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An Arduino Engineering Kit Will Be Awarded as a Grand Prize for Completed Projects Based on the Themes!

 

Grand Prize is OPEN to EVERYONE that follows an MKR Theme and Posts an MKR Project!

 

Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, and Dominic Pajak, a project person and retro computing geek from Arduino, will be giving a 5 part series of livestreams on the commercial uses of Arduino.  The next livestreams will be on November 14th and will cover Commercial IoT applications with Arduino MKR  .  Be sure to tune in to ask Massimo any questions you have about commercial uses of Arduino!

 

 

Massimo Banzi

Interaction Designer, Teacher, Maker, Bottleneck

Co-founder of Arduino

Dominic Pajak

Product person. Engineer.

Retro computing geek

 

Click on the "Enroll Now" buttons below to ask your questions and learn more:

 

Livestream DiscussionDate and TimeSign Up!
Commercial IoT Applications with Arduino MKR14th November 2018
13:00 (CDT)/19:00 (GMT)
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Industrial IoT Applications with Arduino MKR16th January 2019
13:00 (CDT)/19:00 (GMT)
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Previous Livestreams:

 

Recorded Live Stream: Massimo Banzi and Dominic Pajak: Arduino MKR: IoT Prototype to Production!

 

Recorded Live Stream: Massimo Banzi and Dominic Pajak: Arduino MKR and Wireless IoT Connectivity!

 

Recorded Livestream: Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 - Democratizing FPGA

 

 

Current Contests:

 

Theme: Auto Hacks and Beyond

 

The contest is open to anyone who wants to participate.  You do not need to win kit in order to enter to win the Grand Prize, an Arduino Engineering Kit.  Simply submit your completed project in the form of a blog under Arduino Projects or tag a project blog anywhere on the community with mkr_auto_hacks by January 2nd, 2019 for a chance to win.

 

On January 9th we'll announce the Grand Prize Winner of an Arduino Engineering Kit for project that best demonstrates how an engineer would use the Arduino MKR CAN shield in their project.

 

Anyone that submits a completed Arduino MKR CAN shield project by the deadline can win the grand prize.

 

Learn More:

 

Join the Challengers: Auto Hacks and Beyond: Show Us How You Would Use the Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 Board and CAN Shield!

 

Key Dates:

 

EventDate
Grand Prize Winners Announcement:9th January 2019

 

Auto Hacks and Beyond with the MKR WiFi 1010 Board and CAN Shield

Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 Board

Arduino MKR CAN Shield

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The MKR WIFI 1010 is equipped with an ESP32 module from U-BLOX. It speeds up and simplifies prototyping of WiFi based IoT  It aims to speed up and simplify the prototyping of WiFi based IoT applications using the ESP32 module and low power consumption. The board is composed of three main blocks:

  • SAMD21 Cortex-M0+ 32bit Low Power ARM MCU;
  • U-BLOX NINA-W10 Series Low Power 2.4GHz IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • ECC508 Crypto Authentication

The MKR WIFI 1010 includes 32-bit computational power, a rich set of I/O interfaces, and low power Wi-Fi with a Cryptochip for secure communication using SHA-256 encryption.

 

The Arduino Software (IDE) simplifies code development and programming. Ideal for IoT battery-powered projects in a compact form.

 

Its USB port can be used to supply power (5V) to the board. It has a Li-Po charging circuit that allows the Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 to run on battery power or an external 5 volt source, charging the Li-Po battery while running on external power. Switching from one source to the other is done automatically.

With this shield you can easily connect to a CAN (Controller Area Network) Bus. Discover new possibilities of interaction between your Arduino MKR Board and the CAN ecosystem.

 

The MKR CAN shield can simplify the connection of the MKR boards with industrial systems and especially with automotive applications.

 

This shield opens a new set of possible applications like smart vehicles, autonomous cars and drones. A CAN connection also provides the possibility to connect a MKR board directly with several types of industrial grade sensors, motors and displays.

 

The MKR CAN shield allows a MKR board to connect to the CAN bus using the MCP2515 SPI to CAN chip.

 

The Arduino MKR CAN Shield uses the MCP2515 chip by Microchip. This chip is an industry standard.

 

The switch close to the CAN bus connector allows to enable or disable the termination resistor.

 

Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 Pinout, SAMD21 Pin Mapping, Tech Specs, Github Links, Schematics, and More!

 

Theme: The Smarter World Challenge

Propose a Project (or Repurpose an Existing Project) using the Arduino MKR WAN Shield in the comments below!  The best project proposals win a pair of MKR WAN 1300 boards and a MKR Relay Shield.  should include the Arduino MKR Vidor 4000.

 

On November 2nd, we'll announce kit winners for the pair of Arduino MKR WAN 1300 Boards and the MKR Proto Relay Shield for the members who submit the best Project Proposals!

 

The contest is open to anyone who wants to participate.  You do not need to win kit in order to enter to win the Grand Prize, an Arduino Engineering Kit.  Simply submit your completed project in the form of a blog under Arduino Projects  or tag it with mkr_smarterworld by January 2nd, 2019 for a chance to win.

 

On January 9th we'll announce the Grand Prize Winner of an Arduino Engineering Kit for project that best demonstrates how an engineer would use the Arduino MKR WAN 1300 in their project.

 

Anyone that submits a completed Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 project by the deadline can win the grand prize.

 

Learn More:

 

Build a Smarter World: Propose a Smart Device to Win a Pair of Arduino MKR (LoRa Connectivity) WAN 1300 Boards and MKR R…

 

Key Dates:

 

EventDate
Kit Winners Announced:2nd November 2018
Completed Project Deadline:7th January 2019
Grand Prize Winners Announcement:9th January 2019

 

 

 

The Smarter World Challenge: Build a Smarter World with the MKR WAN 1300 Board and Relay Proto Shield

Arduino MKR WAN 1300 Board

Arduino MKR Relay Proto Shield

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Arduino MKR WAN 1300 allows you to add Lo-Ra connectivity to your projects with minimum previous experience in networking. It is based on the:

  • Atmel SAMD21
  • Murata  CMWX1ZZABZ Lo-Ra module:
    • STMicro STM32L0 Series ARM Cortex MO +32 bit microcontroller
    • Semtech ultra long range spectrum wireless Receiver

Its design allows you to power the board using two 1.5V AA or AAA batteries or external 5V.  Switching from one source to the other is done automatically.

 

It features 32 bit computational power similar to the MKR ZERO board, the usual rich set of I/O interfaces, low power Lo-Ra communication and the ease of use of the Arduino Software (IDE) for code development and programming.

 

All these features make this board the preferred choice for the emerging IoT battery-powered projects in a compact form factor. The USB port can be used to supply power (5V) to the board. The Arduino MKR WAN 1300 is able to run with or without the batteries connected and has limited power consumption.

The MKR Relay Protoshield allows you to easily add relays to your MKR board based project. The shield provides two relays:

  • RELAY1 commanded by pin 1
  • RELAY2 commanded by pin 2

 

The shield also provides easy connection by means of screw terminal blocks to A1 to A4 analog inputs, I2C and supply voltages.

 

  • Operating voltage 3.3V (supplied from the host board)
  • Two relays with NO, COM and NC connections
  • Works with battery powered board Screw terminal blocks for easy connections
  • Carry current: 2 A
  • Max. operating voltage: 125 VAC, 60 VDC
  • Max. operating current: 1 A
  • Max. switching capacity: 62.50 VA, 30W

 

 

Here is a GitHub Link to Getting Started with the MKR WAN 1000:

 

https://github.com/gonzalocasas/arduino-mkr-wan-1300

 

Here is a GitHub link that provides an APIs to Communicate with LoRa and LoRaWAN Networks:

 

https://github.com/arduino-libraries/MKRWAN

 

 

Theme: Freedom of FPGA

 

Propose a Project (or Repurpose an Existing Project) using the Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 Board in the comments below!  Your project proposal should include the Arduino MKR Vidor 4000.  You can also include (1-2) of the following MKR Shields:  Arduino MKR MEM Shield, Arduino MKR Relay Proto Shield,  Arduino MKR RS 485 Shield, Arduino MKR Connector Carrier, MKR CAN Shield, and MKR ETH Shield.

 

On November 28th, we'll announce kit winners for the Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 Board and any (1-2) Shield Combo for members who submit the best Project Proposals!

 

The contest is open to anyone who wants to participate.  You do not need to win kit in order to enter to win the Grand Prize, an Arduino Engineering Kit.  Simply submit your completed project in the form of a blog under Arduino Projects  or tag it with mkr_freedom by January 28th for a chance to win.

 

On February 3rd we'll announce the Grand Prize Winner of an Arduino Engineering Kit for project that best demonstrates how an engineer would use an Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 in their project.

 

This is open to everyone.  Not just kit winners.  Anyone that submits a completed Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 project by the deadline (demonstrating how an engineer can win the grand prize!

 

Learn More:

 

Freedom of FPGA: Propose an FPGA Project for a Chance to Win an Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 and Your Choice of MKR Shields!

 

 

 

Include the Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 in Your Project Proposal:

 

Arduino MKR Vidor 4000
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Include any of the following MKR Shields in your Project Proposal:

Arduino MKR MEM ShieldArduino MKR Relay Proto Shield
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Arduino MKR RS 485Arduino MKR Connector Carrier
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Arduino MKR CAN ShieldArduino MKR ETH Shield
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3 Grand Prize Winners

 

Each of the Themes will have a Grand Prize of an Arduino Engineering Kit for submitting your completed project on the community. After all the the MKR boards and shields have been sent out we'll be awarding a  (3) Arduino Engineering Kit to the best project related each theme, that shows how an engineer would use the MKR line to repurpose an existing project or a new project.

 

 

Arduino Engineering Kit - MATLAB/SIMULINK
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Each Arduino Engineering Kit includes:

 

BOARDS
  • 1 Arduino MKR1000 Board
  • 1 Arduino MKR Motor Shield
  • 1 Arduino MKR IMU Shield

 

 

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

  • 1 DC Motor
  • 2 Geared DC Motors with Encoder
  • 1 Standard Micro Servo (180 degrees)
  • 1 Hall Sensor Module
  • 1 Ultrasonic Sensor Module
  • 1 Webcam
  • 1 LiPo Battery
  • 1 LiPo Battery Charger
  • 1 Micro USB Cable
  • 1 3-pin to 4-pin Tinkerkit Module Cable
  • 1 3-pin Tinkerkit Module Cable MECHANICAL

COMPONENTS

  • 3 Sets of Assembly Pieces
  • 2 Wheels
  • 1 Caster Wheel
  • 1 Timing Belt
  • 2 Timing Pulley
  • 2 DC Motor Mounting Brackets
  • 1 Metal Shaft (90mm)
  • 2 Metal D Shafts (50mm)
  • 2 Sets of Distance Spacers (6mm, 17mm)
  • 2 Sets of M2 Bolts (10mm, 25mm)
  • 3 Sets of M3 Bolts (10mm, 15mm, 25mm)
  • 1 Set of M2 Nuts
  • 1 Set of M3 Nuts
  • 1 Set of M3 Lock Nuts with Nylon Insert
  • 3 Shaft Collars
  • 1 Propeller Adapter Screw
  • 2 Magnets Ø8 mm
  • 1 Thread 5m
  • 2 Whiteboard Pens
  • 1 Sticker for Vision Recognition

The Arduino Engineering Kit is the ideal solution for university students, providing a state-of-the-art, hands-on incorporation of Arduino technology in an educational setting.

 

The kit is primarily for three types of users:

  • Students learning about engineering at a university or at a vocational school (e.g., Introductory Engineering, Controls, Mechatronics courses);
  • Professors teaching engineering who also want practical resources to demonstrate engineering concepts;
  • Makers with an interest or background in engineering, either professionally or as a hobby.

The Arduino Engineering Kit covers fundamental engineering concepts, key aspects of mechatronics, and MATLAB and Simulink programming.Included projects challenges students intellectually and helps develop physical engineering skills — and they’re just fun to do.

  • Self-Balancing Motorcycle This motorcycle will maneuver on its own on various terrains and remain upright using a flywheel for balance. It’s very exciting to build and to see in action.
  • Mobile Rover This vehicle can navigate between given reference points, move objects with a forklift and much more. It’s very fun to make and use.
  • Whiteboard Drawing Robot This amazing robot can take a drawing it’s given and duplicate it on a whiteboard. It’s most impressive.

 

The kit is sold in a hard plastic, stackable tool box for storage and years of reuse. Inside the box is an easy-to-use Arduino MKR1000 board, several customized parts, and a complete set of electrical and mechanical components needed to assemble all three projects

 

 

 

Complete Your Project to Qualify for the Grand Prize!

 

You don't need to win a board to qualify for the Grand Prize!  Simply submit a project based on any of the themes above!