On Arduino Day: Ultimate Arduino Challenge from Mouser & Microchip kicks off at Embedded World

16 March 2019


Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino. The 24-hour-long community event brings people together to share their experiences and learn more about the open-source platform. The Ultimate Arduino Challenge is a global contest for engineers to create the best project using Arduino hardware.

Mouser Electronics, an authorised semiconductor & electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions (NPI), is teaming up with Microchip Technology to present the Ultimate Arduino Challenge. The global contest announced today at Embedded World 2019 by Arduino co-founder, Massimo Banzi at the Mouser stand, invites engineers around the world to create Arduino-based projects and submit them to the Supplyframe landing page, arduinochallenge.com

The Ultimate Arduino Challenge is divided into three categories: Data Collection; Industrial IoT; and Anything Goes. The Data Collection category tasks engineers with collecting data using an Arduino board and various sensors, while the Industrial IoT contest tests engineers’ skills in designing a product that connects to the environment around it. Finally, the Anything Goes category is just that: engineers can submit any sort of Arduino-based design with a description and system diagram.

Supplyframe community members will vote for their favorite projects throughout the four-month contest, and a panel of judges will determine the top three winners. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Turin, Italy, to tour the Arduino factory. The second prize winner will receive a trip to a 2019 Microchip MASTERs conference, and the third place winner will receive $500 in gift certificates to the Tindie maker marketplace. Plus, up to 500 finalists will receive Arduino boards.

“At Mouser, we are committed to empowering innovation in engineering around the world,” says Kevin Hess, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “By partnering with Arduino, Microchip and Supplyframe for this incredible design competition, Mouser shows support for the engineers who are creating solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Microchip Technology is a leading provider of microcontroller, analogue, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time-to-market.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platforms based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino prototyping platforms are intended for artists, designers, beginners, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

To learn more about the Ultimate Arduino Challenge or to enter the contest, go to arduinochallenge.com

With its broad product line and focus on customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks a wide selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information and engineering tools.

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