Electricity For All

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/30/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 12/2/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Electricity For All
Contest Directions: [ With the upcoming holiday preparations the demand is on the rise for electrical decorations. Many consumers are stacking up "anything electrical" despite the high electricity bills they will face. ]
Electricity was invented by rubbing cats backwards. Which means every time you play a stereo somebody rubs a cat the wrong way. Please think about kittens next time you pay your electricity bill.
In this contest you are asked to electrify non-electrical things. Electrify them by adding wires, lights, sockets, electronics, etc. Your object of electrification should not be a live being (No robot dogs, zombie robots, people robots, electric fish, or plants / fruit). Example of entries could be electrified plumbing tools, sports equipment, dishes & cups, school items. Electrification of larger objects (e.g. Washington Monument) is also allowed.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/30/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 12/2/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 14
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
14 pictures
  • Frodo's Electric Sword Razor

    Frodo's Electric Sword Razor
        • Great idea! Very well put together...

        • Congrats on the win, and welcome to FreakingNews!
  • Personal Electronic Safety Helmet

    Personal Electronic Safety Helmet
  • Baby in a Microwave Baby Bath

    Baby in a Microwave Baby Bath
        • Yeah. This is hilarious. Have you heard about the woman who microwaved her baby? Now, they will probably boil 'em. More's the pity.
        • It is a good chop, but I agree with blearyeye, it perhaps wasn't the best timing after the woman was convicted in her child's death.
  • Electrified Toilet Plunger

    Electrified Toilet Plunger
        • I especially like the little crotch polisher in the front. Where can I get one of those?
  • Wired Tennis Ball

    Wired Tennis Ball
        • Good idea. Good source image. But the racquet is highly blurred. So it is not very recognizable as a tennis ball unless one reads the comment.
  • Apple Egg MP3 Player

    Apple Egg MP3 Player
        • The egg is 3D and added items look 2D. Text & lights should follow the contour of the egg I would think.
        • wow the full view is really great nice touch ups.. i like it and ya i agree with the keb
  • Candle Light Lamp

    Candle Light Lamp
  • Electronoc Sandwich

    Electronoc Sandwich
        • Tell the Truth. Did you actually eat the sandwich in this picture?

        • lol

          [Edited by User on 12/1/2006 7:38:52 PM]
        • Good idea - i's different. But a litle level editing would have helped.
  • iMirror Electronic Mirror

    iMirror Electronic Mirror
        • Nice idea. But is it off-theme? I mean the contest is not abou tnew product ideas. As such it looks like a monitor screen with a webcam, which would be wired anyway, wouldn't it?Didn't take much work .Creative License vote...!
        • Well, I tried to take the concept "mirror" and figure how a wired version would work. Almost every component was separately drawn or assembled from 5 sources in 10 layers and ]2 hours of work. That was enough for me!
  • Hand Waving Statue of Lincoln

    Hand Waving Statue of Lincoln
        • Cute concept. Didn't take much work though.
        • Again, it is not obvious here that the hand is waving or wired. The socket is too blurred. An animation gif here would have been great.
  • New Electric Brick Iron

    New Electric Brick Iron
  • Rolling Stones Urinal

    Rolling Stones Urinal
  • Electric Nike Shoes

    Electric Nike Shoes
  • Electric Acoustic Guitar

    Electric Acoustic Guitar
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Shoppers in the California Valley region are looking at more than price tags and competition from their neighbors when they begin looking for holiday lights to be used at their homes. Southern California Edison, the electricity provider that supplies electricity to approximately 120,000 customers in the area, wants people who intend to display holiday lights to pay attention to watts and kilowatt hours. The power company reminds customers that saving energy is important because of the state's multi-tiered rate system. Usage at the holiday season can boot a customer up to higher electricity bills. By way of example, a 150 bulb of icicle like exterior lights will cost a customer about $6.41 for 30 days. However, a 20 bulb string of standard outdoor lights will cost $3.15 for the same time period. Edison is suggesting that its customers use an automatic timer to control when holiday lights actually are turned on. The company also reminds people of safety precautions. This includes keeping electrical connections off of the ground as well as away from moisture. In addition, customers are told to use plastic zip cords as opposed to staples, nails or tacks to hang holiday lights.