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Spring 2019 Contest is Open!

By August 9, 2019February 2nd, 2021Tinkering News
I IDID IT Sticker


Make a Wheel Launcher, and Win Prizes!

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 spring contest. All young Tinkerers are eligible to participate! We hope you will encourage your kids to give it a try and send us a video. Scroll down for contest entry instructions and rules.

Everyone who successfully creates a device that flings a wheel will get one of our “I DID IT” stickers made from real wood. And, the contest winner will receive a completely custom, hand-made oak toolbox built by Oakland woodworker Greg Laird. This is a beautifully designed box made from top quality oak and maple with dovetailed construction. It has a steam-bent handle that is made for strength and comfort, and a sliding tray insert for small parts. It will even be customized with the name of the winner. Here’s a sneak peek:

Custom made wood toolbox

How to Enter:

  1. Get out your Electric Motors Catalyst kit and build the coolest wheel launcher you can. You can use whatever you want to build it, but it must include at least some parts from the Catalyst, and it should fling one (or more!) of the Catalyst wooden wheels.
  2. Take a video that shows how amazing it is. Feel free to explain how you built it and how it works. When we pick the winner, we’ll look at how creative the design is, and how effectively it launches wheels in terms of both accuracy and distance. Check out our Young Inventors page for examples of previous contest winners.
  3. Post the video on Facebook or Youtube. Or, email it to us at
  4. Fill out the entry form below so we know who you are and where to send the wood sticker… and the toolbox if you win!

The deadline is: Monday June 3, 2019. We will announce the winner a week later.

The Rules:

  1. Wheels may go flying, so wear your safety glasses!
  2. Use at least some parts from your Electric Motors Catalyst kit.
  3. By submitting your photo or video, you give us permission to use your entry for marketing purposes. We will credit the child by first name and home town only, see the Young Inventors page for examples.
  4. All young inventors age 15 or younger are welcome to participate in the contest; however, the entry form must be completed by either a parent/guardian or educator over the age of 18.

That’s it! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Entry Form:

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    Inventor's First Name (required)

    Inventor's Home Town and State or Country (for example, "Cumberland Gap, TN" or "Ubatuba, Brazil") (required)

    Where can we find the inventor's video? (required)

    Enter the URL if you posted it on YouTube or Facebook, or if you emailed it to, enter the email address that you sent it from.


    This is optional, but if you complete it we will send the inventor their wood sticker and any other prizes they win.

    First Name

    Last Name

    Address 1

    Address 2



    Postal Code

    Phone Number

    Parent/Guardian or Educator Email

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