Ah, yes. It's that time of the year again when the summer building contest begins! With a recent shift of focus to custom PCBs and microcontrollers, the entries for this year should be incredible feats! For those of you who are unfamiliar with what exactly this contest is, here's a quick explanation. The Summer Building Contest is a competition hosted here on BitBuilt where anyone is able to enter and use their skills to make the best piece of modded hardware that they can. The winners are all picked by the community so the entrants will need to do their best to impress everyone with their creation in order to secure a spot in the top 3 and win prizes! We'll be using the same voting system as last year with manual checks to prevent people from making multiple accounts to boost their vote count. Here's a rundown of the way votes work for anyone unfamiliar with the system: Last year, we had several prizes offered that were either in development or not currently stocked at the time of the conclusion of the contest. In fact, there are still winners from last year who have yet to receive their prize. In order to prevent this from happening again, this year we will be seeking alternative prizes. If you've got suggestions, we'd love to hear them. The fee for entering the contest will remain the same as the past couple of years coming in at a whopping $2. Registering for the contest is the same as it's been for the last two years. If you need a refresher on how to register click here. The tentative schedule can be seen below: Code: April 27th - Registration opens for all users. May 11th - Registration closes for all users. The contest has officially begun! August 10th - The contest officially comes to a close. All completed entries must be submitted by this date. August 11th - Voting opens! August 18th - Voting comes to a close. August 25th - The winners are announced on the official BitBuilt YouTube channel! A separate post will be coming shortly detailing the rules of this year's contest. Since it will be the biggest one yet we want to make sure that everything is outlined and specified from the very beginning so make sure to read that as soon as it goes live and if you are unsure about anything please post your questions! It's going to be yet another awesome summer!