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1st Annual ESP8266 Design Contest

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 has announced the 1st Annual ESP8266 Design Contest: Cash price awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd place, of $1000 $500 and $250 USD an extra $250 onto these prizes if its open hardware or open software. Both hardware and software projects can be entered. Hardware must have ESP8266EX SoC onboard,...

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chipKIT design challenge

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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...

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Guess what it is and get a free PCB of it

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Matseng made a contest in the forum. If you guess what the PCB is, he'll send one over. This PCB is exactly the same size as a credit card and have the XMega, a Lipo battery and charger, a MicroUSB for comms and charging, a buttload of tactle switches and...

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

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

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...

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Giveaway: VFD tube sets winners

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Today we announce the winners of the VFD tube set contest. There were lots of great ideas for projects based on the VFD tube, thanks for your submissions. Congratulations to Brian O., his idea for an odometer, mounted on his power wheelchair scored a VFD tube set: Many posters are forgetting one...

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Giveaway: 4 LeoStick Arduino Leonardo compatible USB sticks

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Tomorrow we’ll give away four LeoStick Arduino Leonardo compatible USB sticks.  If you’d like one just leave a comment on yesterday’s post with an idea for a cool project.

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TI India design contest irrational terms and conditions

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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,...

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TI India design contest

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

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...

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TI analog design contest

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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...

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Giveaway: Energy Micro EFM32 dev-boards

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Later today we will announce the winners of the Energy Micro EFM32 dev-boards. If you’d like one just leave a comment on this post with a project idea. Two EFM32 Gecko starter kits with a 4×40 LCD and JTAG debugger (above) One EFM32 Gecko development kit with color LCD, user...

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7400 Contest: 24 hours left

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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...

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

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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,...

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Seeed studio Halloween contest

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Seeed Studio is getting into the Halloween spirit, they are giving away blinking buttons to any purchaser from 8th to 17th of October. They are also rewarding first 50 Halloween themed pictures to be posted on their flickr account with a pirate head wrist strap. There is also a Halloween...

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43oh Project of the month contest winners

Friday, October 7th, 2011

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...

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

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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...

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Nuts and Volts LED Madness Contest

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Nuts and Volts Magazine has announced a LED Madness Contest. Want to win a 3D LED Matrix Cube for FREE?! Enter the “LED Madness” Contest - Grand Prize is one of our 3D LED Cubes. All you need to do is upload a video of your LED Project that “YOU”...

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Make It Challenge: Kinetis MCU

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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...

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RobotShop microcontroller Instructables contest

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

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...

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43Oh project of the month contest

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

43Oh has announced that entry to their May 2011 contest is open. This is an opportunity for you to show off what you can do with the MSP430. The winner will be determined based upon poll results of members of the forum. Check out the 43Oh contest page for...

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Freescale Make It Challenge

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

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...

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