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I think there needs to be a contest about things rising up, like a TV that is hidden at first then with a remote it will rise up and then you can watch. Users will be challenged to use there creativity to think of ways to incorporate this idea.

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elyk_ih
elyk_ih

5 years ago

an app making contest

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gizmologist
gizmologist

5 years ago

A Science fiction and/or movie/TV themed contest would be cool.

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

5 years ago

Bond. James Bond. Batman. Get Smart..

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creativity123
creativity123

6 years ago

I think it would be cool if there was maybe a greeting card contest... or a paint contest!

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Deeg
Deeg

7 years ago

How about utilitarian art? I'd like to add quirky or whimsical items to my home that served a purpose more than just looking good. Maybe this is too nebulous but some past Instructables that would fit the definition are:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Light-Chandelier/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Light-saber-knitting-needles/ (Assuming you can actually knit with them)
https://www.instructables.com/id/Craft-a-new-Crafting-Table-Upcycle-Yucky-Old-card/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Trash-Can/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Chalkboard-Table/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Munny-Speakers-With-amp/

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Thursday
Thursday

7 years ago

I'd like to see a contest for storage and organization. Shelves, furniture, creative ways of storing things in small spaces, etc.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 7 years ago

Something like that is coming! I think it'll be happening beginning of next year - we're working the schedule out now. :D

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

I think they had one like this partnering with Ikea or something but really good idea

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SlickSqueegie
SlickSqueegie

7 years ago

I think a 2X4 challenge would be a good one. You would basically make something out of a single 2X4 from some home store.

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MohawkMarine
MohawkMarine

Reply 7 years ago

or a 4x8 piece of plywood...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

And limit the fixing technology to something like cord or zip-ties and duct tape...

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SlickSqueegie
SlickSqueegie

Reply 7 years ago

Why not limit it to glue alone?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Absolutely.

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SlickSqueegie
SlickSqueegie

Reply 7 years ago

I like this idea as well!

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

I love this idea

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SlickSqueegie
SlickSqueegie

Reply 7 years ago

I like the ply-wood idea as well. :)

I think I'll buy a few 2X4s and give some projects a shot. :)

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WUVIE
WUVIE

7 years ago

Could we entertain the idea of a Hawaiian food contest? With Summer upon us, I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities for wonderful food and drink entries, not to mention the number of visits to the site for people seeking recipes for Luau treats.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

What is "Hawaiian food" like?

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WUVIE
WUVIE

Reply 7 years ago

Hello Kiteman,

Oh, the things one could do with pineapple (although a Brazilian fruit) coconut, pork, chicken, fish, rice, and, well, even Spam. LOL.

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WUVIE
WUVIE

Reply 7 years ago

Oh, yeah. Good one!

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

Good idea

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 7 years ago

Ahhh... the bliss of support :). Thank you.

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

Ya I really like this idea, I hope Instructables uses this

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Gamer 1283454
Gamer 1283454

7 years ago

How about an iphone dock contest? Make the best designed and most reliable iphone dock possible. any material.

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

This is a good idea but I'm just not sure that its a big enough topic for a contest, like maybe other phone types are included and each category for phone has its own set of prizes or something like that. So then you aren't discluding the users who don't have iPhones.

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Gamer 1283454
Gamer 1283454

Reply 7 years ago

Yeah we could generalize it to smartphones. That would be great. Or we could do just smartphone accessories.

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scluck55
scluck55

7 years ago

Handicapped Contest, please. Specifically for me, reduced to being one-handed.

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

I don't know if instructables would make a contest for only handicapped but maybe one about ways to make life easier and stuff like ramps ect..

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scluck55
scluck55

Reply 7 years ago

That would be great since many helps for handicapped folks would work for children as well. I have located a few in instructables but a whole lot more would be better. Thanks!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Call it "Independent Living", and I think they might go for it;

https://www.instructables.com/community/Got-contest-ideas-Want-to-help-HQ-staff/

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scluck55
scluck55

Reply 7 years ago

Good idea, Kiteman. Thanks.

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Blechmen
Blechmen

Reply 7 years ago

I love this idea

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SpaceBro
SpaceBro

7 years ago

I think we should have a space technology related contest. Talk about a booming industry with quite a bit of individual innovative potential.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 7 years ago

We're actually working on something like this - I can't be more specific at the moment, but keep an eye out! :D

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SpaceBro
SpaceBro

Reply 7 years ago

That's fantastic, thanks for the response.

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wilgubeast
wilgubeast

7 years ago

This isn't quite broad enough to build a whole contest around. But it's a creative option for those entering, say, an AV or home theater contest.