Bring the Heat!

Well kids, after an unexpected series of events, I have been selected as one of 5 semi-finalists for the FLIR Bring the Heat Maker Challenge, and I will be traveling to Las Vegas in January to show off my big fat idea at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

The contest, sponsored by FLIR and WIRED magazine, was to come up with a new product that incorporates FLIR's Lepton - an amazing infrared camera about the size of a dime. 

Yours Truly will be joined by four other scruffy hacker-types (Eric R.C. Holcomb, William Weatherholtz, Kai Wang & Brian Boatright) at the FLIR display booth for a final round of judging and the chance to win a 3D printer & a write-up in WIRED. (I'm not exactly sure what I would do with a 3D printer... probably print dinosaurs. For Benjamin. )


So What's Your Big Fat Idea, Cullen? 

Woah! Where's the fun in that? Instead of giving it all away right now, I'm going to spend the next month blogging the experience of trying to hack this prototype together. Check back in, I'll be working on this project from now until Jan 5th, 2017!

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