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Winners Announced… #MakeWithMaxim – iPad Pro and PLC Development Platform Giveaway

In partnership with Maxim Integrated

Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to our winners!
Josh Belcher, Richard Hedrick, and Mike Ware.


AAC is giving away 3 of Maxim Integrated’s Pocket IO™ PLC development kits to help with your next design. One grand prize winner will also win a brand new 128 GB iPad Pro! Take a look at the information below and don't forget to enter the contest. 

The Pocket IO PLC Development Platform provides a quick prototyping approach to realize a broad spectrum of Industrial Control Systems by harnessing the full power of Pocket IO’s capability as highlighted below:

  • Compact Design 
  • Ultra-small, compact footprint (< 10 cubic inches: 3.5" x 3.5" x 0.8")
  • Robust, Safe Technology 
  • Composed of advanced industrial products all rated to withstand -40°C to +125°C, which leverage our robust, safe, fast de-mag technology
  • High Efficiency 
  • Ensures a small energy signature to increase efficiency—no cooling fan is needed
  • Packs a Powerful Punch 
  • Offers a full suite of 30 IO's to control an entire manufacturing node or piece of equipment, including: 4 Analog Inputs, 1 Analog Output, 8 Digital Inputs, 8 Digital Outputs, 2 RS-485 (Profibus-capable field buses), 3 Encoder/Motor Control Ports, and 4 IO Link Masters
  • Longer Battery Life:  Pocket IO is the first, compact, portable PLC platform that can operate from "AA” / “AAA” batteries or rechargeable batteries
  • Programmable:  Programmable via Arduino Sketch IDE tool chain for Windows, Linux, or Mac OS
  • Ease of Use :  Arduino Sketches can be converted to an app and downloaded to an iPad® or iPhone® (which converts to an HMI panel for control of the Pocket IO)


Check out the flythrough video below, in addition to the Pocket IO YouTube Channel for more details on the platform.

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    rledyard November 10, 2016

    If I win this board, I’m going to learn more about modern PLC’s and how they work.

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    zanderbz November 10, 2016

    I’d like to have one of these boards for experimentation and adding new skills for my job search!

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  • Wiky5 November 11, 2016

    Hi! I’d use this board for motor control and power management on electric vehicle and renewabe energy applications

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