Maker Geeks and Instructables have teamed up for a contest to showcase the best ways the DIY community hacks hardware to make out-of-the-box retail goodies function exactly how we want them to. Who’s ready to share how to hack cameras, smart phones and PC’s for prizes?
It’s up to you, the hacking genius, to demonstrate to the Instructables community how they can do it themselves with either a picture based or video guide, and uploading it to Instructables. The most useful, easy to recreate and all-around awesome hacking guides will rise to the top of the contest, as voted upon by the Instructables fanbase and official judges. Some of my favorite DIY hacks in the running are the Laser Tripwire Alarm, “Portable Game Systems Explained” guide and “Custom film photography borders” guide. There’s plenty of cool DIY projects here, but some clearly miss the mark as “hacked hardware,” which leaves you a chance to snag the big prizes for yourself…
The maker of the best hardware hacking guide will earn the Grand Prize, which includes a 3D printer, 3D MakerPen, Arduino Kit, Spool of Red EcoFlex™ PLA, Spool of Color Shifting 3D printing filament (ThermoChrome™ PLA) and an Instructables Prize Pack filled with all sorts of great stuff. The three First Prize and five Second Prize winners earn a sampling of the 3D printing kit related swag above, so if you’re a hacking wizard who’s had their eye on playing with the concept of 3D printing, this is the contest for you!
Be sure to enter your guide to the Hardware Hacking Contest by December 31st by clicking here, and good luck, DIY Hackers!