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Welcome to WIZnet’s annual IoT design contest!

While the last contest was Ethernet based, this contest will be Wi-Fi based.

For this contest, contestants will be able to sample from our WIzFi360 production line.
This includes the WizFi360-EVB-Pico (a Raspberry Pico based Wi-Fi solution), the WizFi360-EVB-Mini, and the
WizFi360-PA module. Contestants will be able to sample one of these products and display their maker skill set in this contest.

WizFi360 is registered as Arm’s official shield for Open-CMSIS-Pack and is officially registered and
used on various platforms such as Azure Certified. WizFi360 supports AWS AT Command as well as
AWS SDK, and also supports various development environments, such as Arduino, C/C++, Python,
FreeRtos, and more. All these functions make it easy for WizFi360 products to assist in connecting to
the wireless network.

Winners of this contest will be awarded the latest Apple iPad Pro model!
Whether be a group or individual, winners will be prized with just one iPad Pro.




How It Works


You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
You are at least 13 years of age.

You are not a resident of Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela.

You are not involved in the execution or administration of this contest.

You are not an immediate family member or household member of a WIZnet employee, officer, director, representative of WIZnet, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.


SponsorAdministrator: WIZnet CO., Ltd. 5F Humax Village, 216 Hwangsaeul-ro, Bundang-gu Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 13595 Korea


What other conditions am I agreeing to by entering?By entering this contest, you are agreeing to the following statements:

You agree to abide by these full rules.

You agree to abide by the policies outlines on WIZnet’s website, including Terms of Service, Code of Conduct, and Privacy Policy.

You agree to release and hold harmless WIZnet and their retrospective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest, or any prize won.

You agree that your personal data including your name email address, personal address, phone number, and any other personal information disclosed during the duration of this contest may be shared with and used by WIZnet in order to facilitate the execution of this contest.

You agree that WIZnet’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this contest.

You agree that, by accepting a prize, WIZnet may use your proper name and state of residence online and in print or any other media, in connection with his contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited the law.


Potential winners will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability Waiver  and where not prohibited a Publicity Release ("Declaration"), which must be received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration (as applicable) or fails to provide any requested information within the required time period, potential winner forfeits the prize.


HOW TO PARTICIPATEHardware (70%) + Software (30%)

Welcome to WIZnet’s annual IoT design contest!

Submission must be unique compared to registered content at maker.wiznet.io
ex) Application using TinyML


Improved efficiency for home & industrial usage
ex) Application for remote control


An application that maximizes the WizFi360 functionality
ex) IP-Cam, Internet Radio


Well-established example of using other libraries
ex) CMSIS Wi-Fi, WebSocket, SSL


PCB or Case manufacturing, Compact design or ease of connecting to commercial goods
ex) PLC, Coin module


Interface design for ease of use with commercial products (Plug-in or Cabling)
ex) Arduino shield, STEMMA/Qwiic, ST-PMOD/PMOD


Applications for Cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP, Yun)
Application for Public Data (Stock, Weather, Air Quality etc.)
Gateway , Home Agent, etc.
ex) WiFi2BLE, WiFi2ZBEE, WiFi2ETH


Part of grading will be based on how the participant promotes his/her project via social media or platforms such as Hackster.io

Content registration (20 points)

key points: ex) Summary of ideas, circuit diagrams (if necessary), main codes, deliverables, demo video
or a project post on your SNS (Blog, YouTube, etc).


Quality of final submission (50 points)
post quality can be graded by the explanation level of either post or video, number of views (YouTube), etc.

Technical level (10 points)

Creativity (10 points)

Reusability of the submission (10 points)


WizFi360 Brief

WizFi360 is a low-cost Wi-Fi solution which not only is Azure Certified and supports AWS SDK examples, but also is the official Wi-Fi Shield for Arm Open-CMSIS-pack and Keil Studio Cloud; and lastly, comes in a Raspberry Pi Pico compatible board form-factor

Closer look at WizFi360

WizFi360 enables microcontrollers to connect to 2.4Ghz WiFi using IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards, and was designed to provide time-to-market savings for your device as it can be a standalone internet-enabling solution. WizFi360 supports Espressif-like AT command list for easy migration from ESP8266.
The following attributes of WizFi360 were extracted from its datasheet
For more details: https://docs.wiznet.io/Product/Open-Source-Hardware/wizfi360-evb-pico

WiFi 2.4G, 802.11 b/g/n

  • · Station / SoftAP / SoftAP+Station operation modes
  • · UART / SPI
  • · ‘Data pass-through’ and ‘AT command data transfer’ mode
  • · Baud rate up to 2Mbps with 16 common values
  • · Supports firmware upgrade by UART Download / OTA (via WLAN)
  • · Industrial grade (operating temperature range: -40 ° C ~ 85 ° C)
  • · CE, FCC, KC, K-MIC(TELEC), RoHS, REACH certified
  • WizFi360-PA

  • WizFi360-CON

  • WizFi360io-C

  • WizFi360io-H

WizFi360 comes in four options: the PA version comes with onboard pattern antenna and the CON version requires a u.fl connector.
The other two are altered into an internet-offload (io) module; WizFi360io-C is an interface board with SMW200-06 connector and 5 V support,
whereas WizFi360io-H is a pin-header type
interface board with 2.00 mm pin header.

There are multiple evaluation boards for WizFi360 as well for easy testing and prototyping.
WizFi360-EVB-Shield is the common eval board which can also be used as an Arduino shield.
WizFi360-EVB-Mini is a more compact sized eval board and is the same form factor as the NodeMCU V2.
WizFi360-EVB-Pico is based on Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 is pin compatible with Raspberry Pi Pico board, which can be used for developing wireless IoT solutions.

  • WizFi360-EVB-Shield

  • WizFi360-EVB-Mini

  • WizFi360-EVB-Pico

WizFi360 in various ecosystems

DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists can easily develop their application for WizFi360 using WizFi360 Arduino library currently maintained by our friends in Kocoafab.

For RP2040 family boards, WIZnet already released C/C++ SDK and sample codes

CircuitPython and MicroPython SDK are currently WIP.
WizFi360 was also selected as one of the official Wi-Fi Shields for Arm Open-CMSIS-Pack and Keil Studio Cloud development.
WIZnet values collaboration and continues to provide as many tools and example codes as possible in order to ease the overall development process.
Since its release, WIZnet already sold more than 1 million modules globally.

WizFi360 is a perfect choice for mobile wireless applications such as remote monitoring and sensor applica¬tions. The ease of integration and program¬ming can vastly reduce development time and minimize system cost. Depending on your project needs, WIZnet is ready to offer firmware customization services, whether it is custom AT-command or applica¬tion-specific program.