CNX Software’s Giveaway Week 2023 is now over and we’re ready to announce the winners. We offered some of the review samples we tested (or not) in the last year, and like the last two years, we were also joined by RAKwireless who offered two IoT development kits.
All items given away are shown in the photo below, minus some accessories, and if you count more than seven you’d be right, as some are kits with multiple items like the GL.iNet GL-S200 Thread Border router which comes with three development boards, and more importantly, we also organized Giveaway Week on CNX Software Thailand for the second year running.
We had seven winners on CNX Software:
- VOIPAC iMX8M industrial development kit – Kraingsak, Thailand
- TBS7901 mini PCIe DVB-S2X/S2 module – Frank, Singapore
- RAKWireless WisBlock IoT Starter Kit – Andy, Russia
- GL.iNet GL-S200 Thread Border router kit – Augustin, Argentina
- WCH CH583M-R0-1v1 board and RISC-V MCUs – Ivan, Belarus
- Elecrow ESP32 Terminal – Simon, Germany
- ADLINK i-Pi SMARC 1200 – Taiyou, Taiwan
Last year, most of the winners were based in Europe, with some from North and South America, which makes sense since Europe and North America represent a majority of the traffic to CNX Software. But this year was quite different with winners from countries where the website gets relatively little traffic, except for Germany. If I remember correctly, we also had our first-ever winner from Thailand on the English website.
We also have four more winners from our contest on the Thai version of CNX Software:
- WCH CH853M-R0-1v1 RISC-V development board – Pupae, Ang Thong
- RAKWireless WisBlock IoT Starter Kit – Korn, Bangkok
- SONOFF TX WiFi Smart Wall Switch – Pon, Chonburi
- WCH CH32V003F4P6-EVT-R0 RISC-V development board – Kanin, Nonthaburi
We’ve just sent nine parcels this morning, and RAKwireless has probably already shipped the WisBlock IoT Starter Kits to our two winners. We’re using relatively inexpensive shipping (small packet or ePacket), and winners should receive their prize in two to four weeks based on our previous experience. I hope the winners will enjoy their prizes.
Thanks to all the participants! Let’s do it again next year with Giveaway Week 2024, same place, same time (first full week of November).
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.