Win a laser etched iPad contest REMINDER – Contest sponsored by EPILOG laser with Gizmodo & Adafruit

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Ok folks, this is it! You have just a couple more days to win an iPad etched by us (Adafruit Industries) – we are doing a contest with Gizmodo and Epilog laser. You have two options to try and win: you can either design the flat-out coolest and most aesthetically pleasing image possible. Or, you can design something that is so embarrassing that you’d be shamed into never taking the iPad out of the house. The best of each extreme will make it onto an iPad and go to the designers. Send your entries in to contests@gizmodo.com with “iPad Design Entry” in the subject line. Mention in the body of the email whether or not it’s a beautiful design or an embarrassing one. Get your entries in by midnight PST April 3. Oh, and the contest is only open to U.S. residents over the age of 18.

We are a judge, you folks know what we like – good luck, we hope you make something very cool and win 🙂


As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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