There are many people, most of us know a few, who face challenges ranging from arthritis to MS or simply being a toddler in a world built for adults. This contest is all about hacking things to help those people get through their day!

For this speed contest, simply hack anything to make it easier for someone to use and document it with a new Instructable. The hacked item can be kitchen gear, computers, clothing, or anything else. Document your hack with clear photos and great text in a new Instructable to win a Leatherman and Sugru, a new product that lets you hack almost anything!

Sugru Choice Prize (1 winner) Best life hack involving Sugru will win a Leatherman Style CS, a pack of Sugru to keep you going, and an Instructables prize pack! (note: this is the only prize that requires Sugru in the Instructable)

First Prize (3 winners) A pack of Sugru and an Instructables prize pack. 

Random Prize (1 winner) One entry selected at random will win a Leatherman Style CS, a pack of Sugru, and an Instructables prize pack. Everyone who enters will have a chance of winning. 

We're serious about the "speed" in the speed contest. This contest closes on December 12, so get going!

Multiple entries are permitted but only one prize will be awarded per contestant. This contest is open to international entries! 

The Sugru Life Hacks Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Sugru Choice Prize (1 winner)

The Sugru Choice Prize awarded for best life hack involving Sugru wins a Leatherman Style CS, some fresh Sugru to keep you going and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt, one year pro membership and more!


1st Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive a pack of Sugru and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt, one year pro membership and more!


Lucky Entry

One entry chosen at random will win a Leatherman Style CS, a pack of Sugru, and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt, one year pro membership and more!

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 29, 2010 and Dec 12, 2010 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Sugru Life Hacks 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.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


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 announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables and Joby a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.