It is undeniable that there are so many mind-blowing hacks, not only on this website, but out and about in the world at large. As the systems and objects around us become more complex, the opportunity for analyzing and reconfiguring them grows larger by the day.

Enter your best hack for your chance to win a full electronics workshop upgrade including an oscilloscope, bench supply and USB logic analyzer. Entering this contest is a piece of cake. Simply post an Instructable, Photos, or Videos that highlights an awesome hack. We are particularly looking for cool electronics hacks, but life hacks will not be turned away at the gate. There is no limit to the number of things you can enter, so get going!

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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, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, December 5, 2011.

The Hack It! Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

14 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will be awarded a digital Oscilloscope (150mhz), PWR Supply Bench, Saleae Logic 8-Channel USB Logic Analyzer, and Instructables prize pack.

First Prize (3)

Three first prize winners will receive their choice of either a Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino, or an Arduino ADK Mega.  Along with an Instructables prize pack.

Runner Up Prize (10)

Ten runner up winners will receive an Instructables Prize Pack.
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 Sep 27, 2011 and Dec 5, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hack It! 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.