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Welcome to the home of competitions.

This is where you can find out about and enter our exclusive competitions and design challenges. Our challenges are open to all DesignSpark members, so if you haven't already why not register today. If you want to be kept informed of up and coming events, then simply subscribe to this hub.

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Share the DesignSpark Love…

Earn as many ‘virtual raffle tickets’ as you can to maximise your chance of winning big in our brand-new, quarterly prize draw; plus, top referrers each period will win an exclusive DesignSpark goody bag!

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DS Advent Giveaway: The Winners

Our DesignSpark Elves, Faraday and Lovelace, returned to DesignSpark HQ for December for our annual advent giveaway on our Twitter account @DesignSparkRS.

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DesignSpark New Year Giveaway 2020

We are offering you the chance to win an exclusive engineers bundle worth over £2500, including a connected coffee machine, soldering station and Nintendo Switch Lite. Sponsored by Maxim Integrated, TE Connectivity and STMicroelectronics.

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February 14, 2020 10:06

Open University students look to compete in the Spaceport America Cup 2020

Learn about the Open University Student Rocket Team's plans for their entry into the Spaceport America Cup 2020 and the importance of the competition to the team's members. Can you help the team to reach their goal?

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February 2, 2020 15:00

DesignSpark #LoveElectronics Giveaway

February is the month of love (well Valentines Day is in February!) and here at DesignSpark we really love electronics… and we know that you do too! So we’re giving you the chance to enter our competition to win some great electronics goodies!

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January 15, 2020 15:10

New Year Giveaway: Sponsors In Focus

Until the end of January we are giving you the chance to start the year in style by winning a bundle of engineering products worth over £2500 in our New Year Giveaway thanks to our sponsors STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity and Maxim Integrated.

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January 13, 2020 14:08

Share the Love – Draw 1 Winners!

Thank you all for sharing so much DesignSpark love over the last three months – we’ve welcomed over 200 new members from your referrals alone.

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December 2, 2019 08:15

DesignSpark New Year Giveaway 2020

We are offering you the chance to win an exclusive engineers bundle worth over £2500, including a connected coffee machine, soldering station and Nintendo Switch Lite. Sponsored by Maxim Integrated, TE Connectivity and STMicroelectronics.

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November 25, 2019 16:42

DS Advent Giveaway: The Winners

Our DesignSpark Elves, Faraday and Lovelace, returned to DesignSpark HQ for December for our annual advent giveaway on our Twitter account @DesignSparkRS.

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October 21, 2019 13:01

Traco Power DC-DC Converters in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod from the winning TUM team

Did you know that this summer the team of the Technical University of Munich took home the #SpaceX #Hyperloop Pod Competition win thanks to achieving the top speed overall (288 mph!!)? Traco Power DC-DC converter played an important role.

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October 11, 2019 12:21

Share the DesignSpark Love…

Earn as many ‘virtual raffle tickets’ as you can to maximise your chance of winning big in our brand-new, quarterly prize draw; plus, top referrers each period will win an exclusive DesignSpark goody bag!

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October 10, 2019 14:47

Win a 10-piece RS PRO Screwdriver Set

To celebrate the launch of the new RS PRO shop, RS Components are giving you the chance to win a 10-piece insulated screwdriver set.

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September 22, 2019 11:10

Cypress Design Challenge - Electronics for Agriculture

When we are trying to build electronics for agriculture the most important parameters are robustness and efficiency. This data collection board is a general-purpose board ready for agro-based projects. It uses an ATMEGA164PU an AVR 8 bit MCU.

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September 22, 2019 11:07

*WINNING ENTRY* Cypress Design Challenge – Swarm Style Decentralised Greenhouse Control System

This article documents my experimentation with the CYBT-213043-MESH and CYW920819EVB-02 development kits and my attempts to utilise the latest Bluetooth standards to create novel centralised and decentralised greenhouse control systems.

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September 22, 2019 11:06

*WINNING ENTRY* Cypress Design Challenge - premises entry system

Low power BLE Mesh network consisting of sensors and 'Bells'. Sensor boards have reed switch inputs and doorbell push switch. When activated, messages are sent to the network. Bell units pick up the messages for relevant AWD sounds. NOT COMPLETED!

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