Every builder/maker/hacker has a deep dark desire to harness a freakin’ laser in their craft. You know it, we know it, and Full Spectrum Lasers knows it. Now’s your chance to win this 40 watt deluxe laser cutter!
The Theme: Light
Your project must focus on light in some way. Maybe you’re building an interesting solar oven, or possibly transmitting data using lasers. You could build a light show out of old projector parts, or make solar fiber-optic lighting for your home. Who knows, surprise us! The project somehow just has to deal with Light.
How will the winners be determined?
After the contest entries are all in, we will put up a vote for 1 week. Your votes help us decide, but ultimately we will choose based on who impressed us the most with their presentation and documentation.
When and How Do I need to submit my project?
All entries must be in by January1 . The most important part of the submission is being documented well. We don’t care if you host it on your page, on Make projects, or send it to us in a pdf. As long as it is easy to follow and full of pictures/videos. We would LOVE to have updates as you go. Let us know what you’re doing!
You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible. All shipping costs will be covered inside the continental US. If you’re outside the US, you can enter, but you will be responsible for shipping of the laser if you win (roughly.$300-$500).
When will you announce the winners?
Winners will be announced Friday, the 13th of January.
Third place: Adafruit’s EL wire starter pack.
yep, we’re giving away two bonus prizes! We are going to get a couple extra EL wire starter packs and send them to some lucky people. We will select one random twitter follower, and one random commenter from any post on our website for these additional prizes. These will be announced on January 1st.
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