We love Arduino and we love contests, so let's have an Arduino Contest! We've teamed up with the cool folks at CuteDigi to sponsor a most amazing Arduino Contest where anything and everything awesome that's made with the help of an Arduino-compatible device can be entered. We'll be giving out lots and lots of Arduino-related prizes.

CuteDigi sells lots of DIY gadgets like the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the pcDuino, a mini-PC whose headers are compatible with Arduino. This is a new and powerful tool and as a special bonus the first 50 entrants into the contest will receive a pcDuino. So just post any new Arduino-related Instructable and you can be trying out the pcDuino for yourself.

To make it a little more interesting, we have TWO Grand Prizes. One for any Arduino project and the other is for using an Arduino with a mini-PC such as a Raspberry Pi or the pcDuino.

So what are you waiting for? Grab an Arduino-compatible device and get going! Make those LEDs flash, turn those servos, read the inputs, and be sure to document it all very well to win an awesome prize! We can't wait to see what it is.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), June 10, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, September 2, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Arduino Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

15 PRIZES

Grand Prize (2 winners)

One Grand Prize is open to any Arduino-related entry and the other is for an entry that uses both an Arduino-compatible device and a mini-PC such as a Raspberry Pi or a pcDuino.

Each grand prize winner will receive:
  • pcDuino
  • Clear Enclosure for pcDuino/Arduino
  • T Board to Bridge Arduino Shield to pcDuino with Level Shifter
  • RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 512MB RAM
  • Cuhead WiFi Shield V2.0
  • LinkSprite Bluethooth Shield for Arduino
  • GPS Shield with SD Slot for Arduino V3
  • Rover: WiFi Remote Control Robot with WiFi Video Camera
  • DLNA/Airplay WiFi video HDMI dongle, Mirror PC to HDMI

First Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive
  • pcDuino
  • Clear Enclosure for pcDuino/Arduino
  • T Board to Bridge Arduino Shield to pcDuino with Level Shifter
  • RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 512MB RAM
  • Cuhead WiFi Shield V2.0
  • LinkSprite Bluetooth Shield for Arduino
  • GPS Shield with SD Slot for Arduino V3

Second Prize (10 winners)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:
  • pcDuino
  • Clear Enclosure for pcDuino/Arduino
  • T Board to Bridge Arduino Shield to pcDuino with Level Shifter
  • RASPBERRY PI MODEL B 512MB RAM
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jun 10, 2013 and Sep 2, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Arduino Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.