The National Robotics Week Robot Contest was created to help kids of all ages share their robotics projects and learn from others. Tell us about your simple robotics projects - things that K-12 students could reasonably make while working with a teacher or mentor.

We're giving away lots of great prizes, including robots, electronics kits, software, books, and robot t-shirts to top entries! Projects will also be featured on the NRW website, and winners will be invited to show off their bots at 2011 NRW live events.

What kind of robot projects are eligible for the contest?
- simple robots made from scratch
- robots built from a standard platform
- parts of a more complex robot (a manipulator, sensor, or housing)

Who can enter?
Everyone! To keep things fair, we're giving prizes in three age categories: 12 & Under*, 13-18, and Open (18 - 100).  Please mention your age category in the Intro step.

We're explicitly looking for entries from school, club, and scouting groups - this is part of the National Robotics Week educational outreach program and we want to see your group's robot!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PST, Mar. 20.
*12 & Under groups must have Instructable published by an adult.

The National Robotics Week Robot Contest is closed.

42 Prizes

Category: 12 & Under

Category : 12 & Under winner

Category: 13 - 18

Category: 13 - 18 winner

Category: 18+

Category: 18+ winner
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 Feb 10, 2011 and Mar 20, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select National Robotics Week Robot 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.