SchmartBoard Announces 6 Winners in Schmartie Awards
Released on: February 4, 2008, 7:27 pm
Press Release Author: Schmartboard, Inc.
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 www.schmartdeveloper.org. 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 (www.schmartboard.com) 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.