Welcome to Instructables' first Soft Circuit Contest! 

Unlike traditional circuits on rigid circuit boards, soft circuits are flexible and are ideal for building into soft mediums like fabric or paper. For this contest, make an Instructable showing how you made your own soft circuit. It can involve buttons, sensors, conductive thread, fabric, glue, paint, or any other flexible materials. Just make it great and be sure to document it with great photos and clear text.

Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration.

We have some great prizes brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

***Contest Deadline Extended!!!!!!!!! New deadline for entries is October 10th***

International entries and multiple entries are accepted. Entrants can only win one prize.

The Soft Circuit Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize!

A LilyPad Microcontroller Programmer Pro kit, a custom engraved Leatherman Squirt ES4, and an Instructables prize pack with an awesome Instructables t-shirt and one year pro membership ! 

1st Prize!

A LilyPad Microcontroller Programmer Pro kit, a Salt n' Peanut soft circuit kit from Soft-Circuit.com and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership!

Runner up!

An awesome Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership. 

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 Sep 11, 2010 and Oct 10, 2010 (11:59pm PT).


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