July 2011 Competition Results

Hello readers

[Oops – this was originally published as August instead of July]

The month of July is now over and therefore another competition. There were six questions hidden within the posts for July, and for the curious the questions and answers were:

  1. Which software was used to create the picture above? (Image of an Arduino and breadboard in this post) – Fritzing;
  2. What large products are famously made in Toulouse, France and exported around the world? – Aircraft from EADS/Airbus Industries – such as the amazing A380;
  3. Which movie did the quote printed in the video above come from? (“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy“) – “The Shining“;
  4. What is larger, 1000 nanofarads or 1 microfarad? – Neither, they are the same;
  5. What is the frequency of the crystal in this kit? – 32.768 kHz;
  6. Where are the headquarters for NXP located? – Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
It was great to see a record number of entries, all with correct answers. Great work everyone! However, there can only be two winners…
The first winner drawn was Henrik from Sweden who will receive an ex-review Ikalogic “Scanalogic2” PC-based logic analyser and signal generator:

With the Scanalogic2, you can capture and analyse all sorts of signals, including I2C, CAN bus, SPI, UART, and more. The firmware is user-upgradable and allows the design team to add more features when they are developed. You can even capture data and play it back to recreate situations in the future, or transfer the data to other users for their analysis. For more information please visit the Ikalogic website, or read my quick review of the Scanalogic. Thanks to Little Bird Electronics for the Scanalogic2

The second winner drawn was Kevin from New Jersey, USA who will receive one brand new Gravitech Arduino Nano:

Made in the USA, the Gravitech Arduino Nano is a very, very small version of our Arduino Duemilanove boards. It contains the same microcontroller (ATmega328) but in SMD form; has all the I/O pins (plus two extra analogue inputs); and still has a USB interface via the FT232 chip. The prize version will have the pins soldered as shown above. Thanks to Gravitech for the Arduino Nano.

Congratulations to the lucky winners, and thank you to all those who took the time to enter the competition. I hope you enjoyed reading the posts, and look forward to running another competition in August. The prizes are two new products that will be very desirable, and will be reviewed in the next week or two. So stay tuned!

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By John Boxall

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