Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest Launched!

Here at Electromaker, we love makers and maker tech. As such, we're thrilled to announce a partnership with Cypress for a Bluetooth 5 IoT contest. The renowned embedded technology company, in collaboration with Mouser, is throwing a contest "Make with Mesh: The Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest." 

Make With Mesh: The Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest Details
Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest Launched! - dev board

Prizes for the "Make With Mesh" contest include $2,000 cash for first prize, a Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D printer as second prize, and $500 worth of maker tools as third prize. 

First Prize: $2,000 Cash Prize
Second Prize: Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer
Third Prize: Maker Tools ($500 value)

For inclusion, first you'll need to apply for free hardware. To accomplish this, brainstorm a clever Bluetooth 5 concept which uses new Cypress embedded boards. We're giving Cypress CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 kits to the top project submissions. You're free to apply for as many boards as you want within your project entry. 



What you'll need to do enter:

If you've yet to do so, first create an Electromaker account. Then, fill out the application form and apply for free Cypress development boards by sending in your rad project ideas. When your application is approved, you should have your boards delivered pretty quickly. Then, begin building your project, and log into Electromaker to document your tutorial on our website. 

Important dates: 
  • May 13th, 2019: Project ideas submission open
  • June 13th, 2019: Determine semifinalists and distribute kits
  • Aug 2nd, 2019: Project submission deadline
  • Aug 16th, 2019: Announce contest winners

What is the CYW20819 Bluetooth Arduino Eval Board? 

The CYW20819 Bluetooth Arduino eval board, or CYW920819EVB-02, is a powerful, versatile maker board. Onboard, the Cypress CYW920819EVB-02 boasts a thermistor, motion sensor, and Arduino-compatible headers for expansion with various Arduino shields. 

What is the EZ-BT Bluetooth Mesh Development Kit?

The EZ-BT Bluetooth Mesh dev kit, aka CYBT-213043-MESH, is a development platform with a whopping four Bluetooth Mesh-enabled nodes. Thus, the EZ-BT Bluetooth Mesh development kit allows for easy, quick Bluetooth Mesh network creation. Included nodes feature a Bluetooth module with the CYW20819 system onboard. There's also a thermistor, PIR motion sensor, ambient light sensor, and RGB light. It's used in tons of mesh network applications. 
Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest Launched! - eval board
For both the CYW20819 Arduino eval board and Bluetooth Mesh eval kit, the ModusToolbox 1.1 IDE is supported. The CYW20819 product guide provides excellent, in-depth info on troubleshooting, getting started, and more. Then, there's the ModusToolbox Bluetooth SDK for easy embedded systems development. 

Use cases for the CYW20819 are limitless. It's ideal for wearables, Bluetooth Mesh networking, home automation, and loads of other IoT solutions. Check out the contest, and get to submitting.

Moe Long

Moe Long is an editor, writer, and tech buff with a particular appreciation for Linux, Raspberry Pis, and retro gaming. When he's not hammering away at his keyboard, he enjoys running, reading, watching cinema, and listening to vinyl. You can read his writings on film and pop culture at CupOfMoe.com and check out his thoughts on movies on the Celluloid Fiends podcast.


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