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!

July Technology Feature

TinyML on a Raspberry Pi Pico

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.

July Activity

For July's challenge, read the two projects below to learn about various applications that can be built with the Pico or Pico W and Edge Impulse, then take a short quiz to show us what you learned! Quiz participants will be entered in the drawing to win July's prize bundle - a Raspberry Pi Pico, Grove Starter Kit for the Pico and Edge Impulse Swag.

  1. Join the Edge Impulse community at hackster.io/EdgeImpulse.
  2. Sign up for an Edge Impulse account at studio.edgeimpulse.com/signup.
  3. Review project #1 and #2 below.
  4. Complete the quiz below to show us what you learned!

Quiz closes July 24th at 11:59PM Pacific.

TinyML on Raspberry Pi Pico Winners




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Additional Resources

Use the resources below to learn about the Raspberry Pi Pico, and how when combined with Edge Impulse, it can make an impact across a wide variety of topics like sustainability and environment, health, industry, energy, and more.


Learn how to connect Raspberry Pi's RP2040 to Edge Impulse, by flashing the latest firmware and using the Edge Impulse CLI to configure the device.

Project Tutorials

Pen + pineapple = Pineapplepen. What about Pico + Machine Learning?

An intelligent device for seniors which detects falls and sends emergency alert messages with location information using a cellular network.

Using machine learning to build a gesture recognition system that runs on a tiny microcontroller, the RP2040.

Raspberry Pi Pico runs Edge Impulse’s Sensor Fusion software to read data from gas, temperature, and humidity sensors and tells you if your food is burning.

Find more projects featuring Edge Impulse and Raspberry Pi Pico on Hackster.io.

July Prize

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

Winners will be announced July 29, 2022.

Edge Impulse Swag

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. 

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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