World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge

Up to 1,000 finalists win newly announced Arduino MKR1000 boards. Top 3 projects win trips to Maker Faires + $500 Adafruit cards!

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Winning entries

Best Project - USA

FizViz - Large Scale Physical Visualizations for your Stats!
Intermediate
  • 6,735
  • 42

Full instructions

A platform for creating large-scale wall mounted widgets like gauges, and graphs - bring your data to life and share it at a glance.

Best Project - Europe

Live Hard, Ship Hard!
Advanced
  • 5,092
  • 17

Let’s ship them all!

Live Hard, Ship Hard!

Team SUAI/IHPCNT

Best Project - Rest of the World

A fall detection system based on Arduino, Windows and Azure
Advanced
  • 5,363
  • 32

Full instructions

A fall detection system based on Arduino, Windows 10 and Microsoft Azure

Other entries

Arduino MKR1000 Getting Started
Easy
  • 8,801
  • 56

Protip

An unofficial tutorial for getting started with the MKR1000 board as there are no official one yet.

Smart Doorbell
Easy
  • 7,558
  • 44

Never miss anyone at your door! A system that notifies your phone and email whenever someone presses the doorbell.

Use the Force... Or your Brainwaves?
Advanced
  • 4,275
  • 40

Full instructions

Thought controlled system with personal webserver and 3 working functions: robot controller, home automation and PC mouse controller.

CarSmart
Advanced
  • 5,457
  • 39

Smart cloud-based vehicle OBD-II diagnostics logging and analysis using Azure IoTHub, Stream Analytics, and Machine Learning.

RFID Door Unlock
Intermediate
  • 6,514
  • 37

Full instructions

Forgot your keys? Unlock the door using an RFID combination sequence from hidden tags.

Wifi-Controlled Precision Camera Slider
Advanced
  • 7,856
  • 36

A wifi-connected high-precision camera slider, controllable from any web browser. Easily capture smooth sliding video shots or time lapses.

Program MKR Over-the-Air + Goodies: Voice Control, etc.
Easy
  • 4,830
  • 34

Full instructions

Secure OTA via Azure. Control via voice capable UWP app. Includes sample: room thermostat controlled via phone.

Say Thanks to all Courteous Drivers
Intermediate
  • 5,269
  • 33

Full instructions

Ever want to say thanks to the nice person who just let you in line? I have thought a lot about that, and here is my solution.

Precision Agriculture – A Prototype Solution
Intermediate
  • 3,831
  • 32

Work in progress

A low cost network of weather and soil sensors streaming real time data to Microsoft Azure for analysis.

The Arduino Gatekeeper
Advanced
  • 6,062
  • 32

Full instructions

The Arduino Gatekeeper is an IoT-connected authenticator for outdoor gates and doors. No longer are keys required for secure backyards!

Room temperature sensor with display on Mobile
Easy
  • 4,567
  • 32

A project that displays the temperature and humidity of a room on your mobile in real time.

IoT for coins
Intermediate
  • 3,136
  • 31

Full instructions

Need to organize your coins? Get some help with this project.

GPS Datalogger, Spatial Analysis, and Azure IoT Hub.
Intermediate
  • 5,928
  • 30

Full instructions

Collect info about things in the field, show the locations on a map, and perform spatial analysis. Use Azure IoT Hub to manage the data.

Control Arduino Rover using Firmata and Xbox One Controller
Intermediate
  • 3,652
  • 30

Full instructions

My idea was to use both an Xbox One Controller and the Firmata protocol to let children drive a little trike rover. It works very well!

Project "Gallon" - Smart Drinking Water Monitoring Platform
Advanced
  • 7,351
  • 29

This project is a platform for drinking water monitoring and analytics, consists of IoT device, cloud, and mobile and web app.

POV Cylinder with Arduino Due
Advanced
  • 3,796
  • 29

Full instructions

The device displays animated GIF pictures on a rotating cylinder. The GIF pictures can be downloaded from a PC via Bluetooth.

Home Automation with Arduino MKR1000 and Windows 10
Intermediate
  • 5,000
  • 26

Full instructions

Home Automation through Wi-Fi connectivity (Arduino MKR1000) and Windows 10.

Smart Parking
Intermediate
  • 2,218
  • 25

A system that tells you about the parking slots of an area.

Stylish IoT Neck Warmer Controlled from Mobile Browser
Easy
  • 1,304
  • 23

Full instructions

The IoT version of a stylish neck warmer directly coming from this year’s Fashion Weeks rolled into London, Paris and New York.

Swarm Bots: Assembly and Co-operative Transport
Easy
  • 1,960
  • 23

Full instructions

Objective of the Swarm-bots project is to study controlling the bot so assemble themselves, avoid obstacle and synchronization between bots.

Rain Warning Display on Mobile for your Home Garden
Easy
  • 2,058
  • 23

A system that warns for unexpected rains to help out your garden. The system displays real time values on mobile.

My XL Wireless Photo Wall - PictureLED
Easy
  • 2,214
  • 23

A project utilizing the mkr1000 and 960 ws2812b to display a picture on the wall, you take a photo with the smartphone and you can see it!

College Faculty DashBoard
Intermediate
  • 1,477
  • 21

Save time by knowing whether the Faculty is in his chamber or not.

PlantAnalyzer
Intermediate
  • 2,564
  • 20

A device which collects data (environmental, soil and photosynthesis values) of plant(s) and then stores/analyze using a MKR1000 and Azure.

IoT Pull-Up Bar
Intermediate
  • 3,286
  • 20

GeekTurnik is the first WiFi-connected pull-up bar.

MKR1000 Temp and Humidity Sensor
Intermediate
  • 6,965
  • 20

Full instructions

Send temperature and humidity data from an Arduino MKR1000 to Microsoft Azure.

Domotic Greenhouse
Advanced
  • 5,768
  • 20

Full instructions

Electronic greenhouse controlled real-time, because the environmental conditions change continuously, so we need an efficient monitoring.

Domotic Greenhouse

Team cormaz

Home Automation
Easy
  • 3,833
  • 20

Full instructions

In this project will automating your home. You can control your electronic devices using your mobile phone.

Home Automation

Team DiyHacker

Azure Stream Analytics saving lives!
Advanced
  • 2,078
  • 19

Azure Stream Analytics watches sensors, control device autonomously, send Tweets and alerts in case of a hazard. Controllable by smartphone.

IoT Chat - Messaging for Devices
Easy
  • 4,598
  • 19

Full instructions

IoT Chat is a centralized messaging platform for IoT devices. It allows devices to discover and securely communicate with each other.

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