The Gadget Smackdown returns!
Are you a geek who has successfully rolled up your shirtsleeves to overcome the kind of diabolical challenges inherent in bringing good engineering ideas to life at work? Do you like to dream up, code, wire, solder, hammer, and glue together weird electronic inventions of your own creation at night and on the weekends? Do you enjoy teaching and/or love to hear yourself talk? And do you live to win?
If so, step up now (and at the same time earn the respect and accolades of your engineering peers!) by entering to participate in our Gadget Smackdown!, happening April 1-2 at 4pm and April 3 at 12pm in the EE Times Fantastical Theater of Engineering Innovation at the EE Live! Conference and Expo at the San Jose Convention Center. It's open to all attendees.
Each contestant will get five minutes in front of a live audience to present a brief overview, in 20 slides or less, of the general operating principles of his or her gadget, demo it, and convince the audience of its merits. The winner will be selected based on the readings of a digital applause-o-meter, which itself will be entered into the competition by its developer.
Also expect to see an exciting entry this year by TI's Jason Kridner, shown below with his legendary Beaglebone StacheCam. (Check out his matching plastic stache ring!)
If you're interested (and we really hope you are!), please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Description of gadget
- Photos and/or supplementary documentation
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