[EMS Discuss] Fwd: [EMS Board] chipKIT Contest for Hackerspaces

Wed Sep 5 22:47:26 PDT 2012

Anyone up for another contest?

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Date: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM
Subject: [EMS Board] chipKIT Contest for Hackerspaces

I’m emailing a bunch of Hackerspaces and Academics to see if there was
a chance of getting this message posted to your membership. We’re
starting a contest based on the chipKIT Platform with prizes to outfit
a lab at either a school or hackerspace. So your lab could be eligible
for up to $5500 in Development tools if they post a winning entry.
Here’s some details if you’re ok posting. If you or any of your
membership have any questions, please feel free to contact me

“Microchip Technology and Digilent Inc. are pleased to announce the
chipKIT™ Design Contest open to all students, hacker spaces and
hobbyists in the United States and Canada.

A chipKIT Starter Pak valued at over $225 USD will be sent to the
first 100 qualifying academic institutions and established hacker

To qualify please complete the chipKIT Design Contest Participant
Survey here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FREEchipKITStarterPaks by
September 10, 2012.

The Contest will be a three-tiered competition as follows:

Level 1 Challenge ($2000 in prizes):

Develop an original application using a chipKIT Platform, existing,
known working shield and, existing, known working libraries.

Level 2 Challenge ($3000 in prizes):

Develop an original application using a chipKIT Platform and existing
shield where associated libraries are modified to exploit specific
features of the chipKIT Platform's PIC32 device and associated

Level 3 Challenge ($5500 in prizes):

Develop an original shield along with associated libraries and
supporting documentation (tutorials, examples and user's guide) that
will highlight the additional functionality of the PIC32 devices
populating the chipKIT Platform.

View a complete description of contest rules and regulations at



Marc McComb

Senior Global Academic Program Sales Engineer

2355 West Chandler Blvd., Mailstop 1-E

Chandler , AZ 85224-6199

office: 480-792-4391

mobile: 480-478-5676

Need more information on Microchip's Academic Program or would like to
become a Partner? Visit www.microchip.com/academic for more

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