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    Congratulations to ralphjy  for Irrigation Sprinkler Control!  You are the winner of Arduino IoT Grand Prize Bundle!   You Win an Arduino IoT bundle that includes a pair of Arduino MKR 1300 LoRa WAN boards, an MKR Relay Proto Shield, and a Compatible LoRa Gateway!

     

    Congratulations to jancumps for Manage Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 Battery Life in the Cloudfmilburn  for IOT Reflow Oven with Arduino MKR WiFi 1010, and ruchir1674 for Smart Switch Using Arduino and Alexa! You are winners of the Arduino IoT 3 First Place Prizes.  You win an Arduino MKR GSM 1400, MKR CAN Shield, MKR-RS485 Shield, MKR Eth Shield, and a $100 Shopping Cart!

     

    Congratulations to  aabhas for THING FINDERruchir1674  for  Home Automation Using Raspberry Pi Matrix Voice and Snips , kk99 for Temperature measurement with Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 and Cloudjomoenginer for Arduino IoT Cloud controlled MKR Robot ARM: Das Blinken LEDrsc for  Arduino IoT in the Cloud - Door Alarm , and nishanchettri for   IOT and RFID based medicine prescription.   You received first place votes from the judges and will receive free element14 swag!

     

    Last year we celebrated Arduino Day with an Open Arduino competition that also celebrated the first birthday of Project14 with an open ended Arduino competition.   Since, the program began, Arduino has always been a popular choice for projects.   The IoT: In the Cloud competition was already planned.   It wasn't specific to Arduino but we did send out a limited number of Arduino 1010 boards to people that participated in Open Arduino last year.  The idea was that we could celebrate Arduino's Birthday by helping support their new cloud service, Arduino IoT Cloud.   But, that wasn't your only option.  In fact, you could use whatever technology you like and whatever cloud service you chose.  Still, it should come as no surprise that there were a lot of great Arduino projects that used the 1010 board.  Like last year, its only fitting that the winners announcement celebrating the birthday of Arduino came on the same day as the winners announcement of Project14.  We were a day late (originally planned for geek pride day and the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie) but we hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive us.

     

    This competition produced some amazing projects and with the Arduino IoT prizes, we hope the IoT project trend continues on the community.

     

    Without further adieu here are your winners...

     

     

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    The Winners

    The Grand Prize

     

    Irrigation Sprinkler Control by ralphjy :

     

    Irrigation Sprinkler Control

    "A well thought out and executed plan that leveraged the IoT connection to provide a benefit to the project." - Community Member Judge

    "This was such a professionally engineered and well presented project. Also timed just right for summer in the Northern Hemisphere." - Community Member Judge

    "A practical IOT project with a high build quality. The Raspberry Pi base user interface is clear and focused on the task and hand. The use of MQTT integration provides a flexible way to expand the system with dashboards or other UI stations." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "An awesome project that anybody can use with a lot of useful details well documented documented. My favorite part was how the synchronization between a UI and a Cloud provider was clearly explained." - Community Member Judge 

    "Sprinkler Control, great description and testing videos." - Community Member Judge

    "Another excellent entry and a close call for the Grand Prize. This was a professional solution and outcome to the project, explained well over a number of detailed blogs." - Community Member Judge

    3 First Place Prizes

    Manage Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 Battery Life in the Cloud by jancumps:

     

     

    Manage Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 Battery Life in the Cloud

    "Nice, deep dive into IoT and maximizing battery life.  Lots of good info here." - Community Member Judge

    "A nice set of detailed blogs the component parts of which could be utilised for other systems." - Community Member Judge

    "This was a practical project that could be adapted for many uses. It was accompanied with a clear demonstration video describing the set up and functioning of the Amazon Web Services system. I also liked how the DM6500 roadtest item sneaked in an appearance." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Very useful and elaborate project with attention to detail and good documentation." - Community Member Judge

    "Battery Life, great description, HW, SW, video and lots of useful pictures." - Community Member Judge

    "It makes you think more about battery life and power consumption as a whole." - Community Member Judge

    "Battery monitoring is an important concern for IOT devices and this project shows you how to do that in a clear and structured way. I particularly like how Jan explained some of the common pitfalls such as how to reflash a device that spends most of it's time asleep." - Community Member Judge

     

    IOT Reflow Oven with Arduino MKR WiFi 1010  by fmilburn:

     

    IoT Reflow Oven with Arduino MKR WiFi 1010

    "Great project based on the MKR series and the IoT.  Nice approach to building a tool/equipment." - Community Member Judge

     

    "Great working design concept that works based on a simple idea!.. and also may be useful for many members of the community."  - Community Member Judge

    "I've always aspired to make one of these and now I have Frank's knowledgable blog to guide me." - Community Member Judge

    "This project showed what can be done using a free API and simple data logging. It shows that a manual process can be enhanced by IOT to give better results and can be used as a building block for further automation." - Community Member Judge

    Smart Switch Using Arduino and Alexa by ruchir1674:

    Smart Switch Using Arduino and Alexa

     

    Runners Up

     

    Runners Up

     

    Each of the following projects received first place votes from the judges.

     

     

    Arduino IoT Cloud Controlled MKR Robot Arm by jomoenginer:

     

    Arduino IoT Cloud Controlled MKR Robot Arm

    "Very nice multi-dimensional project. Well done!" - Community Member Judge

     

    "A clear example of how the Arduino IOT cloud can be used. Good explainations of the limitations of the board and platform." - Community Member Judge

    THING FINDER by aabhas:

     

    THING FINDER

     

     

    "The extended solution to having someone call your mobile when you have lost it. I particularly liked that multiple solutions were developed into the one package, so there were still options for its use, if connection to the internet was lost."- Community Member Judge

    Home Automation Using Raspberry Pi Matrix Voice and Snips by ruchir1674:

     

    IoT Reflow Oven with Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 Home Automation Using MATRIX Voice and Snips

    "This was a very impressively detailed and long blog with a whole wealth of information should someone want to follow the steps." - Community Member Judge

     

     

     

    Temperature measurement with Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 and Cloud by kk99:

     

     

    Temperature measurement with Arduino MKR WIFI 1010 and Cloud

     

     

     

     

    Arduino IoT in the Cloud - Door Alarm  by rsc:

     

    Arduino IoT in the Cloud - Door Alarm

     

    "Its a nicely done project, and it'd be useful to be able to check the garage or shed is shut, when you have that nagging thought in the back of your mind and you've gone out, or gone to bed." - Community Member Judge

    IOT and RFID based medicine prescription by nishanchettri:

     

    IoT and RFID based medicine prescription

    "This was an interesting concept showing a solution to a real world problem that I would imagine is quite widespread. The operation was explained very well within the demonstration video." - Community Member Judge

     

     

     

     

    What's Happening Now

     

    There's always stuff going on in the community and the best ideas always come from you.  Suggest your idea in the Monthly Poll!  and vote on the themes you want to do projects on. Build projects that use NFC or RFID for applications such as access control, asset tracking and contactless payments in the NFC/RFID competition.  Or, build projects that use a configurable programmable logic device such as FPGA or CPLD in our projects that use a configurable programmable logic device such as FPGA or CPLD in the Programmable Logic competition. We're giving away a limited number of Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000 boards for project proposals that use them. We're giving away a limited number of Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000 boards for project proposals that use them.  

     

    Also be sure to sign up for the second Project14 live stream:

     

    Project14 | Recorded Live Stream: Robotics: Tribute to Gordon McComb: Community Presenters with Special Guest MATRIX Labs!

     

     

    NFC/RFIDProgrammable Logic
    Project14 | Build Projects that Use Radio Waves to Communicate Through NFC or RFID! Project14 | Build Projects that Use a Programmable Logic Device such as FPGA or CPLD!

    NFC/RFID Programmable Logic

     

     

    Thank you for continued support of Project14 !

     

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