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Virtual Patch List Answered

We've recently started to give out virtual patches to reward users for the cool things you all do. The list is short for now, but it will grow. Check out the patches that exist so far and feel free to give us suggestions for new ones!

Holiday Treats Contest Winner
DIY Halloween Contest Winner
Light Up your Ride Contest Winner
Caption Contest Winner
Newsletter - Authors whose Instructables have been featured in the newsletter.
Hungry Scientist Contest Winner
Party Like It's 1929! Contest Winner
Instructables Book - Instructables users who have bought or won a copy of The Best of Instructables, Vol. 1. To get this patch, post a picture of yourself with the book here.
Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest Winner
Craft Skills Contest Winner
Pie Contest Winner
Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winner
BBQ PDQ Contest Winner
Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winner
RoboGames Robot Contest Winner
Park Tool Bike Month Contest Winner
Toss It! Contest Winner
Tool Tips Month Contest Winner
T-Shirt Hacks Contest Winner
Pocket_Sized Contest Winner
Photojojo Photo Month Contest Winner
Pets Month Contest Winner
Share the Love Contest Winner
Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest Winner
Get the LED Out! Contest Winner
Flower Contest Winner
Cake Contest Winner


Ever new user on instructables gets a welcome patch? and for lets say 10/25/50/100/150/200+ instructables you get a Dedicated member patches?

Contest finalists get finalist patches?

If more than lets say 200 comments on your instructables give them a popular patch?

Got more than 3 or 4 featured instructables give them a feature population patch?

If an instructable gets featured on the front page you give them a 3 month membership why not give them a patch with it!

The names are just random guesses you can make way better names than that but it would be really awesome if we got patches for the above!

Awesome ideas Vishalapr !
it would be great if there were patches for 10/25/50/100/150/200+ instructables and it would really encourage users to post more instructables ! patches are really an encouraging idea :)!

i agree with the finalist patchs, I was a finalist twice and I got nothing, I would atleast like to have a patch.


Whoops, too excited, i shouldnt have dranken all those energy drinks :D

As I got older, I got an automatic "patch" on the top of my head :-D

Or an anti-patch, the patch of hair that was there magically disappeared :)

Finalist patch. I think the finalist tag on the main pic of Instructables are removed now. A patch for that will give recognition that you ALMOST won (hey, better than nothing).


My featured instructable was in the newsletter and i didnt get a patch for it

I think they are a bit behind on giving those out.

Ah, do you know when they might give them out?

*Featured Instructable Patch (like front page maybe?)

*"Insert number" Instructable Patch (for reaching a certain number, like 50 Instructables posted)

*Featured in an Instructable book/ebook/pulication, etc.

I've got an SEP patch Someone Elses Problem


8 years ago

First Instructable patch?

noob patch?

Feature team patch? Intern patch? "Powers that Be" patch? "Visited Squidlabs" patch?

. Intern? Good idea . TPTB? 'Nother good one. . Visited HQ? Excellent idea! . . How about "Member For One/Two/x Years"? Just like an AA chip. :)

Hmm or maybe an active member for one/two/etc years (active being defined by the powers that be of course)

What do you mean? I have a REAL life too, I , I , I sleep at home when not on the computer, or working ;-)

lol. Exactly, you are an actuve member, and have been one for more than a year. *In high pitched voice* Suspicious!

I thought you were implying that I LIVED here....and only signed off to sleep or work ;-P

Another 6 months and so will I

I think I would, I've been here a year...

  • 10/25/50/100/150/200 intructables, that would also be a good one.
  • Also the featured instructables patch could be made to show how many featured instructables you have
  • Have a T-shirt patch

I got a 400 landing patch on my FSX pilot records page,along with 200 total hours.

take out the 200 part, as the guy with the most ibles needs more than 30 to get to 200...

Actually it would go past 200 at increments of 100 until it reaches 1000 when it would go by increments of 500, but obviously those badges would not be used muchif at all.

That's a really cool idea (about the member for one/two years thing)!

That could be misinterpreted. ;-)

Haha, only by the misintepretive mind...

Or maybe by the mind that hasn't enough to keep it occupied well ? :-)

Feature Creep patch? Oh wait, you said Feature team sorry ;-)

That won't be a good one because guides are going to become available to all members soon.

how many contests did you win???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!