Built a clever gizmo? Wanna sell it online? Got a contest for ya

Built a clever gizmo?  Wanna sell it online?  Got a contest for ya

Miracle Cube Timer from Datexx. For more inspiration, head on over to our partner blog Design News.

Have you built, or have you got a wicked scheme to build, an electronic gizmo you might want to sell? Today we’re launching our first “Gadget Freak” contest, seeking the cleverest, best-documented, and most marketable homemade gadget build. Details are available on the contest landing page, but here’s the gist of it: The first place winner gets a thousand bucks plus a chance to sell their winning gadget as a kit through Makers Market. Second- and third-place winners get $500 and $100, respectively. “Gadget,” for contest purposes, means a device, involving electronic components, with sensing, motion, timing and/or networking elements. Entry form is here. Runs through July 13, California time. Co-sponsored by the good folks at Alibre, Allied Electronics, and Texas Instruments.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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