Thursday, January 20, 2011

Netduino Giveaway Announcement

As promised, this post provides the details to enter to win a free Netduino board. I said it would be a very small giveaway and I meant it. Unfortunately blogging hasn't brought me the riches of the world so I'm only giving away 2 Netduinos at this time but hey, two is better than none right?

Why Netduino?

You may be asking "Why a Netduino? Don't you use PICs?" Well, yes, I'm a PIC user myself but I also realize that PICs, while pretty easy to get setup, are no match for the ease of the Netduino and my purpose is to help a budding hobbyist get right into it. Besides, who cares what it is? It's free right?

How to Enter

To enter to win one of the Netduinos you have to meet the following criteria.
  • Have a strong desire to get into or continue learning about embedded systems.
  • Be at least 18 years of age or have guardian permission to enter.
  • Be a registered follower of this blog. (see the column to the right)
  • Send an email to explaining to me why you are interested in winning a Netduino and what you would do with it if you won.
  • Be willing to send me an update of what you make with you're new Netduino if you win

Now most of these bullet points are based on the honor system so honest.

Winner Selection

I'll be accepting entries from now until February 18th. I will choose the two entries that I feel have given me the most compelling reasons for why they want/need a Netduino board. My goal is to get these two free boards to owners that I think will get the most out of them. So submit your entries. Tell your friends. Tell them to tell their friends. Tell anyone you think may be interested in a brand new Netduino. If you don't like these rules then just don't enter. You've got until midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on February 18th to get your entries in.

The Fine Print

To make this a worthwhile endeavor I need to receive at least 20 submissions to select two winners. If I receive less than 20 entries the giveaway will be cancelled. Tell your friends and anyone you think might be interested so we don't have to worry about this one. In your email submission you must provide some contact information and a shipping address that can be verified. I just need a way to get in touch with you (email is fine) and if you win I'll obviously need to know where to ship your new Netduino. Except as required by US law enforcement I WILL NOT share this information with ANYONE. If your submission has been successfully received and meets all of the above-defined criteria you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours notifying you that your entry has been accepted. Winners will have their Netduino board shipped within 2 weeks of the giveaway ending. If you have any questions just shoot me an email at I've never done anything like this before so bare with me. As always, feel free to leave a comment if you so desire.

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