I have the following items:
2 each STK500's
1 each Dragon
1 each C Programming for Microcontrollers book with CD ( www.smileymicros.com )
1 each Atmel Butterfly
These items are collecting dust and taking up space so I would like to give them away (plus I will pay shipping). I am proposing that people here on AVR Freaks who are interested in receiving one of the
"kits" (as described below) should post a message in this thread stating:
1. Why they think microcontrollers are cool
2. What they would like to accomplish with microcontrollers
Similar to what Tom did in his Dragon giveaway, I would like to see >some< sort of history of threads here at Freaks. I am not going to set a limit on the
number of posts you have made. What I am looking for when I read the your posts is:
1. You are serious about microcontrollers
2. You want to learn,
3. You don't mind working in order to learn
4. You are respectful of other peoples thoughts, feelings and property (real and intellectual).
(to the Freaks old timers :-) who might read this: Is the above fair? Is it too easy, to hard? Recommendations please)
1 each STK500 + 1 each Dragon
1 each STK500 + assorted DIP AVR's (mega8515/mega16 included with STK500 originally plus a couple each of tiny2313, tiny13, mega48 - I >could< include more but I don't remember what is in my inventory at this moment and I am not at home)
1 each C Programming for Microcontrollers w/ CD + 1 each Atmel Butterfly
1 each STK500 + assorted microcontrollers
(generously donated by Randy aka rstahlhu)
To the very best of my knowledge all of the above items are in working condition. Sorry though, I am not making ANY guarantees. I am not making any offers of support other than what I (or others) can provide here on AVR Freaks.
My plan is to write down the Freaks user names (who respond as described above) on pieces of paper, throw them (the pieces of paper :-) ) into a cowboy hat, shake the hat around and draw out 3 pieces of paper. The first name I draw will have their pick of ONE
of the 3 kits above. The second name will have their pick of ONE of the 2 kits left and the third name gets what is left :-) . My birthday is November 6th, so that will be the day I will make the drawing. I am off work on Monday, 12-Nov so I will aim to ship the 3 kits that day.
Comments, suggestions etc. are certainly welcome.
edit1: Kit #4 added (Thanks Randy !!) So now the third name drawn has a choice :-) and the fourth name drawn gets what is left.