Puzzle me this: what will you enter in the Puzzles Challenge? Set your noggin to problem-creation mode, and craft a game, toy, or challenge designed to test ingenuity or knowledge. Make it as fun or perplexing as you'd like.

The winner will take home a brand new iPad Air 2, and all finalists receive an Instructables prize pack.

Keep in mind that your entry will be judged on clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution of the Instructable. Good luck!

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The Puzzles Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an iPad Air 2
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug

Runner Up (25)

Twenty Five 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 15, 2016 and Sep 12, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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


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.