In our very own galaxy, makers like you are dreaming up ideas that will shape the future. Enter your ideas in the Sci-Fi Contest and pay tribute to your favorite sci-fi classics in the process! There’s a special judges’ prize for Star Wars projects, and any project inspired by a film, TV show, or book is eligible.

Super fans will win an M3D 3D printer, Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter, BB-8 app-enabled Driod, waterproof speaker, and more. Whether you’re making something for a movie premiere, or working on a homemade gift for a friend, if it’s inspired by science fiction, we want to see how you made it. 

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The Sci-Fi Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Star Wars

One judges' prize winner for Star Wars themed project will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Third (10)

Ten Third 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 Dec 7, 2015 and Jan 18, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Sci-Fi 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.