|The Monthly Theme You Voted For: Electronic Toys|
|Project14 | Win a SNES Classic Bundle or Shopping Cart for Your Electronic Toys Project!|
The theme this month is Electronic Toys and it comes from a suggestion from dougw and beacon_dave . You could build an electronic toy such as an executive toy, puzzle toy, educational toy, or cuddly toy. Or, you can follow in the footsteps of the very first theme that launched this program and create a techno toy from an existing toy by adding electronic innards. As dougw points out, while some on this forum may find toys juvenile, it was after all the theme that launched this entire program, toy design design can be very sophisticated and its definitely big business. Games and toys often drive the electronics industry to develop new technology. The video game industry comes to mind, and its also been the vehicle that's driven interest in computing and electronics engineering for many. That's why we've added the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic on top of the grand prize of a $200 Shopping Cart. Its a fun, modern take on a classic game console. If you're like me you have memories of playing endless rounds of Street Fighter 2 and NBA Jam back in the 90s. Additionally, three first place winners receive a $100 shopping cart. Have fun and be creative. Electronic Toys come in all forms. You might even consider building a toy that is geared to STEM, an executive toy which you can take to the office, a puzzle game to keep you sharp, or something fun that brings joy and smile to the faces of kids (and young at heart).
Also, we've extended the 10 Year Challenge | Tell Us What You Can't Live Without for an ESP8266, Arduino Uno, or Arduino Nano! till the end of the month so you can win an Arduino compatible board in honor of the 10th anniversary of the element14 community. Simply go to comments section of the post and share stories, images, and video of what you couldn't live with 10 years ago, and what you couldn't live without today.
|Be Original||Stick to the Theme|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Electronic Toys or tag your project blog ElectronicToyCH
You have until September 16th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|ARBot #1 : Testing the Concept of Augmented Reality (for Electronic Toys) 22 hours ago in Electronic Toys||by dubbie|
|The Musical Box 2 weeks ago in Electronic Toys||by balearicdynamics|
|The Useless Box 1 week ago in Electronic Toys||by balearicdynamics|
|Project14 | Win a SNES Classic Bundle or Shopping Cart for Your Electronic Toys Project! 1 month ago in Electronic Toys||by tariq.ahmad|
|Spider-Man: Into the Maker-Verse 2 weeks ago in Electronic Toys||by connormiller|
|DIY Smartphone controlled tiny plane as weekend project for children and parents 1 month ago in Electronic Toys||by ravi butani|
|Sparky the Power Chick - update 5 months ago in Techno Toys||by dougw|
|Vintage Toy Synthesiser - The End Result 1 year ago in MusicTech||by liamtmlacey|
|DollaS Dancer 2 years ago in Techno Toys||by Molham|
|This little bug has a bug 2 years ago in Techno Toys||by idanre1|