Our phones are smarter, our cars are smarter, and even shopping malls are adopting new technologies that enhance our experience! For the Home Automation Contest we want to see all the ingenious ways you use technology to make your home smarter, too.

We’ve partnered with Dexter Industries to give away GoPiGo Starter Kits, Raspberry Pi Cameras, Arduberry for Raspberry Pi and Arduino Shields, GrovePi boards and so much more! Instructables will be judged based on creativity, originality, and thorough documentation. Anything that automates the home is eligible so show us how you use technology to bring your home into the 21st century!

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The Home Automation is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winner will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up 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 May 18, 2015 and Jun 29, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Home Automation. 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.