We have the winners of the Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest

Staff deliberations are over and the winners of our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest have been chosen. A large percentage of the entries got votes from the TR staff, but in the end, three crazy ideas rose to the top.

First place goes to long-time gerbil ludi and the Coolin'art. In ludi's own words, the Coolin'art is all about "bringing the convenience of the kitchen to the PC accessories market." Ludi went above and beyond the contest requirements by building, and apparently testing a prototype of the design. The deliciously grisly image below is quite illustrative of the project. I wonder what the dBA rating on that sucker is, and whether that measurement includes screaming.

Our second place winner is lilbuddhaman's RGB Anywhere!!! I, for one, chuckled at the "eye irritant" warning label. The real joke is probably on all of us, though, because it seems like this product is already out in the marketplace, at least judging from the looks of a lot of motherboards and peripherals out there. At any rate, any invention with instructions that read "spray onto any surface, apply voltage" is A-okay in our book.

Our caffeine-powered panel selected layerup's CPBrew as our third place winner. The entry post suggests that wasting all the perfectly good heat your CPU generates is less than ideal. Why not instead use it to heat water to the perfect temperature for a cup of coffee? I didn't check the math, but layerup suggests that just an eight-and-a-half minute session of CPU-heavy computer usage would impart just the right amount of energy to your brewing water for a hot cup of joe.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone that entered the contest. Thanks again to Fractal for giving us some extra prizes to give away. Adam Eiberger, our biz guy, will be contacting the winners by PM to let them pick their prize.

Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • SoM
    • 2 years ago

    grats to all.

    ludi, i’ll kickstart you

    • DragonDaddyBear
    • 2 years ago

    Congrats to you all. I almost entered just to try for the Fur case. My daughter (4) would have gotten a kick out of it.

    • toki
    • 2 years ago

    I love these kinds of contests, they are so great. Congrats to the winners!

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 2 years ago

    Thanks TR, thanks Fractal, and here’s hoping ludi passes on the most coveted Fur E prize.

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      I think you mean covfurted.

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 2 years ago

    Thanks every one for all the fun!

    Congrats to winners!

    • Dposcorp
    • 2 years ago

    Is whats-his-name impressed? Thats all I really care about these days.

    • ludi
    • 2 years ago

    And here I was rooting for the CPU-powered moonshine still.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    Ludi deserves his win but I cannot overstate how entertained I am by lillbuddahman.

    [quote<][b<]MADE IN USA[/b<] (china)[/quote<]

    • layerup
    • 2 years ago

    Oh wow, the competition was quite fierce. Shout out to Ludi for his sketch, and bhtooefr for the gas powered mobile computer.

    Looks like it time to get the computer assemble squad together….. [url<]http://i.imgur.com/G2tL78W.jpg[/url<]

      • bhtooefr
      • 2 years ago

      You actually doing the math on yours was a nice touch, too.

      That was a tough competition indeed (and I had a feeling the Coolin’art was going to win).

    • meerkt
    • 2 years ago

    Congrats winners.

    Though, disappointing that the prizes don’t include seed funding to help mass-marketize the invention.

      • ludi
      • 2 years ago

      They say no PC upgrade is complete without a blood sacrifice to the upgrade gods. I offer them an entire buffet.

    • Duct Tape Dude
    • 2 years ago

    Congrats to the winners! I really enjoyed this contest, it was sort of a glimpse into the creative background of each entrant.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Spinning blades of death, LSD rainbows in a can, and coffee.

    Well deserved wins all around.

    • Takeshi7
    • 2 years ago

    Congratulations to the winners.

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