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First batch of winners announced! Check it out!

The second batch of winners has been announced!  Find out who won here!

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Want to win a BeagleBone Black from element14? We are giving away BeagleBone Black boards every day from now until Feb 1 to new element14 members and the members who refer them. This means that your name will be entered again each time someone new lists you as a referral-- so tell all your friends and increase your odds of winning!

 

 

To enter the giveaway, click one of the two orange buttons below:

 

Click the button below if nobody referred you to element14 but you still want to be entered to win a BeagleBone Black.

 

Enter to Win (Nobody Invited Me)

 

BE SURE TO ENTER "BB GIVEAWAY" IN THE "INVITED BY" FIELD LIKE THIS:


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Click the button below if someone recommended you join element14, the world's largest community of electronic engineers.


Enter to Win (Somebody Invited Me)

 

BE SURE TO ENTER THE USERNAME OF THE PERSON WHO REFERRED YOU IN THE "INVITED BY" FIELD. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS:

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That's it! Once you join our community, your name will be automatically entered to win. We will post the display names of our lucky winners as comments on this blog between now and February 1. (Be sure to use a working email address when you sign up, as well as your preferred shipping address.)

 

Good luck, and Happy New Year from element14! (Contest Terms and Conditions below)

 

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Terms and Conditions


Updated January 16, 2015

 

 

1. This prize draw is run by Premier Farnell plc (Premier Farnell or we (including our or us) on the following terms and conditions. Anyone who enters this prize draw is referred to in these terms and conditions as entrant or you.

 

2. In entering this prize draw you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions applicable to this prize draw at any time (the T&Cs). Please note that this includes agreeing to your name and town and country of residence being disclosed as winner if requested by any other entrant in accordance with 6 below.

 

3. Premier Farnell reserves the right to change these T&Cs from time to time and amended T&Cs will be posted on this page.

 

4. This prize draw will be run during the period from January 17, 2015 to January 31.

 

5. This prize draw is not open to:

 

a.            Anyone below the age of 18 years;

b.            Anyone who is a public sector employee;

c.            Any person who is a resident of a Restricted Country (see 12 below};

d. Anyone who is an employee of Premier Farnell, any company in the Premier Farnell group of companies or any agency representing Premier Farnell.

 

6. There are two ways to enter the prize draw

 

a. Entrants who are new to element14 join the element14 Community via the first “Join” button listed on this page and entering the code "BB GIVEAWAY" in the Invited By field.

b. Entrants who are already members of the element14 Community have their user name entered in the “Invited by” field on the registration form of another person who joins element14 via the second “Join” button listed on this page.

 

7.  An entrant can increase his or her chances of winning by having their name listed on more than one new member registration form as the referring party. Referring parties should make sure to tell their friends to put the referrer’s element14 user name in the “Invited by” field.

 

8. No purchase is necessary to enter this prize draw.

 

9. Winners will be selected by February 1, 2015 and will be notified via email. In addition, we might post their user names (also known as their display names) as comments on this page to let others know they have won. Premier Farnell reserves the right to withdraw any unclaimed Prize at its discretion and to select a replacement winner if it sees fit. In other words, get back to us when we tell you you’ve won so we don’t have to select someone else!

 

10. The winner will win a Rev C BeagleBone Black as described here: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-54121. The Prize is non-negotiable and non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. Premier Farnell reserves the right to replace the Prize with other goods of similar or greater value as Premier Farnell sees fit in its sole discretion. There is no right to any refund in respect of any Prize returned.

 

11. The Prize will be sent by Premier Farnell’s usual delivery methods. Premier Farnell is not liable if the Prize is lost or damaged in transit.

 

12. This prize draw is not open to residents of:

 

Australia

Belgium

Denmark

Israel

Italy

New Zealand

The Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

 

 

who are ineligible to participate in this prize draw due to local requirements. Each of these countries is referred to as a Restricted Country.

 

 

13. No responsibility will be accepted for entries which are not received for any reason, including technical error. Premier Farnell is not responsible for hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions; typographical or systems errors; problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers or computer equipment; or technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any combination thereof. Premier Farnell is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from this prize draw or other telecommunications malfunctions, which may limit an entrant's ability to participate.

 

14. Premier Farnell reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any winner before a Prize is sent and may require proof of identification and age. If Premier Farnell suspects fraud or misconduct, (including without limitation any attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the prize draw by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or our representatives) or a winner or potential winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, his or her Prize may be withheld or withdrawn and another potential winner selected. The eligibility requirements include the requirements of 15 below.

 

15. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the prize draw or extend the period of participation in our sole discretion. Premier Farnell will not be liable for any such withdrawal or change to the prize draw. If, for any reason, this prize draw is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond our control, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the prize draw, we reserve the right at our sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the prize draw.

 

16. Entrants and winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to this prize draw or any Prize.

 

17. You may not enter the prize draw if, by doing so, you may cause Premier Farnell and/or you to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which you are a party or in breach of any duty, law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which you or Premier Farnell may be subject. Premier Farnell reserves the right to disqualify any entry made in breach of this condition.

 

18. Premier Farnell respects the policies of employers which forbid entry to and/or the acceptance of prizes by their employees. If requested to do so by Premier Farnell, a winner must obtain signed authorisation from duly authorised senior employee of his or her employer confirming the winner’s permission to accept the Prize.

 

19. The Prize is not supplied with the benefit of any warranties from Premier Farnell and is only supplied with the benefit of any warranty which may be provided by the manufacturer of the relevant item. All further warranties or representations are hereby expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted at law. Without limiting the generality of this exclusion, Premier Farnell hereby excludes all and any liability arising out of the prize draw or the acceptance, use, quality condition, suitability or performance of the Prize, even where arising from Premier Farnell’s negligence.

 

20. Premier Farnell does not exclude liability for death, personal injury arising or damage to property from its negligence, or for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, for fraud or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for Premier Farnell to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.

 

21. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this prize draw.

 

22.    Please address any queries relating to this prize draw to sjethani@newark.com

Circuits with Charlotte

Posted by element14Dave element14 Team Jan 16, 2015

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charlotte_godley is a 21 years-old Computer student from University of Hull who loves programming. She’s just completed her placement year at Airbus Bristol and she’s heading in to the third and final year of her degree in Computer Science at the University of Hull. Also, she is a STEM ambassador and has her own blog; and recently she also started to post in our community about her projects. Check out the her Video Series and the projects she has been creating for the element14 Community below.

 

 



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Raspberry Pi Model B+

 

 

Charlotte Godley presents the first in her 'Circuits with Charlotte' project series. In this episode Charlotte reveals her Pi Passport project demonstrating how to create an NFC event registration point for Raspberry Jams using a Raspberry Pi B+ and the NXP Explore NFC


The Projects:

Pi Passport: Project Introduction

Pi Passport: Step 2: Setting up NFC

Pi Passport: Step 3: Building an NFC class

Pi Passport: Step 4: Admin panel

Pi Passport: Step 5: Creating a Web API

Pi Passport: Step 6: Connecting the dots


 


RIoTBoard


 

Charlotte Godley presents the next episode of 'Circuits with Charlotte' in which she demonstrates some of the features of the RIoTboard by Freescale.


The Projects:

Using VNC on a RIOTBoard

Getting started with RIOTBoard: Gmail notifier

Getting started with the RIoTboard: Hello, LED!



The Flo(a) Portable Piano



Charlotte Godley presents her 3rd 'Circuits with Charlotte' project. In this episode Charlotte creates her Flor(a) piano, demonstrating the use of an Adafruit flora, Piezo speaker and velostat to produce a floor piano .


The Projects:


Project Flor(a) Piano

Project Flor(a) piano: part 2

 


The Light-Up NFC Bracelet


VIDEO COMING SOON


The Light-up NFC Bracelet Project: Stage 1

The Light-up NFC Bracelet Project: Stage 2


Final project blog coming soon!