We all love to eat, but food is best when you add a bit of creativity! The Hungry Scientist Handbook celebrates that overlap of food, science, and technology, so we're giving you the chance to share your ideas, win some great prizes, and maybe even be included in the next Hungry Scientist book!
Food Hacking
Break out your kitchen skills to make something creative and delicious. It could be food-based electronics, your latest molecular gastronomy scientific break through, or even a traditional recipe or technique -- anything edible it falls into this category. We can't wait to see what you are working on. Extra points for creativity, and for explaining the science behind what you've made.

Kitchen Tool Hacking
Take those old kitchen contraptions and turn them into something new and cool, or hack together some spare parts to make your own home-brew kitchen tools. Maybe you've made your own camp stove, built a welder out of old microwave parts, custom-branded your toast, or created a 3D chocolate printer with a pile of Legos -- here's your chance to show it off! Start tinkering, and see what you can build from old toasters, egg separators, and coffee grinders!

(Official Rules)

The Hungry Scientist Contest is closed.

22 Prizes

First Prize<br />(1 winner per category)

Winner's choice of either a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Plus an Instructables robot t-shirt and a copy of the Hungry Scientist Handbook.

Second Prize<br />(5 winners per category)

A Wusthof Gourmet 3" Paring Knife , plus an Instructables robot t-shirt and a copy of the Hungry Scientist Handbook. (you can always use another good paring knife.)

Runner-Up<br />(5 winners per category)

Instructables patch & stickers and a copy of the Hungry Scientist Handbook.
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 Sep 17, 2008 and Oct 26, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hungry Scientist 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.