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Instructables Book Contest Winners Answered

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of theBook Contest. All of these Instructables will receive a mention in theBest of Instructables Volume 1and the authors will receive a copy of the book when it comes out this fall.

Some of the Instructables here have also been selected by O'Reilly editors to be fully reproduced in the book as well.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you for making great Instructables that inspire everyone else.

LED ThrowiesQ-Branch
Invisible Book Shelfdorxincandeland
Laser Flashlight Hack!!Kipkay
MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB chargerladyada
DIY Compact Survival Kitledzeppie
How to make a cardboard costume helmetHonus
turn signal biking jacketleahbuechley
Audio Visual Art....FOTC Stylescooter76
Wall-E Robot4mem8
Paper WallettheRIAA
Screen Printing: Cheap, Dirty, and At Hometracy_the_astonishing
Munny Speakersfungus amungus
Knex Heavy CannonI_am_Canadian
How to Make Playdough (Play-doh)canida
LED Chess SetTetranitrate
Sew your own Instructables Robot Plushie!jessyratfink
DIY Vinyl Wall Artbritsteiner
Bluetooth Handgun Handset for your iPhone: iGiveUpManaEnergyPotion
Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling MachineTom McWire
Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and VideoErobots
How to build a 96-Volt Electric MotorcycleKentucky-bum
How To: Make Bath BombsSoapyHollow
Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow)gmjhowe
Save $200 in 2 minutes and have the worlds best writing penkingant
Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hookwhamodyne
Light Bulb Lampbumpus
Lightbulb "green"houseLinuxH4x0r
Instructables Robot -- Paper Model=SMART=
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited )robomaniac
Wallet made from a computer keyboardzieak
how to add EL wire to a coat or other garmentenlighted
Gandhi: 17' Tall Cardboard Avatardelappe
Ture Trigger, 10 Round, Auto-Loading, Knex Concept Rifle, by bannana inventorbannana inventor
How to build your own Jet Enginerusswmoore
Shake it like a Tic-Tac!MrMunki
Cyber/Steampunk Futuresque Sci-Fi Hand Gungmjhowe
How to Make a Marshmallow Gun or Marshmallow Shooterewilhelm
How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycleStryker
Friends Are Easy To Makecuteaznprincesss
Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smallermikey77
Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy!CameronSS
How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHTGreg Madison
Giant MatchTetranitrate
Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cubeburzvingion
How to build a wood fired hot tubveloboy
Iron Man Helmetpmaggot
Home-made Sun Jarcre8tor
Grow Your Own Bioluminescent Algae ScaryBunnyMan
Construction of Two Portuguese Style Dinghies (Small Boats)rook999
Uni-Directional WIFI Range Extendertm36usa
"1UP Mushroom" Mushroom Burger!momo!
Open Any PadlockTetranitrate
Coilgun Handgunrwilsford07
Electroforming an Iris Seed PodMaggieJs
100 Ways to Reduce Your ImpactBrennn10
Lego USB Stickianhampton
Solar Powered Trikedpearce1
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily)Stuart.Mcfarlan
Airgun with eXplosive air-Release Valvechluaid
ChapStick LED FlashlightBCat
Awesome led cubeAlexTheGreat
Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project!jessyratfink
DIY 3D Controllerkylemcdonald
The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more!thecheatscalc
Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker!Plasmana
Simulated woodgrain for metal boxesamz-fx
How to Grow Pineappleswoofboy111
Creating a 3D effect with image editing software (GIMP or Photoshop)Andrew546
S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), a Compact, Durable, and Portable Solar Energy Generatorcharlitron
How to get a Tshirt for GoodHartRocketScientist2015
Grow a square watermelonwatermelon
Build a 4 Color T-Shirt Printing PressProgfellow
Electromagnetic FloaterJ_Hodgie
The accidental pocket jet engine...killerjackalope
Digital Picture Framemicahdear


good job everybody! darn, I'm not in there, well I guess I didn't really try either ;) with all due respect I do not think that kipkay's laser should be in there, he did it very... unwell? I don't think that's a word. Basically hooking up a laser direct to a battery pack is stupid. They are very fragile, need a conditioned power supply and at least someway to limit current, resistor is the simplist, but it's not recomended.

This list is the "popular vote", and Kipkay does have a certain following out there in interweb land.

aw, well that makes sense I want bre back for weekend projects

Yay, skin of my teeth... I'm am incredibly pleased about this, so very pleased... Congratulations to all the winners, entrants and confused readers...

LOL! Yeah... But I did felt bad when losing in the let it glow contest...

Yay! Two of mine ended up in there. I'm happy Barbie made it. I would have been sad if she hadn't! Congrats to all ya'll! :D

Probably not, hahaha. What would I do with two of them? :P

One to read, one to get signed by the Team and then seal it away for posterity.

Or until Eric dies and it's worth a fortune on ebay.

Hmm, that would mean living longer than the man who arranges meals by colour...

The shows not on here and I don't watch much TV... Interesting coincidence *Briefly entertains the idea that you, eric and the writer of Monk are the same person...*


If I ever publish a book, I will probably sprinkle in little references...you might be able to figure out my identity...

No-just your average gorgeous girl. :D

I hope to publish a book someday though. If and when that happens, I'll let you know. :D

Good to see a few get on the intarwebz.. :D

Seconded! Not counting Adam's FB friends...

Just stay away from my bebo, on the upside you can tell what's fair game there, thanks to the how you know each other categorizations... Anyway why aren't you being more pro-active then. Complaining about it and whatnot...

More pro-active? Whadya mean? I've been in rapid pursuit of zeh opposite sex since my last breakup...

'Twas a joke about the internet bit, not pursuing the opposite sex... If it makes you feel any better my lovelife is topsy turvy as well, 'cept the other way round... Still famous lines to consider: - The cahse is better than the catch - We are sure there is something more than money, sex and beer out there, we just don't know what it is yet. - KJ sent me!

Ohh... SEe that's the problem with teh net, can never be sure of what they were meaning...

If you're ever wanting an opinion on your writings gimme a shout, I'm not a great write myself but read an awful lot and have been given writings to read before, my mother is a prolific writer who has never finished anything but should finall get the novel done for me to read, my ex used to write, my brother and I write together since he's a good writer in written expression and we make good stories or just blether about crazy things... long story short I'd like to read something from you...

Thank you! Actually, I was literally just writing before I decided to log on-and wishing I had someone who could tell me if it was good or junk-I find it impossible to tell the difference in my own writing... I write with a sharpie, but as soon as I type it, I'll PM it to you.

I mean, you'd be able to figure it out if I published a book and got famous...

Well, he already has a bit of a head start on you. Although, not as much as I do. Maybe you would like to invest in some of my works...?

Well it depends, should I get as far as old age I do plan to come through the pearly gates at great speed and on fire so the investment seems like an unwise choice...

Woah best excuse ever - Still able to read that old man?


9 years ago

Only one knex instructable? :(

nothing, hmm... well congrats to all the winners!

i had to be voted in, not enough people voted for me.