Arduino / Distrelec: Automation & Robotics Contest

Making, Manufacturing, Driving the 4.0 Revolution

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Ends on September 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

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Until June 29th micro contests will be organized with prizes from Seeed Studio and RND

Timeline

Project submissions open:

April 23, 2018 at 7:10 AM PT

Deadline to apply for free devices:

June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Project submissions close:

September 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced by:

October 1, 2018

Contest brief

How can you help advance Industry 4.0 using the Arduino ecosystem? From robots and predictive maintenance to remote control and data acquisition, we're challenging you to create innovative solutions that can make the industry faster, cheaper, more flexible, and efficient.

Explore all of the Arduino ecosystem's potential — boards, libraries, and online platform — to rapidly prototype your Industry 4.0 applications!

First, choose from our wide range of IoT boards with WiFi (MKR1000 and Yún Rev2) and GSM/narrowband connectivity (MKR FOX 1200, MKR WAN 1300, and MKR GSM 1400) to develop your industrial automation projects, all available from the Distrelec Shop. Then, use Arduino Create to set up, control, and connect various Arduino, Intel, and Arm-based devices all together.

Need a little inspiration for your project? Examples of industrial automation projects include:

  • Remote control
  • Energy management
  • Remote monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Machine safety
  • Home security

Prototype advanced robotics systems by controlling motors, actuators, and sensors using feature-rich boards like the Arduino Mega and Arduino Due. Examples of robotics-related projects include:

  • Surveillance drones
  • Robotic arms
  • Rovers
  • Collaborative robots
  • Cartesian robots
  • Autonomous transportation

Winning projects will be selected based on their originality, quality, creativity, and social impact. These top entries will be awarded with:

And remember, projects must use an Arduino board in order to be eligible to win!

Ready to get started?

1. Create a free account on Arduino.cc (or log in if you are already a member).

2. Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant.”

3. Send your concept to the Arduino/Distrelec: Automation & Robotics contest by June 29, 2018. Top 150 Makers will receive a 75€ voucher for the Distrelec Shop .

4. Design, build, and submit your project on this page by September 16 2018.

Submissions should include:

  • A detailed description: What are you building? What does it do? How does it work?
  • Story and quality images
  • Video demonstrations, if applicable
  • Clear instructions
  • BOM and schematics
  • CAD files, if applicable
  • Winners will be announced on this page October 1, 2018

Contest rules

Eligibility

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at the time of entry:

  • You are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development.
  • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge.
  • You are not an Arduino or Distrelec employee

Requirements

To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

  • Projects should be submitted in the English language.
  • Your project must be created using an Arduino board.
  • Your project must be relevant to the theme of the contest.
  • Your final project must be fully documented and submitted on Arduino Project Hub with the project template.
  • Your final project documentation must include the following:

a) Images

b) Instructions

c) BOM (bill of materials)

d) Schematics

e) Code on Arduino Web Editor and CAD (if relevant to the project)

In addition:

  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest.
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for You to submit your entry.
  • Your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.

Judging criteria

  • Project documentation
  • Story/instructions: Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video, here a tutorial on how to submit your project
  • BOM: Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used
  • Schematics: Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, detailed photographs
  • Code: Include working code with helpful comments. (We really encourage you to use the Arduino Web Editor to write your code.)

Creativity: How does your project fit into the Arduino/Distrelec: Automation & Robotics contest theme?

How to enter

Submit your concept by June 29th, 2018.

If you are not already a member, you will need to create a free arduino.cc account.

Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant" on the right column of the main contest page.

Add a new project by September 16th, 2018 clicking the "Add my Project" button and following the submission template.

Share detailed instructions with images in the story section

Share the bill of materials

Share the electronics schematics

Share the source code (preferably from Arduino Web Editor, see how in this tutorial.Optionally via Github or Bitbucket)

Share the CAD files (if relevant)

When done with all the documentation hit "Publish" on the project preview page.

Full rules

Disclaimer

The host of the contest can modify the value and/or number of vouchers to be awarded at their own discretion according to the development of the contest.

Eligibility

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at the time of entry:

  • You are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development.
  • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge.
  • You are not an Arduino or Distrelec employee.

Requirements

To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

  • Projects should be submitted in the English language.
  • Your project must be created using an Arduino board.
  • Your project must be relevant to the theme of the contest.
  • Your final project must be fully documented and submitted on Arduino Project Hub with the project template.
  • Your final project documentation must include the following:

a) Images

b) Instructions

c) BOM (bill of materials)

d) Schematics

e) Code on Arduino Web Editor and CAD (if relevant to the project)

In addition:

  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest.
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for You to submit your entry.
  • Your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.

Judging criteria

  • Project documentation
  • Story/instructions: Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video, here a tutorial on how to submit your project
  • BOM: Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used
  • Schematics: Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, detailed photographs
  • Code: Include working code with helpful comments. (We really encourage you to use the Arduino Web Editor to write your code.)
  • Creativity: How does your project fit into the Arduino/Distrelec: Automation & Robotics contest theme?

How to enter

Submit your concept by June 29, 2018.

If you are not already a member, you will need to create a free arduino.cc account.

Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant" on the right column of the main contest page.

Add a new project by September 16, 2018 clicking the "Add my Project" button and following the submission template.

Share detailed instructions with images in the story section

Share the bill of materials

Share the electronics schematics

Share the source code (preferably from Arduino Web Editor, see how in this tutorial.Optionally via Github or Bitbucket)

Share the CAD files (if relevant)

When done with all the documentation hit "Publish" on the project preview page.

Full rules

The object of this contest is to create reference designs using any Arduino boards. For purposes of this Contest, each solution and idea you create and submit in the Contest will be called an “entry.” All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria described above to determine the winners of the prizes described above.

CAN I ENTER?

Your entry must be your own original work; and your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials. Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is: sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda; is obscene or offensive; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies; communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or violates any law. We reserve the right to reject any entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine does not meet the above criteria. Important note about Copyright: Your entire entry must only include material (including hardware, source code – both open source and third party sourced, user interface, music, video or images) that you own or that you have permission from the copyright/trademark owner to use. Your team’s entry may not include copyrighted materials (such as source code, user interface, background music, images or video) unless you own or have permission to use the materials. Ownership is not defined as purchasing a CD at a music store for replay, if playing a copyrighted recording on your guitar or repurposing an application’s user interface – your entry will be disqualified if copyrighted materials, including but not limited to these examples, are a part of your entry without appropriate licensing or permissions. If you do use permissible copyrighted materials, you must include the permissions information by citing the artist/creator and license information as per the respective Challenge Rules. Note that even material released under sites such as Creative Commons, common open source code licenses, and other similar licensing may need permission or acknowledgement as per the specific license. Note: your team’s entry will be disqualified if permissions information is not included as per the requirements in the specific Challenge Rules.

HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE POTENTIALLY USED?

Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you are: granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Contest and Arduino and Distrelec; and (ii) feature your entry and all content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Contest or future campaigns and initiatives of Arduino and Distrelec (including but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screenshots of the Contest entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed); agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted above; understand and acknowledge that the Sponsor(s) may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your submission and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry; understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will remember about your entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry. By entering this Contest, you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law; understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules. Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry. If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest. Limit one (1) prize per person or team. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, an additional judge will break the tie based on the judging criteria described above. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of Contest Prizes described below. If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award to a runner-up. If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Contest. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you complete a tax form, you will be issued an IRS Form 1099 the following January, for the actual value of the prize. You are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up. If you are confirmed as a winner of this Contest: You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and you may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we may award it to a runner up; and if you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes related to accepting the prize; and if you are otherwise eligible for this Contest, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions.

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING?

By entering this Contest you agree to: abide by these Official Rules; and release and hold harmless Arduino and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest, or any prize won; and Arduino’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and that, by accepting a prize, Arduino may use your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?

This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Massachusetts for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, bot, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest. If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may disqualify you, and ban you from participating in any of our future Contests, so please play fairly.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?

A full list of contest winners will be published on this page on October 1st, 2018. Arduino and the Arduino logo are trademarks of Arduino AG. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners © 2016.

FAQ

General

Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

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I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?

As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!

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My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?

All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.

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Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?

When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry; however, we might favor a newer entry if it is considerably better than the original. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at support@arduino.cc to appeal.

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What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

You must create a free Arduino.cc account and register as a participant for this contest Projects should be submitted in the English language

Your project must be created using an Arduino boards.

Your final project must be fully documented and submitted on Arduino Project Hub with the project template.

Your final project documentation must include the following:

a) Images

b) Instructions

c) BOM (bill of materials)

d) Schematics

e) Code on Arduino Web Editor and CAD (if relevant to the project)

In addition:

Your entry must be your own original work

Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest

You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for You to submit your entry

Your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials

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What are the judging criteria?

Project documentation

Story/instructions: Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video, here a tutorial on how to submit your project

BOM: Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used

Schematics: Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, detailed photographs

Code: Include working code with helpful comments, we really encourage you to use the Arduino Web Editor to write your code

Creativity: How does your project fit into the Arduino/Distrelec: Automation & Robotics contest theme?

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What are the prizes?

  • 1st place: Trip to Maker Faire + Keithley Tabletop Multimeter
  • 2nd place: Weller Soldering Station + Accesories
  • 3rd-10th: Seeed Studio Grove Kit.

What are the steps to enter the contest?

Submit your idea by June 29th, 2018 and your project by September 16th, 2018 via Arduino Project Hub.

If you are not already a member, you will need to create a free arduino.cc account.

Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant" on the right column of the main contest page.

Add a new project by clicking the "Add my Project" button and following the submission template.

Share detailed instructions with images in the story section

Share the bill of materials

Share the electronics schematics

Share the source code (preferably from Arduino Web Editor, see how in this tutorial.Optionally via Github or Bitbucket)

Share the CAD files (if relevant)

When done with all the documentation hit "Publish" on the project preview page

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What is the contest timeline?

Call for ideas open:

April 23rd, 2018 at 10:00 AM PT

Project submissions close:

September 16th, 2018 at 10:00 AM PT

Winners announced on:

October 1st, 2018

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When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Contest winners will be announced on October 1st, 2018. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

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Who is eligible to participate?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

You are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development

If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge

You are not an Arduino or Distrelec employee

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