There are 55 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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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.