What’s that up in the sky? Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s your entry for the Things That Fly Challenge. Enter today for a chance to win a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter.

If it flies through the air, it is eligible, no matter whether it’s a paper airplane, a pumpkin being chucked through the sky, or a levitating robot. Keep in mind when creating your Instructable that your entry will be judged on clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution, so put your best foot — or wing — forward.

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Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • a Phantom 2 quadcopter
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

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 11, 2015 and Jun 1, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Things That Fly Challenge. 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.