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The Xilinx PYNQ Hackathon wrap video just went live.

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Twelve student and industry teams competed for 30 straight hours in the Xilinx Hackathon 2017 competition in early October and the 3-minute wrap video just appeared on YouTube. The video shows a lot of people having a lot of fun with the Zynq-based Digilent PYNQ-Z1 dev board and Python-based PYNQ development environment:

 

 

 

 

In the end, the prizes:

 

 

 

  • The “Murphy’s Law” prize for dealing with insurmountable circumstances went to Team Harsh Constraints.

 

  • The “Best Use of Programmable Logic” prize went to Team Caffeine.

 

  • The “Runner Up” prize went to Team Snapback.

 

  • The “Grand Prize” went to Team Questionable.

 

 

For detailed descriptions of the Hackathon entries, see “12 PYNQ Hackathon teams competed for 30 hours, inventing remote-controlled robots, image recognizers, and an air keyboard.”

 

 

And a special “Thanks!” to Sparkfun for supplying much of the Hackathon hardware. Sparkfun is headquartered just down the road from the Xilinx facility in Longmont, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

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