Did you know that owning a pet can make you happier and healthier? Return the favor and make something for you pet in the Animal Innovations Contest! There are lots of creative ways you can care for your pet using technology and DIY skills, from automating their food and water distribution to baking fresh dog treats at home.

Prizes are provided by Petcube and there’s a special judges’ prize for the best cat project. Winners will take home a Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera, GoPro dog harness, GPS pet tracker, and much more. Whatever you make for you pet, we want to see how you did it!

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The Animal Innovations Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Cats (1)

One Judges' Prize winner for best cat project will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • a PetCube
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 2, 2015 and Dec 14, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Animal Innovations Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.