Great Create Challenge: Mod Your Mobile

It’s a new year, and that means a new Great Create Challenge here on techspecs! As we look through all the awesome projects on Instructables, Make, and other communities, we’ve seen an increasing number of projects that incorporate some sort of mobile device, be it a tablet, cellphone, GPS, or even that netbook you still have laying around from a few years ago. We thought this would make for a fun challenge. We want to challenge you to take your creativity mobile by creating a project or hack that uses a mobile device (tablet, phone, GPS, etc) and an Arduino to do something cool. The sky’s the limit, and entries will be judged based on creativity, use of mobile device, and use of RadioShack products, parts, or pieces. The grand prize is a $250 RadioShack gift card, so fire up that soldering iron and show us what you’ve got!

Great Create Challenge

So… recap:

  1. Come up with a mobile-oriented Great Create project
  2. Head to your local RadioShack to pick up extra parts and pieces, an Arduino, and a mobile device of some sort, if you need one. Or, you can just use whatever you already have at home.
  3. Build the project, and record a video of it in action or snap some great photos. (Don’t forget, judging is based off of creativity, use of mobile device, and use of RadioShack products, parts, or pieces.)
  4. Upload the project to RadioShack’s Great Create site between NOW and March 15th, 2013, at 11:59 PM CT
  5. Come back here and share the link to your project in the comments below (of course, if you have ideas for future Great Create Challenges, you can leave those in the comments, too)
  6. Have a chance to win a $250 RadioShack gift card

We do have a few rules/guidelines:

One entry per person. Contest begins at 4:00 PM CT on February 19th, 2013, and ends at 11:59 PM CT on March 15th, 2013. Winner will be chosen based off of judgement guidelines and announced after 12:00 PM CT on March 22nd, 2013 and will be contacted via email and posted here.

No payment or purchase necessary to win. Neither a purchase nor payment will improve your chances of winning. While you’re pretty cool in our book, you are not a winner of this contest yet. Void where prohibited. Must be a resident of the 50 United States to win. 


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  • Daxay Amin

    I am the regular visitor to the RadioShack to find the Electronic Items and for the latest new Devicesand they have help me in my daily life work and at home and if they donot have it they always get it for me within weekday so I always recommond my family and friends to goto RadioShack and get their Electronic items as far my and theirs needs thankyou Daxay Amin

  • Daxay Amin

    Radio Shacks the Best Shack for Electronics Items

  • Larry White

    I have always loved Radio Shack ever since I can remember and I’m 48 now.

  • Kevin A.Lake

    The Shack and there staff always help me with the young kids in the Community never let me down when we try to do a project to better the kids knowledge The RadioShack and staff in Norco California go above and beyond the call of their duty And the kids and I Kevin thank the team at RadioShack deeply thank you all Also I have the battery of the month club cards still wish they bring that back and honor it it was a great program Kevin

  • Patricia Glenn

    A loyal customer….

  • Tiffany Perman

    I have shopped at the Monroe radio shack at least twice a month

  • Mark Sielzak

    I like Yours product and price !!!!!!!!!


    would 2 win this 1!!!!

  • Marsha Duvall

    I always go to the same Radio Shack in Royal Palm Beach! Julie the Manager is great and a wonderful person! Julie and all her associates are so helpful, polite and knowledgeable, etc! I have an Att cell for years and when ever I am for my upgrade, I never go to an ATT store or order on line! I always go the the RPB, location! I don’t like assembly lines!
    I do all my Christmas shopping, everyday shopping needs that is carried at Radio Shack! Radio Shack has so much history, please do not change! I am 58 and from old school, and have always prefer shopping in smaller stores!

  • Steve

    RadioShack is one of the few good companys tha has survied over the years. I remember buying projects for my children when they were small and RadioShack continues to undate there products. Great job guys.

  • brian

    well, if i had complete access to a store and didnt have to worry about money, obviousely i would be the winner, but it comes down to money, and i have none extra for such an event which would be a great time otherwise if i were into it already….

  • brian

    hey, it says no purchase necessary, so i want free access to my local store to build now…

  • Lindsay Hampton

    My first time here

  • William Holstein

    For a electronic need Radio Shack employees are technically helpfull with assisting and answering questions

  • Wesley Winters

    Got a lot to choose from in Radio Shack

  • Heddy plateros

    I have 8 years buying my cameras and phones in radioshark I love the service they provide, the attention ,The employees are so nice ,guarantees they offer me .for my appliances, and not change this store by any other

  • Vanessa udarbe

    No comment ..

  • Melinda

    Love it most the time I find what I’m looking for there.

  • Bill McKinstry

    Where am I supposed to sign up for cift card?

  • David Bragg

    I buy a lot of parts from shack and they are very good my only beef is they need to increase the amount of parts at the stores

  • Alexa Galeno

    Buenas compras at Radio Shack and good saver

  • Kaluwa DoBosu

    Man I love shopping at Radio Shack. They have a lot of things.

  • Larry Orr

    Great Products

  • alan bielawski

    The shack has got my back..


    most of the deviice i buy at radioshack work and if don:t i can aways return it most the enployes are allways very nice. connie.

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  • Carolyn Woods

    I would like to win the 250 gift card

  • Marlene Dubuque

    Radio Shack carries hard to find items

  • Edith

    I love radioshark. I recommend my family and freinds to shop at radioshark.

  • Annette Smalling

    My whole family shops at Radio Shack since the beginning Now my grandchildren have joined in Yeah Radio Shack!!

  • matthew baker

    Always checking w/ radio shack first for my electronic items

  • Kimberly

    One of my favorite stores that always has what i need in stock, if not in stock, They will go to the limit to help me.

    Thank You Radio Shack

  • Armando Zacarias

    All the time went I going to radio shack i ‘ ll check all the special and always buy something from special

  • lucille marshall

    First time

  • Enough27

    I’m lovin Radio Shack for everything it’s worth I go in there to purchase different assessories by color comes out so HAPPY!

  • walter palmer

    Great store & service.

  • Mark Dale Covington

    No comment at the present.

  • Larysa Husband

    Love Radio Shaks

  • Roxane Ellis

    I shop there for alot off Cell Phone equiptment.

  • dgay

    ?–excellent local parts availbility

  • maxonette morgan


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  • Valerie Bell

    RadioScack is the best!! They are VERY honest!! and Fair!!

  • Aamir Mir

    They are solution of everything

  • Bill sands

    Radio shack is the first place I go when I am looking for most anything.

  • erika

    I love you ♡
    Radio shack…..

  • sandy wimer

    i regular visitor at radio shack and i do love it

  • James Jarvie

    A good source for anything Electronic. I have been shopping there for many years. Keep up the good work.

    Thanks Jim

  • Auokat

    Is the best

  • Diana Fogarty

    Loooove Radio Shack

  • Michael lane

    this would be nice to win

  • iris saenz

    My best

  • Peter Churchyard

    Just uploaded my Project Aniversal Midi Controller and Midi guitar to great create.

  • sandy wimer

    like it