They are putting together the TV-B-Gone. I think it would have been nice to watch them test the projects too. I think a soldering contest is a rather neat idea, and I'd love to see one at the next hamfest or ham club meeting I attend :-)
IEEE Spectrum (a magazine edited by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.) stopped by Ignite NYC, where Bre Pettis and the NYC Resistor hacker collective hosted a contest to see who had the fastest soldering iron in the city. The contestants all raced to build a TV-B-Gone kit and the first to turn off the TV won.