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Arduino is celebrated its 15th Birthday on March 21st, 2020!  We'll be up to sending 25 Nano Boards (5 different Flavors) for project proposals that use them!Project14 is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with a NanoRama Celebration that began the day before Arduino Day!  Help us celebrate by submitting an Arduino Project as a Birthday Present!Winners Announcement will be on Geek Pride Day on May 25th 2020.  It also happens to be the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie.  A New Hope was released on May 25th, 1977!


Project14 | The Birthday Special: A NanoRama Open Arduino Competition!


Submit a Blog in NanoRama or tag your post NanoRamaCH for a Chance to Win!


This special event celebrates the 3rd birthday of Project14 and the 15th birthday of Arduino with an Open Ended Arduino project competition that kicks off the day before Arduino Day on March 21st, 2020.   The NanoRama project competition is a follow up to  Arduino Day 2020: NanoRama: We're Giving Away Different Nano Boards for Projects that Use Them!   We also launched an Arduino Fundamentals: Part I: Quiz where you can test your knowledge (or argue over) your knowledge of Arduino.    We will also have a round ups of the last two Arduino project competitions to celebrate Arduino Day in what has turned into an annual tradition.


Arduino Day 2020 Round Ups:



We're also aware that this is difficult time around the world, the Covid-19 Virus has upended life as we know it.


Your project can also include a Fighting Germs project as suggested in Project14 | Fighting Germs: Win a Thermal Imaging Camera, a Germicidal Lamp, and a Shopping Cart with Matching Charity Donation!


Simply tag your post FightingGermsCH and NanoRamaCH if your Fighting Germs project uses an Arduino.


The Grand Prize


Every Nano BoardPlus a $400 Shopping Cart
Your Chance to Win a Nano Classic, Nano Every, Nano 33 IoT, Nano BLE, and Nano BLE Sense! Plus a $400 Shopping Cart to Do Cool Stuff with Your Boards!


First Place & Finisher Prizes


Three First Place Winners Receive a $200 Shopping Cart to Any of Our Stores!
Finisher Prizes

3 First Place Winners Receive a Nano BLE Sense plus a $200 Shopping Cart!

We have up to 20 Nano (Classic Boards) to Giveaway for Amazing Projects!


The Projects:


Field Strength Meter by kmikemoo:


Field Strength Meter


"This project showed the principle of how a RF field could be measured." - Community Member Judge




Arduino MKR GSM and SemTech LoRa Example: LoRa Message to SMS  by jancumps


Arduino MKR GSM and SemTech LoRa Example: LoRa Message to SMS


"A great demonstration of how different radio devices can connect together to start building solutions. Nice to see GSM and LoRa being demonstrated." - Community Member Judge



Feather Weather by dougw


Feather Weather


"Very polished project that would look good on any desk!" - Community Member Judge





PlanetCatcher: Building a World-Band Radio Receiver by shabaz


Building a World-Band Radio Receiver


"A complete world band radio design and thorough description of the design and build, including making it available to everyone." - Community Member Judge




Star Wars® R2D2 Uses the Force with XBee RF Virtual Wires  by sjmill01


Star Wars R2D2 Uses the Force with XBee RF Virtual Wires


"Beautifully constructed robot, and incredible attention to detail." - Community Member Judge



"Well documented with a nice back story." - Community Member Judge


Antenna Radiation by kmikemoo



Antenna Radiation


"Lots of experiments with the aim of seeing how different antennas for Ham radio can perform. Nice to see the practical approach even in winter outside!" - Community Member Judge



"Mike's project aligned exactly with what I thought this RF Project14 would involve. He blogs several times over the period, each time building and taking us further on a journey of learning - I didn't even have to stepoutside as Mike did into the cold weather!" - Community Member Judge



Building a poor man's quarter-wave 433MHz antenna: Introduction by gecoz



Building a poor man's quarter-wave 433MHz antenna


"Excellent experiments with a VNA, his project shows that anyone can start exploring antennas on a budget." - Community Member Judge



"This project blog taught me a great deal about RF measurements and also showed me the availability of some low-cost but effective test equipment. Fabio's series of blogs ofver the competition period were a real joy to see and read." - Community Member Judge

"Nicely documented and educational series using hobbyist accessible equipment"  - Community Member Judge


Arduino Mini RDF Fox by kmikemoo:


"Another nice project from Mike. Well done for creating so many interesting projects this month!" - Community Member Judge

Antenna Antenna by jancumps :


"Great start to examining a variety of antennas. It will be interesting to see how this develops." - Community Member Judge

Automating room light through sub-GHz frequency by shivamgpl8824tiwari:


"Nicely constructed remote control project!" - Community Member Judge


Arduino Mini RDF Fox  by kmikemoo


Arduino Mini RDF Fox


Arduino Mini Fox With Transistor Driven Relay




Got mail! LoRaWAN Mail box sensor  by eivholt



Got mail! LoRaWAN Mail box sensor

"Got mail! LoRaWAN Mailbox Sensor was a great project, well documented. Useful!" - Community Member Judge



"Got mail! LoRaWAN Mail box sensor - thorough description, using SDR for debugging." - Community Member Judge

"Great project that solves a practical problem!" - Community Member Judge



ArduTrx with Arduino MKR by bernhardmayer


ArduTrx with Arduino MKR

"Nice update to a project to get it working with a user-interface." - Community Member Judge


"Nice build of a ham radio transceiver using arduino and TRX module, similar to a recent roadtest of myself, but now using the TRX module in stead of an old mobile radio. I'm planning to build this one myself." - Community Member Judge


Xmas Audiovisual Show by neuromodulator



Xmas Audiovisual Show


"Xmas Audiovisual Show was a very impressive combination of RF and FPGA and it was provided with copious documentation. I like these 'sledgehammer to crack a nut' projects where they demonstrate the underlying science in an unusual context." - Community Member Judge

"This was a great project as it generated the RF directly from an FPGA, and that in itself is not easy, but also explained very clearly the steps involved. I really learnt a lot from the great writeup blog, photos and videos. I plan to revisit this blog to copy and try and replicate it myself." - Community Member Judge


"It was great to see a transmitter project implementation in FPGA. The results were very good too!" - Community Member Judge

"Xmas Audiovisual show - Really like the use of FPGA's here." - Community Member Judge



PDTect_RF Partial Discharge Detector by  three-phase


Automating room light through sub-GHz frequency



Lorra-Lorra-LoRa by paj






Deck the halls with holiday flowers - and keep them alive  by  eivholt :


Deck the halls with holiday flowers - and keep them alive

"Deck the halls with holiday flowers - and keep them alive was a comprehensive, well documented and easy to follow project." - Community Member Judge



"Nice clean design, solving another practical problem!" - Community Member Judge