MacGyver is more than just a hot shot character from a 1980s television show. To MacGyver is now a verb that describes making or repairing something in an improvised or inventive way, and that is exactly what we want you to do for the MacGyver Challenge!

It is time to take whatever items you can get your hands on and use them to make something, anything. As long as your method is nontraditional, it works. Think you have what it takes? The best MacGyver of the group will be taking home a MacBook Air! Make sure you keep your duct tape and paper clips within reach and start asking yourself: what would MacGyver do?

The MacGyver Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

MacBook Air
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (20)

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 Jul 31, 2017 and Aug 28, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


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