Instructables: contest http://www.instructables.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:46:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Microcontroller Contest Sponsored by Radioshack http://www.instructables.com/contest/micro2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/IKS7/HYPNY6E5/FNNIKS7HYPNY6E5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/IKS7/HYPNY6E5/FNNIKS7HYPNY6E5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/IKS7/HYPNY6E5/FNNIKS7HYPNY6E5.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura We've brought back one of our most successful contests, The Microcontroller Contest! Want to make the jump from controlling things on your computer to controlling things in the real world? Then the microcontroller is a wonderful way to go. One of the most well-known microcontrollers out there is the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:32:35 PDT
Age of Aquariums Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/ageofaquariums/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/186W/HZB3R31D/FQQ186WHZB3R31D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/186W/HZB3R31D/FQQ186WHZB3R31D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/186W/HZB3R31D/FQQ186WHZB3R31D.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Aquatic life enthusiasts! This is the dawning of the age of aquariums! Acrylic or glass tanks, custom cabinets, fresh or saltwater, guiding principles for selecting plant and animal life, aquaponics, and even maintenance. Show us how to build, maintain, or improve upon an aquarium to win an iPad Min...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:38:25 PDT
Hunter-Gatherer Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/huntergatherer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/PWJP/HZ3YCYZ1/F06PWJPHZ3YCYZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/PWJP/HZ3YCYZ1/F06PWJPHZ3YCYZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/PWJP/HZ3YCYZ1/F06PWJPHZ3YCYZ1.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Get in touch with your pre-civilization roots (and berries) by participating in the Hunter/Gatherer Contest. We want to see dressed deer, gathered nuts, fresh fish, and local edible plants. Show us where you got them, what you did with them, and how we can follow your lead. We want to see everything...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:55:29 PDT
DIY University Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/diyuniversity/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F7L/71SM/HZ13HU33/F7L71SMHZ13HU33.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F7L/71SM/HZ13HU33/F7L71SMHZ13HU33.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F7L/71SM/HZ13HU33/F7L71SMHZ13HU33.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name University students! We want to see the DIY projects that meaningful improve your lives, whether they’re dorm hacks to circumvent a ban on grilling or your meticulously-designed final ARCH326 project. If it’s something made for school, we wanna see it. You needn’t be a student to participate, but yo...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:04:58 PDT
Remix Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/remix/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/79UO/HYVDOPIY/FRW79UOHYVDOPIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/79UO/HYVDOPIY/FRW79UOHYVDOPIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/79UO/HYVDOPIY/FRW79UOHYVDOPIY.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and it feels darn flattering when someone else builds a project you created. Pick a favorite project, link to it from your introduction, then show us step by step how you recreated and reinterpreted it.Then be sure to leave an “I Made It!” comment on the or...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:43:18 PDT
Teach It! Contest Sponsored by Dremel http://www.instructables.com/contest/teachit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/H3AA/HYJ3ZIPM/FHRH3AAHYJ3ZIPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/H3AA/HYJ3ZIPM/FHRH3AAHYJ3ZIPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/H3AA/HYJ3ZIPM/FHRH3AAHYJ3ZIPM.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Our favorite Instructables demonstrate how to make great projects, but go above and beyond, by teaching the community new skills. With this Teach It! Contest we are partnering with Dremel to educate you on how to do....well, ANYTHING! We want to see what awesome skills you have, and teach others to ...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Tech Contest sponsored by littleBits http://www.instructables.com/contest/tech2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/TJOZ/HYJ3SVQF/FMBTJOZHYJ3SVQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/TJOZ/HYJ3SVQF/FMBTJOZHYJ3SVQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/TJOZ/HYJ3SVQF/FMBTJOZHYJ3SVQF.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura We have partnered with littleBits to bring you the biggest Tech Contest we have ever hosted. If you post a project to the Tech Category on Instructables, your project is eligible! That's it! We are giving away more prizes than ever, enter for your chance to win the littleBits ProLibrary, a Makerbot,...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:48:22 PDT
Featured Author Contest: bricobart http://www.instructables.com/contest/bricobart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/576C/HYLDJWBL/FRB576CHYLDJWBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/576C/HYLDJWBL/FRB576CHYLDJWBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/576C/HYLDJWBL/FRB576CHYLDJWBL.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Welcome to our third featured author contest! This time, our featured author is bricobart (you can read his featured author interview here) and the theme is beer! We want to see your home brew, beer recipes, and beer-drinking apparatuses with a special judges prize handmade by bricobart himself for...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:49:21 PDT
Hand Tools Only Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/handtoolsonly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/3D27/HYLDJO8I/FBD3D27HYLDJO8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/3D27/HYLDJO8I/FBD3D27HYLDJO8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/3D27/HYLDJO8I/FBD3D27HYLDJO8I.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name We want to see projects that use ONLY HAND TOOLS. Get in touch with your project by exchanging the big fancy tool for something you can hold in your hand. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a CNC machine, 3D printer, laser cutter, or a fully-automated saw mill. Good, because none of...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:08:54 PDT
Ferrous Chef: Watermelon http://www.instructables.com/contest/watermelon/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/BRCO/HY5NVLHX/F1XBRCOHY5NVLHX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/BRCO/HY5NVLHX/F1XBRCOHY5NVLHX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/BRCO/HY5NVLHX/F1XBRCOHY5NVLHX.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Welcome to Ferrous Chef: Instructables! Featured ingredient: Watermelon. Challenge ingredient: Chervil. Share any recipe that makes use of watermelon to compete. Your dish may be a salad, main course, or dessert. Watermelon must be the star of the show, not a garnish or an afterthought. The grand p...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:22 PDT
Featured Author Contest: DeandrasCrafts http://www.instructables.com/contest/deandrascrafts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/JNSB/HXLMCSEE/FHCJNSBHXLMCSEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/JNSB/HXLMCSEE/FHCJNSBHXLMCSEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/JNSB/HXLMCSEE/FHCJNSBHXLMCSEE.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Welcome to our second ever Featured Author Contest! This contest is put together for you by DeandrasCrafts (check out her Featured Author Interview here!) and the theme is yarn, thread, and needlecraft! This contest is open to crocheting, knitting, embroidery, latch craft, and tatting. Pretty much ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:15:26 PDT
Vintage Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/vintage2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/A83V/HX6AP8TK/FG3A83VHX6AP8TK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/A83V/HX6AP8TK/FG3A83VHX6AP8TK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/A83V/HX6AP8TK/FG3A83VHX6AP8TK.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Are you into antiques, old technology, history, or decades prior to this one? You are in luck, as we are running a Vintage Contest. Victorian Era. The 1990s. The stone age. Show us your vintage projects in the style of a prior epoch to win cool stuff from Crosley Radio. Enter any vintage or retro p...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:10:33 PDT
Frozen Treats Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/frozentreats2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/5PO6/HX69SC97/FWO5PO6HX69SC97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/5PO6/HX69SC97/FWO5PO6HX69SC97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/5PO6/HX69SC97/FWO5PO6HX69SC97.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name With the heat of summer upon us, one way to find relief is through delicious frozen treats! Submit your best frozen foods for your chance to win some awesome prizes provided by Zoku! Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos a...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:14:18 PDT
Paint It! Sponsored by Olympic Paint http://www.instructables.com/contest/paint/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/JUWS/HWS3QA46/FHRJUWSHWS3QA46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/JUWS/HWS3QA46/FHRJUWSHWS3QA46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/JUWS/HWS3QA46/FHRJUWSHWS3QA46.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Paint it! Share your skills with our first ever Paint It! contest. We have partnered with Olympic Paint this summer, and want to see how you creatively use Paint. From Acrylic to Latex, Oil to Enamel - Your creative use of paint can be truly inspiring to other members of the Instructables Community...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:10:06 PDT
Community Contest: Toy Rods and Connectors http://www.instructables.com/contest/rodsconnectors2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/8EDI/HX0DMJRO/FUQ8EDIHX0DMJRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/8EDI/HX0DMJRO/FUQ8EDIHX0DMJRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/8EDI/HX0DMJRO/FUQ8EDIHX0DMJRO.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Welcome to our second K’NEX themed contest! You guys did an amazing job last year and we're so excited to see what you come up with this time around. Enter today for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet or a Canon Powershot camera, as well as extra K'Nex sets for building! Check out la...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:47:02 PDT
Community Contest: Toy Building Blocks http://www.instructables.com/contest/buildingblocks2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/0H3D/HWVAVRYN/F8G0H3DHWVAVRYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/0H3D/HWVAVRYN/F8G0H3DHWVAVRYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/0H3D/HWVAVRYN/F8G0H3DHWVAVRYN.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Welcome to our second LEGO themed contest! We want to see all your best builds made out of and inspired by LEGO. Submit your best project for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet or a Canon Powershot camera, as well as extra LEGO sets for building! Make sure to have a look at the 2013 Toy...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:18:26 PDT
squeeze more awesome out of summer contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/mikeshard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/KLRL/HWNU7LDZ/F64KLRLHWNU7LDZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/KLRL/HWNU7LDZ/F64KLRLHWNU7LDZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/KLRL/HWNU7LDZ/F64KLRLHWNU7LDZ.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Summer is the time of year that never comes soon enough, and is over way too quickly. We have partnered with mike's hard lemonade to inspire the Instructables Community to squeeze more awesome out of summer. What do you do when it's hot outside (depending on where you are it could be really hot out...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:29:37 PDT
Home Technology Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/hometechnology/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/Q9BJ/HWRZ2DHY/FYSQ9BJHWRZ2DHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/Q9BJ/HWRZ2DHY/FYSQ9BJHWRZ2DHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/Q9BJ/HWRZ2DHY/FYSQ9BJHWRZ2DHY.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Welcome to our first ever Home Technology Contest! In this contest, we want to see technology that makes home living easier. Whether you're upgrading your automatic garage door, motorizing your window blinds to block out afternoon sun when you're not home, or automating your morning breakfast, we ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:12:00 PDT
Remote Control Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/rc2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/AA1J/HWKK0FZK/FBOAA1JHWKK0FZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/AA1J/HWKK0FZK/FBOAA1JHWKK0FZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/AA1J/HWKK0FZK/FBOAA1JHWKK0FZK.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura What in your world can you control remotely?! Cars, trucks, planes, helicopters, quadcopters, almost anything these days! It's time to show off your awesome project that can be remote-controlled, we've teamed up with RadioShack to bring the Instructables community our third ever Remote Control Conte...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:29:05 PDT
Featured Author Contest: Tarun Upadhyaya http://www.instructables.com/contest/tarun/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/PKB2/HWIBTFXY/F21PKB2HWIBTFXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/PKB2/HWIBTFXY/F21PKB2HWIBTFXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/PKB2/HWIBTFXY/F21PKB2HWIBTFXY.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Welcome to our first ever Featured Author Contest - this contest was created for you guys by Tarun Upadhyaya (check out his Featured Author interview here!) and the theme is Lamps & Lighting. Show us your best lamp and lighting projects for a chance to win Samsung Smart wifi digital camera or an Ir...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:06:07 PDT
Hair & Makeup Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/hairandmakeup/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/L7XD/HWDRE8NX/FPDL7XDHWDRE8NX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/L7XD/HWDRE8NX/FPDL7XDHWDRE8NX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/L7XD/HWDRE8NX/FPDL7XDHWDRE8NX.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink For this year's beauty contest, we want to see all your best hair and makeup tutorials! Show us how to get no-heat curls, do cat eye makeup with ease, or even just show us your favorite makeup routine. Grand and First Prize winners will receive their choice of an Amazon or Sephora gift card! Ple...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:25:20 PDT
Outdoor Workshop Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/outdoorworkshop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/OYZG/HW2GY4L5/FEYOYZGHW2GY4L5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/OYZG/HW2GY4L5/FEYOYZGHW2GY4L5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/OYZG/HW2GY4L5/FEYOYZGHW2GY4L5.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Summer is in full swing, and it is time to get outside and soak up the sun. Let’s make the most of it, shall we? Our partners at Zoro are sponsoring an Outdoor Workshop contest this summer. The rules are simple: your project must be something that was to be used outdoors. Other than that, let your ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:51:30 PDT
Summer #mikehacks Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/summermikehacks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KR64/HW2BIZX8/FSMKR64HW2BIZX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KR64/HW2BIZX8/FSMKR64HW2BIZX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KR64/HW2BIZX8/FSMKR64HW2BIZX8.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura We are pleased to announce that we are working with mike's hard lemonade to bring you an awesome summertime contest! We want see how you squeeze the most out of summer! Clever idea to turn a pool noodle into a floaty chair? Hyper chill your beverages in a custom ice sculpture? We can't wait to see ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:01:01 PDT
Glue Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/glue2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/A85K/HW37N5X9/FY4A85KHW37N5X9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/A85K/HW37N5X9/FY4A85KHW37N5X9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/A85K/HW37N5X9/FY4A85KHW37N5X9.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink We want to see what you can make with glue! Any project that uses glue is eligible - woodworking, papercrafting, no-sew accessories, jewelry, cosplay and more. Show us your best project to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 or a camera! Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original ph...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:06:36 PDT
Concrete & Casting Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/concrete2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/ZHAQ/HW3K5DHK/FPRZHAQHW3K5DHK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/ZHAQ/HW3K5DHK/FPRZHAQHW3K5DHK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/ZHAQ/HW3K5DHK/FPRZHAQHW3K5DHK.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Last year’s Concrete and Casting Contest went so well that we just had to hold another one. This year’s contest is brought to you again by the fantastic folks at CHENG Concrete. Show us your best builds for a chance to win prizes from CHENG - we're looking for any project that uses concrete or ca...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 12:38:18 PDT
Epilog Challenge VI http://www.instructables.com/contest/epilog6/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/84N3/HW6T5V58/FJQ84N3HW6T5V58.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/84N3/HW6T5V58/FJQ84N3HW6T5V58.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/84N3/HW6T5V58/FJQ84N3HW6T5V58.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink The Epilog Challenge is back again for the sixth year! We've teamed up with Epilog Laser again to give away a Zing 16 Laser. The Epilog Zing 16 Laser is an awesome machine: you can engrave and cut a wide variety of materials with pinpoint precision. It's a huge help to anyone starting a small busin...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:30:54 PDT
Swimwear Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/swimwear/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/YMV8/HVWTJWJU/FSMYMV8HVWTJWJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/YMV8/HVWTJWJU/FSMYMV8HVWTJWJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/YMV8/HVWTJWJU/FSMYMV8HVWTJWJU.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink For the Swimwear Contest, we want you to make something to wear in the water! Whether it’s a ruffled bikini, a pair of snazzy trunks, a towel/coverup hybrid or a whole wet suit, we can’t wait to see it. Show us your best swimwear for a chance to win an inflatable swimming pool, outdoor speakers and...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:26:19 PDT
Great Outdoors Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/greatoutdoors2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/EN2J/HVR00KPZ/FEIEN2JHVR00KPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/EN2J/HVR00KPZ/FEIEN2JHVR00KPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/EN2J/HVR00KPZ/FEIEN2JHVR00KPZ.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Get outside and make something outdoorsy to win awesome prizes in this year’s Great Outdoors Contest. Camping, hiking, cycling, or surfing: if you do it outside, we want to see what you made for it. (And how you did it, obviously.) You can even document your build on the go with our iOS or Android a...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 14:02:23 PDT
BBQ Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/bbq2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/QJE0/HVQU8D6Q/FWGQJE0HVQU8D6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/QJE0/HVQU8D6Q/FWGQJE0HVQU8D6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/QJE0/HVQU8D6Q/FWGQJE0HVQU8D6Q.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Whether you’re a dry guy or a marinade lady, slow-cooked meat with a sweet smoky flavor is delicious. Show us how you barbecue, whether it’s a family recipe for ribs or plans for a custom-made upcycled steel drum smoker. Side dishes are also accepted, but must be super portable and be able to be ser...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 12:22:21 PDT
Battery Powered Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/batterypowered2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/I4EQ/HVJ3B2AT/F91I4EQHVJ3B2AT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/I4EQ/HVJ3B2AT/F91I4EQHVJ3B2AT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/I4EQ/HVJ3B2AT/F91I4EQHVJ3B2AT.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Batteries let us take our projects on the go, so we can use our inventions, gadgets and trinkets wherever we want. This year we are bringing back the Battery Powered Contest we want to see what cool projects you can make that use batteries. Whether it's one tiny coin cell battery for an LED, or a b...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:07:16 PDT
Instructables Robot Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/instructablesrobot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/K7WN/HVKOIS0T/FA5K7WNHVKOIS0T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/K7WN/HVKOIS0T/FA5K7WNHVKOIS0T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/K7WN/HVKOIS0T/FA5K7WNHVKOIS0T.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Share any Instructables Robot related project for your chance to win an Instructables robot necklace, a free pro membership, and a robot t-shirt! The Grand Prize winner will get their profile image redone by the very artist who brought our beloved site robot to life, Christian Anthony. You'll also r...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 22:16:45 PDT
Metal Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/metalworking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/L8Y2/HV9FV266/F0KL8Y2HV9FV266.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/L8Y2/HV9FV266/F0KL8Y2HV9FV266.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/L8Y2/HV9FV266/F0KL8Y2HV9FV266.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink It’s been a long time coming! We’re so excited to finally be holding our second Metal Contest. Whether you cut it, weld it, smelt it or cast it, we want to see what you’re doing with metal! Enter today for your chance to win some amazing welders and accessories from Lincoln Electric. Need some ins...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 20:18:09 PDT
Pallet Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/pallet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/XMVR/HV80L2Z7/F7QXMVRHV80L2Z7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/XMVR/HV80L2Z7/F7QXMVRHV80L2Z7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/XMVR/HV80L2Z7/F7QXMVRHV80L2Z7.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink The best source of inexpensive wood gets shipped around the world everyday with stuff on top. Pallets, otherwise known as labor-intensive free boards, can be remixed into a variety of projects, built up into larger structures, or kept whole and adapted to a new purpose. We’ve seen great desks and t...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 21:30:51 PDT
Wheels Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/wheels2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/MM94/HUZKEN4P/FOSMM94HUZKEN4P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/MM94/HUZKEN4P/FOSMM94HUZKEN4P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/MM94/HUZKEN4P/FOSMM94HUZKEN4P.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Just about every mode of transportation revolves around wheels. Bikes, trains, skateboard, airplanes, cars, and even tanks all move on wheels. Even our beloved robot rolls around on some. In the Wheels Contest, we want to see what YOU can make with wheels - either by improving or hacking your bike, ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:36:40 PDT
Leatherworking Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/leatherworking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/ED28/HUYLVTJY/FEZED28HUYLVTJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/ED28/HUYLVTJY/FEZED28HUYLVTJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/ED28/HUYLVTJY/FEZED28HUYLVTJY.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink People have been working with leather since we learned that there was more to a dead animal than just meat. We want to see you get creative with leather. Stitch it, stamp it, tool it, or rivet it, but make something with animal hide. Show us your best leatherworking project to win some fantasti...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 15:59:06 PDT
Maker Family Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/makerfamily/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/J6DV/HUYBH6WX/FN2J6DVHUYBH6WX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/J6DV/HUYBH6WX/FN2J6DVHUYBH6WX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/J6DV/HUYBH6WX/FN2J6DVHUYBH6WX.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink A word from the sponsor: Thanks to the early encouragement of family, we grew up with a love for science and making. Years later, we became engineers and started a toy company called Roominate. We are excited to inspire families to bond through making with our first Maker Family Contest! Rou...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 14:23:23 PDT
Lamps and Lighting http://www.instructables.com/contest/lampslighting2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/BUUW/HUOPDJ85/FYWBUUWHUOPDJ85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/BUUW/HUOPDJ85/FYWBUUWHUOPDJ85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/BUUW/HUOPDJ85/FYWBUUWHUOPDJ85.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura div#omni { box-shadow: none; } Instructables.com is partnering with The Home Depot to bring back the Lamps and Lighting contest!

 We have seen some really bright ideas come through for all kinds of lighting fixtures, and sharing them with the Instructables community is a great way to shin...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 16:18:31 PDT
Green Design Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/greendesign2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/3WX0/HUPMVMYN/F303WX0HUPMVMYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/3WX0/HUPMVMYN/F303WX0HUPMVMYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/3WX0/HUPMVMYN/F303WX0HUPMVMYN.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Think “green” and submit an eco-friendly Instructable that uses sustainable materials or is energy efficient by design. For example, use recycled materials such as reclaimed lumber instead of new virgin growth wood. Or, choose to use renewable, responsibly sourced materials with minimal-to-no toxici...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 10:37:28 PDT
Launch It! Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/launchit2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/0R0J/HURHTJ8J/FSC0R0JHURHTJ8J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/0R0J/HURHTJ8J/FSC0R0JHURHTJ8J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/0R0J/HURHTJ8J/FSC0R0JHURHTJ8J.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Firing something into the air is a blast. Winning some Estes quadcopters and rocket sets for indulging the desire to shoot something as far and as fast (and, as the lawyers have reminded us -- safely) as possible is just icing on the cake! Show us what you sent into the atmosphere, how you got it up...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 23:02:28 PDT
Made By Bees Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/madebybees/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/PLBD/HUOK744P/FRBPLBDHUOK744P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/PLBD/HUOK744P/FRBPLBDHUOK744P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/PLBD/HUOK744P/FRBPLBDHUOK744P.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Just about one out of every three bites of food you eat comes to you courtesy of bees. In recent years, honey bee colonies have been collapsing at an alarming rate due largely to the fountain of toxic pesticides being pumped onto our crops. If the bees disappear, say goodbye to the berries, nuts, av...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 17:46:25 PDT
Wedding Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/wedding2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/6JV1/HUFUUUP9/F1Y6JV1HUFUUUP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/6JV1/HUFUUUP9/F1Y6JV1HUFUUUP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/6JV1/HUFUUUP9/F1Y6JV1HUFUUUP9.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Save some cash and make your own dream wedding with do-it-yourself projects from the save the date to the thank you cards. Share something that helps you (or a stranger) get hitched to win sweet prizes, including cameras for capturing the big day and an awesome garment steamer that should help with ...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:48:16 PDT
Raw Food Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/rawfood/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/X1O9/HUEEL89S/FD8X1O9HUEEL89S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/X1O9/HUEEL89S/FD8X1O9HUEEL89S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/X1O9/HUEEL89S/FD8X1O9HUEEL89S.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Cooking destroys the nutritional value of perfectly-edible fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. Raw food is pretty easy to prepare, because for it to qualify as “raw”, it must not have been cooked past 40C (104F). P.S. Yogurt is NOT raw! Share your ceviche, salad, cheese, kombucha, smoothi...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:32:25 PDT
Outdoor Survival Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/outdoorsurvival/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/W7Y7/HU5TH43J/FSQW7Y7HU5TH43J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/W7Y7/HU5TH43J/FSQW7Y7HU5TH43J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/W7Y7/HU5TH43J/FSQW7Y7HU5TH43J.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink We’re so excited to announce our first ever Outdoor Survival Contest! We want to see all your best builds, hacks, tips and tricks to surviving and thriving in the great outdoors. We're especially looking for basic survival skills including building shelter, obtaining water and food, and making too...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:26:00 PDT
Sensors Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/sensors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/GJEK/HTRQIMEL/FB5GJEKHTRQIMEL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/GJEK/HTRQIMEL/FB5GJEKHTRQIMEL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/GJEK/HTRQIMEL/FB5GJEKHTRQIMEL.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura   Sensors! There are so many different kinds of sensors in the world! Piezoelectric, magnetic, thermal, light-dependent, the list can go on and on. We use them to activate all kinds of processes. Pressure sensors to set off door-bells, a Proximity sensor to activate a light, and flow sensors to ...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:57:26 PDT
Gadget Hacking and Accessories Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/gadgethacking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/31LS/HTM2NIOO/FZZ31LSHTM2NIOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/31LS/HTM2NIOO/FZZ31LSHTM2NIOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/31LS/HTM2NIOO/FZZ31LSHTM2NIOO.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink We are excited to announce our Gadget Hacking and Accessories contest in Partnership with Shapeways and Popular Mechanics. We have amazing prizes from Shapeways, Ultimaker, and Sphero. The grand prize winner will even be featured in-print in Popular Mechanics! We also have a special Judges' Pri...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:33:44 PDT
Green Electronics Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/greenelectronics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/SVZ1/HTGT9534/FHISVZ1HTGT9534.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/SVZ1/HTGT9534/FHISVZ1HTGT9534.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/SVZ1/HTGT9534/FHISVZ1HTGT9534.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink The overall theme of the US-China Green Electronics Challenge is to prevent the creation of electronic waste. Our mission is to redefine the concept of "waste": yesterday's integrated circuits could be tomorrow's treasure! We want to see authors upcycle or hack an electronic product to create a ne...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:27:29 PDT
Jewelry Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/jewelry2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/7F0J/HT9AXH07/FK07F0JHT9AXH07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/7F0J/HT9AXH07/FK07F0JHT9AXH07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/7F0J/HT9AXH07/FK07F0JHT9AXH07.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink It's jewelry making time! Time to bend some wires, string some beads, and start soldering! No matter your area of specialty we want to see what crazy and fun jewelry you can come up with. Enter for a chance to win your own mini drill press and drill bits or a pair of one-step looper pliers (han...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:38:49 PDT
Egg Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/egg2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/Q3C9/HT9B0YBN/FQYQ3C9HT9B0YBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/Q3C9/HT9B0YBN/FQYQ3C9HT9B0YBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/Q3C9/HT9B0YBN/FQYQ3C9HT9B0YBN.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink It's spring time, and that means Easter is upon us! In this contest, we're looking for egg entries of all kinds - crafts, recipes and hacks. Enter your best egg themed project for a chance to win a Poweradd™ Apollo2 Solar Panel Charger or a fancy Instructables prize pack. Please be sure t...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:59:20 PDT
Power Tool Kitchen Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/powertoolkitchen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/INNF/HSYO1OY2/FG7INNFHSYO1OY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/INNF/HSYO1OY2/FG7INNFHSYO1OY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/INNF/HSYO1OY2/FG7INNFHSYO1OY2.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink We want to see how you combine your workshop and kitchen! Bring your power tools and show us how you use them to process, cook and serve your food. Enter today for your chance to win some beautiful Le Creuset cookware! Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original phot...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:11:25 PDT
Data Visualization Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/datavisualization/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6JYJ/HSPP69CZ/FSL6JYJHSPP69CZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6JYJ/HSPP69CZ/FSL6JYJHSPP69CZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6JYJ/HSPP69CZ/FSL6JYJHSPP69CZ.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This contest is about personal, informative, and beautiful data visualizations. Tell a story with data about your life, your project, or your passion. We're offering to Judges' Prizes for best use of Plotly. Plotly's Arduino instructable, Raspberry Pi Instructable, and this MAKE article show exampl...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:49:58 PDT