Calling All America's Greatest Makers

Producers of America's Greatest Makers Casting for Season Two

Learn what it takes to get casted for America's Greatest Makers
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America’s Greatest Makers is casting Season Two! America's Greatest Makers is known as the "American Idol" for Nerds and Geeks. The producers and directors want to showcase an even wider variety of innovations by using not only the Intel® Curie Module, but also "other" platform options from Intel® that can connect to a broad array of input and output devices, including cameras and displays. One of our interview alums were on the show recently - Zackees. What smart-connected device will you make to walk away with one million dollars!? Check out the requirements below and good luck makers!

Got What It Takes to Compete?

Here are those "other" Intel® Technology Requirements

Each team entering the call for casting of America’s Greatest Makers Season 2 is required to integrate at least one of the following innovative Intel® technology options defined below into their product idea. The recommended team skills for each of the technology options are also provided.

*Additional details about the specifics of the Intel technology hardware and software will be unveiled at the beginning of the competition.

1. An Intel® CurieTM Compute Module powered board for contestants with smaller form-factor, smart, connected or wearable product ideas.

One option is the Arduino 101* board. Available in retail today, this learning and development board is easy to use and delivers performance with low-power consumption. This board offers Bluetooth® connectivity and features a six-axis accelerometer and gyroscope. With the Bluetooth connectivity feature, there is the opportunity to communicate between the board and a phone or tablet. Learn more about this product here.

Recommended team skills - knowledge in Arduino* sketch and basic electronics.

2. A next-generation Intel® AtomTM processor-based platform providing advanced display, graphics and high-speed I/O in a low-power, small form-factor configuration for product ideas. With an easy setup and friendly out-of-box experience, this highly-integrated compute solution gives developers the capability to rapidly prototype design concepts. This high-performance platform also offers excellent Intel RealSenseTM ZR300 Camera integration.

Recommended team skills- C, C++, or Python*; Linux*.

3. The Intel® RealSenseTM ZR300 camera offers a small form-factor solution for contestants who want to add visual depth sensing and tracking capabilities to their product ideas. It features high resolution and accuracy depth maps, indoor and outdoor use, high frame rate, in a compact design that easily integrates into embedded platforms. The Intel® RealSenseTM Software allows you to see and understand the world in 3D by building on the depth and tracking information provided by the ZR300 camera hardware module. Capabilities include: simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) with six-degrees of freedom (6DoF) for the general camera motion, and object and person recognition and tracking.

Recommended team skills- Familiarity with computer vision and image processing APIs such as OpenCV*; C++, Javascript*, C#, Java*, or Processing.

Are You Ready to Enter?

Open to US legal residents 15 or older; other eligibility requirements apply. See website for details.

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Eileen said…
Thank you so much, Greg! This is great!
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