The ever useful flashlight:  most of us have them, everyone needs them.  Are you fascinated by flashlights?  Do you hack your existing lights, or build your own?  There have been some awesome flashlight projects, but we want to see more!

The rule is simple: publish a new Instructable that involves a flashlight. Whether you're modding a store-bought flashlight, building your own headlamp, or even hooking up an Arduino, we want to see what you've done! Get creative, and let your imagination run wild.

Just show us how you made something awesome, and win a custom laser-etched Leatherman Juice as well as our Instructables Prize Pack that includes one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

So get to it! The contest is wide open. We can't wait to see what you'll make.
Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted

The Flashlight Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

6 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

Leatherman Juice S2 with your message laser-etched onto it. 

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!

Runner-Up Prize (5 winners)

An Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!
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 26, 2010 and Aug 8, 2010 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Flashlight 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 notified and announced here on the contest page.