Back by popular demand! Good things come in small packages, and now is your chance to show us. Share anything that can fit inside your pocket to win some great pocketable prizes! Anything that can fit into a pocket can be entered. If you have to describe the pocket the item would fit into, it's not pocket-sized. So those big baggy cargo pants pockets are out. We’re looking for small palm-sized projects.

We’ve got a GoPro camera to give away and our friends at ThinkGeek have supplied the amazing Makey Makey, allowing anyone to become an instant musician! So get your hands out of your pockets and start making! Need some inspiration? Check out the entries from the last Pocket Sized Contest!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, February 4, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Pocket Sized Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive a GoPro Camera HD HERO3: Silver Edition 16GB Bundle, a Gerber Steady Multi-Tool Tripod, and an Instructables prize pack!

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive a Makey Makey, a Gerber Steady Multi-Tool Tripod and an Instructables prize pack.

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 Dec 19, 2012 and Feb 4, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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