March 2, 2011

555 Contest ends

There are apparently 238 entries in the 555 Contest. How totally, incomprehensibly cool! I can't wait to see some more of the projects and see who the winners are. So far there's no official catalog of entries on the contest website so I'm surfing YouTube looking at the easily discoverable videos.

March 1, 2011

Coming Online, and the 555 Contest

I'm just now getting the website set up and WordPress configured. Hopefully I'll figure it all out before I get visitors to my site.

In other news, the 555 contest ends today at midnight EST. I'm just amazed by this contest. Jeri and Chris had an idea, they tweeted about it, and were able to put together a high-profile electronics design contest and solicit quite a few prizes from major sponsors. Kudos to Jeri Ellsworth and Chris Gammell for putting this together; it's not every day you see an entire worldwide online community come together. This contest will live on in engineering folklore, I'm sure.

I can't wait to see the entries.