Last year when we ran the Hack It! Challenge, we were so blown away with the results that we have decided to do it again! Show us how you can reconfigure everyday objects and systems to make them work better for you. We are excited to see what ingenious hacks you can come up with.

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, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 14, 2012.

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 Hack It! Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)


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

First Prize (10)


Ten First Prize winners will receive a Raspberry-PI Model B board. Winners will also receive 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 Aug 29, 2012 and Nov 14, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


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