Epilog Mystery Box Contest Update

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Image: Jonathan LiuImage: Jonathan Liu

Image: Jonathan Liu

As August draws to a close, we reflect on such profound topics as the end of summer, the beginning of school, and how few days we have left before the Epilog Mystery Box contest concludes.

If you haven’t been following along, laser maestros Epilog are offering a custom-engraved iPod Touch to the creator of the coolest “mystery box.” Now, what do we mean by mystery box? The contest originated after Epilog grooved on John Park’s laser-cut Mystery Box project. The thought was, people could submit their own projects and the coolest entry would win the prize.

Truth be told, it’s a bit of a non sequitur because the entries don’t have to be mysterious or even boxes. Just make something really cool that holds stuff, then submit it. Take a look at Jonathan Liu’s awesome Temari ball. Certainly not a box, but very much in keeping with the spirit of the original.

Here are the rules:

* Your creation is due September 30th.

* One entry per person.

* The contest is open to everyone. We forgot to exclude GeekDad contributors so Jonathan’s submission is still valid — I’ll just recuse myself from voting on the winner, in the interests of fairness.

* Use any materials and techniques you want. The only component not optional is coolness.

(Check out the full rules and find out how to submit your project here.)

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