“Get Closer” Wearables Entries are DUE TODAY! @element14
Inspired to make your own wearables project? The “Get Closer” Wearables Challenge with Adafruit FLORA & element14 is for you! Enter on the element 14 contest page. Apply now for your chance to win a sweet pack of FLORA goodies to build the wearable electronics project of your dreams. Pitch your project idea via element14′s RoadTest page, and you could be selected to receive your supplies for free! Then during the course of the challenge, we’ll follow your progress in the element14 Arduino community.
EIGHT RoadTest challenge competitors (that could be you!) will build wearable electronics projects to enhance your daily lives using the FLORA platform. Possible applications: telepresence color-changing lamps, GPS-guided scavenger hunts, motion-activated bouquets for Mom, and so much more. We are looking for technology that helps people get that much closer.
We will be selecting the competitors after the enrolment period closes on July 15th. Shortly afterwards, each competitor will be provided with the following bundle of items:
The competition will run from the end of July through September. Competitors will be judged on their creative fulfilment of the challenge and by the quality of media produced during the course of their projects: blog posts, videos and designs, all of which will be posted on the Arduino group. The winner will receive a grand prize of one Arduino Robot and a handmade wearable electronics project by Adafruit/Becky Stern (like the LED Ampli-Tie or Sparkle Skirt).
To enter, read over the challenge details and then click the Enroll button on the challenge page to get started. Explain the project you’d like to make! Please be as detailled as possible about your project ideas; the most innovative and well-thought out proposals will be the ones we select.
For more details on the FLORA “get closer” challenge visit element14. Entries close tonight!
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