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
  • 13,349
  • 65

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
  • 6,031
  • 18

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
  • 9,424
  • 39

Full instructions

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

Other entries

Arduino MKR1000 Getting Started
Easy
  • 22,713
  • 66

Protip

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

Use the Force... Or your Brainwaves?
Advanced
  • 13,255
  • 64

Full instructions

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

Smart Doorbell
Easy
  • 20,256
  • 64

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

Wifi-Controlled Precision Camera Slider
Advanced
  • 14,896
  • 49

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

Plant Monitoring System
Easy
  • 8,939
  • 47

Real time plant monitoring system to view temperature, light exposure and moisture.

CarSmart
Advanced
  • 8,279
  • 47

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

Precision Agriculture – A Prototype Solution
Intermediate
  • 8,599
  • 43

Work in progress

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

RFID Door Unlock
Intermediate
  • 11,845
  • 43

Full instructions

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

POV Cylinder with Arduino Due
Advanced
  • 7,395
  • 40

Full instructions

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

Room temperature sensor with display on Mobile
Easy
  • 10,350
  • 39

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

GPS Datalogger, Spatial Analysis, and Azure IoT Hub.
Intermediate
  • 9,514
  • 38

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.

Program MKR Over-the-Air + Goodies: Voice Control, etc.
Easy
  • 6,591
  • 37

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
  • 7,171
  • 37

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.

The Arduino Gatekeeper
Advanced
  • 10,654
  • 37

Full instructions

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

World Mood Lamp
Intermediate
  • 6,918
  • 35

A lamp which changes color according to the tweets of people.

IoT for coins
Intermediate
  • 4,684
  • 33

Full instructions

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

Keep the WiFi On
Easy
  • 4,433
  • 32

Full instructions

If the WiFi connectivity goes down, this will reboot the router.

Control Arduino Rover using Firmata and Xbox One Controller
Intermediate
  • 6,232
  • 32

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
  • 10,561
  • 31

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

Domotic Greenhouse
Advanced
  • 8,909
  • 29

Full instructions

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

Domotic Greenhouse

Team cormaz

Gestured Controlled Smart Home
Advanced
  • 9,405
  • 28

Work in progress

Not only this project has all the Smart Home features but it also includes MYO gesture control, allowing control of lights with your arm.

IoT Chat - Messaging for Devices
Easy
  • 8,558
  • 28

Work in progress

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

Home Automation with Arduino MKR1000 and Windows 10
Intermediate
  • 6,684
  • 27

Full instructions

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

Smart Parking
Intermediate
  • 7,261
  • 27

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

Stylish IoT Neck Warmer Controlled from Mobile Browser
Easy
  • 2,035
  • 27

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.

MKR1000 Temp and Humidity Sensor
Intermediate
  • 11,009
  • 26

Full instructions

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

PlantAnalyzer
Intermediate
  • 4,150
  • 25

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

My XL Wireless Photo Wall - PictureLED
Easy
  • 3,004
  • 25

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!

Rain Warning Display on Mobile for your Home Garden
Easy
  • 3,584
  • 24

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

Swarm Bots: Assembly and Co-operative Transport
Easy
  • 4,051
  • 24

Full instructions

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

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