2014 European Design Freedom Contest

There is cool contest for EEs, with actual prizes running right now. is running the “2014 European Design Freedom Contest” (at and the prizes include iPads and iPods as well as a football table, espresso machine, or bike. You’ll get to design projects using the Freescale Freedom Kinetis ARM based development platform.

The contest uses free online tools from Digi-Key. The first part of the contest uses Scheme-It for you to generate a block diagram of your contest entry that uses one of the 10 available Freescale Freedom Platforms; the project can be a solution to a real problem or something novel. This first phase of the contest runs through the end of June.

In the second phase, create a PCB design of your project. You can also go with a software submission using ARM mbed studio online software ( The 2nd phase runs through Oct 10th.

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