Our Keeloq Shield wins ChipKIT Design Challenge!

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We are so excited that we won the Level 3 ChipKit Design Challenge.  Please view the other levels and contestants here.  Thank you everyone who voted for us.  With the winnings we will be gaining some new tools from Microchip and Digilent.

If you want to look at the published files design and source files, they are available on github.  There are 2 sets of hardware and firmware.  The hand held keyfob schematic / firmware, and the chipkit shield schematic / library.

 

If by chance you haven’t seen our entry video yet, check it out.

Redbull creation, year 3

So it’s that time again, time for Redbull Creation, 3rd year.  I’ll make this short, just got the box, wanted to show some pics. Here’s what we got for the qualifier, our TurBull Encabulator. We’ll have updates on this later I’m sure.  You may remember our entry last year, the telepresence zen garden, and our year 1 entry with crank’d and we went to the finals with that entry, where we built the chill-a-piller.

Lot’s of LED’s for the qualifier this year, maybe an accelerometer.  Need more time to dive deep.  Have fun with the pics.

We built, We raced, We lost

 

It took a lot of hard work to get the kart ready in time for the PPPRS event at Maker Faire NYC 2012.  But we made it!

Needless to say, we learned a lot.  Mainly to get started a little earlier — and not wait until 2am the night before to get the kart moving.

Burnt Mosfets, burnt motors and broken wheels later we made it back home to ponder the next one.  Here’s a video showing some of the races, we had fun.