Make With Mesh: The Cypress & Digi-Key Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest Sponsored by Embedded Computing Design

March 21, 2019 Embedded Computing Design

Win up to $2000US by building a Bluetooth 5 IoT project with one (or both, or multiple!) of our CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 Kits!

 Our role at Cypress is to give innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers the tools to create breakthrough products and disrupt markets–in record time. That is why, as the leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the IoT, Cypress, in partnership with Digi-Key, is announcing the Make With Mesh: The Cypress & Digi-Key Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest.

For this contest, we will be accepting design ideas until June 14, 2019. Winners of free kits will be announced on June 21 and those selected will receive their FREE kits. (Kits will be sent out before June 28). From June 28 – August 9, semi-finalists will create their final projects. Final projects must have a video created showcasing their project and video submissions must be sent to meshdesignchallenge@opensysmedia.com.

Learn more about the giveaway here.

Winners will be announced on August 16.

First Place: $2,000US
Second Place: $750US
Third Place: $500US

Cypress’ latest cutting-edge Bluetooth technology, the CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 SoC – provides developers with the capabilities needed for their next great IoT design: Ultra-low-power consumption as well as full support for Bluetooth Mesh. Bluetooth Mesh will be revolutionizing the way IoT devices interact and exchange data in Smart Home, Industrial, Healthcare, and other networks. Cypress has a leading position in this emerging technology by providing the industry’s first SIG-compliant Bluetooth Mesh Solution to the market.

For example, Sylvania has come out with a Smart Bulb that implements Cypress’ Bluetooth Mesh solution – making Cypress the only company with a Bluetooth 5 SIG Mesh solution on the market today. Check it out here. CYW20819 is Dual-Mode Bluetooth compliant supporting both.

Now we want all you in on the fun! In this design contest, we are challenging your creative minds to see what kind of Bluetooth 5 IoT project you can build with one (or both, or multiple!) of our CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 Kits:

CYW20819 Bluetooth 5 Arduino Eval Board (CYW920819EVB-02)

A flexible prototyping platform for CYW20819 that provides a Motion Sensor, Thermistor, and Arduino-compatible headers to allow you to expand functionality with off-the-shelf shields:

CYW 20819 Documentation, API, and Example Code Online Guide

EZ-BT™ Bluetooth Mesh Development Kit (CYBT-213043-MESH)

This development platform provides four Bluetooth Mesh enabled nodes, allowing you to quickly and easily create your own Bluetooth Mesh network. Each node provides a certified Bluetooth module featuring the CYW20819 SoC, as well as an RGB LED, Ambient Light Sensor, Thermistor, and PIR Motion Sensor. This platform offers a best-in-class user experience with multiple mesh example projects and Android / iOS mobile applications to provision a mesh network.

Software & Resources

Cypress provides software development environments for the CYW20819 Arduino Eval Board and CYW20819 Bluetooth Mesh Eval Kit, as well as full user guides, application notes, and example projects including: Bluetooth Mesh, Temperature Sensor, Beacon, and more. Check out the links below to help you make your project successful and get closer to winning one of our grand prizes.  

Tell us what you’d like to build by entering the design contest below.

Design Challenge Rules

Submissions to the Make with Mesh: The Cypress & Digi-Key Bluetooth 5 IoT Design Contest must meet all standards defined in the Design Challenge Rules to qualify for any available prize.

Click here to see the official rules.

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