If you have an idea for an embedded device there is still just time to enter the Dare To Dream Different challenge for the .NET Micro Framework.
The first round entry closes at midnight on Monday 15th December. You don't actually have to build anything, just pitch a good idea that you and two of your friends have had.
If you make it to the next round you get some hardware to play with, and the prizes are well worth having. You could also get help to turn your idea into a money making business opportunity.
..and if you a student from Hull the first few to show me their submitted entries will get free T shirt from the ones that I have left in the office.