Stealth

Anyone have any idea's to make yourself more stealthy?

Topic by orrichio 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone know how to make a cool stealth gadget?

You might have looked at my last question about fireless smoke and the game im making, but i was wondering if you had any other ideas. i've already begun making plans on a dart gun, a sort of camouflaged robe,  and light body armor for underneath it. so, wat do u got?

Question by mrfishy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Does anyone know of an mp3 player that turns on / off when external power is applied / removed?

Would anyone happen to know of a portable mp3 player that has some sort of setting to allow it turn on and off automatically when external power is cut, such as when it is plugged into an accessory outlet in a car? I am trying to design a simple, inexpensive, and stealthy sound system for a friend's reproduction classic car. There is no place for a standard head unit. What I would like to do is hide a small tripath type amp and a small portable mp3 player behind the dash. Any ideas?

Topic by Mr. Beefhead 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Off-Grid Stealth Cabin Plans

Hi everyone, I just entered my off-grid cabin design in the outdoors contest and I would like to invite you to view it, leave feedback and vote if you like the cabin and off-grid systems. I am a long time off-grid homesteader and I live in a 14x14 solar and wind powered cabin with many off-grid systems of my own design. My contest entry:   https://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-Stealth-Cabin-Plans/ Thanks LaMar

Topic by LaMar Solarcabin 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How can you make modded controllers undectectable to xbox live?

I was thinking of making some to sell but how do you make your modded controller undectable to xbox live? Also just a tip for everyone instead of making a button I was just going to connect it to the sync button like how my friend does it.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


programming a stealth USB caps locker problems? Answered

I have a problem programming my stealth USB caps locker (link)  the PCB is ready, the components soldered on, and ive made connections to my ghetto programmer. now, i opened programmers notepad and wanted to program it, but now it just gives a whole load of errors: > "make.exe" program set -e; avr-gcc -MM -mmcu=attiny45 -I. -g -Os -funsigned-char -funsigned-bitfields -fpack-struct -fshort-enums -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wa,-adhlns=main.lst  -std=gnu99 main.c \     | sed 's,\(.*\)\.o[ :]*,\1.o \1.d : ,g' > main.d; \     [ -s main.d ] || rm -f main.d main.c:19:20: error: usbdrv.h: No such file or directory main.c:20:21: error: oddebug.h: No such file or directory Compiling: main.c avr-gcc -c -mmcu=attiny45 -I. -g -Os -funsigned-char -funsigned-bitfields -fpack-struct -fshort-enums -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wa,-adhlns=main.lst  -std=gnu99 main.c -o main.o In file included from main.c:16: c:/winavr-20090313/lib/gcc/../../avr/include/util/delay.h:85:3: warning: #warning "F_CPU not defined for " main.c:19:20: error: usbdrv.h: No such file or directory main.c:20:21: error: oddebug.h: No such file or directory main.c:25: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'reportBuffer' main.c:26: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'idleRate' main.c:27: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'reportCount' main.c:33: error: 'USB_CFG_HID_REPORT_DESCRIPTOR_LENGTH' undeclared here (not in a function) main.c: In function 'buildReport': main.c:65: error: 'uchar' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:65: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once main.c:65: error: for each function it appears in.) main.c:65: error: expected ';' before 'key' main.c:68: error: 'reportCount' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:69: error: 'key' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:73: error: 'reportBuffer' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c: In function 'timerPoll': main.c:87: error: 'reportCount' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c: At top level: main.c:104: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'usbFunctionSetup' main.c: In function 'calibrateOscillator': main.c:143: error: 'uchar' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:143: error: expected ';' before 'step' main.c:144: error: expected ';' before 'trialValue' main.c:149: error: 'trialValue' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:149: error: 'step' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:150: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbMeasureFrameLength' main.c:157: error: 'optimumValue' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c: In function 'main': main.c:193: error: 'uchar' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:193: error: expected ';' before 'i' main.c:194: error: expected ';' before 'calibrationValue' main.c:196: error: 'calibrationValue' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:200: warning: implicit declaration of function 'odDebugInit' main.c:201: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbDeviceDisconnect' main.c:202: error: 'i' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:205: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbDeviceConnect' main.c:211: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbInit' main.c:215: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbPoll' main.c:222: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbInterruptIsReady' main.c:222: error: 'reportCount' undeclared (first use in this function) main.c:224: warning: implicit declaration of function 'usbSetInterrupt' main.c:224: error: 'reportBuffer' undeclared (first use in this function) make.exe: *** [main.o] Error 1 > Process Exit Code: 2 > Time Taken: 00:03 maybe its this: ""Download capslocker.hex and use AVR Studio or a standalone programming tool to write into the ATTiny45 Flash. Oh, you'll also need to select the fuse for PLL/1k clock source." thats what the maker of this thingie said, but what is the fuse for PLL/1k clock source? could it be that? when i use the .hex file, i get about the same. whats the problem? i didnt change anything.

Question by godofal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What could be a good name for this ible?

The isntructable is how to surf the internet without leaving any traces behind with a USB! Thanks

Question by vishalapr 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


which LED is best for the Super Night Vision, 850nm or the 970nm? I'm going for stealth.? Answered

The ebay site says that there is a red glow from the 850s and the 970s are invisible

Question by kuhldad 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Does anyone know how to make fireless smoke? Answered

Im inventing a game that uses a lot of stealth, but i cant risk a fire hazard in my woods. any help? and btw, if u live fond du lac, it may be comin soon. nowhere near finished yet...

Question by mrfishy 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Building a home-training program?

Sup all! I'm really interested in becoming a modern ninja, so I googled it a bit. In order to be an urban ninja, I will have to learn parkour and the highlighted of the traditional 18 ninja skills, others will be useless.(Horsemanship? It's Urban Ninjutu, in a city...) Check wikipedia here for more info. unarmed combat sword techniques stick and staff techniques throwing weapons techniques pyrotechnics and explosives disguise and impersonation stealth and entering methods water training tactics espionage escaping and concealment meteorology geography I need to find a good book/DVD series that will teach me traditional Ninjutsu, thus will teach me all of the listed skills. I want to focus mainly on unarmed combat, followed by stick, staff and sword techniques and weapon throwing. The rest is stealth, to sneak into places without being detected. That should make me a basic ninja. Finally, after I'll know these, I will study the less important skills - the italic skills.  What I ask for help is, to give me a good DVD or a book that will teach me either parkour or Taijutsu(unarmed combat). These are the things I want the most, explained before. I prefer the course to be free, like an online study course.

Question by netbus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Design Assistance Humbly Requested! Mylar + Flatscreen TV + Frame = Stealth TV Goodness

I am in the pre-panning stages of a project in which I would like to make a false over-the-mantle mirror to hide an LED TV using mylar on a motorized roll to pass over the television.  I will be building a frame and really need some brainstorming help with a starting off point for fabbing the mylar into a false mirror.  Parts, ideas, etc.  from a very simple, mechanical-tension model to more complex, electrically motorized design would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Topic by cepartin 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


(newsletter) Steampunk Top Hat, See-Through Concrete, Polaroid Camera Hack

Steampunk Top hat See-Through Concrete Non-Polaroid Film in a Polaroid Camera Fix Your Headphones Paracord Belt Cats Plastic Bags Traditional Carved Bone Pendant Hard Drive Rotary Sander Stealth Bumper Sticker Prank Under Shelf Spice Rack Disposable Camera Slave Flash Red Oak Pyramid Bow Guitars Heating and Cooling Jacket

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Ok I just Found a Cd reader section from an old computer. What can I make with any of the components?

Im thinking bout possibly making it into a stealth safe. but all I would need is the shell. Im not very electronical but I would love to make something cool out of the components on the insides. Theres Gears and wires and buttins and a small motor. Ohhh and the thingy-majig that reads the cd. Ohhh goody goody Im soo excited.

Question by CrawdadMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Grand Prize Winners - Halloween 2012

This is my second year serving as Contest Manager and I am always blown away at the content we get in through our Halloween Contest.  The creativity and craftsmanship that our authors put into their costumes, props, decorations, and food  is truly amazing!  It is the perfect time to shine for any maker and it is easily my favorite time of year to build. This year we received a whopping 1500 entries!  The editorial team had quite the daunting task of selecting the 2 grand prize winners. I'm excited to announce Stealth Iron Man with Electronics and Servos and the Mikey Costume as the grand prize winners! The Stealth Iron Man with Electronics and Servos by mizunohadouken took an incredible 8 months to build! Exceptional presentation and use of technical skills including 3D modeling and pepakura, microcontrollers to control costume animation and LED functionality proves this project is a stand out. The Mikey Costume by dericrw brings the classic TMNT to life!  I've implemented various casting techniques for projects, but my jaw drops when I look at this projects outstanding documentation and use of body casting!  It really transforms the subject into a different character.  The thing I love about this project is it is both aspirational and attainable to your everyday Halloween enthusiast. Congratulations Mizunohadouken and dericrw for a job well done!  Cheers! Carleyy Contest Manager

Topic by Carleyy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


whats the difference between all the 8pin attinys? Answered

I just cant find it, and yet i see  "attiny45" "attiny85" "attiny13" "attiny25" and some others all over the net, theyr all 8pin. what exactly is the difference? and can i use a C++ program for an attiny45 on a attiny13 without modifications? and if not, what do i need to alter? couse i want to make a stealth USB caps lockers (macetech.com/blog/node/46#comment-834) but i only have attiny13 lying around. i also like the blinking, singing, marioman (www.instructables.com/id/Marioman/)  but that also uses a different attiny...

Question by godofal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Time/date based portable digital voice recording system? See Collaborations

I’m new to instructables & need input for digital voice recording system for memory impaired people (no short term memory) Need to record real time based voice all day/ everyday in stealth mode. Need time & stamped into recording/ otherwise it is too time-consuming & software intense & $$ to be practical/ which means it will not work. Never working in the past because of hassles with analog tape systems & not time/date linked. Music industry had the newest digital voice recorders w removable memory but not time based & microphones choice is wide range especially w/o experience. Need to search & recall audio files using an appointment type schedule or Day-Timer as a reference. Controls need to be simple on/off, preferably on by default (remember, users r memory impaired & will forget to turn things on). Without time base into original recording, it's hard to delete not needed recording time files. I'm now thinking small camcorders can record higher quality, be time based/ & provide more control, options, etc over regular recording. Brain injuries & dementia cause most memory loss problems. This system is considered adaptive equipment for disabilities. I'm hope instructables has the users with technical background who can help with this project because I'm @ a standstill pulling it together. Anyone with electrical audio engineering background? How many M's r out there? Digital audio combines new stuff from several industries. Mics from music & hearing aids, stealth portable wiring already in mp3 jackets & vests. Anyone interested? I don’t know how collaborations work & this may be the first according to the website? rafdo designs

Topic by rafdo 12 years ago


Nutty, wild, possibly illegal but bold idea: TV channel change prank

Materials: High output IR light/beacon Power source Cable tv remote or equivalent code sender High altitude urban viewpoint Stealth attire The basic scheme is to send out a high output IR signal from this beacon to cable boxes to switch channels .  The signal would be bright enough to reflect into any facing windows and reach the cable box IR receiver. It might hopefully affect tv's within a radius of a mile? Or more! If performed at a certain appointed time, say, at the beginning of the Super Bowl, to tune in to, say, the History Channel, it's possible the effect will show up in the Neilson ratings as a momentary blip, before annoyed football fans switch their tv's back. Guerrilla social mischief. If successful. Thanks.

Topic by bilham 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Kiteman visits Torchwood...

We just got back from a trip to South Wales - lovely weather, and we managed to visit a couple of iconic locations; The stealth entrance to Torchwood. It's just a real shame that the base got destroyed last year, so the kerbstone wasn't working... Pendine Sands. Unfortunately, the Sands but up against an active MoD firing range, so most of it was shut (we could hear explosions and something that sounded like the mother of all machine guns). We did get to play on the sand, though - it is astonishingly flat, and very firm.  Apparently that's all down to the precise shape and size of the grains. I also found a new favourite castle (Kidwelly), and Conker-X found a new favourite duck (White Headed), and Roger-X was savaged by yet another species (Coscoroba Swan). If anybody is planning a holiday, we can all heartily recommend a stay in South Wales.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


whats your knex gun arsenals

Just wanted to know what the best guns are out and what everyone has got which show how much knex they have got sort of but anyway here is mineI have the ww2 springfeild by knex stealth https://www.instructables.com/id/WW2-Springfield/I also have the top loading rifle by dutchj http://knexinnovation.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t;=846and also have the slide action pistol by me which i will be posting soonand also have the br36 thing by bakenbitz http://knexinnovation.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t;=798also the sniper rifle by meon the picture with the slide out its not normally that bent its just cause I took the rubber bands of of it to make it stay in that position also i couldnt find the br36 i think its in my loft or someting like that dunno but i have got it built up somewere

Topic by knex mad 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2010-04-30

.  Here's the lastest counts: lemonie:355 Re-design:324 frollard:241 Steveastrouk:185 Kiteman:165 orksecurity:160 seandogue:138 GuardianFox:132 kelseymh:139 NachoMahma:95 ZEROGX:83 Burf:83 RavingMadStudios:76 AndyGadget:67 NobodyInParticular:58 jeff-o:51 jtobako:48 alex-sharetskiy:43 Grathio:44 DJ+Radio:43 MahavishnuMan:44 Killer~SafeCracker:39 Gorfram:35 UziMonkey:34 11010010110:33 mikeasaurus:33 Joe+Martin:32 Jayefuu:30 caitlinsdad:26 gmoon:27 rickharris:23 AngryRedhead:22 Jack+A+Lopez:24 killerjackalope:20 Mr.+Stealth:20 cyberpageman:18 ChrysN:18 Prfesser:18 RelaxedSoup:18 siliconghost:18 karnuvap:17 randofo:17 CameronSS:15 fwjs28:15 iPodGuy:15 Zengineer1618:13 ewilhelm:12 canida:11 Goodhart:11 purduecer:11 Hiyadudez:10 kevinhannan:10 acidbass:10 gmjhowe:6 yokozuna:4 The+Ideanator:2 LoneWolf:3

Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

I REALLY want Wireless headphones, but the caveat is that I want them to be earbuds.  I've seen people do all sorts of things to the big bulky ones, but I need these for stealth; I wanna listen to music in school! haha Don't try and tell me I ought to be studying either! =P The original plan was to use an RF transmitter and a RF receiver for each earbud, but RF modulation is static-ey and is subject to a LOT of interference. So the alternative is Bluetooth or other means of digital modulation.  I can't find a way to make your own "bluetooth" per se, leaving the only option to cannibalize another bluetooth device. Below is a quick sketch of what I had in mind.  I know there's more to it like resistors and whatnot, but I'll let you folks figure that stuff out. XD The idea is that the headphone hook around your ear and the receiver will hang off the back of your ear.  If you have any questions, just ask! =D Thanks for your help!!

Topic by dionysus.god 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Answer Counts as of 2010-04-11

.  As of Sunday, March 11, 2010, the following ppl have received patches (Username:#BestAnswers): lemonie:334 Re-design:315 frollard:235 Steveastrouk:175 Kiteman:163 orksecurity:146 seandogue:133 GuardianFox:128 kelseymh:126 .  The other ppl on the check list are: NachoMahma:86 ZEROGX:79 Burf:78 AndyGadget:66 RavingMadStudios:60 NobodyInParticular:58 jtobako:46 alex-sharetskiy:43 KillerSafeCracker:43 Grathio:41 DJ+Radio:41 MahavishnuMan:41 jeff-o:38 Gorfram:35 UziMonkey:34 11010010110:33 Joe+Martin:33 mikeasaurus:32 Jayefuu:29 caitlinsdad:26 AngryRedhead:22 gmoon:21 rickharris:21 Mr.+Stealth:20 Jack+A+Lopez:21 killerjackalope:20 cyberpageman:20 ChrysN:18 siliconghost:18 RelaxedSoup:18 karnuvap:17 Prfesser:16 CameronSS:15 randofo:15 fwjs28:15 iPodGuy:15 Zengineer1618:13 ewilhelm:12 kevinhannan:11 purduecer:11 canida:11 gmjhowe:6 yokozuna:2

Topic by NachoMahma 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Silhouette Cameo Black Friday Discounts

Remember that great Papercraft Challenge we ran with Silhouette a while back, where they gave away a CAMEO as the top prize?  Well, now Silhouette wants to share some great discounts with all of Instructables for Black Friday. These are the details for the Silhouette Black Friday discounts: Visit http://silhouetteamerica.com/blackfriday.aspx with promo code INSTRUCTABLES for: 1 Silhouette CAMEO® plus 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition (MSRP $349.98) for $229.99 1 Silhouette Portrait™ for $179.99 40 percent off at silhouetteamerica.com The discount is good through the whole week, so even if you're anti-Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you can still benefit from some great deals.   Not sure what  a Silhouette can do for you?  Author mizunohadouken made an entire Stealth Iron Man Costume which snagged a Grand Prize in the Halloween contest!   What will you make with yours? (Offer only valid at silhouetteamerica.com. Expires November 30, 2012. Rain checks not available. % discount excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait™, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards).

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Are Pro Badges on profile images optional?

(Sorry if I've usurped the First Post with something that is not of concern to anybody else.) The only reason that I haven't whipped out my PayPal account and "turned pro" yet is that I'd feel unconfortable with the "Pro" badge on my profile image (or avatar, or whatever one calls it). Please note that I don't feel that this applies to anyone but me, but having the "pro" badge on my image would make me feel as if I were sort of lording it over all the non-pro members, kind of an "I put my money where my 1's & 0's are, and you didn't, so nyah-nyah-na-nyah-nyah..." thing. Again, this is not how I feel about others who already have "Pro" badges on their images (in fact, I think Kiteman's badge makes him look extra-cute :), just how I - me, myself, Gorfram - would feel about having it on my - mine, my own, Gorfram's - image. And I fully expect that I am the only person anywhere who feels this way. But would it maybe be possible to become a sort of "stealth Pro" and not have the badge on my image? Thanks.

Topic by Gorfram 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2010-06-01

Best Answers Count for 2010-06-01 lemonie:375 Re-design:362 frollard:243 Steveastrouk:211 Kiteman:174 orksecurity:174 kelseymh:153 seandogue:147 GuardianFox:131 NachoMahma:108 Burf:94 ZEROGX:94 RavingMadStudios:94 AndyGadget:69 NobodyInParticular:58 jeff-o:51 jtobako:51 Grathio:47 MahavishnuMan:48 DJ Radio:47 mikeasaurus:46 alex-sharetskiy:43 Killer~SafeCracker:39 Gorfram:36 UziMonkey:34 11010010110:33 Joe Martin:32 Jayefuu:34 gmoon:29 Jack A Lopez:29 caitlinsdad:26 rickharris:25 AngryRedhead:24 killerjackalope:23 Mr. Stealth:20 Prfesser:20 siliconghost:19 cyberpageman:20 ChrysN:19 RelaxedSoup:18 karnuvap:19 randofo:17 MichelMoermans:18 CameronSS:15 fwjs28:16 iPodGuy:15 yokozuna:14 Shadowman39:13 Zengineer1618:13 ewilhelm:12 acidbass:12 canida:11 Goodhart:12 purduecer:11 Hiyadudez:10 kevinhannan:10 Lithium Rain:9 The Ideanator:9 plane phanatic:9 M4industries:8 gmjhowe:6 nickodemus:6 kcls:5 LoneWolf:3 artificialintelligence:3 wrivera6:3

Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Random Knex challenge 3- Mechanisms! WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Hey guys! Yes, it is me again, and Im back with my 3rd challenge- knex mechanisms! :-) WINNER ANNOUNCED! SOORY TO SAY THAT HTIS CHALLENGE WAS NOT AS POPULAR AS THE OTHERS, BUT ANYWHOO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I PRESENT THE WINNER: MIKSTR2 WITH HIS NEW TRIGGER MECH! CONGRATS, YOU WIN A PATCH ALONG WITH THE OTHER PRIZES I MENTIONED! Prize: A patch 5* on all of your ibles Fave all of your ibles Subscription from me :) Anyway, here are some rules for this challenge: Must be a new mechanism  Must be 100% Knex (string is also allowed  Things you can make could include: Gun mechs, roller coaster mechs(such as automatic gates), motor switch-on mechs,ect... Must be done by the 12th of dec. List of entrants for this round:   Killer~safecracker   -Entry- Mr.Doomsday (New bullet lock) and                                                   a way to make noise with Knex! Haon   -Entry- Seleziona   -Entry- kNeXFreak   -Entry- A new repeating crossbow mech (He asked me not to show a pic and                                     a new type of shotgun ammo (KFC ammo) Mr. Stealth   -Entry- TheDunkis   -Entry- Jollex   -Entry- Bigdylan91  -Entry- Mikestr2   -Entry- A new trigger mech Cm'on, you know you want to enter... go on, do it, enter! Hehe :) Anyway, good luck to anyone who enters!      

Topic by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2011-02-06

11010010110 34 acidbass 34 alex-sharetskiy 45 AndyGadget 101 AngryRedhead 40 artificialintelligence 4 beckervdejazz.com 17 Burf 178 caitlinsdad 26 CameronSS 19 canida 12 ChrysN 32 cyberpageman 22 DJ+Radio 65 dombeef 1 ewilhelm 11 Flannel+UK 6 frollard 347 fwjs28 16 gmjhowe 6 gmoon 36 Goodhart 13 Gorfram 51 Grathio 52 Hiyadudez 14 iPodGuy 17 Jack+A+Lopez 96 JamesRPatrick 8 Jayefuu 52 jeff-o 97 Joe+Martin 40 jtobako 63 karnuvap 22 kcls 12 kelseymh 251 kevinhannan 12 Killer~SafeCracker 40 killerjackalope 27 Kiteman 222 Koosie 9 Kryptonite 11 lemonie 488 Lithium+Rain 13 lizzyastro 5 LoneWolf 5 M4industries 11 MahavishnuMan 54 megametal8 2 MichelMoermans 24 mikeasaurus 62 Mr.+Stealth 20 NachoMahma 163 nickodemus 19 NobodyInParticular 59 orksecurity 334 plane+phanatic 9 Prfesser 26 purduecer 11 randofo 23 RavingMadStudios 126 Re-design 596 RelaxedSoup 17 rickharris 101 seandogue 214 Shadowman39 21 siliconghost 28 Steveastrouk 438 uniqueutopia 13 UziMonkey 34 Willard2.0 9 wrivera6 11 yokozuna 59 Zengineer1618 13 zero.gx 90 drpepper1234 error: 400 member: drpepper1234 does not exist GuardianFox error: 400 member: GuardianFox does not exist knuckel error: no Best Answers data for member: knuckel

Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Just HOW contraversial is this really? (Also: The Dunkis's Flat knex pistol review.)

I know this subject has been brought up before, but I'm the first one to actually have video documentation on this topic to my knowledge:  While I'm at it I might as well review TD's Flat knex pistol because I don't feel like making a separate topic for that: Design- 7/10.  It succeeds at being compact and flat but this results in some tradeoffs, such as a tiny handle.  Bullet lock does not work too well, the ammo falls off given a good shaking. Range- 6/10.  About 25 feet with oodammo, with 2 #64's.  Any more bands, and I have problems pulling the trigger.  I'm gonna go easy on this rating because it's a compact gun for showing off. Comfort- 7/10.  Sure the handle is flat, but it's also tiny and pretty hard to grip if you have larger hands.  Also the pin tends to hit my hand a bit if I'm not careful due to this. Innovation- 8/10. It's the first truly flat knex gun, but it also sacrifices functionality. Trigger- 8/10.  It blocks near the back of the barrel, but the part you pull breaks easily with more than 2 bands.  It's comfortable though and the spacers don't fall off. Overall- 7/10.  It's a novelty show-off but nothing too powerful.  Great for stealth if you ever needed to hide it.

Topic by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2010-10-27

. In alphabetical order: 11010010110 - 34 acidbass - 26 alex-sharetskiy - 43 AndyGadget - 76 AngryRedhead - 31 artificialintelligence - 4 beckervdejazz.com - 12 Burf - 145 caitlinsdad - 26 CameronSS - 16 canida - 11 ChrysN - 26 cyberpageman - 21 DJ+Radio - 58 dombeef - 1 ewilhelm - 12 frollard - 291 fwjs28 - 16 gmjhowe - 6 gmoon - 32 Goodhart - 13 Gorfram - 48 Grathio - 51 GuardianFox - 134 Hiyadudez - 13 iPodGuy - 17 Jack+A+Lopez - 74 Jayefuu - 50 jeff-o - 88 Joe+Martin - 38 jtobako - 55 karnuvap - 19 kcls - 11 kelseymh - 199 kevinhannan - 12 Killer~SafeCracker - 40 killerjackalope - 26 Kiteman - 199 Koosie - 9 Kryptonite - 11 lemonie - 446 Lithium+Rain - 12 lizzyastro - 5 LoneWolf - 3 M4industries - 11 MahavishnuMan - 54 megametal8 - 2 MichelMoermans - 23 mikeasaurus - 55 Mr.+Stealth - 20 NachoMahma - 144 nickodemus - 17 NobodyInParticular - 58 orksecurity - 280 plane+phanatic - 9 Prfesser - 23 purduecer - 11 randofo - 22 RavingMadStudios - 117 Re-design - 544 RelaxedSoup - 19 rickharris - 70 seandogue - 185 Shadowman39 - 15 siliconghost - 28 Steveastrouk - 346 The+Ideanator - 9 UziMonkey - 34 Willard2.0 - 8 wrivera6 - 10 yokozuna - 47 Zengineer1618 - 13 zero.gx - 89 .  Sorry to be so long with the update, but I've been waiting for kelseymh or Kiteman to hit 200. Finally gave up waiting. :)

Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2011-05-21

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Topic by NachoMahma 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2010-08-23

. Here's the Best Answers Count for August 23, 2010. Enjoy. Re-design 481 lemonie 425 Steveastrouk 273 frollard 267 orksecurity 229 Kiteman 184 kelseymh 172 seandogue 165 GuardianFox 132 NachoMahma 127 Burf 117 RavingMadStudio 109 AndyGadget 74 jeff-o 59 NobodyInParticular 58 DJ Radio 57 jtobako 53 MahavishnuMan 53 Grathio 51 rickharris 51 mikeasaurus 49 Gorfram 47 Jack A Lopez 47 Jayefuu 44 alex-sharetskiy 43 Killer~SafeCracker 40 Joe Martin 38 UziMonkey 34 11010010110 34 gmoon 31 yokozuna 28 caitlinsdad 26 AngryRedhead 24 ChrysN 24 killerjackalope 23 MichelMoermans 23 cyberpageman 21 siliconghost 21 acidbass 20 Mr. Stealth 20 Prfesser 20 randofo 20 karnuvap 19 RelaxedSoup 18 fwjs28 16 iPodGuy 16 CameronSS 15 Goodhart 13 Zengineer1618 13 ewilhelm 12 kevinhannan 12 Lithium Rain 12 nickodemus 12 Shadowman39 12 canida 11 Hiyadudez 11 M4industries 11 purduecer 11 Kryptonite 10 plane phanatic 10 kcls 9 Koosie 9 The Ideanator 9 Willard2.0 7 gmjhowe 6 artificialintelligence 4 wrivera6 4 LoneWolf 3 megametal8 1 ----- Best Answers Monitor v1.01.02 (2010-05-05) by NachoMahma Original Perl script by Jayefuu. Regex help provided by kelseymh. The people who wrote and helped with this script are all members of Instructables.com (Ibles), but Ibles did not participate in the development and is in no way associated with this project. If something screws up, blame NachoMahma, not Ibles. Script ran in 252.9629368782 seconds.

Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2011-04-08

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Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Best Answers Count For 2011-08-20

90 Iblers checked: 11010010110 34 acidbass 38 alex-sharetskiy 44 AndyGadget 149 AngryRedhead 40 artificialintelligence 4 beckervdejazz.com 15 blkhawk 13 Burf 220 caitlinsdad 26 CameronSS 20 canida 12 caarntedd 41 ChrysN 45 cyberpageman 22 diyoutdoorsman 13 DJ Radio 68 dombeef 3 Dr. Pepper 23 ewilhelm 11 Flannel UK 11 frollard 413 fwjs28 16 gmjhowe 6 gmoon 48 Goodhart 14 Gorfram 52 Grathio 53 Hiyadudez 15 iceng 67 iPodGuy 17 Jack A Lopez 137 JamesRPatrick 11 Jayefuu 60 jeff-o 103 Joe Martin 41 jtobako 64 karnuvap 22 kcls 12 kelseymh 303 -- kelseymh has passed a milestone! -- kevinhannan 16 Killer~SafeCracker 40 killerjackalope 28 Kiteman 256 Koosie 9 Kryptonite 12 lemonie 529 Lithium Rain 13 lizzyastro 5 LoneWolf 7 M4industries 11 MahavishnuMan 54 MegaMetal8 2 MichelMoermans 24 mikeasaurus 71 Mr. Stealth 20 NachoMahma 178 nfk11 2 nickodemus 19 NobodyInParticular 59 Nutrition Man 11 orksecurity 471 outofyurworld 3 patriots8888 9 plane phanatic 9 Prfesser 30 purduecer 11 randofo 26 RavingMadStudios 127 Re-design 639 RelaxedSoup 17 rickharris 180 seandogue 242 Shadowman39 22 siliconghost 29 Sorunome 5 Steveastrouk 578 The+Ideanator 23 TitanTechRobotics 4 uniqueutopia 20 username252 2 UziMonkey 34 Willard2.0 9 wrivera6 13 yokozuna 96 Zengineer1618 13 zero.gx 90 Zero BAs (soon to be deleted): ehudwill 0 GuardianFox 0 knuckel 0 Added to list recently: knexinventer vishalapar Vyger Credits: Best Answers Monitor v1.00.04 (2011-04-25) by NachoMahma (Original Perl script by Jayefuu) (Regex help provided by kelseymh) Patches and other graphics by caitlinsdad

Topic by NachoMahma 7 years ago


compiler wont compile, cant figure out the errors, help please? Answered

I have a problem programming my stealth USB caps locker (link )  the PCB is ready, the components soldered on, and ive made connections to my ghetto programmer. now, i opened programmers notepad and wanted to program it, but now it just gives a whole load of errors: > "make.exe" program Linking: main.elf avr-gcc -mmcu=attiny45 -I. -g -Os -funsigned-char -funsigned-bitfields -fpack-struct -fshort-enums -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wa,-adhlns=main.o  -std=gnu99 main.o   --output main.elf -Wl,-Map=main.map,--cref -lm main.o: In function `usbFunctionSetup': I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:108: undefined reference to `usbMsgPtr' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:108: undefined reference to `usbMsgPtr' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:115: undefined reference to `usbMsgPtr' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:115: undefined reference to `usbMsgPtr' main.o: In function `main': I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:211: undefined reference to `usbInit' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:215: undefined reference to `usbPoll' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:222: undefined reference to `usbTxLen1' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:224: undefined reference to `usbSetInterrupt' main.o: In function `calibrateOscillator': I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:150: undefined reference to `usbMeasureFrameLength' I:\portableapps\programmers notepad\programma's\CapsLocker/main.c:160: undefined reference to `usbMeasureFrameLength' make.exe: *** [main.elf] Error 1 > Process Exit Code: 2 > Time Taken: 00:01 i believe its a problem with the makefile, but i cant find out what it is anyway. heres the complete zip file: zip file the makefile in that zip doesnt work (for me) so i use one of another program, and with that i get the errors placed above. if you need that makefile, please leave a reply, il try to get it online.

Question by godofal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


TARC (Team America Rocketry Challenge) 2008

TARC (Team America Rocketry Challenge) is the world's largest rocketry competition. Teams must design, simulate, build, and fly a rocket capable of carrying two raw eggs to 750 feet (no more, no less). The eggs must stay aloft, under a parachute, for precisely 45 seconds. About 700 high school teams compete each year, and the top 100 teams are invited to the finals in Washington DC. My team (#6081) was invited this year. We are a first year team and we finished 13th out of 643 teams. Here' what happened: We woke up bright and early on Saturday to prep the rocket. We put it on the launch pad and declared that it was ready to fly. The rocket zoomed up to 742 feet and stayed aloft for about 41.5 seconds (the goals are 750ft (no more, no less) and 45 seconds (again; no more, no less)). Both raw eggs survived the journey and we were awarded a score of 15.02 (the lower the better). We watched nervously as the other 99 teams launched their rockets. By around 1:30, nearly every team had launched and we were in 7th place! The top 18 teams are required to fly again (the average of the two scores is used to determine the rankings). As we were preparing the rocket, the Stealth B2 Bomber flew overhead - it was spectacular! With the B2 safely out of the way, launching resumed. Our rocket (because the winds suddenly died) flew higher than expected to an altitude of 783 feet and stayed aloft for 44 seconds, giving us a score of around 35. Unfortunately, this score demoted us to 13th place. After the initial disappointment, we were thrilled - our first-year rocketry team had beaten 643 other teams from around the country - we were in the top 2% of rocketry teams all over the United States of America! In addition, because we were one of the top 18 teams, we were invited to attend the NASA Student Launch Initiative (SLI). SLI offers a stipend for a teacher to attend a week long program with NASA focusing on how to integrate hands-on aerospace projects into math and science classrooms. After completion of the program, student rocketry team members are invited to submit a proposal to NASA for a rocket designed to fly one mile high with a scientific payload. If approved by NASA engineers, NASA hires us to build - and fly - our proposed rocket. The entire team is thrilled to have this opportunity! I thought many students who browse this forum might benefit from this post. TARC is an amazing opportunity, and with so many ingenious people on Instructables, the veteran teams will have to fight hard next year!

Topic by icinnamon 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Eyeclops night vision 2 review

              I haven't used the eyeclops night vision 1, so I can't make any comparisons. From the photographs, you can see two sets of lights on either side and a ring of leds around the camera lens. When in low power or "stealth" mode, only the lights on the sides are on. In the dark, the glow very dimly, you have to be 3 feet or less to see  them glow and it's still very dim. When in long range mode, the lights on the sides turn off, replaced by the circle of lights in the middle. These are clearly visible at close range, even in daytime, although still with less intensity as a red led. The knob toward the eyepiece is for adjustment of eye. I don't see what it does. The knob on the end near the camera adjusts focus. Seeing things at long range clearly and close range clearly require different adjustments. It's real infrared technology. You can switch between "military" and "spy" The difference between "military" and "spy isn't much. One of them is normal, infrared vision, and the other applies a green layer, making it seem like the view from COD. The 6 knobs along the middle don't do anything.  It uses 7.5 volts using 5 AA batteries. There there is only one LCD, despite it claiming dual LCD technology. The skirt on the eyepiece is detachable. The strap feels pretty cheap, I plan on making it into a head light sort of thing later with paracord or elastics. Objects appear closer and you have no peripheral vision though. The latter problem is something all night vision goggles have. Overall, it's not a bad deal for a $50 toy. The most annyoing thing is that the dials are a bit loose, so running or shaking them makes a rattling sound, giving away your position if you were doing covert sneaking around or playing a prank.        This is useful for scanning an area in the dark without revealing your location. It's also useful for night spying. What this toy cannot do is read words or anything in detail the size of words. Although navigation is possible, the lack or peripheral vision is a problem. Possible Mods: Add an airsoft or rc car battery to replace the 5 AA batteries. The half near the eye piece can be cut off I think. You would have to add a new compartment for the batteries though and the light from the LCD would leak out. I would add a strap of two so you can use it hands free. I would also attach a smal telescope or lens backward so objects appear normal distance. The peripheral vision problem could hypothetically be solved the same way people make DIY fisheye lenses. Extra infrared LEDs flashlights and other lights could be added around a house, allowing you to cover up the lights, not exposing your position. Another idea is infrared led throwies. They would function like NATO infrared glow sticks, allowing people to track a certain target or where to fire.

Topic by starwing123 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables' Alternate Reality Game. Why not?

While I was at work I hit on an idea.  The instructable's community if filled with people with broad expertise, talents and interests from all over the world.  This is the key element in both creating and solving alternate reality games.  For those who may not know, an ARG is a game that is played by hiding clues around the world for people to find and solve.  These clues can be extremely vague or even downright unbelievable.  This sounds daunting and like it wouldn't work but it actually works better than you could believe.  ARG's have been used to promote movies, products, etc by engaging players in a reality within our own and attracting press attention.  Some better known examples are: A.I.(The Beast) - This site also includes some other examples Star Trek - this one is unbelievably complicated but with thousands of dedicated fans it was pretty much solved. The thought is we, the community here at instructables.com, could run an ARG to draw in people and the media to promote a topic of our choice using the people and talents found here.  If we work together we might be able to succeed at something amazing and promote instructables or even environmentally friendly lifestyles and technology.  I don't know if I personally have the time to fully dedicate myself to something as big as this and I have never had the chance to participate in one but with the right group of instructable members this could become a reality. Story example:  Messages from a future where the world is coming to an end due to widespread global disasters begin to appear all over the planet warning and guiding its players through efforts that might be able to prevent such a future.  It might even be possible to run the game over several years/decades and never let people know if it is real, just a game, or even who is doing it.  If done right, this might even cause people to affect evironmental change in their area. This would work kind of like the biggest, longest stealth flash mob ever created : )  The benefit is the costs would be significantly lower than traditional ARG's since we are all over the world and know how to do/build amazing things and love doing so in our free time. Any thoughts? I would suggest that specific details should be kept out of public forums like this one to prevent an information leak if this becomes a reality. UPDATE:  I have setup a webpage(http://arg.42dotservegame.org) to help manage the different aspects of a multi-user project like this.  The page is restricted to only those that have been invited to join.  To get an invite, please PM me and I will get you setup with an account.  The username will be the same as your instructable username to prevent confusion.  This is to limit access initially until everything gets rolling.  Later, active users will be given rights to invite others they think will be good resources.  As of right now there are still some things that need to be worked on within the page but I think it is functional enough to be used.  Features that are provided are: -Integrated chat -Forums -Wiki -News -Calendar -Limited/restricted file uploads and downloads

Topic by critterfluffy 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Updates and junk

Howdy. It's that guy who posts like once every 5 months and says he'll make something but never does. I try, I really do, but then I lose interest in whatever I'm working on, forget about it, and get back into class work. Just to reiterate, I'm on my last semester of college and I just had a job interview, so crossing my fingers that I'll get the job. It's for an associate software engineer position if anyone cares. Programming and crud. Woo. But it'll pay quite handsomely, enough so I may invest in more K'nex in the future. Anyway, once I finish college and get the job (I'm like 85% sure I have it already) I'll pretty much be free to my hobbies after work. I'll have moved out and be living with my friend's parents (awkward) until he moves out and gets a house, in which then I'll live with him until I'm ready to get my own. The point of mentioning this is that other than playing games with him, I won't really have much to do so I'll probably get back into K'nex and do a lot more than I have been since starting college. Hope the community hasn't died off yet. I'm working on a capstone project to graduate, a website that hosts an IRL game of sorts that I came up with. I don't want to link to it yet, but just be on the lookout for when I do. I plan on getting a demo of the game up within the next two weeks or so.  So, here's the last thing I was working on before I went on another hiatus. I basically wanted to make a just for fun, but still decent gun that'd perform better than the UMP. I call it the Ninjato, going along with the SMRI theme. The ninjato is often portrayed in Hollywood as a small, katana-like sword wielded by ninjas. So I considered this gun in a similar relation to the SMRI, something based more on compactness and stealth rather than a signature weapon. The idea is that if it were a real firearm, it'd be a compact, internally silenced SMG. There are some obvious resemblances to the SMRI (I'm really liking the rail system and sights I developed)  and the UMP. It was haphazardly thrown together in many ways, such as a really cruddy trigger guard I meant to be temporary and no trigger system yet. I was also meaning to get a stock on it and get it firing before I showed any pictures, but of course I never did and I've left it to sit unnoticed for too long. The magazine was meant to have an internal pusher and of course attach UMP style, though it had broken pieces so I was iffy on it. I thought about using it to make a horizontal-mag weapon, though. Overall, the gun looks weird I admit, especially without a stock, but I figured I'd show it anyway. I don't plan on finishing it. Anyway, my next project I'm thinking is to go even simpler than the Ninjato. I thought that I'd more easily complete a smaller weapon and apparently and SMG-esque weapon still wasn't small enough to keep my attention. Well, my natural calling is pistols so I figured with the revival of essentially the sidearm fad, I'll have a go at making a version 2 of my TDSS, again mostly just for fun. And also considering that Instructables somehow lost my old TDSS instructable, it seems fitting. I'm very busy, so I really hope I can dish this one out ASAP.

Topic by TheDunkis 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Top 50 lists for answers in 2009

The Answers section has seen a lot of activity with loads of questions and plenty of good answers. To salute the curious and the knowledgeable, we are posting three top 50 lists. One for the best answers, one for questions, and a third for total answers. Enjoy! Top 50 members with best answers     member best answers 1 lemonie 250 2 frollard 191 3 Re-design 177 4 Kiteman 118 5 GuardianFox 107 6 seandogue 106 7 kelseymh 104 8 orksecurity 103 9 steveastrouk 102 10 ZEROGX 72 11 NachoMahma 60 12 NobodyInParticular 55 13 AndyGadget 52 14 jtobako 42 15 alex-sharetskiy 40 16 KillerSafeCracker 37 17 Burf 35 18 Gorfram 35 19 11010010110 34 20 UziMonkey 34 21 mikeasaurus 32 22 Grathio 28 23 Joe Martin 28 24 caitlinsdad 25 25 DJ Radio 24 26 MahavishnuMan 20 27 Mr. Stealth 20 28 rickharris 19 29 jeff-o 18 30 ChrysN 17 31 RelaxedSoup 17 32 cyberpageman 16 33 gmoon 15 34 CameronSS 15 35 RavingMadStudios 15 36 randofo 15 37 Jayefuu 14 38 karnuvap 14 39 killerjackalope 14 40 AngryRedhead 13 41 fwjs28 13 42 iPodGuy 13 43 Prfesser 13 44 Zengineer1618 12 45 ewilhelm 12 46 Jack A Lopez 12 47 kevinhannan 11 48 purduecer 11 49 canida 11 50 siliconghost 11 Top 50 members with questions asked   member questions asked 1 PKTraceur 50 2 knexsuperbulderfreak 49 3 XOIIO 48 4 sharlston 41 5 Berkin 39 6 ReCreate 37 7 NYPA 36 8 miiwii3 35 9 mad magoo 34 10 _Ko0LaiD_ 28 11 flanimal 28 12 cyc4015 27 13 godofal 25 14 Re-design 25 15 Zem 24 16 trf 23 17 madrasi 22 18 TOCO 22 19 LuminousObject 22 20 codongolev 22 21 albylovesscience 21 22 nepheron 21 23 The Ideanator 21 24 CrawdadMan 21 25 Zaphod Beeblebrox 18 26 DJ Radio 18 27 Gorfram 18 28 Thelonelysandwitch 18 29 led235 18 30 robots199 17 31 kevinhannan 17 32 thecookiemonster 17 33 CameronSS 17 34 Bert99 17 35 Shadow Ops 17 36 afw11 17 37 jovenhatsjr 17 38 shawnf 16 39 Yashknowsbetter 16 40 anna rox 16 41 UbuntuNinja 16 42 bowmaster 16 43 animan1 15 44 brandegor 15 45 cdubnbird 15 46 arnold54 14 47 bwpatton1 14 48 Wafflicious 14 49 KillerSafeCracker 14 50 vince 09 14 Top 50 members with answers given   member answers given 1 lemonie 4422 2 seandogue 2943 3 frollard 2573 4 Re-design 2504 5 steveastrouk 1843 6 orksecurity 1460 7 Kiteman 1451 8 NachoMahma 1095 9 kelseymh 1022 10 GuardianFox 955 11 alex-sharetskiy 889 12 NobodyInParticular 777 13 jtobako 728 14 DJ Radio 675 15 ZEROGX 665 16 11010010110 624 17 AndyGadget 517 18 Burf 494 19 RavingMadStudios 443 20 ReCreate 405 21 Gorfram 397 22 jeff-o 372 23 fwjs28 370 24 Joe Martin 344 25 kevinhannan 327 26 robotguy4 313 27 KillerSafeCracker 312 28 rickharris 278 29 Jayefuu 274 30 acidbass 267 31 mikeasaurus 263 32 sharlston 256 33 geodez 240 34 UziMonkey 239 35 Kryptonite 239 36 caitlinsdad 238 37 XOIIO 233 38 Z.. 232 39 TigerNod 218 40 drbill 210 41 Bartboy 204 42 Molten Boron 203 43 cyberpageman 200 44 I_am_Canadian 190 45 iPodGuy 189 46 MahavishnuMan 189 47 Goodhart 184 48 logic boy 181 49 Chicken2209 177 50 PKTraceur 177

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Birding Challenge Official Rules

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You should make your own inquiries and seek your own advice on this issue. If you have reviewed the entry requirements for the Contest, believe your project qualifies for entry, and want to enter it in the Contest, leave a comment on the Contest Page, and include a link to your published project. Projects published prior to the Start Date are not eligible for entry. You may not register the same Instructables project in more than three (3) Instructables contests in total. Further information about entry can be found in Section B below. Winner Selection. There will be a possible 11 (eleven) total winner(s) for the Contest. The winner(s) will be selected on or around 28th August 2012 and Sponsor will announce the winner(s) on or around 29th August 2012. Each winner will be awarded only the prize(s) for which that winner was selected, as described below. Prize(s). The prize(s) to be awarded in the Contest is/are as follows: Tier #1: If there are 10 entries, but no more than 24, 1 winner will receive a prize package including one (1) copy of Popular Mechanics: How to Charm a Bird; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and 1-year Instructables Pro membership. (convert currency) Or: Tier #2: If there are 25 entries, but no more than 49, the entrant with the highest judges' score will be awarded a prize package including one (1) pair of Stealth Gear Photographers' Gloves; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. The entrants with the next 3 highest judges’ scores will each be awarded a prize package including one (1) copy of Popular Mechanics: How to Charm a Bird; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. (convert currency) Or: Tier #3: If there are 50 entries, but no more than 99, the entrant with the highest judges’ score will be awarded a prize package including one (1) Hawke Nature Spotting Scope (20-60x60); one (1) Instructables T-shirt and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. The entrants with the next 5 highest judges’ scores will each be awarded a prize package including one (1) copy of Popular Mechanics: How to Charm a Bird; one (1) Instructables T-shirt a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. (convert currency) Or: Tier #4: If there are 100 or more entries, the entrant with the highest judges’ score will be awarded one (1) pair of Canon 10x30 Image Stabilization Binoculars; one (1) Instructables T-shirt; and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. The entrants with the next 10 highest judges’ scores will each be awarded a prize package including one (1) copy of Popular Mechanics: How to Charm a Bird; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. (convert currency) Any awarded prizes will be provided to a winner only after the winner has signed a Winner's Declaration and Release. Sponsor's current Winner's Declaration and Release for the Contest may be obtained upon request by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 ("Winner's List; Mailing List") below. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, local or other statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations relating to the prizes and for bearing any personal income, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize. For entrants subject to tax obligations under the People's Republic of China, the winner shall be responsible for reporting his or her individual income tax generated from the prize to relevant Chinese tax authorities on his or her own and shall then submit the Sponsor a tax payment proof showing the tax is fully paid. If the winner fails to submit the afore-mentioned proof within a reasonable period of time as required by the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the winner from entitlement to the prize. All prizes that are items or services which are subject to third party terms and conditions or restrictions, acceptance and use of the prizes are subject to all eligibility criteria, expiration dates, service or dormancy fees, and all other terms and conditions (if any) imposed by the issuer of such items or services, which are available on the Contest Pagefor the Contest. Please be aware that Contest prizes may not be usable or function properly in certain countries and Sponsor has no knowledge relating to the use or functionality of such prizes in those countries. Use or operation of prizes in certain countries may require additional parts, components or adapters, and Sponsor has no knowledge of any such requirements or any responsibility for obtaining any such parts, components or adapters.  In addition, certain countries may prohibit the use or operation of the prizes, in whole or in part, and Sponsor has no knowledge regarding, and shall have no responsibility for determining, whether the winner(s) are permitted to operate or use the prizes in any particular country.   The estimated retail value of each prize to be awarded in the Contest is as follows: Tier #1 Top Prize Package, one (1) awarded. One (1) copy of Popular Mechanics: How to Charm a Bird; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and 1-year Instructables Pro membership; . Total retail value: $45 USD. (convert currency) Tier #2, 3, and 4 Runner-Up Prize Package, from three (3) - twenty (20) awarded as described above; one (1) copy of Popular Mechanics: How to Charm a Bird; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and 1-year Instructables Pro membership; . Total retail value: $45 USD. (convert currency) Tier #2 Top Prize Package, one (1) awarded. One (1) pair of Stealth Gear Photographers' Gloves; one (1) Instructables T-shirt and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. Total retail value: $95 USD. (convert currency) Tier #3 Top Prize Package, one (1) awarded. One (1) Hawke Nature Spotting Scope (20-60x60); one (1) Instructables T-shirt and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. Total retail value: $215 USD. (convert currency) Tier #4 Top Prize Package, one (1) awarded. one (1) pair of Canon 10x30 Image Stabilization Binoculars; one (1) Instructables T-shirt; and a 1-year Instructables Pro membership. Total retail value: $430 USD. (convert currency) The total estimated retail value of all prizes to be awarded in the Contest will range from $45 USD to $880 USD, as described above. (convert currency)   Judging. All entries that are in compliance with all terms and conditions of these Rules will be judged on the basis of the following criteria (the "Criteria"): originality, usefulness, simplicity, and clarity of instructions, each of which will be given equal weight. Sponsor will establish a panel of at least two (2) individuals (each, a "Judge"), including at least the following: Editor of Pertinent Category and associate editors. In choosing the winner(s), the Judges will judge each finalist on the Criteria and the Judging Process as described in Section B below. THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR AND THE JUDGES WILL BE FINAL. SPONSOR WILL NOT CORRESPOND WITH ENTRANTS ABOUT THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES OR THE DETERMINATION OF THE WINNERS OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE RULES. Further information on the steps and process of voting and judging can be found in Section B below. Size of Entry Pool. Winning entries will be selected by the Judges in accordance with the Criteria as described in these Rules. The chances of any entry winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received between the Start Date and the Deadline and the quality of that entry as compared to the other eligible entries, as evaluated by the Judges in the manner described above. Sponsor does not know in advance the number of eligible entries that will be received. The number of entries received, and the number of winners chosen, in prior Speed Challenge contests of Sponsor, including the three (3) most recently completed Speed Challenges, can be found through the "Contests page" of the Sponsor Site. The number of eligible entries for Sponsor's recently completed Speed Challenge contests generally has ranged from approximately forty (4) to approximately six-hundred fifty (103), and generally has averaged approximately one-hundred fifty (32), but Sponsor cannot predict or guarantee any specific number of eligible entries for the Contest. SECTION B – ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR THIS CONTEST General Conditions. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor and the Judges, which shall be made in all cases in their sole and absolute discretion and are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. These Rules are a legally binding contract, with equivalent effect to a private contract between each entrant and Sponsor. The Contest is void where prohibited by law The Contest is governed by Sponsor's Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy and other policies (collectively, the "Policies") pertaining to the Sponsor Site, although the Rules will govern any conflict between the Rules and the Sponsor's Terms or the Rules and the Privacy Policy. Exclusions from Eligibility. Employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, or their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, suppliers, or advertising or promotional agencies (including without limitation any Judges who are employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates), as well as members of their households or their immediate families (i.e., spouses, parents and children), may submit entries in the Contest, but any such entries are for information and entertainment purposes only and are not eligible to be considered for the purpose of selecting finalists or winners. Judges who are not employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, are not eligible to enter or win, nor are members of their households or their immediate families (i.e., spouses, parents and children). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor shall have no liability to any entrant or any other person in the event that Sponsor inadvertently awards a prize to any non-eligible person(s). In addition, each entrant acknowledges and accepts that Sponsor may be prohibited by applicable law from permitting entry by or awarding a prize to any person falling into one or more of the following prohibited categories: (a) a national or resident of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or any other country for which trade with the United States has been prohibited or restricted by any statute, regulation, order, rule, treaty, or other law of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction in any manner that would prevent the awarding or delivery of any prize to the entrant; (b) a person on the U.S. Table of Denial Orders, Entity List, List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, or any other similar list of any applicable jurisdiction, or any person affiliated with any person or entity on any such list; (c) an official or representative of any foreign government; or (d) any other person to whom the awarding or delivery of any prize would violate any applicable statute, regulation, order, rule, treaty, or other law or any of Sponsor's policies. If an entrant falls into any of the above prohibited categories, such entrant is not eligible to win any prizes. Entry. Multiple entries are permitted, but only one entry per entrant can win a prize in the Contest. Entrants must be registered members of the Sponsor Site to enter the Contest. Registering for a Sponsor Site membership account for purposes of entering the Contest is free of charge. Entries can be the work of more than one person, but for purposes of the Contest, each entry will belong to the "Primary Author" named in the entry, regardless of the number of contributors to that entry. For winning entries, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to the named entrant only, except in the case of a minor, to such minor's named parent or legal guardian only unless specific consent from such parent or legal guardian to award the prize to such minor in accordance has been obtained by way of a duly signed Winner's Declaration and Release. (See Section A.7 above), and will not be responsible or liable for apportioning any prize among contributors to a winning entry. Upon submission, all entries become subject to the Policies (including without limitation the provisions regarding ownership and use of user submissions as stated in Sponsor's Terms and Conditions of Use and further described in Section B.15 ("Advertising and Marketing"). Notwithstanding the foregoing, entries to the Contest shall only be valid after the entry is accepted by Sponsor, and its acceptance occurs at Sponsor's location in the United States. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants are permitted to modify or update an entry after submission, but are not permitted to do so after the Deadline. Entries may remain posted on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site indefinitely following the Deadline, but Sponsor reserves the right to delete entries from the Contest page after the Contest ends, in its discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to delete entries from the Contest page and other pages of the Sponsor Site, at any time in its discretion, if such entries infringe or may infringe any third party's rights. Entries may not be created or submitted through any software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro, or other automated method. Sponsor and Co-Sponsor will have no responsibility for, and will have the right to refuse in its discretion, any entries that have been tampered with, or entries that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible, whether due to Internet or e-mail server failure or otherwise. Proof of transmission of an entry shall not constitute proof of receipt. It is each entrant's responsibility to keep Sponsor informed of any changes to entrant's contact or other information during the Contest. Use of Personal Information. Registering for an account with the Sponsor Site, which is required to enter the Contest, may require each entrant to submit entrant's name, e-mail address, age or date of birth, and other contact details, and in the case of a minor, contact details for a parent or legal guardian for purposes of obtaining proof of parental consent, if Sponsor elects to do so. For further information concerning how Sponsor handles personal information, as well as provisions on confidentiality and the cases in which Sponsor may be entitled to disclose entrant's information to third parties or upon request of an authority, consult Sponsor's Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein. Additional Entry Requirements. Each entry must comply in all respects with the Policies, including without limitation all requirements for user submissions, as stated in the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Sponsor Site. Without limiting that requirement, each entry also must comply with the following: Each entry must be entirely the original work of the persons identified in the entry; If persons other than the entrant have contributed to an entry, the entrant must have the written permission from each contributor prior to submitting the entry; Entries must not have been published prior to the Start Date; Entries must not have been entered in more than two other contests of Sponsor; Entries must not contain anything that is or may be: (i) threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful; (ii) defamatory; (iii) fraudulent or tortious; (iv) obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable; (v) deemed to cause feelings of disharmony, enmity, hatred or hostility between different religious or racial groups; (vi) protected by copyright, trademark, patents, utility models, design patents or other proprietary right without the express prior written consent of the owner of such right; or (vii) dangerous or potentially dangerous, or that would encourage dangerous behavior from viewers, such as use of explosives and/or harmful substances; or (vii) contrary to governmental policies of any country whose residents are eligible to enter the Contest. Entries must provide proper safety instructions, as applicable, such as with respect to the use of knives, cutting devices and other tools; and Entries must not contain any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense. Judging Process Judges from the Sponsor's editorial staff will apply the Criteria to evaluate the finalists, using a range voting method, assigning a value between 0-9 to each finalist. The project(s) with the highest score(s) will be selected as the winner(s), and the number and type of winners will be as identified in Section A above. Any ties will be broken using the median ballot rating approach (the entry with the highest median score wins). The Judges have the right to disqualify any entry that is not in compliance with these Rules. In the event that a winning entry is disqualified, the next-highest scoring entry will be selected as the alternate winner. In the event that one or more of the identified Judges is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Judges of comparable qualification, to be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. The Contest is entirely skill-based and contains no elements based on chance. The standards applied during the judging process focuses on assessing each entry's properties. By the mere submission of an entry, an entrant acquires no automatic right to be awarded a prize, nor any other right except for the right to have such entry reviewed and evaluated subject to these Rules. Prize Terms. All values are stated in United States Dollars (USD) as indicated, or as converted [currency converter] to local currency. If a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsor has the right to substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, in its discretion. No prize is, and the winner(s) have no right to claim that any prize is, exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for all expenses related to the receipt and use of all prize(s) other than those expenses expressly included in the description of the prize(s) in Section A above. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize. Winner(s) are hereby informed of the liability to pay all taxes on the prize(s) received; such taxes shall be paid by the winner(s). Each winner shall be responsible for reporting his or her individual income tax generated from the prize to relevant tax authorities on his or her own and, for residents subject to tax obligations on the prize by any country, shall promptly submit to Sponsor a tax payment proof showing that such tax has been fully paid. If the winner fails to submit such proof within a reasonable period of time as required by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the winner from entitlement to the prize and the winner shall be deemed to have waived his or her right to claim the prize and shall be further obligated, upon Sponsor's request, to return the prize to Sponsor at his or her own cost. In addition, for winners who are residents of the Netherlands, if the estimated retail value of a prize is more than 454 Euros, each winner is responsible for payment of the applicable Dutch 'lottery tax' (29% of the prize value) and declaration thereof to the Dutch tax authorities. THE PRIZE(S) WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR AND ANY CO-SPONSOR(S) "AS IS." SPONSOR AND ANY CO-SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONSUMER GUARANTEES AND SIMILAR RIGHTS, IN WHICH CASE SUCH EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, IN RELATION TO THE PRIZES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, LAW (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMON LAW, IF APPLICABLE), RULE, REGULATION, OR OTHERWISE, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. Announcement; Award of Prize(s). The winner(s) will be notified by e-mail within seven (7) days of selection. The winner(s) (and, if a winner is a minor, the winner's parent or legal guardian) may be required to sign a Winner's Declaration and Release which includes a declaration of eligibility, grant of publicity rights and a liability release, to the extent not prohibited by law, prior to receipt of a prize. The prize(s) will be awarded by way of delivery to Winner's designated valid delivery address set forth on the Winner's Declaration and Release. Unless otherwise specified in Section A, and provided that direct shipment costs by mail or parcel post (expressly excluding import duties and other duties or taxes, which are the winner's sole responsibility) to Winner's designated valid delivery address shall be borne by Sponsor, provided, however, if delivery is declined or fails by reason of winner's failure to timely accept receipt or pay appropriate import duties and other duties or taxes) then the winner will be deemed to have declined acceptance of the prize and Sponsor reserves the right to reclaim the prize whereupon the prize will be returned to Sponsor and winner will no longer be eligible to receive the prize. The winner(s) may be required to provide Sponsor with a social security number, taxpayer identification or identification card number, or other identification or account number (if applicable) (a Permanent Account Number for residents of India) for tax purposes, and will provide Sponsor with all other information as may be required for Sponsor to comply with all applicable laws in connection with the award of any prize(s) to the winner(s). The winner(s) also may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. An "Authorized Account Holder" is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses to the domain associated with an e-mail address. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Failure to respond to a winner announcement, or return any required declarations or releases within fourteen (14) days (or any longer time specified by Sponsor in the applicable winner announcement) or to comply with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. It is Sponsor's policy to assist U.S. government employees in meeting their obligations under their standards of ethical conduct; any prize(s) won in violation of those Standards should not be accepted and should be returned at Sponsor's expense or destroyed. Without limitation, Sponsor shall not be liable for any failure to deliver any prizes due to any winner's failure to accept delivery, to meet any of his or her obligations hereunder or due to the submission of any false, inaccurate or misleading information. Representations. By entering the Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest; (b) in entering and participating in the Contest, the entrant has complied and will comply in all respects with these Rules, the Policies, and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations; and (c) the information provided in the entrant's entry, including without limitation all contact information, is true, accurate, and complete in all respects. Assumption of Risk. By taking any action to create an entry for the Contest, each entrant, on his or her own behalf and on behalf of his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns, acknowledges and agrees that: (a) ENTRANT AND HIS OR HER PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AND ASSIGNS HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CREATION OF THE ENTRY, WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY THE ENTRANT FOLLOWING HIS OR HER OWN DECISION AND INITIATIVE DEPENDING ON THE WAY, IN HIS OR HER SOLE DISCRETION ENTERANT DECIDES TO CREATE SUCH ENTRY, AND EVEN THOUGH THE CONTEST DOES NOT REQUIRE OR OTHERWISE ENCOURAGE DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR, THERE MAY BE DANGER AND RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE INVOLVED IN CREATING AN ENTRY; (b) THESE RISKS AND DANGERS MAY ARISE FROM FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE CAUSES; (c) SUCH ENTRANT AND HIS OR HER PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AND ASSIGNS ASSUME ALL RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF THE CREATION OF ANY ENTRY, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE; and (d) Subject to applicable law, such entrant and his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns are relinquishing any and all rights he, she, or they now have or may have in the future to sue or take any other action against Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, the prize manufacturers, any other entities involved in the administration of the Contest, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (the "Sponsor Parties") on the basis of any injury, death, damage, or other loss that may be suffered arising from any action taken in the creation of any entry, including but not limited to claims based on allegations of negligence by any of the Sponsor Parties or use of any machinery or materials. Without limitation, Sponsor Parties shall have no liability to any entrant or any other person in the event the entry or any acts or omissions of the entrant violates any of these Rules. Release. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Contest, each entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor Parties from any and all responsibility, liability, damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, statutory, and other damages), losses, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to: (a) entry or participation in the Contest, including but not limited to disputes among individuals claiming to have contributed to any winning entry; (b) any violation by the entrant of these Rules, the Policies, or applicable laws; (c) misappropriation, infringement, or other violation of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of publicity, privacy, or other legal or contractual right of any person attributable to entrant or any entry submitted by entrant; (d) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize or any item purchased with any prize (e.g., if the prize includes a gift card); (e) any entries or votes that have been tampered with or that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible; (f) any problems or technical malfunctions (including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, cable, satellite, network, hardware, online system, server, software, or other equipment or provider, including any incorrect, incomplete, garbled or jumbled information resulting therefrom; (g) any Internet traffic congestion or website accessibility or delays; (h) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; or (i) any other technical or human error that may occur in connection with the Contest (the "Causes"). If anyone makes any claim against any of the Sponsor Parties arising out of or relating to any of the Causes attributable to the entrant, the entrant will pay for any damages, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, and expenses, including without limitation attorneys' and experts' fees and costs, incurred in connection with such claim. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE SPONSOR PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) CONTRACT, OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR OTHERWISE, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES AND OTHER LIABILITY (INCLUDING INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) IN WHICH CASE SUCH LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, STATUTE OR REGULATION IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR FRAUD, OR FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW Misconduct. Sponsor reserves the right, in its discretion, to disqualify any entrant who: (a) tampers with the entry or voting process, the operation of the Contest, the Sponsor Site, or affiliated websites; (b) acts in an unsporting or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy or harass another person; or (c) is otherwise in violation of these Rules, the Policies, or any applicable laws. Termination. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest at any time for any reason, in its discretion, including without limitation in the event of fraud, abuse, tampering, technical, administrative, financial, or other difficulties. In such cases, Sponsor will post a notice on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site. Should the Contest terminate prior to selection of the winner, Sponsor will announce an alternate means of awarding the prize on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site. Any entrant may withdraw from the Contest at any time by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 ("Winner's List; Mailing List") specifying the name of this Contest and any other relevant information. Advertising and Marketing. By entering the Contest, and in consideration of Sponsor's potential review and evaluation of his or her entry, each entrant grants to Sponsor the non-exclusive right to use his or her entry as provided in the Policies, including without limitation the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Use regarding ownership and use of user submissions. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT CONSENTS, AND WARRANTS THAT IT HAS OBTAINED THE LEGALLY-BINDING WRITTEN CONSENT OR OTHER LEGALLY BINDING AUTHORIZATION (INCLUDING WITH REGARD TO THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS IN ALL CREATED CONTENT) OF EVERY CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ENTRY (INDIVIDUALS WHOSE NAME, LIKENESS, PROPERTY, RESULTS AND PROCEEDS APPEAR IN THE ENTRY), TO THE USE BY SPONSOR, ANY CO-SPONSOR, OR ANY THIRD PARTY CHOSEN BY SPONSOR OR ANY CO-SPONSOR, OF ANY AND ALL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION), DRAWINGS, TEXT, PHOTOS, IMAGES, VOICES, VIDEOS, OR OTHER MATERIAL CONTAINED IN AN ENTRY OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY SUCH ENTRANT RELATED TO THE CONTEST FOR ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PURPOSES. Otherwise, each entrant retains whatever rights it may have in each entry to the extent provided in the Policies. The Sponsor, at its discretion, may require entrants to provide evidence of such written consents or other legally binding authorization. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by accepting a prize, a winner consents on his or her own behalf, to the print and online publication of the winner's user name, stated country of residence and winning entry as part of the official winner's list on the Instructables Site (and to submit this information, along with the winner's first and last name, address, phone, email or other contact information to governmental agencies if required by applicable laws) without additional compensation other than the consideration specified in this Section 15 (Advertising and Marketing) for the entire protection term of the rights concerned and for all methods and means of exploitation. Each entrant and any other contributor whose personal information is being so used by Sponsor may request access to his or her personal information held by Sponsor and that Sponsor correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Sponsor is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. Access, correction, deletion requests or withdrawal of consents can be made by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 ("Winner's List; Mailing List"), however, no consents will apply retroactively to any entrant's personal information used prior to Sponsor's receipt of any consent withdrawal. Other than as set forth herein, Sponsor will treat any personal information supplied by entrants in connection with the Contest in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy, as modified by these Rules. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution. By entering the Contest, entrants agree that these Rules will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of (a) Switzerland if the entrant's principal place of residence is in a country in Europe, Africa or the Middle East, (b) Singapore if the entrant's principal place of residence is in a country in Asia, Oceania or the Asia-Pacific region, (c) Brazil if the entrant's principal place of residence is in Brazil, or (d) the State of California (and, to the extent controlling, the federal laws of the United States) if the entrant's principal place of residence is in a country in the Americas (including the Caribbean) or any other country not specified in this Section 16 (Governing Law; Dispute Resolution); provided, however, that in respect of all claims, actions and disputes brought by any of the Sponsor Parties, these Rules and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California (and, to the extent controlling, the federal laws of the United States). The laws of such jurisdictions shall govern without reference to the conflicts-of-laws rules thereof. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act shall not apply to (and are excluded from the laws governing) these Rules. In addition, by entering the Contest, entrants agree that any claim, action or dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Marin, or the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, except that (other than with respect to claims, actions or disputes brought by any of the Sponsor Parties) if the entrant's principal place of residence is in (a) a country in Europe, Africa or the Middle East, any such claim or dispute will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the courts of Switzerland, or (b) a country in Asia, Oceania or the Asia-Pacific region, any such claim or dispute will be brought exclusively in (and the parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the courts of Singapore. By entering the Contest, each entrant submits to the jurisdiction of those courts and waives any objection to those courts, whether on the basis of jurisdiction, venue, inconvenience of the forum, or otherwise. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, nothing will prevent any of the Sponsor Parties from bringing an action for infringement of intellectual property rights in any country where such infringement is alleged to occur. Miscellaneous. If any part of these Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of and the remaining parts of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Contest related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsor of any Co-Sponsor, or of Sponsor or any Co-Sponsor of any third party, product, or service. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Sponsor may decline to process requests that are unreasonable or unreasonably repetitive. Winner's List; Mailing List. The user name(s) and entries of the Contest winner(s) will be posted on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site, within fourteen (14) days of the Deadline. In addition, the names of the winner(s) may be obtained by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the below address (mailed requests must include the words "WINNER'S LIST" and the full name of the Contest prominently in the first line of the address): Instructables 82 2nd St. San Francisco, California 94105 USA   or by contacting Sponsor by email at [service@instructables.com] or by phone at (01-510-473-7626) or by mail at the address identified in above. All requests must include the words "WINNER'S LIST" and the full name of the Contest prominently in the subject line or in the voicemail, as the case may be. All such requests must be received within six (6) months of the Deadline. Sponsor's telephone number for Contest purposes is (01-510-473-7626). Entrants who opt to join Sponsor's electronic mailing list agree to be contacted by email by Sponsor. Requests for removal from Sponsor's mailing list may be made as instructed in any such email, or by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Instructables Mailing List" at the above address, by calling the above telephone number, or as otherwise indicated on the Sponsor Site. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage on winner's list and mailing list requests. © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. INSTRUCTABLES is a registered trademark or trademark in the United States of Autodesk, Inc. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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