The sun may be shining brightly and fiercely, but don’t let the warm weather keep you down. It is time to combat the rising temperatures for the Beat the Heat Challenge!

What do you do to keep cool when the heatwaves hit? Make custom sprinklers, lounge in the pool with a homemade flotation device, or chill yourself from the inside with a tasty frozen treat? Whatever your tricks are for keeping cool on a warm day, share them and you could win a SodaStream Power Metal Starter Kit and Kelty Discovery Shade Shelter!

The Beat the Heat Challenge 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

23 Prizes

Grand Prize (3)

SodaStream Power Metal - Starter Kit
Kelty Discovery Shade Shelter
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (20)

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 Jul 10, 2017 and Aug 7, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Beat the Heat Challenge 2017. 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.