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The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus

Enrollment Closed

Start Date: 11/15/14 12:00 AM

End Date: 12/6/14 12:00 AM

Kits Offered: 20

Applicants: 47


The Internet of Holiday Lights RoadTest Plus


A Christmas Bonus! Thanks to our partners, MCM Electronics and Infineon, we're expanding the number of RoadTesters from 5 to 20!
To conclude an exciting 2014, element14 in collaboration with Infineon and the Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce a RoadTest Plus which we've entitled "The Internet of Holiday Lights".
Each selected competitor will receive the following package of items:
Infineon Lighting RGB LED Arduino Shield
Arduino Yún
Arduino Yun
Arduino Uno
Arduino Uno
Blogging Challenge
Each RoadTester will be tasked with creating a holiday lighting IoT application and blogging at least 3 times about their project.  The final submission date will be Friday, January 23, 2015.
RoadTesters blogs will take place in the element14 Arduino group.
There will be one Grand Prize winner.  The judging criteria is as follows:
  1. Imaginative use of the products
  2. Imaginative use of the Eclipse IoT Platform
  3. Provision of outstanding, compelling and inventive community and blog content.
The Grand Prize
CEL Robox 3D Printer CEL Robox 3D Printer
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a CEL Robox 3D Printer. This future proof and stylish 3D printer was recently cited by Yahoo! as one of the Best Tech Gifts of 2014. This prize is worth £849 / $1330 / €1070!.
All those who finish their projects will receive...
Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún Arduino Yun Book
All finalists who finish their projects will receive a copy of Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún by Marco Schwarz. This book provides inspirational projects and information so that the finalists can take their Internet of Things exploration with the Arduino Yún even further in 2015.
Terms & Conditions
  • RoadTesters will be selected based on the quality of the application; we expect a full and complete description of:
    • Why you want to test these products? and...
    • Your approach to blogging about the ensuing project.
  • RoadTesters are required to produce:
    • A full, comprehensive and well thought out review
    • A minimum of 3 blog posts about these product(s) in the Arduino section of element14. (These are due by Friday, January 23, 2015)
  • Failure to provide the review and blogs within the above time-scale will result in the enrollee being excluded from future Road Tests.



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