Manuel writes to inform us of the DesignSpark ChipKIT Challenge. According to the contest page, “[p]articipants in this competition must use Microchip’s chipKIT Max32 development board to design an energy-efficient and eco-friendly device. Entries must include an extension card developed using DesignSpark’s PCB tools, should compile using Microchip’s MPLAB IDE software and will be judged on their level of energy efficiency and quality of the extension card’s PCB design.” There are $10,000 in cash and prizes listed.
The challenge is making 1000 chipKIT boards available for contest entrants, so register beginning November 28. You can view the official rules at the DesignSpark site. Deadline for submissions is March 27, 2012, but we suspect the supply of free dev boards will disappear quickly.
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