Introducing the SIK Capstone Contest

Do you use the SparkFun Inventor's Kit in your classroom? This contest is for you!

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The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (or SIK) is one of our favorite teaching tools. Over the years, we've seen some amazing projects built using SIK parts that go beyond the circuits we've designed. This contest is aimed specifically at teachers/educators that use the SIK in their classroom. Introducing the SIK Capstone Contest.



The contest is fairly straightforward - we want to see how you are using the SIK in your classroom in a way we hadn't thought of! We know students have created many exciting projects using SIK parts - so this is your chance to show them off!

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The top prize is $1,000 in SparkFun credit, with smaller prizes going to everyone who places in the top ten!

For full details on the competition (including rules and specifications) and to submit your project, visit the contest landing page. Best of luck!

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  • wormy736 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hi i was planning on entering the contest, and i just noticed that you have rules posted regarding sensors and devices that do not come with the SIK kit. I have gone through an extensive amount of work and designing for my project, and i was devastated to find out that we were supposed to use only the components in the kit. The components i am using now that are not part of the kit is a RHT03 humidity sensor (from sparkfun), and relay module with 4 relays, both included in my $50 budget. Is there any chance at all i will still be able to enter the contest?

  • Firefox9001 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I was wondering, do the parts need to be from the Sparkfun SIK kit or can they be the same part but not of the Sparkfun brand? Thanks! :)

    • Of course. We are excited about highlighting how teachers & students are using Arduino and Arduino projects in their classrooms. We look forward to seeing your project!

  • FlowerAskew / about 10 years ago / 1

    I wish I had enough money for an SIK. There's a kid in my Boy Scout troop who is interested in electronics and I think this would be a great tool.

  • chienline / about 10 years ago / 1

    Another brilliant idea to develop learning system and also make it fun to learn new things. Is this contest limited to teachers/schools or is it open to everyone?

    • The contest is intended for teachers / schools / and in-formal educational settings such as libraries, community centers, or makerspaces. If you're working with groups of kids, the SparkFun Inventor's Kit, and have some awesome projects to share -- please create a video to showcase what you've done and enter our contest!

      We can't wait to see the videos!

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