Electromaker of the Month - May 2024 Winners

Welcome to the Electromaker of the Month, where we celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of makers from around the world. Each month, we showcase outstanding projects that push the boundaries of DIY electronics and inspire the community with their innovation and craftsmanship. This month, we're excited to highlight three exceptional projects that stood out for their originality, technical excellence, and the unique solutions they offer. From an automated breakfast dispenser to a high-tech weather station and a retro-tech fusion, these projects demonstrate the diverse talents and passions of our makers. Let's dive in and explore the brilliant creations that earned their spot as the Electromaker of the Month!

Many thanks to our sponsor Qoitech! They will be providing cash prizes to the winners below and also some branded merchandise!

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1st Place: The Ultimate Tech Breakfast Solution: Arduino Cereal And Milk

Meet the "Ultimate Tech Breakfast Solution - Arduino Cereal and Milk Dispenser," a project designed to automate your breakfast routine with the help of Arduino technology. This ingenious device dispenses precise amounts of cereal and milk into your bowl, ensuring you start your day smoothly and efficiently. Created by engineering-dads, this project brings convenience and a touch of tech magic to your mornings.

The Ultimate Tech Breakfast Solution

What Makes It Special

The standout feature of this project is its Arduino-controlled dispensing mechanism, which guarantees precision and consistency in serving sizes. With a user-friendly interface, including buttons and an LCD display, users can easily select their preferred cereal type and quantity. This automated breakfast solution not only saves time but also reduces waste, making it a practical addition to any kitchen.

Judges Insights

The judges were impressed by the fun approach to solving a common problem with technology. They noted the project's meticulous attention to detail, particularly in the calibration of sensors for accurate dispensing. The seamless integration of the LCD display with the Arduino board shows great technical skills and dedication. Overall, the "Ultimate Tech Breakfast Solution" was praised for its creativity, practicality, and the fun factor it brings to the morning routine.

Prizes Awarded

Congratulations to engineering-dads for the well-deserved 1st prize! You win the top Electromaker of the Month prize, $150 Cash, and a pile of Electromaker Swag!

2nd Place: Real-time Weather Station With Lark, Arduino And Qubitro

The "Real-Time Weather Station with Lark, Arduino, and Qubitro" project brings cutting-edge technology to personal weather monitoring. This project, developed by pradeeplogu0, leverages the power of Arduino and Qubitro's IoT platform to deliver accurate, real-time weather data. Ideal for weather enthusiasts and tech hobbyists, this weather station provides detailed insights into local weather conditions.

Real-Time Weather

What Makes It Special

What sets this project apart is its integration of Lark and Qubitro, allowing for seamless data collection and transmission. The weather station uses various sensors to measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and more, sending the data to the Qubitro platform for real-time monitoring and analysis. This comprehensive setup not only provides accurate weather data but also offers a platform for users to expand and customize their weather monitoring capabilities.

Judges Insights

The judges were particularly impressed by the project's use of IoT technology to enhance traditional weather monitoring. They praised the creator's ability to combine multiple technologies into a cohesive and functional system. The project was noted for its potential applications in educational settings, providing a hands-on learning tool for students interested in weather science and IoT. The robust data visualization and real-time updates were also highlighted as key strengths of this project.

Prizes Awarded

Congratulations pradeeplogu0, $100 Cash and a Qoitech & Electromaker Swag bag will arrive with you shortly!

3rd Place: A Tapuino In A Commodore Cassette Deck

The project "A Tapuino in a Commodore Cassette Deck" is a brilliant fusion of retro and modern technology. Created by RetroAndGaming, this project breathes new life into an old Commodore cassette deck by transforming it into a functional Tapuino, an Arduino-based tape emulator. This clever hack is perfect for enthusiasts of vintage computing and electronics.

A Tapuino in a Commodore Cassette Deck

What Makes It Special

This project stands out due to its innovative reuse of a classic Commodore cassette deck. By integrating the Tapuino, RetroAndGaming has preserved the nostalgic look and feel of the original hardware while enhancing its functionality with modern technology. The project provides detailed instructions on how to retrofit the cassette deck, making it accessible to both experienced makers and those new to hardware hacking.

Judges Insights

The judges were captivated by the project's blend of old and new technologies. They commended the meticulous work involved in adapting the cassette deck to house the Tapuino, noting the project's attention to detail and respect for the original design. The judges also appreciated the project's educational value, demonstrating how vintage electronics can be repurposed and preserved through modern innovation. This project was seen as an inspiring example of creativity and technical skill.

Prizes Awarded

Congratulations RetroAndGaming! You win the third prize: $50 cash and a pile of Qoitech and Electromaker Swag!

Qoitech and Electromaker Swag!
Qoitech and Electromaker Swag!

Will You Be the Next Electromaker of the Month?

Every month we celebrate the inventive, curious, and resourceful nature of our Maker community. Any project published on the Electromaker website is eligible to win, and there's a whole host of great prizes!

Electromaker of the month winners certificate
Electromaker of the Month winner certificate!

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