This is an awesome competiton for anyone with a knowledge of engineering/mechanics. Came across this news and this competition this morning, and I feel like there are definitely some people here who could've come up with something good enough to win.
"Today, The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius has announced their first "Bigger, Better Blueprint Challenge" Winner.
Kieran W., 23, is a 2012 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was selected by the judges of The Big Brain Theory for his submission in the "Bigger, Better Blueprint Challenge" from Episode 4: Triathlatbots. As announced at http://wetdesign.com/challenge/winners.html, Kieran has won the first $5000 prize. With four episodes left in the show's debut season, there are still four opportunities for another viewer at home to claim a $5000 prize of their own. Full details on the competition are available online at www.wetdesign.com/challenge as well as in the attached press release.
The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius airs Wednesday at 7:00 PM E/P on Discovery. The "Bigger, Better Blueprint Challenge" allows viewers at home to present their own solutions to the challenges on the show for a chance to win $5000. Keiran is the first winner, but there are still four more opportunities to take home a $5000 prize."
The show is tonight - probably something worth looking in to.