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Adafruit Pi Zero Contest

Hackaday and Adafruit are running a contest featuring the Raspberry Pi Zero

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:00 am PST - Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:59 pm PST Local time zone:
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Hackaday and Adafruit are teaming up to bring you the Pi Zero Contest. Unless you’ve been hiding out in your workshop for the past month or so, you probably already know The Pi Zero is the $5 Linux-based computer which has been taking the world by storm. Think you have the next great project for this single-board computer? Enter it for a chance to take home one of three $100 gift certificates to the Hackaday Store. We know Zeros have been hard to find, so we’ll be giving away 10 of them before the contest is over. Even if you don’t have a Pi Zero, read on!

This is all about documenting quality projects to Hackaday.io. We’re looking for well thought out, well documented builds intended for the Pi Zero. Any project submitted to this contest can also be rolled over to the 2016 Hackaday Prize. Think of it as getting a head start.

  • From February 2nd, to February 20th, Lady Ada will make 10 ‘From the Desk of Lady Ada’ broadcasts focusing on this contest. During each broadcast she will present an idea for a Pi Zero Project. You don’t have to build Lady Ada’s projects, they’re starter ideas to get your wheels turning. If you don’t have a Raspberry Pi Zero, don’t worry! You can prototype with a Raspberry Pi Model B, or a Pi 2. There are also 10 Pi Zero boards up for grabs before the contest is over.
  • The deadline for winning a Pi Zero is 12:00am PST February 25th, 2016. The judges will pick the 10 most well thought out and well documented projects.
  • On February 29th, the judges will announce the winners of 10 Raspberry Pi Zero boards.
  • The grand prize for this contest is one of three $100 gift cards to the Hackaday store. The deadline to enter is 12:00 am PST March 14th, 2016.

Entering is easy. All you have to do is submit your project. Just click the “Submit to” drop down list on your project page. Then select Adafruit Pi Zero Contest.

If you want to share your project on social media, use #PiHackAda.

So fire up your soldering irons, warm up your 3D printers, and load up your favorite code editor. It’s time to start hacking!

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demo wrote 03/28/2016 at 03:56 point

Hi,Adafruit. Your post is professional in raspberry pi! Are you interest in cooperation? 

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txdo.msk wrote 03/15/2016 at 16:19 point

just out of curiosity, why does the calendar entry on the contest page say 3/13 As the due date, but the bulleted description mentions 3/14 As the due date?

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txdo.msk wrote 03/01/2016 at 03:19 point

I have a feeling the Pi Zero Winners already know.  Just gotta do more work on the project for...

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tomwsmf wrote 03/01/2016 at 01:48 point

The contest is not over today. Today will be to see which 10 get PiZeros. The Contest though goes on till mid March. Keep on keeping on. 

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Jiayang He wrote 03/01/2016 at 01:49 point

ik, but when are the 10 PiZeros "owners" going to be announced?

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tomwsmf wrote 03/01/2016 at 01:51 point

Yea, it is a refresh issue :)-

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Jiayang He wrote 03/01/2016 at 02:14 point

what do you mean by the refresh issue??

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Fairhopeguy wrote 03/01/2016 at 00:35 point

when are the winners going to be up and where? I want to see who won the contest?...

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Jiayang He wrote 03/01/2016 at 00:45 point

Waiting too. Ahhhhhhh

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Adam Fabio wrote 03/01/2016 at 04:10 point

The winners have been announced! Congrats to everyone

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Jiayang He wrote 02/29/2016 at 20:56 point

When are the results of the ten pis gonna be up? Really eagerly waiting to see if I can build my project.

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alanhlong wrote 02/27/2016 at 10:52 point

really like to learn more about piero some of the commen's I see about if you could dream it there someway it possible. Well if so I got 60 different ideas in ways I could bring it to SEMA.  And I really even come closes of ideas to stop . Ever time I start talking to someone just one way we could use it  a 100 more pathway off the the idea flashes in my mind. Need help I get lost so hast in different ideas  just trying to read  about  the PI.

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Ian Klatzco wrote 02/22/2016 at 02:11 point

Heyo, does this contest exclusively look for pi-related documenting, or are other projects fair game too?

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Adam Fabio wrote 02/29/2016 at 05:52 point

We're only looking for Pi Zero entries for this contest (though you can use an older Pi if you don't have a Zero on hand). However, you can upload any project here on Hackaday.io

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Die, Master Monkey! wrote 02/21/2016 at 01:16 point

Hiya! Hey can anyone confirm my reading that submissions are accepted through Feb 24th inclusive? Thanks in advance and good luck everyone!

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Adam Fabio wrote 02/21/2016 at 02:49 point

Yup!  That's the deadline to be in it to win a Pi. The deadline to win the gift certificate is March 13th inclusive.  

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Die, Master Monkey! wrote 02/22/2016 at 00:27 point

Thanks!

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txdo.msk wrote 02/17/2016 at 18:35 point

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;-)

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nistvan.86 wrote 02/17/2016 at 16:36 point

Would it be possible to do a video about debugging the Pi Zero with JTAG? My FT2232H module is on the way. I was about to dig deep into bare metal development, prepared the environment already and tested some applications from this repository: https://github.com/dwelch67/raspberrypi

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esot.eric wrote 02/18/2016 at 03:57 point

AWESOME link, thank you for that!

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Kemal Ficici wrote 02/11/2016 at 04:03 point

Autonomous cars acting as a mesh network! Pi zero's work perfectly for my project! If only I could get one for under $10 :(

kemalficici.wordpress.com

https://hackaday.io/project/9448-building-a-better-autonomous-car

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Flavio wrote 02/11/2016 at 02:52 point

As a project idea, I would like to use HT1632(C) matrix panel with the Raspberry PI. I'm familiar on how to do that using Arduino with the library [1] from Adafruit. Would you know if that has been ported to work in a RPI? I'm new to RPI so any pointers on porting are much appreciated.

Thanks! 

-- flaviof

[1]: https://github.com/adafruit/HT1632

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 02/10/2016 at 15:02 point

Last night's video about sound!: 

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cuyler wilkinson wrote 02/09/2016 at 05:18 point

would you tell me where the $5 boards are?

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Adam Fabio wrote 02/09/2016 at 05:44 point

The $5 Raspberry Pi Zeros are all over the place - but they're hard to find in stock right now. That's the reason we're offering free boards as part of the contest. 

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cuyler wilkinson wrote 02/09/2016 at 06:30 point

i checked for them and the going price is $25 up on e-prey! Honestly I thought I've a cell phone with web on it , the only next thing would be  chip embeds in us humans. Dogs already have them. Maybe that's a thou---never mind!

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Tony wrote 02/15/2016 at 21:32 point

I'm waiting for mine from MagPi magazine. I just purchased a 6 month subscription and they include a MagPi#40 which contains the free PiZero....cant wait to get it!

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 02/06/2016 at 18:39 point

Tonight! 9pm ET, 2/6/2016, Saturday night: LadyAda will be having a PiHackAda LIVE video, she'll be there answering all questions about Pi Zero, it will be here: https://www.youtube.com/adafruit/live

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 02/03/2016 at 15:38 point

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notme wrote 02/02/2016 at 20:22 point

Look for images that flutter, the stiller you are the more you'll notice them. 

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 02/02/2016 at 15:32 point

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Radomir Dopieralski wrote 02/02/2016 at 08:47 point

So I clicked "Submit your project to..." then selected "Adafruit Pi Zero Contest" and got a message "Thank you for submitting to Trinket Everyday Carry Contest"... Um, what?

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 02/02/2016 at 19:11 point

fixed!

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Radomir Dopieralski wrote 02/02/2016 at 20:50 point

Awesome! Thanks!

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