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Opensource.com Holiday Giveaway Featuring Adafruit Products!

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Opensource.com is giving away a ton of cool stuff including 5 of our Arduino Starter Packs and 5 FLORAs!

Opensource.com is pleased to announce that we are giving away 43 items from our 2013 open source gift guide. The grand prize winner will receive a LulzBot TAZ 2 3D printer!

We’ll be drawing names of 43 lucky Opensource.com readers to receive one of the prizes listed below. Make sure you’ve entered by December 11.

Entering the contest is easy! Just complete these two steps:

Register with Opensource.com. You’ll need to be a registered user to fill out the entry form. Make sure you register with a valid email address because that’s how we’ll notify the winners.
Fill out the official entry form. One entry per person.
Read our official contest rules to make sure you’re eligible. Good luck and happy holidays from Opensource.com!

Read more and enter here!


Featured Adafruit Products!

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FLORA – Wearable electronic platform: Arduino-compatible: For the last few years Ladyada has been thinking about everything she wanted in a wearable electronics platform for Adafruit’s community of makers, hackers, crafters, artists, designers and engineers. After months of planning, designing and working with partners around the world for the best materials and accessories, we can share what we’re up to. The hardware is now shipping! We call it the FLORA. Read more.


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Starter Pack for Arduino (Includes Arduino Uno R3) – 1.0: Heard about Arduino but not sure how to start? Want to learn how to work with electronics and microcontrollers but need a little help? You’ve come to the right place! This bundle is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning electronics. Once you’ve received your starter pack you can follow the introductory tutorials here on my site, designed for everyone, even people with little or no electronics and programming experience. The starter pack has everything you need (except tools) for all lessons. Read more.


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