The Green Electronics Contest is back and this year we’ve partnered with Digi-Key. Green electronics can be defined as projects that involve sustainability, reuse, upcycling, or anything that prevents or minimizes e-waste.

Prizes for the top submissions are green, too! Winners will take home an Evo 1000w electric scooter, iGo electric bicycle, GoalZero solar generators kits, and more. Some free classes to get you started are the LED Class, Electronics Class, and Robotics Class. With those resources and your imagination, we know you’ll create something spectacular!

The Green Electronics Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand 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)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:

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 Dec 12, 2016 and Feb 6, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Green Electronics Contest 2016. 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.