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Digilent is proud to announce the 8th annual US regional Digilent Design Contest, to be held on May 6-7, 2012 in conjunction with the IEEE EIT conference in Indianapolis. Digilent Design Contests are engineering contests open to all students enrolled in any educational institution in that region.

Dates
Jan 25, 2012 – Registration begins
Feb 13, 2012 – Registration ends
Feb 23-Mar 1, 2012 – Hardware distribution
Apr 10-15, 2012 – Pre-evaluation report submission
May 1, 2012 – Submission of final project reports and presentations
May 6-7, 2012 – Final presentations in Indianapolis, IN

Challenge
The contest is open to all students and the goal is to develop innovative projects using Digilent products. Students are challenged to create an original project using Digilent boards, whether FPGA boards featuring state-of-the-art Xilinx FPGAs, microcontroller boards featuring Microchip microcontrollers, or chipKIT boards based on the Arduino development environment.

Prizes
Digilent will be awarding prizes to the top finishers. Also, as a courtesy from Digilent, all participants who present their projects in the final EU contest will get to keep the Digilent hardware they used for their work.

You can learn about the contest at http://www.digilentinc.com/events/ddc2012/ or its Facebook Page

Information on past contests can be found here: http://www.digilentinc.com/Showcase/Contests/ContestList.cfm

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. Luke says:

    For those of you worried that you’re too late to get involved, don’t be.

    Some submissions in previous years have gone from nothing to done over the course of a month. This is a great opportunity to get recognition from companies in industry as well as a nice one-up for your resume.

  2. Kris Stahl says:

    According to the contest site, all students who present their projects in any regional contest (not just the EU) get to keep the Digilent hardware for free.

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