Rules 1. All electronics are fair game (including all flavors of the 555/556/558). However, those deemed to not be using the 555 as a major component of their design will be penalized in judging. (i.e. using a microcontroller and only using the 555 for a small part of the application will not be as highly judged as someone using a 555 as the main controller in the design) 2. There are many circuits already out there, but we encourage original circuits AND original application. Don’t copy-paste circuits and don’t copy your peers. 3. You can submit as many times as you’d like but you have to submit separately for each category. 4. Must have sufficient documentation: Choice of video, schematic, images, whatever. You must be able to prove it works somehow and showcase the application. Decision as to whether it works or not is the final discretion of the judges. 5. All rules, categories and decisions are subject to change at any time. We’ll try our best to keep you updated on any decisions that we make and why we make them. 6. All entries must be submitted by March 1st, 2011. Yeah, it’s quick, but the world moves fast, and it’s motivation to get moving!
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