Win All You'll Need to Become a Coding Expert with Intel's IoT Challenge

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Intel needs YOUR help. It wants to give you the once in a lifetime opportunity to help you make the devices of your imagination into a reality.

Gizmodo has teamed up with Intel to create the “IoT Challenge” using Intel’s tiny Edison, and offer a unique prize.

So if you want to tell the world about your idea and work with Intel’s experts to make it real, whether it is a door-lock with facial recognition, a breathalyzer on your beer fridge or GPS for your cat, or something even crazier, now is the time!

The winners will receive receive an Intel Edison board and sensor starter kit to play with, as well as an expenses paid trip to meet Intel’s team of expert coders. The winning designs will also be shown off on the Intel Developer Zone website for the world to see.

The Internet of Things is already transforming the way we live. If you have a smart thermostat, you’ll know the joy in never waking up in a cold house. And this is only the beginning. Over the next few years we’re expecting almost everything to get a lot smarter - from parking meters, to shops, to the way we look after our pets, almost everything will be enhanced by richer data collected and processed by IoT applications. The possibilities are really only limited by your imagination - so this really is a unique opportunity.

Edison is a fully functioning, tiny computer, and is a brain that can be attached to a wide range of sensors. So submit your idea for a cool Edison IoT project today!

Previous winners of Intel IoT competitions include Trashly - a recycling system that will identify the object you’re throwing away and open up the correct bin to throw it in, and Dekoboko - a set of bike sensors that detect how bumpy the road is, which could have applications in city planning and maintenance, as well as help you plan smoother rides in the future.

So if you’d like to enter, head over to the Intel IOT Challenge website now and submit your entry - the closing date is June 30th at 11:59pm!