Anything that makes your daily routine easier can be considered a life hack. In the Hack Your Day Contest we’re looking for any and all projects that make your sleep, meals, commute, work, or play more awesome. This can include time saving, streamlining, improving, and maximizing efficiency.

Get that clever noggin working! We’ve got some amazing prizes, provided by Ministry of Supply: an iPad Air 2, a $500 Ministry of Supply gift card, Arduino starter kits, and more!

Also: For a limited time, visit https://www.ministryofsupply.com/instructables and get 15% off your first purchase.

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The Hack Your Day Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

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 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 Feb 8, 2016 and Mar 21, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hack Your Day 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.