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Caption competition...

No prizes, just for fun, what would your caption be for this image from the BBC Science website?Edit:Current leader:"Lindt decided that their gold easter bunny had become dated, decide to combine easter and Halloween instead"....from a very disturbed mind.EDITNew leader:"Trinny and Susannah harass Akhenaten on their new series ' What Not To Worship'."(I think there's more than a wire loose in that brain)

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NAR Competition

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

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MAKERSPACE COMPETITION

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

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Games4Girls Competition

This is an awesome competition for any girls interested in computer games. The computer science department at the University of Illinois has a annual contest called Games4Girls (G4G). Teams of up to 5 college women collaborate to build a computer games designed for girls in middle school and high school.  Cash prizes are offered along with donations to your schools department. The best part  is you don't need to have any programming experience.  Teams are required to use the Game Maker development platform to put their games together.  Game Maker has an easy to learn drag and drop interface that has a built in programming language for customization. I actually formed a team at my school, Union College.  We had registered and everything, but we started collaborating on the project in January near the registration deadline and we found we didn't have enough time to build a full game by the deadline (April 5th).  If this sounds like a fun event, contact a professor at your school this summer or the beginning of the academic year and form a team ASAP.  Registration Deadline for Competition - 1/22/2010 Game Submission - 4/5/2010 website: http://cs.illinois.edu/outreach/games4girls

Topic by Carleyy    |  last reply


Robot Competitions?

I'm thinking about building a battlebot (ant/beetle weight)but I'm not sure if there are any competitions near me. I live near the San Francisco Bay area, if you know any competitions please tell me!!!  The date right now is June 16, 2012

Topic by Xthinker    |  last reply


Competition Bug?

Hello chaps, just tried to put my recent instructable into the competition (which i have JUST submitted) and the Fix & Improve It Contest wont let me submit it as apparently i have not published within the time frame? https://www.instructables.com/id/My-Robot-conversion-Monkey-to-Man/ this is my new ible. Also... im still having a really difficult time with the log on thing, ever since you bought in the log in with facebook thing... there are certain instructables that refuse to believe that i am logged in... I REALLY want to fav the spaghetti in meatballs ible.. and vote for it... but for some reason (despite being logged in in another tab, or pressing log in) it just wont let me participate.

Topic by Biggsy    |  last reply


Competitions - rest of the world...

 Hi, Is there any chance of any Instructable competitions that *anyone* can win? The last 3 competitions that were run were all "US and Canada only". Come on Instructables. Throw us Europeans (amongst others) a bone...

Topic by bpfh  


Can't enter competitions

Howdy, I've recently published an Instructable and I can't enter it in any comps. The 'ible doesn't appear when I go to the competition site and try to enter it. Any help would be much appreciated.

Topic by lonesoulsurfer    |  last reply


K*bot Competition

WHAT: 2010 K*bot World Championships This competition features robots made with K'NEX parts. WHEN: July 19-23, 2010 WHERE: Las Vegas NV, Suncoast Hotel and Casino. WEBSITE: http://www.kbotworld.com/

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International CYNETART competition

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  

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Headphone Invention Competition

Hey guys! The company I work for is holding an invention challenge with Harman to generate ideas for the headphones of tomorrow.  If your product gets sold, you'll get royalties based on gross revenue. Anyone can participate—experts, audiophiles, music lovers, tech geeks, etc. If you think you have what it takes, you can submit your idea here: https://www.quirky.com/harman/the-headphones-of-tomorrow

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Lego FIRST competition

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?

Topic by caitlinsdad    |  last reply


Deleting Competition Entry

I have entered my Arduino Word Clock Mini https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Word-Cloc...into the Woodworking Competition by mistake. How to I remove it so I can add it to the correct one?Thanks.oliverb

Question by oliverb  


Entered the wrong competition :(

Hi Folks, I have just discovered that I can only enter one contest with an instructable (last time I tried I could choose 3). I found it out when I entered a "well my instructable just about fits" competition and now cannot enter the one it had a chance in!Is there a way to cancel an entry?Regards Rog

Question by rog8811    |  last reply


K*bot Competition

Anyone attending this event? WHAT: 2010 K*bot World Championships This competition features robots made with K'NEX parts.  WHEN: July 19-23, 2010 WHERE: Las Vegas NV, Suncoast Hotel and Casino. WEBSITE: http://www.kbotworld.com/

Topic by ftking_83702    |  last reply


the best of ibles competition

Tell us which one of youre favourite ibles is the best and it may be in with a chance of getting into the best of ibles group you can also vote for youre own ibles

Topic by sharlston    |  last reply


oodammo pistol competitions

So, you know how people are trying to make the most powerful gun? The smallest gun? When we knexers get more into oddammo, such as rifles and mgs and turrets, we should do the same thing. Please comment and tell me what you think.

Topic by jamesdude    |  last reply


Toilet-humour competition

Simple: download the blank image, upload with an amusing caption. The theme is "Famous people on the toilet", so the criteria are: someone we've heard of, and something amusing. Examples attached. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, this has gone very well so far. L

Topic by lemonie    |  last reply


FIRST Robotics Competition

Has anyone heard of the FIRST Robotics Competition? It was started by Dean Kamen. Instead of me repeating what their philosophy is, check out their website: FIRSTI'm on the first team from Nebraska, and this was our rookie year. We just finished up our regional competition in Kansas City, MO, and it was a blast. It is one of the only programs that I have found that encourages involvement in science and technology. The build process is almost similar to an engineering internship.If you happen to be in high school (or not yet there) or you are a professional engineer, electrician, programmer, or hobbyist (basically anyone who uses Instructables!), I strongly encourage you to get involved. Find a team in your area and contact them. There are over 2000 teams in the country, so there may be one near you.If you are already involved, let me know! I am interested in hearing what people have to say.

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3D Printing Competition

Hi everyone, Hope you're all well? cartridgesave.co.uk recently held their first ever 3D Print Cup - A challenge issued to 3D artists to design an original 3D character, which they'd then print off (for free!) using a 3D Printer. The designers were all allowed to finish off their creations, and awards were given out at the wrap party, with the best overall design winning a Makerbot 2x Replicator. We had some amazing entries, from all over the UK and even the USA, South America and Europe. A gallery of the all the entrants has been uploaded at www.cartridgesave.co.uk/3dprintcup Hopefully there will be another 3D Print Cup next year, so keep your eyes peeled on the site.

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Earring Design Competition

Calling all designers, artists and jewelry makers!  I’m with Shapeways.com, and we just launched a new “Draw Your Own Earrings” service that allows anyone to design their own earrings and have them custom made at an affordable price. In celebration, we’re kicking off a month-long sweepstakes challenging creative people everywhere to enter their earring design for a chance to have a pair custom made for free by Shapeways—first place in silver! Visit http://bit.ly/93NMyJ for more information. 

Topic by rockyroad17  


Rubik's Cube Competition

Up until recently i haven't thought much of a Rubik's Cube, other than it seemed impossible to solve.. but i found mine about a month ago and am getting almost addicted to it. I was surfing around on instructables, and came across many different 'ibles on how to solve them. So i was wondering who on instructables can solve a Rubik's Cube, and how fast?Here are some tips for those of you who can't solve a Rubik's Cube:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-Rubik_s-Cube_1/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Solve-A-Rubik_s-Cube!/https://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-a-Rubiks-Cube!-Improved!/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-Rubiks-Cube/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solve-a-Rubiks-cube-ANIMATED/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-%22The-Cube%22-%2b-Tips-and-Tricks-For-the-/

Topic by bumpus    |  last reply


LG's Design the Future Competition

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

Topic by jdaudier  


Logging in via Facebook @ Competitions

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

Topic by pete.oconnell  


Caption Competition - Win a Book

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!

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Digital Media and Learning Competition

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.

Topic by randofo  


banner competition for my website

Http://www.marcogrilli.com/thenerdling/ i have my website and want a good banner for it but im crap with photoshop so here is a competition whoever makes the best banner will win a pro account on my website and recognition in the footer or somewhere maybe your website in the dropdown thing under home in the menu the specs: 940X200 pixels needs to be nerdy i would like it to have electronicy stuff

Topic by The nerdling  


International Rubik's Cube Competition

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.

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Jamatar Competition! VOTING NOW!

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 =)

Topic by The Jamalam    |  last reply


Removing entry to incorrect competition

I tried to delete an instructable, but it was entered into 2 competitions.  These competitions aren't even the correct category for my instructable and I don't recall ever entering into that competition!.  Any advice appreciated. 

Topic by Scriptone    |  last reply


The Adobe Software Design Competition

Right, i have decided to throw a competition. But, it wont be happening unless people are interested in this competition. By Adobe Software, I mean: Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, even Dreamweaver. So, if you are interested, post saying that you are interested.

Topic by HBF    |  last reply


Know any photography competitions?

Does anyone know any ongoing (online) photography contests p.s. free to enter only please p.p.s. feel free to mention any other (free to enter) technology related contest as well

Question by rptech    |  last reply


2008 Power Beaming Competition

Power beaming is just another way to say solar climbing. This is a competition hosted by The Spaceward Foundation. The end goal is to design a structure that will transport material from Earth into space without using rockets. The competition requires you to build a climber with the specs that follow:"net weight is limited to 50 kg [110 lbs], and they must ascend the ribbon at a minimum speed of 2 m/s. [6.6 feet per second] carrying as much payload as possible. A high performance prize will be awarded to teams that can move at 5 m/s. [16.5 fps]"Remember, this must be solar powered. Doesn't matter who wins this is an interesting engineering project, can't wait to see what people come up with.Anyone interested?

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Robot fliers in commando competition

People and micro-aircraft race to rescue 'hostages'Robots inspired by moths, locusts, flies and swifts will take to the sky this week in an international competition for micro aerial vehicles in Agra, India. Teams will vie for the title -- as well as up to US$600,000 in funding -- for their tiny flying machines.The mission calls for squads of aerial and ground robots to reconnoitre for human 'commandos' tasked with reaching 'hostages' in a building one kilometre from the launch point. The robots will need to detect and disarm simulated chemical mines in an urban environment, and guide the commandos past guard teams to the hostages -- all within 40 minutes.The robots will use a mixture of wireless communication with a ground-control team, and autonomous navigation."It's a tough competition," says entrant Hemendra Arya, an engineer at the India Institute of Technology in Mumbai. "It really gives a challenge for the designer."Micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) are hard to detect, maneuverable, portable, and more energy-efficient than larger aircraft. The United States is currently using first-generation MAVs the size of a rucksack to warn convoys about roadside bombs in Iraq.Larger unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Predator have been used for years to spot and attack enemies, but they need an airfield. The effort to build smaller craft got a boost when the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) began sponsoring competitions in late 1996. The US Department of Defense is co-sponsoring the Indian competition. more here

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Physics Competition Car Design

Hey Everybody, I'm new to the community here, and i am hoping that with so many great minds on this site, some great ideas will be generated. the deal is, for a competition, my school needs to build a small car, around 1foot by 1foot, and it is propelled by three average sized rubber bands, it need to travel three meters straight, make a 90 degree right turn on the spot and travel 2 meters to stop in a parking zone, it has to turn and do the whole course unaided, Any great ideas? Thanks for helping me out

Topic by techball    |  last reply


More freebies for the Hallowe'en competition

OK, I have plans for the Hallowe'en competition, but not all are going to happen, mainly due to time and other commitments.These are vague outlines of my ideas. If you want more details, and are ready to try them out, PM me and I will pass details back to you.1. A ghost costume for a Lego man (low cost and difficulty, I just lack certain tools)2. An invisible hallowe'en costume (Cost $10-30, much less if you have access to theatrical make-up, I have already sourced all specialist parts - I just lack an appropriate place to wear it)3. A pumpkin substitute for decorations - low cost, more novelty value than anything.I reserve the right to refuse to send ideas to members who do not seem to be set on actually making the 'ibles.

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(IKC) International Knex Competition

Hey everyone. I am hosting a new contest starting tomorrow. Every week there will be a new section. The winner each week will be given 5 points. This will go on for two months. At the end of the two months whoever has the most points wins. And if there is a tie, a judge will decide who has done the best work overall. Anybody can enter but comment here and tell that you will be participating so I can get a list going. Round 1: You have one week to build the best pistol you can. Its as simple as that. Now you cant enter a gun Thats already posted. You have to design it yourself. Good luck. How to enter: Post an instructable or video of your pistol. And notify me by posting the link in this forum. Deadline: Enter by your pistol by July 4, 2009. Judges: Killer~SafeCracker I_am_Canadian Serial-Cricket Participants for round 1: yannyboy stale56 Good luck now start building. Update: I am canceling the contest for now. I will be reopening the contest later but I am going to organize it better. Sorry if this caused any inconvenience.

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


When are the results of the Craftsman competition announced? Answered

I thought it was today - just curious if they've been announced and I missed the link?

Question by radiorental    |  last reply


Unusable Competition Prize for International Winners

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

Topic by Steve99and04    |  last reply


'Craft Your Dream Car' Competition

A competition for those interested in crafts and/or cars. £200 prize! http://www.carcraft.co.uk/info/design-your-dream-car/

Topic by james-pushon  


My Moleskine 2.0 Competition UPDATE

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.

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unpublished but too old for competition, what?? Answered

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.

Question by crazyg    |  last reply


Green Gadgets Design Competition Winners

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

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Greener Gadgets Design Competition entries

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...

Topic by Patrik    |  last reply


Guitar solo competition - ENTRIES NEEDED

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!

Topic by The Jamalam    |  last reply


Revolutionary Knex Gun Competition 3

"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.

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Revolutionary Knex Gun Competition 1

The Challenge: Make a firing knex weapon without elastic bands. Weapons that use elastics are allowed to be entered, but each instance of elastic use will reduce its chances of winning. A weapon that was created before the beginning of the contest will also decrease its chances of winning. Rules: You may enter as many knex weapons as you like. Criteria (in order of importance) -Performance -Innovation -Appearance Deadline: May 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 shortly after May 1st. Entering The Contest: Post a link on this forum to enter. I will be posting a new contest near the beginning of each month until further notice.

Topic by Oblivitus    |  last reply


Question about the Instructables Design Competition.

Hey guys, I just have a question about the Instructables Design Competition; On the 'How to enter' tab in the contest, it says 'Submit a Step by Step Instructable to Enter Now!', but if I submit my instructable now will it be eligible to be entered on the 29th when the contest actually opens for entries, or will it be classed as being entered before the competition start? Thanks for any clarification. -Hiyadudez

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How does competition voting work?

I want to enter a competition but it's only 3 days till the deadline. How does voting work? Do people who post their entry early on have an advantage since more people get a chance to vote on the instructable? Do I even bother writing the instructable?

Question by ŽigaS3  


Avatar making competition- Win a patch!

Basically what the title says. Just make me an awesome avatar for a chance to win a patch! Some rules: -Must be entered by Thursday 14th -Must be an avatar? :/ -Waaaaa! I can't think of anything else! Waaaaaa! Some things |I'm interested in to help you: -Knex -Knex guns -Anything knex -Basketball -Gym/workout (Lol) -Building -Enginerring Good luck!

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