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  • Blog Post: And the winner is…

    I am thrilled to announce the winner of the embeddedSPARK competition. After a day of preparation and rehearsals on Tuesday, the 3 finalists had to present their projects and respond judges questions at the Commons on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond yesterday at 2PM. It was a very intense moment and...
  • Blog Post: embeddedSPARK challenge finalists announced!

    The embeddedSPARK challenge is the Windows Embedded developers competition that runs yearly and that offers a unique chance for developers to test their best ideas. The theme this year for the competition was “Experience Embedded” and allowed participants to introduce very interesting concepts. You can...
  • Blog Post: embeddedSPARK contest Round 1 winners announced!

    The first round of the embeddedSPARK competition is finished and the winners have been announced. Go check out the projects that made it to next round: http://www.embeddedspark.com/forum.aspx?g=posts&t=419 I look forward to see what the competitors will come with when they will have their SPARK kit...
  • Blog Post: embeddedSpark competition update: get onboard for this summer edition

    As you might know, Windows Embedded organizes a competition each year, announcing the topic at ESC Boston around September and announcing the winners at  the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley around May. This year the winner was Marco Bodoira and he won$15,000 for his “ Guitar Multi...
  • Blog Post: Round 1 of EmbeddedSPARK ended last week

    Round 1 of the embeddedSPARK competition ended last week and the 75 contestants moving to Round 2 were announced this week.  In Round 1, each contestant had to submit a paper detailing their idea for a project related to the “Fun and Games” theme. You cannot imagine the craziness going on there...
  • Blog Post: embeddedSpark 2010 challenge

    You are an embedded developer or just an technology geek who wants to try and build something with Windows Embedded CE ? then you will probably like this competition. You will find more info on the WebSite , but in a few words: The embeddedSPARK 2010 Challenge is all about fun and games. Create an embedded...
  • Blog Post: 5 minutes to understand SPARK and the “SPARKS Will Fly” contest

    Mike Hall , Windows Embedded architect, takes 5 minutes to explain the SPARK program and the contest that is actually running. Bet you will want to enroll into the contest after watching the video. You still have a couple of days to enroll though! www.sparkcontest.com . Sparks Will Fly
  • Blog Post: SPARK contest round one deadline

    The Spark contest first round is about to end. You still have some more days left to enter and make Sparks Fly ! The first round deadline is January the 7th. So as a new year resolution maybe you can plan to share your vision of the house of the future? Happy new year!
  • Blog Post: Become a Pool shark using Windows Embedded CE

    Take a look at this amazing system these guys from Georgia Tech: a Windows CE device (eBox 2300) connected to a video projector and projecting directions to assist you when playing pool. Imagine that the eBox 2300 and Windows Embedded CE 6 tools are available through the Spark program , so this is definitively...
  • Blog Post: Sparks will fly: how to get started?

    I recently mentioned the contest called Sparks will fly . The theme of this contest is “Imagine the house of the future” and obviously you are given the opportunity to use the Spark kits to implement your solutions and ideas for a cool home automation system. So you would build a Windows CE image along...
  • Blog Post: Want to build some Embedded device running CE6 for your personal usage? Let SPARK know about your project

    If you don't know the SPARK program yet, then meet SPARK . This program is dedicated to all of you individuals, Embedded geeks, students, gadgets maniacs and gives you access to low cost embedded hardware and a full version of Windows CE 6 tools along with a full version of Visual Studio 2005. So what...
  • Blog Post: Meet a Windows CE neophyte

    Let me point you at this blog: http://www.bitcrazed.com/ It is about "Exploring the wonderful world of technology and software development"... what a program! You cannot explore the wonderful world of technology and software development if you don't try and build your own Embedded device, don...
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