Instructables is sponsoring a contest for youth to submit a step-by-step guide of something they’ve created and share what they’ve learned. From sweaters, to school projects, to submersibles, the field is wide open so long as it’s something they made! To give you an idea of what people are making, some recent additions are a cardboard bicycle, a chain mail shirt, and (Lianna’s favorite) a handy-dandy cord organizer.
Even if you’re not in the appropriate age range but would still like to participate, you can check out a few of the projects and vote on your favorite.
From the Instructables website:
If you’re a maker between the ages of 13 and 18, this contest is for you. Share any project and answer four questions about what you learned over the course of the build. That’s it. Whether you’re making a pinewood derby car, a short movie, a videogame, a painting, a garden, a sweater, a science fair project, a school assignment, or practically anything else that required you to make something, you’re encouraged to enter it into the contest!
The four questions are:
- What did you make?
Tell us the story about what you made and how it works. What tools and materials did you use?
- How did you make it?
Tell us how you got the idea for the poject. Did you work with anyone else? Did your plans and ideas change as you worked on the project?
- Where did you make it?
Did you work on it at home or at school or somewhere else – or some combination? How did the project connect to other activities in your life?
- What did you learn?
Describe your biggest challenges and any surprises that arose during the build. What are you proudest of? If you had to do it again, what would you do differently?