Unleash Invisible Intelligence

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Unleash Invisible Intelligence
Unleash Invisible Intelligence
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Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

Free hardware application: Do I have to submit a project entry if I receive free hardware?
Yes, all free hardware recipients must submit a project entry by the contest deadline. Free hardware recipients who do not submit a project entry will become ineligible to receive free hardware in future giveaways.
Free hardware application: How many free devices are available?
68 free devices are available. One device maximum per person.
Free hardware application: How many ideas can I submit?
Each participant is allowed to submit one idea.
Free hardware application: I was notified that I was selected to receive one of free devices. When will I receive it?
We will notify you via email when free devices are shipped. If you haven't received an email yet, we haven't yet shipped it. Be aware that once you receive the initial notification, it may still be a few weeks until you receive the shipment notification.
Free hardware application: What happens if I receive free hardware and do not submit a project entry?

Participants who receive free hardware and do not submit a project may be ineligible for future giveaways unless the hardware is returned.

If you receive free hardware and become unable to submit a project, please contact us at help@hackster.io and let us know as soon as possible. We may choose to arrange for the hardware to be shipped to another participant.

Free hardware application: What kind of idea is more likely to win free hardware?
We encourage creative ideas. For instance, pet feeders and home automation systems are very common nowadays and less creative. We also encourage realistic ideas. While solving world hunger is a great goal, it may not be realistic.
I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at help@hackster.io to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:Contest Dates (April 12th, 2018 starting 8:00 PM PST through August 2nd, 2018 ending 11:59 PM PST)

  • You must create a free Hackster.io account and register as a participant for this contest.
  • All projects must be submitted in the English language.
  • Your project must be for a device connected to the Maxim Integrated MAX32620FTHR
  • Your project must be fully documented on Hackster per the “project” template.
  • Your final project must be submitted as within the projects template.
  • Your final project must consist of the following materials:
  • Images
  • Instructions
  • BOM
  • Schematics
  • Code
  • CAD [if any]

In addition:

  • Your entry must be your own original work; and
  • your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
  • your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.
What are the judging criteria?

Winners are selected based on the following criteria:Project Submission (April 12th, 2018 starting 8:00 PM PST thru August 2nd, 2018 ending 11:59 PM PST)

  • Project Documentation (60 points)
  • Story/Instructions – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video (20 points)
  • BOM – Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used (10 points)
  • Schematics – Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, and/or take detailed photographs (10 points)
  • Code – Include working code with helpful comments (20 points)
  • Great photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. Ask yourself: "If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?"
  • Creativity (20 points)
  • Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea).
  • Practicality (20 points)
  • Does it solve a practical problem that you might encounter?
What are the prizes?
Grand Prize
  • Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition
Sports & Fashion 1st Place
  • iPhone X (256GB)
Sports & Fashion 2nd Place
  • Nintendo Switch
Sports & Fashion 3rd Place
  • BeatsX Earphones
Smarter Planet 1st Place
  • iPhone X (256GB)
Smarter Planet 2nd Place
  • Rachio 16-Station Wi-Fi Compatible Irrigation Timer
Smarter Planet 3rd Place
  • Edyn Garden Sensor
Personal Safety Monitoring 1st Place
  • iPhone X (256GB)
Personal Safety Monitoring 2nd Place
  • Apple Watch Series 3
Personal Safety Monitoring 3rd Place
  • Athena Safety Wearable
Home Control 1st Place
  • iPhone X (256GB)
Home Control 2nd Place
  • Nest Thermostat
Home Control 3rd Place
  • Amazon Echo
Bonus: Hackster's Choice!
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked
What are the steps to enter the contest?

April 12th, 2018 starting 8:00 PM PST thru August 2, 2018 ending 11:59 PM PST

  • Register with Hackster
  • Submit your project using the MAX32620FTHR
  • Share detailed instructions with images in the story section
  • Share the bill of materials
  • Share the electronics schematics
  • Share the source code (optionally via Github or Bitbucket)
  • Share the CAD files if any
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

April 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM PT

Applications for hardware close:

May 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Submissions close:

August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced:

August 31, 2018

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Winners of free devices will be announced individually by email on a rolling basis.

Contest winners will be announced on August 31, 2018. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are at least 16 years of age and are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development; and
  • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Challenges.
  • You are NOT a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria; and
  • US export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this Challenge; and
  • You are not an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, child) or household member of a Hackster employee.
  • *You must follow Maxim Integrated on Hackster

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