Hi Arduino lovers,
My name’s Matt Brawn and I’m working as the Online Community Manager for the newly launched PUSH N900 USA competition from Nokia and wondered if this may be of interest to any of you guys.
As you may already know, we ran a global PUSH N900 competition back in October that sought hackers/modders and designers to hack the N900 handset. It was a great success, with five great winning teams, all of whom received N900 devices to hack, funding for their development and a trip to London to showcase their finalized products. You can check out these five winning hacks that were showcased on 4th Feb in London here: http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/the-teams/
The reason I’m posting this up on the Arduino forum, is that a lot of the winning teams used Arduino as an integral part of their N900 hacks.
Nokia have just launched the PUSH N900 “Mod In The USA” competition, a chance for American hackers and modders to create something cool running from a N900. It could literally be anything, just as long as it’s innovative and pushes the N900!
There’s great scope for the developers to gain international recognition, support for their development and, if they win the competition, a $10,000 cash prize, plus $5k and $3k for 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
We’ve got the USA specific website up and running and the hackers/developers have until mid February to submit their ideas.
Here’s the official website: http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/usa/
Discussion wiki: http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/usa/discussion
Get in touch with me should you have any questions/need any more information, and of course feel free to pass the message on to people you think may be interested.