Countdown Ticking for Spectrum/Make DIY Contest

If you're a do-it-yourself type, the clock is running on submitting your latest electronics innovation to the IEEE Spectrum/Make DIY Contest. The magazines have extended the entry deadline to 9 September at midnight (ET). So now is the time to finalize your submission and get it into the hands of the judges. If your invention wins, you'll get prominent recognition at one of the world's premiere DIY events, the annual Maker Faire, as well as exposure in the magazines, which reach a readership of more than a million people who share your interests.

To enter, send a brief description of your project and an estimate of how much it cost; also include a photo, a parts list, and a schematic, if possible. You can e-mail the submission to spectrum-diy-contest@ieee.org or snail-mail it to Spectrum/Make DIY Contest, 3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York NY 10016-5997, USA.

The winner will receive: coverage of his or her project in Spectrum and Make; and a free trip to the Maker Faire at the Travis County Fairgrounds, in Austin, Tex., on 20-21 October, where the project will be given a prominent demo. Runners-up will receive free issues of Make, a Spectrum ball cap, and a citation in the contest results in Spectrum magazine.

So get in the running. If you're proud of your work, show it off to the rest of the world. Enter the IEEE Spectrum/Make DIY Contest today.

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