Explore the unknown in the Beyond the Comfort Zone Contest! This competition is all about learning new skills, so if you’re someone who builds bots, try your hand at baking. If you usually work with paper, switch to metal. There’s no limit to what you can enter as long as you’re trying something new. Be sure to tell us how or why this is new creative territory for you, and what you learned in the process. 

Prizes include a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch, Dremel 4000 rotary tool with 50 accessories, Perfect Bake smart scale, and more. Find out what happens when you switch things up -- you might surprise yourself!

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The Beyond the Comfort Zone Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

34 Prizes

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Third (10)

Ten Third Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 23, 2016 and Jul 18, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Beyond the Comfort Zone 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.