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!

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.

September Activity

Follow the steps below to get acquainted with Edge Impulse and the ESP32’s capabilities using the Edge ML platform. Then take a short quiz for a chance to win September'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 projects below & complete the quiz.

Project #1

Project #2

Gesture Classification with ESP32 and TinyML

ESP32-CAM: TinyML Image Classification - Fruits vs Veggies

Check back October 10th for our next activity.

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September Prize

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

Winners will be announced October 7, 2022.

Edge Impulse Swag

Additional Resources


Announcing Official Support for Espressif ESP-EYE (ESP32)

Getting Started with Edge Impulse on Espressif ESP-EYE (ESP32)

Add Sight to Your ESP32

Learn how to flash the latest firmware and use the Edge Impulse CLI to configure the ESP32.

More Project Tutorials

Edge Driving Monitor

Driving Monitor that tracks the driver's blind spots with a warning system created with an ESP32 CAM and powered by Edge Impulse.

Use an ESP-32 Cam and an Edge Impulse model to take photos of your avian friends visiting your solar-powered bird feeder!

Find more projects featuring Edge Impulse and ESP32 on Hackster.io

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.

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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