Walabot - Power to the Makers

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Ends on April 15, 2017 at 11:55 PM PT

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Prizes

Best of United States
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Apple MacBook NEWEST VERSION

$1,600 value

Best of Europe
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Apple MacBook NEWEST VERSION

$1,600 value

Best of China
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Apple MacBook NEWEST VERSION

$1,600 value

Timeline

Project submissions open:

December 1, 2016 at 11:55 PM PT

Deadline to apply for free devices:

January 1, 2017 at 11:55 PM PT

Project submissions close:

April 15, 2017 at 11:55 PM PT

Winners announced by:

May 15, 2017

Contest brief

Imagine seeing through solid objects

Radio Frequency technology has been around for a long time. From enabling us to listen to the radio to giving us wireless communication, RF is rapidly evolving in new surprising and exciting ways!

Meet Walabot, a programmable 3D imaging sensor that sees through objects using radio frequency technology that breaks through known barriers, bringing highly sophisticated sensing capabilities to your fingertips!

Walabot senses the environment by transmitting, receiving and recording signals from multiple antennas. The broadband recordings from multiple transmit-receive antenna pairs are analyzed to reconstruct a three dimensional image of the environment.

This opens the possibility to develop apps for Walabot in many fields including 3D imaging through solid objects, target tracking, breath detection and many more.

Interested? We're giving away 50 Walabot units on a rolling basis to the best ideas now through Jan 1, 2017!

If you simply can't wait, click here and get your Walabot for 50% off!!!

In this contest, we want to see how innovative you can be in creating a whole new app for Walabot !

To get you started, we're giving away 50 Walabot units on a rolling basis to the best ideas now through Jan 1, 2017!

So pitch us your ideas! Maybe you want to build an app that creates visual art using gestures, or an app that monitors you heart rate and according to that chooses just the right song to play for you! Whatever you come up with, we want to hear about your amazing idea!

Features

  • Three-dimensional radio-frequency based sensor
  • Uses an array of linearly polarized broadband antennas
  • Frequency range: 3.3-10.3 GHz (US/FCC model) or 6.3-8.3 GHz (EU/CE model)
  • Based on VYYR2401 A3 System-on-Chip for signal production and recording
  • Cypress FX3 controller for USB communication and data pre-processing
  • Micro-USB 2.0 for high-rate data communication. Option to provide supply from USB.
  • Single supply voltage 4.5-5.5v input for non-USB power applications.

Check out the full specs here.

SDK

We built Walabot SDK for Linux, Windows and RaspberryPi. The SDK provides shared libraries with a defined API. Development of an application for Walabot can be done either for Windows/Linux or for Android. Programming languages can be:

  • C#
  • VB
  • C++
  • python
  • Matlab
See what MAKE did with Walabot

Step 1: Register for the contest

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

Step 2: Apply to win one of 50 Walabot units by pitching an idea*

  • Submit your project idea by Jan 1, 2017 at 11:55 PM PT
  • Click "Apply to receive Walabot" and fill in the template. Tell us what you want to create using the Walabot
  • We will select the top 50 winners based the originality, quality, and creativity of your idea

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

  • Watch our tutorials in order to setup your Walabot
  • Describe your project. Include plenty of details: what are you creating? What does it do? Why does it matter?
  • Create a short YouTube video demonstrating the application, see example
  • Add your project by clicking on "Add my project"
  • Submit your project by Apr 15, 2017 at 11:55 PM PT

Project submissions should include:

  • Source code
  • Clear project documentation
  • Story and high-quality images
  • A link to your YouTube video

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (50 points)
  • Story/Instruction – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and a video (20 Points)
  • Project Documentation (20 Points)
  • Code – Include working code with helpful comments (10 Points)

* By submitting, you are agreeing to abide by our contest rules.



Start here

Visit our quick start guide page. It has both the SDK's for you to download and also a link to our tutorials on youTube. Make sure you have your walabot set right before you start programming.

Play with our apps

Here are some cool apps that our engineers built in order to get you started developing Walabots apps, you can use them for getting started with our sensor and build your own magical experience.

  • Hello Walabot - Prints the cartesian coordinates of every found target
  • Raw image - Display of the image given by a Walabot
  • Air piano - Game application that acts as an air piano
  • Big brother- A human head follows you as you move around the room

Think of new ideas

To get you started, we came up with some cool ideas featuring Walabot's various capabilities. you are free to use any of these ideas as you see fit:

Gesture:

  • Paint - create art using gestures
  • Treasure hunt - find hidden object: coins in sand, keys in sofa..
  • Wind chimes - use Walabot to play relaxing sounds according to the wind
  • Breathing monitor - monitor your breathing and determine heart rate

Tracking:

  • Falling detection - detect when people have fallen and send an alert
  • Robot tag - attach a Walabot to a robot and play tag with it
  • Smart home - trigger smart home electronics
  • Camping alert - detect if a bear or other animal is approaching
  • Perimeter alert system - define a perimeter and use Walabot to detect whether it has been breached.
  • Distance measurement - use Walabot to determine the distance of objects from you
  • Speed measurement - measure speed of moving objects
  • Tailored clothes - determine your measurements

See through:

  • Security aid - identify concealed objects in bags, pockets...

Try Walabot out at these Maker Spaces around the world

  • California - Noisbridge Hackerspace 2261 Market Street #235-A, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • California - TechShop Mid-Peninsula 2415 Bay Rd Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Arizona - TechShop Chandler AZ 249 E Chicago St Chandler, AZ 85225
  • Washington – Metrix Create:Space 623 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
  • Virginia - TechShop DC Arlington 2100 Crystal Dr Arlington, VA 22202
  • Texas - ATX Hackerspace 9701 Dessau Rd #304, Austin TX 78704
  • Massachusetts - Artisan's Asylum 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143
  • Wisconsin - Milwaukee Makerspace 2555 South Lenox, Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Michigan - TechShop Detroit 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101
  • Ohio - Colombus Idea Foundry 421 W State St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Germany - Fab Lab Berlin Prenzlauer Allee 242, 10405 Berlin Germany



Technical Resources

Contest rules

Eligibility

OPEN TO (1) INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AT LEAST THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OF RESIDENCE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY, OR (2) COMPANIES LEGALLY INCORPORATED UNDER THEIR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OF RESIDENCE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY, AND ARE USERS OF THE WALABOT SENSOR (EACH SHALL BE REFERED AS THE "PARTICIPANT").

Employees or agents of the Sponsor (as defined below) and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, providers, suppliers as well as their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) or those persons living in the same household of such individuals are ineligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, city, county, and local laws and regulations.

Judging criteria

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity - new application idea or tweaking an existing application (50 points)
  • Story/Instruction – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video (20 Points)
  • Code – Include working code with helpful comments (20 Points)
  • Project Documentation (10 Points)

Full rules

ELIGIBILITY

OPEN TO (1) INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AT LEAST THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OF RESIDENCE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY, OR (2) COMPANIES LEGALLY INCORPORATED UNDER THEIR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OF RESIDENCE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY, AND ARE USERS OF THE WALABOT SENSOR (EACH SHALL BE REFERED AS THE "PARTICIPANT").

Employees or agents of the Sponsor (as defined below) and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, providers, suppliers as well as their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) or those persons living in the same household of such individuals are ineligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, city, county, and local laws and regulations.

SPONSOR

The Contest is sponsored by Vayyar Imaging Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Israel, having its principal place of business at 3 Avraham Giron Street, POB. 325, Yehud 5621717, Israel (the “Sponsor”).

THE CONTEST

Participants will be entitled to enter into the contest by completing the following actions: (1) Creating a software application which run either the WalabotPro, Maker or Starter versions of the Walabot application (the "Application"). The Application must be creative and must meet any and all criteria included in these terms. The Application must be freely available for use on Walabot’s Github page https://github.com/Walabot-Projects and website walabot.com, indefinitely; (2) Creating a video describing the Application (the "Participant's Video") and sharing the Participant's Video on YouTube and providing a link for the Participant’s Video. Sponsor shall be entitled to share the Participant's Video on his pages on any social media (including but not limited to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter) and/or publish the Participant's Video using any other media (including for commercial purposes), and (3) Submitting the application code on the contest page, https://www.hackster.io/contests/walabot, during the term commencing on November 22nd 2016 and ending on April 15th 2017 (the "Contest Period" and respectively the “Contest”). The Sponsor is entitled to change the Contest Period at its sole discretion.

ENTRANTS BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES

Your Entry into the Contest constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. If you are named the winner, delivery of the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

PRIZE WINNER SELECTION

At the end of the Contest Period, three (3) winners, one (1) from China, one (1) from the United States of America and one (1) from Europe, will be selected by the Sponsor's team who will nominate the winners, the best from each origin, by examining the following criteria: (1) Algorithmic Ingenuity: Algorithmic value (50 points); Story/Instruction, meaning the wat Participant created his/her project, including images, screenshots, and a video (20 Points); Project Documentation (20 Points); Code including working code with helpful comments (10 Points), or (2) Creativity: Creativity (50 points), Story/Instruction, meaning the way Participant created his/her project, including images, screenshots, and a video (20 Points); Project Documentation (20 Points); Code including working code with helpful comments (10 Points). In addition, the Sponsor's team will nominate Fifty (50) additional winners by examining the aforementioned criteria. The winners will be informed of their win at the end of the Contest Period via their Facebook profile and/ or their Facebook Messenger or e-mail. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding. The Sponsor will not choose the Winner by a raffle of any kind. The potential winner will not receive the prize until his/her eligibility and identity has been verified.

RESTRICTIONS

Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in your disqualification from the Contest at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE

PRIZE: The following prizes will be awarded: One (1) Apple Macbook (the newest version available in stores) grand prize for the most creative and innovative application in China; One (1) Apple Macbook (the newest version available in stores) for the most creative and innovative application in United States of America; One (1) Apple Macbook (the newest version available in stores) for the most creative and innovative application in Europe; (50) unit of Walabot Pro for the additional winners.

Number of Total Winners during the Contest: Fifty three (53).

NOTE: The prize is not interchangeable and the winner shall not be entitled to any other prize. The winner is solely responsible to do all and any actions required to receive the prize, on its expense. The winner is solely responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. No alternative prize or other substitution, sale, auction, donation, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted.

Sponsor may choose any Application and make such Application available to any and all Walabot users, without giving any notice to the Participant.

RELEASE

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in exchange for the opportunity to enter and participate in the Contest and win the prize, you waive, release and hold harmless ("Release") any and all rights, claims, damages, liabilities, costs, attorneys' fees, expenses, and causes of action whatsoever ("Claims") that you may have against the Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees and agents (the “Released Parties”). This Release covers, without limitation, any claims arising directly or indirectly out of your entry into and participation in the Contest, your status as an entrant, finalist and/or a potential and/or actual winner, including, without limitation, claims based on personal injury, death, property damage, libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy/publicity, portrayal in a false light and any claim relating to the Sponsor's exercise of the publicity rights you have granted to the Sponsor hereunder. Further, you hereby release the Released Parties from any third party intellectual property claims arising from or in connection with your entry. This Release survives the expiration of the Contest.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to release, indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from any Claims in connection with the Contest, or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and Claims based upon intellectual property infringement, publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy as well as Claims arising out of your breach of these Official Rules. 

PUBLICITY

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR CONSENT TO THE SPONSOR'S USE OF YOUR NAME FOR PUBLICATION THAT YOU HAVE WON THE CONTEST FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, WORLDWIDE, WITHOUT FURTHER PAYMENT OF CONSIDERATION TO YOU AND WITHOUT OBTAINING ANY PRIOR APPROVALS.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Sponsor will collect personal information from you and the other entrants that will be used by the Sponsor in connection with the conduct of the Contest including (but not limited to) notifying you and the other entrants if you are chosen as a finalist. The information will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor's privacy policy: https://walabot.com/walabot-privacy-416.pdf

GENERAL CONDITIONS

By participating in the Contest, Participants expressly acknowledge and agree that they are entering a legal agreement with Sponsor and have understood and agree to comply with, and be legally bound by, these terms and conditions. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, postpone, suspend and/or modify the Contest for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) providing false information; (b) tampering with the operation of the Contest; (c) in violation of these Official Rules; or (d) acting in a fraudulent or deceptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor is not responsible for (i) lost/delayed entries; (ii) email failures; (iii) any printing errors; or (iv) typo-graphical errors.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

1. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by you, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning or unavailability of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software, Internet service or website; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to your computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contest or receipt, redemption or use of the prize.

YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTEST. SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES AND/OR EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST AND/OR YOUR USE OF THE PRIZE, OR FROM ACTS OF MISCONDUCT OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR THIRD PARTIES.

UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LAW, SPONSOR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE U.S. DOLLAR (US$1.00). 

DISPUTES

These Official Rules are governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Israel, excluding its conflicts of law rules. Except where prohibited, you agree that: any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest or any prize awarded, other than the administration of the Contest or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually and exclusively, without resort to any form of class action, in Tell-Aviv Jaffa, Israel.

THE CONTEST RESULTS

Contest results will be posted on the Sponsor's Facebook business page and/or on the Sponsors official site available at: www.walabot.com/contest and Hackster page https://www.hackster.io/contests/WalaBot.

OWNERSHIP OF THE APPLICATION

Participant represent and warrant that Participant owns all Intellectual Property Rights (defined below) in and to the Application, including but not limited to the idea constitute the foundation of the Application, and Participant enables inclusion and use thereof. For clarity, the Application may not include any third party Intellectual Property Rights (including but not limited trademarks, logos, music and images), unless a suitable license was obtained by Participant and all the aforesaid licenses' information was included in the Application's information. "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all rights, titles and interests, whether foreign or domestic, in and to any and all trade secrets, patents, copyrights, service marks, trademarks, know-how, or similar intellectual property rights, as well as any and all moral rights, rights of privacy, publicity and similar rights of any type under the laws or regulations of any governmental, regulatory, or judicial authority, foreign or domestic. Participant retains all of Participant's ownership rights in and to the Application.

LICENSE TO APPLICATION

By participating in the Contest Participant hereby grant, free of charge, users, Sponsor and any person obtaining a copy of the Application a license to use, copy, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, merge, display, publish, sell copies of the Application, commercialize and perform the Application and the Participant's Video, such license shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the MIT License as detailed on http://choosealicense.com/licenses/mit/ unless agreed otherwise under these terms and conditions.

PROHIBITED CONTENT INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION

Participant agrees that the Application shall not include content which: (i) is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless Participant is the owner of such rights; (ii) creates a risk to a person's safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with an investigation by law enforcement; (iii) impersonates another person; (iv) promotes illegal drugs, violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking; (v) is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is inappropriate; (vi) involves theft or terrorism; or (vii) is otherwise malicious or fraudulent. Sponsor reserve the right to reject (on its sole discretion) any Application that includes such content.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then such invalidity or unenforceability shall not have any effect on any other provision of these Official Rules, all of which shall remain in full force and effect.

WINNER

To receive the names of the winners or a copy of the Official Rules, you may either: (1) send an online request to the Sponsor's online 'Contact Us', attention: Contest Winner, at: support@walabot.com, or (2) send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Sponsor's address, attention: Contest Winner; both for receipt by April 15th 2017.

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