The SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green IoT Contest

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FAQ

General


Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

Do I need to participate in the pre-contest to submit a project?

No, you're welcome to submit an entry for the contest even if you haven't participated or won in the pre-contest.

I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry; however, we might favor a newer entry if it is considerably better than the original. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at help@hackster.io to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?

Pre-contest idea submission begins on 1/8/2016 and closes 2/22/2016:

  • You must create a free Hackster.io account and register as a participant for this contest.
  • Your original idea must be submitted via the idea form. All ideas must be submitted in the English language.

Your idea must be for a technology having to do with super heros or super powers.

Contest project submission opens on 2/26/2016 and closes 3/31/2016:

  • Your project must be created using the SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green.
  • Your final project must be fully documented on Hackster per the “project” template.
  • Your final project must be submitted as within the projects template.
  • Your final project must consist of the following materials:
    • Images
    • Instructions
    • BOM
    • Schematics
    • Code
    • CAD if any

In addition:

  • your entry must be your own original work; and
  • your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
  • your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.

 

What are the judging criteria?

Winners are selected based on the following criteria: 

Pre-contest idea submission begins on 1/8/2016 and closes 2/22/2016:

  • Presentation (40 points)
    • The way you describe and present your idea. The easier to understand, the better!
  • Use of the BeagleBone Green (40 points)
    • Are you using the BBG to the full extent of its potential? Are you using it in ways never seen before?
  • Creativity (20 points)
    • Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea). It should relate to super heros or super powers.

Contest project submission opens on 2/26/2016 and closes 3/31/2016:

  • Project Documentation (60 points)
    • Story/Instructions – Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or video (20 points)
    • BOM – Detail the hardware components as well as apps you used (10 points)
    • Schematics – Use software like Fritzing.org, draw your circuit diagrams, and/or take detailed photographs (10 points)
    • Code – Include working code with helpful comments (20 points)
    • Great photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. Ask yourself: "If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?"
  • Creativity (40 points)
    • Your idea doesn't have to be original, but it should be creative (a fresh take on an old idea is often worth as much as a brand new idea). It should relate to the super heros or super powers theme.

 

What are the prizes?
First Prize
  • Paid Trip to Maker Faire Shenzhen 2016 ($3,000) + $900 SeeedStudio Store coupon + Designed for Manufacturing Review
Second Prize
  • Paid Trip to Maker Faire Shenzhen 2016 ($3,000) + $400 SeeedStudio Store coupon + Designed for Manufacturing Review
Third Prize
  • Paid Trip to Maker Faire Shenzhen ($3,000) + $200 SeeedStudio Store coupon + Designed for Manufacturing Review
What are the steps to enter the contest?

Pre-contest idea submission begins on 1/8/2016 and closes 2/22/2016:

  1. If you are not already a member, you will need to create a free Hackster.io account.
  2. Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant" on the main contest page.
  3. Submit your idea for super heros or super power themed technology by clicking "Submit my idea for the pre-contest" and filling in the form.
  4. One submission per person.
  5. Teams of any size are allowed.
  6. Participant agrees to pay local tax at custom if applicable in order to receive the BeagleBone Green shipment.

Contest project submission opens on 2/26/2016 and closes 3/31/2016:

  1. Build your project using the BBG
  2. Add a new project by clicking the + symbol at the top right side of the screen and follow the submission template.
  3. Share detailed instructions with images in the story section
  4. Share the bill of materials
  5. Share the electronics schematics
  6. Share the source code (optionally via Github or Bitbucket)
  7. Share the CAD files if any

 

What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

February 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM PT

Submissions close:

March 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced:

April 1, 2016

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Pre-contest winners will be announced by February 26, 2016. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Contest winners will be announced on April 1, 2016. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are a hobbyist or professional in the field of technology development;and
    • If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Challenges.
  • You are NOT a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria; and
    • US. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
  • You are not involved the execution or administration of this Challenge;and
  • You are not an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, child) or household member of a Hackster employee.

 

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