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From the Laser Cutter contest page:


Entry deadline extended to January 1, 2008!

What were we thinking?!?
The holidays are the perfect time to finish your Laser Cutter Contest entry, and we don't want to judge during our family vacations.

So, we're extending the entry deadline to 11:59pm PST Tuesday, January 1, 2008 to take advantage of the entire holiday season. Finalists will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2008. User voting will still end on January 31st, and we'll still announce the ultimate winner on Monday, February 4th, 2008.

Use this extra time to make something truly incredible!

Happy holidays from the Instructables team.


Awww. I really must make something. But I just got Guitar Hero 3 and Phantom Hourglass. Videogames or productivity?! :D

Uh huh. :( But I'm almost done with Zelda! And I have 15 hearts and a demon ship! Weeeeeeee! I really should beat it tonight before I go back to school and everything.

Guitar hero is a great distraction, got 3 aswell and keep ending up on it....

phantom hourglass is great. make a instructable on beating a videogame.

It seems that new entries are coming in after the deadline. Am I just seeing things?

Our servers aren't on Pacific time, so some will be labeled Jan 2.

yesterday there were <600 in the group and today there are >600 That is what I am seeing. Timezones are always fun....

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Although..... now ALL my deadlines are on the first..... stupid college apps....

The correct answer is school, since it ultimately enables higher-quality Instructables. ;)

Yes.... I considered that, but then decided that Instructables has the potential to teach me how to make awesome muffin-related stuffs, whereas school will only teach me material useful in the real world ;-P Although, I do agree with you.... School's important, I just hate it at the moment. *grumble*

All i know is that I've learned more from instructables in a year than I've learned at school in three.

I can second that, who doesn't love the handiness related features of instructables...ALL AT YOUR FINGER TIPS!

I made a muffin pin cushion, you should try It some time.

At least you're learning important things >_> I can't wait 'till physics, chem. etc. so that I have a class that is remotely interesting... but it'll be a year or two ):

Aww... Cheer up!

At least you have some free time to have fun now!

Although yeah, physics and chem are super-fun =)

Whoa, you must have a much different course type then I did in school (high school Chemistry was rough enough, even with my love of the science).

I can't wait until next year so I can go to a different school and take some better classes than my current school has to offer. Like biology and things like that so I can be a veterinarian.

Okay.... now you're right!

School is more important!

Going back to school after a long break is like that scene in horror movies where the victim is being pulled away and clawing the ground.

Although Instructables provides an exemplary extra-curricular education of DIY and innovation!

I got one in, but I have so many projects left....

i am going to win!!!!!!!!! (probely not)

11:59 where? is it PST, EST, GMT?

Probably PST since they are located in CA, right ?

That is great......let me see if I can get something together now.

I am not going to make this one.....maybe in the coming year (hopefully before Jan is over) I can get something together :-(


10 years ago

i wanna win a t-shirt 2 XXXXXXXXXXXXX


10 years ago

I'm not one for compatitions because i have nothing that could match other instructables however i hope to win a t-shirt or something =D

Sliding deadlines are the mark of poor planning, poor resource allocation, and contest sponsors that don't feel that they have gotten their money's worth on the contest submissions. This is Squid's show and dollar so I don't blame them, but this extension really just penalizes anyone with the fortitude to stick to a schedule. Not that I couldn't use the extra time, I've got stuff on the back burner that could be dynamite for this contest. W00t!

This is the best thing I've heard all week, Now I can finish my project! The bitter irony before is that my final exams ended on the 17th and the contest ended on the 16th.

YABADABADOOO! More time for Instructable to get viewed, YABADABADOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOHOO!!! Now I can finish up my super secret Instructable.

Sweet! Hopefully my iPod one does well, because right now I am all out of ideas!


10 years ago

Now I can finish the desktop trebuchet for my ,dad for X-mas

OOOOHHHH!!! I need to go watch my inspiration channel!! I need more ideas!!

YES! Thank you this is just the time i needed!!!!