The next podcast is coming… In the meantime, if you want to ask a question in the podcast, record it as a mp3 and email it to podcast [at hackaday dot com]. If you’re wondering, I will do the next edition in mp3 – no more m4a stuff.
Now, to answer a few questions about the Design Challenge.
What kind of circuit should it be?
Anything from a personal massage speed controller to a miniature omelet maker. Whatever you can fit on the board, ok.
Will you extend the deadline?
No. If you want to send us something later, we’ll still take it. [but you’ll be a bit late to win any prizes]
How many entries can we submit?
No limit, but don’t go nuts, ok?
How big can it be?
The board will be credit card dimensions, but a standard thickness (think FR-4 or something) No, we don’t care how big the components are.
Do the components need to be available from somewhere like mouser/digikey?
I’d hope so. We don’t want to have to reclaim parts from sunken Russian submarines to build the circuit.
How can I submit it?
Put it online and send in a tip, or ask where to send it via the tips line. Either way, use the tips line.