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 Post subject: Workbench Design Challenge Winners!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:33 am 
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The $100 Workbench Design Challenge Winners!

I had quite a few entries in response to the challenge and I have to say it was a lot tougher to determine a clear winner than I thought it would be! After much soul searching, internal arguments, sleepless nights (ok, maybe a coin toss or two), the prizes went to the following entrants:

3rd Place – Nicholas Kuckuck of Roseburg, OR
Though only 13 years old, Nicholas did a thorough job of researching parts and tools. He was one of the first entrants to choose “surpriseâ€



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:07 pm 
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cograts to all the winners :D

i was just in chandler AZ 3 weeks ago.. i wanted so much to goto FRYS electronics place, but 25.00 for a 1 way taxi is out of my budget.
was stranded at the sheraton wildhorse pass and resort
i know i didn;t spell that right, its not like i am there everyday :P
anyway i was there for a class / test for the week..
my work wouldn't spring for a rental car :( tight wads..
so i didn;t get to see any of the sights at all..SIGH.
maybe next time if ever, i might have better luck


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:32 am 
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As promised, here are the entries from all the folks that participated in the contest:

1st-Place-AndrewAyers
2nd-place-JessLewis
3rd-place-NicholasKuckuck
A.Z. Hailu
Bob Hyland
Charles Bowen
Harry Chiu
Matthew Fox
Matthew Nuzum
Pierce Jensen
Russell Kincaid

Also, I wanted to let all the winners and entrants know that Parallax will be shipping your prizes direct to you!

NOTE: If you didn't send me a complete mailing address, you will need to get in touch with me so that I can get a correct address to the folks at Parallax! Not that I'm naming any names... Harry.. :smile:

Congrats to the winners and my thanks again to all those who participated! :cool:



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 Post subject: Congratulations and Thanks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Vern for a great idea.

This is probably the most concise set of electronics workbench ideas ever assembled.

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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations and Thanks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:41 pm 
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Forrest Mims III wrote:
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Vern for a great idea.

This is probably the most concise set of electronics workbench ideas ever assembled.

Forrest M. Mims III
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Thank you! :grin:

Of course, IMHO there's one collection of books every electronics workbench should have!

Image

Never out of arms-reach here!

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 Post subject: Vern's Workbench
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:28 pm 
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As I noted in an aside to Vern, the surface of his workbench is identical to the workbench I used back in the early 1970s. A photo of it is at http://www.sunandsky.org/MITS_History.php

I still use a plywood workbench--but the one in the photo linked above has been retired for sentimental reasons.

Forrest

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