Buildlounge and Full Spectrum Lasers are giving away a laser cutter!



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.

Tell me more about the prizes!
First place: Full Spectrum Lasers 40watt Deluxe CO2 laser cutter .
Second place: A WickedLasers Core series green laser.
Third place: Adafruit’s EL wire starter pack.

Bonus prizes?
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.

 

Now, How about some pictures and a video to get you excited about that laser!

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13 Comments

  1. Jeremy October 7, 2011 4:10 pm  Reply

    Does it actually have to get built? Because I have a great idea for a project involving light, but there’s no useful place around me to utilize it =

    • Mark October 7, 2011 4:24 pm  Reply

      I think that yes, the project would have to be completed. Feel free to share your project idea with us though, maybe someone else can build it!

  2. Jordan October 7, 2011 4:54 pm  Reply

    How do we submit a project? Is there a submission form, or do we email someone?

    I have been working on a project that will be perfect for this!

    • Mark October 7, 2011 5:13 pm  Reply

      Look up at the top right of the page. There should be a “submit a tip” button. I should have been more clear on that.

  3. Pablo Ferro October 7, 2011 8:55 pm  Reply

    Great! I´d love to have one of those. This could be of great help for me and my partners. I have some ideas already going on.

  4. Will October 7, 2011 9:29 pm  Reply

    Would a Persistence of Vision display be acceptable? It used LED’s.

    • Mark October 7, 2011 9:43 pm  Reply

      Absolutely!

  5. Matt October 8, 2011 2:07 am  Reply

    Would it be acceptable to have a team project submitted? I am on a FIRST robotics team, and would like to know whether we would be able to participate without having all members be above 18.

    • Mark October 8, 2011 9:25 am  Reply

      Yes, teams and hackerspaces can apply.

  6. Darkfibre October 8, 2011 5:19 am  Reply

    Is this aimed at an international public?
    Can everyone apply? Or is this only for U.S.?

    • Darkfibre October 8, 2011 5:20 am  Reply

      Blah. My bad. can’t read.

      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).

  7. dnar October 10, 2011 3:21 am  Reply

    I have just completed a light project, can I submit a completed project?

    • Mark October 10, 2011 7:52 am  Reply

      Sure, I don’t see why not

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