Catch Up the Last Stop to Join AWS IoT Mega Contest!

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The popular AWS IoT Mega Contest organized by our friends from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is a few days away from closing. It has been quite excited to see so many participants creating amazing projects with AWS cloud and Grove IoT Starter Kits Powered by AWS! 🙂

Amazon Web Services just announced AWS IoT, a new service that connects devices easily and securely with the AWS cloud. You can build IoT applications that gather, process, analyze and act on trillions of data points generated by billions of connected devices faster than ever and over any infrastructure!


Post A Project And Automatically Receive:

$880 Worth Of Goodies including:

  • $100 AWS Credits
  • 1-Month AWS Support (Valued At $100)
  • AWS Technical Professional Training (Valued At $600)
  • $80 Credit For Self-Paced Labs
  • Plus Enter To Win Fire Tablet, Echo or Fire TV!

Get started:

  • Submit your idea of what you would make with AWS IoT.
  • Allow up to 48 hours for us to approve your idea.
  • will be giving away 20 AWS IoT Buttons to the top ideas!
  • Submit a buildable project using the AWS IoT buttonAWS IoT approved hardware, or your own hardware.
  • will announce 10 winners by February 8, 2016.

Step 1: Pick Your Hardware

MediaTek LinkIt™ ONE and Grove IoT Starter Kit Powered by AWS

AWS IoT Grove Kit for LinkIt One


Seeeduino Cloud and Grove IoT Starter Kit Powered by AWS

AWS IoT Grove Kit for Seeeduino


Intel® Edison and Grove IoT Starter Kit Powered by AWS

AWS Grove IoT Kit for Intel Edison


BeagleBone Green and Grove IoT Starter Kit Powered by AWS

AWS Grove IoT Kit for BBG

Step 2: Register To Participate 

Start by creating a free account on (or sign-in if already a member) and register for the contest by clicking “Register as a participant”. Then create your free AWS IoT Service account to get started.


Step 3: Submit Your Idea by November 8th 2015

  • Click “Submit your idea” and fill in the template.
  • Start with a high quality image which is fun (and legal to use).
  • Tell what you want to create.
  • Share the hardware you intend to use.
  • And tell which AWS IoT Service will power your creation.


Step 4: Build Your Project by January 31st 2016

  • Click “Submit an entry” and fill in the template.
  • Describe your design that will connect the AWS IoT Service to your hardware of choice.
  • Include plenty of details: what are you creating? What does it do? Why is it cool? Give ample of technical information.
  • Check out this project on Hackster to get inspired.
  • Your final project must consist of the following:
    • Quality images;
    • Clear instructions;
    • BOM and schematics;
    • Source code;
    • CAD files if you created an enclosure.

You can build all sorts of triggers for all kind of actions: like calling an Uber ride, dimming your bedroom lights, or playing music through your Sonos system with a physical or virtual click of a button. It’s IoT magic!

  • Connect physical devices via HTTP/MQTT with the AWS IoT Service.
  • Respond to signals from your devices and take action using Rules Engine.
  • Create web and mobile applications that interact with any device at any time.


~There will be 10 winners~

 Go Ahead, Reinvent IoT!

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January 2016