Black Widow Design Challenge

Freescale is sponsoring a contest for embedded engineers and engineering students in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The grand prize is $10,000 and the winning entry will be featured in the Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando.

The contest is called the Black Widow $10,000 Design Challenge. The challenge rewards the most inventive designs with cash prizes and high-profile recognition, includes free technical training and a discounted price for the USBSYPDER08 development tool supporting Freescale’s MC9S08QG, MC9S08QD and MC9RS08KA families of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs).

After you have registered, here are the steps involved:

  • Step 1: Check your knowledge in a short question and answer session.
  • Step 2: Participate in a short coding demonstration using Freescale’s online virtual lab. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to purchase Freescale’s USBSPYDER08 at a 50 percent discount.
  • Step 3: Submit your application concept.

Entries must be submitted online by April 6th and should include the use of a microcontroller from Freescale’s MC9S08QG, MC9S08QD, or MC9RS08KA families. Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of Freescale judges for the following:

  • Creativity
  • Design efficiency
  • Number of Freescale products incorporated in the design
  • Technical complexity
  • Usefulness
  • Overall application rating

Freescale will inform the top ten finalists in mid-April. The finalists will be invited to build prototypes of their designs and submit them to Freescale for final judging.

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