Welcome to Hackaday's Enlightened Raspberry Pi Contest. This contest is all about building and documenting great projects with everyone's favorite Linux powered single board computer, the Raspberry Pi.
Elightened Raspberry Pi Contest rules:
- Contest entry deadline is 9pm PT Tuesday, November 8 2016
- This contest is open to any Raspberry Pi branded board.
- Projects must fill out the description, details, instructions, components, and build instructions.
- Projects must be open source. Source code, schematics, and board layouts for the project software must be either posted in the files section, or include a link to a public repository such as Github.
- All entries will be judged by Hackaday staff and at least eight (8) finalists will be chosen.
- Finalists will be judged by VIP judges for final ranking.
- Hackaday Staff, Employees of SupplyFrame, Judges or the family of any of the preceding are not eligible to take part in this contest. Everyone is still encouraged to build awesome stuff and show it off though.
- Can the entry be followed by someone with a moderate skill level? Projects should be documented so a person of moderate skill level could implement them. See below for a definition of moderate skill level.
- How complete is the entry? Projects don’t have to be complete or working to enter, however those which are finished and working by the deadline may be judged higher.
- How complete is the guide?
- How novel or interesting is the entry?
Words of Advice:
In preparing your entry, we suggest organizing your guide with the following in mind:
- Give us your one-sentence explanation as the "project description"
- The bulk of the guide should be presented in the "project details". Make use of the formatting tools
- Fill out the "project instructions" with the general roadmap for completing the guide. In-depth parts of the tutorial can be shared as project logs -- link to those from here and from the project details if need be.
- Add images to the gallery of your project page. Do so by clicking "Edit Project" in the upper right of your project page. It's also nice to add images within project details and project logs.
- Add links to your code repo, videos, etc. These are also added though the "Edit Project" screen and will appear in the left sidebar of your project page.
What is a Moderate Skill Level?
Projects should be documented so a person of moderate skill level could implement them. What’s a moderate skill level? Someone who knows their way around an Arduino, and they’re conversational with a Raspberry Pi -- Assume they understand basic wiring/C/Python. They know how to breadboard and solder. They also know how to download and flash an OS image onto a microSD card, and run simple linux utilities like nano. Beyond that, you have to show them.
We’re not asking you to re-invent the wheel here - if your project requires PIP, you can always link to a PIP tutorial.
Check out an example project right here: Building Schrödinger's Cat
Can we continue to update are projects while judging is going on?