We’re delighted to announce our first-ever Enchanted Objects Contest brought to you in partnership with Spark IO. This is your chance to sprinkle some pixie dust on a project to create a real-life version of a fantastic object. Fiction fandom reigns supreme in this contest, and we’re rewarding the grand prize winner with a sweet new camera, electronic tools, Spark Maker Kit, and much more.

Is your imagination sparked by science fiction movies, video games, fairy tales, or art? Whatever inspires you to create, make sure your projects are built using Spark!

Make R2 beep and bloop when you say hello, or make a real-life Minecraft torch that lights up when your friends log on to your server. We welcome all your characters, gadgets, and magical items from your favorite worlds. They say that sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Well, so is magic. 

The entries we are looking for take a mythical object from science fiction, mythology, fantasy, literature, video games, cartoons, etc. and turn them into a physical good.

If you build a wand that doesn't light up, make noise, or emit a projection-mapped patronus, its still totally elligible! The judges of this contest will favor objects that have technology embedded in them, but it is not necessary to be eligible for the contest.

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), November 3,  2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, December 15, 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 Enchanted Objects is closed.

Grand Prize

13 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (4)

Four First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (8)

Eight 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 Nov 3, 2014 and Dec 15, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Enchanted Objects. 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.