Entries must consist of:
- An EDA design for a printed circuit board. (including a schematic and a pcb design files, including generated gerber files. (Edit 2015-11-21: Gerber files must be sufficient to create a copy of the board. Includes Excellon drill files.)
- A bill of materials.
- Information about the purpose and usage of the project.
- Images of an assembled version of the project.
Stuff that we let you decide about:
- PCBs may have any amount of layers.
- Jumper wires and component connections in the air are allowed.
- Components choices are not restricted; components may be overhanging.
The following restraints are placed:
total printed circuit boards required for a single copy of an entry
must fit completely within a 1 inch by 1 inch square. (It may also be smaller.)
- Should such a copy of an entry require multiple separate circuit boards, they must be panelized by the entrant to fit within the aforementioned dimensions.
- Every account on hackaday.io may enter no more than 10 projects.
- Your design must follow the OSHW guidelines: http://tiny.cc/8aos3x
- The PCB must actually work, (amendment 2015-11-09: "fulfill its purpose") and you must demonstrate this with pictures or videos.
- A link to your project page must be posted as a comment on the contest page by November 24, 2015.
- Finalized schematics, BOMs, and design documents, as outlined above, must be posted on your project's page by December 8, 2015. [This has been postponed by one week after the original end date.]
- Pictures of assembled projects must be posted on your project's page by December 22, 2015. EDIT: Extended to DECEMBER 28, 2015 at 14:00 PST as of Dec 22, 2015
- All these deadlines are at 23:59 UTC on the specified date, unless otherwise specified.
- The judges, which are all users listed as contributors on this project, will decide on the winning projects in the weeks after December 22,2015.
- Community voting rounds may be held as early as November 24, 2015.
- The results from community voting won't directly influence the winner of the contest, but judges may take them into consideration during judging.
- Judges will rate designs based on usefulness, innovation, creativity, and engineering.
- Users may win more than one prize, should the judges feel this makes sense.
- Rules outlined in this section are subject to change.
Edit: @danjovic has created a checklist and posted it in a project log on #AVeRCADE: https://hackaday.io/project/7941-avercade/log/27385-contest-entry-checklist
(For reference only, your design must still follow the rules as posted on this page!)