Earlier this year, Distrelec launched an Automation & Robotics Contest that invited our community to help advance Industry 4.0 leveraging the Arduino ecosystem. Submissions were required to use Arduino hardware—ranging from WiFi (MKR1000 and Yún Rev2) to GSM/narrowband (MKR FOX 1200, MKR WAN 1300, and MKR GSM 1400) to feature-rich boards like the popular Mega and Due—along with Arduino Create to set up, control, and connect their devices.
Fast forward five months and the winning entries have now been selected, with the top project receiving a Keithley DMM6500 Bench Top Multimeter and a trip to Maker Faire Rome to showcase their work. Other prizes included a Weller WT1010 Set (2nd place) and Grove Starter Kits for Arduino (3rd-10th).
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the winners!
1st Place: Arduino Data Glasses for My Multimeter
Runner-Up: Accessibility Controls for Droids
Runner-Up: Skating Robot
Runner-Up: Autonomous Home Assistant Robot
Runner-Up: Object Avoiding FSM Robot Arm
Runner-Up: Automatic Monorail Control
Runner-Up: Robot Arm Controlled Through Ethernet
Congratulations to everyone! Be sure to also check out the contest page to browse through several other projects, such as an IoT platform for vehicles, a universal CNC machine, a gesture-controlled robotic arm, and more!