The Arduino Internet of Holiday Things

Arduino-ho-ho-ho! 'Tis the season to tech the halls with some MKR1000-powered projects for a chance to win $1K to the Arduino Store + More!

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Winning entries

1st prize

Let it Snow - IoT Snow Globe with Virtual Reality Web
Intermediate
  • 3,756
  • 32

Full instructions

Arduino Snow Globe hosting a Virtual Reality Website. play w/ snow in VR via HTC Vive, Tilt the Snow Globe and snow starts falling.

2nd prize

Hot Cocoa 3000
Advanced
  • 1,122
  • 6

Full instructions

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but hot cocoa is so delightful, so let's order some hot cocoa on the go! An Arduino MKR1000 project.

Hot Cocoa 3000

Team The Three Engineers

3rd prize

Dash Button Santa with Arduino MKR1000
Advanced
  • 887
  • 6

Send information to Santa Claus about the status of the gift request.

From 4th to 10th prize

Christmas Presents Intruder Detector
Intermediate
  • 1,966
  • 10

Full instructions

See when your kids move their presents! Detector sets of an audio alarm and sends an alert directly to your phone!

From 4th to 10th prize

Holiday Wreath Automation
Intermediate
  • 368
  • 3

Full instructions

Automate your holiday wreath using an Arduino MKR1000, NeoPixels, and a buzzer. Get notified via SMS/email when someone is at the door.

From 4th to 10th prize

IoT Santa Tracker on Colorful World Map
Advanced
  • 540
  • 2

Full instructions

Use MKR1000 to show the Santa location in real-time on a colorful world map made of neopixels.

From 4th to 10th prize

IoT Controlled Snow Machine
Easy
  • 662
  • 3

The most homemade snow machine you've ever seen. Made from a hairdryer, polystyrene and MKR1000. Controllable from anywhere in the world*

From 4th to 10th prize

MKR1000 Christmas IoTree with Cayenne Project Builder
Easy
  • 1,179
  • 8

Full instructions

Automate your Christmas tree and get notified when motion is detected around the tree!

From 4th to 10th prize

Plan your Holiday with Smart Power Planner
Intermediate
  • 342
  • 5

Full instructions

Heat up your house before getting home, Turn on holiday decors automatically when neighbors come and many more power plans for your home

From 4th to 10th prize

Mini Christmas IoT Show !!
Advanced
  • 320
  • 0

Full instructions

handmade MKR1000 IoT Christmas show made of colored cardboard paper.

From 11th to 25th prize

Home Temperature while you're on holiday ...
Easy
  • 735
  • 2

Full instructions

When you are out of your home for Christmas Holiday you can visualize the Temp and Humidity values by your smartwatch using ArduinoMKR1000.

From 11th to 25th prize

Stylish IoT Neck Warmer Controlled from Mobile Browser
Easy
  • 2,120
  • 27

Full instructions

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

From 11th to 25th prize

Arduino MKR1000 + Android + Relay = Christmas gift lock
Easy
  • 608
  • 8

Full instructions

Santa is here but you need to guess your gift's password! It's a great starting point if you're new to Arduino MKR1000, networking & Android

From 11th to 25th prize

Christmas tree water level via Cayenne and MKR1000
Easy
  • 916
  • 2

When you have a 'real' Christmas tree, it is important to keep it watered. This project monitors the water level and emails alerts.

From 11th to 25th prize

Snowbuddy
Easy
  • 265
  • 0

Snowman replica that can chat with user to inform them whether outside temperature is safe for outdoor activity or not.

From 11th to 25th prize

IOT Lighted Xmas Tree
Easy
  • 310
  • 1

Full instructions

Do you want to conserve energy and turn the Christmas tree lights on/off when not required? In IOT era, that can be done using MKR1000.

From 11th to 25th prize

IoT Christmas Tree Topper
Intermediate
  • 424
  • 5

Full instructions

A cool star decoration for Chritmas Trees powered by Arduino MKR1000

From 11th to 25th prize

Arduino Mkr1000 and Java Swing Shooting Game
Easy
  • 401
  • 4

Full instructions

Arduino Mkr1000 + Uno + Leonardo + Java = Christmas shooting game.

From 11th to 25th prize

Hackable Christmas Greeting Card
Easy
  • 395
  • 3

Full instructions

In this post we will make a cool Christmas greeting card with the possibility of changing the music and much more, with Cayenne IoT.

From 11th to 25th prize

MKR1000 Surprise Room Decoration
Intermediate
  • 308
  • 1

Full instructions

This project is dedicated to my parents, but you can also use it for surprise events for someone special.

From 11th to 25th prize

LED Straw XMAS Tree
Easy
  • 1,105
  • 5

A simple, original and cheap Christmas tree made with LED-illuminated plastic straws that can be controlled over WiFi.

From 11th to 25th prize

Making of the Holiday Lantern
Easy
  • 504
  • 4

Full instructions

Making a Holiday Lantern for which I can change its 'outfits' to different theme depending on the holiday seasons.

From 11th to 25th prize

Smiling Snowball
Intermediate
  • 353
  • 2

Full instructions

A web-controlled smiling snowball based on the Arduino MKR1000 controlled via WiFi using MQTT, Shitr.io and Node-red.

From 11th to 25th prize

Arduino Latest Christmas Tweet Reader
Intermediate
  • 138
  • 2

Full instructions

Let the Christmas joy spread on to you! Press the button and see the latest Christmas tweet.

From 11th to 25th prize

Shiny WiFi Tree
Intermediate
  • 32
  • 0

A MKR powered Christmas Tree Decoration.

Other entries

My Home1000 Holiday Things for HOME Automation & Control
Intermediate
  • 2,398
  • 9

Full instructions

Remotely we control our home with MKR1000 and IOT of Blynk. We can manage the boiler, the 'anti-theft irrigation, open the Automatic Gate.

๐ŸŽ„ XMas is coming, it's time to prepare the Sleigh! ๐ŸŽ„
Easy
  • 709
  • 8

Protip

Good old Santa Claus decided to upgrade his Sleigh, and guess what? He loves Arduino!

IoT Wine-Tender-Arduino MKR1000! Internet of Holidays Things
Intermediate
  • 1,049
  • 4

This circuit serves a wine using a mini water pump all controlled from your phone. Enjoy it during your Holidays!!!

Arduino Easter Suprise
Easy
  • 275
  • 2

Full instructions

As a rabbit person, Easter is my favorite holiday, but plain old Easter baskets can get old.

Firework detector
Intermediate
  • 126
  • 2

Work in progress

A simple work detector firework bangs.

Christmas Sweater
Easy
  • 191
  • 2

Protip

I will be showing you how to make your own wired LEDs for Christmas Sweater.

LED Christmas Lighting
  • 29
  • 1

We are going to make LED Christmas Lighting based on the Arduino MKR1000 board

The Ugliest Sweater
Intermediate
  • 459
  • 1

Full instructions

In the maker world, only boredom is truly ugly. Prevent boredom with horrible, smart flashy lights!!!

Christmas lights
Intermediate
  • 68
  • 0

Full instructions

Since Christmas is said to bring, not just gifts, but lights in our souls I decided to decorate my apartment with lights never seen before.

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