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Cool Inspiration From Previous Arctic Innovation Competition Winners!

If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peek at the inventions that wowed the judges of this chilly contest, so here are the grand prize winners from 2009 to 2012 for extra inspiration:

Dreams On The Wind: The Incredible Sand Art of Kseniya Simonova

Some artists use paint, while others choose charcoal. Some paintings take years, and others take hours. Some hang on gallery walls, while others simply lie forgotten on easels. Kseniya Simonova's art is different... it's made entirely of sand, she can create some of them in mere minutes, and when they are finished, she simply blows them away to start something new. 

Stone Age Swiss Army Knife Design Revealed

You just know that Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble each carried one of these in their pockets just for those prehistoric caveman emergencies. This Stone Age Swiss Army Knife comes with all of the tools a hairy Neanderthal just might need in a long day of hunting, foraging, and what-have-you. It is a must-have for that prehistoric man on the go.

7 Foot Tall DIY Robot from China

Tao Xiangli, an inventor of some note from China, has once again unveiled a new DIY creation. His newest work is a seven foot tall working robot. The bot, which is made from old parts, cost just under $25,000 and is teh second invention from this intredpid man. His first was a working submarine.

Are You Hungry Enough To Eat A Horse? Measure Accordingly!

Calling all pasta-holics! As you know it can be tough making sure that you make just the right amonut of pasta to go with your favorite sauce. Every kitchen can also use a bit of whimsy and this cute tool for measuring out your spaghetti, angel hair, or linguini will really get that done.

BrickPi: Making Robots Out of Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi project is getting a new twist. The newest add on, dubbed BrickPi, is a sensation of Kickstarter. The project, which has raised more than $20,000 offeres users the chance to use the setup to make and control robots. The only other thing neeeded is a Lego Mindstorm set. The project is set to ship to donators in August of this month. There is still time to get your's if you want one.

Demonstrate How To Build Your Green Product To Win Over $1,000 In Prizes From Instructables’ Green Design Contest!

If you can demonstrate how to build something useable that is truly worth raiding the recycle bin to create, you could win over $1,000 worth of prizes from Voltaic, REI, Nokero and more!

Up In Smoke: The Revolution of High Art

4/20, International Pot Smoking Day, has come and gone, but Chronic artist Cliff Maynard never stops celebrating the holidaze. His mind-blowing portraits made of the burnt-out roaches from thousands of joints prove that drugs don't just inspire art, sometimes they actually make it. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Sit On One Of These Feral Futons By Máximo Riera, IF YOU DARE!

When people tell you that the wheel doesn’t need to be redesigned, lean back in your biologically accurate rhinoceros throne and scold them for thinking inside the box.

Design A New Way To Deliver Insulin & Win $5,000 Via Ignite Contest!

Sure, I came across this one very close to its deadline, but if you have a brilliant new way for diabetics to consume the insulin they need, send it to the Ignite: Diabetes Challenge for a chance to win $5,000.