IoT Builders Contest from Instructables #IoT @Instructables

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Calling all IoT enthusiasts!

Our friends over at Instructables have just announced an IoT Builders Contest!

There are 83 days left to enter. Here’s the scoop:

Get ready to hack your world and all the things in it!

In the IoT Builders Contest, we want you to build internet-connected solutions for your smart home, health, recreation, devices, apps, and all other “Internet of Things” ideas you can come up with.

Prizes are generously provided by IBM Watson IoT, with two judges’ prizes for projects that use the IBM Watson or Watson IoT Services, or open source Node-RED visual programming tools. Top projects will win a MakerBot 3D printer, Autel drone, GoPro camera, and much more. Projects will be judged on creativity, originality, and documentation of the Instructable. Good luck and have fun bringing your IoT projects to life!

They have some awesome prizes listed here and a full breakdown of the Official Rules here!

And remember to keep an eye out for Adafruit in the Instructables newsletter later this fall.


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