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Announcing the “Take Flight with Feather” Contest

The Adafruit Feather is the newest platform for microcontroller construction, and corporations like Particle, Sparkfun, Seeed Studios, and naturally Adafruit are generating Feather-compatible gadgets for construction and prototyping. Now it’s your flip! The Take Flight With Feather contest demanding situations you to design a board to slot in the Feather ecosystem, with the grand prize of getting your forums manufactured for you and indexed on the market on Digi-Key.

To get began, check out the present Feather ecosystem and get familiar with this record of examples. From there, get to paintings designing a groovy, helpful, insane, or sensible Feather. But remember that we’re on the lookout for manufacturability. Electron savant Lady Ada can be judging every board at the foundation of manufacturability.

What’s a excellent design? We’re on the lookout for submissions within the following classes:

  • The Weirdest Feather — What’s probably the most ridiculous enlargement board you’ll get a hold of?
  • You’ll Cut Yourself On That Edge — We’re surrounded with bleeding-edge tech, what’s the best use of recent generation?
  • Retro Feather — Old tech lives on, however are you able to design a Feather to have interaction with it? Is it even conceivable to construct a vampire Ethernet faucet or an outdated acoustically-coupled modem?
  • Assistive Tech — Build a Feather to lend a hand others. Use generation to toughen lives.
  • Wireless Feather — Add a brand new wi-fi generation to the Feather ecosystem

In addition to the grand prize winner, five different entries (one in every of the 5 classes above) will obtain $100 Tindie reward certificate. The contest starts now and runs thru December 31st. To get began, get started a venture on and use the “Submit Project To” dropdown field at the left sidebar of your venture web page to go into it within the contest.