Do you have a bright idea for a wirelessly connected product, but don’t want to get bogged down in the complexity of RF? Look no further than Nordic Semiconductor and the Nordic Community Hub, a showcase of Crowd Supply projects built with Nordic wireless solutions. Whether it’s Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, Zigbee or Matter, you’ll see the best wireless technologies put to use in real products. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to learn from in-person and online workshops and to win free giveaways.
If so, you may be eligible to join the Nordic Community Hub and enjoy these benefits:
To be eligible, your project must uniquely showcase Nordic technology and pass the usual vetting process applied to all Crowd Supply projects. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis and solely at the discretion of Nordic and Crowd Supply. To get started, submit your Crowd Supply project proposal and mention your interest in participating in the Nordic Community Hub.
In addition to this Community Hub, between now and October 12, 2023, Nordic is also holding the Connect For Good: Low Power Wireless Sustainability Challenge in collaboration with Wevolver and contest sponsors Mouser Electronics, Soracom, and Crowd Supply. Participants in the Nordic Community Hub are good candidates for the Connect for Good challenge, and vice versa.
The first 100 entries to the challenge will receive a free Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 Development Kit for low-power cellular IoT. The grand prize winner will receive:
Nordic is looking for projects that incorporate Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF9160 DK low-power hardware platform to further the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 7, 11, 13 and 15, focusing on cities and sustainability. The challenge is open to all engineers and students, ages 18 and up, with sufficient engineering capability to develop a working prototype.
Nordic Semiconductor is offering technical support and education for entrants, including the Nordic DevAcademy online learning platform and the Nordic DevZone one-on-one technical support portal.
Many Crowd Supply projects depend on the reliable and low-power connectivity provided by Nordic parts. Below are some examples sorted by product family. There is also a more complete listing.
A powerful, no-code, app-enabled Bluetooth data communication system based on the Nordic® nRF52832 SoC
Bluetooth-enabled, dongle-free FPGA board with a J-Link OB on-board debugger, an Arduino Uno form factor, and everything you need for edge-computing applications