The PCB Contest is open to all projects that include your own custom-designed printed circuit board.

This contest is only open to projects with PCBs designed by the author, whether you make them at home or pay a service to create them for you. If your project lives on a breadboard or perf board, now would be a great time to learn how to take your project to the next level and make your first PCB. Check out our Circuit Board Design Class to get started quickly.

There is a special judges prize for the best use of Autodesk Eagle which can be downloaded for free for students and hobbyists.

Only   left to enter the PCB Challenge!

Grand Prize

53 ENTRIES
20 PRIZES

Judges Prize

One Eagle Judges Prize winner will receive:
  • A $150 gift card

Grand

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A $250 gift card

First

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • A $150 gift card

Second

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A $100 gift card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • A $50 gift card
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 Jan 4, 2021 and Feb 1, 2021 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.