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!