Design Contest

Mad Dash for Flash Cash – Winners

Design Contest presented by Microchip and Circuit Cellar in 2002

Winners’ Announcement
The winners have crossed the finish line in the Mad Dash for Flash Cash. Contestants were challenged to base their designs on the PIC family of microcontrollers from Microchip. The entrants’ ingenuity and superior design skills made it a tight race. The results demonstrate why the PIC family is so popular: the versatility and reliability of the PIC12Fxxx, PIC16Fxxx, and PIC18Fxxx have made them effective tools for building dependable embedded applications. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this contest for making it one of our most successful competitions. The judges based their decisions on technical merit, originality, usefulness, cost-effectiveness, and design optimization. Prizes were awarded for Grand, First, Second, and Third Prize, and Honorable Mention. Congratulations to the winners!

Grand Prize — Stealth Telephone Screener
First Prize — A USB-CAN-Based Distributed Dual-Axis Motion Controller
Second Prize — Horsepower Monitor
Third Prize — Chimney Sentinel

Honorable Mentions
Zero Pin Loader (ZPL) for the PIC18F Family
Mechanically Scanned Laser Display
Seeker II—An Autonomous Mini-Sumo Robot

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