Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is teaming up with Microchip Technology, Arduino, and Supplyframe to present the Ultimate Arduino Challenge. The global contest, announced at embedded world 2019 by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi at the Mouser stand, invites engineers around the world to create Arduino-based projects and submit them to www.arduinochallenge.com.
The Ultimate Arduino Challenge is divided into three rounds: Arduino Idea Sprint, IoT for Engineers, and All About Data. The Arduino Idea Sprint round puts engineers’ creativity to the test, accepting any sort of Arduino-based design with a description and image. Internet of Things (IoT) for Engineers tasks engineers with building their takes on IoT solutions with Arduino at the heart of the project, with special focus on industrial-sized solutions. The All About Data round is…all about data. Top entries will collect, log, calculate, and store data in interesting ways based on Arduino’s capabilities.
Supplyframe community members will vote for their favorite projects throughout the four-month contest, and a panel of electronics experts will determine the top three winners. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Turin, Italy, to tour the Arduino factory. The second prize winner will receive a trip to a 2019 Microchip MASTERs conference, and the third place winner will receive $500 in gift certificates to the Tindie maker marketplace. Plus, up to 500 finalists will receive Arduino boards.
“At Mouser, we are committed to empowering innovation in engineering around the world,” says Kevin Hess, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “By partnering with Arduino, Microchip, and Supplyframe for this incredible design competition, Mouser shows support for the engineers who are creating solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.”
Microchip Technology is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs that reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platforms based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino prototyping platforms are intended for artists, designers, beginners, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
To learn more about the Ultimate Arduino Challenge or to enter the contest, go to arduinochallenge.com.