Batteries let us take our projects on the go, so we can use our inventions, gadgets and trinkets wherever we want. This year we are bringing back the Battery Powered Contest we want to see what cool projects you can make that use batteries.

Whether it's one tiny coin cell battery for an LED, or a battery array that powers a motorcycle! 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.

We want to see how the the Instructables community integrates batteries and portable power into their awesome electronics projects for your chance to win Galaxy Tablets, Canon Cameras, and More!

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

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 26, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 14, 2014.

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.

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The Battery Powered Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

15 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five (5) First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize (9)

Nine (9) Second Prize Winners will receive:
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 26, 2014 and Jul 14, 2014 (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.