The Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Contest

Nothing excites Cypress more than human ingenuity. As engineers, our role is to give innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers the tools to create breakthrough products and disrupt markets–in record time. That is why, as the leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the IoT, Cypress, in partnership with Mouser is announcing Make With Mesh: The Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest.


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

To be in with a chance to win these great prizes, firstly you need to come up with an interesting Bluetooth 5 concept that incorporates the new Cypress boards. We are giving away CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 kits to the best project ideas. You can apply for as many boards as you like to be used in your project contest entry. The hardware up for grabs is listed below:

CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 Arduino Eval Board (CYW920819EVB-02)

A flexible prototyping platform for CYW20819 that provides a Motion Sensor, Thermistor, and Arduino-compatible headers to allow you to expand functionality with off-the-shelf shields:

EZ-BT™ Bluetooth Mesh Development Kit (CYBT-213043-MESH)

A development platform providing 4 Bluetooth Mesh enabled nodes allowing you to quickly and easily create your own Bluetooth Mesh network. Each node provides a certified Bluetooth module featuring the CYW20819 SoC, as well as a RGB LED, Ambient Light Sensor, Thermistor, and PIR Motion Sensor. This platform is a best-in-class user experience with multiple mesh example projects and Android / iOS mobile applications to provision a mesh network.

Software & Resources

Cypress provides an easy-to-use software development environment for the CYW20819 Arduino Eval Board and CYW20819 Bluetooth Mesh Eval Kit, as well as numerous resources such as full user guides, application notes, and multiple example projects including: Bluetooth Mesh, Temperature Sensor, Beacon, and more. Check out the links below to help you make your project successful and get closer to winning one of our grand prizes.

Take Part in our Cypress Bluetooth 5 IoT Contest

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Cypress' latest cutting-edge Bluetooth technology, the CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 SoC – provides developers with the capabilities needed for their next great IoT design: Ultra-low-power consumption as well as full support for Bluetooth Mesh. Bluetooth Mesh will be revolutionizing the way IoT devices interact and exchange data in Smart Home, Industrial, Healthcare, and other networks. Cypress has a leading position in this emerging technology by providing the industry’s first SIG-compliant Bluetooth Mesh Solution to the market. Our friends at Sylvania have come out with a Smart Bulb that implements Cypress’ Bluetooth Mesh solution – making us the only company with a Bluetooth 5 SIG Mesh solution on the market today. CYW20819 is Dual-Mode Bluetooth compliant supporting both Bluetooth Classic and the Bluetooth Low Energy specification.

Now – we want all of you in on the fun! In this design contest, we are challenging your creative minds to see what kind of Bluetooth 5 IoT project you can build with one (or both, or multiple!) of our CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 Kits.

I'd like to enter the contest. What do I need to do?

  1. Firstly, if you haven't done so already, register for an Electromaker account.
  2. Once your application has been approved, your board(s) should be delivered within one week.
  3. Once you have your board(s), you can start building your project!
  4. Log in to your Electromaker account and document your work using the project upload form.
*Please note: The free hardware period has now ended.


May 13th 2019: Project ideas submission open

June 13th 2019: Determine semifinalists and distribute kits

Aug 9th 2019: Project submission deadline

Aug 16th 2019: Announce contest winners