We're so excited to announce that we've teamed up with MakerGeeks for the Hardware Hacking Contest! They're offering up some absolutely amazing prizes - we love them and we know you guys will too.

Any Step by Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that demonstrates an original idea about hardware hacking is eligible. Turn your DSLR into an Infrared Camera! Use an arduino to automate your food processor! Get creative, we want to see your wild inventions and hardware innovations!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), November 4, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, December 31, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Hardware Hacking is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

First Prize (3)

Three (3) First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five (5) Second Prize winners will receive:
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 Nov 4, 2013 and Dec 31, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hardware Hacking. 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.