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  • Community Credit Prizes for July 2009

    Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"Check it out to see past prizes and contest winners.

    The items below show the prizes that you can win at Community-Credit this month(July 2009 ). You can have a chance at earning one of these prizes by contributing to the development community this month.  Simply log your contributions (points awarded for over 100 types of contributions) and the geeks with the most points at the end of July 2009 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.

    Onto this Month's Prizes...
    Grand Prize: Mimo Mini USB Monitor

    Looking for that extra bit of screen real estate to get you through the busy workday? Referring to notes while writing an e-mail, checking info in a spreadsheet while entering data into a web page, keeping an eye on your to-do list while browsing YouTube... it's handy to have additional monitor space at the ready. Problem is an entire secondary monitor comes with its own needs like requiring a separate power cord or perhaps an additional video card.

    The Mimo Mini USB Monitor changes this equation completely by offering a low-maintenance relationship between you and an extra display. A single USB connection from your computer gets you an instant high-resolution secondary display. This awesome display is perfect for your IM client, widgets, PC gaming tools, your email, a spreadsheet, your PhotoShop tools, or even video! Not only do these displays enhance productivity, they look great!



    1st Prize: The Kaleidoscope Projector.

    This is the electronic kaleidoscope that rotates at the touch of a button, projecting an array of ever-changing colors on walls or ceilings. A focused LED housed in the spherical chamber projects light through a rotating, removable disc that contains differently colored plastic shapes. Colored light is then refracted by three mirrors arranged in a coaxial, triangular formation inside the barrel--the mirrors' taper generates a multi-colored pattern. The removable disc's contents may be supplanted by transparent beads or other small objects for different colors. Two transparent knobs on either side of the light chamber each house a single LED that changes colors, providing an ambient glow. A knob on the front of the projector's tube enables you to focus the pattern onto any flat surface. The projector easily fits on a desk or table.



    2nd Prize: http://www.thinkgeek.com/clearance/toysgoodies/98ab/

    You've made the big decision. You could work in the shipyards, you could be a lounge singer - but no, you've chosen to enlist in Starfleet Academy. Here's what you have to look forward to: tons of studying, lots of friends, maybe a case of space acne, and oh so much more. You also can expect one of the most mind blowing orientation sessions ever. You'll get your dorm and roommate assignments, your class schedule, your academic advisor, and your titanium spork. We kid you not. We've always told folks that the titanium spork was the utensil of the future, and now (after we yanked a bunch through a chrono-synclastic infundibulum) we have the proof to um, well, prove it. The Star Trek Starfleet Academy Titanium Sporks are the official sporks of Starfleet Academy, and they have the laser engravings to prove it!

    Seriously, folks, the Star Trek Starfleet Academy Titanium Spork is just about the coolest Star Trek collectible ever, because it is fully functional. Just like the one Kirk used while a student (perhaps even while planning to cheat at the Kobayashi Maru scenario), these are laser engraved with the Starfleet emblem and other stuff which we'll tell you about soon. And remember, we know how important it is for you to hold a replica of Spock's Student Spork at the premier of the new movie! Live long, and prosper.



    3rd Prize: LED Binary Clock

    It's easy for any self-respecting geek to figure out how to read this clock in a few minutes. Check out the image below for the details. Still don't get it? Then this is probably not the prize for you. Sure you could wing it and 'approximate' the time based on the position of the sun and act like you can read this clock, but you should probably go get one of these instead. With one of these puppies and you are on your way to truly becoming one with the binary...



    4th Prize: Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand

    Get a bit of magic for yourself with this amazing Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand. This battery powered wand features a mini Van de Graaff generator inside. Push a button on the handle and the static charge built up in the wand causes the included 3D mylar shapes to levitate at your command. You can also do some cool tricks causing the shapes to jump back and forth from your hand to the wand. Not quite Harry Potter... but hey, we do our best for you. "Todays magic is tomorrow's science"... as we always say here at ThinkGeek. Now you can get a bit of magic for yourself with this amazing Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand.



    5th Prize: Sega Pekoppa Robot Plant

    Plants would make great pets if they just did more stuff. Hey, they can grow, they can make oxygen, they can die... but that's pretty much it. Nobody names a plant. You can't really hug a plant. However, luckily for you Sega of Japan has re-envisioned the lowly plant as a cute robotic companion. Using futuristic muscle wires for movement, the Sega Pekoppa Robot Plant looks surprisingly lifelike but never needs watering or sunlight... what it craves is your attention. Talk to your Pekoppa plant and it responds to your voice by bending and moving in a very lifelike manner (if real plants could move, which they mostly don't). Ignore it and it gets pretty sad. The more you talk, the happier it is... making it the ideal companion for your wife or girlfriend.

    Based on the research by Dr. Tomio Watanabe the Pekoppa incorporates "Unazuki riron" (nodding theory.) According to Dr Watanabe, nonverbal communication including nodding and face expression is crucial to human communication. Because of this, the Pekoppa has several ways of nodding and changes the ways it responds depending on your voice tone. The more you talk to Pekoppa the more it seems to understand what you say. It's a very good listener.



    6th Prize: "What Happens in the Holodeck" T-Shirt

    Holodeck technology allows so many incredible things that wouldn't be possible in the real world. You can try out risky medical procedures, teach new recruits with bridge simulations, pull up battle scenarios and take various tactics and work through them systematically to come up with the best approach. The possibilities are endless.

    And yet, there's basically one thing humans are going to use that technology for once we get it. You know it, and I know it. And although we may now have altruistic aspirations and erudite ends in mind, more often than not in real life the holodeck technology would be used for a little thing we like to call Gettin' It On. *cue Barry White*



    7th Prize: Star Wars R2-D2 Peppermill

    Not that you've noticed... but all fine restaurants on Tatooine feature R2-D2 pepper grinders. Usually after you order your salad of Dagobah greens a Wookie will come around and offer you some fresh ground pepper from one of these handy droid-based mills. Word to the wise... never refuse a Wookie.

    Fortunately for you we've managed to pilfer a few hundred R2-D2 pepper mills from eateries all over Tatooine for your spice grinding pleasure. Simply twist R2's head and he deposits pepper onto your food. Hey, it's not a glamorous job for a droid... but much better than being abducted by Jawas.



    8th Prize: Splat Stan Coaster

    Stan was happy and completely oblivious to the dangerous conditions. There were heavy drinks being hoisted and lowered all around him, yet he always felt perfectly safe. Then Stan got splatted by a giant pint. Now the only thing he can do is protect your table top from tea and coffee stains. He was never the smartest fellow but now he's a clever coaster for your mugs and glasses.



    9th Prize: You Don't Know Me Anonymous Twitter Shirt

    Sometimes people say stupid stuff. Sometimes people Tweet stupid stuff. The difference with the two is that teh Intarwebs is forever. Sure, you can delete it out of your stream after you've realized it was a Bad Decision, but, as many subjects of federal investigations have discovered, digital never really goes away. That's why we've created the "You Don't Know Me" Anonymous Twitter Shirt. Spend the last 140 characters bitching about your boss? Take an inebriated TwitPic that's suitable for your MySpace page? Never fear! Abandon your old feed and create a completely new identity. Sign up for Twitter anew, fresh as a newborn babe. And please -- don't mess it up this time.



    10th Prize: Atomic Food Containers & Candy keeps 'em away

    These fun Atomic Food Containers & Candy -- food tupperware-like containers emblazed with warnings like "experimental meal, consume at own risk" or “bio-dangerous, yesterday's leftovers". Prize includes three different Atomic Food Containers nuclear-colored bowls -- the smallest filled with Toxic Waste® hazardously sour candy



    11th Prize: Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom

    Deep in the basement of an ancient house in Sonobe (tucked in the fields of Kyoto, Japan), an amazing discovery has been made: real 1up Mushrooms. We know this sounds unbelievable, and we laughed when we were contacted by an exporter about them two months ago. But then we were sent a sample, and that's when our lives changed forever.

    The instructions are pretty simple. All you do is add potting soil to the green sewer-pipe-shaped flower pot, and push the spores deep into it. Soak the soil with water using the dropper, add a squirt of the food solution, and then it's off to a dark location for a few weeks. We left ours in the darkest corner of our server room, and broke out our NES to relive some classic Mario memories. Three weeks later, we checked in on it. To our surprise, what you see in the photo above is what greeted us - a perfect 1up mushroom. Thrilled, we jumped up in the air, punched the ceiling tiles (earning 10 coins), and instantly bought the entire stock of them to offer to you, our friends.



    12th Prize: Mario Galaxy Mini Figure Set

    What better way to celebrate your love of all that is Mario then by collecting this Mario Galaxy Mini figure set? You get 5 figures in all including Mario with star, Princess Peach, Princess Rosetta, Electro Goomba and Bowser. Each stands about 2" high. No more scrounging through capsule machines in Tokyo... this is the entire 5 figure set imported direct from Japan into your hot little hands.





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  • Community Credit Winners Recognized in July 2009

    Let's see who was recognized with geeky gifts in July 2009 ...
    Note: As always, our prize list with all of the past winners can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"

    The folks listed below have truly exceeded in their contributions to the development community and have been rewarded with some really geeky prizes. How did they win? They simply went above and beyond in their contributions to the development community and logged their contributions here and the geeks with the most points at the end of July 2009 Contest won one of the prizes shown below. 

    And now, onto the winners
    Grand Prize Winner:Chris Eargle with 78,500 Points points won a Star Wars™ Darth Vader USB Hub



    1st Prize Winner:Andrew Karcher with 41,000 Points points won a The Tabletop Cotton Candy Maker



    2nd Prize Winner:Anand Narayanaswamy with 26,450 Points points won a The Simpsons Family Fund Sofa Bank



    3rd Prize Winner:Brad Jones with 16,350 Points points won a Euler's Disk Spinning Desk Toy



    4th Prize Winner:Mitchel Sellers with 15,640 Points points won a Glow Graffiti Light in a Can



    5th Prize Winner:chetan akarte with 14,650 Points points won a 3D Star Wars Starfighter Kites



    6th Prize Winner:Jace Weiss with 14,000 Points points won a What Would Spock Do T-shirt



    7th Prize Winner: dotNETvinz with 11,500 Points points won a Star Trek Interactive Tribbles



    8th Prize Winner:Brian Scarbeau with 11,000 Points points won a Mini Shopping Cart Desktop Organizer



    9th Prize Winner:David McCollough with 8,600 Points points won a Black Bar Glasses



    10th Prize Winner:Tim Heuer with 8,000 Points points won a Fail Stickers



    11th Prize Winner:Peter Mourfield with 7,500 Points points won a Optimist Engineer T-shirt



    12th Prize Winner:Timmy Kokke with 7,080 Points points won a Dirty Mug





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  • Community Credit Winners Recognized in June 2009

    Let's see who was recognized with geeky gifts in June 2009 ...
    Note: As always, our prize list with all of the past winners can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"

    The folks listed below have truly exceeded in their contributions to the development community and have been rewarded with some really geeky prizes. How did they win? They simply went above and beyond in their contributions to the development community and logged their contributions here and the geeks with the most points at the end of June 2009 Contest won one of the prizes shown below. 


    And now, onto the winners
    Grand Prize Winner:Chris Hammond with 27,300 Points points won a The Video Camera Pen.



    1st Prize Winner:Philip Japikse with 24,000 Points points won a Aqua Dance nanotech water slide



    2nd Prize Winner:Brian Genisio with 23,000 Points points won a Credit Card Size Digital Video Player



    3rd Prize Winner:Sandeep Aparajit with 21,000 Points points won a Star Wars Light Saber USB Glow Lamp



    4th Prize Winner: Dave Campbell with 20,000 Points points won a Star Trek Red Shirt Cologne



    5th Prize Winner:Hal Hayes with 19,250 Points points won a The Office Interactive DVD Board Game



    6th Prize Winner:Gustavo Cantero with 17,025 Points points won a Rock Em Sock Em Robots



    7th Prize Winner:Laurent Duveau with 16,000 Points points won a Wacky Packages Book



    8th Prize Winner: with 14,600 Points points won a Star Trek Peel Wall Applique



    9th Prize Winner:Timmy Kokke with 14,500 Points points won a DIY Drinking Strawz



    10th Prize Winner:Gian Maria Ricci with 13,500 Points points won a Ninja Star Push Pins



    11th Prize Winner:Fabio Carucci with 12,600 Points points won a Origami Sticky Notes



    12th Prize Winner:Joe Brinkman with 12,500 Points points won a Paper E-mail





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  • Community Credit Prizes for May 2009

    Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"Check it out to see past prizes and contest winners.

    The items below show the prizes that you can win at Community-Credit this month(May 2009 ). You can have a chance at earning one of these prizes by contributing to the development community this month.  Simply log your contributions (points awarded for over 100 types of contributions) and the geeks with the most points at the end of May 2009 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.


    Onto this Month's Prizes...
    Grand Prize: The Video Camera Pen.

    This is the ball-point pen that has a built-in video camera, capturing conversations with a press of a button. Ideal for use while secured in a pocket, its built-in color camera lens is located just above the pocket clip and its microphone is located on the side of the barrel under the pocket clip, yet are both inconspicuous enough to avoid detection



    1st Prize: Aqua Dance nanotech water slide

    If you're looking for something new to take your mind completely off your job at the office, then enter the world of nanotechnology with the cool new Aqua Dance - Nanotech Water Slide. This amazing water fountain / pachinko machine / Plinko game drips water droplets down a nanotech coated obstacle-laden maze-like slide. As the beads of water fall, the high-tech coating causes them to slide, bounce, scatter, break apart and join back together like mercury does (like the Terminator T-1000). The water thens drops into holes at the bottom, where they are then pumped back up to be reused over and over again. No batteries are needed, just press the pump button and swivel the adjustable faucet to aim. This should definitely waste a few productive hours a day



    2nd Prize: Credit Card Size Digital Video Player

    These mini video players are small on size but are big on features with full-size bright high-res screens and 8 hour battery life. They're perfect for playing your favorite movies and music. With 2GB of storage built-in, but can be expanded via memory card.



    3rd Prize: Star Wars Light Saber USB Glow Lamp

    If you ever wished you could wield a lightsaber like a Jedi Knight and needed a unique lamp for your workspace, this lamp doubles as a desk light and a glowing mini lightsaber! If you don't have an R2 unit handy, simply plug the lamp's base into your computer's USB port and slide the lightsaber in upright to recharge it. While it charges you can use the bright blue adjustable glow from the lightsaber's energy blade as a lamp and if your boss or Sith Lord approaches, it can be removed to strike them down to replace peace and justice to the office



    4th Prize: Star Trek Red Shirt Cologne

    Red Shirt Cologne is made for the young, modern man of the galaxy who doesn't hesitate; who revels in being alive today. Red Shirt Cologne instills confidence, showing the universe your strength, your valor, your devotion to living each day as though it could be your last. Bright, clean and Direct with Top notes of green mandarin, bergamot and a hint of lavender, Red Shirt finish strong with base notes of leather and grey musk. It's a daring men's fragrance for those brave enough to place no trust in tomorrow. Bottle is 100 ML



    5th Prize: The Office Interactive DVD Board Game

    Dwight Schrute understands that all work and no play makes a Dunder Mifflin employee less efficient. So he created this DVD board game to enlighten and entertain, mapping out the cubicle farm for your playing enjoyment. Answer questions about the show clips and earn Schrute bucks; gather fellow The Office fans to watch a few episodes and play a few rounds



    6th Prize: Rock Em Sock Em Robots

    The original Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots™, first introduced in the 60s, are back and hotter than ever in this nostalgic reproduction. Maneuver Red Rocker® and Blue Bomber® around the ring as you try to knock your opponent's block off with jaw-jolting action! Remember how the losing robot's head pops up with the power punch?



    7th Prize: Wacky Packages Book

    Tucked inside Topps Bubblegum, the stickers featured parodies of consumer products and well-known brands. This first-ever compilation showcases images of all 223 rare and hard-to-find stickers. Includes an interview with Art Spiegelman, the brains behind the concept, and a bonus pack of unreleased stickers. Hardcover; 237 pages.



    8th Prize: Star Trek Peel Wall Applique

    These wall appliques are a must have for any Star Trek fan! Featuring designs and characters from the original TV series, you can decorate your office anyway you want! These easily removable and reusable appliques come on and off without any problems. Just stick, admire, and show off your inner Trekkie!



    9th Prize: DIY Drinking Strawz

    Liquids are fun outside your body (like swimming in a lake or pre-set grape gelatin) and they are fun inside your body (like Bawls, Jolt, and the occasional Zima - just kidding). But really, the big problem comes when deciding how to make fun liquid get from outside your body to inside your body. Our favorite method is drinking. And when we drink, we like using straws. But sometimes a straight straw is boring. So we combined a few chemicals in a test tube and DIY Drinking Strawz were born.

    Composed of 44 dishwasher safe components, DIY Drinking Strawz guarantee that liquids get into your body exactly how you want them to. Want to mix drinks? Well, then build your straw to dip into two (or more) cups. Want to share? Then build an extra drinking branch. Want to mix drinks AND share? You can do that too!!! Amazing, ain't it? And hey, if you want to go nuts and really suck, you can buy more than one set and make a mondo-gigantic straw. You could be the Suck-Meister.



    10th Prize: Ninja Star Push Pins

    There are many nonverbal signs you can use to let those in your office know how you feel about them. You can leave a sticky note saying "Good Job" on their monitor. You can put laxatives in their coffee. Or, you can do as the ninjas done did: stick an angry note on their cubicle wall with throwing stars. Of course not real throwing stars, but Ninja Star Push Pins.

    This prize will bring you three Ninja Stars of posting doom. Each star has one corner cut off and replaced with two push pins, so when they are embedded in the wall (or cork board or foam board) they look like they were thrown with great force. And apart from looking cool in the wall, the stories of how the Ninja Star Push Pins got there in the first place will quickly become the things of office legend - because nothing adds emphasis to a sign or note like a Ninja Star



    11th Prize: Origami Sticky Notes

    Origami is a Japanese art which is practiced to create a representation of an object using paper folding and crease patterns typically without using glue or cutting the paper. Now you can practice origami in the office and make use of all the old sticky notes you have plastered to your desk.

    These Origami Sticky Notes provide something fun for those dull moments at the office. You can now re-cycle your old sticky notes and turn them in to paper 3-D models.



    12th Prize: Paper E-mail

    Ready for a strange fact we discovered recently? E-mail has been around since before computers. At first, e-mails were written on rocks and thrown at neighbors. CC-ing a rock e-mail could be dangerous for an entire village. Then, e-mails were written on paper and put in weird paper things called envelopes and the postal system delivered them. This was slow. Finally, e-mail as we know it came around. Well, for fun, let's take a technological step backwards.

    Paper E-mail is perhaps the funniest way to pass messages in your office. Why? Because it will confuse the person you send it to. 'Why didn't they just e-mail this to me?' they'll wonder, 'is their computer down?' Great for sending IT e-mails on - especially if you mention they are a test of the new e-mail servers. Paper E-mails are a great, funny mix of new ideas and old school technology. So take a step back in time and find out how folks e-mailed other folks in the dark ages (that is, a long while ago).





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  • Community Credit Winners Recognized in May 2009

    Let's see who was recognized with geeky gifts in May 2009 ...
    Note: As always, our prize list with all of the past winners can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"

    The folks listed below have truly exceeded in their contributions to the development community and have been rewarded with some really geeky prizes. How did they win? They simply went above and beyond in their contributions to the development community and logged their contributions here and the geeks with the most points at the end of May 2009 Contest won one of the prizes shown below. 
     

    And now, onto the winners
    Grand Prize Winner:Michael Wood with 62,000 Points points won a Alien Air Remote Controlled Jump Jet



    1st Prize Winner:Anil Pandey with 50,950 Points points won a Mirror



    2nd Prize Winner:K. Brian Kelley with 41,300 Points points won a Super Teeny Tiny 16GB USB Drive



    3rd Prize Winner:Dennis Bottjer with 39,000 Points points won a Babushka Lights



    4th Prize Winner:Lee Brandt with 31,000 Points points won a The Pin Clock



    5th Prize Winner:Andy Leonard with 27,000 Points points won a Hacked And Frayed Spy Flash Drive



    6th Prize Winner:John Blumenauer with 27,000 Points points won a Lightbulb Light



    7th Prize Winner:Mitchel Sellers with 25,550 Points points won a Tiki Head Tissue Box Cover



    8th Prize Winner:Colin Eberhardt with 24,500 Points points won a Splat Stan Coffee Coaster



    9th Prize Winner:Victor Hurdugaci with 23,000 Points points won a Arcade Game Tie



    10th Prize Winner:stan naspinski with 21,500 Points points won a Amazing Sea Monkeys



    11th Prize Winner:Joydip Kanjilal with 21,000 Points points won a Dress For Dinner Napkins



    12th Prize Winner: D'Arcy Lussier with 16,500 Points points won a Tetris Magnet Set





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