Let your voice be heard in the Voice Activated Contest! Win one of five Amazon Echo Shows from Amazon Alexa Developers by designing, programming, and creating your own home assistants controlled and activated by your voice commands.

Get your coffee pot, lights, TVs and more do your bidding with just voice commands. Have fun experimenting with different platforms including the Alexa Skills Kit or Google Assistant API. Time to raise your voice and see what you can accomplish.

The Voice Activated Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand (5)

Amazon Echo Show
Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (15)

Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

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 Jan 1, 2018 and Feb 12, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


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