Any personal project that is self-directed, self-produced and self-funded.
The spirit of DIY is also about the sharing process, and we accept projects that are plans or instructions and encourage projects that show others how to make the object themselves. DIY also implies you conjured the idea and saw it to fruition yourself using do-it-yourself know-how, whether it’s the modification of an existing system or artifact or the creation of something new.
Examples include: hacks, mods, upcycles, recycles, crafts, digital fabrications, etc. Also see our 2013 DIY Honorees.
(Note: special reduced entry fee and there are no Professional or Student distinction with this category.)