Connecting and automating the physical things around you is the name of the game in the Internet of Things Contest. Are you working on an IoT project? We invite you to enter it for a chance to win some amazing prizes from Thimble including a monthly DIY electronics kit subscription and more.

Whether the application is practical or for play, the project possibilities for creating an IoT project are exciting. Internet all the things!

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The Internet of Things Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

28 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three first Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (14)

Fourteen Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
  • a Teensy LC
  • 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 May 2, 2016 and Jun 13, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Internet of Things Contest 2016. 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.