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!
Followers of Design News’ Gadget Freak blogs will have the opportunity next week to take home a wireless remote demo package that can be used to build garage door openers, tire pressure monitors, keyless entry systems, and much more.
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.
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