Welcome to the Battery-Powered Contest! Are you passionate about exploring the limitless potential of batteries in everyday life? Whether you've built a simple circuit, a small gadget, or a creative invention powered by batteries, this contest is for you! It's time to showcase your ingenuity, creativity, and technical skills in designing basic battery-powered projects that have the possibility to make a big impact.

From remote-controlled cars to LED light sculptures, from electronic toys to home automation projects - this contest is all about celebrating the beauty of simplicity in battery-powered innovations. We're looking for projects that demonstrate creativity, functionality, and practicality in utilizing batteries to power everyday objects. Whether you're a hobbyist, a tinkerer, a student, or just someone with a passion for DIY projects, this contest is your chance to shine and inspire others with your battery-powered creations.

So, get your creative juices flowing, grab your tools, and join us in the Battery-Powered Contest to showcase your projects!

Don't forget to try out Fusion 360 (free to students, teachers, and hobbyists) andTinkercadand use one of these programs while creating your project for a chance at one of the Judges' Prizes!

Only   left to enter the Battery-Powered Contest!

Grand Prize

33 Entries
21 Prizes

Judges Prize - Fusion 360 & Tinkercad

One winner for Best use of Fusion 360 and one winner for Best use of Tinkercad will each receive:

  • $300 Gift Card

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $500 Gift Card

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive:

  • $300 Gift Card

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

  • $100 Gift Card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:

  • $50 Gift Card
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 Apr 17, 2023 and Jun 12, 2023 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Battery-Powered 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.