Spin, fly, shimmy, or shake -- build something that moves for the Make It Move Contest. Prizes are provided by Makeblock and the contest is open to projects that use motors, wheels, vibration, propellers, and anything else that can be set in motion.

Winners will take home an mElephant 3D printer, an XY plotter robot kit, mBot STEM educational robot kit, and more. If it moves, whether by human power or on its own, it’s eligible!

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The Make it Move Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

29 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 (15)

Fifteen Runner Up Prize winners will receive and Instructables prize pack including a 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 Mar 28, 2016 and May 9, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Make it Move 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.