This contest is open to all projects that use, create, or are in any way related to computer numerically controlled ("CNC") machines. This includes CNC mills and lathes, laser cutters, 3D printers and more.

There is a special Judges prize for our favorite Instructable that uses Autodesk Fusion 360.

For a full description of what will be considered a CNC machine for this contest, see:

Make something amazing! Document your full creative process to teach readers how you did it, and you could win.

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Grand Prize


Judges' Prize: Autodesk Fusion 360

One Judges Prize Winner will receive:

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:

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 Mar 29, 2021 and May 24, 2021 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select CNC 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 announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.