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Photography by Bob Murata

Twenty-five teams, 1 box of parts, 4 hours, winner takes all — welcome to the 2008 XD Design Build Prize.

By Gever Tulley

Sometimes you come across an object, device, or tool so compelling that you make up excuses to use it. This is how I feel about the Arduino, an open source, low-cost, easy-to-use electronics prototyping system designed to be used by people of all skill levels, from rank beginner to high wizard (see MAKE, Volume 07, page 52, “Arduino Fever”).

That’s why I hosted a contest at an internal Technology Summit held biennially by Adobe Systems, where I work as a senior computer scientist, ...

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