Posts Tagged ‘contest’

555 adding machine

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Alan Yates had always been fascinated with decadic dialing mechanisms. He also had been thinking about building a ring-counting Nixie or neon bulb clock. So when it came time to submit a project to the 555 Contest, he combined these interests along with 102 LM555 timers to build this decimal...

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The MAKE Volume 27 Robot Contest!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Tinkering with a cool robotics project? Then polish off your creation and submit it to the MAKE Robot Contest! In preparation for Volume 27 (the Robot issue) MAKE is holding a contest for robot enthusiasts to see who can build the "most entertaining" robot. The rules are: 1. Come up...

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Tektronix oscilloscope contest videos

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Tektronix, the oscilloscope manufacturer, is having a video contest. There are a bunch of different projects, including an entry from the popular EEVblog. Vote for your favorite o-scope hacks here. Thanks Charlie! Via the contact form.

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Midnight deadline on MPLAB® X Beta Sweepstakes

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Midnight Mountain Standard Time TONIGHT (March 31, 2011) is the deadline to enter the MPLAB® X Beta Sweepstakes! Microchip appreciates your feedback on MPLAB X and wants to reward you! Enter to win a variety prizes when you complete this sweepstakes form and you could win MPLAB X t-shirts, coffee...

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MPLAB X contest

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Microchip appreciates your feedback on MPLAB X and wants to reward you! Enter to win a variety prizes when you complete this sweepstakes form and participate in the MPLAB X User Forum each week! You could win MPLAB X t-shirts, coffee mugs, playing cards and more! Winners will be chosen...

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mbed design challenge

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The mbed is a tool for rapid prototyping with the NXP LPC1768 ARM MCU. This MCU is an ARM Cortex-M3 Core running at 96MHz, 512KB FLASH, 64KB RAM and includes Ethernet, USB (Device and Host), CAN, SPI, I2C and other I/O. The mbed's design includes 0.1" DIP breadboard compatible pins...

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Vote in the BeagleBoard open source design challenge

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Texas Instruments is conducting a design challenge for students at the University of Texas at Austin to determine the most innovative idea implemented on a BeagleBoard ARM Cortex-A8 processor-based system in the form of a practical application. has posted the entries and wants you to vote for your favorite!...

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555 Circuit Design Contest

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Jeri Ellsworth and company have begun the 555 Contest, billed as the "biggest, newest, most-independently conceived 555 timer design contest the world has ever seen!" They're searching for original circuits and application using the venerable 555 timer IC. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011, and a little bird just...

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