The BBC micro:bit makes teaching electronics simple and fun. We want to see projects that introduce students to electronics and keep them engaged in learning using the micro:bit!

The micro:bit makes prototyping easy with an onboard LED array, buttons, and a variety of sensors. If you need additional electronics, connect them with alligator clips or use an adapter to plug your micro:bit directly to a breadboard. The new micro:bit also contains an onboard microphone and speaker.

There are two amazing Judges' Prizes up for grabs!

1. Add an image and text detailing your use of the micro:bit in the classroom for a chance to win one of two Educator Judges’ Prizes. Winners will receive a $250 gift card and be one of the first educators to receive the Autodesk Innovators Kit for Classrooms.

2. Build and program your micro:bit project in Tinkercad's Circuit simulator to earn our Tinkercad Judges’ Prize! Winners will receive a $250 gift card.

Find inspiration here if needed, and show us your best micro:bit projects for a chance to win our $500 Grand Prize!

The Micro:bit Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

22 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

Educators Judges' Prize

Two Educator Judges' Prize Winners will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Tinkercad Judges' Prize

One Tinkercad Judges' Prize Winners will receive:
  • $250 Digital Gift Card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:
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 Aug 23, 2021 and Nov 1, 2021 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Micro:bit 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.