Design News and Allied Electronics are looking to crown the first-ever Gadget Freak of the Year, and we need help from you, our readers.
This is the second round of voting. Choose your favorite from the four Gadget Freak projects below. Will it be the gloved hand that controls the airplane? How about the miced up telescope? Do you prefer the device that kills the flicker in LED lights, or perhaps the garage light controller?
Every two weeks for the next 10 weeks, we will present four Gadget Freak projects that ran in Design News over the past year. They are all great, so you have a tough task. You have to choose the best one.
In two weeks, we will present four more projects. After six periods of voting, we'll take the winners from each of the six voting periods and present them in a final showdown. The winner will become Gadget Freak of the Year and will win an all-expense-paid trip to the Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim, Calif., to show off the gadget at the Design News booth.
Watch the videos below, and then cast your vote.
Gadget Freak Case #241: Gloved Hand Controls Airplane's Flight
Gadget Freak Case #240: MEMS Mics Up Telescope
Gadget Freak Case #239: Bridge Rectifier Eliminates LED Light Flicker
Gadget Freak Case #238: Controller Adjusts Garage Lights
I know the Gadget Freak videos are inspiring me to continue researching the latest technologies and share them with my students. Just curious if Design News is looking for blogging material on ethical engineering: if so when shall the first blog be posted?
The 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year goes to the DDV-IP -- or, a Drink Deliver Vehicle – Inverted Pendulum. The gadget is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on a hot summer day. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the users.
If you have a Gadget Freak project, we have a reader who wants to make it. And not only will you get your 15 minutes of fame on our website and social media channels, you will also receive $500 and be automatically entered into the 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year contest.
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