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[ ENDED ] Nov-Dec 2012 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest

Nov-Dec 2012 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest  

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Entry to the Nov-Dec 2012 POTM contest is open. This is an opportunity for you to show off what you can do with the MSP430
The 43oh community forum has been growing both with good discussions and members. The project section of the forum as well as the Blog has a lot of project ideas you can base your submission on. Feel free to ask questions about the project on the forum.

Previous Contests
[ ENDED ] April 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Nov-Dec 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Aug-Sep 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] June 2011 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Dec 2010 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest
[ ENDED ] Nov 2010 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest

Last Date for entries:
31st Dec, 2012

Prizes:To submit your entry, make an entry into this thread with the following:
1 - A small description of your project.
2 - A picture or video of your setup
3 - Code.
4 - Schematic(rough/hand drawn is fine as long its legible) and/or board files.

About judging the winner :
A week before the contest ends, a poll will be created with all the project entries. Only members of the forum will be allowed to vote.
The contest will roll over to the next month if there are fewer than 5 projects(four or less).

A few simple rules to follow:
- You must be a member of the 43oh forum at least a week before your submission.
- One entry from each member will be permitted.
- Your project can be anything based around the MSP430. You may interface the MSP430 to another controller.
- You may reuse code from anywhere as long as you give credit to the original author.
- You must submit code and schematics of your project with a proper description.
- You can submit your MSP430 project, if it was created before the annoucement of the contest.
- You must have at least 5 posts in the forums, for your entry to be considered when the voting begins.

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I'll offer up (mostly) the same thing I did on stellarisiti.com:

 

1) I will contribute $10 US to the prize, be it a gift certificate to whichever online source or cash prize, at a minimum, assuming the winner uses an MSP430 Launchpad.

... OR ...

2) I will contribute $20 US to the prize, if the project also includes a C2000, Stellaris Launchpad or a 2nd MSP430.

... OR ...

3) I will contribute $40 US to the prize, if the project includes an MSP430 Launchpad and at least two of the following: MSP430, C2000 or Stellaris processor.

 

The criteria are mutually exclusive- if the winner meets the criteria for [3], the winner can't claim [2] and [1], for example.

 

 

I will entertain, pending community opinion of course, the idea of "runner ups", provided those meet certain other standards. A runner up cannot get a prize above the winner: for instance if the winner doesn't meet the [3] criteria, neither can the runner up, right? Therefore the runner up(s) would win the prize(s) below the winner... catch my drift? Anyone could hook up a few MCU's and make some lights blink, but it's more about doing the most with the hardware and software than just hooking things up and making lights blink.

 

I will stipulate that if you enter the same project here, on 43oh.com as well on stellarisiti.com, you cannot claim a prize from both, should you win.

 

 

(My wife is going to hate me for doing this... :grin:)

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I'm finishing an MSP430 + CC430 dev kit that does wireless, Energia, USB, and all kinds of other stuff that should knock the AVR Arduino folks on their butts. I will throw in 3-pack of these modules for the prize! (kit is called "OMG" for Opentag Module+Gadget) I would submit the project itself, but it doesn't seem right -- this is a long term project that just happens to be finishing-up during Nov/Dec.

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Abe,

I'll add the $10 one to the list. Thanks for sponsoring.

 

I'm finishing an MSP430 + CC430 dev kit that does wireless, Energia, USB, and all kinds of other stuff that should knock the AVR Arduino folks on their butts. I will throw in 3-pack of these modules for the prize! (kit is called "OMG" for Opentag Module+Gadget) I would submit the project itself, but it doesn't seem right -- this is a long term project that just happens to be finishing-up during Nov/Dec.

You can add it in. Does not matter.

 

I'm going to have to debate entering my clock, or trying to come up with something epic that I can complete before the end of the year :smile: Those are some serious prizes!

If not, enter your clock.

 

I have a project started in July/August and ending now... would that count?

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edit: nm, that's spelled out in the rules :smile:

Yes... provided it was not entered earlier.

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My wife found out about this and made me change things. I can contribute $20 (US) to the prize and that's it, but she considers 43oh separate from this so I will gift $40 US to Bluehash to divvy up as necessary, which means $20 to 43oh and $20 to Stellarisiti.

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There're some *very* cool prizes there. That energy scanvanger just cost me half an hour of research time!

 

I'll have to actually work on the project I've been contemplating. I wouldn't call it epic, but it's at least interesting :D

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I've not done much with the MSP430 lately and what I have done it's really up to much (and is very similar to my previous PeeLight project). However, if this meets the requirements then I'll make up the numbers...

http://www.instructa...ure-nightlight/

Thanks.

If it was not in a previous POTM, you are free to add it in.

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