Update 5/13/2013: Winner has been announced! No contact info for the initial winner, so be sure to let me know who you are!
In honor of JCoPro’s newest sponsor, pyMCU’s Richard Wardlow has agreed to give away one of his Python-based real-world computer interfaces to a JCoPro.net reader. All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post saying something to the effect of “I want a free pyMCU,” and you’ll be entered in the drawing.* Entries must be received by May 12, 2013.
To double your chances of winning, sign up to receive email updates first and note this in your comment (current subscribers count, just note this)! If you don’t like what you end up getting, you can always unsubscribe later.
If you’re wondering what the pyMCU is, it’s a Python-controlled board that hooks up to your computer via USB and allows one to control or sense things in the real world. I’ve done some really cool projects with it, including an automatic “Laser Light Graffiti” device and a simple 10 LED light bar persistence of camera thing. Or for more projects ideas, there’s always the pyMCU site itself.
Besides the fact that pyMCU recently bought adspace here, I’ve really enjoyed learning to use this chip, and have no problem recommending them, paid or not (see my little review). If you’re fluent (or semi-competent) in Python, this board is a breeze to use, and can add real-world functionality to your program. I have no idea how this board isn’t getting some serious attention like, say the Raspberry PI, but this is my little part to try to promote it.
TL;DR – Leave a comment before May 13th, saying you want a free pyMCU for a chance to win one – subscribe (upper right on page) to this site to double your chances (note this in your comment)!
*Sorry, US residents only for this contest! Shipping gets a bit prohibitive to some places :(.
Also, TL;DR is short for “too long, didn’t read.”