Fubarino Contest Winners


It is with great pleasure that I announce the winners of the Fubarino Contest (alphabetical order): Brian, Daniel, Dave, Dominic, Eric, Gerben, James, Joel, Joseph, Laurens, Luis, Mats, Mike, Nathanael, Pete, Peter, Sebastian, Taciuc, Vojtěch, and Wes. They rose to the challenge and added our URL as an Easter Egg in their microcontroller project. Their hacks were chosen for their creativity, as well as completeness of presentation. Congratulations! Links to all twenty project features are after the break in reverse order in which they were originally published. To see all the entries hit up the contest tag.

We also want to take a moment to thank Microchip Technology Inc. They not only put up twenty Fubarino SD boards as prizes, they are also covering the cost of shipping to each winner. Many thanks!

We thought it was interesting that the twenty winners live in 11 different countries: Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Romania, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, UK, and the USA. Hackaday really is a global community!

If you are one of the winners please leave your acceptance speech in the comments section. This is also a great place to leave feedback — if you didn’t submit an entry we want to know why!

Contest Winners:

28 thoughts on “Fubarino Contest Winners

    1. Kind of naughty of them to put “ino” on the end, creating confusion and possibly confounding beginners who wonder why none of their shields are working. The community now has to make an issue of separating the two, nice one Microchip.

      1. As if there was only one Arduino derivate and the pro micros and nanos from arduino themself would not exist. Try to fit a shield on a nano, they won’t fit either. There is an ino on there because it is integrated into the IDE so you can use your arduino sketch on this one. I think it is pretty smart to make a product that is useable for an already existing wide spread community.

          1. That is excactly what I intended to say, it is quite obvious it won’t fit, so no confusion from the beginning, whether fubarino or arduino nano – no shield community harmed, just enriched with another possibility ;) I felt OP was about the INO, so sorry, if I got that wrong :)

  1. That contest pushed me to work on my code and make some progress so I want to thank you for that. That fubarino is a great topping on being featured on hackaday! Gave me some goose bumps, too. Happy new year to all followers and writers of hackaday!

  2. Wow. Having a project appear on Hackaday was a thrill but having it be one of the contest winners goes beyond thrilling. Thank you Hackaday and everyone else for all the kind words. Here’s looking forward to the new year.

  3. I really appreciate the community of hacking. In my case, I used the soldering iron driver designed by Ahri, PCB laid out by Arakis, and given to me courtesy of Ian at dangerousprototypes. I contributed in a small part by sharing my modifications of the firmware.

    I find coding for microcontrollers challenging and fun– keeping track of what needs to be declared volatile, using interrupt routines, conserving power, etc. It is a different set of challenges from “regular” coding. And the best part is the ability to interface with the physical world using so many different sensors and output devices.

    Thank you to Microchip for sponsoring this contest– I can’t wait to try out the PIC32. It looks like a great chip/board.

    I will only mention Johnny-One-Note who states PIC is not STM32 or AVR.

  4. Nice to win something once in a while – even if the number of entries was just barely higher than the number of prizes. :-)

    If the PIC32 on the board is large enough to run http://retrobsd.org/ on it I think that my board will end up as a small bsd box….

    Thanks Microchip for the prizes and stuff. Now if you just could change the licensing terms of your USB stack so we can supply the source for the stack together with our own open source projects it would be just spanking fabulous!

  5. This contest was great because it finally gave me a reason to start a project that I had plans for for quite a while. I’m also not used to making projects like this within a deadline, something I’m going to need to learn if I want to turn this hobby into a job.

    Many people seem to be complaining about the prize being a PIC, but I really don’t mind. I already know C, it’s a pretty powerful platform, and not all projects require you to know enough about the processor you are running on for it to work well, so I don’t really understand why everyone complains about “learning a new system”. Also, if you won, you get it for free! You can’t complain about free stuff.

    I hope Hackaday continues with contests like this. Thanks HAD and Microchip!

  6. When I entered this contest I was only hoping to get an article on Hackaday.
    I didn’t hope to also win one of the boards. Congrats to my fellow winners.
    So thanks Hackaday and thanks Microchip for sponsoring this contest.
    I promise to send in whatever project I’ll make with the Fubarino.

  7. A lot of thanks from us too.
    1. Announcing the contest gave us some father/son time and work a bit futher on our project and finally motivated us to do our first post to HaD
    2. Getting mentioned on HaD was special itself
    3. winning a board convinced us that we have something worth sharing
    4. all this will motivate us to send in more (even without a contest, but the contest was REALL THE motivation to start)
    We are both looking forward the next projects and sending in more about our existing projects.
    Thanks a lot. Cingrats to all and much thanks for all the inspirations HaD has allready and will give in the future

  8. Wow what a great christmass present. For me the most important was being at hackaday because it is a reference site for me and I learn a lot here every day. The ccontest is a great way for me to get deeper into thia world and I am trully thankfull

  9. Wow! That’s so cool that my plotter hack project was not only interesting enough
    to get posted on Hack-A-Day but also to win a prize in the Fubarino contest.
    Thank you very much! I see more hacking in the future.

    Since the plotter is so much fun to watch, I decided to expand the ‘font’ to the
    full 95 printing characters and added multi-stroke character support. As an
    extra, I also added Hack-A-Day skull and spanners as ASCII character 127.
    Below is a link to a youtube video of the plotter printing out this message, for
    the enjoyment of plotter nerds.


  10. Thanks Hackaday & Microchip! I received the Fubarino in the mail today and can’t wait to get this up and running. I also liked the surprise in the box! It has a nice personal touch!

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