Build2gether 2.0: Join Seeed Studio at the Inclusive Innovation Challenge!

We’re happy to share that Seeed is sponsoring the Build2gether 2.0 Inclusive Innovation Challenge, in partnership with organizations such as Hackster.io, Arm, Blues, Nordic Semiconductor, ValbilonETH Zürich, etc. Build2gether aims at spotlighting the transformative role of assistive technologies for people with disabilities. It’s an opportunity to drive meaningful change and promote inclusivity through technology. With a total prize pool of over $102,000, this challenge presents a unique platform for participants to showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and commitment to building a more accessible world. 

This year, Seeed Studio is offering the challenge with XIAO ESP32S3 Sense x 200pcs + Grove Base for XIAO x 200pcs for participants. Additionally, 50 participants can win an additional Grove Vision AI V2 Kit worth $24 (Grove Vision AI Module V2 + OV5647-62 FOV Camera Module). But wait, there’s more! Seeed Studio Fusion is also offering 10 PCB/PCBA coupons worth $150 each to supercharge your projects by speeding up your prototype!

Grove Vision AI v2 Kit
XIAO ESP32S3 Sense
Grove Shield for XIAO

🎯 Two Focus Areas

This year’s challenge is organized into two main focus areas, each divided into two specific tracks:

1. Visual Impairments

  • Track 1 – Adaptation for OUTDOOR Activities for People with Visual Impairments

Outdoor activities offer numerous benefits for individuals with visual impairments, including physical fitness, social interaction, and emotional well-being. However, navigating outdoor environments can present unique challenges, such as uneven terrain, obstacles, and changes in elevation. Creating adaptations for outdoor activities can enhance accessibility and independence for individuals with visual impairments, enabling them to explore nature, participate in recreational sports, and engage in outdoor adventures.

  • Track 2 – Adaptation for INDOOR Activities for People with Visual Impairments

Indoor environments encompass various settings where individuals with visual impairments spend a significant amount of time, including homes, workplaces, educational institutions, and public buildings. Adapting indoor activities to accommodate visual impairments enhances accessibility, promotes independence, and facilitates participation in daily life activities such as cooking, cleaning, reading, and socializing.

2. Mobility Impairments

  • Track 1 – Accessible HOME & TOOLS for People with Mobility Impairments

Innovative solutions for accessible homes and tools address a wide range of needs and challenges faced by individuals with mobility impairments, including mobility limitations, dexterity issues, and ergonomic considerations. These solutions may include adaptive furniture, assistive devices for personal care and hygiene, home automation systems for environmental control, and mobility aids for indoor navigation. By optimizing home environments and providing specialized tools, these solutions empower individuals with mobility impairments to live more independently and participate more fully in home life and activities.

  • Track 2 – Accessible SPORTS & HOBBIES for People with Mobility Impairments

Sports and hobbies play a crucial role in promoting physical health, social integration, and overall well-being for individuals with mobility impairments. However, traditional sports and recreational activities may pose barriers to participation for people with mobility challenges. Creating accessible sports and hobbies involves adapting existing activities or developing new ones to accommodate diverse abilities and provide inclusive opportunities for engagement and enjoyment.

📝 How to Enter

Step 1: Register for the Contest

  • Create a free account on Hackster.io or sign in if you’re already a member.
  • Click “Register as a participant” to join the contest.

Step 2: Build and Document Your Project

Step 3: Review and Submit Your Project

  • Verify that your project meets all submission requirements.
  • Upload your project by Jul 31, 2024, at 12:00 PM PT.
  • Click “review and submit project” to complete your submission.

Join us in shaping a more inclusive future through innovation and collaboration. Let’s Build2gether and create meaningful impact for individuals with disabilities worldwide! 

💡Last But not Least

Want to bring your prototype to wider market? Check out our Co-Create Program ! This program is tailored to elevate your well-established prototype into profitable product💸. By streamlining marketing, packaging, and shipping processes, this program grants you more time to focus on the core of your work—product development📈. Once your prototype is approved by Seeed, it will be featured on Seeed Studio’s marketplace. For every product sold, you earn a share of the revenue. 

Seeed Contributor is a dynamic program crafted to bring makers like you from our community together, co-building innovative solutions. We’re calling on all skill levels – whether you’re a coding guru or just diving into hardware hacking. If you’ve got a thing for Seeed products, you’re totally welcome to jump in!

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  1. Exciting news! Get ready to join Seeed Studio at the forefront of innovation with Build2gether 2.0! This is your chance to be part of an inclusive innovation challenge that’s set to spark creativity and collaboration. With Seeed Studio leading the charge, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your ideas and contribute to groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of possibility. Don’t miss out on this chance to make your mark and build together for a brighter future!

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