What would you do if you could re-imagine the soda fountain? Miniaturize the technology? Make one for the home, or for on an airplane so flight crews don’t have to load and unload so many cans? The possibilities are huge!
The winning team will have their prototype and intellectual property related to the project purchased by The Coca-Cola Company at the end of the weekend for $10K (for the team). If teams wish to keep their IP, they may decline the prize and somebody else will be declared the winner.
Impressive, Red Bull and now Coca-Cola are jumping in to hackerspaces and hackathons.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.