I got really lucky with my 555 contest entry this spring because after all the winners claimed their prizes I got an email from chris saying that I will receive the Xilinx SP601 fpga-kit. Wooooohoooooo!
So after some I received the box and wanted to say thanks to all you guys involved and especially Xilinx for giving out such a cool thing.
On a side note: I didn’t know how costly international shipping was until I received the board. 46 € to get a kilo from the US to Europe + 12 € import toll. Really, individual shipping is very expensive. This makes me even more jealous of you US guys with your tons and tons of surplus hardware you have.
Anyway thanks to all of you and I hope there will be a new electronic design contest next year.