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
  • 14,318
  • 70

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
  • 6,255
  • 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
  • 11,113
  • 39

Full instructions

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

Other entries

Smart Doorbell
Easy
  • 24,633
  • 72

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

Arduino MKR1000 Getting Started
Easy
  • 25,539
  • 68

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
  • 15,888
  • 68

Full instructions

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

Plant Monitoring System
Easy
  • 11,936
  • 52

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

Wifi-Controlled Precision Camera Slider
Advanced
  • 16,004
  • 49

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

Precision Agriculture – A Prototype Solution
Intermediate
  • 10,243
  • 48

Work in progress

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

CarSmart
Advanced
  • 8,955
  • 48

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

RFID Door Unlock
Intermediate
  • 13,755
  • 44

Full instructions

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

POV Cylinder with Arduino Due
Advanced
  • 8,768
  • 43

Full instructions

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

GPS Datalogger, Spatial Analysis, and Azure IoT Hub.
Intermediate
  • 10,411
  • 42

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.

Room temperature sensor with display on Mobile
Easy
  • 12,011
  • 39

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

The Arduino Gatekeeper
Advanced
  • 11,833
  • 39

Full instructions

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

Say Thanks to all Courteous Drivers
Intermediate
  • 7,591
  • 38

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.

Program MKR Over-the-Air + Goodies: Voice Control, etc.
Easy
  • 7,155
  • 37

Full instructions

Secure OTA via Azure. Control via voice capable UWP app. Includes sample: room thermostat controlled via phone.

World Mood Lamp
Intermediate
  • 8,022
  • 36

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

IoT for coins
Intermediate
  • 5,095
  • 33

Full instructions

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

Domotic Greenhouse
Advanced
  • 10,410
  • 32

Full instructions

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

Domotic Greenhouse

Team cormaz

Project "Gallon" - Smart Drinking Water Monitoring Platform
Advanced
  • 11,434
  • 32

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

Control Arduino Rover using Firmata and Xbox One Controller
Intermediate
  • 7,259
  • 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!

Keep the WiFi On
Easy
  • 4,851
  • 32

Full instructions

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

Smart Parking
Intermediate
  • 10,710
  • 30

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

IoT Chat - Messaging for Devices
Easy
  • 9,582
  • 30

Work in progress

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

Gestured Controlled Smart Home
Advanced
  • 10,777
  • 29

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.

Home Automation with Arduino MKR1000 and Windows 10
Intermediate
  • 7,059
  • 27

Full instructions

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

Stylish IoT Neck Warmer Controlled from Mobile Browser
Easy
  • 2,122
  • 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
  • 12,054
  • 26

Full instructions

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

PlantAnalyzer
Intermediate
  • 4,688
  • 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
  • 3,222
  • 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!

Azure Stream Analytics saving lives!
Advanced
  • 4,243
  • 24

Full instructions

Azure Stream Analytics watches sensors, control device autonomously, send Tweets and alerts in case of a hazard. Controllable by smartphone.

Rain Warning Display on Mobile for your Home Garden
Easy
  • 3,959
  • 24

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

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