Batteries let us take our projects on the go so we can use our cool stuff wherever we want. So with our own Battery Powered Contest we want to see what cool projects you can make that uses batteries.

Whether it's one tiny coin cell battery or enough to power a motorcycle doesn't matter. As long as there's a battery in there, enter it. We have lots of awesome battery-powered prizes to give away and are open to any useful or crazy ideas you might have.

So get to it, make something with a battery in it and be sure to post it by July 15, 2013. We can't wait to see what it is!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), May 6, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 15, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Battery Powered Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

14 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive an ASUS Zenbook Prime 13.3" Ultrabook with Windows® 8, a Parrot® AR.Drone 2.0, and a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet.

First Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize winners will each receive a Parrot® AR.Drone 2.0 and a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet.

Second Prize (10 winners)

Ten Second Prize winners will each receive a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet.

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 May 28, 2013 and Jul 15, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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