Robots are the future and the future is now! We’re running this year’s Robotics Contest in partnership with iRobot, the creators and sponsors of National Robotics Week.

Prizes include a Braava Jet, Create 2, and Create 2 Special Edition. Do you need a bot that saves you time, helps you finish tasks, or fills a need of some kind? Any and all robotics projects are eligible for this contest. Get those gears turning and create something awesome for a chance to win!  

Those new to robots can take our free Robots class, available to all members. Check it out! 

The Robotics Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive:


Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • a Create 2
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 27, 2017 and May 22, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Robotics Contest 2017. 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.