Using an item for its intended purpose is fun and all, but modifying it for some new level of awesome? Now we're talking! We'd like to see what tricks you have for transforming any item and giving it a new purpose so we've teamed up with the mad scientists at Joby for the Transform It! Challenge.

The rules are simple: make a new Instructable that shows your cool mod for any tool, gadget, or  other item that's dying for a new life. Be sure to take great photos and provide some clear text and you could win some awesome prizes from Joby!

We're going to be giving away prizes including a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera, the Gorillapod Video, Gorillapod Focus w/ Ballhead X, and the Gorillatorch Switchback, a brand new item from Joby that transforms from compact lantern to high-performance headlamp!

So get going and start transforming and documenting. We can't wait to see what it is!

Multiple entries and international entries are eligible. Each entrant can only win one prize.

The Joby Transform It! Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

8 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera so you can take some beautiful photos as well as a Gorillapod Focus w/ Ballhead X, a Gorillatorch Switchback, and a Gorillapod Video (camera not included).

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack with a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

First Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive a Gorillatorch Switchback, and a Gorillapod Video (camera not included).

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack with a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

Runner-Up (4 winners)

Four Runner-Up winners will receive a Gorillatorch Switchback.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack with a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!
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 Nov 15, 2010 and Dec 19, 2010 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Joby Transform It! Challenge. 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.

Accepting

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

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.