Diving into a new project can be scary stuff. There are thousands and thousands and more options to choose from. Which makes it so nice to pick up a kit that provides all the parts and instructions you need to make something awesome. It's like having a friend show you the way.

Now we are asking you to step up and create your own kit for others to build in our Kit Contest. It can be some custom alarm clock, an LED cube, or whatever else you want it to be. To make sure that the kit can be easily made, however, the parts used in your kit need to be from a specific list of parts which you can see at the bottom.

So make something useful, make something goofy, make something usefully goofy. Just be sure to document it and share the instructions here with a detailed list of all the parts that go into it. We can't wait to see what it is!

Parts list:
Integrated circuit chips
Sockets, plugs, and jacks
Battery holders
Arduino Uno
Arduino Micro
Arduino shields
- parallax
- display/touch shield
- ethernet
- relay
- bluetooth
- music
- motor
- SD card
0.5W / 6V solar panels
1W / 6V solar panels
Microphone elements
PIR Motion sensor
Gyroscope module
FM radio receiver module

The Kit Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

14 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive an ASUS Zenbook Prime 13.3" Ultrabook with Windows® 8, a Parrot® AR.Drone 2.0, and a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet.

First Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize winners will each receive a Parrot® AR.Drone 2.0 and a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet.

Second Prize (10 winners)

Ten Second Prize winners will each receive a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet.

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 20, 2013 and Aug 5, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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