Electromaker of the Month - September 2023 Winners

As the leaves turn golden and the air crisp, the Electromaker community has once again outdone itself, illuminating the maker space with a dazzling array of innovative projects. Each creation is a testament to the ingenuity and skill that thrives within our talented pool of enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals alike!

With bated breath and eager anticipation, we’re thrilled to unveil the crème de la crème of this month’s submissions. Brace yourselves for one of the most exciting projects we have ever seen. DISCLAIMER: Don't try this at home!

1st Place: Programming Propane, ESP-NOW, and Fire Shooting Walkway Lights

Imagine a walkway that isn’t just illuminated but is a spectacle of light and fire, orchestrated in a dance that captivates every onlooker. That’s precisely what this fire-shooting walkway light system achieves, marrying technical brilliance with aesthetic splendor.

Programming the suburbs to be awesome and badass

The project harnesses the power of ESP-NOW for communication, ensuring each light is a participant in a synchronized ballet of flames. Every burst of fire is not just a visual delight but a testament to the precision and safety embedded in the design. The synchronization isn’t just a visual feat but a testament to the robust safety protocols embedded within the system.

What Makes It Special:

Every burst of flame is meticulously calculated and controlled, ensuring the spectacle is as safe as it is stunning. The use of ESP-NOW facilitates real-time communication between the lights, enabling instantaneous responses and adjustments that are crucial for both safety and visual appeal!

Judges’ Insights:

The panel of judges was unequivocally captivated by the entrancing visual appeal of this project. Each flame, meticulously orchestrated through ESP-NOW, painted a narrative of technical mastery intertwined with artistic expression. The dance of lights wasn’t just a visual spectacle but a testament to the harmonious blend of safety and aesthetics.

Prizes Awarded:

Congratulations to Dan 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: Cattle Collar Using Sensecap T1000a And Qubitro

In the realm where technology meets agriculture, pradeeplogu0 has carved a niche of innovation with the creation of the Cattle Collar project. This ingenious invention leverages the power of Seeed Studio's SenseCAP T1000A and Qubitro to transcend traditional boundaries in monitoring and managing cattle health and behavior.

The project is a symphony of technology and practicality, where LoRaWAN ensures long-range communication, painting a real-time canvas of data that is as insightful as it is actionable. Every piece of information, every behavior pattern, is captured, analyzed, and presented through Qubitro, offering farmers an unprecedented lens to view, understand, and optimize the well-being of their cattle.

What Makes It Special:

It’s not just a technological innovation but a stride towards enhanced animal welfare, predictive health management, and optimized farm operations. 

With the power of LoRaWAN, the project transcends geographical boundaries, ensuring that every piece of data is accessible in real-time, regardless of the distance. It’s a leap from reactive to proactive management, where every movement, behavior pattern, and health indicator is not just recorded but analyzed for actionable insights.

The alert system embedded within is a testament to the project’s focus on timely interventions. Be it a deviation in movement patterns, an anomaly in health indicators, or a need for preventive care, the system ensures that every alert is timely, accurate, and actionable. It’s a stride towards predictive health management, where technology ensures that care isn’t just timely but anticipatory, echoing a future of enhanced welfare, longevity, and productivity for the livestock.

Judges’ Insights:

The judges were impressed not just by the technological prowess but for its tangible impact. It’s a narrative where each line of code, each piece of data, translates into enhanced animal welfare, optimized farm operations, and a future where technology and agriculture coalesce for sustainable and humane farming practices.

Prizes Awarded:

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

3rd Place: Measure Angles Easily With MPU6050 And ESP32: Part 1

Third place was won by mahmood-m-shilleh and his project unveiled a simplified yet highly accurate method of measuring angles using the MPU6050 and ESP32. It’s a project that allows anyone to learn how to easily get angles using the is2dev library with the MPU6050 in the Arduino Framework.


At the core of this tutorial is the i2cdev library, a tool that transforms the intricate process of angle measurement into a streamlined, user-friendly experience. Users are guided through a comprehensive tutorial, from setting up the physical connections to navigating the VSCode project setup and code execution. Every step is meticulously detailed, ensuring that accuracy in angle measurement is not a privilege of the expert but accessible to enthusiasts at every level of expertise.

What Makes It Special:

The gem of this project lies in its ability to demystify the complex world of angle measurement, offering a comprehensive tutorial that is as enlightening as it is practical. mahmood-m-shilleh has crafted a guide that stands as a bridge, helping anyone with a basic understanding of microcontrollers to measure angles.

Judges’ Insights:

The judges were particularly impressed by the dual essence of educational value and practical application embedded within this project. It was unanimously acknowledged as a masterpiece where learning and doing converge, offering users not just the tools but the knowledge to measure angles with unprecedented ease and accuracy. The judges were also very impressed with the sheer amount of tutorials that mahmood-m-shilleh had uploaded to the project hub over the past few months.

Prizes Awarded:

Congratulations mahmood-m-shilleh! You win the third prize: $50 cash and a pile of Electromaker Swag!

Will You Be the Next Electromaker of the Month?

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