Add power to your builds with batteries! Light it up, make it move, power screens and more.

This contest is open to all projects that use batteries in the build.

The Battery Powered Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card.

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive a $250 Amazon gift card.

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive a $150 Amazon gift card.

Runner Up Prize

Ten Runner Up winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

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 19, 2020 and Dec 14, 2020 (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.