Everyone who has ever worked with electronics has some sort of helpful tip or trick to share.  For example, it can be the easiest way to identify transistor leads, a custom soldering tool, or the best way to keep parts organized.

Create a Photo Instructable showing a quick electronics tip and trick, and explain a little about why it has been so useful to you.

The electronics tips and tricks that are the most useful, original, and well documented will be eligible to win oscilloscopes! And the person who SUBMITS THE MOST INSTRUCTABLES will receive a DSO Nano V2 handheld Oscilloscope.  See the prize page for more details.

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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, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, August 20, 2012.

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.

The Electronics Tips and Tricks is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Instek 150 MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope and an Instructables Prize pack.

First Prize (5)

FIRST PRIZE (5 Winner)

Five First Prize winners will receive a DSO Nano V2 handheld Oscilloscope and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Second Prize (1)

Special Prize: Enter the Most Instructables (1 Winner)

The person who submits the most instructables to this contest will receive a DSO Nano V2 handheld Oscilloscope and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Runner Up Prize (10)

RUNNER UP PRIZE (10 Winners)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

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 Jun 25, 2012 and Aug 20, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Electronics Tips and Tricks. 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.