Humans have been making tools for millions of years, and new technologies continue to influence how we make them. Is there a tool you’ve been wanting to build for your workshop, a hammer that needs a new handle, or a machine that needs greasing? If so, enter it in the Tools Contest and show us how you get it done!

We're giving away a lot of awesome tools and prizes for this contest, including two special judges' prizes for repair and maintenance. You stand to win a Makita 7 Piece Tool Kit, M Tekk WorkTunes hearing protector and mp3 player, a Dewalt Cordless Compact Drill Driver kit, and much more.

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' upcoming contests here!

The Tools Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five second prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up 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 Feb 16, 2015 and Mar 30, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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