Netduino: Connected Things Using C# and .NET

Build connected things with .NET.

Total prize pool of $22,000+

Netduino: Connected Things Using C# and .NET
Netduino: Connected Things Using C# and .NET
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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?
40 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 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 to appeal.
What are the judging criteria?

Submitted projects will be graded on the following criteria:

  • Story/Instructions: show how you created your project, including photos, videos, screenshots, and/or videos
  • BOM (bill of materials): detailed hardware components as well as apps you used
  • Code: Include working code with resourceful comments
  • Schematics
  • Creativity
  • Utility
What are the prizes?
Best Overall - 1st place
  • Hardware hack kit (includes a 3D printer, oscilloscope, and more!), secret package from Wilderness Labs CEO/Co-Founder, and early access to prototype board
Honorable Submission - up to 10
  • Secret package from Wilderness Labs CEO/Co-Founder, Bryan Costanich, and early access to prototype board (10 are available)
What are the steps to enter the contest?

1. Create an account on if you haven't already.

2. Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant" button on the top right column on the contest brief page.

3. Design, build, and submit your project by August 17, 2018 by clicking the "Add my project" button.

When submitting your project, make sure to include quality images, document detailed story/instructions, BOM, code, schematics.

What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

June 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM PT

Applications for hardware close:

July 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Submissions close:

August 27, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced:

August 30, 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 30, 2018. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

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

  • You are of eighteen (18) years of age or older, or the legal age of majority in your place of residence or
  • You are under eighteen (18) years of age or are considered a minor in your place of residence, but have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge and
  • 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. We’re sorry about that. We think that humans everywhere are capable of fantastic, wonderful things that can move humanity forward, but we have no choice in this matter.
  • Directors, officers, employees, interns, and contractors (“Personnel”) of Sponsor, Hackster, Inc. (“Hackster”), and each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, representatives, and agents (collectively, “Challenge Entities”), are ineligible to participate in this Challenge.

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