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    Every month Ben, Karen, and Felix discuss top build suggestions submitted by viewers. If your build idea is mentioned you win a free Ben Heck T-Shirt!

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    Top Build Winners for October 2016
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    Congratulations to the October 2016 New Build Idea Winners: beacon_dave for haptic robotic controller, keilun for Sega Megadrive / Nintendo Nes/SNES Cartridge Jukebox, f5kn for Ben Heck's Console Wars 2: The sequel!, neoh69 for Cable tracer, and linuxgnuru for Mastermind game using LEDs!

     

     

    Submit your build idea for a chance to win!

     

     

     

    Top Build Winners for August 2016
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    And the August 2016 Monthly New Build Idea Winners Presented by element14 and Announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are: orcinus for Controller specifically for women/smaller hands, crispy1610 for Penny pusher arcade machine, geertrobberecht for oscillators and synths, mrb23 for Car Media Centre Idea, and steve.audia for NEC PC Engine (TG16) Ultimate Multi-System!

     

    You too can be a winner if you join the conversation at element14!

     

    Submit your build idea for a chance to win Ben Heck T-shirts or enter giveaways and contests to win more free stuff!

     

    Top Build Winners for July 2016
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    And the July 2016 Monthly New Build Idea Winners Presented by element14 and Announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are: jakojj77 for Kerbal Space Program Controller, 1stage for Collapsible MAME Arcade Cabinetryan120504@gmail.com for Raspberry pi + RC car, chris2029 for Heckendor Amiga 600 Laptop with 030 or 020 expansion, and killerc470 for Raspberry pi 3 car radio!

     

    You too can be a winner if you join the conversation at element14!

     

    Submit your build idea for a chance to win Ben Heck T-shirts or enter giveaways and contests to win more free stuff!

     

    Top Build Winners for June 2016
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    And the June 2016 Monthly New Build Idea Winners Presented by element14 and Announced by Ben and Karen are: keilun for Universal driver board for RPi, castvee8 for Small hobby/maker type machines, loafslice for Thermal Paper (Receipt Printer) Camera, guerillagrue for The Ultimate DB9 Gamepad, and anovell for Any ideas to repurpose old blackberry phones?!

     

    You too can be a winner if you join the conversation at element14!

     

    Submit your build idea for a chance to win Ben Heck T-shirts or enter giveaways and contests to win more free stuff!

     

    Top Build Winners for May 2016
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    And the May 2016 Monthly New Build Idea Winners Presented by element14 and Announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are: computer_engineer for Frameless MIDI Laser Harp, rider51 for Power-Outage time counterfvan for Vacuum Former, tb1012 for Diy Projector, and wtippet for Build Idea!

     

    Its never too late to be a winner and join the conversation at element14!

     

    Submit your build idea for a chance to win Ben Heck T-shirts or enter giveaways for cool prizes!

     

     

    Top Build Winners for April 2016
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    And the April 2016 Monthly New Build Idea Winners Presented by element14 and announced by Ben and Karen are: feighery for An alternative hide and seek., foolishleader for It is portable because it is a Yoga mat that sounds like bubble wrap, programmathew for EEG keyboard, koifish for Create a lighter, faster Sega Game Gear using existing Plug'n'Play Clone , and unixbob for What can a 1980's 8 bit computer do?!

     

    You too can be a winner next month by joining the conversation at element14!

     

    Submit your build idea and you too could be winner!

    Top Build Winners for March 2016
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    And the March 2016 New Build Ideas Winners Presented by element14 and announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are: Kyosho for Convert a 3D printer to dispense solder paste  erhan9049 for A smart foosball table, miro2424 for Two person pinball machine., thecadence for Windows Laptop, frezik for Robotic Turtle for Logo Graphics, and beacon_dave for Coin-sorting piggy-bank/charity bottle with value display!

     

    Turn your great idea into a Ben Heck T-shirt and join the discussion at element14! (thunderous applause!)

     

    Submit your build idea so you can be a winner too!

     

    Top Build Winners for February 2016
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    And the February 2016 New Build Ideas Winners Presented by element14 and announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are:  stebu for 3D Watchdog, manofsc1ence for TRS-80 Model 100 Modernization, switchblade for SD Card backup device, paulie83 for Bluetooth Super Nintendo Controller, and akgrown99567 for If you were interviewing Ben Heck, what would you ask him?!

     

    That's all for now folks hope you had fun!

     

    Submit your build idea so you can be a winner next month when we make the same announcement with different people!

     

    Top Build Winners for January 2016
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    And the January 2016 New Build Idea Winners presented by element14 and announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are:  bass_head for Remake, scottt for Revive or reinvent the Reticon SAD512D bucket-brigade IC, pshlos for Nixie Bulbshfgd99 for IBM 5100 , and fernseher1 for Star Trek com badge!

     

    You're all winners to us but the only way to win is to join the conversation at element14! (anthemic 80s music)

     

    Submit your build idea and you can be a winner too!

     

     

    Top Build Winners for December 2015
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    And the December 2015 New Build Ideas Winners presented by element14 and announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are: hoppend, kingrahl for Multiple target obstacle course scoreboard, metroidprimerib for Arduino Candy/Prize Claw Machine, Blacksheep32 for  Input, I need more Input!, and hilts for Idea to make a Pi powered handheld device able to run Alexei Paschitnow's original Russian version of Tetris.!

     

    You're all fun people thanks for playing and join the conversation at element14 for a chance to win next month! 

     

    Submit your build idea and be a winner next month!

     

    Top Build Winners for November 2015
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    And the November 2015 New Build Ideas Winners presented by element14 and announced by Ben, Karen, and Felix are: joypad570 for Guitar recorder for gigs or just jamming, satchelfrost for Life-like Jumanji board game, trwood, and ryanthornburg!

     

    Don't despair, join the conversation at element14 and you could be a winner next month!

     

    Submit your build idea so you too can win a Ben Heck Tshirt!

     

    Top Build Winners for October 2015
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    And the October 2015 New Build Ideas Winners presented by element14 and announced by Ben, Karen and Felix are: cacope for Medication Reminderjoostan for From AI to STL , georgekorper, angelus0w, and roboguy88!

     

    There's always people winning at element14 but you got to join the conversation first!

     

    Submit your build idea and take the first step to winning!