Before we welcome our new robot overlords, we have to design and build them first. For the Robotics Contest, we welcome all projects that are robot-related.
The winners will take home some an iPad, SparkFun electronics kits for Arduino Uno, oscilloscopes, and much more. Check out the prizes below.
Have fun creating your entries, and whether your robot project is a plushie bot or a fully functioning helper robot, keep in mind Asimov’s zeroth law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

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The Robotics Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten 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 Nov 2, 2015 and Dec 14, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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