Readers of the Weekend Projects Newsletter (sign up below!) have already been aware of this new giveaway challenge for a couple days, but now we’re opening the challenge to the wider public and upping the ante in the hopes of seeing some really sweet mods. The rules are simple but the challenge is great. Start one of our Weekend Projects with a rating of ‘moderate’ or ‘difficult’ and take it to the next level! In return, you could win a MintDuino and a MintyBoost kit from the Maker Shed for your efforts.
Ideas for project mods include embedding LEDs into a circuit-bent toy, perhaps powering that same toy with 3V of solar power, building an awesome stage-worthy enclosure for your Light Theremin, or devising a new function for our latest project the 555 Timer Ball Whacker! Anybody who successfully completes the Whack-a-Mole Game project would also qualify. Because of the value of this giveaway, please email us your ideas before you start building to see if your mod would qualify, as we’re limiting these prizes to the projects that impress.
The response we’ve gotten for our previous challenge in this series has been good, and in fact, we still have a few notebooks to giveaway from that challenge. But now we’re really looking for some “Aha!” projects that dazzle and amaze.
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