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  • EEVblog #128 – UEI Multimeter Contest Draw

    Posted on November 25th, 2010 EEVblog 20 comments

    Dave draws the UEI Multimeter contest draw “live” using the EEVblog contest Wobulator.
    And the winner is…

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    • viktor

      Clearly, the result is non-reproducable and thus not valid!

      • viktor

        Congrats apex

    • John

      Would have been hilariuous if Dave had been re-drawing names for the next 30 minutes because of single post posters. :->

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        I was hoping that wouldn’t happen!

    • Eddie

      Dave, see you like Big Bang Theory also ;)

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        I went to the taping of it the other month. Huge fan.

      • http://www.brianhoskins.co.uk Brian Hoskins

        The Big Bang Theory is absolutely fantastic! I’m not usually a huge fan of sitcoms, but this one definitely gets my vote :-D

    • Steve

      Sad I didn’t win but pretty cool.

    • vimark

      Well, congrats apex. Nice Contest Dave

      vimark

    • http://upsetgames.com Sean

      Wow that really sucks for Chris_R!

    • http://apxys-toan.blogspot.com/ Valentin Buck aka apex

      Couldn’t really believe it when I saw it the first time.
      Thank you really much!

      What language did you write the program in?
      Looks like .NET, but is it Visual Basic, C# or C++?

      Really thank you!

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        The free version of Visual Basic

    • pellemannen

      U need a better random- generator: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9298 (a geiger counter, same thing as measuring radioactivity). I was generating a Gnupg- key today (pgp for Linux) and it stopped and asked me to do some random stuff to build up entropy!

      Have a lottery on the fluke, and u will light up the christmastree?

    • XynxNet

      Nice one, showing the lottery.
      Congratulations apex. :)

    • jake

      You have more easily just made a PHP script that queried the database table for that forum thread and pull out all the users, threw out all duplicates, and then picked one at random and echoed that out.

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        Except for the fact that I don’t know PHP or how to access the database table.
        Yeah, probably very simple for those that know, but I simply used the tool and method I knew.

    • George Graves

      Well, at least I didn’t waist hours and hours like I did on sparkfun’s free day. ;)

    • Raff.

      Crongratulations apex!
      That was the best lttery draw ever, much better than the ones on the telly!

    • quert

      @EEVblog you could easly hook up to database via python. 3-5 lines of code and whole contest is done ;>

    • Chris_R

      Oh damn, I admit I skipped the first half of the video because I just wanted to get to the announcement so I just watched the bit where the program selected my name and then ……*waa* the winner wasn’t me! I thought I had won!
      Of course my heart sunk even more when Dave said the only fair thing to roll again. I was shouting at my screen, Noooooooo! Give it to me!

      Oh well, congrats to apex! I guess I better go multimeter shopping as I’m still in need of one!