Announcing the Build-a-BUG Challenge winners. Thanks to all who entered!
By PopSci StaffPosted 08.06.2008 at 12:05 pm 2 Comments
Last December, we launched the PopSci.com/Bug Labs Build-a-BUG Challenge. Users were tasked with building their ultimate BUG based off the BUGbase and BUGmodules—an open, modular consumer-electronics hardware and Web-services platform that you can use like Legos to build practically any gadget you can dream up.
The second-prize contest called for future module ideas. Bug Labs has more than 80 upcoming BUGmodules spec'd and in the pipeline, but that didn't stop you from sending in a slew of wholly unique and innovative ideas.
So without further ado (and in no particular order), below are our contest winners Congratulations to them and to all who entered, and keep an eye out for future PopSci contests.
Peter Semmelhack freaks out the freaks at SXSW Interactive
By Jacob WardPosted 03.10.2008 at 5:14 pm 0 Comments
You've never seen a group of programmers and designers flip out over someone like they did over Peter Semmelhack, CEO of open-source gadget company Bug Labs, at SXSW this morning. (That is, unless you were at Jonathan Coulton's show at the PopSci.com party last night. Grown men pulling their thinning hair and jumping up and down, that sort of thing. But Semmelhack's crowd came close, and they were sober.)
We've received some great ideas, and will continue to do so until April 1, 2008. Now's your chance to win the coolest open source hardware platform around!
By John MahoneyPosted 02.14.2008 at 12:46 pm 0 Comments
As entries continue to roll in for our Build-a-BUG challenge, we're excited to announce that you've got a little extra time to polish that first- or second-prize entry. We'll now accept entries for both prize levels until April 1, 2008.
Were excited to announce that were launching a special PopSci.com contest with Bug Labs, the folks behind BUG, the open, modular consumer-electronics hardware and Web-services platform that you can use like Legos to build practically any gadget you can dream up. And even more exciting, the grand prize will be a BUGbase and the first batch of four BUGmodules!