Arduinos are awesome - with one simple controller, you can make almost anything! What new things can you make with Arduino? We've teamed up with the creative folks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories and the Arduino Team on an Arduino contest to find out.

The rules are simple: to enter you must make a new Instructable that involves the Arduino IDE. You can use any hardware that you like, or none at all. Be sure to provide the code you used so that others can follow in your footsteps. Make something amazing and win a sweet Meggy Jr RGB from Evil Mad Science or an Arduino Mega from the Arduino Team to power your next project!

So what are you waiting for? Document a project you've been meaning to write up, or make something new! We can't wait to see what it is.
International entries are OK.
Multiple entries to the contest are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

(Official Rules)

The Arduino Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

16 Prizes

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

Meggy Jr RGB Two-Pack from Evil Mad Science.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize<br />(3 winners)

Meggy Jr RGB Super Kit from Evil Mad Science.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Second Prize<br />(6 winners)

Arduino Mega from Arduino.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner-Up<br />(6 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
How It Works

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 Oct 1, 2009 and Nov 15, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Arduino 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.