Not gonna do much punctuation or any fancy layout for this. I looked at all of the entries to take over my new knex challenges. The winner is Dj Radio Good luck to him.
Posted by Hiyadudez 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Thank you all for participating in the group. I am pleased to announce the winner is... Drum Roll . . . . . . . Ipod Killer and his sniper rifle! Congrats to you. Sorry for taking so long... Im busy. Thanks again for everybody participating!
Posted by Moloro0 12 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
It's over - the International Go Pro Challenge has been judged, and all entries have received something. (Will those entrants who received codes please redeem them quickly, so that I don't accidentally give them to somebody else?) If you have an idea for another, similar challenge, please comment or PM me.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
It's that time of year again - the Annals of Improbable Research has announced the 2010 IgNobel Prizes. It makes you proud to be British.... The full list of winners: Engineering Prize: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse (UK) and colleagues for perfecting a method to collect whale snot, using a remote-control helicopter. Medicine Prize: Simon Rietveld (Netherlands) and colleagues for discovering that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride. Transportation Planning Prize: Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Japan) and colleagues for using slime mould to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks. Physics Prize: Lianne Parkin (New Zealand) and colleagues for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes. Peace Prize: Richard Stephens (UK) and colleagues for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain. Public health Prize: Manuel Barbeito (US) and colleagues for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists. Economics Prize: Awarded to the executives and directors of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and Magnetar for creating and promoting new ways to invest money — ways that maximize financial gain and minimize financial risk for the world economy, or for a portion thereof. Chemistry Prize: Eric Adams (US) and colleagues for disproving the old belief that oil and water don't mix. The research, supported by BP, was published under the title: "Review of Deep Oil Spill Modeling Activity Supported by the Deep Spill JIP and Offshore Operator's Committee". Management Prize: Alessandro Pluchino (Italy) and colleagues for demonstrating mathematically that organisations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random. Biology Prize: Libiao Zhang (China) and colleagues for scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats.
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Next month is Movember! I'm going to be taking part, why don't you? If you don't want to (or can't), you can donate via my Mospace. In the meantime, I'll be needing an appropriately-modified avatar. I've added (some) past modifications to this topic as inspiration. I'd like you to start with my "usual" image, but let your creativity have total freedom! There's a three-month One Year pro account in it for my favourite, which you can choose to donate to somebody else if you have lots saved up yourself. The deadline is October 31st, UK time. EDIT: The Winner is... It was a hard choice, so I didn't make it. I showed the entries to Kitewife instead, and she chose Canucksgirl's cowboy-style moustache. Congratulations, CG, thankyou everybody else. The pro-code is coming by PM.
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Congratulations to the Forbes Teach Me Fast contest winners! They don't seem to be formally announced yet but the contest page has been updated to reflect who won and who the runner-ups are. I was happy just to be a finalist. Oh well, now on to the Arduino contest! - John
Posted by siliconghost 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I live in the UK so my question is can amazon.com gift certificates be used on amazon.co.uk and if not then can amazon.com stuff be shipped to the UK? If not then is the only option to sell the gift certificate on ebay? Thanks -Josh
Posted by josh92176 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Often there's instructables on the front page with "Winner!" badges on them, is there no way to see what competition they entered ? I'd like to be able to see the other entries. I can't see a link to the competition on most of them .
Posted by scraptopower 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hello Do you know when the winners will be announced? thank you :)
Posted by p36p 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
We asked you to decorate a robot and send it in and the response was huge! We got a great big pile of robots decorated in so many different ways and Eric's wall is going to be the best one ever. It is boring no more!We were so excited about the number of responses that we decided to give away two books, not one. One winner was chosen by randomly selecting a winner from all of the robots and one was selected by randomly selecting one of the senders. We spun Eric around and he shot at the robots and envelopes with a Nerf gun. Here are the lucky targets:Robot winner: libraryCatEnvelope winner: domestic_engineer
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
All right, the winners of the Toss It! speed contest have been decided! We saw a lot of great entries and several good videos of successful, and not successful, flights. We love paper airplanes and were excited to see all of you get into them as well.In determining the winners, some duplicate votes were thrown out and for the random winner we picked a short list of Instructables, taped them to planes, and the one that went the farthest won.On with the winners! Top Votes and PageviewsThe authors of these two Instructables will each receive the Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals and a pilot's license, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Top Votes Pageviews The Instructables Robot Paper Airplane; Classic. by GorillazMiko Twin jet paper airplane by neelandan Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt. Ease the Pain of a Child who has Cancer with Paper Airplanes Paper Fighter (yes it flies) Heart-Shaped Paper Airplane Design Super Slow Paper Glider Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have his plane fly the farthest, the author of this Instructable will receive the Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals and a pilot's license, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.and the random winner is...this entry from someone who was originally a runner-up for his other plane.
Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I miss the old contest winner banners at the top of the IBLES. I realize that there is now a medal at the top right corner of the IBLE next to where the featured medal is. My question is would it be possible to get the contest winner medal to link to the contest that they won?
Posted by Lorddrake 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I was one of the winners of the Coffee Challenge (YEAH ME!!!) I have never received "official" notification (I think I read I would need to sign something) I just saw my Instructable (Good Morning Coffee Soap) on the Winner List. I didn't think much about not getting the prizes until my DH asked tonight. What do I need to do, or whom do I need to contact? Now that I'm thinking about it I've never gotten the Sugru from entering a before and after beard picture on the December beard challenge. :-(
Posted by MaryT8M 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the Pie Contest!Dozens of tasty pies were submitted and many different pie-making methods were shown. After all of the pies were submitted, six winners were determined solely by user votes and one was selected by Instructables staff. Even though other pies may not have won a prize, several are worth checking out on the contest page.For all those who entered, and those who wanted to enter, we will be having more cooking contests in the future so stay tuned. There will be more chances to show off your skills in the kitchen.And now, on with the winners!UPDATED: One new winner to reward original content. Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Perfect Peach Pie Pretzel Pie Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie Delicious Apple Pie Stix Book Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a hardcover copy of The Pie and Pastry Bible and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Top Votes Judges Prize How To Make A Vampie by thegirlwithacurl Cheesecake by hitokiri_808 Blueberry And Apricot Pie In A Skillet!! by Forkable
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am holding a contest to see who has the best airsoft gun (in my opinion). all you have to do to enter is post a picture of you airsoft gun and state its: (1) price (2) fps (3) brand (4) magazine capacity (5) power source (electric, gas, spring) (6) weight (if possible) if you wish to post more than one gun, write another comment with each of the statistics listed in it, along with the picture. the winner will receive a patch and a 5* rating on all of their instructables. i will announce the winner saturday, 28/07/2012. get posting! entries: (1) dr. richtofen: m93 raffica, pump action shotgun, mp40, m14 socom, 90 two (2) Runeblader97: famas, lever action rifle (3) mberg: p226 (4) TheDunkis: magpul pdr winner: the winner is.......... Runeblader97! i choose your gun because its low enough price, pretty good fps, high capacity and it was different to all the other entries, being a lever action. it was also nice to see a different airsoft gun that wasnt really modern. you will recieve your patch and a 5* rating on all your instructables!
Posted by ~KGB~ 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners of the Magnet Challenge!Magnet Challenge winnersShake it like a Tic-Tac! by MrMunkiMagnetic Stirrer by g0pherMagnetic Fingertip Gloves by vatosupremeMagno-Sniffer (Magnetic Sniffer Probe Whistler Thing Using A Hall Effect Sensor) by pronteonVersatile and Low Cost Digital Counter by trebuchet03MAGNETIC SCALES by puffin_juiceOK, I said there would be only five winners, but there was a tie and I hadn't specified how I would break ties, so I'll just get another ATC 1000 Helmet cam!Also, I found another Digital Spy Camera under my desk, so I'm making a special category to win this prize: To the user with the most judges' votes among all his magnet projects. This goes to FrenchCrawler for The "Improved" Ferrous Gatherer :), Coversational Magnet "Toy", "Mine" your own ferromagnetic metal (slivers)..., and Portable, Pocket Sized ROMP. While closely related, I can't quite make a case for them all being part of a single, multi-part Instructable. The entries to the Magnet Challenge were so good that we're going to send Instructables patches to everyone who entered! Thanks to everyone to who entered and to the people who helped judge the challenge: arwen, canida, fungus amungus, intoon, lebowski, and rachel.Original Magnet Challenge instructions here, Magnet Challenge Group, information about the SpyCam here, and an Instructable using the ATC Helmet Cam here.
Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
I was just going for a walk, and what do I see? One of those heaters, as shown in the picture. I immediately saw (pun and hint not intended) the switches, and was anxious to get them home. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to remove the connectors by hand, and didn't have and pliers or wire cutters. I was 25 meters - less than 5 minutes away from home, and way too lazy to go back and bring some tools. What do I do? Look at the net/grill/cover/protector thing and immediately think that it's sharp and cut through the wires easily, DUH! Not sure where I got the idea, but I thought that the side, where all of the smaller rods are welded onto the main one, would be pretty sharp. On a second thought, it might not have actually sawed through, but might have ripped through the wires, strand by strand, since it was soft copper. Just thought I'd b̶r̶a̶g̶ share :)
Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Thanks to everyone who entered in the Halloween Epic Costumes Contest! The Epic Costumes category has a legacy of some of the most complex and involved projects on our site. The results are always mind-blowing, and this year was no exception. Like previous years, we had no shortage of amazing, EPIC entries. I am very pleased to report that there was more than several heated debates around the lab when selecting finalists, and it was just short of total bedlam while choosing the winners. First Prize Costume Armor with Wonderflex by volpin The Wonderflex Armor won because it had the best blend of process, presentation, and execution. The project gives you a behind the scenes look at how this professional grade costume was made, almost daring you to try and recreate the painstaking details based on the comprehensive instructions. This custom made costume really defined what we were looking for in an Epic Costume entry, and your votes reflected that. Also, the composition of the photographs really sold the hard work that went into this epic costume. Second Prize Cthulhu by alexthemoviegeek Life-sized Space Marine Armor by thorssoli Bowser's Castle Costume by Mr. Noack These costumes represented everything we hope for in an epic costume; over-the- top DIY awesomesauce! These costumes used several very clever techniques in construction, and the finished projects really show us the artistry and craftsmanship that the authors put into their work. Third Prize Mr.Freeze Costume by rmorrow4 Alien Xenomorph by Mostlymade Bowser Costume by CassiniCloset Orchard Spider by BrooklynAliens Narnia Minotaur by ellwoodjoe The time and dedication put into these creations is evident, and each have their own complexities and challenges that were masterfully overcome. It’s hard to deny that each of these costumes are indeed “epic” and would win the nod of approval from costumes aficionado’s the world over. Congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to everyone that entered, you should feel proud of your amazing, EPIC creation. Remember, costumes aren’t just for Halloween, we have an entire channel dedicated to costumes, so you can dress up and have fun all year. If you didn’t win this time around I hope there was something that has inspired you to make another epic costume, next year’s Epic Costumes is open from right now until this time next year! Mike Warren Editor of Play
Posted by mikeasaurus 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I need to go somewhere on the 25 and they dont have internet where im going and i want to know if i win.
Posted by GianniMora 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a question I hope you can answer. Do they always take a long time to announce the winners of their contest on Instructables? I entered the Critter contest, Judging they said would end on the 3rd but then they changed it to the 4th at midnight but still no winners have been announced?
Posted by Yarnabees 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Alot of instructable links listed on the right side of the page say "winner" across them but when I click on the instructable, it doesn't say which contest or when they won. Is there any way I can find out what contest they won.
Asked by alchemistdagger 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Maybe I missed it, being on holiday (I'm back, by the way), but The Book contest is supposed to be over, judged and everything. So, who won? I can't seem to find a list of winners, or an announcement about delaying the announcement.
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Asked by Fathomlis 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
From Our Share Your Space contest, here are your week four winners! Tool Winners: IW5 Industries ChrysN Pro Membership Winners: pizzidave solidsnake86 mhkabir Nostalgic Guy Udon Poseidon83 MechEngSk rwoelkers Computothought Aeolus Thanks to everyone who entered.
Posted by frenzy 8 years ago
From Our Share Your Space contest, here are your week one winners! Tool Winners: Kirbsome! LargeMouthBass Pro Membership Winners: ChrysN flammablesquid friger Goodhart hightekrednek2396 Jeff Kallaus lightemmitingdiode RicoSPD sensoryhouse zipzapper859 Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. If you've won a Pro membership, you're still eligible to win a tool in future weeks' drawings. Remember this contest runs 3 more weeks, so get those spaces in for your chance to win!
Posted by frenzy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
From Our Share Your Space contest, here are your week two winners! For week one, click here! Tool Winners: chuckstuff weswert Pro Membership Winners: annahowardshaw btmarney fretted robot19 Captian Molo Pfred2 Creativeman dirty_valentine sarfitz zack247 Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. If you've won a Pro membership, you're still eligible to win a tool in future weeks' drawings. Remember this contest runs 2 more weeks, so get those spaces in for your chance to win!
Posted by frenzy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
From Our Share Your Space contest, here are your week three winners! For week one, click here! Tool Winners: flamming arrow geo526468 Pro Membership Winners: dreamsound hypergami lovetobuild AlpineButterfly dog digger ftking_83702 knife141 Mimikry SuperMatt Twotim221 Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. If you've won a Pro membership, you're still eligible to win a tool in future weeks' drawings. Remember this contest runs 1 more week, so get those spaces in for your chance to win!
Posted by frenzy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
If the contest were to close around now about March 10th who would you pick as a winner for each category?
Posted by EPL 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the Get the LED Out! contest. As this was a speed contest, all of the voting was done by YOU and (for the random prize) a plastic bin.To see the full list of entries simply check out the group. For a speed contest, the quality and quantity of the entries was pretty amazing and there are several that deserve to be looked at and appreciated. A big "thank you" to everyone who entered and showed us all the cool things that can be done with a tiny light.But enough about that... on with the winners!Pageviews and Ratings Prizes - For receiving the most pageviews and the highest ratings, the authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, an Adafruit Industries TV-B-Gone kit, and $75 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix. Ratings Awesome led cube by AlexTheGreat Page Views LED Mood Jar! by joejoerowley Notes about the winners: While it is a great Instructable, Make your own Roll Up Keyboard was disqualified from winning a prize in this contest since the Instructable didn't involve putting any LEDs into the roll-up keyboard. Also, the Awesome led cube was the top of both lists, but was selected as the Ratings winner since it had the bigger lead in Ratings, by ratio, over the second than it did for Page Views.Ratings Prize Runners-up - For receiving the next highest ratings, the authors of these four Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Cat Burglar Joule Thief Desk-top Soldering Press! (with L.E.D) LED Light Drawing Pens: Make an LED Blaster Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of a plastic bin, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, an Adafruit Industries TV-B-Gone kit, and $75 worth of LEDs from Phenoptix.and the random winner is...this heartfelt Instructable.
Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the BBQ PDQ Contest. Since this was a speed contest, all of the winners were determined by user votes. One of the winners, rsub8, had two winning entries and so the entry with the higher votes was recognized. Also, linuxmom was the winner of the linux family, but LinuxH4x0r and Tuxgirl were very close in winning shirts of their own.As always, there are many more awesome Instructables than there are winners. I will be attempting to make my own horseradish in the future and enjoyed the BBQ Hero tips as well as the Tuna Steak Sandwich.A big "thank you" to all who entered and if you didn't win we will be having more contests in the future.Now, on with the winners! Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Elderflower Champagne! A cool crisp BBQ booze Ultimate Bacon Sausage Dogs Easy Mediterranean Summer Salad Grilled Peaches First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables apron and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Fresh Ground Beef Burgers by rsub8 "1UP Mushroom" Mushroom Burger!by momo! Delicious BBQ: Fall Off the Bone Beef Ribs by Mr. Rig It
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from Pocket-Sized Speed Contest!This has been a doozy of a speed contest with over 150 entries, many of them amazing. You blew us away with all of the cool things you can make that you can also fit in your pocket. A great job all around. There were a couple of interesting twists and turns here. For one, user PocketSized ran away with the votes. Apparently the name is a fitting one.The other thing that you might find a little odd is that the Instructable with the third highest pageviews is the winner. The #1 entry was disqualified since Brita filters aren't so pocket-sized. I tried it out and it wasn't comfortable and my pants got all soggy. It wasn't pretty. Don't worry, we'll still send IAMSatisfied something cool since it was quite good.The #2 pageviews would've been the winner except that it was also chosen as the random winner. This bumps the sweet engagement ring Instructable to the top spot.Thanks to everyone who entered. It was a lot of fun and this is one that we'll be doing again in the future. Now, on with the winners! Top Votes and PageviewsThe authors of these three Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt and a Utili-Key Top Votes Pageviews Pocket Graffiti Pen by PocketSized Steampunk Finger Stylus by robbtoberfest Making a custom Platinum Diamond engagement ring by chrisparry Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt. Pocket sized collapsible eating utensils Pocket Plant Super Awesome Altoids MINI Flashlight Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of Tetranitrate's pocket, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables robot t-shirt and a Utili-Key.and the random winner is...this entry from someone who also rocked the pageviews.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm in currently in the second year of my Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering course & I have been a winner in a few contests in Instructables. I was recently updating my LinkedIn profile when I thought of an idea wherein Instructables contest winners would get E-certificates that they can include in the profiles. I'm sure companies which are hiring would show some interest in online contests held or supported by sponsors (such as Intel, Microsoft, SeeedStudio,Dremel, Formlabs, LittleBits, HP, Epilog, etc) on Instructables. I'm also sure a lot of people would like to showcase their achievement's on platforms like Linkedin,etc. If you agree or disagree(constructive criticism) leave your comment below and also leave your feedback/additions. Let's see if this actually becomes a feature on Instructables?
Posted by Jonathanrjpereira 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Thanks to everyone for all of your awesome entries in the 2012 Instructables Photo Contest. We had over 600 entries, and our 11 judges just delivered their final evaluations. This was our biggest Halloween contest yet, and it was only successful because of each and every participant’s contribution. From everyone at Instructables, thank you so much for sharing what you’ve made. Instructables helps to set the tone for DIY Halloween costumes, and you guys all set the tone for Instructables. Keep up the great work, and I cannot wait to see what you put together in 2013. (Just 11 short months until Halloween!) This year’s first prize in the Halloween Photo Contest is Tatterhood’s Ryuk Costume. Her project was an excellent example of what we look for in a photo entry: namely, a series of great pictures that illustrate the project’s creation along with enough explanatory text that the project is reproducible to some degree. This project in particular did an excellent job of telling a story in photos and mortaring any gaps in detail with the text. Plus, it is awesome. The leather outfit, the mask, and the feathered shoulders would have each made a great project. Taken together, this was an outstanding project (even if you’re unfamiliar with the Death Note reference material.) Our second prize winners were wonderful as well. There wasn’t a terribly sharp drop-off from first prize to second prize, which speaks to the amount and quality of the work poured into each of these projects. Rexrothwell's painstakingly detailed White Walker, a TMNT group costume (with Splinter!) from wmorey37, and davisgraveyard's weeping angel monument that wouldn’t look out of place in a cemetery or on Dr. Who round out our second prizes. Third prize winners: you will each receive a mold cutting, prop polishing, versatile Dremel rotary tool to help you unseat this year’s winners in 2013. Do not be disheartened by a third place finish, since a few of the folks who won larger prizes used professional photographers, are professional prop or costume makers, or just plain spent more time or money on their entries. Final note: Consider competing with a step by step project next year, as documentation and reproducibility are important considerations when comparing excellent projects against other excellent projects.
Posted by wilgubeast 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
First of all - congratulations to all the finalists! Our Halloween Easy Costumes finalists shared some absolutely fantastic costumes! Here at Instructables we are always impressed with how the simplest of materials can be turned into the most amazing Halloween costumes. Not only were our finalists super creative and resourceful, their costumes were well documents and could easily be recreated on a small budget and with very little time. We loved reading all the tips and tricks for getting a costume just right, substituting materials and customization. Picking winners was challenging, but we know you'll be just as impressed as we are with them! And so, without further ado... FIRST PRIZE Composer Busts by davidandora. This costume is not only incredibly easy to do, but it's an original concept and looks fantastic. Another fun attribute is that it looks even better when grouped together, so this costume is perfect for you and your friends! SECOND PRIZE (alphabetical order) HAWKEYE. by Mr.Sanchez How to make a Thor Costume by The Rambler Minecraft Steve Costume by pjkumpon pjkumpon's Minecraft Steve Costume was one of the best we've got on Instructables - looks amazing and the finishing touches like adding velcro to keep the head on straight or adding foam for comfort truly made it a top notch costume! Hawkeye and Thor used hot glue and craft foam in fabulous and inventive ways - both costumes are definite proof that those two materials can make great costume armor. THIRD PRIZE (alphabetical order) Duct Tape TMNT Shredder Costume for $8.11 by imamathguy Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader (Kid-friendly) by eric3dee Make an award-winning costume in one night with packing tape and newspaper by morganlemae Mr. Fredrickson from UP - Halloween costume, 8mo+ by T_Albrecht YOSHI HOODIE by jtrask1 Our third prize winners really shined when it came to using household and ready made materials! Mr. Fredickson's PVC pipe walker was perfect - and we loved the idea of adding extra weight to it to help with stability. And the sweater vest and bow tie were too cute! Shredder's cardboard and duct tape armor came together quick and was ingenious - the duct tape is a great substitute for metal. The Yoshi Hoodies were a great project - we loved how the author took a simple piece of clothing and was able to make a cute costume that looked great and was easy to wear out trick or treating! morganlemae's tree costume shows the potential of packing tape in costume making - I can't wait to see if it spawns more packing tape costumes. And last but not least, the creative use of materials like ace bandages and a milk jug for the Luke Skywalker and Vader costume was really impressive - not to mention the absolutely adorable photos! Congratulations to all that entered! It was so much fun reviewing all the entries. Our Halloween contests make us realize we truly have the most creative and expressive community on the internet. You are all amazing - thank you for sharing with us. :D
Posted by jessyratfink 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Instructables and Discover Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest!We asked you to show us some great green ideas and you responded with a flood of them. Over 200 Instructables were submitted over the past few weeks and tons of useful information has been put out there to help others with their own green projects. You are all an inspiration, truly.Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these Instructables. As always, we wish we had more prizes to give out. Now, on with the winners! First 10 Entries For jumping into the contest early, the authors of these Instructables will receive a Discover Magazine t-shirt. Ways to be green How to get FREE 9 Volt Batteries Recycle plastic grocery bags into Loons! Tips on how to improve gas mileage All-Natural Incense Burner Science Fair Display Board How to recycle an old sweater How to Boycott the Bottle Easy Seed Starter Supercharged Lemon Runners-UpThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a copy of 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, a book from the Editors at Discover magazine. Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle How to Make an Easy Inverted Planter Â£5 Japanese lamp from recycled materials Trickle charging auto-switching LED helmet Make your own plastic tote bag from recycled plastic bags From old Tourist Map to Gift Bag How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! solar lawn mower How To Smell Pollutants Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Eton FR150 Microlink, a Solar-Powered, Crank-powered Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger. Cheap solar tracker Organic planting pots from newspapers Bike Generator Recycled Denim Shopping Bag The Green Pail Retained Heat Cooker Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Sansa Express 1GB MP3 player, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Solar Powered Trike Urban Homestead Garden (squarefoot gardening abridged) First Prize The author of this Instructable will receive a Celestron Skyscout that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Plus Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor Thank you to all of our judges for helping to choose the winners. Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs)Christy Canida (Instructables)Stephen Cass (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow) Corwin Hardham (CTO of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs)Jeremy Jacquot (treehugger.com, USC student in environmental sciences) Tom Kostigen (co-author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time)Ed Lewis (Instructables)Corey Powell (Executive Editor at Discover Magazine) Sarah Richardson (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Gemma Shusterman (Media Lab grad, Juror for the 2008 SIGGRAPH art gallery)Tyghe Trimble (News Editor at Discover Magazine)Eric Wilhelm (Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs) Daniel Wilson (Roboticist, author of How to Build a Robot Army) Laura Wright (Senior Editor of On Earth Magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council)
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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for the Halloween Food Contest. This year brought a host of inspiring, terrifying, and ghoulish projects. As always, it was a labor of love to have to sort through such impressive projects to choose the final nine. Monkey Brain Cake took our top spot, with its glorious presentation and gruesome concept. It took three days to sculpt this masterpiece, and it shows. The photos are clean, compelling, and informative. The write-up is informative, easy to follow, and injected with humor and a real sense of the author’s personality. Many congrats to BubbleandSweet and thanks for sharing this epic project with us. Second prize went to three fantastic entries: hungryhappenings’ Bleeding Cake Ball Brains showcases a clever use of several techniques, and exploits an ice cube tray to its best effect. The finished product is subtle until interacted with, adding a delicious element of surprise. The photos are bright and clear, and the write-up is easy to follow. The author also offers helpful suggestions for addressing trouble spots and how to make individual elements really stand out. chefsea’s Assorted Eyeballs and Sockets impressed us with a clever and unconventional use of ingredients to create an eye-popping result. So much care and detail was put into creating such a gory, and yet appetizing snack. The write up is deli-eye-tfully punny, and the photos well illustrated the technique. The final result looks almost too realistic to eat! Most Awesome Halloween Cake comes to us from new author, licenseless. While the write-up is a little hard to digest, the concept and execution are impressive. Every part of the cake and its accoutrements were hand-sculpted to a sublimely sanguinary effect. Small details like adding the veins to the heart before covering it in fondant are a great tribute to the amount of skill that went into creating this entry. The third prize slots were gobbled up by five fantastic entries. Candy Corn on the Cob by alaskantomboy stormed the Internet and garnered over 100K impressive page views. This was a very simple execution on a super clever idea. Kudos to the great work, informative write-up, and fun photos that make this entry shine. How To Make Spider Cake Pops With Webs by sugarkissed.net is an adorable take on a modern classic. It combines clever techniques with fun, illustrated graphics to provide a sweet Halloween treat. Ewwy Gooey Slime Filled Cupcakes by Make.Bake.Celebrate is a cheerfully disgusting sweet that could easily be tailored to suit several themes. Quite impressive is the author’s ability to match the internal slime to the external hairy eyeball tumors, yet maintaining very different textures and mouthfeel. Perfect balance of gross and cute, and extra points to the fun photo styling. Halloween Stamped Tortilla Chips by wold630 introduces a fun way to liven up even the simplest of party snack. With such clear photos, the descriptive text becomes almost unnecessary. This is another project that can easily be modified to suit any occasion. A brilliantly simple technique applied to a very versatile, crowd friendly food, capitalizing on the Halloween theme. danlynne07 had almost too many great entries to choose from! Haunted Grave Cupcakes is a very cute, hand-sculpted design that would surely take the cake at any party. A very cute and clever, well-crafted design. All in all, this year brought a very impressive showing from authors both seasoned and new. We appreciate the amount of effort everyone put into their creations, and look forward to next year's crop of spooktacular snacks and freakish fare.
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