Sometimes, being a box of electronics can be a hard life, especially if you are a box of electronics in the Just Encase Design Challenge!
Hammond Manufacturing and the element14 Community invite you to come up with the best remote monitoring solution, AND put it into a really hazardous environment.
Will you push your project to its limits?
The element14 Community is pleased to introduce the Just Encase Design Challenge, in partnership with Hammond Manufacturing. Submit your application with a summary describing the remote monitoring project of your choice, with a focus on subjecting your project to harsh environmental conditions like extreme temperatures, water exposure, debris like dust or dirt, and more. Use the provided Arduino MKR WAN 1300, keep the project safe using one of Hammond's enclosures, and show yourself putting it through its paces!
Want to jet wash your project, bury it in snow, or blast it with sand at the beach? We want to see a video or photos of the before and after!
20 challengers will be selected to receive the FREE enclosure kit to help protect their projects from the cruel, cruel world.
What can you build?
Example applications could include:
- Beach-side Tide Monitoring
- Industrial Plant Predictive Maintenance Device
- Freezer Humidity Monitoring System
- Outdoor Stadium Crowd Monitor
- Quarry Conditions Monitor
Be Rewarded on the Community
For entering and taking part in the Design Challenge competition, you'll be rewarded the following badges:
*Or local equivalent
**Grand Prize and Runner Up winners also earn the finisher prize.
Technical Judge Team
|element14 Community Judges|
element14 Community Team
|Application Period||1st - 31st October 2021|
|Application Deadline||31st October 2021 EOD|
|Challengers Announced||15th November 2021|
|Build Period||15th November 2021 - 1st February 2022|
|Projects Due||1st February 2022|
|Winners Announced||February 2022|
|Prizes Shipped||February 2022|
Selected official applicants will be chosen to receive the "Kit" listed above. These successful applicants will be our sponsored challengers, and they must use a Hammond enclosure within their project, and publish their final code and designs on the Community for others to use. Those not chosen as sponsored challengers may also join the competition and be eligible to win prizes, but they must base their projects around the kit listed above and adhere to all terms and conditions of the challenge.
Applicants must post their progress and final project as at least 5 blog posts before the closing date (see above), when projects are due.
Projects that use the enclosure most creatively, along with posts that are media rich with photos, videos, and code samples will be viewed more favorably in the judging process.
Please read the full terms and conditions of the challenge, attached below.
Ready to join the challenge? Then apply here!
If you are not successful in becoming a sponsored challenger, but still want to enter, all you need to do is use the Kit as described above in your project and adhere to the same Terms and Conditions for a chance to be our winner! Non-sponsored challengers are eligible for the Finisher and Winner Prizes, as well.