Making solid connections between components is an important part of many projects. In the Soldering Challenge, we’re celebrating the skill of soldering. Whether you have perfected a soldering technique or you’ve built a project that involved soldering, we’d like to see it! Jewelry, electronics, metalwork, plumbing… it’s all fair game.

The winner will receive an iPad Mini 2, a soldering station, and an Instructables prize pack (that includes a coveted Instructables T-shirt!).

Good luck, and solder on!

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The Soldering Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five 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 Jul 20, 2015 and Aug 17, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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