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Samples from Atmel?
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Samples from Atmel?

by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:13 pm

I just wanted to start learning programming on the AVR microcontroller, but when you request samples it seems like that is for big companies. I am just a student/hobbyist so is it OK to order samples from them? :?
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by djarago on Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:19 am

well its intended for companies that are trying to decide which device(s) they want to use for their product. The idea is that giving them free samples they'll come back with large orders (thousands). A few people I know request samples from companies for all sorts of things (many they have no use for). It doesn't hurt to ask. I wouldn't lie though, its just unethical. If they give you the sample => cool. Else you didn't loose anything.
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by chaostic-offline on Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:51 am

Some companies allow students and/or hobbiests to get samples. TI allows students samples for example.
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by djarago on Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:46 pm

Certainly some do, its a good idea. They are the future people using them in industry. I just don't think its right to lie. I would assume most companies that sample would also sample to students.
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by Leaf on Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:47 pm

By students do you mean students of all kinds?

Beacuse I'm in high school at the moment, and I have no idea how to get free samples.
It's okay, I'm better than you.
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