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    In the Comments Below: Let Us Know What Projects You Want to Do Around RF

     

    If Your Project Proposal Involves Antennas You Could Win a Free Molex Antenna Kit!

     

    The theme this month is  Radio Control.  Your project can be anything that involves or explores RF including circuits, antennas, SDR (Software Defined Radio), ham radio, modulation/demodulation, RADAR (acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging), and more!  Your projects can involve applications related to RF including robots, data acquisition projects, data transfer, automation, remote control, wireless sensor networks, cellular IoT, health, object detection, and more!  Your projects can use any combination of amplifiers, modulators, transmitters, antennas, coaxial cables, detectors, and more.  RF refers to electromagnetic radiation at the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM) with a frequency range of 3kHz to 300 GHz. It is part of the invisible portion of the EM spectrum.  The presence and characteristics of RF such as frequency, wavelength, amplitude require specialized test equipment such as spectrum analyzers and signal-level meters. All known transmission systems work in the RF spectrum range including analog radio, aircraft navigation, marine radio, amateur radio, TV broadcasting, mobile networks and satellite systems. The VHF (very high frequency) band, which ranges from 30-300 MHz, is primarily used for FM radio, TV broadcasts, and amateur radio. A lot of electronic communication devices uses the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band including mobile phones, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and TV and land radio. Microwaves are a subset of radio waves that operate within the 300 MHz to 300 GHz range and are at the higher end of the RF spectrum. Some RF engineers designate microwaves as beginning at the 1Ghz range and some sources designate microwaves as separate radio waves and microwaves on the RF spectrum but this is arbitrary as they are pretty much the same.

     

    Here are some projects to inspire you:

     

     

    NFC Data Exfiltrator: QRSS on the NXP EXPLORE-NFC feat. Raspberry Pi  by lui_gough:

     

    NFC Data Exfiltrator: QRSS on the NXP EXPLORE-NFC feat. Raspberry Pi

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

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

    Feather Weather by dougw

     

    Feather Weather

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RpiRateTV Broadcaster your local RPTV Station by gam3t3ch

     

    RpiRateTV Broadcaster your local RPTV Station

     

     

     

     

    PlanetCatcher: Building a World-Band Radio Receiver by shabaz

     

    Building a World-Band Radio Receiver

     

     

     

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

     

    Star Wars R2D2 Uses the Force with XBee RF Virtual Wires

     

     

     

     

    Molex Antenna Mod on the IDT SDAWIR Evaluation Kit by lui_gough

     

    Molex Antenna Mod on the IDT SDAWIR Evaluation Kit

     

     

     

     

    Antenna Radiation by kmikemoo

     

    Antenna Radiation

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

    Got mail! LoRaWAN Mail box sensor  by eivholt

     

    Got mail! LoRaWAN Mail box sensor

     

     

    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

     

    Radio Control
    PlanetCatcher: Building a World-Band Radio Receiver by  shabazMolex Antenna Mod on the IDT SDAWIR Evaluation Kit  by  lui_gough

     

    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!

     

    Some Terms & Conditions Apply:  How to Redeem Your Shopping Cart for Project14

     

    Your Project, Your Ideas!

     

    About Project14
    Directions

    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!

     

    Visit:  Radio Control  or tag your project blog RadioControlCH

     

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

     

     


     

     

    A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!

     

     

    In the Comments Below: Let Us Know What Projects You Want to Do Around RF

     

    If Your Project Proposal Involves Antennas You Could Win a Free Molex Antenna Kit!