Chipkit Challenge
DesignSpark chipKIT™ Challenge Winners
DesignSpark chipKIT™ Challenge Winners

Beginning in September 2011, design engineers from around the globe were challenged to turn their hot ideas into cool solutions using Microchip’s chipKIT Max32 development board. While these energy-conscience designers connected in the DesignSpark forums, their projects continued to evolve until the final innovative and eco-friendly project designs were ready for the judges.

The judges reviewed all the entries and scored the projects based on technical merit, originality, design optimization, and quality of an extension card using DesignSpark’s PCB tools. The judge’s results are now final. Thanks to everyone who participated in this incredible competition and congratulations to all the winners! Let your international recognition and prestige begin.

First Prize — Dean Boman
Energy Monitoring System


Second Prize — Raul Alvarez Torrico
Home Energy Gateway


Third Prize — Graig Pearen
SunSeeker (PV Array Tracker)


Honorable Mentions:
Jaromir Sukuba - Handheld PIC18 IDE
John Schuch - Wireless Mesh Network Time Server

Ian Johnson, Sajjad Lalji, David Weight - MPPT Boost Converter

Manuel Iglesias Abbatemarco - Eco-Friendly Home Automation Controller

Curtis Brooks - Internet-Enabled Multizone Thermostat