What would you build with a new laser cutter?

If you won, what's on the project building agenda? This isn't part of the contest, I'm just curious.

Posted by lebowski 9 years ago


Who won the Epilog contest?

Who won the Epilog contest? The judging ended 2 days ago....

Posted by Rabarbervin 9 years ago


New Epilog Challenge Coming Soon

Coming soon, very soon, is another Epilog Challenge! That's right, we'll be giving away a Zing laser cutter to the most awesome Instructable entered.

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


How do you vote in Epilog without scrolling through hundreds of projects?

I want to have vote for an Epilog project but I have to 1) scroll through a bunch of projects to find the one I want or 2) click a bunch to get a button on the project page. Is there an easier way? .

Posted by joiek 9 years ago


New Ideas

Hey i have a couple ideas to enter in the epilog laser contest If you have any post em and get them reviewed. One idea i have is a Laser Pistol! its an old technique of stimulating photons. If it is run under the best conditions it can be up to 1,000,000 Watts at 1 ms bursts, post your new ideas

Posted by itsthatsguy 9 years ago


What would you make with a EPILOG Zing laser?

What would be your first or favorite thing to make with an EPILOG Zing laser?

Posted by nepheron 9 years ago


Epilog Challenge - How can you find the instructable you want to vote for??????

Is there a way to find an instructable to vote for in the Epilog Challenge without scrolling through all 400? Why can't a person vote from the page for the instructables or search by instructable name? This is way too hard! Or, I'm missing something. HELP!

Posted by joiek 9 years ago


International Epliog entries

I would like some clarification regarding this year's Epilog Challenge. It states "International entries are accepted." but there is someone in the comments (Culturespy) authoritatively  claiming "International entries are not allowed due to international shipping restrictions on lasers. Sorry guys." Is Culturespy right, or misguided? My contest entry is going to cost me more then any of the other prizes are worth, so it is only worth me pursuing if I have a shot at the laser cutter.

Posted by NathanWilliams 7 years ago


Where is Epilog V Contest Page?

I noticed that Epilog V Contest disappeared from the current contest page? (Today July 28, 2013)

Posted by sath02 5 years ago


Unboxing our new Epilog Laser Cutter!

We got something awesome in the mail today - our new Epilog laser cutter!Check out the unboxing photos - I'll post more once we've got it set up and running.It's a 75 watt Epilog laser with a 24"x36" bed - we're going to make some awesome stuff with this one. If you have some great ideas for things to laser cut, bring your plans and materials to to one of our build nights and try it out. (PM me if you have any questions.)You can do almost anything with a good laser cutter - expect to see lots of fantastic projects posted soon!

Posted by canida 9 years ago


Epilog Challenge: coming soon!

Psst - want to win a laser cutter?UPDATE: The Epilog Challenge has begun! Click here for details.We know you do, so we've teamed up with the fantastic people at Epilog Laser to bring you the Epilog Challenge: to make an awesome project with a green twist!The most incredible project will win an Epilog laser, and runners-up will get the next-best thing: use of a laser cutter, from our friends at Ponoko! Laser cutters are absolutely incredible tools - the sky (or your imagination) is the limit to what you can make.Now a peek at some details from the contest page:What's a green twist? In honor of environmentally-friendly design and our Green Theme for 2009, we want to see at least some clearly-described green component in the design, no matter how small. Simply explain some way your design is energy-efficient, reuses materials, or is helpful to the environment in some way. It doesn't have to be the primary theme for your project - we just want to encourage green thinking at all stages of a project, no matter how small. Whether you've picked LEDs over incandescent lights, made maximally efficient use of scarce resources, or dumpster-dived for materials, we want to hear about the little steps that contribute to permanent changes in behavior.So, inspired yet? Start thinking and building now, since the contest launches next week!

Posted by canida 9 years ago


Have you entered our latest Epilog Contest yet?

It's only got a week left, and we know there are so many fantastic projects out there that haven't been entered. You should have a look through your recently published projects and enter them al! Just as a reminder, we are looking for ANY awesome project you've made. It doesn't have to be a huge build or something tech-y - as long as you created something it can be entered! The Grand Prize is a Epilog Zing 16 laser cutter and three FIrst Prize winners will also get their choice of one of three power tools! :D Instructables must be published between April 15, 2013 and July 15, 2013.  Check out the official contest page for more details.

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


Epilog Laser Contest - Urgent

I have my Instructable here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flamethrowers/ and I tried to enter it into the contest, but it doesn't show up under recent entries, and when I go to the contest page itself and click "How to Enter" it says "Your Instructables that are already entered in this contest pending moderator approval."  How long does it normally take to get approved? Am I missing something here? I really want to enter this, and with the deadline less than 4 days away, I need help :-) Thanks, GoDoggie

Posted by godoggie 7 years ago


How Many Are You Planning on Entering?

I'm just wondering how many entries that other people are planning to enter into this contest. I personally have two entries that I want to enter.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


Get ready! Epilog Challenge V is starting on Monday!

We're so excited to announce that the Epilog Challenge is back for its fifth year! We've teamed up with Epilog to give you the opportunity to win a fantastic Zing 16 Laser, power tools, and Instructables prize packs. Epilog Challenge V is open April 15th through July 15th - so you've got a long time to build something awesome. We can't wait to see what you make! Head to the Epilog Challenge V contest page to get all the details.

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


What happens if you enable another promo code

Right now I have a 3 month pro membership, but I got another 1 year pro membership for being a finalist in the epilog contest.  What happens if I enable the 1 year membership.  Will it just add on, or will is "erase" the 3 months, and just be a year?  I am pretty sure that it will just tack on, but I just wanted to be sure that there wasn't a bug.  Thanks in Advance! AI (soon to be TTR)

Posted by JaredsProjects 7 years ago


Multiple Contests?

My screen name is Fallental, I entered my instructable, "Duct Tape Tool Tote", to 3 contests. Craftsman tools contest, Epilog Challenge Contest, and the Duct Tape Tough contest. It was accepted into the Epilog Challenge very fast. 48 hours are not up for it to be accepted into the Duct Tape Tough contest, but I was wondering if it was going to be accepted or not because its already in another contest (Epilog challenge)? I really want it in the duct tape contest. Thank you, Fallental  

Posted by fallental 7 years ago


Epilog contest page layout

So, I saw the Epilog contest today and when I saw the page, I noticed the different layout for the header, and I liked it. Just stick in the orange and change the "You" bar to white and you have a much slimmer header bar for Instructables. Any thoughts?

Posted by n8man 9 years ago


Extreme laser cutting - First reason to enter the Epilog contest.

I was doing my daily rounds, one of which is to search 'steampunk' on flickr, when i happened across these. With the upcoming Epilog contest, i thought they were most relevant.From, Flickr user Jared most of his good work (for a quick glance) is in his lased Flickr setIf your looking for an incentive to enter, just have a browse through these pictures. My personal favorites are the cool cubes. Which i think would look great on any desk.There is alot more to be found, if you have a browse. Any of you on flickr, be sure to drop some nice comments.

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Construct Houses with DISCARDED PLASTIC BOTTLES

Check out the New innovation in construction using discarded plastic bottles...Think it is not strong enough ? heres the link to the instructable..https://www.instructables.com/id/New-Innovation-in-Construction-using-Waste-Plastic/

Posted by nav.sparx 9 years ago


Epilog and Pocket sized electronics challenges

Hi, I would like to submit an instructable to the Epilog and Pocket sized electronics challenges. It is a spark/electric arc generator, which has many uses such as using it as a spark gap radio transmitter, igniting flammable gasses or liquids (camping stoves), or using the high voltage to charge capacitors. The circuit is based on that of a DIY stun gun, so the project could be used as a stun gun. In the rules it says the project can't be 'potentially dangerous'. So would this project be disqualified from the challenges for being too dangerous? I would of course warn people not to use it as a stun gun in the instructable.   Thanks in advance :) Detective Inspector Me

Posted by Detective Inspector Me 5 years ago


contest

I just submit my newspaper tray instructable today and the system says could not enter the contest. Why? I want to participate in the Epilog contest. Please answer

Posted by cremolada 9 years ago


Can not enter contest,message says my instructable was posted before the contest started

I am trying to enter the father's day contest with this, https://www.instructables.com/id/Supersized-Jenga-game/ But I keep getting a message that says my instructable was posted before the contest started. When I was posting the instructable the toy contest and epilog contest had the same message. So I published the instructable and then I tried to enter the contests. The epilog and toy contests worked fine but the fathers day contest continues to give me the same rejection message.

Posted by artlife 5 years ago


Is it allowed to make changes after being accepted to a contest?

I have been accepted to the Epilog Challenge and want to make some changes to my instructable. Some questions have come up in the comments and I think some clarifications would be needed.

Posted by Groover 7 years ago


Full Spectrum Lasers

Hey Everyone, Recently I have been looking at different C02 laser manufacturers to see if there was anything that was affordable but still of professional quality, and I stumbled accross Full Spectrum Lasers.  I am wondering if anyone on the site has any experience with their products and their customer service. The reason I am asking is because their prices almost seem too low; comparable Epilog lasers seem to cost at least twice as much.  I know that Epilog is probably one of the biggest names in the industry and have apparently been around the longest, but I don't see how that alone could cause such a price difference. So basically, if any of you have had good or bad experiences with Full Spectrum your knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Nathanael Scheffler

Posted by NathanaelScheffler 4 years ago


Wondering time frame to receive a prize?

I was a runner-up in the 4th epilog laser challenge.  I got the instructables prize pack about two weeks after the contest ended. However I still haven't gotten the leatherman juice.  I was just wondering if this was normal.  Any further light would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by pastprimitive 6 years ago


Laser cutting and engraving machine

Hey i wanted to ask you people that has any one used Epilog Mini 18"x12" company's (U.S.A.) laser cutting and engraving machine as am planning to buy in sometime so i want to know hows its performance :) as am from india so suggest me accordingly

Posted by dj_square 10 years ago


Moderation Rules in a Contest

I submitted my instructable into the epilog contest BEFORE the closing time, however is hasnt been reviwed yet. If my instructable is reviewed AFTER the contest closes will my instructable still be entered as I dont want to miss out.TomHere is my instructablehttps://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-recycled-UK-stamps/

Posted by DELETED_whizzkidtom 9 years ago


New bathroom signs at the office

Woohoo! We now have new signs for our bathrooms. Now people will know exactly what to do when they see them. Both of these were cut with the Epilog laser cutter. The first sign has foamcore cutouts on top of black acrylic. The second one is white acrylic with black sprapyaint applied on top.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Judgement Dates Past Due

Hey, I like to watch the contests and all because I'm interested to see who wins (plus I'm rooting for one in particular, but that's neither here nor there). But the Epilog and Pocket-Sized challenges judging end dates keep getting pushed back. Is there a reason for this? Can someone pretty please help me understand? Thanks! -Me

Posted by tjorgensen1 6 years ago


(newsletter) Twittering Office Chair, Commodore 64 Laptop, Glowing Alien...

Sign-up for this newsletter: WARNING: LAST CALL to submit your awesome projects to win an Epilog Laser and Ponoko gift certificates, or books from Klutz! Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest - Open to any rubber band-powered contraption. Win cool books from Klutz! Closes for entries this Sunday, April 19! Epilog Challenge - Enter any awesome project with a green twist for the chance to win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko! Closes for entries this Sunday, April 19! Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Create an energy-saving Instructable and you could win a MacBook Pro! The April Fools Contest and Burning Questions 7 winners have been announced! See who won here and here. The ThinkGeek Hacks Contest winners will be announced tomorrow. Press Aluminum Cans into Wall Tiles Toothpaste Squeezer The Green Twist Machine Commodore 64 Laptop Closes for entries this Sunday! Win a MacBook Pro! Glowing Alien in a Jar Build an Eskimohut in wood! Movable Record Player Greeting Card Sharpen Your Drill Bits Featured questions from our new Answers section: How can I get crispy french fries at home? Could a prism and lenses be used to make a stereoscopic video with only one camera? Needle Tatting a Necklace Vehicle Efficiency Upgrades Auto Spy Remote Make a Brass Bird Cage Dress Closes for entries on Sunday! Dozens of tips Foot Operated Computer Mouse Recycled Cardboard Lamp - This Way Up! Make a Ceramic Sphericon The Twittering Office Chair Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


home page error

Every time i go on instructables since Tuesday the home page acts up. (most likely for attention) The part that is normally orange is now white. (This only happens on the home page) This didn't bother me at all until i tried to look at the Epilog contest. I realized that the contest section is missing. I can still navigate my way there but it is kinda tedious and frustrating. Not to much of a problem but time consuming. Any suggestions?

Posted by fearme36 9 years ago


Going Professional with information from project upload

I've never seen an instructable that had information on how to turn a project into a weekend business?  I don't know if there removed from the sight, or nobodies done one yet?  I'm not suggesting any one business contact, or link.  Just some loose ideas on how to make a Saturday Market booth.  What I need to know is would putting that information into my instructable exclude me from the epilog contest?

Posted by cfuhr1 6 years ago


Maker Faire 2009: Scott Landon Woodturning and Lasercutting

Wood-turner Scott Landon was hanging out in the shop building at Maker Faire. He's trained as a machinist, but now spends most of his time at the Sawdust Shop working wood on the lathe and experimenting with the ways he can use the shop's Epilog laser cutter to do new things with wood. He's come up with some pretty amazing stuff!Traditional veneer inlays are quite tricky, so he's been experimenting with using the laser cutter to etch the space for the inlay then testing different materials to fill the gap. Check the pictures below for examples using thread, laser-cut fabric, laser-cut paper, and polymer clay as inlay materials. These materials are more conformal than wood veneers, and can span the curved edges of a bowl nicely. For those interested in following up on his experiments, he swears by Gorilla Wood Glue as it apparently dries without cloudiness. We'll definitely be trying some of his ideas here at with our own Epilog laser! I bought one of his small laser-cut paper pendants (see the red piece below) to put up at Instructables as inspiration.

Posted by canida 9 years ago


Laser etching photos on wood

I am using an epilog 40 watt laser to etch photos of animals on 4 x 6 pieces of wood such as cherry, maple, and bamboo. In the final product the image lacks luster and the "wow" look I am wanting.  If anyone had advice as to improving the processing and post processing, please let me know.  If I need to apply a coating in post processing, please recommend one.  I tried Olde English but wicking became an issue and the image became too dark.   Any advice will be appreciated!

Posted by mjones0731 8 months ago


(newsletter) TV-B-Gone kit, LED Bike Jacket, Tetrahedral Kite...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Mother's Day Contest - Help decide who wins a Singer sewing machine! Vote now! The winners of the Epilog Challenge have been announced! See who won the Epilog Zing laser, and gift certificates for lasercutting by Ponoko!Coming next week...Show us an amazing sound-related project, and win an awesome set of hand-built custom speakers in our upcoming Art of Sound Contest! Make Your Own Laptop Skin Light for Life: Glowing Button Cycling Jacket TV-B-Gone Kit Make a Wire Wrapped Ring Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! See who won the laser cutter! No-Solder, Funny Robot in Minutes Make Your Own 29er Bicycle! Stirling Engine Rotating LED Throwies Fancy Steampunk Blunderbuss Rifle Joule Thief Night Light Tweet-a-watt - the Twittering Power Meter Cheap Light Box Fly a Bell Tetrahedral Kite Vote for your favorites! Get the grill ready! Turning a Wine Bottle into an Oil Bottle Homemade Ripstik / Waveboard Planter from Pallets, No Nail Pull Method The Sigh Collector Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Gummi Shot Glasses, Powerthief, Glowing Coffee Table...

Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } The brand new Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest is officially open to any rubber band-powered contraption! Enter now to win cool books from Klutz!Burning Questions is back with a vengeance with Burning Questions 7. Answer our questions and win the love of thousands, or at least a spiffy new t-shirt!Enjoy modifying the things you buy? Then check out the ThinkGeek Hacks Contest. Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate to ThinkGeek!And of course, you definitely want to win a laser cutter!Enter any awesome project with a green twist in the Epilog Challenge and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko! Wave Laptop Stand How to Keep a House Plant Alive Make an Ikea-style Instruction Manual Homemade Annoy-a-thing (Annoy-a-tron) Win a laser cutter! Stretch, twist, and power something cool! Gummi Shot Glasses Musical Bra Make a Chainmail Shirt Powerthief Make A Tesla Turbine Fancy Desk with an in-built PC Hydraulic Ram Pump Plastic Smithing Let your geekiness shine! Get connected! Drill Press Laser Pointer Motion Sensor Cat Toy Glow Tank Coffee Table Paper Airplane Walkalong Glider Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Magnetic Levitation Sculpture for sale on kickstarter!

You may have seen my award winning Magnetic Levitation Sculpture instructables project. (Won the Magnetic Challenge contest, and hoping to win the Epilog laser challenge!) Kits are now up on Kickstarter if anyone wants to get one.  There's many models to choose from, depending on how much you want to back my project, including a limited edition acrylic version.  They will be available for sale after the kickstarter project is finished funding (for an additional $10 plus shipping and handling) if you'd rather wait! Thanks for your time!   John

Posted by jfehr67 6 years ago


(newsletter) Cake Pops, Book Scanner, Office Pranks...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Epilog Challenge - Help choose who wins an Epilog laser cutter! Vote now! Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest - What's the best rubber band-powered Instructable of them all? Vote now! Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Create an energy-saving Instructable and you could win a MacBook Pro! The ThinkGeek Hacks Contest winners have been announced. See who won! Cake Pops Self Watering Garden - Using Recycled Water Steampunk Segway (Legway) DIY High-Speed Book Scanner from Trash Win a MacBook Pro!Closes on May 6! Vote now! Build an Ultra Efficient Fridge Make Delicious Coffee Liqueur Recycled 55 Gallon Barrel Chair Save Water! Kitchen Faucet with Foot Pedal Featured questions from our new Answers section: Physical and electrical engineering. What is a good thing to start with? Can a DC motor from an electric scooter generate power? Homemade Grey Water System Make Killer PCBs Ecological Cardboard Laptop Case Build a Foundry and sand-cast Aluminum Help choose the winners! Sailing the seas for free How to Redecorate the Office ATX Power Supply Mod With USB Ports Make a Female Game Character from Wax Turn an Office into the Beach Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Chocolate Painting, Redirect a Light Switch, Car Dash Camera Mount

Sign-up for this newsletter: Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Create an energy-saving Instructable and you could win a MacBook Pro! April Fools Contest - Share your best pranks, tricks, and practical jokes! Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest - Open to any rubber band-powered contraption. Win cool books from Klutz!Burning Questions 7 - Answer our questions and win the love of thousands, or at least a spiffy new t-shirt! ThinkGeek Hacks Contest - Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate! Epilog Challenge - Enter any awesome project with a green twist for the chance to win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko! Starburst Mirror Compact and Cheap Hydroponics System Car Dash Camera Mount Desktop Energy Seed Lamp Win a laser cutter! Stretch, twist, and power something cool Etch Aluminum Panel Labels/Designs Chicken Barrow Carbon Composite Hydrofoil From Junk! Manly Crafts Guide Featured questions from our new Answers section: What can be put on the compost pile? Is it possible for a device to be 100% efficient? Robot Racer Redirect a Light Switch Build a PC Enable Half Stars In iTunes Win a green MacBook Pro! Closes for entries this Sunday! Home Gardening Guide Fabric Tilt Sensing Bracelet Chocolate Painting Reverse Clock Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


LOOK HERE!! CHECK THIS OUT!!! AWESOMENESS INSIDE!!

Hey guys! I made this animatronic project (A ROBOT CHEETAH NAMED FLUFFY) and entered it in the epilog, remote control, and the tech contest. The prizes look pretty juicy and I really want to win; could you guys please check it out and vote for me. here is a link to my project https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Robot-Cheetah/ New Users: all you have to do is click the orange vote button on top right corner of that link and click vote for the three contests you see there How can I maximize my audience and get more votes?

Posted by rptech 4 years ago


New Holiday Treats Speed Contest

Whoa! It's a new speed contest! We were talking about all of our favorite holiday treats and we were getting pretty excited about the weeks to come. So excited that we decided to put up a new speed contest and give away laser-etched rolling pins.Our cool new Epilog laser cutter has a rotary attachment so we can etch cylindrical objects now. What better way to break it in than to etch in custom messages for those that win a rolling pin?So make something sweet and put up some tasty pics in an Instructable! Holiday Treats contest

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Geiger Lamp, Homemade Paper, Viking Shoes...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Create an energy-saving Instructable and you could win a MacBook Pro! April Fools Contest - Share your best pranks, tricks, and practical jokes! Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest - Open to any rubber band-powered contraption. Win cool books from Klutz!Burning Questions 7 - Answer our questions and win the love of thousands, or at least a spiffy new t-shirt! ThinkGeek Hacks Contest - Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate! Epilog Challenge - Enter any awesome project with a green twist for the chance to win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko! Viking Shoes JB Weld Casting Build Your Own Earth Box VHS Cassette Clock Win a laser cutter! Stretch, twist, and power something cool Ultimate DeskSquid / Helping Hand Get Your Two Year old to Spell Her Name Homemade Paper Baked Brie Featured questions from our new Answers section: What's the best poison oak treatment? Is there an easy way to run a computer/laptop from a car battery? Unclog Sink Pipes Geiger Lamp Make Your Own Wedding Invitations Build a Simple Security Camera Safe Let your geekiness shine! Share your best tricks! Key Ring Hex Bit Use Spaghetti to Paint Like Jackson Pollock Layered Glass Art Make a Quick Knife from a Clutch Finger Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


(newsletter) Confetti Cannon, Medieval Gauntlets, Cardboard Furniture...

Mar 5, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Enjoy modifying the things you buy? Then check out the new ThinkGeek Hacks Contest. Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate to ThinkGeek! Want to win a laser cutter?Enter any awesome project with a green twist in the Epilog Challenge and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko!The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest winners have been announced. See who won!We're in the running for best Classic website in the SXSW People's Choice Awards! Vote for us!New contest next week:The Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest will be open to any rubber band-powered contraption! Start tinkering now for the chance to win cool books from Klutz! Use Your Cell Phone on a Land Line Build a Medieval Gauntlet Pin Clock Exploding Confetti Cannon Win a laser cutter! Let your geekiness shine! Homemade Ranch Dressing Cheap Office or Room Divider Duct Tape Corsage and Flowers How to Propose - (Time Travel Edition) Featured question from the new Answers section: Does anyone know how to make a 3-phase wind power generator interface with a home's electric system? One-Touch Keypad Key Homemade Lox at 1/4 the Cost Cheap, Easy and Recycled Jewelry! Build Working Gears from Junkmail Coming Soon! See who won! Variable Soldering Iron Controller Chocolate Bowl Offline Mechanical Steampunkers' Blog Design Your Own Cardboard Furniture Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Improve your WiFi, Ultimate Breakfast Sausage, Chocolate Enchilada...

Feb 26, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to win a laser cutter?Enter any awesome project with a green twist in the Epilog Challenge and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko!The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest has closed for entries, but is open for voting through Sunday. Who should win the chocolate, or a date with Noah? Vote for your favorites!We're in the running for the best Classic website in the SXSW People's Choice Awards! Vote for us!Coming soonEnjoy modifying the things you buy? Then check out the upcoming ThinkGeek Hacks Contest. Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate to ThinkGeek! World's Greenest Water Pump by eltigre Get Smart Style Shoe Phone by gardners How to Make Anything by Stuart.Mcfarlan Learn Needle Tatting With Flower Pendant by TotusMel Win a laser cutter! Make Artificial Fishing Bait for Little to No $ by unexplained_3 The Portal Door by ddi7i4d Ear Bud Case from a Contact Lens Case by mowdish Simple Algae Home CO2 Scrubber by egbertfitzwilly Featured question from the new Answers section: Can I make a micro Tesla coil powered by a 9 volt battery? Asked in Offbeat by LaxLuvr Chocolate Tortilla Ice Cream Enchilada by sansoy What to do with an Old Computer by prodlad Steampunk Bluetooth Headset by Absconditus The Ultimate Breakfast Sausage by noahw Vote for your favorites! Do so much more with less! Make a WiFi Antenna by huang.wencong Optical Illusion - Falling Buildings by DoubleVision Power LEDs with AC by qs The Emergency Flash Drive by graphicsman Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Cheap Screenprinting, Bike Boombox, Pi Day...

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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Business Card Catapult, Easter Prank, Handheld Tesla Coil...

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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Laser Etching at Web 2.0 Expo

We've been at the Web 2.0 conference using our Epilog to laser etch all sorts of things for free. The biggest job that we did was a complete tattoo on a brand new MacBook Pro that a gadget blogger from Chile bought the previous day just for this! It was the biggest job of the show and took 26 minutes to do. Other etches usually take a lot less time as most people are etching phones (lots of iPhones).Check out some of our awesome pictures. Bring in your gear tomorrow, and we'll give it a tattoo too!More Links: CNET loved us Wired was inspired Fayer Wayer article with more pics Fabulous fractals QR codes more QR codes ... and a bit more video

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Gear Study

The last Friday of the month is a build day around Instructables HQ. I've been meaning to create some art involving gears of different pitches, so I took part of my build day to do a study in gears. These are two laser-cut acrylic gears I made on our Epilog 36EXT that are half 10 in pitch diameter and half 20 in pitch diameter. I advanced the 20 pitch side about one-half of a pitch. The gears were designed in OMAX Layout, which just happens to have a nice gear profile generator. I'm hopeful about putting together a set that gradually change pitch diameter.There's a bit of slop between the gears, and I'm taking advantage of it (at least in this set) to keep the teeth from colliding at the transition. They only rotate freely in one direction; in the other they bind.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Portfolio Based Contest

As I was browsing the past winners of the Epilog contest, I was struck by the fact that not a single grand prize winner has posted an instructable using the laser cutter they won! I assume one of the goals of contests is to keep members making. So, how can Instructables help ensure those once a year, high dollar, innaccessible prizes find their way into the hands of makers that will use them to further contribute to the community? I'd like to see a contest where members could submit a collection of their best instructables along with a statement as to why they deserve to win. Members, judges and/or staff could consider the member's entire portfolio, community participation, achievements, site loyalty, and future goals when choosing a winner. I imagine it could be similar to the IoT giveaways, but on a more grand scale, like the Makerspace contest. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago