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What prizes would like to see offered for contest winners? Answered

I believe there was topic for this, but I can't find it, so here we go, round 2: What prizes would you like to see be offered for winners of contests? It could be a old, new, or revamped prize! I'd like to see the Leathermans be offered again, along with stickers and patches. Perhaps iBles magnets?

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

12 years ago

I'm not going to win any points for originality here, but the Leathermans would be nice to see. I wasn't around here the first time they were offered as a prize and those things are awesome. I think kits would be a good thing to have. Also, any kind of Instructables/Robot related stuff would be good.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

I'd like patches, stickers and Leathermans (men?), too. Oh! How about the right to send in ONE item for them to lasercut??

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

The third one is a great idea!!!! I suppose the prize would involve paying the shipping and handling, and the engraving....but just don't send an ipod......You never know when tetranitrate might try to invent exploding ipod songs.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Hey mom check out my engraved Ipod!
*plugs in earbuds, turns on music*

BOOM


DAMN YOU BILLY!!

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 12 years ago

Haha. One of the side effects of sending your stuff to Instructables.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I know, aren't I an absolute GENIUS? :D

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

I'd personally would be very wary of sending anything valuable (iPods, for example) in the mail.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Heck yah, I wanna get all sorts of stuff engraved...

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

I would like the third one.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

The Leatherman was one of the best prizes. I protect it with all of my pride and soul. I love it to death.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Luuuuuucky!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

They'd never fit it through your mail-box.

But #2 son agrees with you.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 12 years ago

A simple airdrop would fix that. :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

How about tickets to visit Squidlabs?

I have an ibles leatherman, but they're a very good prize (although potentially pricey).

However, I like the themed prizes, from sponsors. And the tees.

But, whoever suggested models of Robot, maybe on a small plinth, that's good.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Hey, Kiteman, why not fly courier to squid labs?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Too unreliable - I looked into courier-holidays some time ago, and you don't get to choose exactly where you go (sometimes you only get to specify which continent you're aiming at), and you rarely get to choose when. Since I'm restricted by term-times, that makes it hard to do.

Plus, my passport expired two days ago, and it's over $140 for a new one.

Plus, it's kind of hard to get four courier tickets, all going the same way at the same time, two of them for children...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

I love my leatherman. For some reason I think they've got a 3D printer...models of the robot could be made on that. I think that the instructables book would make a good prize for other contests, too.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

12 years ago

well, i was thinking about maybe having a knex contest, i mean like a general knex contest. what i was thinking was that would be enough for people to stop posting junk and post knex things worth instructables. for that i was thinking maybe a grab bag of knex. i would even pay for it if you really want me to.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

not a grab bag. A MILLION PIECES OF KNEX!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I would even enter a knex contest if you paid for a grab bag of knex-my little bros like legos and knex as well, they would love more knex.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

but the entrant has to be made of knex, and really good. good luck, i might pm a admin about the idea, see what they think.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Cool. I'll post in such a contest, definitely...for my little brothers!

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

well, i am still trying to sort out all the odds and ends and then i will ask a admin. i am thinking that i could just order it from knex.com and send it to the winners address. this could easily become expensive though. maybe a set for the winner and grap bags for the runner ups. and a instructable t-shirt for thrid. i was thinking 2 winners, 5 runner ups, and 10 thrid place, what do you think?

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

Leathermans, utilikey, and laser etched plexiglass robot lights. Cross these two:

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

I'd also like it if the books were autographed by the staff.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

That would be cool!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

I'd like to see: the electrical leatherman squirt (the one with the wirestrippers, I LOVE mine) electrical equipment such as power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes (I know, a little high end, but maybe get a company like tektronics or HP to support and 1st prize is one of the above) Apple products they always say to think differently... and here's instructables! Electronic kits big breadboards cnc machine ;) arduino/clones I'll think of more later

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

I personally liked the lasercut paper airplane license idea...how about more things along those lines?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

Ooo, yes, an autographed tee would be fun!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Hmm.. kits and Leathermans I REALLY want to win one

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

As do I, and it seems others do too.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

Really is the idal prize, but I still prefer kits anyway. I want a TV B Gone Kit!!!!!!!

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

I'd like both, but I could do more with a Leatherman.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

(Or any knife/multitool for that matter.)

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

...Or...a....laser...cut....er.... *Whistles*

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

I would like to see the return of leathermans, even if it were just the squirts, not the juices. But it would also be awesome if we saw some autographed pictures!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 years ago

Great Topic! Personally I think kits would make the best contests. Like the TV B Gone (I think I spelted it wrong....)

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

Leathermans sound good, but those really are expensive. Maybe small 1 inch tall Robot figurines?

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Well, yeah, the Leathermans would be offered as the top prizes for either speed or small long contests. Ooh, bobbleheads!

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Or a keychain thing!