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Get Your Gadget Freak On

Get Your Gadget Freak On

There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second-annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest, so what are you waiting for?

In case you haven't heard, the contest got a little sweeter this year. The top three makers will be awarded a total of $10,000 -- $6K for the winner and $2K for each runner-up. Who doesn't like cold hard cash?

There is still time to enter the Golden Mousetrap Awards! Click here for more info or to submit your entry!
Do you know a Rising Engineering Star? Enter them today!

Here's what you need to know:

All Gadget Freak projects posted to between Jan. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2014, are eligible, so there is still plenty of time to get us your gadget. All projects MUST be received no later than Oct. 28.

So, if you think your gadget has the chops to take the top prize, be sure to submit your idea. If your project is posted on, you will receive $500 for your work and an entry into the contest.

Those submitting a Gadget Freak project must send the following in order to be considered:

  • 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 spec'd 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 Jennifer Campbell.

Good Luck!

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