How to Enter the Get the LED Out! Contest




LEDs are some of the best things ever. They provide colorful light, barely use any power, and are easy to learn how to use. We love them and would love to see what cool projects you can make using them. So we teamed up with the mad LED scientists atMonkeylectric to bring you a new contest: Get the LED Out!

The rules are simple. To enter, the Instructable must involve LEDs. That's it. It can be a part of a much bigger project or it can be focused on a cool use of LEDs. Just be sure to document it well with clear photos and text and show us what you can do!

The grand prize winner will receive a set of four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric. With those installed, any bike will instantly become a beautiful light show at night! Six first prize winners will win one Monkey Light which provides a lot of light to ride safer in style.

Don't ride a bike? Winners can choose either a Monkey Light or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip. The LED strips run on 12V and do not include any power supply or wiring. Can be seen inthis instructable.

So what are you waiting for? Make something with some LEDs! Shine a light and get to it!


Grand Prize
Four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric to turn a regular bike into an instant lightshow!

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

Runner Up
One Monkey Light from Monkeylectric or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip plus $50 in LEDs from Phenoptix.

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

Open to enter: May 13, 2009-05-13 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: June 14, 2009 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables and Monkeylectric a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.



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    28 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    so under 18's can enter with the permission of their parents? How does one regulate that?

    I 've already submitted an entry but what if i come with another idea and i wanna compete with that too ? It's against the rules to make more than one entry ? if it isn't , what's the maximum ?

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    Awesome! I just realized I can't enter within the entry time though since I need to do school projects and exams :(


    9 years ago on Introduction

    fungus amungus you misspelled at in this place in the guide "mad LED scientists a monkeyelectric"


    9 years ago on Step 1

    Is it against the rules to submit multiple, different entries?