Get ready, set, make! Along with our friends at MakerBot, we’re giving away three MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Kits for the most awesome Instructables posted between March 16th and May 1st.

So how do you win the MakerBot Challenge?

Make something awesome. Any project is eligible. Submit a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that shows off your amazing skills and creativity, and proves that you deserve a MakerBot 3D Printer. Be sure to document your project with lots of great photos, and provide details so others can learn from your work.

What can you make with your very own Thing-O-Matic?  Check out the Thingiverse 3D library for ideas and inspiration, or share your own digital designs.  Just post an excellent Instructable to the MakerBot Challenge, and you could soon be printing any of these Thingiverse designs at home!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, May 1.

The MakerBot Challenge is closed.

15 Prizes

First Prize (5 winners)

Three grand prize winners will be able to print up objects in 3D with a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Kit.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

Second Prize (10 winners)

Ten runners up will receive a custom laser-etched Leatherman Juice.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!!
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 16, 2011 and May 1, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


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