There has been a need for a long time for a way to take the Student, Maker or Design Engineer to the next level, from developing a product on Arduino UNO, Yun, Mega, Raspberry PI or other embedded platforms that are not certified for Industrial or Commercial use (CE and UL mark of approval for instance) and migrate the design easily to an approved product.
Something that allows the code and hardware platform to move to an approved platform, preferably with little change to the design of hardware IO or software and with little or no requirement for additional approvals.
On Friday 14th October 2016 at the Rome Maker Faire, RS-Components, Siemens, and Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, presented the easiest way to start with Industrial Internet of Things, the Arduino compatible SIMATIC IOT2020.
Update April 6th 2017
Due to logistical issues with Shipping, Customs etc to the various countries of the winners of part one, we have decided to extend the project entry deadline to the end of May 2017. This should allow everyone to have close to a full 2 months to complete their projects using the IOT2020 and submit their final entries. Announcement of the Winner and Second place should occur no more than 2 weeks later. For those of you already in possession of an IOT2020 you can regard this as more time to polish your projects, for those still waiting, I am trying to give you as much time as the original contest was allowing.
Update 22 March 2017. - There was an error in the part number for the FTDI cable for the Kits. it should have been 429-307. I am checking with RS-Components to see what was shipped in the winning kits. The only difference between the one originally listed (687-7780) is it was 2mm pitch on the connector instead of 2.54mm (0.1") electrically it is the same.
Update 13th March 2017. As we have not sent out the kits right away (Logistics to so many countries), we will extend the deadline for everyone on the project submissions to compensate.
Update 12th March 2017 We have selected winners for the 10 IOT2020 Starter kits. you should have received emails by now but to confirm, if your in the list below your a winner, Congratulations. The selection was not easy as there were so many good ideas but we finally reduced the numbers to the 10 we had kits for. If you did not win a kit, you can still enter as long as the project uses an IOT2020, and the project follows the contest rules. Now the fun begins to create those projects for a chance to win a $4,800 USD Lab kit. Good luck to all. Oh and dont forget there is also a second place prize valued close to $700 USD
The winners are as follows.
- Harald Funk - Germany
- Luis Alberto Salazar Salazar – Mexico
- Andrei Zaharia - USA
- Elvis Wolcott – USA
- Gaurav Sharma - India
- Andi Lõhmus – Estonia
- Allan Gallop - United Kingdom
- Bernie Villaluna – Philippines
- Sajeewa Jayaratne - Sri Lanka
- Darko Vranesa – Croatia
Please post a picture with your prize when it arrives. i'm sure it will be of interest to all here and on the sponsors community sites.
UPDATE Feb 18th - We now have confirmation that 5 of the IOT2020s have been upgraded to a special status...
They are signed by Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. so five winners out of the 10 will receive this special version of the IOT2020 in their starter kit, we have not decided on how we will allocate them but be sure half of the winners will receive one.
Oh and yes, the actual IOT2020 is also signed
These are the ONLY signed IOT2020s in existance (I dont even have one :( ) so you won't win one if you don't enter your idea. Good luck
UPDATE Feb 8th - It seems we have some friendly competition of our own, Tektronix has just upgraded their contribution of a TBS2072 to a TBS2102, yes that's now a 100Mhz scope instead of the 70Mhz in the First place Prize list.
You get to submit your unique project based on the IOT2020 with the chance to win a really cool prize, the catch is it needs to use an IOT2020. If you have one then great, your set to start.
Don't have an IOT2020? We have that covered for a few lucky winners, submit your ideas to this contest and we will select 10 of you to receive an IOT2020 Starter Kit to use for your entry, 5 of the winners may also be the recipient of a special version of the IOT2020 (Details will follow soon).
The IOT2020 Starter Kit
(Links are to the UK RS-Components catalogue for reference, parts may be different depending on availability and region)
Your initial Idea does not have to be based on the IOT2020, it can be Arduino, Raspberry PI, BeagleBone Black, ESP8266 or some other common education platform, just tell us all about it and we will select the best to receive the IOT2020 starter kits. Consider migrating the project to the IOT2020 when deciding for the entry, it might make the next step easier.
If you don't have an IOT2020 or if you don't win one, you can still participate but you will still need to use an IOT2020 for your entry. There are a few options here too...
This contest is being run by thebreadboard (Me), a youtube video channel dedicated to providing tutorial and how-to videos for Industrial and Home automation as well as many other topics including Motion Control (CNC ), reviews and other electronics projects.
Now you have the chance to try one out and have the chance to win a cool new LAB workbench setup worth around 3,700 pounds (about $4811 USD). There is also a second prize valued around 540 Pounds ($700 USD).
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: Apply to win one of 10 SIMATIC IOT2020s by pitching your idea
- Submit your project idea by Feb 28th 2017
- Click "Apply to receive an IOT2020 Starter Kit" and fill in the template. Tell us what you want to create using your platform of choice. It can be on the IOT2020 or any of the other popular educational / maker platforms like Arduino, Launchpad, Raspberry PI, BeagleBone Black, ESP8266 etc.
- Idea submissions close on Feb 28th 2017
- We will select the top 10 winners based the originality, quality, and creativity of your ideas
Step 3: Enter to win the grand prizes by building and submitting your project
- Build your project using the SIMATIC IOT2020
- Submit your project by clicking on "Add my project"
- Describe your project. Include plenty of details: what are you creating? What does it do? Why does it matter?
- Submit your project by April 30 2017
- Check out the IOT2020 channel on Hackster to get inspired
Your posted project should include:
- Story and quality images;
- Clear instructions;
- BOM and schematics;
- Source code;
- CAD files if relevant
- All project submissions must use the IOT2020
Winners will be announced on this page by Mid May 2017. Good luck!
About the SIMATIC IOT2020
An Industrial IoT device which will support engineers, makers, and designers of the future.
Based on the Intel Quark x1000, it sports
- 512MB RAM and an SD Card holder for up to 32GB uSD card for OS and applications
- 1 x Ethernet port for internet or intranet connectivity
- 1 USB Host port, 1 USB Client port
- 1 TTL Serial Port / Console for Linux
- Real Time Clock with optional battery backup
- Proven SIMATIC quality with high level of robustness
- Yocto Linux and Arduino IDE support (compile and run sketches with little to no changes)
- Easily expandable with Arduino shields and mini PCIe cards
- Compact industrial design and DIN rail mounting
- Programming in popular languages like C++, Python, Java etc.
- Can run Node-Red, MQTT, SQLite3 so an easy to use graphical flow design tool available from day one.
February 5, 2017 at 4:00PM PT
Applications for hardware close
February 28, 2017 at 12:00PM PT
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June 14, 2017 at 1:58AM PT