SchmartBoard Announces 6 Winners in Schmartie Awards

Released on: February 4, 2008, 7:27 pm

Press Release Author: Schmartboard, Inc.

Industry: Electronics

Press Release Summary: Top prizewinner receives $1000 and a product marketed with
his name on it

Press Release Body: Fremont, CA - February 5, 2008 - SchmartBoard, the developer of
a new technology that has significantly simplified the creation of electronic
circuits for hobbyists, education and industry, today announced the winners of its
second annual Schmartie Awards.

Schmartie Award participants, as a part of the SchmartDeveloper program, posted
electronic circuit designs with a bill of materials that included the correct
SchmartBoards (prototype boards) to the company's "SchmartDeveloper" website. The
grand prize winner receives a $1000 cash prize, and SchmartBoard will manufacture
and market a SchmartModule product with the winners name on it. In addition, the
winner will receive a commission on each of these product sold.

The circuits, and information about the winners and other applicants can be found at The winners of the contest are:
Grand Prize- Giannis Kedros of Thessaloniki, Greece - Wins the grand prize (see
above) for his Serial to USB Module
2nd Prize - Charles Wenzel of Austin, TX USA wins a DSO8502 500Mhz Digital
Oscilloscope from Link Instruments for his Low Jitter Quadrature Clock
3rd Prize - John Day of Toronto, ON Canada wins a Weller WD1002 Soldering Station
from Cooper Tools for his USB to Serial and 12C Module
Honorable Mention - Daniel F. Ramirez of Amherst, NH USA wins a Parallax Boe-Bot
for his Schmart DC Motor Controller
Honorable Mention - Russell Pead of Littleton, MA USA wins a Parallax Boe-Bot for
his TTL Test Board
Honorable Mention - Robert Gatt of Port Fairy VIC, Australia wins a Parallax Boe-Bot
for his IR Proximity Detector

The criteria used to choose the winners were originality, how well SchmartBoard
technology was used in the design, how useful the design is in the real world and
marketability of the design.

Co-sponsors of the contest were Nuts & Volts Magazine, Servo Magazine, Cooper Tools,
Link Instruments, Jameco Electronics, Mouser Electronics, Fry's Electronics, Circuit
Specialists, Intellect Lab, Parallax and RB Technology.

About SchmartBoard (
SchmartBoardTM is committed to helping engineers, students and hobbyists develop
electronic circuits faster, easier, and less expensively than previously possible.
SchmartBoard's patent pending Electronic Circuit Building Blocks makes this
possible. SchmartBoard's "EZ" Technology makes the soldering of surface mount
components accessible to virtually anyone.

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Contact Details: Missy Bindseil, SchmartBoard

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