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RESULTS: MacroFab Design Contest: Blink an LED Sponsored by Mouser Electronics

Howdy, everyone! Today we have the contest results for the MacroFab Design Contest: Blink an LED Sponsored by Mouser Electronics. I would like to thank everyone who spent the time to design and build a project that incorporated blinking LEDs and entered the contest. I will also like to thank our four guest judges for volunteering their time and energy to help us judge the entries. The judges are (in no particular order):

Each entry to the contest was judged based on how awesome and unique the project was, the project’s completeness, and if the project conformed to the contest rules and category the project was entered into. The winners of each category will receive a cash prize of $500 USD. The MacroFab Engineering Podcast Favorite category winner will be announced on this week’s podcast episode number 138.


Blink an LED Winners!

Pragmatic Blinky

Dillon with the Disintegrated LM3909 – 1.5V LED Flasher

Most Complicated Blink

Paul Gallagher with The Bouncy Thief LED Blinking Machine

Wearable blink

Gerben with the Led eyelashes


Notable Entries

loxodes‘ project LED Blinking via Substrate Integrated Waveguide

bobricius‘ project Solar-powered flashing LED heart pendant

MagicWolfi‘s project MEP LED would win the award “kids, don’t try this at home” if there was one


Wrapping Up

Congratulations to the three winners and again thank you to everyone that entered into the MacroFab Design Contest: Blink an LED Sponsored by Mouser Electronics. The support from our community was overwhelming! I am personally looking forward to the next design contest we put together. Feel free to email us with cool contest ideas. Stay tuned to this Wednesday’s episode of the MacroFab Engineering Podcast #138 for the winner of the Podcast Favorite.