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Overview, an Avnet division, is the world’s fastest growing developer community for learning, programming, and building hardware.


Industry: Collaboration, Hardware, Social Media

Headquarters Regions: San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US

Founded: 2013

Founders: Adam BenzionBen Larralde


  • The HoverGames Challenge 1: Fight Fire with Flyers contest is a series of hands-on virtual embedded hardware and coding challenge by Hackster. Submit solutions that will enable the HoverGames drone to help the firefighters during their duties. It is open to all developers worldwide.Winners prize is up to $13,000.
  • The Secure Everything with Azure Sphere contest with Avnet and Microsoft. The contest is for engineers and developers globally to create highly secured MCU-powered projects using Azure Sphere. Prizes of up to $35,000 will be given to the top 510 projects! Submit your application here.
  • Machine Money: Empowering Devices with Wallets contest with IOTA provides up to $3,000+ of prizes. The contestants are required to implement an IOTA wallet in a device and change the way in devices interact with each other and humans.
  • Bring Intelligence to the Real World is a contest by Avnet, Microsoft, and Octonion. Using the AI Studio, the contestants are required to build an AI model for motion and/or vibration analysis using AI at the Edge. The SmartEdge Agile with the Brainium portal provide all that is needed to develop and deploy an intelligent IoT project.
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  • The Sigfox Universities Challenge 2019 is a global challenge with the aim to encourage university students (undergraduates and graduates) to use Sigfox Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. The top 60 projects will win hundreds of dollars based on the judging criteria.
  • Voice AI Hardware Challenge with Matrix Labs and Snips. Open to solutions designed for voice experiences that animate interactions on edge-based, offline, and private by design platforms.
  • Exploring and Understanding Our Connected World contest with Particle is accepting projects that connect the world around us using the Particle technology. Your project must address an issue impacting, or caused by, the environmental factors.
  • The Code Factor is an online coding competition with over $15,000 worth of prices to be won. The competition is online and sponsored by Microsoft.
  • FPGA Design Essentials Workshop is designed to teach about state machines, FPGA design applied maths, advanced algorithms to professional engineers at affordable cost of $19.99.

More opportunities will be added with time and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!