Microchip IoT Contest

We were pleased to partner with our good friends at Microchip for an IoT contest. Featuring the ultra-versatile Microchip AVR-IoT WG Development Board which simplifies secure data transmissions to Google Cloud, we received loads of awesome project idea submissions. Each and every concept was spectacular, and real-world projects impressed us quite a bit. The stakes were pretty high, with the first prize as entry to the Microchip MASTERS 2019, second and third prizes consisting of robust hardware bundle featuring an Arduino Uno, Curiosity PIC32MZEF dev board, and tons of goodies.

While we appreciate and love all entries, here are our winners!

Mohamed Lanjri El Halimi snagged first prize with an impressive IoT industrial monitoring and control device. This IoT incubator is seriously cool, and could easily integrate into an industrial setting. Al Watt earned second prize with an ingenious domestic central heating radiator efficiency optimiser which truly wowed it. Capable of logging the input and output temperatures of a radiator, it’s a nifty DIY smart home device. Finally, the always-ingenious Dane and Nicole (aka 8bitsandabyte) put their AVR-IoT WF Development Board to excellent use with the Pick-a-plant, a device for helping to select the best plant for your location. As such, Nicole and Dane snagged third prize. Check out these fantastic projects, and other superb Microchip projects. Stay tuned for more contests, tutorials, and news coverage here on Electromaker.io!

Prize winners announced below!

Contest Brief

We are giving away 100 of these boards to the people that would like to take part in our contest.
All you have to do is submit your contest project proposal (around 150 words). Let us know what practical application you have for this board and we will send you one to experiment with. Some applications might include:

Smart Home, Building Automation - Intelligent Lighting
Access Control, Climate Control, Energy Saving

Smart Cities
Air Quality, Traffic Forecasts, Traffic Modulation

Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Level

Prize List

There are three great prizes that will be awarded to the best project entries. These include:

First Prize
One place at Microchip MASTERs 2019 in one of the following locations: USA/ Europe / South America / China / India / Taiwan / S.Korea. The premier technical training event for embedded control engineers around the globe. The MASTERs Conference continues to arm system design engineers of every level with extensive product information and hands-on training to help you scale the learning curve and get your products to market faster. Classes cover a broad range of topics and are taught by Microchip’s application and design engineers.

Second Prize & Third Prize
Hardware bundle
Curiosity PIC32MZEF Development Board
MPLAB® Snap Debugger
Arduino Uno Wifi
5 x connectors and shields:


Application for free hardware opens: 30th November 2018

Project submissions open: 30th November 2018

Deadline for free hardware applications close: 1st January 2019

Deadline for project submissions: 1st April 2019

Winners announced: 1st May 2019