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Slideshow: Best Gadget Freak Projects of 2011

Here's a slideshow with links to our best homebrew engineering projects, drawn from the Design News Gadget Freak section.

Design engineers are nothing if not homebrew gadget freaks, which is why we created this eponymous column just for them.

A tour through our best-of for the almost-ended year reveals a host of interesting projects, ranging from a timely Christmas light controller to jet engines made out of junk and a 3D tic-tac-toe game.

So click the image below to scroll through our slideshow of "best of" Gadget Freak projects, and, no, that's not Justin Timberlake hoisting the beer mug:

Gadget Freak Case #184: Interactive Beer Pong Table
Engineering student Cameron Hoerig built an interactive table consisting of 10 LED rings with photocells in the middle.

Read more Gadget Freak cases here.

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