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    "All art is dependent on technology because it's a human endeavour, so even when you're using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that's technology." - George Lucas

    "Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees." ~ Marcel Proust

    “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler


    The theme this month is Electronic Art and it comes from an idea from  fmilburn .  Its an idea that is inspired by all the great projects that you submitted in the PiCasso Design Challenge as well as a lecture on freeform circuitry he was fortunate to attend by Mohit Bhoite (embedded below).  This challenge invites you to use free form circuitry to create circuit sculptures that interact with your surroundings.  Or use a board of your choice such as a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino, or a micro:bit to create something beautiful.  fmilburn has already created a couple of projects that are great examples of electronic art.   There is the Screaming LM386: An Audio Amplifier with PCB Art project that he produced for the Acoustics challenge and Rosie Learns to Solder which he did in honor of the badass women engineers video talent contest from element14 presents.  He also participated in the PiCasso challenge where he produced PiCasso Adapting Art to Viewers.  Some other examples of great projects from the PiCasso challenge that also fit this theme include  Art-a-Tronic by balearicdynamics , PiMassive by gam3t3ch , Hologram Pi-ramid by luislabmoColorful Rotating Chinese Lantern by weseePOV Globe by  dwinhold , 9 Pieces of Pi by jc2048 , and Kinetic Art Mobile by genebren .



    Your project can involve freeform circuitry, "dead-bug" style circuitry, circuit sculptures, flywiring, PCB art, interactive hanging installations, camera vision,  interactive wall art, room lighting control, sound and effects, and anything that pushes the boundaries of creativity to make something beautiful that adds aesthetic value to your surroundings. Freeform circuitry which goes under many names is a technique that's been around for awhile.  Mohit Bhoite, whose lecture on freeform circuitry is the inspiration for this contest, is a senior hardware engineer Particle and an electronics sculptor by night.  You can view his lecture here:



    You can also take any board you choose and create something you can hang on your wall:



    Teach and inspire others:



    Use Sound and Inspiration from priceless works of art:



    Or it can involve freeform circuitry and electronic sculptures:



    Your Chance to Win


    Be Original
    Stick to the Theme
    • You could come up with a clever name that make's your project memorable!
      • This project is your baby! Part of the fun of bringing something new into the world is coming up with a name.
    • Your project could introduce something new or that is not commercially available or affordable!
    • If you have an idea for a project that doesn't fit the current theme then submit your idea in the comments section of the monthly poll.
    List the Steps
    Submit Video Proof
    • Provide the steps you took to complete your project (text, video, or images).
      • This could be a step by step how-to-guide, vlog, schematics, coding, napkin drawings, voice narration, or whatever you think will be useful!
    • If it doesn't work that's fine, this is more about the journey than the end product.
    • A short video is all that is required but you can shoot as much video as you like.
    • You are encouraged to be creative and have as much fun as possible!


    Your Project Examples


    Electronic Art
    Screaming LM386: An Audio Amplifier with PCB Art PiCasso Design Challenge - PiMassive - Blog #10 - PiMassive is Alive!




    Your Prizes


    One Grand Prize Winner Wins a $200 Shopping Cart!Three First Place Winners Win a $100 Shopping Cart
    • One Grand Prize Winner Wins a $200 Shopping Cart!
    • 3 First Place Winners a $100 Shopping Cart!




    Your Project, Your Ideas!


    About Project14

    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?

    • Every month (around the 14th of each month) a new theme will be posted on Project14.
    • Submit your ideas (proposals) for your projects to get feedback from the rest of the community.
    • Submit a project entry in the Theme space once you start working on it.


    What are Monthly Theme Polls?

    • Every month (around the 14th of each month) there is a project theme poll.
    • Vote on which project competition you want to see for the following upcoming theme.
      • The themes voted on during the previous poll decided the upcoming theme.
      • If you submit an idea for a theme that is not used then it can still be used in a future poll.
    • Themes comments and ideas from the comments section of the project theme poll.

    Step 1: Log in or register on element14, it's easy and free.

    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!


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    You have until August 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!



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    A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!



    In the Comments Below:  Let Us Know Your Electronic Art Project Ideas!


    Submit a Blog in Electronic Art or tag your post ElectronicArtCH for a Chance to Win!