If you need any more confirmation that drones are destined to become a part of everyday civilian life, here it is. NASA has announced the selection of Dayton, Ohio based Development Projects Inc. to manage a new Centennial Challenge prize … Read more
Category Archives: contest
Michael Ossmann is giving away HackRF. For more details and to register visit mossmann’s blog: Jawbreaker is the HackRF beta design, and I’m getting ready to ship beta units to as many people as possible. It is a USB-powered SDR … Read more
43oh is giving away Cubeberg’s launchpad 4-relay BoosterPack: Cubeberg sent a 4-Relay BoosterPack over to 43oh for a giveaway. This board is for DC use only such as high current motors or a fireworks ignitor. For more details and to … Read more
Students from CMU will conduct a high school hacking competition from April 26th 2013 – May 6th 2013. The competition is the work of Toaster Wars, a collaboration of the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP) of Cylab and Osiris of … Read more
Mats has amazed us with his board a week projects, and now one of them could be yours! Today Mats is giving away NU-FitHole hole size helper to ten random commenters. This tool helps to determine exact hole dimensions for screws and … Read more
The U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center, and Parallax Inc. are sponsoring the 2013 National microMedic contest. Now YOU have the opportunity to help others through your medical application invention! Using microcontrollers … Read more
Bit-tech is holding a Raspberry Pi case making competition: We’re offering you the chance to win your very own Rasberry Pi Model B. All you have to do is build your own case for the Model B Rev 2. Of course, … Read more
Today we announce the winners of the 2×20 character vacuum florescent displays! There were lots of great ideas, thanks for your submissions. Congratulations to Erik, his idea for bench power supply scored him two 2×20 character vacuum florescent displays: Basically it … Read more
Later today we will announce the winners of the 2×20 character vacuum florescent displays! Leave a comment on the original contest post with a project idea. Three commenters will receive two VFDs to use in their project.
Tomorrow we’ll give away 2×20 character vacuum florescent displays! Leave a comment on yesterday’s post with a project idea and preferably a rough schematic. Three commenters will receive two VFDs to use in their project this Thursday.
This week we’re giving away 2×20 character vacuum florescent displays to three winners (2 each). It interfaces just like a typical HD44780 LCD, but the display uses blue-green VFD characters. VFDs are always very popular, but also very expensive. Pulls … Read more
Today we announce the winner of the NU-Xtal packages! These boards are quartz crystal and load capacitance breakouts, designed for breadboard prototyping by Mats. There were lots of great ideas, thanks for your submissions. Congratulations to Kevin, his idea for a function … Read more
Mats has dazzled us with his board a week projects, and now one of them could be yours! Today Mats is giving away three NU-Xtal packages, a crystal breakout for breadboard prototyping. Each package has: One pre-built 16MHz unit One pre-built … Read more
The Wireless Innovation Forum has announced they are accepting proposals for entry into their SDR design challenge. “Undergraduate and graduate students or teams of students, advised by a faculty member, are eligible and may propose and solve any problem related … Read more
If you’ve ever thought of designing your own BoosterPack for the TI Launchpad, here’s your chance to build your own BoosterPack (BYOB). TI is conducting a TI BoosterPack Design Challenge for hobbyists and makers in the continental US. Prizes include … Read more
The Ouya is a soon to be released $99 gaming console. It was funded in August, 2012 via Kickstarter to the tune of $8+ million, and hardware should be shipping starting in April. The console is based on Android Jelly … Read more
The crew over at Retrochallenge has announced the commencement of their 2013 Winter Warmup contest. The RetroChallenge is a loosely disorganised gathering of RetroComputing enthusiasts who collectively do stuff with old computers for a month. The event is very much … Read more
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced their upcoming challenge to RF hackers: can you program a radio to dominate the spectrum everywhere? DARPA describes the challenge: The DARPA Spectrum Challenge is a competition to demonstrate a radio … Read more
Numatu Lab is starting a New Year’s giveaway. Commenting on their Facebook post guaranties you a random gift from their store. Three randomly chosen winners will get a Elbert Spartan 3A FPGA Development Board. Sharing some of our joy with … Read more
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