Day one of electronica 2014 is already over and what a day!  We saw product launches from Gizmosphere of the new Gizmo 2 DIY Developer Platform and our Dev Kit Dares booth was an outstanding success.

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The Dev Kit Dares booth had people flocking in the hopes to win a dev kit from the 700 we have to giveaway throughout the week.  We saw people performing the Macarena, singing the national anthem and doing their favourite yoga pose all in an attempt to win a dev kit.  All good fun!  If you would like to pit your wits against the machine come on down tomorrow for more chances to win.  Don't be shy - he who dares wins!!

 

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Today we launched globally the Gizmosphere, the most powerful Single Board Computer (SBC) we have ever launched, it’s a second generation open source x86 development board based on AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SOC).  For more information click here.

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Also on the stand is the BitScope Micro, a full feature dual channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi as well as an eight channel logic analyser, waveform generator, clock generator and spectrum analyser all packaged in one low cost lightweight water resistant test probe.  BitScope Micro captures digital signals at up to 40 MSps and has a 20 MHz analogue bandwidth. The software supports frame rates beyond 20 Hz and includes a digital phosphor display. It is fully user programmable and downloads are freely available for Raspberry Pi, Linux, Windows and Macintosh.

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Today we also launched the initial findings of our DreamBoard survey running on the Community to crowdsource what design engineers really want on a dev kit.  Richard Curtin, Quintin Komaromy and Christian Defeo presented some of the findings from our Dev Kit Dilemmas survey before unveiling an image of the current DreamBoard.  Do you agree with the findings?  If not, click here to have your say. Also did you pick up a limited edition shiny Trump card for the DreamBoard?  You can pick one up from the Community pod and win a full pack by taking part in our Dev Kit Dares.

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Tomorrow sees the winner of the element14 Community design challenge Forget me Not presented with his prize at 11am on the stand.  Frederick Vanedenbosch’s “IoT Pet Care System” uses the Raspberry Pi and openHAB/Eclipse SmartHome technology to collect data on the feeding habits of users’ pets. Pressure sensors dispense food and water rations according to those patterns – all of which can be tracked via mobile device.  If you are around make sure and pop to the stand.

 

Tomorrow also sees our Dev Kit Trumps Tournament at 4pm.  The first 16 people to turn up to the stand will be registered to play for their chance to win a Robox 3d printer.  Come down and play your luck. (T&Cs here)

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It is also our legendary stand party at 6pm so come along and have a drink with us!  See you tomorrow!