This week we’re awarding a LightBlue Bean board to 50 projects entered in The Hackaday Prize.
We love this little board so much we put it in our store. It brings a microcontroller that has plenty of room and peripherals (and is quite well-known… the ATmega328) with the connectivity of Bluetooth Low Energy. If you’re planning on building something that needs processing power and connectivity with smartphones this is a good place to start. And this week you might just score one as part of the 2015 Hackaday Prize.
We’ll be looking for entries that are getting ready for the physical build and need connectivity. The best way to let us know your project should be one of the fifty winners is to post a new project log with your construction plans and how the Bean (or BTLE) would fit into that plan. Submit your build by next Wednesday (5/6) and you’re in the running!
We’re giving away $50,000 in prizes, 1/10 of the total Hackaday Prize pool during the build phase going on right now.
Last Week’s 30 Winners
Last week we were looking for great entries in need of circuit boards and boy, did we find a lot of them. Judging is super hard. We looked at all the entries and ended up with these 30 winners. Each will receive $50 to use for custom PCB manufacturing from OSH Park. We expect to see a lot more purple boards popping up on entry pages in the coming weeks! Congratulations to all winners. Each project creator will find prize info as a message on Hackaday.io.
- $100 CT Scanner
- Algorithmic Composter
- An IOT Device That Tells Dad the Stove is Off.
- Arduino MPPT Solar charging
- Binary Fuel Tank
- BLE IMU
- Dual channel battery charger
- eink Pi display
- ESP LUX
- eye drive wheelchair
- Gas Sensor For Emgergcy Workers
- Internet enabled smoke alarm
- Medical Tricorder
- Open Ground Penetrating Radar
- Open Source Cell Phone
- Pathfinder Haptic Navigation
- Portable environmental monitor
- Share the warmth
- Smart Fridge
- Smart Solar Lamp
- Terra Spider
- The Vision Project
- Wireless battery mouse
9 thoughts on “$50k In Play: Giving Away 50 LightBlue Bean This Week”
Had to keep rereading the list! Thank you so much!!
Thank you, HaD and OSH Park! Nevertheless I would like to donate the 50 USD to the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal – if possible.
A while back, I donated for a disaster relieve at work, the company matched our donations and the government also matched (from my other pocket) the amount. It was also a tax write off.
Sometime donating at the right place gets your money a multiplier… My government is also doing a match for private donations this time.
I finally won something. I’ll certainly be very useful. :)
I received a batch of PCB from China yesterday and hopefully the OSH ones would arrive next week.
Yay! Thanks Hackaday! I’m kinda low on budget for projects right now, so this is perfect! Now I just have to finish making my schematics into a proper Gerber
In case you didn’t know, OSHPark also accepts eagle format. Then again, it looks to me like a lot of us decided to go with KiCad.
Sadly the Beans still don’t have Linux support after so long time. Nor do they publish enough specifications for people to (easily) make their own, so it has this proprietary side there in an otherwise open platform. I imagine sniffing the BLE traffic shouldn’t be too troublesome, but why bother when there are other affordable BLE-with-Arduino-solutions available (ie. CC2540-based modules)..
I have one of those Beans in my drawer waiting for better times to arrive :).
When will the winners for this be announced since this supposedly ended yesterday…?
Here I’ll answer my own question.. The winners were listed in this followup:
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