8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2019 1:13 AM by bhairavpardiwala

    ATTENTION: Is Your Project on This List?

    danzima

       

      Hello to all you Sensing the World challengers!

       

      Our project submission deadline of November 30 2019 has now passed, and I want to congratulate all of those who have submitted projects for consideration. It looks like we have around 52 projects submitted total (I may have copied some links twice, don't hold me to that number yet), but I wanted to double check on that number and be sure all submissions have been included for consideration in judging.

       

      Below is a list of all usernames who appear to have submitted a project for this challenge, in alphabetical order. Please check to see that your username is on this list, and if it isn't please direct message me or use the @ message function to let me know, and I will add your submission to the list. We can't wait to get started on reviewing these projects!

       

      andreiflorian

      ankur608

      asokfair

      basementengineering

      bhairavpardiwala

      bluetiger9

      bytx

      dantethewhite

      dougw

      ecomred

      eivholt

      elegantdesign

      Fred27

      goldscott

      grondak

      jaiswal

      javagoza

      jgroman

      jiongshi

      kurst811

      laziz2020

      martin_pjr

      mesmith5

      munfong.mok

      paw3lx

      persello

      philltran

      qualial

      queenbeauty

      rondagdag

      rsc

      rxpanchal

      saicheong

      samyakjain

      sanyaade

      sjmill01

      skruglewicz

      sswenson

      stephenmo

      taimin

      tekmeister

      usav

      vassily98

      vinojv

      vishwasn

      vslin

      waltercoan

      xanrin

      xeonaj

      xpiotrekx

      zedmaker

        • Re: ATTENTION: Is Your Project on This List?
          xeonaj

          Thanks for putting up this list!

          I started to cry. HOW MUCH UNCOOL I AM!

          It would take a year or two to understand IoT start competing others!

            • Re: ATTENTION: Is Your Project on This List?
              sjmill01

              You had a great, hard effort from the looks of your blog.

               

              When beginning this hobby, I found that it takes about 5 hard project efforts to collect the personal references, materials, and chops to be competitive.  After that, the biggest challenge to place is coming up with a catchy idea that appeals to the judges.  And, just because you don't place, doesn't mean you didn't put forth an amazing project - the "catchiest idea" is always subjective and a thing of chance.  For example, you'll quite often see nostalgia builds get more views than projects never seen before.

               

              I've found the hobby becomes like Legos on super steroids after your first 5 projects (maybe even earlier) - pretty much each is a combination of the following skills:

               

              • ability to solder up a protoboard with headers and desired through hole components
              • ability to use an ohm meter to check continuity to validate your soldering and to check voltage to troubleshoot bad connections :-)
              • ability to cobble Arduino library Examples together to allow multiple sensors and actuators to work in concert
              • ability to to translate your cobbled library Examples on the Arduino to c or c++ for use in Linux based microcontrollers such as the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBoards
              • ability to understand Python code to leverage to Raspberry Pi or Beagleboards
              • ability to look at a datasheet to see if you need to use a pull up or pull down resistor - or if you should use 3.3V versus 5V logic
              • ability to use AudoDesk Fusion like it is suppose to be used with 2D sketch extrusions, joints, and the timeline
              • ability to use Eagle to draw a schematic
              • ability to 3D print
              • ability to save your research in an organized, searchable fashion for future reference and copy-pasting.

               

              If you get these foundational blocks, you'll be the next Tony Stark, no doubt.  3D printers are under $300 now.  If you don't have one, get it on your Christmas list!

               

              One thing to note:  I've found the ability to code is directly proportional to one's Maker mojo.  If you don't grow beyond copy-pasting code, it will be a challenge to do anything that hasn't already been done before.

               

              More skills come as you build, but if you master these skills early, you'll become super efficient at putting together a great project.  However, if you are like me, you'll be most attracted to exploring something you don't already know and each project will still take 50+ hours. 

               

              Here's a link to an effort where I exhausted every chop I had, you'll find a good base of code to do just about anything in the Supplemental Content:

              Episode 376: 4D Gaming with the MATRIX Creator

               

              See ya',

              Sean

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