Since RP2040 and Raspberry Pi Pico were introduced in 2021, the popularity among DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists have been growing. Whether you are a beginner learning how to code or an engineer creating embedded industrial applications, Raspberry Pi provides one of the most user-friendly environments and simple implementation for various projects. On a similar note, WIZnet provides the easiest way to add Ethernet to both industrial and IoT projects.
This year’s contest consists of two categories: ‘Hardware + Software’ and ‘Software only.’
As the Raspberry Pi Pico market grows, WIZnet believes in the power of open source and community; to further collaborate in developing SDKs and IDEs. Thus, for developers who wish to port or improve our ioLibrary, there is a ‘Software only’ option.
If you have any device or project idea that includes PCB development and minimal software development, apply for the ‘HW+SW’ option. This should it be smart bulb or healthcare device - we accept all!
Both categories will have their own winners, with prizes totaling $30,000!
Every participant gets ONE free sample board (either W5100S-EVB-Pico or WIZnet Ethernet HAT of your choice).
The W5100S-EVB-Pico is a microcontroller evaluation board based on the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller chip and full hardwired TCP/IP controller W5100S chip. The W5100S-EVB-Pico has the same role as the Raspberry Pi Pico platform and includes W5100S, which means Ethernet function is included. This board is also AWS IoT Core Qualified.
The WIZnet Ethernet HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) is a Raspberry Pi Pico pin-compatible board that utilizes W5100S and supports both 3.3V & 5V. Please refer to this link to find more information about W5100S.
1. Visit WIZnet Ethernet HAT Contest page and click ‘Participate’ button.
2. Submit your project idea.
3. Receive your free sample and develop your project.
4. Submit final project by March 31.
5. Winners will be announced on April 25.
Selection criteria can be found on official contest page.
Looking how to connect W5100S-EVB-Pico to cloud? Check below guides for more details
- Connect to AWS IoT Core
W5100S-EVB-Pico can be programmed in Arduino IDE as well :)
Established in 1998, WIZnet patented its hardwired TCP/IP stack technology. Our hardwired TCP/IP chips have been used in various Arduino ethernet shields and were proven to later become the ‘de facto standard’ for Ethernet in the Arduino world. We believe RP2040 would be a game changer and would like to join and develop its ecosystem together.
Follow WIZnet's Twitter for the latest news and updates!