Automation At Home with Arduino and Cayenne Contest

Win a FREE trip to Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 to showcase your project!

Contest Announcement

Arduino is the go-to prototyping board for creating all kinds of IoT electronics projects and hacks. myDevices created the world’s first drag-and-drop IoT project builder, Cayenne, to bring these Arduino projects to life. From home automation to environmental monitoring and smart agriculture, Arduino and myDevices are pioneers in the IoT space; empowering millions of makers and developers across the world to easily build projects, prototypes, and solutions.

To honor all makers and developers, Arduino and myDevices have teamed up for an online project submission contest where the winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 to display their project in Arduino’s booth! There is no project too big or too small. Runners-up will get first access to Arduino’s upcoming release of LoRaWAN enabled shields! The focus for this contest will be on automation and monitoring around the home.



Contest Begins:

February 24th, 2017

Submission Deadline:

April 10th, 2017

Winners Announced:

April 14th, 2017



Some conditions apply; please see below.

1st place: All-expenses-paid trip to Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

2nd place: $200 USD + free shipment of Arduino LoRa node shield

3rd place: $150 USD + free shipment of Arduino LoRa node shield

4th place: $100 USD + free shipment of Arduino LoRa node shield

5th place – 10th place: $50 USD

11th place – 20th place: $25 USD

First 100 valid submissions will receive Arduino & Cayenne swag: t-shirt, bags, stickers, pins, etc.!


Project Submission Requirements

– Project Focus: Automation and monitoring around the home. Examples: Home automation, room monitoring, home security, plant or aquarium monitoring

– Project must be portable enough to be displayed in Arduino’s Maker Faire booth

– Project must be able to function unattended inside the booth

– Must use Cayenne, myDevices’ IoT Project Builder. Sign up for free account, here.

– Must use at least 1 Arduino board

– Project must be submitted using template on the Cayenne community forum


Criteria, Judges, Mentors


Judging Criteria

– Interaction of Arduino hardware and Cayenne software with various areas of the home

– Use of Cayenne’s Triggers, Alerts, and Scheduling features

– Number of devices and sensors connected

– Real world practicality and usability




Giovanni Gentile on myDevices Cayenne IoT Arduino Contest Page Chris Aviles on myDevices Cayenne IoT Arduino Contest Page

Giovanni Gentile: Milan, Italy

IoT, Automation, Maker Expert | @masteruan

Chris Aviles: New Jersey, USA

EdTech’er, Maker, Google Innovator | @TechedUpTeacher

Andrew Miller on myDevices Cayenne IoT Arduino Contest Page  Ken Burns on myDevices Cayenne IoT Arduino Contest Page

Andrew Miller: Florida, USA

Founder & CEO of | @makerspaces_com

Ken Burns: Ohio, USA

Founder & President of | @TinyCircuits



We’ve lined up the following mentors to support you in creating your projects. 

Benny Estes: Cayenne Community Leader, myDevices

Rob Siegel: Technical Product Manager, myDevices

Tenaya Hurst: Education Accounts Manager, Arduino

Adam Sage: Cayenne, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi Expert

Craig Lee: IoT Technology Expert



The Fine Print

All expenses-paid trip prize includes: airfare/transportation to the event, lodging, meals, and Maker Faire event ticket. The total of this prize is not to exceed $1,000 USD. 1st place winner must be a resident in North America. All other prize eligibility is open to worldwide participation. Developer Edition LoRa node shields will be sent when ready to ship. Only the first 100 valid project submissions are guaranteed Arduino & Cayenne swag prize awards.

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