Instructables Makerspace Contest! (International)


A few days ago, a bunch of REALLY smart and amazing undergraduate students from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics bought a new 3D printer and asked me to come check it out (They heard I had been working on fixing a couple of MakerBot Replicators).


It was absolutely great to see them so excited about their new printer, and then they told me that they were competing in something called the “Instructables Makerspace Contest!”. Of course, I had to go look it up and turns out, it’s a pretty awesome competition!

The Instructables Makerspace Contest ( is sponsored by Autodesk. Inc ( and Instructables ( The contest will run from June 1st through August 31st, 2016. So, you still have time to participate!

The objective of the contest is to create an Instructables project. The contest is open to members who are at least 13 years old and residents of US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, China, the Netherlands, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Norway, New Zealand or Switzerland.

The winnning team not only gets new tools for their shop, but over $50,000 in prizes from Epilog, Pocketnc, Ardusat, Makeblock, Prusa 3D, and 3D Hubs!

How to Register

To register, you must be a team of 5-20 members located within a 100 mile radius of each other. The team captain can register the team at the following page:

Your team can enter any type of project, but the projects must have: multiple steps, full-text descriptions in each step, and photos for each step.

So, go ahead and learn more about it. But, remember to read the rules CAREFULLY and have fun building!