Back in November, we partnered with Amazon Alexa and Arduino to envision the smart home gadgets of tomorrow. This was the Hackster community’s chance to turn prototypes into actual market-ready products, via Kickstarter support, Dragon Innovation certification, and $14,000 cash.
Throughout the three-month period, nearly 1,500 developers looked into future and imagined unique ways to simplify their daily lives, from making their kitchens more interactive, to automating their pet feeders, to enhancing their workshops, among many other things.
Today, after delving deeper into each project, we’re excited to announce the winners of the Alexa and Arduino Smart Home Challenge.Wise Chameleon by Koray Kirli and Jeremy Johnson
Wise Chameleon is a modular solution that allows you to turn anything into a smart home device, including a set of Venetian blinds and a pet feeder.Scent-terrific Smart Candle by Darian Johnson
The Scent-terrific Smart Candle is made of wax, flickers like a real flame, and emits scents though a wax warmer.Feed the Birds by Anastasiya Tyshko
Feed the Birds is an outdoor, solar-powered, Alexa-enabled feeder that can treat birds with some eeds from anywhere, at anytime you ask.Virtual Breadboard Smart Home Alexa Skill + Edge: Bit Gadget by James Caska
Effortlessly roll your own smart home applications with drag-and-drop Alexa ‘aware’ controls in the Virtual Breadboard Microsoft Store App.
Walle — Home Assistant by Dawid Liberda
Walle is a complete home automation system featuring Alexa and wireless controllers for light and central heating.
Congrats to all of the winners, and a very special shoutout to the rest of our contest participants. Be sure to browse through their impressive voice-controlled creations here.