- Did I win the competition? When will I receive my prize?
- Free hardware application: Do I have to submit a project entry if I receive free hardware?
- Free hardware application: How many free kits are available?
- Free hardware application: How many ideas can I submit?
- Free hardware application: I was notified that I was selected to receive one of free kits. When will I receive it?
- Free hardware application: What happens if I receive free hardware and do not submit a project entry?
- Free hardware application: What kind of idea is more likely to win free hardware?
- I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
- My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
- Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
- What are the prizes?
- What is the competition timeline?
- When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?
- Can I participate as a team?
- Can my submission be in a language other than English?
- How does the Competition work?
- How do I submit?
- Information about Arduino 101
- Information about Intel Edison
- Information about Minnow Board Turbot Development Board
- What are the prizes?
- What are the selection criteria?
- What can make me a winner?
- What do I submit to compete?
- What is the agenda for the Final?
- What is the China–US Young Maker Competition?
- What technology platforms will the entries be based on?
- When does the competition start?
- When will you announce the winners?
- Who are the judges?
- Who can participate?
- Who owns the intellectual property rights to ideas submitted to the China– US Young Maker Competition?
- Will the travel and lodging costs of US finalists be covered?
If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.
Participants who receive free hardware and do not submit a project may be ineligible for future giveaways unless the hardware is returned.
If you receive free hardware and become unable to submit a project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know as soon as possible. We may choose to arrange for the hardware to be shipped to another participant.
- Win an all-expense paid trip to Beijing for the final competition along with other amazing makers! (10 are available)
April 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM PT
Applications for hardware close:
June 24, 2016 at 5:59 PM PT
June 24, 2016 at 5:59 PM PT
July 10, 2016
Winners of free kits will be announced individually by email on a rolling basis.
Competition semi-finalists will be announced on July 10, 2016. The list of semi-finalists will be visible on the main page (Competition brief).
All individuals and teams will be competing against one another. There will be no separate competition tracks for individuals or teams.
The language used for submission should be English.
In the US Competition contestants design prototypes focusing on sustainable development, and submit 3-minute videos describing the function, value and development process of the projects and introduction of the individual/teams. Projects will be judged by experts based on the innovation and creativity, integrality and application prospects. Top 10 individuals/teams from the US Competition are qualified for the Final.
In the Final, finalists further develop and improve their prototypes. The projects will be judged by experts based on the innovation and creativity, integrality and application prospects. The first prize individual/team will receive approximately $15,000 USD cash award. Three second place winners will receive approximately $8,000 USD each and six third place winners will receive approximately $5,000 USD each. At the same time, a forum will be organized as a high level platform for exchanges and collaborations.
Contestants finish online registration on www.hackster.io/challenges/chinausyoungmakercompetition under the guidance of US organizers and submit their projects on hackster.io at www.hackster.io/challenges/chinausyoungmakercompetition.
Arduino 101 is an ideal upgrade on Arduino UNO. The Arduino 101* board packs powerful features that make creating a cinch, even for beginner Makers. It’s built for creating complex projects that require plenty of firepower.
The brain behind the board is the Intel® Curie™ module, a powerful button-sized computer that has a built-in 6-axis combo sensor, Bluetooth* Low Energy radio, and low power usage, making it the perfect board for building “always-on” projects like fitness monitors.
Arduino 101* is optimized to help you build the next generation of wearable tech. It features:
- A 32-bit Intel® Quark™ microcontroller (for minimal power consumption)
- An Intel® Curie™ module with 384 kB of flash memory (196 kB available to Arduino* sketch)
- 80 kb of SRAM (24 kB available for Arduino sketches)
- An integrated DSP sensor hub
- Bluetooth* Low Energy radio
- 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope
And with Arduino's open source hardware and software platforms, you'll be able to move from beginner to expert level in no time.
For more information:
Intel® Edison Development Board is only slightly larger than a postage stamp, which is especially designed for expert makers, entrepreneurs, and some industrial IoT applications. The Intel® Edison compute module provides ease-of-development for a range of prototyping projects or commercial ventures when performance matters. The board reaches consumers via commeicial channels.
Intel Edison is based on a 22-nanometer Intel Atom chip (previously coded as Silvermont), and has a dual-core CPU and single core micro-controller that support complex data collection in a low power package; integrated Wi-Fi certified in 68 countries, Bluetooth® 4.0 support, 1GB DDR and 4GB flash memory that simplifies configuration and increases scalability;40 multiplexed GPIO interfaces with expansion board options for total project design flexibility.
The Intel® Edison compute module plus an expansion board is designed for the previous Arduino users. For those who are familiar with Arduino board, they can conduct the same operation on Edison.
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Minnow Board Turbot Development Board is based on Intel ® Atom TM E3826 CPU, and is especially designed for developers, makers and OEMs. It is compatible with Minnow Board MAX with increased performance and stability certified by FCC and CE. Its open-source under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 allows for a better user experience for developers, makers, and OEMs to develop business product.
MinnowBoard Turbot supports below OS and software:
- Debian GNU/Linux
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Android 4.4
- Yocto Project Compatible
- CoreBoot / SeaBIOS
- UEFI System Boot Firmware
For more information:
Top 10 contestants in the US Competition will be qualified for the Final, and will win a paid trip to China for attending the final in mid-August, 2016.
In the final competition, top 10 contestants will be selected and awarded with:
- The first prize individual/team will receive approximately $15,000 USD cash award.
- Three second place winners will receive approximately $8,000 USD each.
- Six third place winners will receive approximately $5,000 USD each.
The judging panel will evaluate and tabulate scores for each project submitted in accordance with criteria as set forth below.
US Competition and Final:
- Innovation and Creativity
- Application Prospects
Individuals or teams need to decide on the scope of the project based on the themes/topics published on the official contest website.
Contestants are advised to address key issues in the areas of community development, education, environment protection, health & fitness, transportation and other areas of sustainable development. Contestants are required to make continuous and on-going improvement throughout the competition and the final works should demonstrate creativity.
Contestants are required to design, produce and demonstrate a functional prototype during the competition.
The prototype should be based on open-source software and hardware
The Organization Committee will provide available technical platform and reference scheme for equipment and tools, and the contestants may choose their own technical platforms and use applicable tools and equipment.
The final competition will take the form of Hack-a-thon/Make-a-thon. Finalists need to further develop their prototypes from the regional selection contests within allocated time, combining innovation with open-source hardware and software platforms.
Contestants are required to design, produce and demonstrate a functional prototype during the Regional Selection Contests and each individual/team is to submit a 3-minute video describing the function, value and development process of the projects and introduction of the individual/team.
Day 1: Aug 15, 2016
Orientation and Opening Ceremony of the Final
Day 2: Aug 16, 2016
Final competition for contestants (whole day event)
Day 3: Aug 17, 2016
Judging (whole day event)
Day 4: Aug 18, 2016
Innovation and Maker Forum
Final Awards Ceremony
“Co-Making the Future- China-US Young Maker Competition” (the “Competition”) is an activity supporting the Seventh Round China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange co-chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Themed “Co-Making the Future”, the competition is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and organized by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Tsinghua University, Intel Corporation and Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group.
The Competition allows makers to create innovative products focusing on the areas of community development, education, environmental protection, health & fitness, transportation and other areas of sustainable development by combining innovative design and cutting-edge technologies.
Contestants may choose their own technical platforms and use applicable tools and equipment.
Recommended hardware list: Arduino101, Intel® Edison Breakout Board, Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino, and MinnowBoard Turbot.
The China-US Young Maker Competition officially starts from April 25, 2016.
The Final will be held between August 15th and August 18th in Beijing, China.
Winners of the US Competition will be announced July 1st, 2016.
Winners of the Final Competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on August 18, 2016.
The judging panel is comprised of technical experts, designers, seasoned makers, business representatives, and investors.
China-US Young Maker Competition is open to any person who is PRC or US citizen or permanent legal resident of PRC or US, and between the ages of eighteen (18) years and forty (40) years of age in his or her jurisdiction of residence. It is incumbent upon each attendee to understand his or her legal rights to attend and participate in the event.
The contestants are entitled to have the intellectual property rights of their respective works. Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Tsinghua University, Intel Corporation, and Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group acting as the co-organizers of the competition, reserve the right to display and publish, in whole or in part, such works at no additional costs (the technical details will not be involved). The wholly-owned subsidiaries of the co-organizers shall be entitled to the above-mentioned rights as well. The co-organizers shall negotiate and execute related agreement on the usage of the works with the contestants upon their consent, if the co-organizers intend to use the works for other purposes. Each attendee is required to bring the official government identification to participate in this event. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, the Organizing Committee reserves the right for final interpretation of the rules.
The Organizing Committee will cover round-trip air tickets (economy class) for the finalists (no more than 5 members of each finalist team) and food and accommodation during the Final.
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