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Talking $200 in Prizes! – RouterForums All-Time Favorite Project Contest



We know you have passion, talent, and skill. We want to see it!

Share your story (along with pictures) of your all-time favorite project (that you have done) in this thread between now and August 22, 2014 .

At the end of the 14 days we will close the thread. Then the members will nominate their choice for the best project based on the story behind the project along with the results of the completed project (but each member cannot nominate his or herself).

After 10 days the top 5 nominations will then proceed to a final vote by our members.
  • 1st place will receive a $150 eGift card. (Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowe’s)
  • 2nd place will receive a $50 eGift card. (Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowe’s)

As members of the community, moderators are also eligible for this contest.

It starts right now!
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Just curious,, are we writing a short 1 page story with a few pictures or a novel with a ton of pictures, or, or, . Just looking for size!

I think that is a super good idea, and I am sure we will hear some interesting stories.

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Just curious,, are we writing a short 1 page story with a few pictures or a novel with a ton of pictures, or, or, . Just looking for size!

I think that is a super good idea, and I am sure we will hear some interesting stories.
Great question! Share as much or little as you would like about your project but keep in mind it has to be posted here in this thread so that may limit space somewhat unless you add a few posts here in this thread such as part one and part two.
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Hi Cricket

Thanks I do appreciate the reply,,,, Good grief,,, I must get writing,,, only 14 days to go

Have a great day and a better tomorrow!

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Thanks I do appreciate the reply,,,, Good grief,,, I must get writing,,, only 14 days to go

Have a great day and a better tomorrow!
I look forward to seeing y'alls projects and the stories for this contest!
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Dang wish I had skills . Maybe next year

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Dang wish I had skills . Maybe next year
Rick,

This is a contest for the favorite project, not a contest to see who has the best skills.
Your project might just win. Give it a try!

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Okay, I'll start the ball rolling. My favorite project is my "Steam-powered" Melodium that you can read more about HERE.

During a bi-decade garage and shop cleaning I found a bunch of stuff including a pair of old speakers for a PC. I got to thinking that I could combine them with an early model iPod Touch that had been laying dormant in a drawer for many years and have music in the shop.



I had also been wanting to make something in the steampunk genre and this looked like a perfect fit. The project was built by creative anarchy rather than a plan (that means I made it up as I went along ) and included things like plastic cups, old CDs, copper tubing, a coffee can lid, a 35mm film container, a valve handle, a recessed door pull, cabinet connector bolt, some laser printed labels, and other miscellany.

The other key thing that makes it my favorite is that I was able to create an outrageous back-story to explain its origin. (If you follow my projects you know I love them to have an entertaining back-story. Check out the Shrunken Head project for another example.

Other reasons why this is my favorite project are that it:

1. Was a concept that amused and challenged me.
2. Was built with materials on hand, so nothing was purchased.
3. Allowed me to repurpose disparate and miscellaneous stuff.
4. Required the use of the table saw, drill press, router, bandsaw, and miscellaneous hand tools.
5. Was very useful when finished.

And, I actually do use it in the shop every day. (Hasn't run out of steam yet.) So,that's mine. Now let's hear yours.

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Hi Oliver,, really interesting project, I like it.

I do like that you used recycled products,,, I believe in recycle,,, reduce,,, reuse, I just seen how interesting and useful,, not leaving out how cool recycled products can be!

I do worry about you though,,,, "shrunken heads"

Great build.

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I think just send Oliver to check and call it a day . We all know he's the winner lol

Actually he shouldn't be able to participate . Can we start a poll and keep this democratic?

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