Just about every mode of transportation revolves around wheels. Bikes, trains, skateboard, airplanes, cars, and even tanks all move on wheels. Even our beloved robot rolls around on some. In the Wheels Contest, we want to see what YOU can make with wheels - either by improving or hacking your bike, car or friendly defense robot or creating a new wheeled item from scratch! Whether your build is an old-school chariot that Judah Ben-Hur would recognize or a postmodern deconstruction of the concept of wheelness, we want to see it!

Share any wheel-related project for your chance to win a TOKYO Citizen folding bike or cameras to capture the adventures your wheels take you on!

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), May 12, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 7, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Wheels Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Automobile Judges' Prize (1)

One Automobile Judges' Prize winner will receive:

Bike Judges' Prize (1)

One Bike Judges' Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

One First Prize winner will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second 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 May 12, 2014 and Jul 7, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


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