Arduino Shields, Raspberry Pi HATs, and Adafruit Wings are all types of daughterboards that extend the functionality of a development board without having to design a board from scratch. Just plug and play!
, we’re inspired by this plug-and-play philosophy and want to make it easier for anyone to create, share, and remix these types of boards with others. That’s why we’re hosting a competition to create awesome shields, HATs, and wings that can empower the next generation of hardware.
Due date: December 31st, 2022
Total prizes: $2,250 USD
Ready to get started? Awesome! We’ll be offering support through our
Each application will be evaluated by a team of experts including former iPhone Hardware Engineer, Kerry Chayka.
Creativity - We’re looking for new and creative ideas for shields, feathers, and hats that extend the functionality of their respective development boards. Go wild!
Extensibility - The best shields can be used for a wide variety of array of applications. We’re looking for shield designs that could benefit as many people as possible.
Manufacturability - Pay attention to everything that makes a shield manufacturable and robust. Others will be able to find your shield in the community library and manufacture their own!
Any Platform - We’ll be sharing resources and templates to make it easy to create shields, hats, and feathers on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Adafruit platforms. Although, you can feel free to develop a shield for any platform.