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Makerspace Contest Answered


**Entries Here**






GROUP PRIZES

Most Featured Instructables
Coventry Makerspace

Most Instructables:
BrainTrust

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

Grand Prize Individual:
How to Build A Garden Shed by KurtH3

Second Prize Individual
Turn a Furby into Krang by ModMischief
Simple Vault Mechanism by ThomasJ1
From blank keys to working keys without dismantling the lock by MesiterJos
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This summer Instructables is giving your group a chance to win amazing new tools for your shop.

Compete against makerspaces around the world to win over $30,000 in prizes!!! The best part…..

Everyone that participates is a winner!!!


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CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The object of the contest is to post as many high-quality Instructables as you can between June 1 - August 31. The space that posts the most featured Instructables during that time will receive $20,000 in prizes including an Epilog Zing Laser Cutter, Ultimaker 2, Silhouette Portrait, and Lincoln Electric 210 Welder.

Furthermore, every group that posts at least 10 Instructables will receive a prize. Projects can be posted under any category, they do not need to be tech-specific. We also have prizes for Individuals. See full prize details below.

Every week we will update the scoreboard above to see how many projects have been posted by each space. Check in every Monday afternoon to see where your makerspace stands.

***Official Contest Rules attached as PDF at the bottom of this forum topic***

What counts as a makerspace? Makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, artist collectives, and any creative group of four or more! 



TO ENTER

SUBMIT GROUP ENTRIES HERE. To enter as a group submit a collection of Instructables to the google form. Your collection only needs 1 Instructable when you first submit it. You cannot publish a collection with less than 5 Instructables. So please submit your group's unpublished collection ("draft" collection) to the google form and leave it unpublished until you have 5 tutorials.

You can add more entries during the contest dates. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry.



SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES HERE. You can only submit an entry to the Individual category if it is also entered in the group category as part of a team application, and if the entry was solely created by one team member. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry.



GROUP PRIZES


All makerspace prizes will be given to groups of people, not individuals. Winners are selected based on criteria below. A makerspace can only win one of the following categories.

Most Featured Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most featured Instructables will receive




Most Posted Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most Instructables** will receive


 

10 Featured Instructables: all makerspaces that post >10 featured Instructables will receive

 
10 Instructables Posted: all makerspaces that post > 10 Instructables** will receive
 
**these Instructables don’t need to be featured but to qualify for this contest they must: (1) have multiple steps, (2) have full text descriptions in each step, and (3) have images in each step.

 

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

All individual prizes will be given to individuals based on merit (a panel of judges will select winners).

Grand Prize Individual (1): the individual with the best project will receive:


Second Prize Individual (3): 3 individuals will receive


 



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If you have any questions please reach out to Carley Jacobson at carley@instructables.com

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Carleyy (author)2015-09-09

Keep an eye out for a message from me in the next week about prizes!!

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Thank you too much for informing.This was an awesome contest!!

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EurekaFactory (author)2016-05-21

Will there be another contest this summer? Just wondering...

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Carleyy (author)EurekaFactory2016-06-01

Contest just offically launched!!

https://www.instructables.com/contest/Makerspace/

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EurekaFactory (author)Carleyy2016-06-01

I know, I know! (HI Carley!)

Trying to get caught up with work so I can play! :-)

Terri

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Carleyy (author)EurekaFactory2016-06-01

Good luck! I'm no longer working with Instructables, but will be following the contest. Can't wait to see what everyone makes!! Good luck!

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Carleyy (author)2015-11-19

Check out this free gift from Parabo Press: https://www.instructables.com/community/FREE-GIFT-Get-a-3x4-bw-Engineer-Print/

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Carleyy (author)2015-10-06

Prizes will be shipping out next wee on October 14th!

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Moem (author)Carleyy2015-10-07

Oh exciting! Thank you for letting us know. :-D

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Moem (author)2015-09-09

There was some interesting information posted last night, about the groups who had posted the most / the most featured I'bles, and now I don't see it anymore.

Fun contest, by the way, and congrats to all winners!

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Carleyy (author)Moem2015-09-10

Hmmm! What info what it. I hope it didn't get accidentally delete it.

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Moem (author)Carleyy2015-09-10

It was an image, like those with the yellow and grey bars, and it had all the (final?) numbers of Instructables that had been entered. Maybe it was left over from the stats during the contest, or maybe it's been replaced by the image with the stars?

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Gursimran Singh 425 (author)2015-09-08

Congratulations to all participating and winning spaces.We had also won a prize!!!! This was an awesome contest and er enjoyed making collectively!Thanx instructables! !

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Keep an eye out in the next week for prize details!

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sparks_vfr (author)2015-09-08

WooHooo Coventry Makerspace FTW !!!

Was an awsome contest to be a part of, and there were some absolutely fantastic Instructables by all participants, in ways we are all winners..

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EurekaFactory (author)2015-09-08

Congrats to the winners! The contest made for a fun summer, and we'll gamely take 4th place! Thanks for the memories and see you at the next Makerspace contest! :-)

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Kiteman (author)2015-08-25

Normal contests have date restrictions, but I can't seem to find them in the PDF.

What are the restrictions on the publication dates of projects used for entries?

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under "to enter" between june 1 and august 31

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Thanks!

*Screws contacts in tighter*

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Well, I just realised that my family meets the entry criteria...

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I did! We are the group "irwin makers"

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Cool, you got the "10"!

When our entry goes through, we'll be "KiteFamily".

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arrggh kiteman has beat me again! :)

nice job kiteman!

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YuKonstruct (author)2015-09-08

Thank you Instructables for hosting this great contest!

While at least one of our members has been active on this
site since 2009, this contest was fantastic motivation for many others to finally
document the awesome things they make. Our collection of contest entries is a
great showcase of the talents and skills of our community.

We’d also like to thank Eureka Factory, Brain Trust and the
other makerspaces for posting their instructables week after week and
encouraging us to do even more. We’re a small
volunteer-run non-profit makerspace in a city of under 28,000. It was
incredible to be competing against teams from places more than ten times our
size!

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Carleyy (author)2015-09-08

Winners are announced above! I'll be adding links to the winners pages under the graphic with in the next hour. Keep an eye out in your instructables inbox for prize information.

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coventrymakerspace (author)2015-09-08

I have made my "f5" key shiny, going to have to create an instructable on how to put lettering back on. Anyone else waiting for the announcement?

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10 more minutes!! We had about 1750 entries so it took a couple extra hours this morning to triple check everything :D

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+3 . . . . . almost Wednesday here as well :-)

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KerryW (author)Steve99and042015-09-08

+4... I don't deal well with suspense!

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CovMakerDad (author)KerryW2015-09-08

+5 Maybe it was Thursday that they were announcing

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sparks_vfr (author)CovMakerDad2015-09-08

+6 Arrgghhh wanted to know before I went to bed.. not going to sleep well...

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Carleyy (author)2015-09-08

We'll be announcing in the next 10 minutes!! Sorry for the delay :D

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Steve99and04 (author)2015-09-08

Can we have an Instructable response on when the results will be announced? 22:00hrs here and I want to go to bed :-)

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sparks_vfr (author)2015-09-07

So is tomorrow the big day for the results on this contest ?

Where will they be posted or will it be via email to the groups ?

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Steve99and04 (author)2015-09-01

Not thinking about prizes or anything like that but would it be possible to create a poll where the groups can submit what they consider are their top 2 or 3 Instructables? It would be interesting to see what people are most proud of and be able to ask questions now everybody has a bit more time :-)

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Gursimran Singh 425 (author)2015-08-31

when will the individual prizes be announced? Thanx!

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to enter the individual contest you have to have a group and to have a group you need four people

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The same day as the group announcement. Woohooo!!!

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EurekaFactory (author)2015-09-01

That was SO much fun!! Thank you Instructables for an awesome summer contest! I think our Eureka Factory team member, Chuck, said it all in his final contest 'ible last night: https://www.instructables.com/id/Lessons-Learned-Fr...

Many of the Instructables we pulled together over the course of the summer can be used to supplement some of the programs we do, and the contest inspired us to launch a series of FIRST Instructables, and a FIRST Group to encourage more teams to connect and share resources and ideas.

The contest helped get my 78 year old father involved, making us three generations strong on Instructables ,and giving him, by his own admission, "a new found interest" and "all of this energy," inspiring him with new ideas and ways of doing and thinking about things.

Gee, if I were in public school today and had to write one of those "What I did this summer" essays, now I'd have something really awesome to say: "I spent my summer making stuff!"

Cheers and congrats to all the great makerspace teams and their fantastic entries! I'm looking forward to having the time to go browse them now, and try out some new things myself!

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sparks_vfr (author)2015-08-28

Hi Carleyy..

Any chance rather than use an image to use some text so then it can be scraped and used on Websites etc :)


Also, what is the frequencey you will be updating this please, nice to know current standing, especially with it ending soon.

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Carleyy (author)sparks_vfr2015-08-31

You're welcome to share the image on your site!

And Coventrymakerspace is correct. We will be posted the list of winners a week from today. That will be the last update.

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Carleyy (author)2015-08-31

All good points here! I believe we should add a couple days of a "buffer" period to allow for all projects to be seen and considered for featuring. This time will also be helpful for us (Instructables staff) to make sure all teams have complied with contest rules. I'll send out an e-mail to all entrants and say that the final list of winners will be posted next Monday.

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Pooja164k (author)2015-08-31

Our team leader account has been disabled and he is unable to login for more than 24 hours. There has been no response till now from instructables.com . Is there a way that other group members can post in the existing collection as entries to this competition?

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Carleyy (author)Pooja164k2015-08-31

Sorry about this! The account has been unlocked and your team leader should be able to publish projects now!

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