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If you are looking for a good way to turn your idea into a product, then the Elektor Board Games are for you. Not only are our sponsors Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik giving away hundreds of development kits to help you realize your dream, they also offer more than €15,000 worth of prizes!

How to participate?

  1. Choose a board from the six available kits;
  2. Fill in the form;
  3. Get your project proposal accepted;
  4. Do it!

Prizes sponsored by Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik:

First Prize*

€ 5,000 worth in components 
+ Support to turn your idea into a market-ready product
+ Dragon Innovation Product Planner Software
+ Present your project at electronica 2018
Second Prize*

€ 2,500 worth in components 
+ Support to turn your idea into a market-ready product
+ Dragon Innovation Product Planner Software
Third Prize*

Support to turn your idea into a market-ready product
+ Dragon Innovation Product Planner Software

* Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik will each select a first, second and third prize winner, meaning that there are six prizes in total.
Happy Board Games 2018 everyone!
Avnet Silica, EBV Elektronik and the Elektor Labs Team  

Avnet EMEA is the leading electronics components distributor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With its independently operating business units Avnet EMEA supports customers from product design to mass manufacturing and end-of-life management. Business units Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik represent leading semiconductor manufacturers; their engineers help customers to turn ideas into products that make a difference in the market.

Microchip SAML10 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit + QT7 Xplained Pro Extension Kit

  • Microchip ATSAML10E16A-AU/ATSAML11E16A-AU MCU
  • One mechanical programmable button
  • One QTouch button
  • One user LED
  • 32.768 kHz crystal
  • ATECC508A CryptoAuthentication IC
  • mikroBUS header
  • Embedded debugger
  • Embedded current measurement circuitry
  • Self-capacitance water tolerant touch + 8 LEDs
  • Target application: Security, Touch, Smart Home
More information: SAML10 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit
More information: QT7 Xplained Pro Extension Kit

Renesas Promotion Kit S5D9Renesas Promotion Kit S5D9

  • Renesas S5D9 Group MCUs with a 176 LQFP package
  • Four extension connectors
  • QVGA TFT touch screen
  • Three user LEDs
  • Arduino Uno Shield compatible socket
  • Two mechanical switches
  • Two capacitive touch buttons + slider
  • Audio output
  • QSPI memory (8 MB)
  • SPI, I2C, CAN, and SCI interface
  • Target application: access to Cloud, man/machine Interface, Smart Factory, Display

More information: Promotion Kit S5D9 (PK-S5D9)
NXP Rapid IoT Prototyping KitNXP Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit
  • NXP Kinetis K64 MCU (ARM Cortex-M4 based)
  • KW41Z Wireless MCU (BLE, Thread, Zigbee)
  • NT3H2211 NFC Forum Type 2 Tag
  • A1006 Secure Authentication & anti-counterfeit IC
  • Multiple sensors 
  • Rapid IoT Studio IDE
  • Auto source code & project generation for MCUXpresso IDE/SDK
  • iOS/Android mobile apps and IoT Cloud connect platforms
  • Expandable to most IoT end-node use cases with 400+ Click boards
  • Compatible with NXP IoT Modular Gateway
  • Target application: IoT, Wearables, BLE, Low Power
More information: Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit
Infineon XMC 2Go + S2GO Pressure DPS310Infineon XMC 2Go + S2GO Pressure DPS310
  • Infineon XMC1100 MCU (ARM Cortex-M0 based)
  • On-board J-Link Lite debugger 
  • Two user LEDs
  • 2×8 pin pinheader suitable for breadboard
  • XMC software for Arduino IDE
  • Ultra-high ±0.005 hPa resolution (equating to ±5 cm)
  • Wide pressure operation range 300 hPa – 1200 hPa
  • 3 µm current consumption in low power mode
  • Temperature accuracy ±0.5°C
  • Free and easy download of Arduino libraries
  • Target application: Smart home, Wearables, Drones, Indoor & outdoor navigation, Accurate altitude metering, Weather forecast and
    storm warning, IoT applications, HDDs

More information: XMC 2Go
More information: S2GO Pressure DPS310
ON Semiconductor Radio SoC Evaluation Board + Multi Sensor Board​:ON Semiconductor Radio SoC Evaluation Board​:
  • Compliance with the Arduino form factor
  • Support for PMOD
  • On-board J-Link feature for simple debugging
  • Access to all RSL10 peripherals
  • Integrated PCB antenna
  • Target application: Asset tracking, Wearables, Smart home, Smart sensing, Bluetooth low energy technology, SoC

More information: Radio SoC Evaluation Board
STMicroelectronics STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT NodeSTMicroelectronics STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node
  • Bluetooth V4.1 module (SPBTLE-RF)
  • 802.11 b/g/n compliant Wi-Fi module 
  • LIS3MDL 3-axis magnetometer
  • LSM6DSL 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope
  • LPS22HB absolute digital output barometer
  • VL53L0X time-of-flight and gesture-detection sensor
  • HTS221 capacitive digital sensor for relative humidity and temperature
  • Sub-GHz (868 MHz or 915 MHz) low-power-programmable RF module
  • STM32L4 Series MCUs (ARM Cortex-M4 based) in LQFP100 package
  • Dynamic NFC tag based on M24SR with its printed NFC antenna
  • Target application: Low power, wireless, BLE

More information: STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node