PUSH N900 MOD in the USA announced the three teams of finalists that will compete to win up to $10,000 in prizes. They will take apart and rebuild, or modify the Nokia N900 into something entirely new. A panel of judges from blogs you may be familiar with will select the final winner at CTIA in Las Vegas.
The three teams that will present their hacks are:
Niko the Robot. Create a robot that utilizes the Nokia N900 as its ‘brain.’ It will understand commands sent via Twitter to a specific handle, send feedback about the area around it as well as post pictures from the Nokia N900’s camera.
Pit Crew. Set up the Nokia N900 to be the brains behind a slot car in order to compete against human competitors. The Pit Crew thinks they can have a Nokia N900-controlled car beat a man-controlled car.
Bike Dashboard. Turn the Nokia N900 into a car-like dashboard showing a speedometer, odometer, mapping your route with GPS and even a car horn.
You can follow the status of this competition at the official PUSH N900 MOD IN THE USA site.