RETHINK ELECTRONICS! Don't hide your wires in a box! Wear it on your sleeve, create a circuit on paper, make it three-dimensional, make it tiny, make it clever. The Pocket Sized Electronics contest isn't just about small, it's about different. We're looking for projects that show off their guts, projects that surprise us, and projects that come in a form that no one expects.

Make it simple or make it complicated, but make it cool and compelling! Bonus points will be given for projects that make us go "WHOA!" There will be a special category called Paper Electronics for projects that take electronics off of the circuit board and onto other materials like paper, cardboard and wood!

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, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), May 13, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 10, 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 Electronics is closed.

Grand Prize

15 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Electronics on Paper (1)

One Judges' Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (8)

Eight Second 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 May 13, 2013 and Jun 10, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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