Hexiwear: The Do-Anything Device!

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Contest brief

Check out our latest Webinar on creating Mobile Apps for Hexiwear with Evothings, HTML5 & JavaScript! 

In this webinar, you will learn how to quickly modify bits of code to communicate between your Hexiwear and a mobile phone. Whether you want an app to remotely control a garage door opener with your phone, monitor your home appliances securely from abroad, track fitness levels as you exercise or to create something entirely new – this webinar is designed to get you started and inspire new ideas.

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The World's Richest IoT Developer Platform is now ARM mbed Enabled!

 

 

 

ARM mbed OS 5 is now supporting the Hexiwear platform!

Check out our Webinar to learn more about building your Hexiwear projects with ARM mbed:

The topics covered are:

  • Introduction to mbed OS 5
  • mbed OS development environments and tools
  • Creating applications with mbed OS
  • Using drivers, libraries, mbed stacks and the mbed ecosystem
  • Building, testing, debugging
  • Code management and publishing
  • Q&A

ARM is giving away an Oculus Rift for the best ARM mbed-enabled project!

 If you're short on time, check out this quick 4-minute intro to Hexiwear video

 

 

UPDATE: Contest deadline extended to September 30, 2016!

120 FREE Hexiwears were shipped on August 3. If you didn't win a free unit, you can still get one and participate! Hexiwear units now available for purchase at the Mouser store.

 


Hexiwear is the foundation for your future IoT inventions. This powerful IoT development kit is a small and sleek, low-power device packed with sensors to quantify yourself and the world around you. Wirelessly enabled, it can connect both to devices nearby – or to cloud servers far away. With Hexiwear you can create your own smartwatch, remote sensor tag, or sophisticated home controller. Plus, it comes with preloaded apps to give you a fast start. 

 

We shipped 120 free Hexiwear units on August 3! Thank you for submitting all your ideas! We can't wait to see what everyone builds!

Learn more about Hexiwear and Fusion 360 in our webinar series:

  1. Overview of Hexiwear: [View Recording] [Download Slides]
  2. Enclosure design with Fusion 360: [View Recording] [Fusion 360 design file]
  3. Infinitely Expandable: [View Recording] [Download Slides]
  4. Hexiwear Out of the Box Experience:  [View Recording] [Download Slides]
  5. Hexiwear software and tools setup: [Download Slides
  6. Writing your first program with Hexiwear: [View Recording] [Download Slides]
  7. Bonus video: Hexiwear - OTAP (Over the Air Updates)
  8. Bonus deck: BLE Specification for Hexiwear

Check out this quick 4-minute intro to Hexiwear video if you're pressed for time :)

BONUS WEBINARS:

1) ARM mbed OS 5 + HEXIWEAR

2) EVOTHINGS + HEXIWEAR 

 

 

 

Check out the hardware specs - there's nothing like this in the market today:

  • MCU: NXP K64 MCU (ARM® Cortex®-M4, 120 MHz, 1M Flash, 256K SRAM)
  • BLE: NXP KW4x (ARM® Cortex®-M0+, BLE & 802.15.4 Wireless MCU) 
  • 3D Accelerometer and 3D Magnetometer: NXP FXOS8700CQ 
  • 3-Axis Digital Gyroscope: NXP FXAS21002 
  • Absolute Digital Pressure sensor: NXP MPL3115A2R1 
  • 600 mA Single-cell Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Battery Charger: NXP MC34671 
  • Light-to-digital converter: TAOS TSL2561 
  • Digital humidity and temperature sensor: MEAS HTU21D 
  • Heart-rate sensor: Maxim’s MAX3010x 
  • 1.1” full color OLED display 
  • Haptic feedback engine 
  • 190 mAh 2C Li-Po battery 
  • Capacitive touch interface 
  • RGB LED 
  • 8 MB of additional Flash memory

Hexiwear is unique and it offers incredible value to developers: 

  • Low power 
  • Expandability 
  • Connectivity 
  • Open source
  • App enabled 
  • Plus, every component on Hexiwear is ready to order and ship at scale!

Wait, it gets even better! Hexiwear's core functionality can be enhanced with hundreds of sensors and transceivers through click™ boards, plus WolkSense sensor data cloud (must see, we really like it!):

 

 

SHOW US WHAT YOU'VE GOT! HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED:

Step 1: Register for the contest 

  • Start by creating a free account on Hackster.io (or sign-in if already a member)
  • Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant"

Step 2: Buy a Hexiwear or apply to win one by pitching an idea:

  • To win a free hexiwear, start by telling us what will you build with your Hexiwear. We're giving away 100 units based the quality of your idea! [UPDATE: all free units were awarded on July 15]

What's included in the free Hexiwear Kit:

  • TIP: Submit a polished, fun, short video and up your winning chances

 

Step 3: Enter to win the grand prizes by building and submitting your project

  • Build your project using Hexiwear, Kinetis Design Studio, and WolkSense
  • Submit your project by clicking on "Submit an entry"
  • Describe your project. Include plenty of details: what are you creating? What does it do? Why does it matter?
  • Submit your project by Oct 9, 2016
  • Check out this project on Hackster to get inspired.
  • Gain 20 bonus points by showcasing a CAD enclosure with your invention, using Autodesk's Fusion 360:

 

Check out the example below, what you could do with Fusion 360 and Hexiwear:

 

Your posted project should include:

  1. Story and quality images;
  2. Clear instructions;
  3. BOM and schematics;
  4. Source code;
  5. CAD using Fusion 360;
  6. All project submissions must use the Hexiwear development platform

Winners are selected based on the following criteria: 

  • Project Documentation (60 points)
    • Story/Instructions – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or (video 20 points)
    • BOM – Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used (10 points)
    • Schematics – Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, detailed photographs (10 points)
    • Code – Include working code with helpful comments (20 points)
    • CAD - showcase your complete vision with beautiful CAD designs, powered by Fusion 360
    • Great photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. Ask yourself: "If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?"
  • Creativity (40 points)
    • Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea). 
  • Bonus (20 points)
    • Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. Show us what you can build with Hexiwear and Fusion 360 and gain 20 extra bonus points to solidify your win. 

 

READY TO GET STARTED? THIS IS YOUR RARE CHANCE TO GET 1/100 HEXIWEAR KITS FOR THE BEST IDEAS!

  

We're giving away 3 DJI Phantom Professional Limited Edition drones as prizes per each innovation category, SpaceMouse for the top CAD submission and for the youngsters, an awesome JD Humanoid from ezrobot. 

  • Home
  • Robotics
  • HomeWearables

Design Resources:

 

If you run into any issues, please check out the official Hexiwear Forum!

 





 

 

 Winners will be announced on this page at the end of July 2016. Good luck to all!

 

 

 

 

Contest rules

Eligibility

 You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development; and
    • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge.
  • You are NOT a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria; and
    • US. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this Challenge; and
  • You are not an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, child) or household member of a Hackster employee; and
  • You can participate as an NXP® B.V. employee.

Requirements

To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

Free Hexiwear kit:

  • You must create a free Hackster.io account and register as a participant for this contest.
  • Your original idea must be submitted via the idea form.
  • All ideas must be submitted in the English language.
  • You must make reference to the Hexiwear platform.

Contest:

  • Your project must be created using the Hexiwear platform.
  • Your final project must be fully documented on Hackster per the “project” template.
  • Your final project must be submitted within the project template.
  • Your final project must consist of the following materials:
    • Images
    • Instructions
    • BOM
    • Schematics
    • Code
    • CAD

In addition:

  • your entry must be your own original work; and
  • your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
  • your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.

Judging criteria

Winners are selected based on the following criteria: 

Free Hexiwear kit:

  • Presentation (20 points)
    • The way you describe and present your idea. The easier to understand, the better!
  • Demonstrated use of the Hexiwear kit (60 points)
    • Are you using Hexiwear to the full extent of its potential? Are you using it in ways never seen before?
  • Creativity (20 points)
    • Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea). 

Contest:

  • Project Documentation (60 points)
    • Story/Instructions – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video (20 points)
    • BOM – Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used (10 points)
    • Schematics – Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, and/or take detailed photographs (10 points)
    • Code – Include working code with helpful comments (20 points)
    • Great photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. Ask yourself: "If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?"
  • Creativity (40 points)
    • Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea). It must relate to the Hexiwear platform.

How to enter

Free Hexiwear board:

  • Submit your idea by June 30, 2016
  • If you are not already a member, you will need to create a free Hackster.io account.
  • Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant" on the main contest page.
  • Submit your idea by clicking "Apply to receive a Hexiwear kit" and filling in the form.
  • Teams of up to 3 people are allowed.
  • Participant agrees to pay local tax at customs if applicable in order to receive the Hexiwear kit.
  • Please wait a few days while we review and moderate your idea submission.

Contest:

  • Build and submit your project by August 29, 2016
  • Build your project using the Hexiwear platform.
  • Add a new project by clicking the + symbol at the top right side of the screen and follow the submission template.
  • Share detailed instructions with images in the story section
  • Share the bill of materials
  • Share the electronics schematics
  • Share the source code (optionally via Github or Bitbucket)
  • Share the CAD files

 

Full rules

Brought to you by Hackster, a skill-based contest, using the Hexiwear platform. The object of this contest is to create a reference design using the Hexiwear platform.

For purposes of this Contest, each solution and idea you create and submit in the Contest will be called an “entry”. All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria described below to determine the winners of the prizes described below.

CAN I ENTER?

your entry must be your own original work; and your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.

Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is: sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda; is obscene or offensive; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies; communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or violates any law. We reserve the right to reject any entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine does not meet the above criteria.

Important note about Copyright: Your entire entry must only include material (including hardware, source code – both open source and third party sourced, user interface, music, video or images) that you own or that you have permission from the copyright/trademark owner to use. Your team’s entry may not include copyrighted materials (such as source code, user interface, background music, images or video) unless you own or have permission to use the materials. Ownership is not defined as purchasing a CD at a music store for replay, if playing a copyrighted recording on your guitar or repurposing an application’s user interface – your entry will be disqualified if copyrighted materials, including but not limited to these examples, are a part of your entry without appropriate licensing or permissions. If you do use permissible copyrighted materials, you must include the permissions information by citing the artist/creator and license information as per the respective Challenge Rules. Note that even material released under sites such as Creative Commons, common open source code licenses, and other similar licensing may need permission or acknowledgement as per the specific license.

Note: your team’s entry will be disqualified if permissions information is not included as per the requirements in the specific Challenge Rules.

HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE POTENTIALLY USED?

Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you are: granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Contest; and (ii) feature your entry and all content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Contest (including but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of the Contest entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed); agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted above; understand and acknowledge that the Sponsor(s) may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your submission and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry; understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will remember about your entry.

You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry. By entering this Contest, you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law; understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules. Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry. If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.

All entries will be judged and the top three (3) entries will receive prizes:

  • HOME INNOVATION
  • ROBOTICS INNOVATION
  • SPORTS INNOVATION
  • BEST USE OF AUTODESK FUSION 360
  • KIDS CORNER

Limit one (1) prize per person or team. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, an additional judge will break the tie based on the judging criteria described above. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of Contest Prizes described below. If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award to a runner-up. If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Contest. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you complete a tax form, you will be issued an IRS Form 1099 the following January, for the actual value of the prize. You are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up. If you are confirmed as a winner of this Contest: You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and you may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we may award it to a runner up; and if you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes related to accepting the prize; and if you are otherwise eligible for this Contest, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions.

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING?

By entering this Contest you agree to: abide by these Official Rules; and  release and hold harmless Hackster, NXP and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest, or any prize won; and that Hackster’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and that, by accepting a prize, Hackster may use your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?

This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of California, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, bot, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest. If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may disqualify you, and ban you from participating in any of our future Contests, so please play fairly.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?

If you have won a free hexiwear kit, you will be notified by email. When tracking numbers are available, they will be emailed to you. Estimated ship date for kits is JULY 15.

A full list of winners will be published on this page by SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT.

 

NXP and the NXP logo are trademarks of NXP B.V. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners© 2016 NXP B.V.”

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