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5 Apr 2011

The OpenWorld application design contest for STM32 was launched March 15th 2010 to promote technologies and applications that assist persons with handicaps or limiting medical conditions. The contest is open and accepting entries.

The contest is open to students, hobbyists and professional engineers.

The essentials…

What is it:

An application design contest on STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 to promote solutions/technologies that facilitate life for people with handicaps or limiting medical conditions

Links:

Prizes:

  • $20000 in cash prizes

Key dates:

  • 15 May 2011 – concept entries to  (best entries awarded EvoPrimer tools)
  • 14 December 2011 – finished applications due

For Who:

Anyone – professional engineers, electronics hobbyists, students, … anyone who is interested in electronics and applications that help the handicapped or disabled.

Where: Worldwide

Technologies of interest:

  • STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller
  • MEMS (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer)
  • RF technologies (GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee…)
  • Portable, autonomous electronic platforms
  • Precision navigation systems
  • Augmented reality
  • Multimedia
  • Contest Sponsors: STMicroelectronics, ST-Ericsson, among others

Context:

  • The contest is a promotion of the Autonomie project – an industry/research consortium researching technologies that assist people with sight impairments.

OpenWorld Design Contest with EvoPrimer for STM32 – [Link]

5 Mar 2011

Really impressed by the turnout for the 555 Contest… something like 238 entries! The above videos show three of the submissions. [via]

Jeri and I are hard at work thinning the pack to pass on to our hack-master judges by next week. And don’t worry, even if you didn’t make the first cut, you’ll still be eligible for some of the door prizes from our wonderful sponsors. We’ll be announcing those judges soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to highlight only a few of the amazing projects we’ve already seen. Why should the aggregator sites get all the fun? We’ll be posting links to all of the entries in the coming days, once the entries have advanced to the next round. Check out 3 videos Jeri and I thought were particularly fun and inventive.

555 Contest Entries Already Wowing the Organizers – [Link]

1 Mar 2011

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Last day to enter the 555 timer contest! – [Link]

17 Feb 2011

The story of the triple nickel. Jeri writes – [via]

In this video I go over some of the history of the www.555contest.com and how it grew from a few random events. I also demonstrate an AM transmitter that broadcasts tones depending on the temperature of a thermistor.

The Story of the 555 contest and Temperature to Tone Transmitter – [Link]


24 Jan 2011

There is a 555 contest happening that was conceived by Jeri Ellsworth and Chris Gammell. Check it out. [via]

This contest came about in mid-January 2011 on Twitter. Jeri began talking about 555 timers and excitement built up enough to start doing something about it! The organizers of the contest have no monetary interest, only interest in seeing new designs and creativity blossom. Vendors/sponsors did not prompt this contest, though they are helping organize and providing prizes. Really we’re just looking to have fun and see new designs, so be sure to submit yours!

555 contest up and running – [Link]

23 Feb 2010

 

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It passed some time from the day we published Ponoco.com contest announcement and it’s time to give out the prizes to best ideas. There was 9 great ideas submitted on the comment section from 5 visitors. All project ideas submitted was really interesting and wasn’t easy to select the three best to give out the prizes. Thanks everyone who participated. The project list follows:

User: Skorpios – 1. pc-controlled playable maze

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User: bmsgaffer86 – 1. CNC machine to mill printed circuit boards – 2. airframes for a quadracopter – 3. remote control vehicle bodies and parts

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User: Adsumlefenice  1. geodesic dome – 2. weather/sunlight oriented responsive solar panel array – 3. gyroscopic or turbine based Tesla electrical generator – 4. dc and/or stepper motor

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User: Mike Donovan – 1. more specialized RepRap / MakerBot variants

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User: Darkness  – 1. enclosure for an electronics project – timer/status board for archery tournaments

…. and the winners are:

  • 1stPrize:  user: Darkness – Enclosure for an electronics project – timer/status board for archery tournaments
  • 2rd Prize: user:bmsgaffer86 - CNC machine to mill printed circuit boards 
  • 3rdPrize: user:Adsumlefenice - Weather/sunlight oriented responsive solar panel array

Message to winners: please contact webmasterelectronics-lab.com for instructions on how to receive your prizes.

7 Jan 2010

Open Source robotic arm made using Ponoko.com digital making

CONTEST IS OVER – SEE WINNERS HERE

Submit your idea NOW and win 1-year subscription

Following up the contest announcement post “WIN 1-year subscription with Ponoko.com to turn your design into reality” it’s time to take action! To participate propose a project that can be build using the Ponoko.com digital making service. Post your contest entrances on the comments (you can propose more than one if you like, increasing the chances to win)

The three most interesting projects will be selected and awarded with free digital making to turn your creativity into reality. We are waiting your contest entrances NOW!

  • 1st Prize: 12 months free Ponoko’s Subscription (worth 468$)
  • 2nd Prize: 100$ voucher to ‘click to make’
  • 3rd prize: 50$ voucher to ‘click to make’

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20 Dec 2009

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Following up the post “Electronics Design Contest: What Is It?” we are impressed seeing what that device is. After almost 2 months a young tech wiper-snapper from New York did found the answer. It’s a “Better mousetrap” maybe the best mousetrap, a high tech electronic, ultrasonic, pneumatic mousetrap. You can read more information and check a video of “Better mousetrap” working on this page.  

Telovation.com contest: Answer found! - [Link]

12 Dec 2009

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CONTEST IS OVER – SEE WINNERS HERE

Contest announcement:

Electronics-Lab is happy to announce the launch of a new contest. To enter the contest is simple! Just use your creativity!  To participate you should propose a project that can be build using the Ponoko.com digital making service. Your proposal may be related or not to electronics. The three most interesting projects will be selected and awarded with free digital making to turn your creativity into reality. Put your creativity to work and be ready to post your contest entrance at 25/12/2009 → 28/12/2009.

A post will be published at 28/12/2009 calling you to post your proposal on the comments.

So don’t let time pass…

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Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 12 months free Ponoko’s Subscription (worth 468$)
  • 2nd Prize: 100$ voucher to ‘click to make’
  • 3rd prize: 50$ voucher to ‘click to make’

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What is Ponoko ?

With Ponoko you can turn your product ideas into real things in 3 steps:

(1) Upload your designs;
(2) Select your favorite materials;
(3) Click to make.

You can make garments, jewelry, coasters, clocks, lamps, chairs, toys, Christmas ornaments … all sorts of things. Just select from a range of more than 60 funky materials like 100% pure merino wool felt, plastics, timbers, leather and card. It’s up to you!

More than 40,000 user generated goods have been made so far – see what others have made here: http://www.ponoko.com/showroom

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22 Oct 2009

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A contest is running on telovation.com. The first person to identify what this automated robotic device is, will receive a free technology grab bag. Visit the link to participate.

Electronics Design Contest: What Is It? - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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