What's the coolest and most interesting thing you can explain in a video of 30 seconds or less? We want to know -- and to find out Instructables is teaming up with Forbes for the Teach Me Fast Contest!

To enter you need to submit a 30-second video here on Instructables that explains how to do something neat. Your project can be practical or fun, just keep it short and sweet! There's space to write up a bit of background - why you chose to demo this specific project, idea, or skill - as well as for any links you may want to include, so your video can be all about the action.

Check out the latest developments in web video according to Forbes reporters here. Then share with the world your best stuff.

To show your video was made for this contest, you need to start with a 2-second shot of the contest image! You can either print it out here and hold it up to the camera or add in this image here with video-editing software.

Here's an example:

Upload your video to your favorite hosting service (YouTube, Blip, Metacafe, etc) and embed it here then write up a brief bit of background and explanation, including any links you may need.
International entries are OK.
Multiple entries to the contest are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

(How to Enter and Official Rules)

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The Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest is closed.

12 Prizes

First Prize<br />(6 winners)

Flip MinoHD camcorder to make sure you catch all the action around you on video.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner-Up<br />(6 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 5, 2009 and Sep 13, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.