Shift It! – Warehouse Automation Challenge

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Shift it, Stack it, and Count it using TE Connectivity!

In this challenge the participants are tasked to build a project that helps in warehouse automation.

15 successful applicants will receive a kit of TE Connectivity connectors and the Arduino ABX00023 MKR WiFi 1010 SBC (single board computer) free of charge to use along in their project.

For a chance to win one of the below prizes, you must blog about your build process and the final outcome of your Robotics Movement project. Use the TE Connectivity kit components and the Arduino ABX00023 MKR WiFi 1010 to create your build.

Good use of the TE Connectivity components and interesting displays of movements will be graded more favourably.

Example tasks that can be performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Automatic Inventory System
  • Automatic Movement System
  • Warehouse Worker Safety System
  • Automated Timesheet System
  • Electronic Stock Taking System

See the Example Application for tips on completing your entry form.

The Prizes

Prize Prize Category

Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize

Approximate Value $1,393 USD*

  • Apple iPad Pro 11-Inch (4th Gen) 128GB
  • iRobot Roomba Self Emptying Robot Vacuum Clearer

Runner Up

Runner Up

Approximate Value $722 USD*

  • iPad Mini 10.9 Inch - 64GB
  • iRobot Roomba Self Emptying Robot Vacuum Clearer

Finisher Prize**

Finisher prize
To be a finisher you must complete 5 blogs and show us testing the resilience of their project.

Approximate Value $30 USD*

MultiComp Pro Multimeter Set

*Or local equivalent
**Grand Prize and Runner Up winners will also earn the finisher prize.

The Kit

The Sponsored Kit Buy Now

TE Push Button
TE Terminal Block
TE RJ45 Connector
TE Connector Housing
TE Dynamic Insert connectors
TE Connector Housing
TE Rectangular Connectors
TE Raised Momentary switch
TE Wire To Board Connectors

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Arduino ABX00023 MKR WiFi 1010 SBC

The Dates

Project Phases Dates
Application Period 15th May 2024
Application Deadline 17th June 2024
Challengers Announced 27th June 2024
Build Period 27th June - 28th August 2024
Projects Due 28th August 2024
Winners Announced 6th September 2024
Prizes Shipped September 2024

The Challenge Requirements

15 Applicants will be chosen to receive The Kit above, these successful applicants will be our sponsored challengers. The sponsored challengers must use 4 or more TE Connectivity connectors within their project. Challengers must post their progress and a final project article, with minimum of 5 forum posts before the closing date. Posts which are media-rich with Photos, Videos and Code samples will be viewed more favourably in the Judging Process.

Enrol to join the challenge now!

If you are not successful in becoming a sponsored challenger, but still want to enter, all you need to do is use 4 or more TE Connectivity connectors as described above in your project and adhere to the same Terms and Conditions for a chance to be our winner! Non-sponsored challengers are eligible for the Finisher and Winner Prizes, as well.

The Judges

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The Terms

Please read the full terms and conditions attached below.

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