“If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you a Maker, inventor, or DIY enthusiast? Maybe you just like to mess around in your workshop on weekends? Do you have what it takes to be the next Gadget Freak? SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT AND YOU COULD WIN $500 from Design News and Allied Electronics!
Design News and Allied Electronics are looking for the coolest DIY electronics projects in the world. Have you built a better mousetrap? Improved upon an existing device? Or even created a whole-new solution to an everyday problem? Then we want to hear from you! Share your creativity and your inventions with the Design News community. No idea is too wild. We want to take a look.
If your project is selected, you'll receive a $500 check and your gadget will be featured online and in upcoming print issue of Design News.
Every project accepted for Gadget Freak is automatically entered into our Gadget Freak of the Year contest:
- One project, chosen by reader vote, will receive a $6000 grand prize and a trip to Anaheim, Calif. (just blocks from Disneyland) for the Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show.
- Second place will receive $2500 in prize money and third place will receive $1500.
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