myDevices, the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company that “simplifies the connected world,” announced a Raspberry Pi Call for Projects – in honor of Pi Day – in which makers will build and submit creative IoT projects using myDevices’ Cayenne and Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi Day Call for Projects
myDevices is sponsoring a Pi Day competition, in which the maker of the winning project will be provided an all-expenses paid trip* to demonstrate their project in myDevices’ booth at Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA on May 21-22. To enter, interested developers should:
Sign up for Cayenne at: www.cayenne-mydevices.com
- Build a Raspberry Pi project using Cayenne to connect to the Internet and any variety of sensors, actuators, and extensions
- Incorporate Cayenne features such customizable dashboard, scheduling, triggers and alerts
- Provide a 150-word description of how the project was made from start to finish
- Provide a video or pictures of the completed project in use
Submit project with Cayenne username to email@example.com by April 28, 2016.
Winners will be announced on May 2, 2016. Three runner-up presentations will also be selected to receive a Raspberry Pi 3 and a year’s supply of cayenne pepper. For rules and regulations, go to Cayenne Call for Projects folder located at http://community.mydevices.com.
How People Pi
myDevices also released survey data about how developers and makers have been using its Cayenne solution with Raspberry Pis since its debut at IoT Evolution Expo on January 26, 2016.
“This survey was a fantastic way to gain insight into how makers and developers are putting our powerful and versatile Cayenne project builder to work,” said Ryan Smith, Director of Product. “Our agile, device-agnostic IoT platform has almost infinite applications. Coupling its ease of use with the innovation of the maker community will continue to generate exciting projects and our Pi Day competition for Maker Faire will allow us to reward this creativity first hand.”
The survey, fielded among 4,000 users of myDevices’ IoT project builder across 152 countries, found that 63 percent of Cayenne users connect their Raspberry Pis to automate a variety of devices in their homes, 34 percent for security projects, and 29 percent for lighting. Other types of projects built by respondents include: flight tracking, robotics, in-car entertainment, agriculture monitoring and consumer electronics prototyping.
“Just like AutoCad is the defacto solution for architects or Photoshop for graphic designers, we are witnessing an evolution in the IoT industry,” said myDevices CEO Kevin Bromber. “From newbies to engineers of sophisticated industrial applications, our end users have commented that Cayenne will soon become the industry standard for IoT project creation.”
Cayenne mobile apps are available for free download at: www.cayenne-mydevices.com.