The Pocket-Sized Contest is open to any project that could feasibly fit into a reasonably sized shirt, or pants pocket. As a general rule, if you need to describe the pocket your project would fit into, it is too large.  The goal is to see what amazing things that can be made on a small scale.

Think big and make something little for the Pocket Sized Contest!

The Pocket-Sized Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Place winners will receive:

Second (5)

Five Second Place winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Five Second Place 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 Mar 5, 2018 and Apr 30, 2018 (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.