Throughout the next year, we'll host monthly activities for you to take your skills to the edge with the Edge Impulse platform. Train a board, create a dataset or perform a task - show off your skills for a chance to win prizes!

Super Sony Spresense

The team at Sony has created a small but powerful microcontroller board that is ready to run Edge Impulse machine learning models. With 6 Arm Cortex-M4 cores, 1.5 mb of RAM, GPS, camera input, onboard audio, and plenty of expansion options for sensors, WiFi, cellular and more, the Spresense can be used in a wide variety of projects.

November Activity

This is your chance to get up to speed on the Sony Spresense and it’s TinyML capabilities. Review two projects  that make great use of Edge Impulse running on the Spresense and the getting started guide below, then take a short quiz for a shot at winning a Spresense of your own as part of November's prize bundle!

Step 1

Join the Edge Impulse community at hackster.io/EdgeImpulse.

Step 2

Sign up for an Edge Impulse account at studio.edgeimpulse.com/signup.

Step 3

Review the three resources below & complete the quiz.

Resource #1

Resource #2

Resource #3

Free Car Parking Monitoring Device

Remote Leak Monitoring with AI Detection and Alerting

Sony's Spresense Getting Started Guide

Quiz closes November 27, 2022 at 11:59PM PT.

November Prize

Edge Impulse will be giving away three prize bundles to eligible activity submissions. 

Winners will be announced December 2, 2022.

Edge Impulse Swag

Additional Resources


Other Project Tutorials

Using AI and IoT to Help Grow Food in Remote Greenhouses

Use embedded ML on low-power microcontrollers to analyze crops in greenhouses without power & send the results over LPWAN networks

Using Sony Spresence & EI, turns analog oil tank meter into digital, realtime update on the app help delivery company optimize operation.

Using computer vision on a Sony Spresense to count traffic in a bicycle lane.

Estimating plant growth parameters for high throughput phenotyping using regression and EdgeImpulse on low power Sony Spresense under 0.35A!

Find more projects featuring Edge Impulse and Sony Spresense on Hackster.io.

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Get Started with Edge Impulse

You must be registered on Edge Impulse to be eligible to win Take It to the Edge Activities. 

Past Featured Technology

Click on the links below for details, learning resources and winner announcements from our past activities and featured technologies. 

Keyword spotting, otherwise known as wake word detection, is a form of voice recognition that allows computers to listen for and respond to specific words. In keyword spotting, a device listens for a keyword or phrase and triggers an action based on what is spoken. Review the resources below to gain a better understanding of this popular technology and learn how to train a device to recognize your own keyword or phrase. 

The Raspberry Pi Pico is a low-cost development board that use a microcontroller (Cortex-M) processor. The Pico (and brand-new Pico W) are low-power, small devices that have more modest capabilities than a regular Raspberry Pi, but excel when it comes to size, battery life, and ease of prototyping. With 264kB on-chip SRAM and 2MB on-board flash, the Pico can even run lightweight tinyML models for basic sensor-driven AI workloads.

August: TinyML on the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense

The Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense is one of the most feature-packed Arduino boards, with a built-in temperature sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and microphone (and more). This makes it a great platform for building monitoring and sensing projects and devices. You'll be able to sample raw data, build models, and deploy trained machine learning models directly from the Edge Impulse Studio.

The Extremely Extensible ESP32

The ESP32 is a small, low cost microcontroller with bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, making it ideal for IoT products and applications. It's dual-core processor is strong enough to run TinyML models, opening up endless possibilities for building smart sensors, wearables / health devices, basic vision applications, and more.

The Espressif ESP-EYE development board based on Espressif's ESP32 chip is fully supported by Edge Impulse. The ESP-EYE is equipped with a 2-Megapixel camera and a microphone making it perfect for image recognition and audio processing applications.

Diving Into Data

In most cases, data is the most important factor in creating a successful TinyML project. Sure, hardware selection, power, and connectivity matter too, but without good training data, your model likely won’t be accurate enough to perform it’s intended function out in the world!

Looking for more inspiration?

Find tutorials featuring Edge Impulse on Hackster.io.


Who is eligible to participate?

How do I enter the giveaway?

How do I know if I won?

  1. Be a Hackster community member & join the Edge Impulse platform hub.
  2. Sign up for an Edge Impulse account.
  3. Complete the activity and fill out the form above.

Everyone is eligible to complete activities and learn about Edge Impulse. However, you are only eligible to win or be awarded prizes if:

  • You are at least 13 years of age
  • You are not a resident of Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Russia or Ukraine.
  • You are not involved in the execution of "Take it to the Edge."
  • You are not an immediate family member or household member of a Hackster, Avnet or Edge Impulse employee. 

Winners will be announced on this page within 5 business days after a quiz is closed. Winners will also be contacted via the email used when submitting their quiz. 

I won a prize! When will I receive it?

Do I need to pay taxes/customs fees on my prize shipment?

The prize fulfillment process will take up to 8 weeks after winners have been announced. You will receive an email when your prize is shipped. If you need to make any changes to your address during that time, please contact us at events@hackster.io.

No, Hackster will ship all the prizes and will cover the taxes/customs fees associated with shipment.

Other questions?

If you have any questions regarding this giveaway, please contact us at events@hackster.io.

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