Want to earn a grand for just having some fun?
Check out the MAKE/Design News Gadget Freak Design Contest, Sponsored by Alibre, Allied Electronics, and Texas Instruments. Create a gadget and document your build. Important: Your gadget must incorporate electronic components and involve sensing, motion, timing and/or networking elements). The Contest winner gets $1000 and a chance to sell their gadget in kit form in the Makers Market (with setup and monthly fees waived for 6 months).
To enter in the Gadget Freak Design Contest, click here. You will be asked to include a project description/build instructions/bill of materials and visual documentation of your gadget. Please note that video is not required but strongly recommended. Be sure to add your project photos to the contest Flickr group so you can share your ideas with the world.
Grand Prize (1 Winner) - $1,000 in the form of a pre-paid credit card + A storefront in the Makers Market
Second Prize (1 Winner) - $500 in the form of a pre-paid credit card.
Third Prize (2 Winners) - $100 Maker Shed Gift Certificate