Announcing the 15 Winning Projects of our $7000 Seeed for Earth 2018 Contest

First, we would love to send a big THANK YOU to all 138 participants for participating in the Seeed for Earth 2018 Contest and making it a huge success. We received 60 very qualified entries for this 1-month event, and they were all very inspiring and amazing!

Because of the quantity and quality of the entries, we had to extend the judging period as the judges (Thank you to all judges) needed more time to review the projects. After some really difficult decision-making processes, we finally have the results for our Top 15 projects based on the ranking of accumulated scores from the judges (CONGRATS to these 15 projects! And please email your contact info/postal address/postal code/real name/phone number to branding[at]seeed[dot]cc to claim for the prizes, and we will arrange to ship out the prizes soon):屏幕快照 2018-06-02 上午10.29.45

Top prize: Trip to Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018 for one

Distributed Air Quality Monitoring (Using Taxis!) by James Puderer

“Monitor air quality on a street-by-street level using Android Things, Google Cloud IoT, and taxis!”

2nd to 5th prizes: One Amazon Alexa Echo to each project

Dual Axial Flux Generator & Wind Turbine by Vijay Raghav Varada, Hanoz Patel

“A highly efficient and compact generator that can be coupled with wind turbines or water wheels to produce upwards of 50V.”

Smart and Safe Outdoor Plant Watering System. New for 2018 by Chip McClellandr9wgiueaqiollymetjymw_nhJitXovVD

“Monitors soil moisture and weather forecasts to give plants just the water they need. Safe garden hose hookup for season long watering.”

Energy Planner by Bastiaan Slee

“Solar panels produce when there is sun, and during daytime I can earn money with my generated energy. When should I use the washing machine?”

Solar Powered IoT Rain Barrel by Kent Rueckert34193139_10216505413697168_5942459241133506560_n_kSe30aeKPy

“Gutters to Gardens is a solar powered rain barrel for remotely or automatically activating a water distribution system for home garden beds.”

10 Projects of Merit: One Seeed Environmental Kit to each project

Smart Farms: Generating Techno-environmental Awareness by Gabriel Alejandro Giraldo Santiago


“Our objective is to design, build and implement in-the-field technology in an ecological way that generates environmental awareness.”

Solar Powered Environmental Monitoring Kit by Md. Khairul Alamimg_4175_YS8sLfvCJa

“A solar-powered open source kit for monitoring air quality, sound level, humidity, and temperature.”

A UV Measurer for Umbrella by Team NTPC Young Maker Studio: tyctc128, Arvin, Angela, Maggie, Frank, Joy20171225_130306_AGhkHzWdsm

“They claim umbrellas own the ability to prevent from UV. We would like to know the fact and measure the UV value under umbrellas.”

Smart WildFire Extinguisher by Ajdin Nakičevićfire_bqDExhhFeh

“fire-monitoring and crowdsourcing tool that will allow local fire managers to respond to wildfires”

cSense: Campus Environmental Surveillance System by Jiong Shicap_i9QJ2IyOON

“Monitor your campus with SeeeduinoCloud and Microsoft Azure services.”

Project KOOL: Temperature and Humidity Remote Monitoring by vincent wong


“This KOOL project is a proof-of-concept implementation of temperature and humidity remote monitoring for a cold water delivery company.”

Eco-Thing #1 “Eco-Smart-Container V1.0” by Alexis Santiago AllendeUntitled2

“An IoT device that could help keep the Sandy River Delta clean, as garbage is a very common problem.”

Solar Panel Dual Management System (SP DMS) by Brijesh SinghTitle page

“This IoT prototype performs two functions: 1) Theft prevention and 2) Maintenance Indication of solar panel using LinkIt ONE and Sensors”

Eco – A Smart Garbage Container by Amol Disaleblob

“An Internet of Things based Smart Garbage Collection system!!”

A PM2.5 and PM 10 Detector design for Windows 10 UWP App by Jiong ShiIMG_1789

“A PM2.5 and PM 10 Detector design for Windows 10 Universal Platform, including Windows 10 for PC/Mobile and Windows 10 IoT Core.”

Last but not least, we also want to express our sincere thank you to all the judges for the time, involvement, support and everything that devoted in the contest:

Adam Benzion, Co-founder & CEO at

Barbara Martinez, Open Innovation Director for Conservation X Labs

Cesar Jung-Harada, Director of MakerBay, CEO of Scoutbots

Shuyang Zhou, Director of Strategic Partnership at Seeed

Tomas Diez, Director of the FAB City, Research Laboratory at IAAC, Co-founder of Smart Citizen


Thank you all again for taking part in our first-ever Seeed for Earth Contest, and for your continuing support for Seeed. We’ll be hosting more contests in the future with and other partners, so please stay tuned!

Have a nice week ahead, and keep making!

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June 2018