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Back in January we teamed up with Mouser Electronics to bring you our very first contest. Our mission is to bring like-minded people together, connecting makers from all around the globe - so what better topic to kick off our contest than...CONNECTIVITY! We saw some great projects entered and were really impressed with some of the ideas that were submitted. We wanted to give people of all abilities the chance to win something, which is why we offered cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1000.
So finally…without further a-do, its time to announce the winning projects!
First prize simply had to go to Alistair and his Internet Speed-o-meter! The project is a physical display made from cardboard to show how much of your internet connection is being used. We have all been in a situation where a website lags, which can often occur for a variety of reasons. Using Alistair’s Speed-o-meter you can now rule out whether or not it is bandwidth related. The minimal design of the physical display combined with the well-written, easy to follow ESP8266 code made this a clear winner. Head over to the project page and congratulate Alistair’s efforts using the comments section.