Science! From Isaac Newton and Marie Curie to Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson, scientists continue to bring something new into our lives every day. With the Explore Science Contest, we want to see your contribution of scientific experiments, how you conduct research, or even just how you document your data. If it has a science aspect to it, your Instructable will qualify.

Exercise your scientific skills for a chance to win an awesome prize from PocketLab and HardwareX including PocketLabs, a PocketLab Maker Kit, and a PocketLab Voyager Kit! Also, the best science hardware Instructable will win the special judges’ prize of a XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 Pro and one free submission to the HardwareX journal. So take what you learned in school and what you’ve picked up on your own and show off how you contribute to the world of science.

Don't know where to start your scientific exploration?  Check out these 15 DIY Science Projects, or have a look at our Science Channel!

The Explore Science Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

Judges' Prize (1): Best Science Hardware

One Judges' Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

10 Runner Up 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 29, 2017 and Jul 24, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Explore Science Contest 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.