555 Contest winners to be announced tonight

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It’s been nearly two months since the official entry portion of the 555 timer contest came to a close, and the judges have been busy poring over the 200+ entries since. Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s just about time for the official results to be announced.

The results will be live streamed this evening at 9pm Eastern, and you can watch the results here on uStream or here, with an embedded IRC chat. There will be four main awards given out this evening, highlighting the most complex, most minimalistic, most artistic, and most useful 555 creations. There are also “Best in Show” and “Best Under 18” awards up for grabs, the winners of which were selected by celebrity judges Forrest Mims and Hans Camenzind.

The show will definitely be worth checking out – we’ll be there at 9pm sharp, see you there!

If you want to take a look at some of the 555 Contest entries we featured throughout February, check these out:

Mini nixie keychain

Le Dominoux – LED dominoes

555 timer from discrete components

Slide whistle toy

555 video game

Alien synth toy

555 Radio

Punch tape musical synth

Comments

  1. j s says:

    Isn’t Forrest M. Mims III retired?

  2. DerAxeman says:

    Damn, and I was just about finished with my 555 timer based cure for cancer

  3. LOL DerAxeman.

    You can forget to pay your bills, and you can forget your Grandma at the airport, but you better not forget to tune in to the 555 Contest Live Chat tonight!

    This is one event I do not want to miss… I have too much time involved in this contest myself ;-)

  4. drenehtsral says:

    For those who missed it, is there an archived page?

  5. js: “Isn’t Forrest M. Mims III retired?”

    Retired? What’s that? Please check out my science at http://www.forrestmims.org.

  6. beaglebreath says:

    Re: Forrest Mims III retirement.

    Forrest Mims,
    I bought my first mini-engineers notebook when I was in elementary school. I am now 40 tears old with wife & two kids, college degree and own two businesses. I am looking across my desk to my bookshelf at two of the mini-notebooks and the Engineer’s Notebook (stuffed between Halliday & Resnick’s third edition of Physics and one of Ed Nisley’s embedded PC books.)

    I “discovered” Jeri Ellsworth a couple months ago and noticed you posting messages to her.

    (with respect) I was surprised to find out that you are alive.

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