24 Jun 2018

Summer Fun with Arduino Challenge Win $5K in prizes

The challenges

There are 3 challenges, starting from the fun and interactive to the deep and educational.

  1. Build an Arduino LED Binary Counter 

    Using your own Arduino starter kit (or the nifty web based ), we want you to build a simple LED binary counter by placing and wiring up a series of LED lights and connecting them to the Arduino. Here are the steps:

    • Please read Ryan’s excellent Arduino starter articles to get you on your way. You can choose between using an Arduino device or using Tinkercad. Either way, your entry counts
    • Whip out your Arduino kit or use the Arduino Simulator provided
    • Set up the Arduino IDE (online or Desktop)
    • Follow the instructions provided in Ryan’s articles to build a binary counter by placing and wiring up a series of LED lights and connecting them to the Arduino
    • Follow the instructions in the “How to Enter Challenge 1” tab to wire up a Secret Squirrel Code Generator.
    • Run the app to find the ‘secret code’ that results from your work and then enter the result in the

    Simple right? Go dig out your Arduino and play!

    Estimated time to complete: 15 – 20 mins

  2. Showcase your other working Arduino projectsPost a working Arduino project, with full source, as an article on CodeProject in the Arduino section as a CodeProject article.

    Your project can be for any purpose: a plant watering system, a solar energy tracker, a security system, or something that randomly injects pics of Guy Fieri into npm packages. Whatever the purpose, just package it up and post your work as an article on CodeProject.

    Winners will be judged on innovation, usefulness, ease of use of the code on a real Arduino, and general presentation of the project.

    Estimated time to complete: 30 – 60 mins to write about 500 words

  3. Demonstrate Your overall IoT ExpertiseIf you’re an IoT expert, this is the place to show it off! Post an article on CodeProject that highlights your choice in IoT development.

    The focus of this challenge is to teach concepts to readers unfamiliar with the technology (or teach readers how to stretch themselves with advanced concepts). Brief examples that are to the point are better than full blown projects. Focus on the concepts you are trying to teach.

    Topics may include tutorials, code samples and walkthroughs, intros on how to program new and emerging technologies (eg. LoRaWAN, Low power operation, Bluetooth, Mesh). Maybe you want to write about embedded or Raspberry Pi development, or HomeKit or Google Home integration, or Docker with IoT, Azure or AWS. The possibilities are endless; let your imagination go wild.

    Winners will be judged on clarity of ideas, readability, technical prowess and general presentation of the article.

    Estimated time to complete: Depends on the length of the article

How do I show I’ve completed the Arduino LED binary counter challenge?

As part of the binary counter challenge, you’ll be adding a bit of C++ that turns your e-mail address into a personalized binary code. You will then be able to enter this code on the contest page. Click here for the instructions. See the notes in Challenge 1 above.

How do I publish my IoT contest articles?

Choose your topic, come up with a brilliant idea, write and to the Internet of Things chapter. Contestants have until the contest deadline to write and submit as many articles as they wish (each article should focus on a single technology or platform).


SOURCE : Summer Fun With Arduino Challange – CodeProject
NOTE : This competition is organized and managed by CodeProject. Patan College for Professional Studies is not linked to this competition in any ways, we are just posting the content as it is provided in the source for our students interest.