Atmel | Bits & Pieces

Back in September 2013, Atmel launched the first stage of its AVR Hero Maker Faire Contest, which challenged Makers, designers and engineers to develop new AVR-powered devices and platforms with commercial potential. 

Winners for the first stage of the contest included Sumit Grover and Rahul Kar (two runner up prizes) from India and Juan Luis Gonzalez from Mexico.

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The grand prize winner? Pamungkas Sumasta from Indonesia, who designed a slick Inertial Mobile Phone Unit.

Earlier this week, Atmel launched stage two of its Simply AVR Design Contest. Targeted at engineers, Makers and DIY hobbyists, the contest invites participants to create ground-breaking microcontroller-based designs using Atmel’s wildly popular AVR microcontroller lineup.

The Simply AVR winner (first prize) will receive $1,500 in cash as well as coverage on Atmel’s social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and Bits & Pieces. Each of the four runner ups will claim a $500 cash…

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