Co-Making the Future

2016 China-US Young Maker Competition

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Winning entries

US Semi-Finalists

Save the Water Pipes!
Intermediate
  • 508
  • 2

Full instructions

Our project is a freezing water pipe detection and prevention system.

US Semi-Finalists

BitCoinSensor - Intel Edison
  • 1,495
  • 10

Full instructions

An IoT solution for monitoring the price of Bitcoin with Visual and Auditory cues pertaining to the volatility of the the CoinDesk exchange

US Semi-Finalists

Distress System for Elderly
Intermediate
  • 536
  • 5

Full instructions

Automating a distress signal in the case of an emergency

US Semi-Finalists

HydroLily (creating water from thin air)
  • 221
  • 5

A sustainable technology providing an alternative water source to communities and bio-inspired by the hydrophobic petals of water lilies.

US Semi-Finalists

Solmate
Intermediate
  • 511
  • 4

Full instructions

Solmate is a portable suntan monitor that allows beach goers to achieve the perfect tan without risking sun damage.

Solmate

Team Solmate

US Semi-Finalists

Grindbit
Intermediate
  • 2,078
  • 8

Work in progress

Tracking teeth grinding at night.

Grindbit

Team Grindbit

US Semi-Finalists

KeyMat
Intermediate
  • 303
  • 0

Full instructions

KeyMat is an intelligent workmat for a standing desk that tracks the user's calorie burn over the course of a day.

KeyMat

Team KeyMat

US Semi-Finalists

Etch-A-Whiteboard: Automated Precision Drawing
Advanced
  • 4,607
  • 44

Fully automated 6'x4' whiteboard. Give it any image and it renders the edges and sketches them in huge, precise, monochromatic glory.

US Semi-Finalists

hydroMazing Smart Garden System
Advanced
  • 11,510
  • 64

Full instructions

The hydroMazing controller manages your growing environment by controlling fans, heaters, lights, and water pumps so you don't have to worry

US Semi-Finalists

IntelliBin (The Smart Trash Bin)
Intermediate
  • 258
  • 1

Full instructions

Despite initiatives to teach people good recycling habits, recyclables are still being improperly disposed. IntelliBin aims to fix that.

Other entries

Open Smart Hub : Home Automation
Intermediate
  • 58,641
  • 263

Work in progress

A smart home solution to all your separated "smart" devices that you can host yourself, customize, and add functionality to.

Pool Controller
Advanced
  • 29,282
  • 83

Full instructions

Windows 10 IoT Core project to control pool components for example pool pump, waterfall and solar heater.

WiFi IR Blaster
Intermediate
  • 41,006
  • 60

Full instructions

A connected universal remote.

DasCognitiveServices
Intermediate
  • 13,651
  • 56

Protip

Detect human face details with the help of an Arduino. Store detection results in into cloud data storage.

Say Thanks to all Courteous Drivers
Intermediate
  • 7,382
  • 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.

FlexIO Based Multi-Copter Rotor Control
Advanced
  • 2,610
  • 30

Full instructions

There is a need to detect the slightest touch of a propeller to other objects to protect the object and the multi-copter itself.

AWS IoT Button for LIFX
Easy
  • 5,516
  • 24

Full instructions

Use the AWS IoT Button to control a LIFX light bulb. Using the phone application can be cumbersome to turn the lights on or off in a hurry.

Salmon Stream Monitoring
Intermediate
  • 1,738
  • 22

Full instructions

Utilizing the power of Azure IoT Suite to monitor the health of our local stream as we work towards reintroducing salmon.

NeoPixel Holiday Candle
Intermediate
  • 1,012
  • 18

Full instructions

Create a candle array with NeoPixels that can be decorated for each holiday.

Interactive Star Wars 3D Art
Advanced
  • 1,331
  • 16

Full instructions

Did you miss Darth Vader in the latest movie! Just hang this on your wall!

Supercapacitor powered arduino LED wrist watch
Advanced
  • 1,941
  • 13

Work in progress

Yes, it is crazy idea but why not? We have oled, epaper and nixie watch but use supercapacitor to power energy hungry led displays ?

Pi Player
Advanced
  • 2,500
  • 12

Full instructions

Networked controlled audio player for the Raspberry Pi.

Pi Player

Team NagleCode

Voice Controlled Garage Door Opener with Alexa
Easy
  • 4,173
  • 12

Full instructions

Open and close the garage door with Alexa & have Alexa tell you if the garage door is open.

Photon air particulate monitor
Easy
  • 1,270
  • 11

Full instructions

This is a web enabled PM2.5 monitor designed to be cheap and easy to build.

Wifi Controlled Car with Central Hub
Intermediate
  • 1,545
  • 11

IoT becomes limitless with web integration from Intel. This is demonstrated with our hacked-together car!

Listening Santa
Easy
  • 1,071
  • 10

Full instructions

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas - Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure based speech recognition automate the family's wish list.

eMU K9 Mobile Sentry
Intermediate
  • 640
  • 8

Work in progress

Environmental Monitoring Unit K9 Mobile Sentry is a cellular enabled monitor for my dog's safety while in the vehicle during short stops.

eMU K9 Mobile Sentry

MisterNetwork Team Dawgs

Project Thunderbeard
Easy
  • 526
  • 7

Protip

Project Thunderbeard's will create a devastating blow for a physical location.

Pluto: Analog E-mails
Intermediate
  • 859
  • 7

Handwrite a letter through the internet! Participate in intergenerational communication without learning complex technology.

Alarm-Tec
Intermediate
  • 1,190
  • 7

Wake up to hearing the daily weather report, what traffic will be like, your favorite music, or the mornings top headlines.

Music to the Light
Intermediate
  • 448
  • 5

Work in progress

Wake up to sunrise with gentle music. Light and temperature sensors trigger preset music selections, that play through the phone.

Music to the Light

Team Iot fans

Auti Bot
Intermediate
  • 559
  • 10

Work in progress

I want to make a system for autistic kids to control their fine motor skills, especially writing. This system uses IoT, robotics, and sensor

Air-Art
Advanced
  • 792
  • 8

Full instructions

Guessing what it can do? It draws what you draw in front of the webcam, real-time by means of a 2D arm.

20$ RF smart controled RGB LEDS, for bikes
Intermediate
  • 1,685
  • 5

Full instructions

RGB coloured wheels with three different control modes. -analogRead 3 potentiometers -random smooth changing colours -copycat colour

Hands Free Phone Accessability
Intermediate
  • 138
  • 2

Protip

A device + app that allows you to access features of your phone while driving, without taking your eyes off the road.

Remote Sensing Car Parking System
Advanced
  • 1,697
  • 2

This car parking system will sense whether a car is available or not in that particular slot.

Drone Collision Avoidance System
  • 1,783
  • 2

Full instructions

I used Arduino boards, NodeJS, and a variety of development components to make a collision avoidance system that works in any lighting.

Home Auto-Control System
Easy
  • 241
  • 1

Protip

Our system consists of three parts, cooking stove status detection, door lock detection, and indoor air circulation system.

The IOT button
Easy
  • 422
  • 1

Full instructions

And IOT button for everything. Make coffee, turn off the light and order some pizza.

IoT based rough driving detection and alert for parents
  • 49
  • 0

IoT based rough driving detection and alert for parents. To keep them updated rough driving skill of their children and send an alert.

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