I thought it was today - just curious if they've been announced and I missed the link?
Asked by radiorental 9 years ago
I thought it was today - just curious if they've been announced and I missed the link?
Asked by radiorental 9 years ago
Call for entries! Your assignment: imagine the future of mobile communication. LG Mobile Phones is partnering with crowdSPRING to announce a new competition to define the next generation of mobile communication. If you are a U.S. resident (citizen or green card holder) age 18 (or age of majority in state of residence) and older, you can have a chance to design your vision of the next revolutionary LG mobile phone and compete for more than $80,000 in awards. Exercise your creative imagination and let your ideas be heard. You don’t have to work for LG to make an impact on the future of mobile communication! www.crowdspring.com/LG
Posted by jdaudier 8 years ago
Does anybody know how to get in contact with the Instructables competition team? I won a Dremmel in the Remix competition and a US spec machine has been shipped to the UK instead of a EU one. I've tried contacting Instructables via the people who sent me message to confirm that I'd won a prize, shipping etc but nobody is responding. Steve
Posted by Steve99and04 2 years ago
Hi, When trying to log in via Facebook, via the competition page I get an error but I do end up being logged in. go to competition and select any competition - Select how it works http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_step1.PNG Click on New instructable http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_step2.PNG Click on facebook http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_step3.PNG Receive the following error: Sorry, we just can't find that one! - We're sorry, the URL https://www.instructables.com/account/%2FeditInstructable%2Fnew%2F is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below. http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_error.PNG I'm using Firefox http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_FF.PNG
Posted by pete.oconnell 3 years ago
I am just going to say before I start that this is not a flame thread, and I just want to see how everyone feels about this. I do not want any immaturity or namecalling here. Any comments, from anyone, that include namecalling will be flagged.Now, a while ago Radioactive started a competition for those who were not included in the 'Grand Knex Snob Expert Contest' (Is that right, Radio?) What I am suggesting is that we run a smaller competition for those that have not earned the title of Knexpert (a term which I feel is used too loosely these days). It can run after the TGKT, and can be run by a party that would not wish to participate. People who were in the TGKT would not be able to enter, to give the less experienced a chance.
Posted by knexguy 9 years ago
Hi. I would appreciate clarification regarding the entry criteria to this comp, please. It talks about things made of wood, and being related to that recent wood care competition. I feel sure this is just a temporary glitch. If I feel the proper details match the sort of thing I want to enter, I will jump in with both feet, but at the moment my entry would not necessarily be wood related. thanks for running such fabulous competitions
Posted by dimdiode 5 years ago
I missed out on the new Zing contest by a day, and was pretty annoyed. Someone mentioned that you can un-publish then republish your instructable to enter? Is this considered cheating? or is it okay? I probably won't get round to writing anything else up before the competition closes. - Tom
Posted by madmanmoe64 7 years ago
Moleskine's haing a contest where you can win a lifetime supply of Moleskines for your idea of how to hack them. In case you're wondering, a lifetime supply is 5 a year for 50 years. From the contest page: My Moleskine 2.0 Competition celebrates the intimate relationship between life hacking digital nomads and the Moleskine notebooks.It looks like any idea is a possibility and even if your hack doesn't work you'll at least have your Moleskine to write and draw on and that's always a good thing. My Moleskine 2.0 Competition via Make BlogUPDATE: After checking out the application form I found that all you need to do for the first part of the contest is submit your idea and email it along with the rest of the application form. If your idea is selected, then you will need to make the hack and mail it to them for an exhibition where the public votes on them. Everyone who does this will get three Moleskines.Contest closes May 31.
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Want to win a book for a funny caption? Then enter this caption competition! The best caption for the picture below from our forum post about our move wins a copy of Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius by Ian Cinnamon.And the winner is... laminterious!
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
Say if I publish an instructable now and a suitable competition comes up in 2 weeks time, will I still be able to enter it? What is the maximum time interval between publishing and entering a new comp. please? Many thanks.
Asked by Tecwyn Twmffat 3 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm from Australia and am entering the competition at the last minute :( I noticed in one place it mentions that the deadline for entries is June 15th, 2009 at 11:59 PST while on another page it says Entry Deadline: 14/06/2009 Can anyone clear this up for me? am just trying to work out how long I have to get the instructable ready. My time zone is GST+8 Attached are a few pics from the instructable I hope to enter. Thanks guys :)
Posted by BradA 8 years ago
My name is chris benway and i am an amazing fingerboarder do you know a place were i can (show up in person) compete in any tech deck competitions because i am starting a company that makes fingerboards my way its called SICK N TWISTED boards and i one day hope to make it a reality with some crew members. Can you help me out?
Asked by techdeckbeast 8 years ago
UK postcodes only competition for kids, teens and adults to make something out of plastic "waste". Come on you INSTRUCTABLERS lets show them how its done....Calling all budding designers! Where others see re:fuse, do you see re:source? Here's your chance to show how we can all do our little bit to save planet, and pocket, with rubbish re:use ideas!1. There will be at least one prize in each age category. There will be one 'best of the bunch'.2. Prizes are not transferable, and are not redeemable for cash or exchange.3. You may enter as many ideas as you wish, but only one prize per person will be awarded.http://www.junkk.com/newsarticle.asp?slevel=0z608z609&parent_id=609&renleewtsapf=301I plan on entering. I have loads of useful plastic rubbish lying around.
Posted by greensteam 8 years ago
The "Not A Rectangle", otherwise known as "Untangle" or simply "NAR" is easily the best single shot in terms of range due to the power transfer at the front. Because this is the only needed feature of the gun, it also makes the NAR very customisable and therefore you can change your NAR to the extreme. With enough work, you could make the gun look however you like. It's because of this that I had the idea of making this competition. Your task is to create the best looking and most ergonomic NAR. Absolutely anyone can enter, there's no limit on entries, however all entries must comply to these rules: 1) It must use the NAR mechanism, and you must prove it in picture form. 2) It must be your own design. Any NAR's with Zak's handle on them will be disqualified, unless posted by Zak himself of course. For this competition I will need 2 judges to help me decide, so if you don't want to compete please consider this post instead. Judges: The Jamalam knex gun builder freak Lowney The prize for the winner will be a surprise and will be decided privately between the judges and I. We will be accepting entries up to and including, but no later than 15th September. The winner will be announced on the 20th. You have 20 days, starting from 25th Aug. Oh wait, that's now. Well, get building! Here is a link to the instructions for the NAR, thanks to silentassassin21 for posting them: http://knexinnovation.net/showthread.php?852-The-untangle
Posted by The Jamalam 7 years ago
Hello math gurus, here's one for ya. I'm one of the 50 finalists for the Green Science Instructable competition ( yay me - a pleasant surprise to get this far! ) , there are a total of 18 prizes, what are the odds of me winning a prize? If there was just one prize even I could work out that I'd have a one in 50 chance, but I don't know how to figure the complexity of multiple prizes. I'd appreciate an answer, please show your workings :-) Cheers, Bosherston
Posted by bosherston 9 years ago
If you are aged 14-18, and interested in satellite technology, there is a competition for you - design an experiment to be flown on a real satellite.Entries chosen will get a budget of Â£100,000 for development of their project.Relevant links:http://www.spaceexperiment.info/http://www.sstl.co.uk/ (this site also has job vacancies for working on designing, building and testing satellites)http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7139356.stmDon't forget to make an Instructable of your entry (and winning projects?).
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
Core77, in conjunction with GreenerGadgets, recently held an open design competition. (See also fungus amungus' post, Design a Green Gadget and Win Some Cash).Well, the results are in, and there are some really clever and/or far-out ideas among the entries. I figured I would cross post some of my personal favorites. Not all of these are great design, good ideas, or even work - some are just purty. Brenn10 already posted the 2nd prize winner, the Gravia gravity lamp, which has since been retracted by the designer due to it's physical impossibility :-).In order, we get:1) Grand prize winner: The EnerJar - an Instructables or Make project if I ever saw one! Now also has its own website with instructions on how to make your own: http://www.enerjar.net/.2) Arc - a very minimalistic wood surface armband/watch. Kinda like J_Hodgie's Solid Wood Digital Clock 'ible.3) Plug-in Watch - such a simple idea that if it isn't on sale yet in Hong Kong, I'm sure it will be by next week...4) Aperture - a shower head that tells you how much water you're using (powered by the flow of water, naturally)5) Powered by Play! - motion powered and operated Wee/iPhone for 5 year olds. Excellent idea, provided they can make it sturdy enough...6) Digital Tattoo Interface - definitely one of the more "out there" submissions...
Posted by Patrik 10 years ago
Who can solve the rubiks cube the fastest?? IDK!! my best time is 92 seconds Who can beat it??? there is no prize, just a pat on the back The comp ends this friday(the 17th) I'll have one monthly the time of the end will always be the 3rd friday of the month. If i think your lying about your times you cant compete again until next month's contest. If you win one month you cant win the next month. \/ _ \/ ROCKON
Posted by sk8master 9 years ago
I live in Spain, and I entered a competition, If I win, will the prize be shiped to spain?
Asked by AliceM49 6 weeks ago
The Digital Media and Learning Competition is looking to give away $1.8 million in prize money to innovaters in the field of digital media and education.From their site:Drawing upon the innovative winning projects from the first Digital Media and Learning Competition, the theme for this year's Competition is Participatory Learning. There are two award categories: Innovation in Participatory Learning and Young Innovators. All proposals submitted to the Digital Media and Learning Competition, in either category, should be for support of digital projects that engage participatory learning in an integral way.This years details can be seen here.
Posted by randofo 9 years ago
It's not an Instructables competition, but it's right up our street. The challenge is to make an "alternative umbrella":Design and make an alternative umbrella using partly or wholly recycled materials. Your umbrella can be an object of practical beauty or bizarre charm, and made to any scale.Since the competition is on #1 son's birthday, we'll be entering. If you're going to be in the Southwold area in September, you could enter. If you're not going to enter, how about posting some ideas I could pinch?http://www.flyingegg.co.uk/
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
Instructables participated in the LEGO Mindstorms Competition today (August 29th) at SOMA StrEATFood Park. We went against Pandora, Facebook, and Flickr. The competition was about using the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit to create a robot that best represented the city of San Francisco. Our team consisted of Randy, Sherry, Dave, Karen, and myself: Penolopy Bulnick. Instructables: Robit the texting techie robot that walks around while playing on his phone not paying attention to his surroundings and running into people. We gave him glasses (it made him look like Wall-E) and then wore LEGO Glasses ourselves. Flickr: San Francisco Icon Emperor Norton. Pandora: Two robots. Dressed in baseball outfits. One was the pitcher and one was the hitter. Facebook: This robot was also baseball themed. They had one that would hit the ball and then follow a track to run the bases home. It was a tough competition, but in the end Pandora came up with the win. We didn't leave empty handed though. We managed to snag the coveted "Best Texting While Driving" award! (Please remember to not actually text and drive, or you will get in an accident like our robot did. Poor robot, should have known better. Smashed into so many pieces.) Good job Instructables! Check out the Fast Company and CNET articles about the competition, including more information about the other contestants and images of all the entries.
Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago
Http://www.exploratorium.edu/rubiks/ Sunday, January 18, 200910:00 AM - 4:30 PMThe Exploratorium in San Francisco, CAWatch some of the world's greatest Rubik's Cube puzzle-solvers compete before a live audience! Highlights include the 3x3x3 Speed Solve and 3x3x3 Blindfold Solve. Onsite registration lasts from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. If you can solve a cube, sign up - anyone may compete. Presented in conjunction with the Rubik's Cube Clubs of Caltech, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.
Posted by noahw 9 years ago
Hello friends, I am totally new here, but I have a question, whether it is possible to ask people here in this community to think and try and build an easy to build and easy to use "offroad-wheelchair" which should enable disabled or challenged people to new challenges. for example to go into the woods or mountain. Here - in this community - is so much brainpower and ideas and idealism gathered, therefore a lot of good ideas could come out and finally help a lot of people. What do you think of this idea? Let me know All the best to you Steve
Posted by SteveMcCraft 9 years ago
Core77's Greener Gadgets Design Competition wrapped up last Friday and the first prize went to a couple of friends of ours, Limor Fried from Adafruit Industries and Phillip Torrone from MAKE magazine! Their winning entry was the Tweet-a-Watt, A twittering power meter. Their prize was $3,000 which they donated to Engineers without Borders. Congratulations!To make the whole event even cooler, one of the three judges was Instructables co-founder Saul Griffith.It was a roller-coaster ride of a panel discussion at the Live Greener Gadgets Design Competition Judging at the close of Friday's Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City. After a 10-minute overview of some of the notable entries by moderator Allan Chochinov from Core77, the judges--Jeff Kapec of Tanaka Kapec Design Group, Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat, and Saul Griffith of Makani Power--toured the audience through 13 of their favorite projects before deliberating to get things down to the Top 3 (In pre-judging sessions, they were unable to decide on a set of TOP 10). It was a difficult journey, with the audience ultimately chiming in with shout outs, criticisms, defenses, philosophical meanderings, and all the good stuff you would expect from a wonderful, engaged audience. Link
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
Proper Television is looking for Makers to star in a new TV series. If selected for the show, you will enter a series of build competitions, including making things such as: -Modifying a lawnmower into a 70mph drag racer -Designing catapults to hurl pumpkins across football fields -Constructing Rube Goldberg machines -Building human-powered submarines Our goal is to find multifaceted individuals with aptitude in numerous fields pertinent to these sorts of projects. People with experience in things like engineering, electronics, physics, welding, pyrotechnics, construction, engines and industrial design—these are the sorts we’re looking to get in touch with. Does this sound like you? What about someone you know? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Email Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! Jesse
Posted by Proper J 6 years ago
I had this idea in a dream yesterday night. It involved me performing live (with a jackson king V) with megadeth and doing a guitar solo, which I won an instructables shirt from. I thought about it, and I guess it could work (without the prize, of course). Your guitar solo must be 30 seconds long at least, and anywhere up to 2 minutes. It can't be in sound file format, it must be in a video with sound (preferably youtube or similar). At the end, you must state your instructables name so I know it is you. You must also play to a backing track. I will post examples at some point, but you can make them yourself if you wish. I will need: 3 non-participating judges, preferably with musical experience. (Rap does NOT count Dj). As many entrants as possible! I will be entering as well, so I will not judge. The solos must be marked on: Musicality /10 Technical skill /10 Scales used /5 (1 point for each, 5 being maximum) Complexity /10 Fluency /10 Enjoyability /5 Total: /50. The Judges: HIVLTGE1 ajleece logic boy All entries must be in by March 1st 2010, then judging commences. The player with the highest total mark out of 150 is the winner, and will receive a prize of some sort. Perhaps a patch from a pro member, or a rating. This is chosen by each of the judges. Good luck, happy soloing!
Posted by The Jamalam 8 years ago
Well the time has come, thanks for all the fantastic entries, they were hilarious, really they should all win but i have chosen the top three and i will award the patches1st Place -amakerguy2nd Place -bounty10123rd Place -originalwynneCongratz to all who entered, im sure the robot loved his makeover :D
Posted by =SMART= 8 years ago
Do you have a BIG idea to make HUGE difference through LARGE format 3D printing? Gigabot is giving away one of their large format 3D printer in the Great Big Gigabot Giveaway! To Enter: Create a video explaining how you would use Gigabot for social good. Your idea should be original and support a local community or organization. See more details here.
Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago
Well, today I went along with Caitlin's school robotics club to see them participate in qualifying rounds in order to advance to the New York City city-wide champs. Woot, they made it enough in the rankings to advance and fun was had by all. It was my first time at one of these things and it was pretty well organized considering the number of teams shuttling back and forth between rooms to do the robotics challenges/missions and presentations to judges. Kids use Lego Mindstorm NXT robot kits and build/program them to accomplish a list of tasks to be performed in the "pit". Of course, everything can go wrong from your batteries not being charged, pieces falling apart, programs not working, forgetting the laptop charger, and worrying about the school bus making it home before the snow storm. Fourth graders did research projects and presentations on how robotics impacted environmental issues. Fourth and fifth grader teams did the robot challenges and presented their robots to the judges. The FIRST program is really to have fun while using technology, learn something, and to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship. One of our teachers even wrote up a school cheer and song just for Robotics. The second pic is of another school who happened to have a live team mascot(where else can you wear a propeller beanie and be proud?). The amount of geek-strogen present was incredible. This happened to be Tetranitrate's stomping grounds but I didn't find any evidence of charred walls. I might just have to make Robohoodies for all the kids when they compete again in March. Anyone else out there doing Lego FIRST robotic league?
Posted by caitlinsdad 9 years ago
Hello, I became pro for two years yesterday, and I have given away 2 of my 40 patches, and I doubt I will ever give them all away without hosting a few contests. The contest is to submit an Instructable (Must have instructions) that is Christmas themed, and send the link to me by private message. The winner will get a specially made patch. The runners up will be featured in a guide. The deadline is January 12th 2011. Thanks, Flannel UK
Posted by NatNoBrains 7 years ago
Hi everyone, Here's this week's total views count. Thanks for reminding me DJ Radio! Will probably need a nudge again this time next week. I'll be giving out the patches later, promise! I've got a backlog to get through :D J Instructabler 02/12/2010 09/12/2010 Gain canida 3,945,508 3,979,254 33,746 scoochmaroo 3,266,244 3,330,104 63,860 Honus 2,460,240 Kiteman 1,717,186 1,724,099 6,913 Plasmana 1,584,898 1,594,582 9,684 Tool Using Animal 1,553,648 1,559,798 6,150 zieak 985,048 993,460 8,412 killerjackalope 945,469 950,877 5,408 gmjhowe 940,703 946,357 5,654 SaskView 817,530 822,739 5,209 lemonie 767,929 772,378 4,449 ChrysN 545,450 562,253 16,803 mikey77 552,440 556,915 4,475 jeff-o 503,269 519,495 16,226 PKM 512,510 516,020 3,510 laxap 441,050 443,825 2,775 belsey 371,930 379,268 7,338 depotdevoid 361,262 365,139 3,877 Jayefuu 338,601 341,528 2,927 ModMischief 322,738 324,050 1,312 reukpower 283,636 285,744 2,108 Spl1nt3rC3ll 276,102 276,980 878 KentsOkay 241,454 242,393 939 Doctor What 210,110 211,800 1,690 AngryRedhead 200,182 203,135 2,953 Ninzerbean 160,463 162,169 1,706 comodore 152,967 153,848 881 Lithium Rain 145,196 146,681 1,485 BrittLiv 136,199 141,781 5,582 Kaelessin 137,508 138,844 1,336 yokozuna 135,132 135,592 460 Lynne Bruning 129,481 130,442 961 Hiyadudez 126,909 128,615 1,706 bertus52x11 120,625 122,128 1,503 The Jamalam 119,467 119,966 499 thermoelectric 99,092 100,255 1,163 RavingMadStudios 95,975 98,148 2,173 Goodhart 88,575 89,168 593 DJ Radio 86,242 87,178 936 janw 77,762 78,601 839 MichelMoermans 59,730 60,457 727 Killer%7ESafeCracker 57,377 58,153 776 jen7714 56,308 TNEN 45,503 45,783 280 kelseymh 44,859 45,092 233 Shadowman39 43,817 44,853 1,036 Sunkicked 43,180 43,493 313 beckervdejazz.com 39,901 40,359 458 Berkin 36,881 37,259 378 TungstenRose 34,434 35,410 976 knuckel 30,943 31,421 478 nickodemus 27,190 27,532 342 MotaBoi 24,065 24,393 328 artificialintelligence 23,988 24,334 346 TSC 23,257 23,912 655 peguiono 23,320 23,565 245 m6233555m 23,395 23,521 126 Knex_Gun_Builder 21,347 21,493 146 jwystup 20,540 20,949 409 lilyfrancis 19,914 20,446 532 plane phanatic 19,909 20,107 198 Derin 19,808 19,992 184 CrayfishYAY 19,587 19,844 257 kcls 18,738 19,655 917 steveastrouk 17,380 18,818 1,438 WARLOCK76 17,898 18,428 530 possum888 18,185 18,346 161 tombuckey 16,562 16,813 251 zascecs 16,535 16,612 77 tornado96 14,958 15,337 379 ynze 14,150 15,233 1,083 knexsuperbulderfreak 13,432 13,501 69 floris2burn 12,814 13,043 229 uberdum05 12,092 12,186 94 Legofanatic 11,841 12,082 241 qazwsx755 10,566 11,008 442 NachoMahma 10,531 10,580 49 masterochicken 10,003 10,232 229 FrozenStar 10,074 10,154 80 acidbass 8,858 8,976 118 lizzyastro 7,428 7,582 154 Kryptonite 6,383 6,469 86 cherishcherub 5,543 5,614 71 zero.gx 4,746 4,794 48 moocowdog 4,554 4,655 101 jamesdude 3,927 3,952 25 slithien 3,363 3,461 98 megametal8 3,025 3,074 49 RNB 2,507 2,698 191 cj81499 2,446 2,456 10 tbcross 2,254 2,404 150 solarblade90 1,991 2,046 55 Megatron56 1,647 1,755 108 shadon 1,016 1,068 52 randomguy65 857 906 49 dombeef 676 719 43 AwesomeSwordGuy 375 451 76
Posted by Jayefuu 7 years ago
Iv been working on this instructable, trying to get the instructions just right,as it has been a complicated build and harder to explain. then i spot the lomography competition,and i think perfect, i try to enter it, to my great disappointment ,but im told its out side of the creation date range, i would have thought it would have been the published date that was important.is this a glitch?. any thoughts anybody.
Asked by crazyg 4 years ago
I wish to ask for online cartoon/caricature competitions, which may helpeful in earnings. I am a cartoonist, and am wishing to make some revenue by posting my cartoons at online competitions. Moreover, is there any forum which can hire my services online as a freelancer. It would be so kind of you if I get some help in this regard. God bless you all.
Asked by Nayyar 8 years ago
Call for Entries for the 14th Festival of computer-based art CYNETART || entry deadline 28.02.2010 TMA Hellerau hosts this international competition of CYNETART, inviting artists and art groups to present their projects, every two years. They can apply with projects that fully utilise digital technologies in their conceptual, creative and performing processes, thereby opening up opportunities for digital performance and their relationship to factors such as time, space, physical presence and social encounters. An international jury with representatives from well-established media culture institutions and experienced scientists with a background in media art history will decide about the winner of the CYNETART-award and the sponsorship award. It will also decide on the award of the artist-in-residence-grant funded by the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts. Further information/ Entry Form: http://t-m-a.de/cynetart/wettbewerb?lang=en
Posted by TMA Hellerau 8 years ago
Meh. I've had my avatar for a while now, and I decided to see if I should change it. I tried to make myself one, and it turned out... ok. So, I have to have 10 entries. Make an avatar for me and I will submit the first 7. Then, when we have 10 entries, It will be time to vote! So, yeah. Check the avatars, see which one you like. Don't vote yet! Pretty soon, I will have my self a new Jamatar!EDIT: Voting now! Start voting, one allowed each, vote with the number! And closing date = May 31st, one year after I joined =)
Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago
Http://instructablesrestaurant.com There exists a strong believe that in due time, with the power of the principles of crowd-sourced knowledge, we will be able to create the perfect cheesecake. Or the perfect anything really. In fact to see if a crowdsourced Michelin star cheesecake is achievable we open up a cheesecake competition, starting from a few simple ibles shared on Instructables, and with the help of the tasting crowd. Feedback please!
Posted by arne hendriks 7 years ago
We are hosting our first makerspace only competition! This is a great way to build up a collection of projects that can be submitted in a build night application. The competition is open to all project themes, but we are looking for feature worthy projects. Rules: The entry must be a featured step-by-step Instructable. See below for more information on what it means to be featured. You can submit an entry before it has been featured, but it must get featured by the time judging starts to be considered (I would recommend doing this!). All entries must be published between 11/11/2014 - 1/19/2015 Only makerspaces are allowed to enter - not individuals. Although, individuals can submit projects on behalf of a makerspace. A makerspace may submit as many Instructables as they like to the competition! If an Instructable has been submitted for a build night it cannot enter the competition. Featured Instructables: This featuring checklist explains everything we look for when we feature an Instructable. Please only pay attention to the step-by-step section. Here are some other resources for posting great Instructables: How to Use the New Editor How to Choose a Great Project Title Take Great Photos with an iPhone Basic Photo Editing Prizes: We have two categories of prizes: Living + Outdoor and Technology + Workshop. Check out the categories to know what section your project fits into. Living + Outdoor Grand: Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera First: Dremel 200 Runner Up: 5 Instructable Prize Packs (t-shirt + stickers) Technology + Workshop Grand: Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera First: Digital Storage Oscilloscope Runner Up: 5 Instructable Prize Pack (t-shirt + stickers) Dates: Submit projects between November 11 - January 19th using the form below. Winners will be announced on January 26th. SUBMIT ENTRY HERE
Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago
"Necessity is the mother of all invention. Competition is the mother of all necessity." -Oblivitus The Challenge: Build a weapon that can survive being dropped as many feet as possible without breaking (30 or 50 feet for example). You will need video proof for this (the best way to do it is probably to throw it up in the air, DON'T HIT ANYTHING). Remember that how well it fires is also very important in this competition. Rules: 1. You may enter as many knex weapons as you like. 2. You may not enter siege weapons. Criteria (in order of importance) -Performance (how well it fires) -Innovation (how many feet it can be dropped from without breaking) -Appearance A weapon that was posted before the beginning of the contest will decrease its chances of winning. Grass is fine for dropping the gun on. However, dropping the gun on a harder surface will score bonus points. If the gun survives falling on more than one section (for example; on drop one it falls on its barrel, and on drop two it falls on its stock) the gun will score bonus points. Deadline: August 1st. Judging: I'll pick the winner. Rewards: The winner will receive my 5 star rating on their slideshow or instructable. The real prize, however, is the satisfaction of winning. The winning weapon will be announced in a forum on or shortly after August 1st. Entering The Contest: Post a link or photos of your weapon on this forum to enter. I will be posting a new contest near the beginning of each month until further notice.
Posted by Oblivitus 7 years ago
What is the fundamental purpose of having Instructables Contests?To me, the idea of having contests in the arena of DIY is a tad odd. One of the biggest reasons I like to make things and do my own projects is that it is purely creative, and it is not in the least bit competitive. We all get to put in our two cents and help each other out and grow our collective knowledge. No matter how you spin it, for every 3 winners in a contest there are still dozens (hundreds) of losers. Of course, that's not saying that the losers have bad projects, but they still lost. Game over.One possible reason to have contests is to prompt more Instructables to be made in a certain category. Thus we have Burning Questions. But who says that the best "how to add" Instructable is submitted during the contest. The "best" one during the competition will win, but that's entirely relative to the competition. Now we have a WINNER "how to add" Instructable, which looks quite a bit more appealing to click on than any other similar submission, even if the others contain little snippets of awesomeness here and there that are above and beyond what is in the "winner." Now you have failed to capture and direct people to the best source of help on "how to add."There are many other reasons not to have competitions, but I'll leave it at this for now so that I don't write a book.Instead, why don't we try "Challenges" that have no deadline. Instructables can challenge the Instructables community to do projects in a certain category (just like contests) to push their agenda (reusing bottles, answering common questions, etc.). If you leave the "vote" feature active, you can then see them ranked by user preference, while never closing the field to new submissions.Let's get some friendly debate going! woo.
Posted by BeanGolem 9 years ago