One of your favorite contests of the year is back! Bring on the USB Contest!

Want to win the USB Contest?Publish a new Instructable that involves a USB port. Anything goes, so long as it involves USB. Show us your creativity and ingenuity and you could go home with some awesome prizes.

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, July 31.

The USB Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One grand prize will will receive an HP TouchPad and an Instructables prize pack!

First Prize (3 winners)

First Prize (3 winners)

Three first prize winners will receive a Bamboo Pen Tablet and an Instructables prize pack!


Runner-Up Prize (5 winners)

Five Runners-Up will receive a Sugru and Instructables prize pack!
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 4, 2011 and Jul 31, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


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