Smart Home Innovation Contest

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $3000
  • Entries Received: 270
  • Winner: jcandaele

Contest Brief

Silicon Labs and Arrow Electronics, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TE Connectivity (TE), are launching a contest to spark technology innovation to inspire the next best smart home idea.

Smart home technology transforms our lives, infusing a new level of convenience, control, security and efficiency in our daily routines. This proliferation of smart home devices into everyday spaces has transformed consumers' expectations for simplicity in user experience and hardware integration.

As leading technology providers in the IoT industry, Arrow Electronics, Silicon Labs, AWS, and TE Connectivity are looking to find and support the next ground breaking smart home ideas that bring inventive and original solutions to solve the challenges consumers face in their homes. In this contest, we encourage you to submit an idea that solves old or new problems in the home.

Participants have the opportunity to win a share of $5,500 USD cash by submitting a 2+ page write up explaining their cutting-edge smart home idea and how the Silicon Labs wireless, TE sensors, and AWS IoT Core technologies will power their solution.

How to Apply:
To enter the 2020 Smart Home Innovation Contest, please submit a 2+ page write up or short presentation outlining your smart home idea and the challenge it solves. Your proposal will need to incorporate the use of sensors, wireless connectivity and the cloud. For inspiration, check out our recommended tools for smart home development from Silicon Labs, AWS, and TE Connectivity (chart below).

Recommended Tools for Smart Home Development
• Silicon Labs Bluetooth 5.2: BG22 Thunderboard, SLTB010A
• Silicon Labs Z-Wave: Z-Wave 700 Dev Kit SLWSTK6050A
• Silicon Labs Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread: Zigbee & Thread Dev Kit SLWSTK6006A
• Silicon Labs Bluetooth 5, Z-Wave, Zigbee/Thread: SENTIMATE
• TE Connectivity PTH Combination Digital Sensor: MS860702BA01-50
• TE Connectivity low profile, gel-filled, ultra-compact watertight pressure sensor: MS860702BA01-50
• AWS IoT Core: AWS managed cloud service that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices.
• AWS Free RTOS: AWS Free RTOS is an open source, real-time operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage.
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Prizes:
$3,000 USD First Prize
$1,500 USD Second Prize
$1,000 USD Third Prize

Judging Criteria:
Reports and presentations will be judged based on the following criteria:
• Creativity and disruptiveness of smart home solution idea.
• Thoughtfulness and depth of explanation of the solution.
o What does it do and what problem does it solve? How does it work?
• Feasibility of the solution.
• Integration of sensors, wireless connectivity, and the cloud.
• For your entry to be considered, it must be written in English and delivered in a PDF file format.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Arrow Electronics, Inc.
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Please note that this is not a logo contest.

    • 4 months ago
    1. koolguyeu
      koolguyeu
      • 3 months ago

      give me five star please

      • 3 months ago
    2. koolguyeu
      koolguyeu
      • 2 months ago

      Smart Control of growing conditions for houseplants is not much different from my idea proposal 'loggear™ : smarthome program for log house '. choose me for second or third place.

      • 2 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 2 months ago

    Smart Control of growing conditions for houseplants is not much different from my idea proposal 'loggear™ : smarthome program for log house '. choose me for second or third place.

    • 2 months ago
  • thaliarodrigues
    thaliarodrigues
    • 3 months ago

    who won second and third position?

    • 3 months ago
    1. Arrow Electronics, Inc.
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Hi! We are in the process of awarding second and third place

      • 3 months ago
    2. koolguyeu
      koolguyeu
      • 2 months ago

      Smart Control of growing conditions for houseplants is not much different from my idea proposal 'loggear™ : smarthome program for log house '. choose me for second or third place.

      • 2 months ago
  • NethmieYR
    NethmieYR
    • 3 months ago

    Can we know, what does it mean by the bookmarked symbol for some entries?

    • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    Please contest holder reconsider my entry for stars, Read it once I don't want your money, but still feel I deserve more than 1 star after reading a few good entries.

    • 3 months ago
  • lisajohnv
    lisajohnv
    • 3 months ago

    I just noticed this contest wasn't guaranteed. What happens if they do not chose a winner?

    • 3 months ago
  • SIEORA
    SIEORA
    • 3 months ago

    I have a proposal with me with novel idea on this area.. Can i get a link to apply to this?

    • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    change the star rating my entries too, into 5 star

    • 3 months ago
  • Mirai7763
    Mirai7763
    • 3 months ago

    Guys , stop attacking the contest holder , it doesn't matter how hard you working on your writting if the idea does not initially fit what they have in mind , I got 2 star and I don't complain , just move on don't be such kids

    • 3 months ago
    1. SidratulHashin
      SidratulHashin
      • 3 months ago

      @Kevin R. I totally agree with you sir!

      • 3 months ago
    2. koolguyeu
      koolguyeu
      • 3 months ago

      please don't just depend on the star and rating, choose the best

      • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    please don't just depend on the star and rating, choose the best

    • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    My entry contains 2988 words,
    for average reading speed, is around =130 words per minute
    The total time taken to read my entry =2988 divided by 130=23 minutes to read.
    I submitted my entry at around 8:00 pm IST 2 July, and your rating mail came at 1:13 am IST 3 July.
    The total time you all took to verify =1:13 am minus 8:00 pm= 5hour 13 minutes(approx). When I submitted my entry the last rating was around 400th entry(was just rated).
    My entry was 426th entry, so the total number of entries rated before me is =426 minus 400 =26.
    Now average time spend for rating each entries= 5 hourn13 minutes divided by 26=12.03minutes=12 minutes 18 seconds.
    So you all have spent 12 minutes 18 seconds on each entry to rate.
    My entry will take 23 minutes(see the above proof) to READ and you all took 12 minutes 18 seconds on average on each entry to RATE...

    • 3 months ago
    1. SidratulHashin
      SidratulHashin
      • 3 months ago

      And it is very usual that your entry would be rated with respect your idea (First 500 words) because this is an 'idea' contest indeed. In the description, it is lucidly mentioned in the first para that," ...contest to... smart home 'idea'." In third para,"...ground breaking smart home 'ideas' that..." In forth para,"...their cutting-edge smart home 'idea' and..." So, it is totally logical to rate an entry just reading its idea as it is an idea contest.

      • 3 months ago
    2. SidratulHashin
      SidratulHashin
      • 3 months ago

      Please take no offence and do not take it personally. I just meant to discuss the point.

      • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    please don't just depend on the star and rating, choose the best

    • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    One last message to contest holder please don't have bot reply "Please note that this is not a logo contest".This is a real-world contest so have a proper reply.

    • 3 months ago
    1. SidratulHashin
      SidratulHashin
      • 3 months ago

      How can "Please note that this is not a logo contest" be a bot reply? This particular statement has been stated for only one time in the Public Clarification Board by the contest holder!

      • 3 months ago
    2. maharaj07
      maharaj07
      • 3 months ago

      With the word "bot" I meant contest holders are robotic with their replies, after so much of texting and waiting if someone doesn't reply, not follows their own rules or mobocracy, It rather makes a sense that I am talking to a robot whose neural network algorithms are having fixed reply as "Please note that this is not a logo contest".

      • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    Is it fair to get no reply from your side after waiting for 2days?

    • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    #contest holders, I have carefully observed that same person #344 entry had got 4 stars once and #432 entry by the same person has got1 star once, I know multiple entries are possible but after editing all error if someone enters his second entry then its rare probability that his rating to be lowered.

    • 3 months ago
    1. maharaj07
      maharaj07
      • 3 months ago

      This is also a proof.

      • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    #426 This is really heartbreaking for me, to get 1 star. Truly speaking I spend almost 1 month working on this project implementing the best ideas possible, doing thousands of searches, minimizing the content, writing about how to implement it on the ground level. Please contest holders recheck my entry. Today I am feeling worthless about myself and my academic gold medals. Based on my experiences from many hackathons, I truly believe "I do not deserve 1 star".

    • 3 months ago
    1. Yqo
      Yqo
      • 3 months ago

      did you submit a logo? because this isn't a logo contest

      • 3 months ago
    2. maharaj07
      maharaj07
      • 3 months ago

      @Yqo , Yes I know. I have gone through every detail precisely.

      • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    So definitely judges are not considering the mentioned criteria and just randomly giving stars to anyone they suppose.

    • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    If other contestants agree with my proof just have a reply tagging my message, because I believe this could happen with anyone among us, including the one who would be declared the winner.

    • 3 months ago
  • maharaj07
    maharaj07
    • 3 months ago

    So I firmly believe my entry is not considered correctly, and needs to be rerated.

    • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    heartbreaking I am feeling worthless, 9 entries with no five stars, i dont deserve 3 star maximum, i dont deserve to loose. please reconsider the rate to get a chance for the winner

    • 3 months ago
  • shamrat42
    shamrat42
    • 3 months ago

    Please do #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • Edwardtising
    Edwardtising
    • 3 months ago

    #extended pls

    • 3 months ago
  • shahinurislam9
    shahinurislam9
    • 3 months ago

    please check my design this design not a logo design. the design was a Smart Home ida#430#431

    • 3 months ago
  • rayhantech5
    rayhantech5
    • 3 months ago

    I have submitted my entry. Please check it #419

    • 3 months ago
  • adarshkjames
    adarshkjames
    • 3 months ago

    #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • Armanbeer
    Armanbeer
    • 3 months ago

    Please check entry #414

    • 3 months ago
  • Midosafa
    Midosafa
    • 3 months ago

    #extended #extended Pls.

    • 3 months ago
  • luisfelipesena
    luisfelipesena
    • 3 months ago

    Please Check #409

    • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    win alot entries submitted

    • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    more rate, 5 star please

    • 3 months ago
  • koolguyeu
    koolguyeu
    • 3 months ago

    #388

    • 3 months ago
  • haziqnaeem
    haziqnaeem
    • 3 months ago

    Please check #403

    • 3 months ago
  • luisfelipesena
    luisfelipesena
    • 3 months ago

    please check entry #401 #increaseprize

    • 3 months ago
  • yayansarira90
    yayansarira90
    • 3 months ago

    UP #398 .

    • 3 months ago
  • ASAASBUILDERS
    ASAASBUILDERS
    • 3 months ago

    Need to pay attention, please for ENTRY #394. THANKS

    • 3 months ago
  • Mirai7763
    Mirai7763
    • 3 months ago

    #331 high potential

    • 3 months ago
    1. lisajohnv
      lisajohnv
      • 3 months ago

      I thought mine was too bro. Same rating as yours.

      • 3 months ago

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