Design News and Allied Electronics have raised the stakes for our second annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest. The top three gadgeteers will be awarded a total of $10,000. Our Gadget Freak of the Year winner will take home a cool $6,000. Two runners-up will be awarded $2,000 each.
All Gadget Freak projects posted to our site between Jan. 1, 2014, and Oct. 23, 2014, are eligible, so there is still plenty of time to get your gadget entered. If you think your gadget has what it takes to come out on top, be sure to submit your idea. If your gadget is posted on DesignNews.com, you will receive $500 for your work and an entry into the Gadget Freak of the Year contest.
Those submitting a Gadget Freak project must send the following:
A detailed description of the gadget
Extensive, detailed build instructions
At least two high-resolution photos of the gadget
A high-resolution photo of you with the gadget
One bill of materials for parts speced from Allied Electronics and another BOM for the other parts
A short, clear, high-resolution video of the gadget in action
Please send your submissions and/or questions to Lauren Muskett. Good luck.
I love the time span. One can easily make a complete gadget till Oct and participate in the competition with a winning chance. Moreover people with their completed gadgets could add more features to their products to give them a fighting chance. I am really looking forward to some innovative projects on Design News in the upcoming period. Good Luck everyone.
You're right about that, Chuck! I am about to spend all my money on buying a house, so if I had half a clever mind to invent stuff (and didn't work for Design News, of course), I would enter the contest myself. ;) I love seeing all of the innovative designs people come up with each year. The increased prize money should up the quality of the contest as well!
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a solar panel and a battery, regulates the voltage and current coming from your solar panel. It is used to maintain proper charging voltage on the batteries.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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