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    Upcycle it Design Challenge
    About this ChallengeThe KitThe PrizesIntro VideoWhat is Upcycling Video
    Unboxing VideoThe JudgesExample ApplicationTerms and ConditionsThe Challengers


    The 15 official Challengers for the "Upcycle it" Design Challenge will receive for FREE the following kit from our sponsor, Intel®. (The kit is worth about $260.)


    The lucky 15 will then embark on building an inspiring and inventive project that will upcycle an obsolete item, computer, or appliance that they would otherwise have discarded, and make it into something useful, with greater functionality and value. (NOTE: Even if you aren't an official Challenger, you can still participate in the challenge as long as you comply with the main terms and conditions and integrate the Intel® Edison in your design.)


    For the official Challengers, if you complete your project by the deadline and write at least 10 blog posts, you’ll also be in the running for some awesome prizes, including a Keithley DMM7510 Digital MultimeterKeithley DMM7510 Digital Multimeter worth almost $4,000.


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    Intel® Edison for Arduino

    The Intel® Edison Board for Arduino is a development platform that allows for rapid prototyping of “Internet of Things” (IoT) and wearable computing products. It supports Arduino Sketches, Linux, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The board is compatible with Arduino Uno's I/O except it that it has 4 PWM instead of 6 PWM. Its 20 digital input/output pins include 4 pins as PWM outputs. It also has 6 analog inputs, one UART (Rx/Tx), one I2C, an ICSP 6-pin header (SPI), a Micro USB device connector, a dedicated standard size USB host Type-A connector, a Micro USB device, an SD card connector and a DC power jack (7 to 15 VDC input).

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    Intel® Edison Breakout Board

    Slightly larger than the Intel® Edison module itself, the Intel® Edison Breakout Board (also called the "mini" breakout board) is designed to expose the native 1.8 V I/O of the Intel® Edison module. The board consists of a power supply, battery charger, USB OTG power switch, UART to USB bridge, USB OTG port, and an I/O header. It has a 0.1 inch grid I/O array of through-hole solder points. The DC power supply jack accepts a 7 to 15 VDC input.

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    Arduino Protoshield R3

    The Arduino Protoshield R3 makes it easy to design custom circuits for the Upcycle it Design Challenge. You can solder parts to the prototyping area, or use it with a small solderless breadboard to quickly test circuit ideas. Features include: Arduino 1.0 pin outs, a large 0.1inch prototyping area, Reset button, 14-pin SMD footprint (50mils pitch), 20-pin through hole footprint (100mils pitch), SPI header, and easy-to-solder ground/5V rails.

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    Seeed Studio Grove Start Kit for Arduino

    Seeed Studio's Grove Starter Kit is a handy collection of components for rapid prototyping, based on the Arduino-compatible, Grove plugable-component system. Besides the base shield, the kit includes a rotary angle sensor, RGB Backlight LCD, sound sensor, button, light sensor, touch sensor, temperature sensor, LEDs, relay, buzzer, servo, and more.

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    *Available in North America, UK & Ireland

    Triad Magnetics WSX120-2000WSX120-2000 AC/DC Power Supply

    To power the Intel® Edison from an external source, the Upcycle it kit includes theTriad Magnetics WSX120-2000WSX120-2000 AC/DC Power Supply, which accepts a 90 to 264VAC input and outputs 12 VDC at 2A. It has a changeable head so it can be used anywhere in the world.

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    Molex Cable Assembly

    To connect the Intel® Edison for Arduino or Breakout Boards to your computer, the kit includes a USB-A to Micro USB-B 2-meter long cable assembly

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    Join in this Challenge and challenge the challengers at any time to be in with a chance to win the prizes. Just blog in the Upcycle it space (tagging your blogs with 'upcycle it').