Write some How To DIY Technology Articles

  • Tila: Closed
  • Palkinto: $600
  • Vastaanotetut työt: 3
  • Voittaja: BosSMaarioS

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The Da Vinci Workshop is looking for 10 How To articles to post to our site.

For this contest we are looking for the articles to have a focus on technology projects to include but not limited to: circuit boards (i.e. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Wandboard, etc…), robotics, computers & mobile devices, remote monitoring/management devices, wearable tech, etc… that are great projects for Do it Yourselfers to complete during the summertime season.

A How To provides the reader a set of step-by-step instructions and photographs of a specific project, including a list of tools and materials that others can use to reproduce the project based on the documentation you have provided. The greater the documentation you can provide the reader in your How To, the better.

When writing for The Da Vinci Workshop please keep the following in mind: You are essentially teaching the reader. Think of your reader as an equally intelligent person, that just doesn’t necessarily know everything you know. With that in mind, try to anticipate the questions your reader might have about your How To. It may help to think back to the questions you had when you were first working on your project. Explain everything they will need to know in order to recreate what you are writing about, and do so in an easy-to-read manner, as if you were having a casual conversation with your reader. Describe the difficulties you encountered, the solutions you discovered, and suggest alternative workarounds.

Things you should and should not do if you want your articles to be considered for The Da Vinci Workshop:

You Should:
• Submit your very best work.
• Have a minimum of 200 words.
• Shoot landscape-oriented photographs that are a minimum of 1200px wide. The higher the quality the better.
• Use consistent language and be precise in your writing. Use smaller words in the place of larger words when available.
• Use correct terms for materials, components, and processes. If you are unsure what the proper name for something is, please look it up.
• Define your directions and areas carefully and consistently throughout your article. (i.e. top, bottom, right end, left edge, etc.)

You Should Not:
• Plagiarize or submit work that does not belong to you. This includes, without exception, all visual assets. Do not provide assets of which you do not have the rights (public domain, open source, and your personal intellectual property are all allowed).
• Submit content that is of a pornographic, violent, or hateful nature.
• Use this to advertise a product. Articles that show a use/application for a commercial product are fine.
• Include affiliate/referral links in your article.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions and Good Luck!

The Da Vinci Workshop

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  • eschipman
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Thank you all for your submissions, for those of you that posted questions the last couple days, I do apologies as I had a family emergency and wasn't able to answer before the end of the contest. I will be reviewing each submission over the next couple days and will make my decision by the end of this week. For those of you that did not make the deadline please contact me and I will look at what you have. If it's something I feel fits in with the theme of the site I will work with you or please visit my site once it is publicly available August 1st.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • leariedv
    leariedv
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hi eschipman, I noticed your projects posted on freelancer. I have written the 40 articles 10 a piece for you 4 projects listed on freelancer. I was hoping to catch the deadline but missed them all by a few mins. Would you be interested in these wonderful well written articles please contact me

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • BosSMaarioS
    BosSMaarioS
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Can the article be written in another language than English?? Does it still count?? That's all I have right now. I can still translate it and make some changes if it looks good enough for you

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • leariedv
    leariedv
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    can you #extended for 3hrs

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • leariedv
    leariedv
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    do I placed all the articles in one file or separate them

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • jan25
    jan25
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello I can write one article if interesting i can do the remaining, is it ok with you? Regards

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. eschipman
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Hey jan25, I have extended the contest an additional 2 weeks in an effort to give everyone enough time to provide as many articles as they can to show the quality and variety they will be supplying. I ask that you provide as many as you can to show this as well.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • faizmajeed
    faizmajeed
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Thank you for invitation!
    Sir , just tell me that we should write 10 how to articles or any one?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. eschipman
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Hello faizmajeed, I'm looking for 10 "how to" articles on projects that people that visit my site can reproduce to build something interesting and unique.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • a733min
    a733min
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    ok, if itis possible to grant more time ,it will be good.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. eschipman
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Hey a733min, I've added 2 weeks to the contest. let me know if you have any questions and good luck!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • eschipman
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello Participants!!! I realize that 10 separate, high quality, articles in one (1) week may have been a lofty goal. I therefore, In order to give all an opportunity to submit their best work, have extended the contest two (2) weeks. I can't wait to see the great articles and look forward to the tough decision on who to award this prize to at the end of the next two (2) weeks!!!!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • eschipman
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello Participants!!! Some additional clarity. As to be fair to those participants that provide there submissions prior to the existing end date, the decision to extend the contest will be decided on the last day of the current end date after review of the existing completed submissions.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • TheBestWorker00
    TheBestWorker00
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello. Just want to make it clear, we are going to make the article and at the same time photographed the whole tutorial?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. eschipman
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      If you are unable to provide pictures at the time of submission but can provide soon after, I would still consider your submission.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • eschipman
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello Participants!!! I would like to provide some clarity to this contest as I've received feedback that it may not be clearly stated in the description. The contest will be awarded to the person that provides the best submission of a total of 10 individual articles that we will post to our website. Please provide feedback if you feel additional time will be needed and we will take that into account. Hope this helps clarify and happy submitting!!!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • TheGuyver2040
    TheGuyver2040
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    eschipman,

    I have a question. With regards to sourcing photos, assuming we can’t take the photos on our own, would it be enough to provide you links to photos available in the public domain that are relevant for each article?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. eschipman
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Yes, public domain photos are acceptable.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • eschipman
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hey TheBestWorker00, The how to article should contain supporting pictures where you deem it necessary to provide proper instruction.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. TheGuyver2040
      TheGuyver2040
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Well, when you put it that way, it kind of defeats the purpose of it being a how-to article, as the visuals help readers better understand what’s going on. So, technically, all of the articles should have relevant visuals.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • bisongoscar
    bisongoscar
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    ok eschipman

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • eschipman
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hey TheGuyver2040, I will wait until deadline before declaring a winner.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • TheGuyver2040
    TheGuyver2040
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    eschipman,

    Would it be possible for you to wait until the submission deadline before declaring a winner?

    • 2 vuotta sitten

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