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Wednesday, November 18 • 3:50pm - 4:20pm
The Spectacular Sensors Smackdown

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Engineers are the original DIY’ers, with the know-how and creative genius to build their own gadgets—from highly practical devices to just plain old silly and fun creations. Many of these inventions showcase sensors and switches in action, from an animatronic graveyard display for Halloween to a machine that uses motion detection to dispense pet treats.

We invite you to tell us about the most clever gadget you’ve ever built. Wow us, and you could be named a contestant in our first annual Spectacular Sensors Smackdown. In rapid-fire, five minute video demonstrations, five participants will demonstrate their DIY gadgets, describing how they work and the underlying technologies used. Event attendees will vote online in real time for their favorite gadget, with the winner taking home a prize!

Participants for the competition, aired online, will be selected on the basis of novelty and engineering ingenuity of their designs. Five candidates will be asked to demo their gadgets in five-minute videos for the live competition.

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Matt Hamblen

Editor, Fierce Electronics

Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:50pm - 4:20pm EST