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Coming up: BOTY contest
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:43:48 PM »
As is tradition every year, we will be having a 2018 Build of the Year contest which will be launching on Dec. 1st. This will give everyone a chance to vote on their favorite build of 2018 from the mbp community and will include prizes for the winner and runners-up. I am also thinking of running a second contest in tandem for folks who would like to be in a contest but maybe are less confident about their actual build techniques. The second contest is not focused on actual builds but rather creative use of DIY pedals. Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed). What do you guys think of this idea? I'm also thinking I could supply an optional audio file of just a simple bass/drums/keys sequence that could be used in the submission (although would not be required; a pre-existing performance or audio clip would also be fine).

In any case, I am putting in a request for any additional sponsors for runners up prizes if you are inclined. This could be in the form of a small gift certificate to a PCB shop or parts supplier or just something cool you would donate to a participant. If you would like to sponsor the contest, please PM or email me at madbean AT gmail.com.

I'll have the final details of the contest(s) up later this week!
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 09:39:43 PM »
What a great idea


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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 10:09:40 PM »
Iím up for submitting my VFE Mega Pedal build!

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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 01:28:53 AM »
The second contest is not focused on actual builds but rather creative use of DIY pedals. Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed). What do you guys think of this idea?

I like this idea! Pedals that can oscillate (like the No Name Flange) are something that springs to mind.
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 08:17:32 AM »
Iím up for submitting my VFE Mega Pedal build!
Can I vote for that one more than once? ;D
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 08:27:57 AM »
Iím up for submitting my VFE Mega Pedal build!
Can I vote for that one more than once? ;D

I think we might have to pay fair.child NOT to enter, haha. That thing is so crazy.
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 10:48:16 AM »
Can I get my Biphase finished in time ?Ņ??

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 11:20:47 AM »
I have done probably 6 all year, but apparently I have only painted and decaled 2. My bi-phase is mostly just sharpee.


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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 02:19:15 PM »
As is tradition every year, we will be having a 2018 Build of the Year contest which will be launching on Dec. 1st. This will give everyone a chance to vote on their favorite build of 2018 from the mbp community and will include prizes for the winner and runners-up. I am also thinking of running a second contest in tandem for folks who would like to be in a contest but maybe are less confident about their actual build techniques. The second contest is not focused on actual builds but rather creative use of DIY pedals. Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed). What do you guys think of this idea? I'm also thinking I could supply an optional audio file of just a simple bass/drums/keys sequence that could be used in the submission (although would not be required; a pre-existing performance or audio clip would also be fine).

In any case, I am putting in a request for any additional sponsors for runners up prizes if you are inclined. This could be in the form of a small gift certificate to a PCB shop or parts supplier or just something cool you would donate to a participant. If you would like to sponsor the contest, please PM or email me at madbean AT gmail.com.

I'll have the final details of the contest(s) up later this week!

Dino and I will happily throw a few pcbs in the mix for prizes.

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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 02:14:14 PM »
Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed).

Does this count as "creative use"?  ;D ;D
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 03:53:49 PM »
Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed).

Does this count as "creative use"?  ;D ;D
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5m5x0dmlI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5m5x0dmlI</a>

You seem to have built a Yaktooter.
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 09:03:36 PM »
Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed).

Does this count as "creative use"?  ;D ;D

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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2018, 03:48:18 AM »
I'll throw something into the cauldron of prizes from Nucleon. I hope to have some nice new projects ready soon, but I'll formalize the exact prize later on. Looking forward to all those fab builds.

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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2018, 09:14:33 AM »
Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed).

Does this count as "creative use"?  ;D ;D
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Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2018, 12:43:25 AM »
My vote is for the fart machine!

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The second contest is not focused on actual builds but rather creative use of DIY pedals. Specifically, a contest that requires an audio submission of some kind of creative or unique use of pedals you have built (regardless of year completed)

I think this is a really cool idea!