Win a patch.

Find the answer first. And win a patch. "Find LED's. Ibles. 8. Link. Answer."  Good luck.

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Win Or Fail?

Here is where you can ask questions like if an accomplishment is a win or fail (This topic is a

Posted by dombeef 9 years ago

Can the same instructable win in different contests?

I was wondering if the same instructable entered in three different (qualifying) contests can win grand prizes in all three or at least two of them? Does it have such a chance? Or would the judges think something like "this one has already won once in another contest so maybe that is enough for that author and we should give a chance to someone else" ? Will you have fewer chances to win if this very same tutorial has just won in another contest?

Posted by caracoda 1 year ago

How to always win at Monopoly

How to always win at Monopoly (GCache)Interesting... *a lot* of thought was put into that :P

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago

Pursuit of Knowledge

So does anybody know when the winners will be notified?

Posted by eskimojo 9 years ago

I have gone where no 13 and a half year old has gone before! (Not really, but you SHOULD see the pic)

Proof that the level of epic win I contain in my body is far greater than that of an average younger teen.

Posted by Camisado 9 years ago

Toast Stencils Competition: win a 3 month pro membership!

I just published my latest instructable on how to make fun patterns on toast: Toast Stencils Since it has been featured and I already have pro membership, I'm giving away prizes! A patch (or pro if it's very good): if you post a toast stencil picture in the comments of the ible 3 months pro membership: if you post a picture of "Jayefuu" or "Instructables" spelled in toast. I'll wait a few days to give everyone a chance to have a go then pick the best.

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago

How do I know if I made it into the judging or not?

I entered into the Halloween Contest but how do I know if I made it into the Judging stage, and how do I know how many votes I got? -PyroMan99

Posted by PyroMan99 9 years ago

Doctorow Novel Comes True?

In "For the Win", Cory Doctorow wrote about an exploitative on-line world where third-world sweatshops ran through online games to earn treasures to sell to Western gamers.  These people were known as "gold farmers". Guess what? Up to 100,000 people in China and Vietnam are playing online games to gather gold and other items for sale to Western players, a report suggests. The global market for such virtual game goods is worth at least $3bn (£1.8bn) the World Bank study estimates. About 75% of that comes from so-called "gold farmers" who stockpile game currencies to sell on later. However, Encouraging these in-game services could aid development in many poorer countries, said the report. The high proportion of money from such sales that reaches those in the country where the work was done [23% to the individual] might mean that it could aid development in many nations, said the report which was co-commissioned by the World Bank and development organisation InfoDev. Source: BBC

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Welcome everyone to my contest all you need to do is send me a link to your instructable/s that you would like to enter in the contest and at the 1st of february i shall choose the winner  and there will be: Grand prize 1st prize 2nd prize and runners up. The rules: all of the instructables that you enter must be yours no one elses instructables just yours. 2 you MUST not beg in your instructable if you do i shall reject it ALL instructables must be entered before the 1st of february  okay enter these instructables!

Posted by highvoltageguy 6 years ago

Win hundreds of dollars of supplies from Plaid!

Plaid has put up hundreds of dollars of goods for prizes in the DIY Halloween Contest. Win $250 in jewelry supplies by winning the Costume First Prize or $250 in paints for the Decorations First Prize! You can also win $250 worth of supplies from Plaid Craft Express by winning either the Tech or the Craft Grand Prize!With $250 worth of goods you can make something awesome. In fact, you can make several awesome things! So be sure to enter your best Halloween Instructable, slideshow, or video and win something fantastic.We can't wait to see what you'll make.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Coke Can Prank video = WIN A PATCH

Since this seems to be the popular place for posting user made competitions I thought I'd post mine here!I'm offering cookie patches to the first three people to follow my instructable and make a laughing can prank.To win a patch you must make the laughing can prank, take a photo of the electronics before it goes in the can and film you using it on someone! (fake reactions won't win a prize)The instructable can be seen here.Thanks!

Posted by Jayefuu 9 years ago

Crack the Code 2.0 (Another Patch Winning Opportunity!)

For this code, the rules are the same, but the setup is different. The letters are not mixed up, so if you get the word (for example) "Blue" it's "Blue", not "luBe". The words are still mixed up, but are on the correct line, so if the first line reads "Sky Blue The" and the second line reads "Cat Hat In The" it would be "The Blue Sky," and "Cat in the Hat." Oh, and I may, or may not have mixed up the alphabet. Oops ;-) From your's Truly, Rock Soldier

Posted by Rock Soldier 8 years ago


When I get ten subscribers, I will hold a contest/raffle! Here's how to enter: 1.subscribe to me. 2.say what you would like me to build in minecraft PE. 3.the winner will get me to subscribe to them and will get their request built!

Posted by butterpro 4 years ago

Quirky Contest

Hi fellow inventors! Danielle from Quirky here. We're a social product development company that engages participants to collaborate in every aspect of product creation and would like to invite each and everyone of you to join in on the fun. We're just starting to really utilize our social media outreach and would also love you to participate in our Twitter contests (@QuirkyInc) to win free products and idea submissions. Just so you know, it is free to join our community and participate, and anyone who influences the development of a product earns cash for their contribution. You can watch a video that explains more about what we do and how we do it, here:;=player_embedded. Thank you and have an innovative day!  

Posted by QuirkyDanielle 8 years ago

K'nex Challenge 1: 13th Aug - 4th Sept - RESULTS ANNOUNCED

As likers of knex and engineering, Gmjhowe, =SMART= and myself decided we'd start a little knex competition. Each month we will pick three items that we'd like to see redesigned in knex and invite you to have a crack at remaking them, with added functionality if you can!To start with the prizes will be patches, designed by gmjhowe and awarded by him, =SMART= and myself. If it takes off, who knows there may be better prizes in months to come. The patches that will be awarded for 1st - 5th place are below.Here are this months challenges, we've included a smaller project for those of you with less pieces available.Monitor Stand: A stand to replace the base of a monitor. It should be able to twist from left to right, tilt the screen up and down and allow the user to turn from portrait to landscape. Adjustable height would be a bonus!Knex Chess Set: An 8 x 8 chess board with knex pieces.Sellotape Holder: A Knex sellotape holder, for you knexers with less pieces. It should hold the reel and allow the user to pull and cut sellotape one handed. (some suggestions to expand this option: make a large reel tape holder for bigger sellotape rolls, make a wider one for parcel or duct tape, make an adjustable width holder for different tapes, make a hand held tape gun like those they use for packaging - link.)Dock: Somwhere to dock any kind of gadget from phones and ipods, to laptops and external harddrives. It can dock one kind, or all if you're a genius.If this becomes popular and we get a few of each of the above designs submitted, we might add some more challenges to this competition. Rules:- To enter, write up a full instructable of your construction process with clear pictures and descriptions. Post the link here.- Starting and closing dates are GMT.- What the judges say goes!- Have fun!- Judging - 5th Sept - 12th SeptAccepted Entries:Mini Tape Dispenser by jollexPSP Dock by jollex2 in 1 Knex Chess/Checkers Set by knexsuperbulderfreakUniversal iPod Dock by lioneaterUniversal iPod Dock by Killer~SafeCrackerNano K'nex Ipod Dock by BartboyKnex Chess Set by I_Am_CanadianDS Lite Docking Station by TigerNodUniversal Ipod Dock by knexsniper1Fold up phone dock by smileeKnex Tape Dispenser by knex gun builderUPDATE: This is now closed. We will announce the winners when we've had a look through the entries and judged them.RESULTS:1) Knex Chess Set by I_Am_Canadian2) Mini Tape Dispenser by jollex3) DS Lite Docking Station by TigerNod4) 2 in 1 Knex Chess/Checkers Set by knexsuperbulderfreak5) Universal Ipod Dock by knexsniper1Patches for the winners will be awarded soon and we'll be having a think about what to post for our next competition!

Posted by Jayefuu 9 years ago



Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Crack the code, and win a patch! :EDIT:

Below is a picture of a phrase in a code, which I hope you don't know. There are several steps to cracking the code. The rules of winning the patch is simple. -Figure out what the coded phrase is. -Post it. -Win a patch from myself. Enjoy. :EDIT: Willard2.0 figured out the code. Expect an other (harder) code soon.

Posted by Rock Soldier 8 years ago

Win This Book!

Hot off the presses!  Papertoy Monsters is a new book with "50 Cool Papertoys You Can Make Yourself!"  Just pop out one of the fifty pre-printed monsters, fold and glue them together to make an army of paper monsters.  Then use one of the 10 blank templates included to design your own. Think that's awesome?  So do we!  And we're giving you a chance to win a copy!  Add a comment to the Papertoy Monsters thread on our Facebook feed.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a brand-spanking new copy of Papertoy Monsters!

Posted by scoochmaroo 7 years ago

Art Contest: Win an Instructables Book!

We need art for a book and since we think that the Instructables community has plenty of talent and ideas we thought that this is the perfect opportunity for a contest. The theme of the contest is Fail Gracefully. Read on more more details.Eric Wilhelm, our glorious CEO of infinite repute, has been invited to go and talk at OFFF in Portugal in May. As an invited speaker he also gets to supply some art for the event catalog. The theme is Fail Gracefully and the idea is to embrace mistakes in your efforts. Here's their own description:"THIS ISN'T FLYING. THIS IS FALLING WITH STYLE" Be afraid of perfection. Dare to do wrong. Make mistakes. Enjoy 404. Reject everything you know and jump. Try to fly.There is no such thing as failure, but experience. No mistakes, but mistaken views. Errors? We call them acieeed(sp).So the last sentence is a bit confusing, but you get the idea. We're giving away a copy of The Best of Instructables, Volume 1 for the best piece of art and the possibility of being published in the catalog.How to enter - To enter your art, just attach it to a comment in this forum post. - The art needs to be printable so make sure that you have a copy that is high-res. - By high-res we mean 300 dpi - The attachment can be low-res - Enter by March 12th, 2009

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Review Quality of Instructables

Looking for some feedback on quality of my Instructables.  What key element(s) am I missing to win those awesome grand prizes? Of my 51 projects I think 49 have been featured. I have more than my share of robot T-shirts. :-)  What do I need to improve to impress site visitors and judges enough to get more votes and views? Yes, I have been through the Instructables class...  With 49 featured, I must be doing something right.  What do I need to improve?   Please don't look at this as being greedy, but would really love one of these grand prizes one of these days.   I'm sure any comments would benefit all authors. Thanks in advance and Keep Making! Love this site and community! DIYWATERDOG.

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago

Wrong Prize

I recently won the monthly audio challenge.  I received the message showing the correct prize of a 3D camera pack.  However, when I click on the link to accept my prize and enter my shipping information, the second place prize, a blu-ray player set, shows up instead of the 3D camera prize. I am not sure where to go to get this rectified.  I don't want to click accept and get the wrong prize.  Any help with where I should go would be helpful.  I replied to the message, but it was sent by the Instructables robot and I have not heard anything. 

Posted by willyam111 6 years ago

K'nex Challenge 2: 18th Sept - 11th Oct - FLIGHT

After the success of the last contest, Gmjhowe, =SMART= and myself decided we'd go for it and launch a second contest.The first we really enjoyed and saw some awesome entries. This time we've decided to make the guidelines a wee bit looser so you can use your imagination more. We'll be setting a category for you to design and build within and then provide you with some example ideas to get you started. And this category is....FLIGHTAnything plane, helicopter, glider, flight related is allowed. Please read the rules carefully.Rules:Your entry must do something. It can't just be a model of a plane or a helicopter. We want them to move or glide or have spinning parts or be functional for something else around the house but be aircraft themed.Entries must be over 50% knex. The remaining can be paper, glue, card, tissue paper.... anything!To enter, write up a full instructable of your construction process with clear pictures and descriptions. Post the link here.Please steer clear of guns. That's not what this is about.Starting and closing dates are GMT.What the judges say goes!Have fun!Judging - 12th Sept - 18th SeptSuggestions:A propellor. Small and compact, if you design a good one you might get extra kudos if your design's then used in loads of other entries.A ceiling plane. With a plastic propeller on the front and the top attached to a string to the ceiling, this plane will fly itself around in circles on a string.Paper plane launcher. Probably the closest you'll get to a gun.A vertical launch rocket. Rocket being a rocket model not a meagre collection of rods.While knex by itself might not be light enough to fly.... perhaps you could run some string through the middle to make it appear to glide.... Mum's washing line might be of great help.Prizes:There will be patches for prizes. Gmjhowe will be uploading them soon.

Posted by Jayefuu 9 years ago


I was wondering, how would I be able to get an Instructables T-Shirt without buying one from the store, or winning the Homemade Holiday's because I know I'm not going to win...

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago

=SMART= is full of high levels of Epic Win

=Smart= Recently won one of the Instructables competitons. He had alread won a t-shirt, and I had no t-shirt.We're both good friends, and spend many hours talking as part of the chatroom crew.He offered to send me the tshirt, which arrived today, complete with decorated envelope, and a custom etched tag. HE IS FULL OF EPIC WIN

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago

Find the Hidden Harry Potter References and Win 1 Year of Instructables Premium Membership!

I recently published my Witching Hour Halloween Window Display Instructable. Placed within the images and video of the Instructable are SEVEN hidden (and not so hidden) references and items relating to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I will give away 1 year of free Instructables Premium Membership to the first person to identify SIX of the SEVEN hidden items, extra kudos to anyone who can find all SEVEN. Just list your six (or seven) Harry Potter related things and where you found them in the comments below, good luck!!

Posted by ThirdEarthDesign 1 year ago

Should I make an Instructable for this?

Haha, I was already going to make it. I'm just super excited about it so I wanted to share a sneak peek with y'all. I made it out of PVC and metallic paint, mostly, then the usual Steampunk bits and pieces. Then I decided it needed to be lit up with LEDs for special effect! Then I decided it needed a laser sight! Win.

Posted by V-Man737 9 years ago

banner competition for my website

Http:// i have my website and want a good banner for it but im crap with photoshop so here is a competition whoever makes the best banner will win a pro account on my website and recognition in the footer or somewhere maybe your website in the dropdown thing under home in the menu the specs: 940X200 pixels needs to be nerdy i would like it to have electronicy stuff

Posted by The nerdling 5 years ago

How do I vote for a particular 'ible for a contest ?

I have seen some incredible 'ibles and would like to vote for my favorites that have entered into one or more contests - BUT, I cannot locate HOW to place and record my vote !  Please help - I am positive it is something VERY easy, and yet somehow I missed it (THAT is easy, too ! hahaha)  Please help, as some of these authors REALLY deserve the recognition,not to mention the prestige and the PRIZES that come from winning one of 's contests !

Posted by SenKat 8 years ago

We need a video director! (paid)

We our a young South Australian firm producing instructional manuals for new products. We would like to add videos to our product offering. We can afford to pay $25 - $40 per hr for a skilled one man production team. Reply to this post with a sample of your work to be considered.

Posted by The Writing Company 10 years ago

Can an instructable win in multiple contests?

Lets say I have an instructable in 3 contests. Lets assume is a good one. Can I win in all 3 or after winning in one, you are not allowed to win in the other two?

Posted by kimnix 6 years ago

does winning a contest decrease chances of winning other contests?

Hello, I didn't see this in the FAQ.  I know you're allowed to enter up to 3 contests.  Sometimes the contest end dates are quite far apart.  Does winning one contest effect your likelihood of winning a later contest?  Just wondering if Instructables tries to spread out the contest winnings.  If so, it might change the author's decision on whether to enter some contests where their project doesn't fit as well and have lesser chance of winning. Thanks!

Posted by insusr 4 years ago

win 7 install on new hard drive with no installation DVD

I have a new hard drive for my laptop and need to install win 7 on it, as was previously installed on the old one. Being an OEM machine, it did not come with an installation disk so I either have to try and extract it from the old hard drive, or get a pirated copy. Is it possible to simply mirror the drive onto the new one, or will it require a DVD installation? I have the facilities to copy the drive while it is still in the laptop. Can the activation key from the genuine pre-installed windows be used with a pirated copy to make it work without any of the "windows genuine notifications"

Posted by The Skinnerz 8 years ago

I win: You win.

That's the name of my proposal. If I win I'm making the laser cutter available to all laser cutter members for free. They will mail whatever they want cut/etched and pay for shipping both ways. What would be your proposal? If it were still required?

Posted by FreakCitySF 11 years ago


If you win a contest are except from winning other contests? Ex. If I enter 4 contests can I win a prize in each contest?

Posted by mbohuk 4 years ago

Not US residents able to win in Digital Days Photo Contest?

Thats it, are not US (and Canada) residents able to win the price? I'm from Spain

Posted by juanvi 9 years ago

How to Make a Contest-Winning Instructable

I am wondering if anyone could give me advice on how to make a contest-winning 'ible. I would prefer advice from someone who has won a contest, but anything will help.

Posted by H20 7 years ago

Caption Competition - Win a Book

Want to win a book for a funny caption? Then enter this caption competition! The best caption for the picture below from our forum post about our move wins a copy of Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius by Ian Cinnamon.And the winner is... laminterious!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Who would win in a fight?

I have been wondering this and have often asked other people this but whoe would win in a fight? Goku, Naruto, or Batman? Feel free to answer and if you want, ask your own question of who would win.

Posted by qui-gon621 8 years ago

Instructables = win?

Somebody says instructables fails. So i decided to create  a topic to see how many people agree with me, And say instructables is win. (FTW)

Posted by ReCreate 8 years ago

Bot Tips, Requests, Questions, Ideas, Concepts, etc.

Ask robot-related questions, Post robot-related pictures, Share robot concepts Here!

Posted by Win Guy 8 years ago

Tool Tips Month!

How come the Tool Tips Month contest is not on the front page with the other challenges/ contests?

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago

Instructables Sticker! Apply Directly To Laptop!

So, out of curiosity, what did everyone do with their Instructables stickers? It took me a while to commit to it, but I personalized my laptop with one.

Posted by V-Man737 9 years ago

Entry Moderating Time

How long does it take for them to decide wether my contest entry should be accepted or not? I submitted entry "A" to contest "A", and I submitted entry "B" to contests "B", "C", and "D" only an hour after entry "A". Entry "A" got accepted into contest "A" in 17 hours, entry "B" got rejected from contest "B" in 20 hours, and it's been over 2 days and I have not heard anything about contests "C" or "D".  How long will this process take? 

Posted by nhtexan 6 years ago

Reduced or Increased odds of winning if entering multiple contests?

If I enter three contests and become a finalist or win one of them, does that in any way negatively affect my chances of becoming a finalist or winning in the other day?  Do the "powers that be" decide that since I did well in another, they want to give someone else a chance? Thanks!

Posted by siliconghost 2 years ago

Can the prize be shipped in Pakistan If I win a contest

I'm from Pakistan. I have participated in a contest. If I win,  will I receive prize in my country. does it shipped in Pakistan? 

Posted by TehseenHasan56 3 years ago

Brennn10 Wins Digital Open

Congratulations to Brennn10 for winning the Digital Open with his Super Awesome Altoids MINI Flashlight! Read the full announcement on Boing Boing and in Institute for the Future's press release.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

make me a profile pic and win a pro membership! EXTENDED

I need a new profile pic! make me one between today (the 16th) and the 20th  EXTENDED: to the 30th! and you will win a 1 year PRO membership!*  i would like it robot themed but any enteries are accepted! *if there are more than one i will select a winner and they will win the PRO membership

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago

The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Candy (WE NEED ENTRIES!!!)

Have a really good Instructable about candy? Want to win a spot in "The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Candy" Collection? You can submit your entry by commenting below and providing a link to your Instructable. The Mad Scientists will judge this contest and the winners will be announced shortly and will be included in the "The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Candy" Collection. All submitted Instructables must be candy themed. Users are limited to one Instructable per contest. They can be both new Instructables and existing ones. Good luck!

Posted by The Mad Scientists 3 years ago