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Upcycle It

3 Posts authored by: danzima element14 Team
We invited engineers, DIY hobbyists, and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer, piece of electronic equipment, or appliance and make a cool new electronics project built around the Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino. Some of the participants in Upcycle It were joining their first element14 Design Challenge, so we thought we'd reach out to them and see how they felt about participating. Among them were Fernando Hila and Brent Papesh, who took a front-load washing machine and used it as ...
We invited engineers, DIY hobbyists, and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer, piece of electronic equipment, or appliance and make a cool new electronics project built around the Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino. Our winners created three great designs: an old clock that became a household IoT hub, a circa 1999 power distribution unit (PDU) modernized with IoT features, and a nixie tube impulse counter turned into a web-scraped value display device. We asked them some questions abo ...
We invited engineers, DIY hobbyists, and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer, piece of electronic equipment, or appliance and make a cool new electronics project built around the Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino. element14 member Carmelito Andrade took an old clock given to him by his mother and turned it into an intelligent home device that can give him the weather, traffic, updates on his email and Twitter accounts, and much more. His outstanding Upcycled Clock was selected as th ...