Instructables: contest http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:00:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Hot Glue Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/hotglue/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/707K/I8FRA16V/FMG707KI8FRA16V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/707K/I8FRA16V/FMG707KI8FRA16V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/707K/I8FRA16V/FMG707KI8FRA16V.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name If you want to attach this to that, chances are, hot glue can do the job. We’re celebrating this fantastic adhesive with the Hot Glue Challenge. Enter your creations and you could walk away with a camera and a top-of-the-line glue gun, complete with accessories. So fire up your glue gun and manipul...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:41:29 PDT
Backyard Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/backyard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/OV7O/I8J9RRHO/FQLOV7OI8J9RRHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/OV7O/I8J9RRHO/FQLOV7OI8J9RRHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/OV7O/I8J9RRHO/FQLOV7OI8J9RRHO.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Enter the Backyard Contest for a chance to win a Big Blue Party bluetooth speaker, Lumenplay app-controlled lights, 9’ umbrella, a Slackers Night Riderz Zipline kit, and more! The weather is finally warming up and that means it’s time to go outside again. Maybe you’re planting a vegetable garden, pl...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:43:39 PDT
K'NEX Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/knexcontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/EJXJ/I8CW50IW/FC9EJXJI8CW50IW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/EJXJ/I8CW50IW/FC9EJXJI8CW50IW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/EJXJ/I8CW50IW/FC9EJXJI8CW50IW.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Break out your K’NEX and other rod and connector sets, and start building something epic. We are excited to launch our first ever K’NEX Contest with prizes provided by K’NEX! And the prizes are fantastic: an 8,550-piece 6-foot K’NEX Ferris Wheel building set will be awarded to the grand prize winne...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:10:29 PDT
Move It http://www.instructables.com/contest/flexbot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/RC9K/I8BGG516/FULRC9KI8BGG516.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/RC9K/I8BGG516/FULRC9KI8BGG516.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/RC9K/I8BGG516/FULRC9KI8BGG516.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura We’re proud to announce the Move It! Contest, sponsored by FlexPV. This contest is all about making things move, so if you're building something with wheels or a motor, it’s eligible. Whether you’re programming a robot that likes to boogie, or getting ready for a soap box derby, we want to be moved ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:22:40 PDT
Glitter Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/glitterchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/07VZ/I8BGI9X0/FBC07VZI8BGI9X0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/07VZ/I8BGI9X0/FBC07VZI8BGI9X0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/07VZ/I8BGI9X0/FBC07VZI8BGI9X0.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Dazzle us with your sparkly Instructables and enter the Glitter Challenge! Craft projects, holiday cards, and nail polish are always more fun when you add a dash of glitter, but what else do you use glitter for?  One grand prize winner will receive a Sony DSC-HX300 camera, a Crafty Chica Glitter se...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:50:16 PDT
Snack Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/snackcontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/PSZA/I800YM1S/F6XPSZAI800YM1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/PSZA/I800YM1S/F6XPSZAI800YM1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/PSZA/I800YM1S/F6XPSZAI800YM1S.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Nom, nom, nom! Who doesn’t love snacks? Sweet, salty, or savory — show us how you chow down in between mealtimes in the Snack Contest. We’re excited to be giving away a year subscription to MunchPak (international snack-food-of-the-month!!) and a deep fryer. First and second prizes will also get sn...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:18:13 PDT
Crafting 101 http://www.instructables.com/contest/crafting101/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/CT2Z/I800Y86D/FFJCT2ZI800Y86D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/CT2Z/I800Y86D/FFJCT2ZI800Y86D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/CT2Z/I800Y86D/FFJCT2ZI800Y86D.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Experienced crafters know that finishing touches make all the difference. It’s that same experience that taught you how to score a piece of cardboard to yield a crisp, clean edge, and that pressing as you sew can strengthen a seam to runway perfection. Now’s the time to document what you’ve learned ...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 15:40:58 PDT
3D Printing Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/3dprintingcontestxxl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PT9Y/I7XQYWV7/FIXPT9YI7XQYWV7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PT9Y/I7XQYWV7/FIXPT9YI7XQYWV7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PT9Y/I7XQYWV7/FIXPT9YI7XQYWV7.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Calling out to all makers, designers and tinkerers, this is your chance to take part in our biggest 3D printing contest ever! Show us what this exciting new technology inspires you to create. Share your 3D models, projects with 3D printed parts, homemade 3D printers, and anything else your 3D printi...
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:51:34 PDT
Bacon Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/baconcontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/ZJ6E/I7RGBCFX/FPXZJ6EI7RGBCFX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/ZJ6E/I7RGBCFX/FPXZJ6EI7RGBCFX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/ZJ6E/I7RGBCFX/FPXZJ6EI7RGBCFX.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Bacon is in the midst of a culinary renaissance, and people are doing things with the crispy meat that take it far beyond burgers and breakfast. The Bacon Contest is your chance to take it to the next level, and win some savory, sweet prizes in the process! Share your bacon Instructables for a chanc...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:42:02 PDT
Coded Creations http://www.instructables.com/contest/codedcreations/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/PQSD/I7GS02LE/FWCPQSDI7GS02LE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/PQSD/I7GS02LE/FWCPQSDI7GS02LE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/PQSD/I7GS02LE/FWCPQSDI7GS02LE.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura The computer is a brilliant tool. It can carry out nearly any task you want it to do, as long as you know how to write the code to communicate your ideas effectively. In the Microsoft Coded Creations Contest, we’re celebrating that skill with a contest for projects that are code-based. The project y...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:23:24 PDT
Egg Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/eggchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/4M6B/I7ELFQSP/FFE4M6BI7ELFQSP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/4M6B/I7ELFQSP/FFE4M6BI7ELFQSP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/4M6B/I7ELFQSP/FFE4M6BI7ELFQSP.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Eggs are incredibly versatile and good for you, too. Because we love eggs and so do you, we’re running an Egg Challenge! One winner will receive an Egg-bot Deluxe Kit decorating machine, and 25 runners up will win an Instructables T-shirt and prize pack. Whether you’re making breakfast (lunch or di...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:13:44 PDT
Prank Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/prankchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/PKJP/I7CCJWBP/FO2PKJPI7CCJWBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/PKJP/I7CCJWBP/FO2PKJPI7CCJWBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/PKJP/I7CCJWBP/FO2PKJPI7CCJWBP.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name What mischief are you planning for April Fools' Day? Here at Instructables headquarters, no one is safe come April 1. We can’t get enough of pranks and practical jokes, so we’re asking you to share your sneaky, smart, silly, or even sweet pranks in the Prank Challenge. The winner will take home a s...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:45:49 PDT
Bicycle Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/bicyclecontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/DJJS/I7D61R9S/FVGDJJSI7D61R9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/DJJS/I7D61R9S/FVGDJJSI7D61R9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/DJJS/I7D61R9S/FVGDJJSI7D61R9S.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Bicycle enthusiasts are the ultimate do it yourselfers -- they power their ride with their legs, and sometimes even charge their cellphones with the power generated from that ride! Show us all the ways you innovate on the road, and enter the Bicycle Contest. We’ve partnered with Bicycles for Humani...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:52:56 PDT
Bracelet Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/braceletchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/EZGY/I77G70NX/FZMEZGYI77G70NX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/EZGY/I77G70NX/FZMEZGYI77G70NX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/EZGY/I77G70NX/FZMEZGYI77G70NX.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Share your favorite bracelet projects in the Bracelet Challenge for a chance to win a silver metal clay kit and a flex shaft — perfect goodies for those who enjoy jewelry-making. Metal, plastic, wood, clay, paper, embroidery floss… any and all materials and techniques are welcome. We’ll judge the e...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:29:26 PDT
Spring Cleaning Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/springcleaningchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/IE81/I72P08B5/FBXIE81I72P08B5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/IE81/I72P08B5/FBXIE81I72P08B5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/IE81/I72P08B5/FBXIE81I72P08B5.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Spring is a time of renewal, growth, and new beginnings. Little changes can make a big difference in your happiness, and a great place to start making those changes is in your own home. We know it’s not always easy to get started, so we’re running a Spring Cleaning Challenge to give you a little inc...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:41:55 PDT
How to Play ____ http://www.instructables.com/contest/howtoplay/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/GMJP/I6W2TZH0/F6NGMJPI6W2TZH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/GMJP/I6W2TZH0/F6NGMJPI6W2TZH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/GMJP/I6W2TZH0/F6NGMJPI6W2TZH0.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Card games, board games, and video games all have one thing in common -- you have to play by the rules if you want to win. Tell us how you interpret those rules and enter the How to Play ____ Challenge! Instructions for classic and made-up games are all eligible.  The winner of this challenge will ...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 23:34:55 PST
Automation Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/automationcontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/MAMC/I6W2SYNN/FBMMAMCI6W2SYNN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/MAMC/I6W2SYNN/FBMMAMCI6W2SYNN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/MAMC/I6W2SYNN/FBMMAMCI6W2SYNN.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name The definition of automate is “to run or operate by using machines and computers instead of people to do the work.” So naturally, for the Automate Contest we are looking for projects that automate some process or task that might otherwise be done by human hands or brain. We’ve got some amazing priz...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:51:58 PST
Animals Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/animalscontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/99DY/I6NI3GBQ/FY299DYI6NI3GBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/99DY/I6NI3GBQ/FY299DYI6NI3GBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/99DY/I6NI3GBQ/FY299DYI6NI3GBQ.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Attention animal lovers -- we’ve got a contest just for you. The Pets and Animals Contest is your opportunity to share DIY projects intended for your furry, feathered, or scaly friends! The prizes include a Sony Action cam with WiFi K9 Bundle, a Petcube that lets you check in on your pet when you’re...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:17:17 PST
Necklace Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/necklacechallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/QOLK/I6NI3CSG/F1DQOLKI6NI3CSG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/QOLK/I6NI3CSG/F1DQOLKI6NI3CSG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/QOLK/I6NI3CSG/F1DQOLKI6NI3CSG.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Time to string beads, melt glass, and carve pendants! We’re happy to announce the launch of the Necklace Challenge. We’ll be judging the entries based on clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution of the Instructable. Wow us! The winner will take home a silver metal clay ...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:07:13 PST
Home Remedies Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/homeremedieschallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/PMGO/I6DYVB8X/FBMPMGOI6DYVB8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/PMGO/I6DYVB8X/FBMPMGOI6DYVB8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/PMGO/I6DYVB8X/FBMPMGOI6DYVB8X.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name You don’t need concoctions with mile-long ingredient lists to alleviate your cough, or remove your makeup, or clean your counter. Sometimes simple is best. In that spirit, we are excited to launch the Home Remedy Challenge. Enter your home remedies for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, a Sense sleep mo...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:52:41 PST
Pi/e Day Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/piedaycontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/3J08/I6C2L1OZ/FCX3J08I6C2L1OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/3J08/I6C2L1OZ/FCX3J08I6C2L1OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/3J08/I6C2L1OZ/FCX3J08I6C2L1OZ.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name The first official Pi Day happened in 1988 in the heart of San Francisco, and this year we're celebrating with a contest! The Pi/e Day Contest is brought to you in part by Dexter Industries -- a company with a passion for robotics. All things pi or pie are eligible. So if you have a tech project tha...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:26:01 PST
Tools Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/toolscontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/3PWV/I63EXMCY/FSL3PWVI63EXMCY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/3PWV/I63EXMCY/FSL3PWVI63EXMCY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/3PWV/I63EXMCY/FSL3PWVI63EXMCY.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Humans have been making tools for millions of years, and new technologies continue to influence how we make them. Is there a tool you’ve been wanting to build for your workshop, a hammer that needs a new handle, or a machine that needs greasing? If so, enter it in the Tools Contest and show us how y...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:17:57 PST
CNC Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/cncchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/W2GB/I63EWW4G/F8VW2GBI63EWW4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/W2GB/I63EWW4G/F8VW2GBI63EWW4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/W2GB/I63EWW4G/F8VW2GBI63EWW4G.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Computer numerical control, or CNC, has been around since the 70s, but recent developments in small-scale CNC have made it possible for many more people to gain access to a machine. In the CNC Challenge, we’re looking for all things CNC: whether you’re using one as a tool to help build your project,...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:29:52 PST
Apocalypse Preparedness Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/apocalypsepreparedness/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/YP96/I5S2ESYO/FEHYP96I5S2ESYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/YP96/I5S2ESYO/FEHYP96I5S2ESYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/YP96/I5S2ESYO/FEHYP96I5S2ESYO.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Ready your go-packs, survivalists -- the Apocalypse Preparedness Contest is here. For this contest we want to see all the different ways you prepare for the unexpected -- or the undead! The most prepared will win a Lifestraw Family 1.0, AquaPodKit, Nuclear Anti-Radiation tablets, a Flash Personal Co...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:34:10 PST
Guerilla Design Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/guerilladesign/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/Z5QW/I5S2EEWO/FOXZ5QWI5S2EEWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/Z5QW/I5S2EEWO/FOXZ5QWI5S2EEWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/Z5QW/I5S2EEWO/FOXZ5QWI5S2EEWO.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Guerilla design is all about taking existing objects and hacking/modding/refinishing them into something fresh and new. For the Guerrilla Design Contest, roll up your sleeves and start conjuring up some scrap-heap alchemy. We're especially excited about some extra special, one-of-a-kind prizes: sev...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 15:45:16 PST
DIY Audio and Music Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/diyaudio2015/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/LYWX/I5MD3I5Z/FGWLYWXI5MD3I5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/LYWX/I5MD3I5Z/FGWLYWXI5MD3I5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/LYWX/I5MD3I5Z/FGWLYWXI5MD3I5Z.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Attention audiophiles, luthiers, DJs, circuit benders, and otherwise-noisy people! Enter your music and noise-related Instructables in the DIY Audio and Music Contest for a chance to win a DJ control board, Beats by Dr. Dre wireless headphones, portable Bluetooth speakers, a DJ turntable, and more. ...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 13:33:29 PST
Rings Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/ringschallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/GJW9/I5GN9HZG/FOMGJW9I5GN9HZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/GJW9/I5GN9HZG/FOMGJW9I5GN9HZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/GJW9/I5GN9HZG/FOMGJW9I5GN9HZG.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Symbolic, decorative, functional — rings can be any and all of these things. Share your ring Instructable in the Ring Challenge for a chance to win incredible jewelry making tools: a flex shaft and soldering kit. Maybe yours will be the "one ring to rule them all." (Okay, sorry. Couldn't resist a Lo...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:29:40 PST
Date Night Dinners Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/datenightdinners/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/JUAA/I5GN7PKH/FZ2JUAAI5GN7PKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/JUAA/I5GN7PKH/FZ2JUAAI5GN7PKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/JUAA/I5GN7PKH/FZ2JUAAI5GN7PKH.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Everyone knows that food tastes better when it’s made with love. If you have a romantic recipe you'd like to share, enter it in the Date Night Dinners Challenge for a chance to win a Scanpan frying pan, Kochmesser Wusthof Cooks Knife, and a custom laser-engraved cutting board! Whether you plan to pu...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:11:54 PST
Tailgate Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/tailgatechallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/3NWB/I4YTXH3C/FBV3NWBI4YTXH3C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/3NWB/I4YTXH3C/FBV3NWBI4YTXH3C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/3NWB/I4YTXH3C/FBV3NWBI4YTXH3C.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Sports fans and tailgating aficionados, today is your day to shine! We are giving away a Coolest Cooler to the winner of the Tailgate Challenge. What do you bring to the pre-game celebrations? Tributes to your favorite sports teams, scrumptious snacks, tunes, games, attire to battle the elements, co...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:05:11 PST
Small Spaces Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/smallspaces/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/2OUA/I55MM7ET/FRU2OUAI55MM7ET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/2OUA/I55MM7ET/FRU2OUAI55MM7ET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/2OUA/I55MM7ET/FRU2OUAI55MM7ET.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name When you live in a small space, every square inch matters. It helps to be more creative about everything — from organization, to storage, to furniture. Show us how you use your DIY skills to maximize the space in your home, office, and other nooks and crannies, and enter your Instructables in the Sm...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:47:44 PST
Burn It! Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/burnit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/60L2/I4VQO6O2/F3360L2I4VQO6O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/60L2/I4VQO6O2/F3360L2I4VQO6O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/60L2/I4VQO6O2/F3360L2I4VQO6O2.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura The heat is on -- the Burn It! Contest is here! We’ve partnered with Dremel to give away the impressive VersaFlame Multi-Function Butane Torch, VersaTip Butane Soldering Torch, and more. Enter your heat-related Instructables today and show us how fire or heat helps you put the finishing touches on y...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:33:01 PST
Explore Science Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/exploresciencecontest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/NZS4/I4PHIHQ0/FDQNZS4I4PHIHQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/NZS4/I4PHIHQ0/FDQNZS4I4PHIHQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/NZS4/I4PHIHQ0/FDQNZS4I4PHIHQ0.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Scientific breakthroughs make the world a better place. After all, where would we be without penicillin or play-doh? Oceanographer and marine biologist Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.” We’re plea...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:15:31 PST
Rubber Bands Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/rubberbandschallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/UNHB/I4O23N6U/F81UNHBI4O23N6U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/UNHB/I4O23N6U/F81UNHBI4O23N6U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/UNHB/I4O23N6U/F81UNHBI4O23N6U.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name If you were stuck on a desert island, a rubber band would be a great thing to have, because it can be used in so many different ways: binding, loosening, sculpting, launching, weaving, flexing. Enter your rubber band project in the Rubber Band Challenge for a chance to win an iPod Touch. Good luck!...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:21:01 PST
On a Budget Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/onabudget/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/7QUO/I4J6W3TD/F0C7QUOI4J6W3TD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/7QUO/I4J6W3TD/F0C7QUOI4J6W3TD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/7QUO/I4J6W3TD/F0C7QUOI4J6W3TD.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Saving money is the driving force behind the DIY movement, and as the costs of goods and services continue to rise, more and more people are hopping on the bandwagon. There are lots of ways to spend less, from cooking more to taking on big home improvement projects. If you happen to know a thing or...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:24:15 PST
Superfood Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/superfoodchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/OF6F/I3XU437W/FI7OF6FI3XU437W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/OF6F/I3XU437W/FI7OF6FI3XU437W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/OF6F/I3XU437W/FI7OF6FI3XU437W.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name The word “superfood” means different things to different people, but often it’s a term used to categorize food that is nutritional, energizing, or otherwise beneficial in some way. We want to see your superfood recipes and projects! Show us what superfood means to you. We’re giving away a Vitamix b...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:27:38 PST
Paracord Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/paracordchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/2DD9/I3XTW65O/FG02DD9I3XTW65O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/2DD9/I3XTW65O/FG02DD9I3XTW65O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/2DD9/I3XTW65O/FG02DD9I3XTW65O.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Paracord, which stands for parachute cord, was originally made for — you guessed it — parachutes. These days, people use the versatile rope for just about anything. We want to see you get creative with it, so we’re launching this Paracord Challenge. Enter your amazing paracord projects to win a Lea...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:14:22 PST
Crock Pot Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/crockpotchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/S0XZ/I3R745Q6/FFRS0XZI3R745Q6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/S0XZ/I3R745Q6/FFRS0XZI3R745Q6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/S0XZ/I3R745Q6/FFRS0XZI3R745Q6.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name The classic crock pot is an amazing invention. A machine that can cook delicious meals while you're at work (and do so much more)? Yes! We want to see what recipes and projects you can whip up in or for your crock pot. You stand to win a sous vide temperature controller, a bread maker, and a super ...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:20:09 PST
Let's Party! Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/letspartychallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/JSHA/I3S5LUJ9/FQYJSHAI3S5LUJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/JSHA/I3S5LUJ9/FQYJSHAI3S5LUJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/JSHA/I3S5LUJ9/FQYJSHAI3S5LUJ9.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Hang the streamers — it’s party season! The end of the year is always full of shindigs, get-togethers, or whatever you like to call them, and that means an opportunity to DIY some pretty awesome stuff. Enter your party-related Instructables in the Let’s Party challenge for a chance to win a beautifu...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:18:31 PST
Minecraft Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/minecraftchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F11/UEPW/I3KBOA68/F11UEPWI3KBOA68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F11/UEPW/I3KBOA68/F11UEPWI3KBOA68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F11/UEPW/I3KBOA68/F11UEPWI3KBOA68.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name It’s time to turn on creative mode and start making things for our first-ever Minecraft Challenge! Minecraft is a game that lets you create an entire digital world, and in this challenge, we want you to see what the game inspires you to create, either in the digital or physical realm. Prizes include...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:15:27 PST
Mason Jar Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/masonjar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/CQ72/I3AKBVTF/F3ICQ72I3AKBVTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/CQ72/I3AKBVTF/F3ICQ72I3AKBVTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/CQ72/I3AKBVTF/F3ICQ72I3AKBVTF.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name The Mason jar has had a resurgence in popularity as of late. Gone are the days where its sole destiny was to sit on a root cellar shelf, collecting dust and protecting peach preserves. We’re seeing creative folks make all kinds of clever things with the iconic glass jar: snow globes, amps, wall-mou...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:55:50 PST
Protected Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/protected/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/093O/I2GJ38W6/FI5093OI2GJ38W6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/093O/I2GJ38W6/FI5093OI2GJ38W6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/093O/I2GJ38W6/FI5093OI2GJ38W6.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura The urge to protect is so second-nature to humans that it’s easy to overlook how many objects in our life are designed for just that purpose. At the most basic level, there’s digital security, home protection, and keeping yourself and your possessions safe. For the Protected Contest, we are looking...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:52:32 PST
Homemade Gifts Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/homemadegifts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/JNZ8/I2XTQXFI/FHXJNZ8I2XTQXFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/JNZ8/I2XTQXFI/FHXJNZ8I2XTQXFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/JNZ8/I2XTQXFI/FHXJNZ8I2XTQXFI.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name It's the thought that counts when giving gifts, and that's even more true with handmade gifts. Forget Black Friday — we're celebrating homemade gifts and the makers that craft them with the Homemade Gift Contest. Enter your gifts for a chance to win a 13” Chromebook, Kindle Fire, warm winter blanket...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:10:19 PST
Sweet Tooth Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/sweettooth/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/LEK2/I2XTUIE7/FFCLEK2I2XTUIE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/LEK2/I2XTUIE7/FFCLEK2I2XTUIE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/LEK2/I2XTUIE7/FFCLEK2I2XTUIE7.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Having a sweet tooth isn’t a weakness, it’s a gift! Chocolates, candies, cookies, cakes — you never tire of them, and we’d like to reward you for that. Enter your favorite dessert recipes in the Sweet Tooth contest for a chance to win a beautiful KitchenAid Chrome Artisan Stand Mixer, non stick baki...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:03:22 PST
Papercraft Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/papercraft/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/9DV2/I2Q1KEOH/F0Z9DV2I2Q1KEOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/9DV2/I2Q1KEOH/F0Z9DV2I2Q1KEOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/9DV2/I2Q1KEOH/F0Z9DV2I2Q1KEOH.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Paper is an incredible material to work with. It is light, combustible, pliable, and moldable. Without its ability to hold crisp, satisfying folds, we would not have the marvelous art of origami. In tribute to this ubiquitous and much-loved material, we present the Papercraft Contest. Bust out your...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:05:43 PST
3D Design Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/3Ddesign/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/ABGF/I2G1H2K1/FVZABGFI2G1H2K1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/ABGF/I2G1H2K1/FVZABGFI2G1H2K1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/ABGF/I2G1H2K1/FVZABGFI2G1H2K1.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura To celebrate all things 3D, we are partnering with the awesome Dremel 3D Idea Builder to present the 2014 3D Design Challenge. 3D design and 3D printing is becoming more and more accessible, which makes all of us here at Instructables very happy. We're seeing so many great 3D design skills being sh...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:07:38 PST
Indoor Gardening Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/indoorgardening/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/KQDY/I2I3Z0KR/FUSKQDYI2I3Z0KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/KQDY/I2I3Z0KR/FUSKQDYI2I3Z0KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/KQDY/I2I3Z0KR/FUSKQDYI2I3Z0KR.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name “It’s not easy being green.” Kermit may have been talking about the challenges of frog life, but keeping your indoor plants green and healthy definitely requires some special skills (or some clever contraptions to do it for you). For the Indoor Gardening Contest, show us your projects and hacks for ...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:12:02 PST
MAKE ENERGY: A US-Mexico Innovation Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/makeenergy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/CPW2/I1QYHHV0/FD2CPW2I1QYHHV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/CPW2/I1QYHHV0/FD2CPW2I1QYHHV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/CPW2/I1QYHHV0/FD2CPW2I1QYHHV0.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Address climate change through energy innovation! Share projects that help conserve energy, create clean energy, or raise awareness about energy use. Did you harness the power of a free and abundant resource like the sun or wind to power your gadget? Discover a technique for making a household app...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:41:54 PST
Winter Wearables Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/winterwearables/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/Q3QS/I26MXTN7/FZVQ3QSI26MXTN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/Q3QS/I26MXTN7/FZVQ3QSI26MXTN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/Q3QS/I26MXTN7/FZVQ3QSI26MXTN7.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name If autumn is sweater weather, then winter is sweater, scarf, coat, and beanie weather! A sweater alone can really only do so much to warm your up in winter. There are lots of other wearables you can make to keep you warm all season. So don’t spend this winter cozying up to the space heater, head the...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:17:35 PST
Butter Challenge http://www.instructables.com/contest/butterchallenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/BB8V/I24M6MJO/FSQBB8VI24M6MJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/BB8V/I24M6MJO/FSQBB8VI24M6MJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/BB8V/I24M6MJO/FSQBB8VI24M6MJO.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Butter is a rich and delicious food that can be found in many recipes. What would mashed potatoes be without butter, and how could we stomach toast without a melting square of buttery goodness on top? Think of the pancakes, people! We know we’re not the only butter fanatics out there, so we’re givin...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:28:24 PST
Wood Contest http://www.instructables.com/contest/wood2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/1191/I1WHC9OM/FSZ1191I1WHC9OM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/1191/I1WHC9OM/FSZ1191I1WHC9OM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/1191/I1WHC9OM/FSZ1191I1WHC9OM.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Wood is a challenging but rewarding material to work with. It has a finicky side: it expands and contracts based on temperature and humidity. But the textures and smells you experience as you plane, rip, chisel, sand, and whittle wood are what makes woodworking such a rich experience. In this Wood ...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:40:21 PST