Deadline for Makers Against Drought Challenge Extended

We recently released new versions of the firmware for both the ARTIK 5 and ARTIK 10 boards. For everyone competing in the Makers Against Drought (M.A.D.) Challenge, we hope you have had a chance to review these updates for applicability to your ARTIK board.

To ensure that everyone competing in the contest has the time to make the most of the included changes, we are extending the deadline for submission to the M.A.D. Challenge.

All entries to the contest are now due by no later than April 1, 2016. All of the other relevant dates for the M.A.D. Challenge will also be moved out accordingly. Complete details with the new contest dates are available online.

We’re really excited to see what you’re working on for the M.A.D. Challenge. Many of you have been sharing your own excitement about the contest and the developer kits with us via Twitter. Here’s a small sample of some of our favorite recent Tweets:

If you are working on the M.A.D. Challenge, we hope you will continue to share your progress with us. Send us updates – and pictures – via Twitter (@SamsungIoT) or via our Facebook page.

And remember, the Grand Prize winner of the M.A.D. Challenge is going to walk away with $100,000! Best of luck to all of our competitors who are working hard on IoT solutions to help solve the global water crisis.