ATtiny13 Sparrow Programming Contest Easter 2015
Your Task: Development of a Sparrow Application, but without using external hardware
Deadline: 30. 4. 2015
Sparrow Board is designed to work independently, because it is all
about small mobile applications without any plug-in board, without
additional components, without anything else. Examples of such
stand-alone apps are for example the reaction tester and the lottery
number generator. Only a battery needs to be connected, then the
Sparrow system starts. There is only one exception for this
competition: As the programming cable is used anyway it can be used in
the application to be designed; it can be used to trigger a Reset via
the Internet, or to transmit serial data.
All submitted design
proposals will be published in due course. The most creative programs
will also be presented as a finished app, and the file will be made
available for immediate download. We want to grow this app collection.
Will we reach the first 100 Apps in 2015 already?
Who can participate?
can participate, even if there is no Sparrow present. All you need is
an ATtiny13, two buttons with pull-ups, and two LEDs with series
resistors. The 10k pull-up resistors can even be omitted, if you
program for internal pull-ups. In our Sparrow they are present as part
of the programming interfaces, but the external ones can also be in
parallel to the internal pull-ups.
programming language is allowed, as long as we end up with a hex file
that can be loaded into the Tiny13. So far, most programs were written
in Bascom, but some also in Assembler and C and could be even in Forth.
competition will run throughout March and April, so that students and
schools can participate. Before the Easter holidays to start, perhaps
continue working during the holidays at home, and after the holidays
there is still time for last revisions. The same is true for any
hobbyist or professional programmer: two months is plenty of time to
implement such a small application idea.
What can you win?
A Sparrow of course, or two, or even three:
1st Prize: Three Sparrows
2nd Prize: Two Sparrows
3rd prize: One Sparrow
The winners will be chosen by the jury, and the decision is final.
Thomas Baum, Cheepit developer
Burkhard Kainka, editor of the electronics laboratory
Roger Leifert, CEO of Module Bus
See also: www.ak-modul-bus.de/stat/entwicklungssystem_sparrow.html
Send your Submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions up to now: SparrowContest.html #b
Translation thanks to Juergen Pintaske (Learning Programming with MyCo)