Thanks to the lovely people at Farnell UK I have 4 Xtrinsic sensor evaluation boards to give away. These boards include a stack of sensors (altitude, pressure, magnetometer and accelerometer) attached to a Freescale Freedom Development Platform board which has a multicolour LED and a touch pad.
Out of the box the boards show up as a USB drive when attached to a PC, and it’s possible to load apps to the board – the Farnell kit comes with a script that displays the information from the various sensors via a USB/Serial interface.
At the moment the board instructions are for PC, although there is a Linux driver available.
There’s potential for lots of really interesting projects with these boards, so here’s how to win one*:
Just come up with an idea for a project using the board – can be anything you like, from the complicated to the simple – and add it as a comment below.
If you want to include a bit of information (or write a blog about your idea) link to it from your comment.
I’ll pick the 4 I like the best and send out the boards. The closing date is the 7th of December 2013 so you have a week to get your thinking caps on.
I’ll feature the ideas – and follow up on how the projects went on in a later blog post.
*droids not included. I live in the UK but will post anywhere but it might take a while to arrive. Decisions are all final. Boards supplied by Farnell UK who send me nice stuff from time to time.
The competition has now closed, thank you to everyone who entered, I’ll be sorting through the ideas and contacting you if you’re a winner.
This rather good competition is still open - http://uk.farnell.com/panasonic-lego-mindstorms if you’re looking for something else to enter.