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How to Enter

  1. Submit an original cape design. Minimum requirements:
    • Schematic layout (including reference designators and an extractable net-list)
    • Bill of Materials not to exceed $60 (in XLS format; noting reference designators and manufacturer part numbers)
  2. Upload your project to an online file sharing site (ex: Google Drive, Github), set it for public view.
  3. Record a video describing your cape idea and upload it to YouTube. Get creative!
  4. Follow the link above to complete your BeagleBone Cape Design Contest entry.

Key Dates

  • Submission: -
                         (11:59:59 PM PST)
  • Judging: 1/7/13 - 1/31/13
  • Winners announced: 2/1/13


On 1/7/13, a completed entries page will go live listing all the submitted entries that meet the minimum requirements.

A judging panel led by Jason Kridner, Gerald Coley and others from TI and CircuitCo will decide the three cape winners.

View Entries

Google +1, Facebook Likes and tweets can show real-time support for designs during the judging period, so get everyone you know to +1, Like & tweet your design!

Grand Prize:

Three (3) winning designs:

  • Will be prototyped, manufactured and sold through CircuitCo Electronics
  • Get $500 from Texas Instruments
  • Get $500 from Mouser
  • Receive their choice of one of the following tools from Total Phase:
    • Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer
    • I2C/SPI Kit
    • CAN/I2C Kit

Weekly Prizes:

A weekly trivia contest will be posted here, winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries and will receive one of the following prizes:
Tools from Total Phase
ProtoCapes from AdaFruit
MetaWatches from Mouser

View the weekly trivia contest winners along with the questions & answers:

Meet the sponsors

Contest Guidelines

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • Entries must have a minimum of a schematic capture and bill of materials hosted on file sharing site (ex: Google Drive, Github).
  • The BOM cost cannot exceed $60.
  • A video of your design uploaded to YouTube.
  • Entries remain the property of the submitter with rights to manufacture and sell granted to CircuitCo.
  • Sponsor employees and immediate family are not eligible.
  • Winners will be notified by email of their winning entry.
  • The top three winners will be announced on and through other media outlets.
  • Teams can enter, but each team should designate only one representative per entry who receives that prize should that team win.

For full Contest Guidelines, visit BeagleBone Cape Contest Official Rules

Last updated by on Fri Feb 08 2013 17:47:39 GMT-0000 (UTC).