From smart thermostats to whole-home energy monitors, you can find hundreds of devices that improve your life with smart data. Industry experts predict over 3 billion IoT devices will come online this year!

For the DoT Challenge come up with your own concept and prototype of a device that uses inputs from sensors, machine learning, data mining, you name it - to help users make smart decisions. Maybe it's an Arduino or Raspberry Pi project you've done or wanted to finish up. Anything is fair game as long as it meets the challenge requirements and deliverables!

The grand prize winner will take home $2000 with additional cash prizes for both runner ups and an HTC Vive for the top community voted entry!

Submissions are due by March 8th

Download Giddy from the App or Google Play Store to enter!

Need some inspiration?

Here are a few projects and tutorials that can help you get the creative ideas flowing.

Skill Builder Challenges

We're bringing a few warm up challenges to the mix to help build up to your project submission and give you more chances to win prizes!
For this challenge, design a simple control interface for a new device. Your design can illustrate a direction for your DOT challenge submission or be for something else entirely.


Every electronics project needs a housing. Whether an interactive device or a simple box to protect components, enclosures add a finishing touch to a project that make if feel more like a finished product.


Our world is becoming more connected and today everything from lights to dishwashers can be controlled with a smartphone or spoken word. Build a simple electronic system that responds to an input and produces an output that demonstrates a direction for your DOT challenge submission.

Getting Started

To enter, download Giddy from the App or Google Play Store