There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest. What's there to think about? 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 and Oct. 23, 2014, are eligible, so there is still plenty of time to enter your gadget. 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 specked 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 Assistant Managing Editor Lauren Muskett. Good luck!
Wow! I wish I had that deal when I won the last Gadget Freak of the Year contest. I sure could have used the money. Sadly, I don't have any ideas in mind for a new project. When I try to think of something, I can't. All of my gadgets were designed to solve specific problems.
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