Thursday, February 28, 2019

RC2019/03 is a go!

The last day of February is slipping away, which means that March is now upon us. It's time for the next RetroChallenge event to get underway!


If you haven't already done so, take a look at our list of RetroChallengers for this round. We have a mix of oldtimers and new faces, and a nice mix of proposed projects. In the list you will see restoration projects, new games for retro platforms, computer hardware projects, and even a robot arm! This should be another great round of RetroChallenge. Remember, the only way to lose at RetroChallenge is not to play at all...

So, browse the list of competitors and their projects, check-out their blog sites, and add your favorites to your list of daily websites to browse. I have a feeling that this group of latter day retro nerds, boffins, and geeks are going to provide some great entertainment for all, and maybe even some retro inspiration for a few...

Which one will be your favorite? Can they hold your attention through the end of March? Will they win a prize? Will the prize be worth the blood, sweat, and tears? (Probably not!)

If any of this inspires you to sponsor a prize, please reach out to me. But, prizes or not, I really hope that everyone will enjoy what is coming in the next month. Just remember...

Stay tuned!

Monday, February 4, 2019

RC2019/03 -- Open for Entrants!

It's about that time of year again! Who is ready for another round of RetroChallenge?!?!?!

Entries Accepted

If you plan to join us in the RC2019/03 competition, now is the time to make yourself known. Feel free to refer to our "RetroChallenge Rules" page for reminders, but the basics are "do something interesting with an old computer, and blog about it for month". Please note that microcontrollers now qualify under similar conditions to video game consoles (i.e. made in the previous century).

Whatever you are going to do, please send me an email describing:
  1. Your name (or alias);
  2. Your picture (or I'll find something online);
  3. Your Twitter handle (if applicable);
  4. Your blog location (for project updates); and
  5. A brief synopsis of your project.
I will produce an entrants list that looks a bit like the one from RC2018/09, so use that as a guide for the level of information needed. Please send the information requested above to me via email to linville at tuxdriver dot com -- figuring-out how to decode that address is your first test...

Get Things Rolling!

Well, then, that's all for now -- just about 3.5 weeks until the start of the competition! Currently I do not have any prize donations to announce, but I am hopeful as always that our retro-oriented friends will come through with some great prize offerings. Don't worry! Remember, the competition is it's own reward... :-)

Anyway, get your entry to me, order your parts, and make any necessary preparations. March will soon be here!