Assistive technology is defined on Wikipedia as “assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities or the elderly population.”

For this contest, we want you to use your tech skills for good and improve someone’s quality of life! Think about items you use every day that may be difficult for someone else. Observe your surroundings and try to find clever solutions to everyday problems.

We’re also offering a Judge’s Prize for Best Use of Tinkercad, so make sure to use Tinkercad in your designs!

The Assistive Tech Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

20 PRIZES

Judges' Prize: Best Use of Tinkercad (1)

One Tinkercad Judges' Prize winner will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift card
  • An Instructables t-shirt prize pack

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A Dremel 3D20 3D printer
  • An Instructables t-shirt prize pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift card
  • An Instructables t-shirt prize pack

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A $150 Amazon gift card
  • An Instructables t-shirt prize pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
  • An Instructables t-shirt prize pack
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 Nov 4, 2019 and Jan 6, 2020 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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

Accepting

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

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.