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Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining Intel Hacks! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Note that there are two rounds in this competition:

Idea Round: Submit your idea (including a wireframe or sketch of your build plan) by June 6 at 5pm ET to be considered for a free Arduino 101 and Grove Starter Kit! Already have an Arduino 101? Then you can start building right away!

Build Round: Build an IoT project with Arduino 101. Even if you don’t qualify for a free kit, you can still participate using your own Arduino 101. All finished projects are due July 28 at 5pm ET.

Here’s how to get started on building your Arduino 101–powered IoT project:

  1. Plan your idea. Visit the resources page to learn more about how to create wireframes and how to build with Arduino 101 and the Grove Sensor Kit (NOTE: Using the Grove Sensor Kit is not required).
  2. If you want to receive a free Arduino 101 and Grove Sensor Kit, get a head start on your Idea submission. Check out the Ideas submission form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements.
  3. If you already have an Arduino 101, get a head start on your Build submission. Check out the submission requirements. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together.
  4. Optional (but recommended!): Form a team. Thinking about buddying up? Visit the participants page to find and meet teammates. You can see who else is looking for a teammate, check out what’s in their portfolio, and send them a message to connect. Consider signing up for the hackathon Slack channel, too, where you can also meet & chat with other hackers.

We’re looking forward to reviewing your clever hardware hack!


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