Tuesday, October 20, 2009

If You’re “Into” That Kind of Thing….

Microcontrollers …. and I know a lot of you that are…..

There’s a Halloween contest going on over at makezine.com that has a pretty substantial prize…

From the page:

Microchip Technology Inc. and MAKE have teamed up to present to you the Make: Halloween Contest 2009! Show us your embedded microcontroller Halloween projects and you could be chosen as a winner. Use a microcontroller to make anything from themed lawn decorations to creative costumes - the possibilities are endless. The Make: Halloween Contest will run for 8 weeks, and the Prizewinners will be announced on Friday, November 6th. Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. PDT November 3, 2009. Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity of idea, use of Halloween theme, technical implementation using a microcontroller, execution and craftsmanship, and quality of documentation. Please see Official Rules for more information on the Winner selection.”

Got your eye on the prize?

One Grand Prize Winner three Runner-up Winners will be selected by the judges. The Grand Prize is a Microchip Starter Kit Bundle, valued at $600.00, which includes:

  • PIC18 Starter Kit
  • PIC24F Starter Kit
  • dsPIC® DSC Starter Kit
  • PIC32 Starter Kit
  • Memory Starter Kit
  • FI Evaluation Platform
  • PICkit™ 3

The Runner-up Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Runner-up Prize: PICDEM™ Lab (valued at $124.99), plus a $50 Maker Shed gift certificate.
  • 2nd Runner-up Prize: PICkit™ 3 (valued at $69.99), plus a $50 Maker Shed gift certificate.
  • 3rd Runner-up Prize: F1 Starter Kit (valued at $39.99), plus a $50 Maker Shed gift certificate.

I would enter, but I don't even know what the prize is.  That’s why I hang out with Jayson and you guys – you know what it is.

Now, go forth, and WIN! 

Details Here.


Unknown said...

Wow. I live with this woman and I had to visit our own blog to find out about this!! Talk to me woman! LOL!

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

LOL! That sounds soooooo familiar. Husband and I are ROFL!!! :D

And....we are off to enter...we have a prop or two that might do :) Thanks for the heads up!



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