21

Sounds Great! I'll try to find someone, and thanks!

chosenangelx (author)2010-06-21

I want in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what i make: models, movie props, simple electronics, or a combination of them all! difficulty : any price: cheap Type : i guess electronics and craft what i want: smth cool

carsoncool (author)chosenangelx2010-06-21

awesome! looking for a match!

carsoncool (author)2010-06-21

I would also like to enter. What i make- Just ask, but i love to make stuff about household items. Price- 1-10$ Type- Crafty What i want- plush, sewing, toy, trinket

Emsaid (author)2010-06-21

What i make: Paper craft, little bit of wood working, small electric stuff, movie props, pretty much anything

Price:   around $10

Type:  anything

What i want: steampunk, electronics, gizmos, movie props (good ones!)

does that work?? aslo, can i do both?, im already entered in the other one

carsoncool (author)Emsaid2010-06-21

That will do! Yes you can do both.

scraptopower (author)2010-06-21

Well, you've been featured now! You can do both :D

carsoncool (author)scraptopower2010-06-21

Yeah.. i know. Kind of against the point. Oh well...

schoonovermr (author)2010-06-21

can you do more than one exchange??

carsoncool (author)schoonovermr2010-06-21


thepelton (author)2010-06-21

What I make: Small wooden boxes with an Epilog laser. A lot of other stuff also with an Epilog laser. Small plywood dragons and castles. Look at my ArtBistro portfolio. Donald Pelton's Portfolio. Difficulty: Once you've got the laser, not very difficult at all, although I had some difficulty making the first wooden box, and the first dragon. Price: Usually less than $10 except for the castle for which I really need $30 plus. A lot of assembly there. What I want: I want to get some neat stuff that isn't too fragile to ship.

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