Get ready to Make with Ada!

New contest set for
Oct 16, 2018 - Feb 15th, 2019

See the winners from last year...

  • 1st Place : Ada Motorcontrol

    by Jonas Attertun from Sweden

    The 1st place prize of €5000/$5500 was awarded to Jonas Attertun from Sweden for his Ada Motorcontrol. The project involved the design of a software platform for developing a brushless DC motor controller (BLDC/PMSM). He used a custom, open-source board with an STM32F446 microprocessor, a sensored field-oriented control algorithm, and a logging feature to simplify development and allow users to visualize what is happening. 

  • 2nd Place : Smartwatch

    by German Rivera from California, USA

    The 2nd place prize of €2000/ $2200 went to German Rivera from California, USA, who also won last year’s 2nd place prize. This year, his project was a Smartwatch. He developed the embedded software of a "Swiss Army Knife" watch in Ada 2012 using a Hexiwear IoT wearable development board with two NXP Kinetis microcontrollers.

  • 3rd Place : Ada IoT Stack

    by Manuel Iglesias Abbatemarco from Ecuador

    The 3rd place prize of €1000/$1100 was awarded to Manuel Iglesias Abbatemarco from Ecuador for his Ada IoT Stack project. This project added several components to the Ada Drivers Library to support an IoT Framework based on an existing lwIP (lightweight IP) implementation ported to the embedded STM32 Ethernet family of devices.



Make with Ada is an embedded software project competition sponsored by AdaCore. It is open to individuals and small teams using the Ada or SPARK languages to develop dependable, open, inventive and collaborative projects.

The Ada and SPARK languages have a long and successful track record for building reliable, safe and secure software. This competition aims to increase awareness of these benefits by encouraging the use of Ada and SPARK in new projects; entrants will have an opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts with prizes totaling more than 8000€ in value. View our winners from the 2016 competition.

Learn more about Ada resources on our getting started page and download the GNAT GPL for Bare Board ARM. We also have the Ada source code and a complete sample of GNAT projects for selected bare-board platforms supported by GNAT in the Ada Driver's Library.

* Dollar conversion is approximate. Final amount will be based on the current exchange rate.



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