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Arduino Day isn’t just Arduino’s birthday. It’s a celebration of the Arduino Community and its achievements. Creativity is the fuel that motivates our users to experiment, build amazing projects, push the boundaries of open-source hardware and software and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Arduino Undistancing

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Arduino Day contest (you can apply with this form) will be all about highlighting the incredible creativity of our community. This is our way of thanking our amazing users, whose passion, innovation and vision inspire us every day.

Inspiration and community participation have never been more vital than during the pandemic, so this year we’ve made a special effort to instill a feeling of inclusivity and bringing people together. So the whole event this year has been given a theme of “undistancing”. We want Arduino Day to encourage people to collaborate, and create as one; to close the distance between us all virtually, until we’re all able to get back together physically.

The community challenge embodies this same principle of bringing people together, which we’re hoping will provide a great source of inspiration for your projects.

Get Creative with Arduino

The Arduino Day 2021 Challenge will award the top 10 community projects that stand out for their creativity and innovation. The contest is open to everybody, whether you’re a beginner, a pro user, a student, or an artist. Everyone’s welcome to join the contest and share their innovative projects, big and small, with the rest of the community. 

We’ll select 10 projects that we feel demonstrate the most creative, innovative ideas, and send them an awesome Arduino Day box packed with our favorite boards, kits, and goodies, to a value of around €250 EUR/$280 USD. Moreover, the videos of the best projects will be featured on the official Arduino Day live stream that will take place on March 27th across all our channels! 

If you want to join in, please fill out this form and submit your project by March 24th.

Aside from a description, you’ll need to upload a video demonstrating your finished project (and if you’d like to add a happy birthday message to Arduino at the end, that’d be great!). The winners of the contest will be announced on Arduino Day during the live streaming (around 4pm CET). 

This post was first published on: Arduino Blog