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MediaTek LinkIt ONE Giveaway Answered

Update 12/21/15:
REMINDER: The deadline for this promotion is midnight tonight (Pacific Standard Time). Once the form is turned off you cannot submit your project. You have to get your form in before midnight.

Please make sure you are submitting completed projects will full directions, codes and schematics (when relevant), and pictures showing your MediaTek board being used to make your project (pictures of your MediaTek board are REQUIRED and entries will not get gift cards if there are no pictures showing the board being used). We have had A LOT of entries come in this weekend and today. We will be awarding gift cards for all outstanding entries tomorrow or letting you know if you do not qualify for a gift card.

Questions can be directed to MediaTek@instructables.com.

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The Instructables Community is really one of the most inspiring communities on the web. We are an international network of do-ers and educators. We share our knowledge about making the things we love, and have the opportunity to tell our unique stories of why and how along the way.

Here at Instructables HQ, we have been having a lot of fun seeding the community with innovative hardware and tools to keep you, our authors, publishing amazing stories about what you love to make. 

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with MediaTek to send the Instructables.com community 250 LinkIt ONE boards. We want to see what the Instructables authors are capable of making with these boards.

But wait! There is more! Once you’ve received your board, and developed a project with it, publish it to Instructables to receive a $50 gift card to Amazon.

MediaTekLinkItONEBoard

Key features of the MediaTek LinkitONE:
  • All-in-one features
  • Includes ARM7 EJ-S™, GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BR/EDR/BLE, GPS, Audio codec, and SD card connector on a single development board

  • Rich-Compatibility
  • Pin-out similar to Arduino boards, including Digital I/O, Analog I/O, PWM, I2C, SPI, UART and power supply, compatible with Grove 4-pin interface

  • Strong Extensibility
  • Provides various interfaces for connecting to most sensors, peripherals, Groves, and other widgets

  • Easy Prototyping
  • Using LinkIt ONE together with MediaTek LinkIt SDK (for Arduino) you will be able to easily turn your ideas into practical prototypes.

Looking for creative examples of what has been made with the LinkIt ONE? Check out their hub over on hackster.io

How do you apply for a LinkIt ONE board?

This product offering is limited, and we will be awarding boards to those who state their case as to why we should send them one.

USE THIS FORM TO APPLY TO THIS OFFERING

This application will close 9/14/15.
**This giveaway is limited to one board per address.


What happens once you have a LinkIt ONE board?

Simply publish your Instructable using your LinkIt ONE to the site, and send us a link to your Instructable by 12/21/15 and we will add it to the MediaTek Collection on Instructables Homepage and email you your $50 gift card, what’s to lose?

Instructables Authors CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT using the  LinkIt ONE Kit, and receive a $50 gift card for each project SUBMITTED!

We believe in your awesome creative potential, and your devotion to share what you make with other makers and tinkerers. Can’t wait to see what you make!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at mediatek@instructables.com.

Discussions

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

4 years ago

Thanks to everyone for participating in the promotion! We had quite a collection of projects come in :)

Just to let people know, Instructables employees will be on vacation starting tomorrow (or the next day, depending on what their plans are) and won't be back until January 4th. If you email MediaTek@instructables.com starting now until then, you won't get a reply until the 4th.

Happy holidays everyone!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

Just to clarify, in case you were worried, those of us watching the Mediatek email will be gone over the winter holiday and won't be able to reply to messages, but the site will still be up and running! You can still direct messages to service@instructables.com if you are having trouble with the site!

Tata for now :)

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rjawale
rjawale

4 years ago

Unfortunately due to my engineering semester exams I couldn't submit projects made using Linkit ONE on time. :(
I missed the gift cards..
Anyway Now that I have vacations I'm going to put up all the LinkIt One projects on my instructables profile.
Better late than never!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

I'm sorry you were unable to make the deadline, but I look forward to seeing what you create with the MediaTek LinkIt ONE board :)

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rjawale
rjawale

Reply 4 years ago

Hi Penolopy!
I have already made an IoT based plant monitoring system using LinkIt ONE
Have to write an instructable for that.
Meanwhile here's a short demonstration of my project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD6IpAV2Oxc

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

That looks great! Looks like you really know how to utilize what the MediaTek LinkIt ONE board has to offer :)

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rjawale
rjawale

Reply 4 years ago

Thank You! :)

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

You just submit it with the form like you did and then we will go through all the entries.

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DangerousTim
DangerousTim

Reply 4 years ago

Thanks so much for the gift card! However I'd really love it if i could get one for amazon india because the shipping itself is $30 lol

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Saiyam
Saiyam

Reply 4 years ago

Ha ha ha :D, same problem here bro. XD

But I was still able to buy some awesome stuff! Just a suggestion- Instead of ordering your products separately, you can collect all the gift cards first and then order all your products at once. This would greatly reduce the shipping charge.

For eg. you are ordering products worth $200, then the shipping charge would be somewhat $25 and the total would be approx. $260-270 including import duties. On the other side, if you buy a product worth $20, the total would be more that double the rate! I ordered a rotatory tool worth $22 and was surprised to see the cost jumped to $55, with shipping charge still $20 while rest was import duties! Since then, I've been adding all the goodies in my cart and actually buying then in one go rather than one by one. You would also notice that some products (like tablets, drill machines, sensors, cameras and other electronics) are much cheaper in america than in India.

Anyways, I am still very happy with this giveaway! This has given me opportunity to get some awesome tools and electronic parts that will help me to make my projects far better. Again, I would like to say a big thanks to Nicole, Instructables and Mediatek. :)

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DangerousTim
DangerousTim

Reply 4 years ago

Yeah, I've already prepared my cart that way! This gift card is really amazing... I've already bought albums which aren't available in India at all.

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Gursimran Singh 425
Gursimran Singh 425

Reply 4 years ago

Me too faced this problem.You can also check other sellers for one product.I bought all goodies like nexus 7 ,fujifilm camera,arduino kits,r pi kits,rotary tool,screen and many sensors!! A big thanks from my side to Nicole(also instrucatbles) and Mediatek!!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

I'm very sorry for the difficulty. We tried multiple times to send gift cards via Amazon India, and I sat on the phone with them for quite some time, just to find out we can't make purchases on that website with our American credit card.

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ossum
ossum

4 years ago

This has been a great promotion, thanks MediaTek and Instructables!

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

I agree 100%. Gift cards are great and i appreciate them but I got much more out of it.

I liked following this post to see what other people were doing or saying. this gave me a bunch more ibles i had to "favorite", some new people to follow, and some new ideas to work on.

So, Thank you Nicole, Instructables, Mediatek and everyone who posted an instructable. I think i enjoyed reading other peoples work more than doing my own ibles'

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

I'm glad people had a good time working with their MediaTek LinkIt ONE board. It's been fun checking out everyone's projects :)

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HippyNerd
HippyNerd

4 years ago

Im still trying to make one instructable... its been very challenging. It might be more suitable for the fail contest though :(

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EurekaFactory
EurekaFactory

Reply 4 years ago

We had a similar experience - we decided to look at is as less of a fail, than as more of a "need more time" :-) https://www.instructables.com/id/LinkIt-One-Phone-Home-Device/ Glad we entered it though - it helps tell the story of a larger build project that's ongoing.

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HippyNerd
HippyNerd

Reply 4 years ago

LOL, since this post, Ive had 2 cars break, taking a whole day each, a tooth get infected and ending up in the ER, then the phone service was shut down by the cable company. Im still working on the phone, its been off since friday, and im not sure it will be on by this friday, but I am sure that I havnt been able to complete a single instructable, but I have half a dozen of them before the project will be completed, assuming it does get completed.
I will check out your instructable when I get back from the cable company.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

I'm very sorry to hear that. Please make sure to submit any issues to the MediaTek forum and you can email Mediatek@instuctables.com with any questions or concerns. Best of luck with your making!!!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

4 years ago

REMINDER: The deadline for this promotion is midnight tonight (Pacific Standard Time). Once the form is turned off you cannot submit your project. You have to get your form in before midnight.

Please make sure you are submitting completed projects will full directions, codes and schematics (when relevant), and pictures showing your MediaTek board being used to make your project (pictures of your MediaTek board are REQUIRED and entries will not get gift cards without them). We have had A LOT of entries come in this weekend and today. We will be awarding gift cards for all outstanding entries tomorrow or letting you know if you do not qualify for a gift card.

Questions can be directed to MediaTek@instructables.com.

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

I was one of those last minute people.....

Plus I think I duplicated 2 form submissions, Sorry about that!

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Macinblack20
Macinblack20

4 years ago

Hi, i posted and submitted my project at 10 days ago, but i didn't receive my gift card :/ thank you

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gulliverrr
gulliverrr

Reply 4 years ago

Did you get mine? :)

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

Yep! I'll be looking at yours today :)

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Macinblack20
Macinblack20

Reply 4 years ago

I submitted again :)

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gulliverrr
gulliverrr

4 years ago

Hi, if I post something tonight (assuming it will be eligible) do you know when I will be able to receive and use the amazon gift card? Trying to use it for my Xmas shopping :)

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

We go through entries every business day. So, assuming everything is good, today.

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Tonyench
Tonyench

4 years ago

Did anyone recieved an amazon gift card today

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

I'm sorry, we got a little behind, I'm going through all outstanding entries today and awarding gift cards where appropriate.

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Lucifer8
Lucifer8

4 years ago

Today is Tuesday and I have not got the gift cards yet why . am I not going to get those

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

We got a little behind last week since I was on vacation. You should have gotten gift cards from us recently.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

5 years ago

Today and tomorrow are Autodesk holidays. Anyone who submitted a project after business hours last night (11/25) through Sunday (11/29) night should hear from us on Monday.

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

Got the emails last night. Thank you Nicole!

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Macinblack20
Macinblack20

Reply 4 years ago

Hey, do you have some news about this event? I sent a email for Nicole today, i hope for a answer soon :)

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

Not much news from me. I just a lowly author trying to get a gift card or 2 :)

It looks like there was a really big response to the giveaway. It's 3 weeks to the end so time to get building stuff. I hope to get another one in.

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Tonyench
Tonyench

Reply 4 years ago

What did the email say , if you don't mind me asking

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

Just the automated amazon email for a gift. I also got a featured item email notice. That was a cool bonus gift.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

4 years ago

I have been on vacation and just started working again today. I can see there is a lot of back up and I'll be doing my best today to get caught up. Please give me today and tomorrow to go through entries, reply to emails, and in general get back in the groove of things :) Thanks guys!

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K.Crankshaw
K.Crankshaw

4 years ago

I assume that no response from a submission means that the 'ible is not eligible?

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

they've always been good about responding either way. I still think it's the holiday backup.

I got to work this week and when I saw the little red message light on my phone I looked at the display, saw "35 new calls" and was ready to go home. I still didn't get through all the vm's left for me and it's Friday!

I got a response today so I know they are catching up. That makes them more responsible than me. just gotta be patient and let them breathe......

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Lucifer8
Lucifer8

Reply 4 years ago

But the i' ble that I had published are took eligible

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Tonyench
Tonyench

4 years ago

I did not see my entry on the mediatek collection , how come

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Diwask
Diwask

4 years ago

The Mediatek collection is gone from the home page, no response since several days. So is the gift card giveaway done?

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rjkorn
rjkorn

Reply 4 years ago

I was a little concerned when I saw that....

I submitted one on Monday but never heard back.

I though they might just be backed up after the holiday......

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Tonyench
Tonyench

4 years ago

This is the link to the mediatek collection https://www.instructables.com/id/Mediatek-LinkIt-ONE/ The giveaway isn't over they said it would end on december 21st