Massimo Banzi, CEO of Arduino.cc has announced the World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge in collaboration with Microsoft and Hackster.io and created a video to explain more about the change.
Arduino has partnered with Adafruit, Atmel, Arduino and Microsoft to bring you our best Maker contest yet and will be giving away 1000 new Arduino MKR1000 (US only) and Genuino MKR1000 (Outside US) boards. If you liked this you might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter
Check out the video below to learn more, Arduino explains more on their website about the different Phases :
We’re calling all inventors, artists, makers and developers to show the world what you can create with Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Azure and the new Arduino MKR1000 (US only) and Genuino* MKR1000 (Outside US) or the Arduino UNO. Earn bonus points by tapping into the power of Microsoft Azure cloud to capture, analyze, and visualize your data with Azure IoT Suite, Azure IoT Hub, Stream Analytics and Machine Learning.
The 1,000 makers who submit the best project ideas will win the newly released Arduino MKR1000 (US only) and Genuino MKR1000 (Outside US) boards. If you win, you’ll be one of the first people on earth to get hold of these precious boards! The MKR1000 is a small SoC (System on Chip) that combines the functionality of the Arduino Zero and Arduino Wi-Fi Shield.
We will award the three winners who submit the best completed projects. The prizes for these three finalists are the most exciting of all: a fully-funded (up to $1,500) trip to Maker Faire Shenzhen, New York, Bay Area or Rome; a chance to present your creation at the Microsoft and the Arduino & Genuino booths; a professional video production of you and your creation; and a whopping $500 gift certificate to Adafruit.
Also if you are interested in an easy weather based project you might be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers a way to start tracking the strength of the wind in your area in mph.