This is probably the nerdiest contest that you will ever enter — which in and of itself is a great reason to enter!
I have decided to give away a set of official unpopulated Tricorder boards from the first ever runs! If you get the Science Tricorder Mark 1 boards, they will include the motherboard and sensor board (but not the power board — I’m afraid I’m fresh out), and I’ll also try to include some parts along with them if you’d like to build them. The Science Tricorder Mark 2 boards are more impressive to look at, but I’m fresh out of parts for them, so they’ll likely be just the bare boards.
Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win: Describe (in a sentence or two) how you would use or your favorite use for a Tricorder either in the comments to this blog post, or in this forum post. On April 15th I’ll read them, and randomly select from the best and most creative or thought-provoking a winner.
The fine print: remember to be sure to log in/register (it only takes a second), and to include your e-mail address when registering so I have a way of contacting the winner. If, after announcing the winner, I can’t get in contact with them after a few days, then I’ll randomly select a different winner. If you’re outside of North America and shipping the package would be excessively difficult or expensive, I may have to select a different winner as well (my apologies ahead of time if this is the case). I’ll also reserve the right to be sneaky and change the rules if something comes up, add more sets of boards to the prizes if there’s a lot of interest, and cheer you on!
Have fun and be creative.