COMPETITION TIME : Create a Christmas themed xCORE project!

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COMPETITION TIME : Create a Christmas themed xCORE project!

Post by DavidW »

December is finally here and it wont be long until everyone is looking for excuses to avoid visiting in-laws, fighting grannies in John Lewis or tripping over hyperactive chocolate fuelled children in Tescos (other shopping destinations are available).

What better excuse is there than developing a Christmas themed xcore project!

Competition: Create a Christmas themed xCORE project

Competition timeframe: Dec 1st - Dec 19th

The winner will receive an xCORE SliceKIT

The project can use any xcore hardware that you have; startKITs, sliceKITs, older dev boards, whatever you want.

Looking for ideas? Check out this design by Venus Probe Designs from last year:

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This isn't a 'idea' competition. We want to see a working project by the competition deadline!

Also, after Christmas we're going to run a 'Project of 2014' competition (community vote) with a big prize. Your Christmas project may just win that as well!

So, just a recap:

Create a Christmas themed xCORE project which you can demonstrate in a video and submit the video to this thread on or before the 19th December.

You can use any XMOS hardware to qualify and the winner will receive a xCORE sliceKIT.

Good luck!

(T+C's to follow)

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T+C's :

1. The XMOS Christmas Themed Competition (the "Draw") is open to people aged 18 and over who complete the requirements of the rules.

2. Employees or agencies of XMOS Ltd ("XMOS", "We") its group companies or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Draw may not enter the Draw.

3. Entrants into the Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

4. By submitting any personal information you agree to receive emails from XMOS containing offers and developments that we think may interest you. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe on every communication that we send.

5. To enter the Draw you must reply to the competition thread with your project video. No purchase is necessary. If you have any questions about how to enter or in connection with the Draw, please e-mail us at with "xCORE Christmas Competition" in the subject line.

6. N/A

7. XMOS accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt by XMOS.

8. The closing date for the competition is 12:00 GMT on 19th December 2014. Entries received outside this time period may not be considered.

9. Incomplete entries may not be considered.

10. Judging will take place on 22nd December 2014.

12. The winner will receive an XMOS xCORE sliceKIT.

13. XMOS accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.

14. Prize will be sent to the winner by post.

15. The name and country of the winner can be obtained after 30 December 2014 by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: XMOS Ltd, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol BS1 2PH, UK.

16. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

17. XMOS shall use and take care of any personal information you supply to it as described in its privacy policy, a copy of which can be seen at, and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the Draw, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your Draw entry, and for the purposes outlined in paragraph 4 above.

18. XMOS accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Draw or accepting the prize. XMOS further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Draw. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of XMOS for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.

19. XMOS reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Draw with or without prior notice if in its absolute discretion, it is deemed necessary, for any reason whatsoever. The decision of XMOS in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

20. XMOS shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

21. The Draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the Draw submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

22. Promoter: XMOS Ltd, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol BS1 2PH, UK.