Join Digi-Key, Freescale and ARM in the 2014 European Freedom Design Contest.

Experience the latest in low-cost option from industry leader and enter to win thousands of Euros in prizes!

Watch to see how easy it is to participate in the contest.

Phase I - Conceptual Design
(May 6, 2014 to October 10, 2014)

Design with the latest free online tools available from Digi-Key. Using Scheme-it, you will be able to transform your Back-of-the-Napkin concepts to a real life Bill-of-Materials. Leveraging the Freescale Freedom Platform (with over 10 boards to choose from) you will need to design in block diagram format a feature set extension to implement your design creativity.

Phase I - Best Hardware and Software submission: an Apple® iPad Air valued at no more tha (€489) Four Hundred and Eighty Nine Euros

Phase I - Second place prize: an Apple® iPad Mini valued at no more than (€399) Three Hundred and Ninety Nine Euros.

Phase I - Three (3) Honorable Mention prizes: an Apple® iPod touch valued at no more than (€249) Two Hundred Forty Nine Euros.

Phase II: Hardware and Software Design
(July 1, 2014 to October 10, 2014)

Take your thoughts to the next level. Using PCBWeb, Digi-Key's free online PCB generation tool then visit, ARM's free online software development environment to write the software needed to bring your Freescale Freedom based design to life. You can buy a Freescale Freedom Platform from Digi-Key, use one you already have or just focus on your value added solution. Let your creativity flow.

Phase II - Best Hardware and Software submission: a Football Table valued at no more than (€1,500) One Thousand Five Hundred Euros.

Phase II - Second place prize: Jura Type Espresso Machine values at no more (€1,000) One Thousand Euros.

Phase II - Honorable Mention prize will be a bicycle valued at no more than (€750) Seven Hundred and Fifty Euros.

Contest winner will be announced November 11, 2014

* The Freescale Semiconductor Freedom Development Platform is a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration of Kinetis MCU families. The platform offers an easy-to-use mass-storage device mode flash programmer, a virtual serial port and classic programming and run-control capabilities.

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