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We invite Silicon Labs Community members to participate in this exciting contest where you can win an EFM8 Busy Bee Starter Kit! The EFM8BB1 Low Cost Kit is an easier to use yet powerful development starting point. With full support in Simplicity Studio, code examples, and a free unlimited Keil license, you can get to prototyping your design quickly. The contest consists of 5 questions related to the EFM8 Busy Bee and 10 winners will receive a kit for free.  

 

Prize:  

Number of Winners: 10  

Prize: 1 x EFM8BB1LCK 

 

How to Participate:  

  • Contest Period: Oct 18, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019 CDT  

  • Answer the 5 questions below and send an email to anna.qi@silabs.com with your answers no later than Nov 5, 2019. You will receive a confirmation that you entered the contest.  

  • Winners will be announced on Nov 18, 2019 CDT

    • We highly encourage winners to post a quick demo inside the Silicon Labs Community or personal social media channels on how they are using their new EFM8 Busy Bee Starter Kit!  

 

Judging:  

If there are more than 10 contestants who answer all the correct answers, we will decide the final 10 winners based on their open-ended question (Q5). Silicon Labs’ staff will evaluate the answers based on relevance and usefulness. The bonus point question is not required but will provide an extra point to your overall score.  

 

Contest Questions:  

Tip: Use the EFM9BB1LCK Kit Page and User Guide  

 

Q1 : What key features does the EFM8BB1 have?

  1. On-board USB debugger
  2. 512 bytes RAM
  3. 20-pin expansion header
  4. Both 1 and 3
  5. All of the above

 

Q2: The ________________ software packages contains all the tools, drivers, software examples and documentation needed to use the EFM8BB1 Low Cost Kit.

  1. VCP Drivers
  2. Clockbuilder Pro
  3. Simplicity Studio
  4. Bluetooth SDK
  5. Bluegiga Wi-Fi

 

Q3: What does the kit hardware layout not contain?

  1. MCU Reset Button
  2. Hall Effect Sensor
  3. Programmable LED
  4. Debugger C2 Interface Pins
  5. 2.54 mm breakout pads

 

Q4: What expansion boards are compatible with the Busy Bee kit?

  1. WGM110 Wi-Fi Expansion Kit
  2. LTE-M Expansion Kit
  3. ISOLATED-RS-EK
  4. Both 1 and 3
  5. All of the above

 

Q5: Give a specific example of an application that you can build with the Busy Bee and explain why. 

 

Bonus: We’re excited to hear how you will use your EFM8 Busy Bee Starter Kit! You will earn an extra bonus point if you post your answer to Q5 on Facebook or Twitter. Posts must be public - tag @siliconlabs and use #EFM8BusyBee to enter.   

 

By entering the contest you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Community Contest Terms and Conditions. Please review them before entering the contest. 

  • Knowledge Base Articles
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in our Community EFM8 LCK contest! We enjoyed reading your answers to the different application possibilities you could build with the Busy Bee Starter Kit. Submissions were graded on a point basis and the correct answers are shown above.

    Summarizing all this, we would like to congratulate the following winners for the EFM8 Busy Bee Contest: 

    • Ravi R 
    • Wojtek S
    • Harri R
    • Gordon M
    • Philip S
    • Alan S
    • Eugene N
    • Harsh K
    • Leijo T
    • Miroslaw S

     

    Please join us in congratulating the winners! 

    Each of the winners will receive a follow-up email with details on how to receive their prizes. Again, we thank all the participants who took part in the contest. It's great to know there are many cool EFM8 LCK-based projects out there, and we would love to see your final projects shared in the Community or through social media by tagging @siliconlabs. We hope you enjoyed this contest, and wish you a great holiday season! 

    The Silicon Labs Team

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