The Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Contest
Here at Electromaker, we love not only awesome projects, but the makers behind them. When we collaborated with Cypress Semiconductor for the Make with Mesh: Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest, we expected a smattering of neat DIY creations, but the results have been astonishing. After loads of truly fantastic project idea submissions, we gave out CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 kits. The CY20819 Arduino Eval board offers tons of connectivity options such as a thermistor, Arduino-compatible headers, and a motion sensor for IoT tinkering. Likewise, the EZ-BT Mesh Development kit boasts a whopping 4 Bluetooth Mesh-enabled nodes for spinning up quick, simple Bluetooth Mesh networks.
First Prize : $2,000 Cash Prize
Second Prize : Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer
Third Prize : Maker Tools worth $500
Bluetooth Mesh projects poured in, from home gardening kits to burglar alarms, pollution monitoring systems, smart agriculture systems, and even virtual reality headsets. More than just the quantity of submissions, we were impressed with the quality. Any of these nifty inventions could be packaged and sold as an off-the-shelf product. Thanks to Cypress Semiconductor for providing the technology and resources to enable clever, forward-thinking makers. And thanks to our dedicated community members for being part of the Electromaker family! It was difficult selecting winners, each project blew us away. But without further ado, here are our winners...