Kit-A-Day Giveaway: TV-B-Gone Kit + Red Blinky POV + Minty Time Clock

Kit-A-Day Giveaway: TV-B-Gone Kit + Red Blinky POV + Minty Time Clock

We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is a blinky kit trifecta containing the TV-B-Gone Kit, Red Blinky POV, and a MintyTime Clock (a combined $61 value.) It’s a fun grouping that will keep you busy during the holiday break. You can use the TV-B-Gone to turn off your neighbor’s new LCD TV, the Red Blinky POV to spread holiday cheer, and the Minty Time Clock kit to make a binary time Christmas tree! Have better ideas? Leave them in the comments!

Like all our giveaways, these kits are reviewed in our Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 and reviewed on the companion website:

TV-B-Gone Kit review on Make: Kits
Red Blinky POV review on review on Make: Kits
MintyTime Clock review on Make: Kits

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

1,388 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: TV-B-Gone Kit + Red Blinky POV + Minty Time Clock

  1. Donald McKay says:

    would love to win!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would be proud to add these to my electronic minions! 

  3. Andy III says:

    discouraged? Never!

  4. Danielle Pershouse says:

    very cool!

  5. Jerry Stoner says:

    I’ve never owned a binary clock before :)

  6. Robert Beatty says:


  7. says:

    lucky day!

  8. Anonymous says:

     The trifecta is in play.

    1. Anonymous says:

      beep-boop-azzz.ffft-ding ding-clickity click

  9. Anonymous says:


  10. Mark Houston says:

    That would be awesome.

  11. Salil Phadnis says:

    Count me in, again !

  12. Patrick Bynum says:


  13. Anonymous says:

    I still have hope!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I want to make all the things!

  15. The dave says:

    I could use another tv b gone.  My son would dig watching and helping me build the rest.  

  16. Michael O'Crowley says:

    Throw my name in the hat.

  17. Erik Keilholtz says:

    I have just the right place to use a TV be gone.

  18. Anonymous says:

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try-try, try-try-try, try-try-try-try, again!

  19. Tom Warin says:

    OMG must have.

  20. Kathy Tappan says:

    Try try again.

  21. Anonymous says:


  22. Mario Avenoso says:

    I always wanted a tv-b-gone

  23. Schazamp says:

     Sign me up!

  24. Anonymous says:

    maybe ill win this one

  25. Carl Reisinger says:

    Would really like to build the tv-b-gone and visit all my local Fry’s

  26. Glenn Parker says:

    Gotta love it!

  27. Rohit Wason says:

    Looks cool…want one :D

  28. Brad Chandler says:

    I like the kits :)

  29. James says:

    Looks like lots of fun!

  30. Gary Oshust says:

    I so want to win a kit :)

  31. Pete Pierpont says:

    You gotta’ ask yourself one question… “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya’, punk?

  32. David Cushing says:

    Hi y’all

  33. Celia Lee says:

    I only comment on the kits that I think my children would like.  This is one of those.

  34. Daniel Macintyre says:

    I would LOVE to make these with my son!  He recently completed a soldering course and is just itching to try something new.

  35. Mike Schleifstein says:

    kits for hanukkah? sounds good

  36. Ashley Huxley says:

    Handy :)

  37. Anonymous says:

    As a Cubs fan, I have dealt with not winning. But I also keep trying…

  38. Benjamin Huelsbergen says:

    Yes Please

  39. Anonymous says:

    Me please.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Good Morning

  41. Anonymous says:

    My son would love the clock kit… the others are MINE!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    My wife will love one of these.

  43. Creto De Cristo says:

    Can I have one?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Count me in, too!

  45. Roby Hamilton says:

    i want one

  46. Sridev Raghavan says:

    Nice combo!

  47. Jason Comstock says:

    Oh shiny!!! I like!

  48. Charles Crary says:

    Sounds nice.

  49. Harley Pebley says:

    Ah, relaxen und watschen der blinkenlichten.

  50. Roland Stolfa says:

    This is a great package.

  51. Chris Krueger says:


  52. Jay Graves says:

    Lots of fun kits

  53. Tony Weiner says:

    out darn tv and blink!!!

  54. Anonymous says:

    I’m up for soldering in 26 LEDs…

  55. Anonymous says:


  56. Anonymous says:

    …or 27.

  57. Rorik Melberg says:

    Oh Yeah!

  58. Christopher Williams says:

    yes, please

  59. Chris Hoover says:


  60. Allen Kennedy Jr. says:

    sign me up to win this!

  61. Statler or Waldorf says:

    I would annoy so many people with this

  62. Anonymous says:

    POV FTW!

  63. Melanie says:

    My son is wanting that tv-b-gone!

  64. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: TV-B-Gone Kit + Red Blinky POV + Minty Time Clock Anonymous says:

    Maybe this time… :)

  65. AJ Lewis says:

    Fun kits!

  66. Anonymous says:

    who doesn’t love LEDs?

  67. Anonymous says:

    Good fun!

  68. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to take this to Best Buy.

  69. Albert Straub says:

    Hmmm.  Shutting off all of the TVs.  That may come in handy.

  70. Marc Davenport says:

    Whoa! fun!

  71. mvsorola says:

    oooh I want

  72. Russ Jarowski says:

    Well, this sounds like fun. Pick me!

  73. Steve C says:

    sign me up for one

  74. J. Smith says:

    I want to blow up a tv.

  75. Jeremy Logan says:

    I’d really like to win something from here.  It could be the beginning of a beautiful hobby.

  76. Jay Balmer says:


  77. Yvonne Parrish says:

    Could definitely use the tv-b-gone!

  78. Carol Abbott says:

    I would really love to win these kits!

  79. Tim Witteveen says:

    Nice.  Thanks. and I appreciate your generosity.  It is cool that you guys are doing these.  These are some great projects.

  80. James Hotelling says:

    I already have a tin mint set aside for the clock!

  81. Fightcube says:

    Oh BOY!  Stuff all of *my* stockings with these!!!

  82. Anonymous says:

    I want!

  83. Andrea says:

    Oooh a TV-B-Gone.

  84. joseph wheeler says:

    this would be sweet

  85. Anonymous says:

    This looks like great projects.

  86. Michael Andrews says:

    three times the fun.

  87. Anonymous says:

    Great little projects for my son and I to do together!

  88. Anonymous says:


  89. Melissa Blythe says:

    I do need more things to do with my Altoids tins… :)

  90. Patrick Farrell says:

    this would be great to win

  91. Don Sticksel says:

    I need to make a Car Stereo-B-Gone.

  92. Spencer Behling says:

    yes please

  93. Shweta Phadnis says:

    I like Minty.

  94. Todd Rathier says:

    Oooo shiny and lights!  Love a project in a box!

  95. Christine Banfield says:

    Red Blinky christmas cheer,- harrah!!!

  96. Nathan Kline says:

    Three projects just for me!!

  97. Anonymous says:

    Me likey @waynenadlayne kit!

  98. fluxivit y says:

    troublemaking fun

  99. Andrew Tees says:


  100. Ted Hille says:

    yes, please.

  101. Colin Faulkingham says:


  102. Tony Wilson says:

    I want to win!

  103. Matt Wilson says:


  104. Anonymous says:


  105. Daniel Lamblin says:

    Blinkenden lights

  106. Adam R. Hughes says:

    ah hem

  107. Anonymous says:

    Kill your, er, their TV1

  108. Stephen Johnson says:

    my comment

  109. Anonymous says:


  110. Anonymous says:

    Just in time for the holidays!

  111. Anonymous says:

    Curiously Triple 

  112. Keith says:

    Minty and maker-y.

  113. Tom says:


  114. Jon Robelia says:


  115. Bill Peck says:


  116. Christopher J. Adams says:


  117. michael polk says:

    I need these items for a great christmas gift. Thanks

  118. Anonymous says:

    count me in

  119. Rob Colby says:

    Could I, theoretically, got to a store and, not that I would ever do thing, use the TV begone on say… Black Friday?

  120. Win Heagy says:

    I’m in.  The clock looks cool.

  121. Anonymous says:


  122. Anonymous says:

    The POV would be awesome.  I was explaining the concept to my kids yesterday.  This would be a great way to demo it.

  123. James Anderson says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  124. Justin Konecny says:

    Someone should make the smart-phone-b-gone so I can have a conversation in a bar without someone playing on their phone.

    1. Josiah Ritchie says:

      I believe you’re looking for a pocket-sized EMP generator. This may be an interesting conversation:

    2. David C Dean says:

      HERF gun.  Don’t build one. :)

      TV-B-Gone is good times though!

  125. Anonymous says:

    Entering this contest is futile, from a certain POV. Oh, Persistance of Vision, not Point of View.

  126. Michael Burr says:

    Sign me up!

  127. kevin sexton says:

    3 pack of cool kits, I’m in.

  128. Patrick Woods says:

    I really want to learn to solder.  These kits would really be perfect for me to learn with.

  129. Christian Carl Brink says:

    Very Cool

  130. Tony Beletti says:

    Ok…I’ll take one, if I may.

  131. Craz Apple says:

    This looks fun too!

  132. Anonymous says:

    Luvin’ dar blinken lights!

  133. Patrick Auld says:

    I was going to get aTv-B-Gone for my dad anyways!

  134. Anonymous says:

    Sure wish I’d had a TV-B-Gone in the sports bar during the Bengals/Steelers game.  I’d have been the most popular guy there!

  135. Doug Johnson says:

    Where to begin…OK, TV-B-Gone to shut everything down to get time for the rest of it.

  136. Glenn Robertson says:

    looks great!

  137. Ryan Slaugh says:

    Looks like some fun kits to play with…especially the TV b gone

  138. Tony Sharpe says:

    very cool to have

  139. Nancy Martin Robertson says:

    I want to win!

  140. Anonymous says:

    This would be cool to mess with my in-laws.

  141. Michele Shoats says:

    These would great for all the mint tins I have been saving.

  142. Joe Wolner says:

    Very nice.

  143. John Kicklighter says:

    Nice, a kit bundle :-)

  144. Addie says:

    Why not :)

  145. Jess Hartopp says:

    I want stuff!

  146. Martin Jameson says:

    Ooohh, yes please :-)

  147. Mr. Glass says:

    Need this for my trip to CES

  148. Joel Smith says:

    Most excellent selection kits. Fun!

  149. Anonymous says:

    This is a neat looking collection of kits!

  150. Ian Munger says:

    A nice little prize package.

  151. Blair R says:


  152. Gariet Cowin says:

    I totally have a TV that needs to BGone!

  153. Aaron Loudermilk says:


  154. Mitch Evans says:

    Sign me up as well, those look fun :)

  155. Morgan Turner says:

    Go Make Mag!

  156. Ilan Volow says:

    Cool. I can rig up something to mess with people’s TV’s every 2 hours and 31 minutes.

  157. quantum42 says:

    i could think of some very cool projects for these.

  158. Anonymous says:

    beeb-boop-fzzzzt-ding ding,rrrtzz.clickty click. all fixed!

  159. Philip Lexow says:

    I’m just going to keep coming back until I get one so might as well give up now…

  160. Nathan K Lee says:

    Good stuff!

  161. Grá Linnaea says:

    TV-Be-Gone, be mine!

  162. Anonymous says:


  163. Anonymous says:

    I could use some blinky lights.

  164. tonyvr says:

     never w5n anyth5ng

  165. Anonymous says:

    Relax and watch Das Blinkenlights.

  166. Kevin Taberski says:

    Three kits!  And just in time for Christmas!

  167. Eric Haines says:

    Red blinky, be mine! The power of Greyskull commands it!

  168. Jeremy Ramsey says:

    My in-laws have started a tradition of drawing names and making an xmas present for the person who’s name you draw.  I had something else in mind, but this would be even better.  :)

  169. Chris says:

    ME! Me!  Pick Me!

  170. Gene H says:

    Cool, a three-fer :)

  171. Lance Pearson says:

    More minty fresh electronics

  172. Anonymous says:

    Something to put together aside from the LEGO would be nice.

  173. Anonymous says:

    Certainly, sir!

  174. Brett Thompson says:

    Sports bar + TV-B-Gone = Fun.

  175. Anonymous says:

    Those look like fun little kits!

  176. Tom Heiman says:

    I would love this!!!

  177. Abel Undercity says:

    These would brighten my holiday.

  178. Mike Burr says:

    oooohhhh blinky liiiigggghhhhtttssss….

  179. Erik Mendoza says:


  180. Glenn Langton says:

    fun kits!

  181. Steve Custer says:

    Fun looking kits!

  182. Mike Douglas says:

    Cool.  Three for the not price of one.

  183. Rick Smith says:

    I want to win!

  184. AwesomeRobot says:

    Sure, why not

  185. Keith McCorvie says:

    I like playing tricks.

  186. Rodney Abke says:

    I love LEDs?

  187. Teresa Gadda says:

    I’ve always wanted a tv-b-gone!

  188. Dan Anderson says:

    Whoa!  That’s a lot of LED kits…

  189. Vrmithrax says:

    These look fun!

  190. Guitarlore says:

    These will get you stopped at an airport.  

  191. Matt MOore says:

    cOOL FUN!

  192. John Jetmore says:


  193. Jordan Bridges says:


  194. Scott says:

    Wish me luck!

  195. Anonymous says:

    the tv-b-gone would make the holidays so much more tolerable

  196. Travis Martin says:


  197. Anonymous says:

    Great Giveaway!  Thanks for the chance.

  198. Tim Seiger says:

    I finally found myself in a situation where I wished I had a TV-B-Gone. Yes please.

  199. Anonymous says:

    Three kits = Christmas gifts for three geeky friends!

  200. Anonymous says:

    Count me in on this one!!!    Thanks!!!!!!!

  201. Richard Holmes says:

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  202. David Henson says:

    To you kits I summon you to come hither!

  203. Michael Spurlock says:

    All good kits, especially as learning tools.

  204. Brian Staszewski says:

    Send it!

  205. David Henson says:

    You kits I summon you to come hither!

  206. Vandasian says:

    more great kits!

  207. Steve Strech says:

    Too bad no one has made a “Reality TV-B Gone”

  208. Anonymous says:

    Blinky, blinky! TV, OFF!!!

  209. Corey Winkelmann says:

    This would be some great learning kits.

  210. Brad Siegfreid says:

    More soldering practice. I can definitely use some of that.

  211. Anonymous says:

    No more TV

  212. Valentin Ivanov says:

    Build that one before.Works great!

  213. Rory Santino says:

    Make the TVs go away…

  214. Nicholas Carter says:

    POV would be useful.

  215. Stafford Morse says:

    minty breath as well.

  216. James Clawson Jr. says:

    lemme win!

  217. Jon says:

    I love swimin’ with bow legged women

  218. Gabe Heath says:

    I could have used the tv-b-gone today.

  219. Thomas Brun says:


  220. Anonymous says:


  221. Larry Garetto says:


  222. Stormy Gleason says:

    ooh! blinking lights!

  223. Austin Dixon says:

    Love to win it!

  224. Craig Amundsen says:

    Oooh! Blinky

  225. Rob Maxwell says:

    love my tv, but…

  226. douglas weiss says:

    I am with Justin, smart-phone-b-gone would be awsome

  227. David Kelly says:

    Small tin boxes with blinking lights make me very happy.

  228. Patrick Miller says:

    Hopefully I win this blinkity-blink time cause I haven’t won blinky yet! It’s starting to blinky me off. :-)

    Happy blinky Holidays!

  229. spudman says:

    I’d like to stuff that in my stocking, sweet!

  230. Scott Martel says:

    This is James Bond starter kit

  231. kevin granade says:

    mmmm, lots of blinky…

  232. Allen Pinkley says:

    I have 3 boys who are starting in electronics. A kit each would be a great way to get them going.

  233. Warrick Wilson says:

    I’ll keep trying every day!

  234. Ashley says:

    Please enter me in this. I’ve wanted the TV-B-Gone for quite awhile now!

  235. Anonymous says:

    I’m in

  236. S.R. Wild says:

    This is fantastic.

  237. adam thielsen says:


  238. Don Wennick says:

    Nice little bundle of kits :-)

  239. Philip Strong says:

    I’ll put my name in the hat

  240. Buddy Smith says:

    reddit ftw!

  241. Joel Inman says:

    TV-B-Gone is a good back-up plan to, “pardon me, but would you mind turning that down?  Thanks.”  Or, if you’re Captain Kirk, “Excuse me! Would you mind stopping that damn noise? “

  242. Imre Polik says:

    Instant get.

  243. Victor Martins says:

    Yes, please!

  244. David Carley says:

    Here’s hoping…

  245. Randy Crowell says:

    I want this.

  246. Chris Guichet says:

    This look awesome!

  247. Glenn Powers says:

    Oh! Blinky Things!

  248. Allen Boehm says:

    Blink Blink…

  249. James D. Pike says:

    Nice set, I would make a proud owner

  250. Jonathan Avrit says:

    These would be fun!

  251. Anonymous says:

    another day, another entry

  252. julie luhtala says:

     I totally want to win this for my brother!

  253. Barry Briggs says:

    I like electronics, I want to win something.

  254. Anonymous says:

    kits are cool.

  255. Steven Dedloff says:

    Post B Gone

  256. Anonymous says:

    My son has been bugging me for a TV-b-Gone for months, and I want the clock…

  257. Anonymous says:

    Why does this bar always smell like farts?

  258. Robert Rutledge says:

    This would be a great way to get my brother into computers. I like it.

  259. Jim Crowell says:


  260. James Brown says:

    love to mess with people at work with the tv be gone

  261. Anonymous says:

    pick me please!

  262. James R. says:

     Nice gifts!

  263. David Compton says:

    Pick me!

  264. Anonymous says:

    I’d be so happy to win those …

  265. Brad Parks says:

    Knowing that it would not be the last time they met, he had nothing more to add.

  266. Joseph Kitchin says:

    i like that TV be gone, personally

  267. Wehaf Urchiken says:

    I need that TV-B-Gone for when I go to restaurants with too-loud televisions!

  268. Anonymous says:

    Ohhhh.. Shiney & Blinky !!! Don’t get no better than that !!!

  269. Daniel Conley Paul III says:

    yes please ^^

  270. Jeannie Arnold says:

    Comment. FTW!!

  271. Marc Schaefermeyer says:

    Winning would be so quiet with no TV’s on.

  272. Michael Cook says:


  273. JEd Cabanero says:

    I’m wondering if there are other uses for a TV-B-Gone, example: 

    Macbook / Pro volume-rise-inator, where a TV b-gone would take over a macbook’s IR port.

  274. Kristine Lee Bradner says:


  275. Anonymous says:

    Please help me kill the TVs in our house.

  276. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so much easier then making a electronic clap generator to turn off the TV.

  277. Erin Card says:

    Oh those look fun!

  278. Jacob Shepherd says:

    Put me on the list.

  279. Eric Sullenberger says:

    An interesting combination of prizes.

  280. Stephen Short says:

    I’ve not built any of these.

  281. Anonymous says:

    oh the Havoc at Bars with a TV B gone

  282. Anonymous says:

    Kit-A-Day Giveaway TV B Gone and Red Blinky POV also Minty Time Clock more great kits

  283. Daniel Creeron says:

    Electonics is fun! Woot woot.

  284. James Layland says:

    Insert witty comment here.

  285. Tavan Hendrick says:


  286. Bcook65 says:

    Ooo Awesome combination.. Send it my way please..:D

  287. Richard C. Lebow says:

    enter me

  288. Matthew Trey says:

    My entry ———-> X

  289. Chris Saenz says:

    This is so on the “want” list.

  290. Chaz Larson says:

    I like kits.

  291. Bruce Cowan says:

    Here goes my name in the hat!

  292. Joe Crop says:

    These kits would be a fun gift for my nephew

  293. Anonymous says:

    Count me in.

  294. PJ Perfetti says:

    blink blink

  295. Michelle Johnson Walach says:

    Happy Holidays!

  296. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take one, please.

  297. David Catlin says:

    Sounds like a fun afternoon to me

  298. Anonymous says:

    I love the smell of solder in the morning.

  299. Matthew Beldyk says:

    Ooh, I like things with lights.

  300. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun.

  301. Brandi says:

    Why not?

  302. Chad Lovelace says:

    cool kits love anything in an altoids tin!!

  303. Benjamin Daniel says:

    Sweet, these are a great combination!

  304. Richard Lord says:

    Flashy lights and TV bye bye. Gotta love it.

  305. Jesse Johnson says:

    I want the blinky!

  306. Bram Lambrecht says:

    so many lights

  307. Timothy Benson says:

    BE GONE!

  308. Ryan Van Fossen says:

    I’ll take it.

  309. Andy Leach says:

    MMM… edible mint clock.

  310. Andy Leach says:

    MMM… edible mint clock.

  311. Brandon Mickel says:

    A trio of compact maker projects, looks like fun.

  312. Anonymous says:

    I want it in hd.

  313. Anonymous says:

    I want it in hd.

  314. Daniel Ray says:

    Yes please…

  315. Daniel Ray says:

    Yes please…

  316. TK says:

    Ooh! I need one of these. :)

  317. TK says:

    Ooh! I need one of these. :)

  318. April Soetarman says:

    maybe this time!

  319. April Soetarman says:

    maybe this time!

  320. Anonymous says:


  321. Anonymous says:


  322. Randy Keeling says:

    This would make really cool gifts.

  323. Randy Keeling says:

    This would make really cool gifts.

  324. David Ramos says:


  325. David Ramos says:


  326. Derek Reed Martin says:

    hollah at me!

  327. Derek Reed Martin says:

    hollah at me!

  328. Anonymous says:

    it would be fun to mess with the inlaws during a football game with a tv-b-gone and i love me a nice clock

  329. Anonymous says:

    it would be fun to mess with the inlaws during a football game with a tv-b-gone and i love me a nice clock

  330. Scott says:

    3 kits! 

  331. Scott says:

    3 kits! 

  332. Eric D. Chang says:

    cool, cant wait for this!

  333. Eric D. Chang says:

    cool, cant wait for this!

  334. Charles Haase says:

    A POV kit is what got me re-started on this whole DIY Arduino insanity!

  335. Charles Haase says:

    A POV kit is what got me re-started on this whole DIY Arduino insanity!

  336. Anonymous says:


  337. Anonymous says:


  338. Vince Bohner says:


  339. Vince Bohner says:


  340. Anonymous says:


  341. Jay Walsh says:

    This giveaway is idea is cool.  Hope I win.  I have a request for winners.  Post an instructable or 2 on the things you make with your kits!

  342. Jeremy Hochstein says:

    Would be nice to have a conversation without people turning up the TV all the time

  343. Matt DenBeste says:


  344. William Fishburne says:

    I know a kid who would love these :)

  345. Anonymous says:

    maybe i can make tvbgone into a long distance tv zapper…

  346. Irwin Bautista says:

    count them! three! three for the price of zero!

  347. Kelley says:

    to be used to get rid of CNN/Fox News in the airport…

  348. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  349. Stefan Jones says:

    Be mine, please be mine!

  350. Paul Klaco says:

    Thanks for the great offer — hoping I can be the lucky winner!

  351. bklnyc says:


  352. Anonymous says:


  353. Ted Stauffer says:

    I’m bound to win eventually, right? … RIGHT?

  354. Anonymous says:


  355. Ryan Werntz says:

    This would be cool to win!

  356. Tim Hodges says:

    ho ho ho

  357. Pär-Ola Nilsson says:

    Mmm, blinking lights!

  358. Ken Olsen says:


  359. Jason Mosack says:

    Those look like some fun kits.  Especially the TV-B-Gone.

  360. Anonymous says:

    Still here

  361. Anonymous says:


  362. Blake Miller says:

    Comment to win!

  363. Justin Forposting says:

    …….[silently lurking in the comments]………………….

  364. Tieg Zaharia says:

    ⌾⌾⌾⌾ <– blinking leds

  365. Justin says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these

  366. John Voorhees says:

    Cool kit!

  367. Matthew Wetmore says:

    Another try…

  368. Ben Brandt says:

    Love DIY kits!

  369. Peter Bebergal says:

    Yes, please!

  370. Anonymous says:

    Please sign me up.

  371. Anonymous says:

    Random comment number 339

  372. Paul says:

    A perfect holiday project with the kids. 

  373. Peter Fleck says:

    Would love to turn off neighbor’s TV.

  374. Anonymous says:

    Show me the blinky!

  375. Anonymous says:


  376. Robert says:

    Tv-B-Gone was one of the first kits I ever soldered, and I have a pov-kit-based brain machine.  These, I would give to a friend. (I’d keep the binary clock, tho. ) :-)

  377. Steve Corey says:

    Enter me please!

  378. Don Underwood says:

    I wish to enter… Wreaking havok on the world one TV at a time. Count me in!!!

  379. Ed Marsh says:

    Oh yes.   Had a binary clock many moons ago.   Want one again now.

  380. Mike Jungkurth says:

    Cool. I want this for my son….

  381. Matt says:

    2 cents x 2

  382. Anonymous says:

    Enter me! Thanks.

  383. Kevin Bennett says:

    Pretty cool for an Altoids.

  384. notbuick says:

    Minty, Blinky, Gone

  385. Jacob Laha says:

    Pick me please

  386. Karlee Castro says:

    TV-B-gone is almost a necessity these days.

  387. Thomas Sutter says:

    Great holiday builds to share with little cousins

  388. Frank Carey says:

    Minty fresh with lots of uses depending on your POV!

  389. Brian O'Neil says:


  390. Craig Bankston says:


  391. יוֹחָנָן בָּרוּךְ says:

    I want some!

  392. Chris Palmer says:

    Yes, please!

  393. Anonymous says:

    I so want a TV-B-Gone

  394. Robert Mohler says:

    The POV sound interesting…

  395. Nick Bonzey says:

    yes please

  396. Rupert Lloyd says:

    Accio Kit!

  397. Anonymous says:

    My kids are fascinated by the possibilities offered by the TV-B-Gone kit. This looks like a fun collection of kits.

  398. John Schuch says:

    Nice assortment.

  399. Josiah Ritchie says:

    :-) signing in

  400. Thomas kaufmann says:

    cool kits!

  401. Werther deGoethe says:

    Funny enough, Red Blinky was my code name during the Cold War. 

  402. Anonymous says:

    Nice kits!

  403. Jay Hawthorne says:

    OOO Nice.. good for teaching my niece electronics.

  404. Anonymous says:


  405. Anonymous says:

    I’d have to eat a lot of curiously strong mints! :-)

  406. devinberg says:


  407. Dan Pelzel says:

    a 3 fer. I want it

  408. Nick Heine says:

    I need these bad boys…

  409. Anonymous says:

    My son asked me to comment. I of course want him to want this kind of thing.

  410. Anonymous says:

    But of course.

  411. Anonymous says:

    blinky blinky fun.

  412. Samuel Polio says:

    the lights! they hurt my subterranean eyes!

  413. Nilit Muley says:

    this sounds like fun stuff!

  414. Eric Goldsmith says:

    Would like to build these with my son.

  415. JuanNavarro says:


  416. Anonymous says:

    I love blinky stuff. What fun!

  417. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a fun bunch of toys

  418. Jason Blackwell says:

    “Next on Fox News…” (blip)

  419. Cj Taylor says:

    <3 blinky blinky

  420. Anonymous says:

    Entered for today!

  421. Anonymous says:

    The TV-B-gone kit reminds me of my old Palm m505. Had an IR remote app running on that, ever so much fun in TV stores

  422. Anonymous says:

    TV-B-Gone in the break room.   Sounds like good times to come!

  423. Anonymous says:

    Sure, why not!?

  424. Ben Stoutenburgh says:

    My turn to win

  425. krys evans says:

    This is cool.

  426. Andrew Rosenblum says:

    this looks sweet

  427. Anonymous says:

    yes please

  428. James Hoysa says:

    I bet it would be cool to win one of these.

  429. Marco Mularoni says:

    Cool product – I could use one.

  430. Anonymous says:

    Three great kits! Looks like fun to build.

  431. Anonymous says:


  432. Rob Sartin says:

    Totally looking forward to going out for lunch, waiting for high noon, TV-B-Gone-ing all the screens at the restaurant, and waving around LED message “eat yur fud!”.

  433. AngelSora says:

    I can use the TV-Be-Gone with my sisters to get them out of the room!

  434. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to try these out…

  435. Juli Fowler says:

    The trouble you could cause….

  436. Evan Burr says:

    TV-B- Gone!!!

  437. Laurence Doss says:

    This would be great fun.

  438. Dave Renzo says:


  439. Anonymous says:

    Yes, a smart-phone-be-gone would be great.  If I win this, I will work on it.

  440. Vincent Chernesky says:

    Time to win!

  441. Amanda Kroha Scott says:

    Christmas-y binary clock you say?

  442. Nelson Gonçalves says:

    one minty blinky, one tv-b-clock and one red gone. thats exactly what i need.

  443. Dan Strong says:

    I’d love to try these projects!

  444. Anonymous says:


  445. Jess Hires says:

    awesome prize! :)

  446. Stacy Devino says:

    I have been very lucky this year, a man just GAVE me a 1940′ radio tube amp to restore yesterday. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to all!

  447. Wesley Nixon says:


  448. Anonymous says:


  449. Anonymous says:


  450. Lin Weeks says:

    I’ve been good,Santa. This one is on my list.

  451. Doug Pichler says:


  452. Daniel Crooks says:

    I need a TV-B-Gone…

  453. Craig LeBaron says:

    Cool collection of kits. Hope I win one!

  454. Anonymous says:


  455. Linda Sandvik says:


  456. Jebadiah Moulton says:

    I like LEDs

  457. Caleb Reznikov says:

    The deal of the day is not too shabby…

  458. Connell Smith says:

    I’m in.

  459. Ray Dzek says:

    Ho! Ho! Ho!  Soldering iron is warmed up and ready to go.

  460. Anonymous says:


  461. Doug says:

    Sign me up

  462. Eric Powers says:


  463. Anonymous says:

    I never win anything…

  464. Dan Etter says:

    Perfect.  I’ve got a whole crate full of empty Altoids tins just waiting for something like this.

  465. Anonymous says:

    I like mints.

  466. Anonymous says:

     maybe this time *fingers crossed*

  467. Anonymous says:

    Add New Comment

  468. Anonymous says:

    hi all

  469. Jonathan Pruett says:

    Come on lucky 7… daddy wants a new set of mint kits…

  470. Brian Lilly says:

    This would look good on the mantle next to the embalmed human hand for sure

  471. Connie O says:

    Wow – three times the fun!

  472. Charles Witmer says:


    1. Kendall lui says:

      01011001 01000101 01010011 00100001 00100000 01001001 00100000 01000100 01001111

  473. Greg Treseder says:

    Cool kits!

  474. Christopher Cimiluca says:

    I don’t know binary but I want this.

  475. Anonymous says:

    Perfect for a little project with Dad.

  476. Gary McCoy says:

    Cool project for a beginner like myself.

  477. Anonymous says:

    I may already be a winner…

  478. Bob Funk says:


  479. Kent Durvin says:

    I made a TV-B-Gone for my store, to turn on or off the wall of TV’s. It takes a while to go through all the codes.

  480. Anonymous says:

    TV-B-Gone Hoodie!

  481. Kendall lui says:


  482. Stephen Cole says:

    Fabulous stocking stuffer! I’d love it.

  483. Minuk Choi says:


  484. Hank J. D. Craig says:

    word, looks sweet

  485. Bruce Willner says:

    A good way to annoy my kids.

  486. Bayu Kuncoro Mukti says:

    here I am so pick me… pick me…. :)

  487. Andrew H says:

    Kits are cool.

  488. Anonymous says:

    Can I win one, please!

  489. Anonymous says:

    Might be nice to use one of the Minty Clock led outputs to signal the TV-B-Gone as an autonomous timed tv kill switch.

  490. Cody Freile says:

    Right here

  491. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: TV-B-Gone Kit + Red Blinky POV + Minty Time Clock Anonymous says:

    YES! i would like them all!

  492. Randy Bredell says:

    The perfect trifecta – sweet.

  493. Lance Peterson says:

    Would like to have this one too

  494. Todd Walden says:

    That’s wild!  I want to build that!

  495. mworrell says:

    Hey a TV-B-Gone,  my nice would love this.

    6d 61 6b 65 20 6d 61 67 61 7a 69 6e 65 (HEX)

  496. Michael Castro says:

    I would love to do these projects!

  497. George Merkel says:

    count me in

  498. Zachary Anderson says:

    I’ll take one.

  499. George Suarez says:

    very nice

  500. Keith Schincke says:

    All my comments are belong to me.

  501. Anonymous says:

    Wow. You are giving away the coolest stuff. Thank you.

  502. Paul Armstrong says:

    Type my comment here

  503. Bryan Thurnau says:

    i’ll take one

  504. Jerry Scott says:

    Yeah, Kit-a-day

  505. Anonymous says:

    I’m in.

  506. John Wolter says:

    How convenient! Make is having a giveaway just when I was having an I’lltakewhatyou’llgiveme.

  507. MrRebeLs says:

    ohh la la

  508. Marcus Porter says:


  509. Janel G says:

    I love Altoid tin projects!

  510. Johnny Delgado says:

    These things are all so cool!!!

  511. Stuart Guarnieri says:

    TV-B-Gone! If I don’t win this, I’m gonna ask Santa for one.  I love these things.

  512. Jesse Moody says:

    Very cool! Love the binary clock. The tv be-gone is a really cool gadget to have.

  513. Hisashi T Fujinaka says:

    I <3 melting solder.

  514. John Snyder says:

    Joy! I heart making MakerShed kits. The binary clock would be great for my classroom. 

  515. Christopher Gruszka says:

    pick me

  516. Jeremie Santos says:

    I want to win something

  517. Brad Denby says:

    Fingers crossed

  518. Brett Fieber says:

    Can we make a Boss-b-gone?

  519. Michela Maxwell says:


  520. Scott Moulden says:

    Pick me

  521. Sarah Graham says:


  522. Brian Mitchell says:

    pick me

  523. John Wood says:

    I am in for one.  

  524. Anonymous says:

    These look like great little projects.

  525. Glenn Tucker says:

    Pick Me.

  526. Jack Morgan says:


  527. Mike Andrzejewski says:

    This is Great!

  528. Anonymous says:

    Interesting combo

  529. Bobby Nathan says:

    Three, three projects for me to solder if I win, ah ha ha!

  530. Roger Romani says:

    I hope I win!

  531. Rik Wade says:

    If I win this, I promise to only use it for good. As in forever, but maybe in pursuit of evil.

  532. Eric Keaton says:


  533. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: TV-B-Gone Kit + Red Blinky POV + Minty Time Clock Patrik D'haeseleer says:

    Once more unto the breach!

  534. Anonymous says:

    I have a box full of Altoids tins begging me to win this so they can see the light of day again.

  535. Joe says:

    Great useful projects.

  536. lumi lammas says:


  537. Daniel Houghtaling says:

    On the third day of makemas…

  538. Anson Kennedy says:

    I’ll take it.

  539. Sarah Richardson says:

    count me in

  540. Anonymous says:


  541. Anonymous says:

    Me please!!!

  542. Tom Pasquini says:

    Go go go!

  543. David Cook says:


  544. Seth Winsor says:

    I want one.

  545. Jason Greskoviak says:

    hook me up

  546. Matthew Derby says:

    Let’s win this cool set of kits!

  547. Daniel Lubitz says:

    Altoids + Binary + Clocks?
    What could be better?

  548. Jeff Stevens says:

    These would be very fun!

  549. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun!

  550. Eric Gero says:


  551. Jordan B says:

    these look cool!

  552. Anonymous says:


  553. Cindy Woolworth says:

    lots of toys!

  554. Steve Shoyer says:

    Nice kit!

  555. Tricia Jones says:

    My 14yo would have fun making these!

  556. Benjamin Nitkin says:

    I just read Justin’s comment. I agree completely. A gizmo-be-gone would be an amazing device.

  557. Brandon Fischer says:

    I want!

  558. Justin says:

    Minty tv-b-gone…altoids on set yourself free and trash the tv…

  559. Anonymous says:

    these look like fun

  560. Anonymous says:

    I’m with Justin, Smart-phone-be-gone would be great!

    But, TV-b-gone will be fun too…

  561. Bryan Wingfield says:

    I’ve been wanting to build one of these for a while…

  562. Elsbeth Ravyn Schmidt says:

    Please please! Do want! :)

  563. Leona Mostowski says:

    would love to get my brother this for christmas!

  564. William Herron McShane says:

    gimme gimme!

  565. Anonymous says:

    It’s green!  I like green!

  566. Brad Carlson says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these for forever!

  567. Anonymous says:


  568. Christopher Favreau says:

    Wavebubble – google it.  How about blue tooth be gone.  So I can be sure that when someone is talking when they are looking at me they are talking to me and not in the ear piece.  Boop A Loop.  Thanks for the probability.

  569. Sean Ewing says:

    Jack Donaghy is me hero!

  570. Jeff Clymer says:

    I’m running out of stuff to post.

  571. Mark Hanford says:

    I saw loser be gone!  Make me a winner, ya blinkin’ contest.

  572. Mark Hanford says:

    want.  but my comment didn’t post the first time.

  573. Forrest Frye says:


  574. Anonymous says:

    me want…

  575. Gary Sinclair says:

    Oooh I really want this

  576. William Stepler says:

    bit i love my tv

  577. George Hart says:

    these would be fun.

  578. Anonymous says:

    some much blinkey goodness

  579. Anonymous says:

    Want x3!!

  580. Anonymous says:

    All cute little projects.

  581. Kate Bemish says:

    looks intriguing

  582. Matthew says:

    Blinky lights

  583. Jason Young says:

    my son as wanted to make one of these since we saw one.

  584. Ann Monroe says:

    Fun, fun, and fun!

  585. Phillip Reed says:

    Yes, please!

  586. Julie Williams-Hudy says:

    this is awesome! but I think more girls names need to be called! lol

  587. Kevin Coleman says:

    It’s a blinky LED freak out.

  588. Daniel Stasinski says:

    Eventually I gotta win.

  589. Anonymous says:

    A bunch of good kits! Pick me!

  590. Jeff Anderson says:

    Yes please!

  591. John W says:

    I would love these assorted kits

  592. Hap Durr says:

    I second the phone-b-gone idea!!!!

  593. Eric Gigante says:

    It is always worth a shot to enter a contest.  Maybe I might win this one.

  594. Audrey Mickel says:

    My daughter and husband would have a blast putting these together

  595. Will Welch says:

    This is a great set of kits!

  596. Anonymous says:

    Toys for Christmas

  597. vndrwrff says:

    The binary clocks are great puzzles for students!

  598. Anonymous says:

    There’s always a time for TVs to be gone.

  599. Paul Ahlquist says:

    a flashy collection!

  600. Anonymous says:

    Minty and blinky. Sounds like a cartoon.

  601. Anonymous says:

    Cool kits!

  602. Bill Shocknesse says:

    Super cool!

  603. Tucker Wilson says:


  604. Charlie DuBois says:

    i would like to win.

  605. Anonymous says:


  606. Rich Brunner says:

    sounds neat

  607. Pamela Salpoglou says:

    Go ahead, MAKE my day! (please)

  608. Trent Fisher says:

    sign me up!

  609. Zack Brady says:


  610. Anonymous says:


  611. Anonymous says:

    Submitting an entry here.

  612. Joseph Pitz says:

    count me in

  613. Peter Walsh says:

    kits kits kits

  614. Chris Zagorski says:


  615. Justin Eltoft says:

    ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

  616. Bob Alexander says:


  617. Jason Stone says:

    toot toot!

  618. Abdullah Salman Siddique says:

    Josssssss. Thank you make :D :rockon:

  619. Ice Fish Inn says:

    I’m seriously considering the TV-B-Gone kit for the Minister of Domestic Affairs here – she hates TVs most of the time.  Combine the TV-B-Gone kit with an IR jammer and you can get and KEEP some piece and quiet…

  620. John Williams says:

    Better to watch the red blinky than TV.

  621. Sterling Anderson says:

    I would like to win something just once.

  622. nathan mouton says:


  623. Herbert Hoover says:

    A TV-B-Gone for the holidays? It IS a Wonderful Life!

  624. Koren Gaines says:

    look away from the tv

  625. Robert Powell says:

    Combine the kits and get a TV-B-Gone-At-A-Blinky-Time

  626. dombeef says:


  627. Anonymous says:

    Want this!

  628. Andrew William Huntley II says:

    Wow. Please enter me for this. Also, I agree, I need a smart-phone-b-gone.

  629. Nicholas Matthew Battafarano says:

    yet another great kit

  630. Andrew Turner says:

    Merry Christmas!

  631. Anonymous says:


  632. michael polk says:

    i cant wait

  633. Tod Stetson says:

    yay – love the kits!

  634. Gudrun 'Gudi' Thomassen says:

    Me please!

  635. Anonymous says:


  636. Andrew says:

    This looks like a fun set of kits!

  637. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting.

  638. Anonymous says:

    This could be it. I have a good feeling about this one. I might be the lucky one. Finally, a kit of my own..

    Oh, wait, that’s gas………

    Darn beenie-weenies.

  639. Tyler Stiffler says:

    good luck everyone

  640. Anonymous says:

    I have wanted to get one of these so badly!

  641. Anonymous says:


  642. Jim says:

    I could use one of these

  643. Anonymous says:

    Entering now…

  644. Nicholas Levandoski says:

    This is something I need!!

  645. Victor Lee says:

    Me wants!

  646. Aleksei Sebastiani says:

    I’d love it

  647. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun.

  648. brady wang says:


  649. Rea Weyrich says:

    My son is looking for something.  He is 18.  This kit may be a spark of creativity for him.

  650. Patrick Rich says:

    Sign me up!

  651. Anonymous says:


  652. Elizabeth Rodriguez says:


  653. Anonymous says:

    Yes please!

  654. Scott Bowden says:

    Pick me!

  655. Deborah Soltesz says:

    Would zapping all the noisy TVs tuned to sporting events in restaurants/bars count as “good” or “evil?”

  656. Overlord73978 says:

    This one’s worth it for just the tv b gone alone

  657. Reinhold Zepeda says:


  658. Mike Sawatzky says:

    I could make a minty red TV-B-Blinky!

  659. Daniel Heath says:


  660. Rogelio Toledo says:

    Looks neat!

  661. Anonymous says:

    Am I to late?

  662. a says:

    A comment.

  663. roberto says:

    Yes, please.

  664. Chris Arredondo says:


  665. Anonymous says:

    Sweet! Altoids!

  666. Daniel Shown says:

    srsly!  plz b gone, tv… unless you’re psychic… and then only if you play me Wicked and Joy.

  667. Anonymous says:

    More fun.

  668. Brandon Wachtel says:


  669. robertlim says:

    Me, me, me!!!

  670. Randy Havener says:

    Please please please

  671. earthenwall says:

    3 in 1!

  672. Mark Prelich says:

    One Please!

  673. Greg says:

     Three fun kits.

  674. Anonymous says:

    tv be gone wit pov, i hope i can make it soon 

  675. Victor Lee says:

    Pick me!

  676. Anonymous says:

    Please Santa, Ive been pretty good this year, kinda.

  677. George Stuart says:

    i hate tv!

  678. Anonymous says:

    sweet, entry!

  679. Kris Swanson says:

    Yes, please!

  680. Joseph Reilly says:


  681. John Walker says:

    All the good ones are together.  

  682. James Heath says:

    I love the idea of a phone b gone, but a tv b gone will do for now

  683. Stefanie Mixon Kompathoum says:

    I’ve got the Altoids tin and a builder-boy son ready to play.

  684. Anonymous says:


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