Success Stories

Meet the First Batch of 27 Winners to Get a Free Seeed Studio LoRaWAN Dev Kit: Time to Submit Your Ideas to Seeed’s “IoT Into the Wild Contest for Sustainable Planet 2022”

Currently, Seeed Studio is running “IoT Into the Wild Contest for Sustainable Plant 2022” on Hackster.io. So far, we’ve received 45 free hardware applications, along with 200+ people registered as the Contest participants. In an effort to inspire a broader number of potential participants, as well as to facilitate the makers and innovators to start their projects early-on, we’ve selected 27 free hardware applicants to send out Seeed Studio LoRaWAN Dev Kit next week.

Join Seeed’s “IoT Into the Wild Contest for Sustainable Planet 2022” on Hackster to Get 100 Free Hardware and to Win $14,000+ in Prizes!!

Together with Hackster.io, we are very happy to jointly organize “IoT Into the Wild Contest for Sustainable Plant 2022”, which is supported by Project 15 from Microsoft, Zambezi Partners, Edge Impulse, Fab City Foundation, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the Paradise International Foundation, Nova Labs, and Helium. We hope that open tech can lay an important foundation for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through the contest, we hope to encourage more applicable, scalable, plug-and-play, and easy-to-deploy AIoT solutions to solve real-life challenges in the wild.

SDG 17: Seeed Provides TinyML Starter Kits and AIoT Trainings for ICTP’s “Asian Regional Workshop on Scientific Use of Machine Learning on Low-Power Devices”

Seeed is happy to sponsor TinyML Starter Kits, and provide free online AIoT trainings for “Asian Regional Workshop on SciTinyML: Scientific Use of Machine Learning on Low-Power Devices”, which is organized by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Follow-Up: Recap of Seeed’s Tech4Good Webinar for the UN ITU’s WSIS Forum 2022

On 18th of March, Seeed Studio hosted a Tech4Good webinar for the UN ITU’s 13th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022. Tech4Good webinar has been focused on introducing real-life application cases of AIoT and open source solutions for the most pressing SDG challenges of our time: Carbon Neutrality, Climate Change, Wildlife Conservation, and Sustainable Communities.

Seeed Launches “#Tech4Good Bounty Program”: All-Year-Round Open Source Hardware Sponsorship for Carbon Neutrality, Environmental Conservation, and Other SDG Projects

As your New Year’s resolution, Seeed is happy to launch “#Tech4Good Bounty Program”, which is an ALL-YEAR-ROUND open source hardware sponsorship program to support your built-up SDG projects. Thereby, for this blog, we’ve covered A-Z questions you all may have regarding this new initiative.

Open Source Gears to Conserve the Marine Ecosystem: Hong Kong’s Marine Litter Detective Project Developed by MakerBay, WWF & Seeed

Marine Litter Detective is a GPS-tracking device for monitoring marine pollutants, such as plastics and oil spills. This was developed by WWF Hong Kong in cooperation with MakerBay and Seeed. As a result, this Project has enabled the tracking of the origins and whereabouts of trash floating on the water surface (and inside the marine ecosystem), which disclosed how the marine litter ends up in the ocean from the land. Consequently, the Project can positively influence the UN’s SDGs 14, 6, 3, 17, 13, 11, 12, 4, 9 and 16.

FarmBeats for Students by Microsoft & Seeed: Smart Agriculture Education Kit for Individuals, Schools, Local Communities, and SDGs

Through collaborating with FFA and Seeed, Microsoft developed “FarmBeats for Students Program” to facilitate technological empowerment of young people to learn about AI, Machine learning, and IoT in agriculture. This affordable, hands-on and learning-by-doing education can enable the students to understand automatic irrigation and fertilization applications, crop yield prediction, and pragmatic tools to tackle the world’s hunger issues. Thereby, this Program seeks to accelerate the UN’s SDGs 2, 10, 4, 1, 5, 9, 8, 6, 7, 12, 11, 13 and 17.

Seeed Participates in Tsinghua University-Led “SDG Open Hack” as a Mentor and Sponsor for Students’ Smart and Sustainable Community Projects

To encourage and foster an environment where university students’ creativity, enthusiastic hearts, and innovative solution ideas on sustainable development challenges can be nurtured, “SDG Open Hack” has been organized annually since 2019. Ever since the Hack was held, Seeed Studio has been an engaged partner to contribute to the advancement of SDGs in the academic realm through mentoring and sponsoring open source hardware products. In this two-day event, students came up with innovative solutions on elderly care, waste management, digital recycling, cultural heritage protection, and shared economy, by incorporating the application of science and technology. Thereby, SDG Open Hack sought to achieve the UN’s SDGs 4, 12, 11, 17, 5, 9, 13 and 16.

Janwaar Maker Space in the Making: Seeed’s Open Source Hardware for Rural Changemakers’ Self-Empowerment and Social Inclusion in India

In an effort to assist decentralization of digital education for rural children in India, Seeed donated open hardware products to Janwaar village, where the children and youth were inspired to learn coding and programming for the first time in their lives. Through embracing the learning principle of hands-on, DIY, and collaborative learning, they were self-empowered to have the ownership of technological tools, and to tackle gender inequality and casteism at village level. On this backdrop, this “Janwaar Maker Space in the Making” Project directly or indirectly accelerates the UN’s SDGs 4, 5, 10, 11, 9, 1, 17, 8 and 16.

Open Innovation for Marine Pollution: Wind-Powered Sailing Robot “Protei” Is Cleaning Oil Spills, Material Wastes, and Chemical Pollutants in the Ocean

In order to resolve the world’s oil spill issues caused by the Deepwater Horizon Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Protei (a wind-powered and automated sailing fleet robot) was developed by MakerBay and Seeed. By shifting its shapes according to water waves and wind directions, the robot has been useful in collecting and cleaning thin sheens of light oil on water surfaces. Thanks to the fact that it is robustly built to survive in harsh weather conditions and hazardous chemical zones, it is now also used to clean material wastes and other chemical pollutants in the ocean. Now, Protei is the ongoing result of glocal open innovation communities. Accordingly, this Project seeks to achieve the UN’s SDGs 6, 14, 11, 15, 3, 1, 7, 9, 8, 12, 13 and 17.

FarmBeats: Microsoft and Seeed’s AIoT Solution for Precision Agriculture and Technology Democratization for Local Farmers

In 2019, by partnering with Seeed Studio, Microsoft developed an AIoT solution for local farmers – “FarmBeats” Project. The Project has been designed to deliver Internet connectivity and to make precision farming to local farmers at affordable costs. More specifically, Seeed’s Sensor Box was developed and used for the Project to monitor various environmental conditions that affect the crop growth. As a result, agricultural productivity rate has been increased, while overall maintenance costs and human labor inputs have been minimized. FarmBeats Project has been recognized to help accelerate the UN’s SDGs 2, 9, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 4, 13, 17, 1 and 10.

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