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We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is for a the Reinventing Edison: Build Your Own Lightbulb Kit (a $59.95 value.) Here is the review from the issue:

Thomas Edison purportedly said that he didn’t fail 700 times in trying to make the incandescent light, he succeeded in proving 700 ways not to do it. Now it can be your turn. This fun science kit is designed to excite and engage experimenters of all ages in re-creating the development of the first light bulb. Build your own working Edison bulb using the included safety vacuum chamber and a number of different filament materials, including carbon and tungsten.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter) and make sure your profile is visible. Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.



  1. Blair R says:

    Bright idea

  2. Brad Carlson says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  3. Michael McSpadden says:

    I need a cool desk lamp.

  4. Bill Kronholm says:


  5. Derek Reed Martin says:


  6. Kathy Tappan says:

    sure why not.

  7. It’s not a 3D Printer, but it would be a great conversation piece.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Is there a CFL version?

  9. Anonymous says:

    let there be light!

  10. Guitarlore says:

    1.21 Gigawatts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Chad Weaver says:


  12. David Melcher says:

    The steampunk applications are limitless.

  13. Tom Warin says:

    Hmm, interesting.

  14. Marc Schaefermeyer says:

    This looks like fun too!

  15. kevin sexton says:

    enter me

  16. Ashley Huxley says:

    Would look good on my desk

  17. Tony Weiner says:


  18. Anonymous says:

    You… Light up my life…

  19. Anonymous says:

    I like light.

  20. And let there be light!

  21. Anonymous says:

    pretty cool!

  22. Peter says:

    This looks like a pretty cool kit for educational purposes. So easy to take the lightbulb for granted.

  23. Doug Hogan says:

    Very very cool! Would love to see this kit modded with a nice hardwood base and some aging work.

  24. Timothy Canny says:

    What a great idea!

  25. Anonymous says:


  26. Erin Bartlett says:

    Cool kit and giveaway. Thanks!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Let there be light!

  28. Connell Smith says:

    Sign me up!

  29. Andy Leach says:

    Tungsten? Count me in.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Another bright idea!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun!

  32. Anonymous says:


  33. Bruce Cowan says:

    This looks like mad scientist fun!

  34. Glenn Parker says:


  35. Anonymous says:

    This is *really* getting back to basics!

  36. Brian Gaut says:

    Light bulb is just a subset of that!

  37. Nathan Pryor says:

    There should be a bonus prize for correctly guessing how many of the comments are “Let there be light.” My guess: 74.

  38. Teresa Gadda says:

    So cool!  I want one!

  39. Anonymous says:

    “Watson, come here I need you!”.  Oops, wrong invention.  My apologies.

  40. Darian Lewis says:

    Looks like something fun to have.

  41. Anonymous says:

    I was hoping to win the CFL kit, but this would be fun too.

  42. Anonymous says:


  43. Anonymous says:

    wait for it…


  44. Gabe Heath says:

    This looks fun.

  45. Keith McCorvie says:

    Don’t stare directly at the light.

  46. Rohit Wason says:

    what a cool project! want one!

  47. Amanda Kapp says:

    What a bright idea!

  48. Devin Holland says:

    I wonder how long it will work. I love it!

  49. Anonymous says:

    Count me in. :)

  50. Ted Hille says:

    vacuum safety chamber…yumm…

  51. Steve Conklin says:

    This is a great kit, I hadn’t noticed it before. In high schools we built a CRT in physics class, the basis of it was a lot like this kit.

  52. Marco Mularoni says:

    Cool kit for my son…

  53. Cait Hinek says:


  54. Anonymous says:

    Another great kit!

  55. Sean Wager says:

    pick me

  56. Ken Sager says:

    This would be perfect for my nephew once he’s 6 or 7.

  57. Geoff Haisty says:

    Nice.  Would give to my daughter’s class.

  58. Michael George says:

    Kit-A-Day giveaway

  59. Carl Reisinger says:

    Any chance at out-lasting the ?

  60. Eric Keaton says:

    Looks fun and educational

  61. Anonymous says:

    do i know what i’d do with this, no, but that doesnt mean that I wont figure something out

  62. Anonymous says:

    I love this kind of stuff. What a great kit.

  63. I’ve got a bright idea… 

  64. Rick Smith says:

    Another awesome giveaway!

  65. Jeff Coy says:

    I think this would be a fun project.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a fun experiment!

  67. Anonymous says:


  68. Richard Turner says:

    My apartment could really use more vacuum. The quantity of air in here is just awful.

  69. quantum42 says:

    this is pretty cool lookin’.

  70. Derik Thomann says:

    Let’s try and make that 701!

  71. Joe Wolner says:

    Enlighten me!

  72. Anonymous says:

    Never would have thought to “make” that. Awesome!

    1. Anonymous says:

      I’m pretty sure that just like me, you’ve made plenty of light bulbs… unintentionally.

  73. what an enlightening kit.  get it?

  74. nice kit would look great on my workbench

  75. Anonymous says:

    would be great for my ‘mad scientist’ side

  76. That would be awesome in my living room…

  77. a b says:

    Nice Kit, Looks like a lot of fun.

  78. Olga Montealegre says:

    I did something similar to this for my science fair project when I was 7. I love it.

  79. Jesse Johnson says:

    Though Edison did not invent the light bulb, but merely commercialized, I am willing to overlook such a hopelessly over propagated myth so that I might play around with this kit. =)

  80. Joel Inman says:

    Hmm.  I’ve been telling my son that lights work by magic.  We might have to revisit the question.

  81. Debbie James says:

    This would be fun to teach my son how light blubs work while they are still around.

  82. Anonymous says:

    yes please.

  83. Anonymous says:

    I’d be glad to not fail repeatedly with this kit.

  84. Chris Hoover says:


  85. Bram Lambrecht says:

    Let there be light.

  86. Vrmithrax says:

    A good addition to any mad scientist’s laboratory…

  87. I just need one try to make it work.

  88. Anonymous says:

    I could use this to find 1000 ways not to make a light bulb.

  89. Anonymous says:

    Would be great to make.

  90. This is cool. I may have to buy this if I don’t win.

  91. Mike Andrzejewski says:

    This sheds light on a few things!

  92. Jeff Hanson says:

    Kids like electricity. Can we teach them about how it flows through the body? Fun!

  93. Kenneth Keen says:

    Great project with the kids!

  94. Anonymous says:

    Long live Tesla!

  95. Anonymous says:

    I hope I win

  96. Stuart Broz says:

    A comment.

  97. mazzmn says:

    I read a glowing review on this kit, it must be nice

  98. Yan Min says:

    ooo this could be fun

  99. Rob Maxwell says:

    I bet this will work much better than the last time I tried it without a kit!

  100. Adam R. Hughes says:


  101. This would be interesting.

  102. Gene H says:

    Let there be light?

  103. Mark Wiechec says:

    Let there be light

  104. winning this would make my day bright!!!

  105. Justin Konecny says:

    That’s funny it runs off batteries.  I guess Edison would roll over in his grave if you could plug this into the wall.

  106. Tyler E says:

    I REALLY want this kit.

  107. Dan Costello says:


  108. Tim Hamon says:

    Would love this kit!!

  109. Michael O'Crowley says:

    I want one.

  110. David Ramos says:


  111. Shweta Phadnis says:

    I need a light.

  112. TK says:

    Great kit again!

  113. this is cool. Hope I win!

  114. Anonymous says:

    Very cool!

  115. Albert Straub says:

    Well!  That looks like just plain fun!  Maybe expand it into a triode kit?

  116. Rob Colby says:

    This give me a few bright ideas…

  117. krys evans says:


  118. Rodney Abke says:


  119. ScitechDude says:

    This is a nice kit.  Excellent!

  120. Anonymous says:

    for your consideration

  121. Kate Bemish says:

    ooooh, please, pick me!

  122. Looks like something fun I could do with my son

  123. Anonymous says:

    Bright idea.

  124. Anonymous says:

    Fun, fun, fun!

  125. Ben Stoutenburgh says:

    This could be illuminating

  126. Such a cool kit. How much more inspiring can a kit be than one that gives a builder the ability create light at the flick of a switch?

  127. Christopher Williams says:

    ok, I’d like one

  128. Anonymous says:

    Count me in for wanting one these!

  129. Looks like that thing really sucks… Bad puns are required for the contest entry, right?

  130. Woot!!!  This would be fun.

  131. Chris Saenz says:

    My niece would love to play with this.

  132. Frank Carey says:

    Great idea for this season of light and hope.

  133. Ray Crego says:

    This could shed some light on the inner workings of lightbulbs

  134. Mike Douglas says:

    Wasn’t Thomasina Edison the original “Mother of Invention”?  Would love to work with my nephew on her son’s light bulb.  :)

  135. Edward Baker says:

    Third time is the charm right?

  136. Don Sticksel says:

    Mr Watson, come here I want to see you. 
    Oh wait, wrong invention (and inventor.)

  137. Anonymous says:

    There would be very little I would not try to light with this kit.

  138. Thomas Sutter says:

    Trying to light up the winners list

  139. Fightcube says:

    Very cool!  I like the PVC trim base plate.

  140. Jeremy Logan says:

    That little light of mine, I’d let it shine.

  141. this would be perfect for my little maker

  142. Anonymous says:

    Terrible terrible Edison

  143. Deborah Soltesz says:

    When I was a kid, Edison was one of my heroes. So were Cher and Speed Racer. Edison’s still my hero. Cher’s alright, but I moved on to Paul Newman.

  144. Brandi says:

    That’s neat too. It’d be fun to win something from you guys.

  145. Sean Hathaway says:


  146. Anonymous says:


  147. Charles Crary says:


  148. Anonymous says:


  149. Another shining example from Make.

  150. Valentin Ivanov says:

    Nice one!

  151. Anonymous says:

    Try, try again!

  152. J. Smith says:

    I always hated Edison. My parent let me learn about Tesla.

  153. Anonymous says:

    Now that incandescents are being replaced by fluorescents, isn’t this illegal?

  154. Must fly toward the light! ZZZZZAP!

  155. Jon says:

    I love swimin with bow legged women

  156. Dwayne Williams says:

    I did a science project like this with my kid!  she would love this.

  157. Joe Crop says:

    Looks dangerous…count me in

  158. Jeannie Arnold says:

    Comment. FTW!!

  159. Anonymous says:


  160. Anonymous says:

    Let there be light

  161. Richard Holmes says:

    Cras non tortor nec purus iaculis suscipit vitae eget nulla. Aenean eleifend pellentesque justo, vel auctor enim congue in. Suspendisse porta lacus nec elit commodo a suscipit mi dictum. Mauris mollis elementum enim sed suscipit. Ut a orci in odio mattis hendrerit. Morbi feugiat turpis eu quam tempor quis ullamcorper justo accumsan. Curabitur diam justo, feugiat at luctus consequat, mattis pulvinar ipsum. Vivamus accumsan aliquam dapibus. Maecenas at libero sem, malesuada ultricies neque. Aenean suscipit, nisi nec placerat consectetur, enim lacus accumsan diam, accumsan malesuada sapien urna a augue.

  162. Keith Jeske says:

    Edison is a good example of a maker.  We need more like him that don’t give up immediately

  163. Jonathan Lang says:

    If I hold this over my head will I get a brilliant idea?

  164. Louis Shannon says:

    SO COOL!!

  165. Brandon Mason says:

    This would be an awesome experiment

  166. Spencer Behling says:

    I would like one

  167. Imre Polik says:

    I want this.

  168. Koren Gaines says:

    I can’t wait to recreate the invention of the first lightbulb joke.

  169. Kelley says:

    Light without fire?  What will they think of next?!?

  170. Anonymous says:

    Hmm, looks dangerous… I’m all in!

  171. Ah! I also have proved 700 ways not to do things.

  172. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  173. Cody Deskins says:

    This is awesome!  I’ve just discovered the whole MAKE universe and am glad to find so many like-minded people.

  174. Jay Walsh says:

    I’ll take 2!  The boys will break the first one.

  175. This is excellent Zombie Apocalypse stockpile stuffs right here… *wink* 

  176. Anonymous says:

    Win please

  177. Travis Dahl says:

    This kit is an awesome idea!

  178. Anonymous says:

    I built something similar with an old penis pump, but I could share this one with the kids.

  179. Jon Robelia says:


  180. Janel G says:

    Love it!

  181. Anonymous says:

    Very cool kit.

  182. Michael Finger says:

    Ah. The joys of experimenting. I don’t know how many times I’ve had a project with so many unknown variables that I just had to keep trying different configurations and writing down results until I got what I wanted. It’s always satisfying in the end!

  183. Joseph Elsbernd says:


  184. Anonymous says:

    Yes, Please.

  185. Eric Sullenberger says:

    Another great kit I could use to teach with.

  186. Anonymous says:

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

  187. Eli Garlick says:

    That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  188. When I was a kid I thought Eddie Murphy was funny.   When he came out with that music album, the one with “party all the time” on it, I thought he was ridiculously funny. Then I learned that the album wasn’t supposed to be a comedy album and after that whenever I saw him in movies I would wonder if he was trying to be funny or it was just working out that way, like the album.  The magic was simply gone for me.   Now I wonder if it was indeed supposed to be comedy, including the assertion that it was a music album, and he was just 20 years ahead of the “being ironic” comedy thing.   And that’s why I need to win this light bulb kit.

  189. Anonymous says:

    Should I be discouraged that I haven’t won anything yet? Nah, there’s still time!

  190. Anonymous says:


  191. Dennis Ames says:

    Would love to do  this with my Son!

  192. Rich de la Torre says:

    let there be light! (please?)

  193. Gary Sinclair says:

    I’m down with OPP (Other people’s projects)

  194. spudman says:

    Please enlighten me Santa Make!

  195. Light our world Make…

  196. Anonymous says:


  197. Steve Custer says:

    Another fun project for the kids!

  198. Mike Camp says:


  199. Rik Wade says:

    This could be useful to me, as it is quite dark in my house at times.

  200. Bcook65 says:

    oooo.. nice

  201. Anonymous says:

    Everybody loves light.

  202. Ryan Slaugh says:

    That would be a very cool thing to build with my kids!

  203. Brad Parks says:

    If you ask me how I’m doing I would say I’m doing just fine.  I would lie and say that MAKE is not on my mind.

  204. Joel Smith says:

    That would make a very cool desk lamp. 

  205. duncancreamer says:

    Yes pleasle

  206. Dan Pollack says:

    Let there be light.

  207. Tesla told me Edison is a jerk.

  208. Anonymous says:

    Reinventing Edison Build Your Own Lightbulb Kit another fine kit

  209. There’s a good idea!

  210. Michael Burr says:

    Sign me up!

  211. Pierre-Olivier Gaillard says:

    These giveaways are touring the memory lane. Old Japanese mechanical clock, first light bulb. Wonder if they have a kit to make silex blades…

  212. Cj Taylor says:

    want, not just for myself but all the starving children in Africa.

  213. geekest night light ever!

  214. Eric Haines says:

    Surely we can find a better filament than tungsten, with all our modern materials. Benzoyl peroxide-laced cat hair, carbon nanotubes, sham-wow stuffing, something. Soon, I shall be the next Edison! (but only if I win, hint hint)

  215. Randy Crowell says:

    Would love to receive this to donate to a local school.

  216. Dan says:

    happy photons!

  217. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun

  218. Erik Mendoza says:

    Aziz, LIGHT!!!

  219. Anonymous says:

    Looks fun.

  220. Anonymous says:

    Fun and educational

  221. Anonymous says:

    Looks fun.

  222. Ian Munger says:

    Now I just need to get 50 of them and use them to “trim the tree.”

  223. Anonymous says:

    Very cool looking kit. I would love to play with this.

  224. Bryant Pocock says:

    that’s pretty cool!

  225. Mike Bila says:


  226. Craig Amundsen says:

    Fiat Lux!

  227. David Compton says:

    I’m in!

  228. Danielle Pershouse says:

    very cool!

  229. sarah goodman says:

    very cool for santa

  230. Anonymous says:


  231. jeffrey ambs says:

    An ounce of inspiration…

  232. Anonymous says:


  233. Anonymous says:

    That looks like a lot of fun.

  234. Anonymous says:

    Best type of gift one that you learn from

  235. David Catlin says:

    The beauty of lime light

  236. Patrick Rich says:


  237. Roy Griffith says:

    tungsten is the word for the day.

  238. Light up my life – please!

  239. Tom Pasquini says:

    Third time is the charm?

  240. Don’t you know me? I’m Mr Georgison :)

  241. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a fun project to do with the kids.

  242. jackdavinci says:

    Super! Thanks for asking.

  243. Anonymous says:

    Let there be light!

  244. earthenwall says:

    it has a mcguyver feel to it

  245. Looks like an intersting kit.

  246. Nathan Kline says:

    Giving that to me sounds like a bright idea

  247. Let there be light, bitches!

  248. Mark Mathews says:

    Fiat lux.

  249. Ian Fitzgerald says:

    Avaricious Entry

  250. I’ve seen the light…

  251. Anonymous says:


  252. My daughter would get a kick out of doing this with her Dad

  253. Anonymous says:

    Reinvent the light bulb. I like.

  254. Anonymous says:

    Really interesting.

  255. Christina Priest says:

    This looks really fun! It would be a great gift for my nieces!

  256. Anonymous says:

    Illumination through incandescence of a filamant!  Fascinating!

  257. Clay Michaels says:

    I hate the CFLs in my house. Were I to win, I could read without strain!

  258. Lann Owens says:


  259. Charles England says:

    let there be light

  260. michael campbell says:

    that would be so cool, i build lamps in my spare time, so i love these :)

  261. Wehaf Urchiken says:

    One of his failed filament materials was bamboo!

  262. Jonathan Pruett says:

    I’d love to work this project with my daughter!

  263. fluxivit y says:

    nothing better than illumination gotten free

  264. nila nila says:

    Great kit, nice for my kids!

  265. Vince Bohner says:


  266. Anonymous says:


  267. Kristoffer Alquiza says:

    If I had one of these I could finally work on my projects at night! Wait a minute…

  268. AJ Lewis says:


  269. Robert Allen says:

    Perfect timing, since the U.S. is banning 100W incandescent bulbs in January 2012. 

  270. Anonymous says:

    Light it up!

  271. I seriously need this, my girlfriend would die.

  272. Rob Sartin says:

    Totally wanting to work my inventor skills on this. Also looking forward to
    Inventing the phonograph next year.

  273. A great project that has inspired many inventors! and Makers.

  274. I’ll take one please.

  275. Anonymous says:

    raises hand!

  276. Mike Nappo says:


  277. Anonymous says:


  278. Robert Mohler says:

    Do I get 700 tries too?

  279. Philip Strong says:


  280. Anonymous says:


  281. Marc Pertron says:

    nice !

  282. Randy – that’s awesome – that’s what I was going to do too.

  283. Anonymous says:

    Great Idea!

  284. Would be cool for my nephews.

  285. Anonymous says:

    Wow. Basic science and engineering.

  286. KaBoom_ says:

    My Grandson would love this!

  287. Kenneth Cummins says:

    This would be a great project to do with my son!

  288. joseph wheeler says:


  289. Patrick Farrell says:

    i really wanna win something

  290. D C says:

    Pretty sweet. Science is cool. 

  291. Ryan Werntz says:

    I’m in!

  292. Marsha says:

    What a great project to do with my daughter!

  293. Ken Olsen says:


  294. Steven says:

    Let there be light, please

  295. Melissa Blythe says:

    this would be a great gift for my fiance!

  296. sweet, my kids would love this!

  297. Anonymous says:

    Now that would be a fun science fair project

  298. Anonymous says:

    Cool great idea!

  299. Chris Rands says:

    So cool! This would be a great Christmas gift for my dad. xD

  300. Colin McGlothlin says:

    Very cool in a hot sort of way.

  301. Christopher Sousa-Wynn says:


  302. Anonymous says:


  303. Patrick Tait says:

    may have to get this regardless

  304. John Sanderson says:

    Always the coolest stuff here!

  305. Nick Gregory says:

    Me have light bulb?

  306. Edward Ng says:

    Give me light… err.. life?

  307. Minuk Choi says:

    very cool!

  308. Teresa Liao says:

    Let there be light!

  309. Ray Dzek says:

    Let there be light… kits.

  310. This would be awesome to teach my daughter how electricity works! Please pick me!!!

  311. Anonymous says:


  312. Ben Kasava says:

    i would love t his.

  313. Joshua Stoll says:

    kits are cool

  314. Ryan De Baker says:

    sounds like great saturday fun for me and the kids.

  315. i would like to win this.

  316. And you light up my life…

  317. William Fishburne says:

    Donating it to a school, that is a cool idea!

  318. Argh! Bright light, bright light!

  319. What a bright idea!!!

  320. Great idea for a kit!

  321. Nilit Muley says:

    Ha interesting gift!

  322. Karen Szalay says:

    Yes please!

  323. Anonymous says:

    I still have hope

  324. Mark Houston says:

    This would be awesome.

  325. Anonymous says:

    Do we get a kit for CFL’s too? :)

  326. Say!  I’ve just had an idea!

  327. Anonymous says:

    This looks like an illuminating prize :-D

  328. Anonymous says:

    Please! This would be very cool.

  329. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up

  330. Justin says:

    kids would love this one

  331. Robert Reznik says:

    The greatest invention of the last 10,000 years…

  332. Anonymous says:

    Enlighten me with this prize please.

  333. Jack Morgan says:

    Would rather be like Tesla since he, you know won, but hey dont look a gift horse in the mouth right? I’m in.

  334. Tim Bell says:

    Just watched a movie about Edison

  335. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take 8 — for Chanukah.

  336. Anonymous says:

    pick me please! I want to MAKE

  337. Anonymous says:

    What a bright idea!

  338. Dan Etter says:

    way cool………..hope I win

  339. Now this is just too cool.  My 13 year old son would love to make his own light bulb (as will I)!

  340. Brian Staszewski says:


  341. Up until now, all my light bulbs have been pre-made.

  342. Frank Herbert says:

    that’s a pretty crazy kit!

  343. This would be fun to do!

  344. Nesan Waran says:

    DIY lightbulb? My chance to exclaim “Let there be light!”.

  345. Anonymous says:

    This kit is so cool.

  346. lumi lammas says:

    ooo, shiny!

  347. Ben Brandt says:

    My 2 year old son is fascinated with light bulbs, he would enjoy this

  348. Not going to lie, I’m not going to give this to a local school or show orphans in Tajikistan what light looks like because I know that it has no effect on the drawing. I just want this for myself.

  349. Eric Lofgren says:

    sign me up!

  350. I can see using this to make something with a SteamPunk theme.

  351. Anonymous says:

    My son would love to play with this

  352. Please “Make” my day!

  353. So when that Angel of the darker Drink 
    At last shall find you by the river-brink, 
    And, offering his Cup, invite your Soul 
    Forth to your Lips to quaff–you shall not shrink.

  354. Anonymous says:

    You light up my life  :D  yes I am that old :D

  355. Anonymous says:


  356. Redbird says:

    Make my holiday all a-glow!

  357. Anonymous says:

    Keeping hope alive…

  358. Ann Monroe says:

    Currently only 999 points of light.  (Currently – get it?  I got a million of them.)

  359. sam aubin says:

    me me me, pick me!

  360. Anonymous says:

    wah, i never win

  361. Justin says:


  362. steve ghertner says:

    Would love to build this one with the kids.

  363. Jesse Moody says:

    Cool! I’ve noticed MAKE likes to do a lot of those kits that involve recreating some kind of invention (like the limelight in makezine). Love the giveaway! They should do this on a regular basis.

  364. Charles Witmer says:

    If I know what a lightbulb is, then haw can I reinvent it?

  365. Robert says:

    Ooooh, SHINY! (literally)  Looks like a fun kit. I could use it to teach my son’s cub scout pack about light, and electricity, and simple circuits.

  366. Anonymous says:

    very nice

  367. Tyler Stiffler says:

    good luck everyone

  368. Tom Currie says:

    holy smokes

  369. Anonymous says:

    A new light for my shop.

  370. Gregory Nagy says:

    very enlightening

  371. Susan Boone says:

    Oh man, you win! I am buying the Ultimate Kit Guide.  Also want to make a light bulb please.

  372. Bruce Willner says:

    That would be fun to make with my kids.

  373. Anonymous says:

    I also know 32,000 ways not to make a light bulb!

  374. Anonymous says:

    Yes, please!

  375. Andy III says:

    Win win win

  376. Cindy Wooden says:

    Great kit!

  377. Stacy Devino says:

    Edison would be proud to have made my new nightlight. The dark is forever scary….and blankets are made of magic. 

  378. Anonymous says:

    Needs an LED!

  379. Michael Cheng says:

    this looks like really coool

  380. Ismaeel Ghouse says:

    i want it. seems really COOL!!!

  381. Anonymous says:

    I’ll keep entering, maybe Santa will let me win!

  382. i will use it for good only.

  383. Roger Romani says:

    I love how everyone on this thread is keeping it light.

  384. Nicholas Levandoski says:

    I would love to complete this with my kids

  385. Chase Atlee says:

    I love to build things. Winning this would be great

  386. Anonymous says:

    now that is cool

  387. Jerry Stoner says:

    This would be a great kit to save and do with my daughter when she’s older.

  388. Dan Long says:


  389. Joe says:

    lights of luck everyone!

  390. shmdesigns says:

    Pick me.

  391. Kevin Bennett says:

    Wouldn’t mind this at all!

  392. Michael Cheng says:


  393. Anonymous says:

    Mwahahaha!! Want! Need to go buy these! Yes I am that excited!

  394. Bernie Solo says:

    That gives me an idea! Thanks MAKE!

  395. Anonymous says:

    Light up my holidays

  396. Melissa and Dave Niemierowski says:

    That would be a great demonstration piece for my Technology Education classroom!

  397. My idea bulb broke.. so I really need this.

  398. Anonymous says:

    Now thats a bright idea

  399. I want to win something!!!!!

  400. John Williams says:

    You light up my life!

  401. Michael Andrews says:

    This is one of those kits that I have allways wanted to do.

  402. Jimmy Brokaw says:

    Great for my homeschooled son!

  403. Sean Ewing says:

    30 Rock Live is not for me, but anything Makezine is!

  404. so cool, I’d love it for me also

  405. Connie O says:

    Bright idea for a gift!

  406. Geoff Butterfield says:

    Any of these projects would be cool, but come on Santa…. A 3-D printer? I swear I’ve been good ALL year…

  407. Jebadiah Moulton says:

    yay, christmas lights

  408. Nancy Adams says:

    This looks like a fun educational project for my daughter’s Montessori classroom!

  409. why don’t every school have this?

  410. Anonymous says:

    Cute. Would be fun to do with kids.

  411. Hap Durr says:

    Holding out for a win eventually….

  412. Anonymous says:

    how retro

  413. Anonymous says:

    I should probably win, I live in Edison, NJ. ;)

  414. PJ Perfetti says:


  415. Anonymous says:

    Kinda cool- could build it with the kid….

  416. Anonymous says:

    This is something new.  Looks cool…

  417. James Todd says:

    Some bad 70′s song about lighting up my life.

  418. let there be light – at my house.

  419. Anonymous says:

    I see the light!

  420. Daniel Smith says:


  421. Anonymous says:

    me too!!

  422. John Tyo says:

    A bright idea!

  423. Michal Chamedes says:

    Tesla gets no credit….ever…

  424. Scott Bowden says:

    Pick me!

  425. Anonymous says:


  426. A cool way to teach kids about electricity.   I’d love one. 

  427. Steven Dedloff says:

    Great Scott!

  428. Anonymous says:

    The Wizard of Menlow Park! Amazing Edison! Need one of these!

  429. Flint Weisser says:

    This is seriously cool. 

  430. Looks like fun to play with..

  431. Anonymous says:

    I want dis please!

  432. Robert Gilley says:

    This is pretty cool

  433. Anonymous says:

    Perfect for this ‘light weight’.

  434. Anonymous says:

    I’m quite sure I’ve proven over 700 ways not to do things I’m actually paid to do and am supposed to be good at. I like Edison’s angle. Going to use it.

  435. Eric Gero says:

    Would love to build this with my boys to teach them about electricity.

  436. Eric Gero says:

    I would love to build this kit with my boys to teach them about electricity.

  437. Anonymous says:

    signing up.

  438. Anonymous says:

    Flippin’ sweet!

  439. Anonymous says:


  440. Anonymous says:

    I always wanted to be like Mr Edison

  441. Peter Walsh says:

    I see the light.

  442. Anonymous says:

    Now I can get rid of all our CFLs!

  443. this looks like a lot of fun

  444. Ethan Etnyre says:

    That would be very cool.  An excellent gift for my son.

  445. Zachary Anderson says:


  446. This is so much fun looking!

  447. Josh Blackann says:


  448. Robert Kennedy says:

    I would love to win this kit so I can hold above my head when I get a good idea.

  449. Christopher Cimiluca says:

    Can it bake cookies?

  450. Trent Fisher says:

    sign me up!

  451. for my son the Tesla fan.

  452. William Stepler says:

    Let there be light

  453. Anonymous says:

    Coolness, Park’.

  454. Dean Ansley says:

    This looks like a cool project.

  455. Bill Boelke says:

    I know a couple of kids who would find this awesome!!!

  456. Nick Bonzey says:

    Yes please.

  457. Andrew says:

    This is certainly an interesting kit.

  458. Anonymous says:

    Lights! Camera! Action!

  459. Aaron Steele says:

    Missed out yesterday, so hopefully today!?!!?

  460. Dana Mifflin says:


  461. Kelly Hoops says:

    This is such a great kit idea.

  462. Joseph Pitz says:

    count me in

  463. Anonymous says:


  464. Anonymous says:

    Today a light-bulb, tomorrow Frankenstein!

  465. Anonymous says:

    That would be cool!

  466. Anonymous says:

    Yes Please.  I love playing with electricity

  467. Seth Winsor says:

    I want one.

  468. Anonymous says:

    I see the light!

  469. Todd Rook says:

    This is cool.  My son is studying Edison in school.

  470. MrRebeLs says:

    I need light

  471. Anonymous says:

    Let there be Light!

  472. daniel mcclain says:

    yes please

  473. jbr123 says:

    I find this wonderfully awesome. I grew up in the town where Edison settled after developing the lightbulb in Menlo Park.

  474. I would love to be able to see in the dark with this black magic. I mean count me in!!!!

  475. Edison had it right when he said,“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” What a great lesson to learn. This would be great for students!

  476. mworrell says:

    That is just too cool  :)…

  477. Craz Apple says:

    Can I win it?

  478. Todd Walden says:


  479. Anonymous says:


  480. Anonymous says:


  481. Mark Prelich says:


  482. Jason Young says:

    that would be fun to build with my son.

  483. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun to do with the kids.

  484. Anonymous says:


  485. Anonymous says:

    light my life, edison

  486. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to win!

  487. Justin Eltoft says:


  488. Anonymous says:

    hmmm, i hope today i dont get it like days before :D

  489. Greg Chambers says:

    Looks cool

  490. Gary McCoy says:

    Here we go again

  491. Anonymous says:

    I remember as a kid (in the 80′s) going to a science museum and learned that an 80 year lightbulb was invented, but since there was no money in not replacing bulbs it was never manufactured for sale

  492. Anonymous says:


  493. Lin Weeks says:

    Fun to do with grandchild.

  494. chris conley says:

    edison was the bannisher of night

  495. Daniel Heath says:

    That’d be awesome!

  496. looks like fun, send me one.

  497. required comment is obligatory 

  498. Pamazon says:

    Since my kitchen light just went out again, and I know there’s a lightbulb out there that’s been burning in a firehouse for a hundred years, I want to build this!

  499. Randy Bredell says:

    light my way baby…

  500. Anonymous says:

    Commenting is now closed.