Automation is defined as the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically. In the Automation Contest, we invite you to share your automation creations.

Prizes are provided bySparkFunand the list includes a 3D printer, SparkFun Invention kits, SparkFun WiFi shields, and more. Automation can simplify your life, optimize your home, and in this case, win you some sweet prizes!


The Automation Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (23)

Twenty three runner up prize winners will receive:
  • a青少年3。2
  • an 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 May 23, 2016 and Jul 4, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


在发布教程你将看到检查boxes for open contests. Select Automation Contest 2016. 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.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


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 announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.