chipKIT design challenge

Microchip and Digilent are having a chipKIT design contest. The contest revolves around the chipKIT PIC32-based Arduino compatible platform. The contest has 3 different categories. One is for applications using available shields and libraries. Another is for custom library development, and the final is for custom hardware projects. Prizes include up to $4000 in cash […]

Bay Area Maker Faire May 19th & 20th, taco crawl, free tickets

We’ll be at the Bay Area Maker Faire on the 19th, and 20th of May this year. This is the big one and it’s a ton of fun. If you’re there please drop by and say hi. On the blog we’ll have our usual Maker Faire coverage and a Maker Faire how-to video. Make gave […]

TI India design contest irrational terms and conditions

Bertho pointed us to the totally irrational terms and conditions of the TI India design contest. Once you enter your project into their contest you lose any right over that project and idea whatsoever. TI claims total ownership of “all rights, title and interest, including but not limited to patents, designs, mask-works, copyright and rights […]

TI India design contest

Update from the comments: I’d think twice before entering. From the terms and conditions point 2: By making a submission as part of the TIIMDC, you expressly agree to irrevocably, perpetually and exclusively grant and assign in favour of Texas Instruments (India) Private Limited (TI), without any geographical restriction and on a royalty free basis, […]

TI analog design contest

For all our European readers who lament contests limited to USA residents only, here’s one for you. TI is hosting the Analog Design Contest (ADC) and its limited to entrants in the EU and other specified nations (not including the Americas). Its purpose is to encourage system-level design within Universities by providing the opportunity for […]

7400 Contest: 24 hours left

Reminder to all those interested in entering their projects into our Open 7400 Logic Competition: Entries must be received by October 21, 2011, 6AM GMT. You only have 24 hours left to send your entry in. Entering Entries can be posted on in our forum, on your personal blog, or even a handy how-to site like Instructables. When you’re […]

Open 7400 Logic Competition: Only two days left to enter!

Reminder to all those interested in entering their projects into our Open 7400 Logic Competition: You only have two days left to send your entry in. Entering Entries can be posted on in our forum, on your personal blog, or even a handy how-to site like Instructables. When you’re ready, please submit a link to […]

43oh Project of the month contest winners

We gave two PCB codes as prizes for a contest at 43oh. Here’s the winners: Congrats to andy1324 Okay so here is mine, it’s a small strotoscobic guitar tuner/development board for msp430 in 16 pin tssop package. and to xmob My entry, a camera intervalomter. For automatically taking photos at set intervals. This allows the […]

Seeed’s Toy hacking contest- vote for your favorite project!

Toy hacking contest- vote for your favorite project. Couple of weeks ago Seeed launched a Toy hacking contest. Seven entries made the dead line and need to be voted by 7th of October. The entries vary from simple servo control to fully automated robotics. Every project has a step by step guide and a video demonstration.

Make It Challenge: Kinetis MCU

Freescale has announced a Make It Challenge for users of the Kinetis MCU. Participants will compete by developing an innovative embedded application design using one of the Freescale Kinetis product families. 32-bit Kinetis MCUs represent the most scalable portfolio of ARM® Cortex™-M4 MCUs in the industry. Participants must complete a short online training class and […]

RobotShop microcontroller Instructables contest

RobotShop has announced a contest for creative microcontroller projects posted on Instructables. To enter the contest you simply have to create a new photo, video, or step by step Instructable which incorporates a microcontroller and share your code. Whether your project is simple or complex, a video demonstrating it in action is a big plus! […]

Freescale Make It Challenge

Freescale announced their 2011 Make It Challenge! The contest has two tracks: one for designs using the Tower System, and a second for designs with the Mechatronics Robot Platform. In order to enter the contest, you have to register for and attend the 2011 FTF Americas conference June 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, TX. While […]