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The Craziest Automation Project Wins a $400 Shopping Cart!
In honor of Arduino Day, on March 26 we are launching the Crazy Arduino Automations based on feedback from our members. You're free to use any arduino or arduino compatible board of your choice for this Automation Challenge! You can use any of the MKR boards such as an MKR 1310, a Nano board such as a Nano Sense 33, an Arduino Uno, an Arduino Giga WiFi, a Nicla Vision board, a Portenta board, and more! Your automation project can be anything from automating the coffee machine in the morning to make coffee at a certain point, room automation, PID controllers, machine automation, line automation, or an automation with the PLC IDE!
When a lot of people think of Arduino they think of automation related projects so we encourage you to think outside of the box for your project.
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Here are some examples from past contests of Crazy Arduino Automation projects:
This is a diaper logger that aspork42 created when his daughter was born.
fyaocn created a smart clock information hub. It fetches information and sends command to home automation.
milosrasic98 shows you his smart room that is all based on the Arduino MKR 1000
For this project balearicdynamics used six micro servos and an Arduino Mega to prove that birds don't always have to be angry!
This contest combines several ideas that were really popular with our members:
"How about an Arduino Automation challenge? They have released the Arduino PLC IDE https://docs.arduino.cc/software/plc-ide, which I think would be fun to use, but it doesn't have to be that. It can be anything from automating the coffee machine in the morning to make coffee at a certain point, room automation, PID controllers, machine automation, line automation, or even as I've mentioned before, try using an Arduino with the PLC IDE!"
How about an escape room prop? A phone, touchtone or dial, that must have a specific number dialed to hear a recorded message. Or a series of button presses, switches, and things plugged in in the correct order (or unplugged) to accomplish a task like launching a rocket or disarming a bomb.
Or something else. -AE7HD
"How about "Tips and Tricks: Getting more out of Arduino" or something similar?
For instance, people could create Arduino Libraries for interesting sensors or any functionality they have not seen in a library form, and that may be helpful to others looking to create their own Arduino libraries.
Or, people could share how they handle doing multiple things with Arduino, like handling button input while simultaneously playing music or whatever.
Another example tip/trick could be how to make an Arduino sleep between button-presses to perform energy saving.
How to code or how to troubleshoot quicker could make for interesting tips/tricks project/blog.
Some of these are more software-focussed than hardware-focussed, but could be demonstrated or tied to actual projects." - shabaz
" The Arduino "thing" is "ease of implementing a controller solution".
Arduino day should celebrate the best thing about Arduinos - ease of implementation.
When did you whip up a neat solution that took almost no work. That is the quintessential beauty of Arduino." - dougw
|Crazy Arduino Automation Challenge Launches
|March 23rd, 2023
|March 25th, 2023
|Smart Agriculture Webinar
|April 27th, 2023
|Crazy Arduino Automation Challenge Ends
|May 25th, 2023
Your Chance to Win
|Stick to the Theme
|List the Steps
|Submit Video Proof
|The dirty smart button! by aspork42
|Smart Clock over Cloud by fyaocn
|The Smart Room Project - Current Phase by milosrasic98
|The Dancing Birds by balearicdynamics
|One Grand Prize Winner Wins a $400 Shopping Cart!
|Three First Place Winners Win a $200 Shopping Cart
Some Terms & Conditions Apply: How to Redeem Your Shopping Cart for Project14
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Crazy Arduino Automations or tag your project blog crazyarduinoautomationsch
You have until May 25th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!