Today your Journey into Hardware begins!

Learn everything about the Challenge to get started

Who is this Challenge for?

The reasons to join are as diverse as the people doing it. Some we hear often...

I have a Dream!

You have a dream hardware project, but you feared or lacked the knowledge to start building it.

I want to develop my career!

You might want to complement your formal education to land a job in a hardware start-up or an industry 4.0 consultancy.

I want to get back to it!

You want to get back the joy of hands-on tinkering. It is time to refresh your knowledge!

I want to apply my knowledge!

You are a college major in some technical field and want to get hands-on experience besides all the theory.

I got some spare time!

You got more spare time now, so you are looking for a fun way to get into electronics and hardware.

I want to get to the Core of it!

You have some technical background and want to learn what is the granular building blocks of all modern technologies.

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Why does the Challenge work so well?

Our receipt is science-based but simple, hands-on learning, a clear structure, and a great community. That's it!

Scientific Foundation

Most traditional STEM lectures are boring and ineffective

Students achieve much higher test scores in Mathematics and Sciences when taught with hands-on methods instead of just memorizing formulas and theories.

Many struggle to build new sustainable Habits on their own

80% of New Year's resolvers fail to make the desired change. Two major reasons are lack of accountability and company. It's just too easy to make up excuses.

Our Learning Methodology

The latest scientific research fuels our learning methodology.

1. Learn

Learn the underlying principals interactively

4. Share

Share your daily progress with others to grow together

2. Practice

Practice your new knowledge and skills with daily experiments

3. Apply

Build real-world projects to connect the dots

1. Learn

Learn the underlying principals interactively

2. Practice

Practice your new knowledge and skills with daily experiments

3. Apply

Build real-world projects to connect the dots

4. Share

Share your daily progress with others to grow together

What you will learn?

Choose what interests you the most. You can commit to all four sprints or a subset

Days
1

Electronics

  • Day 0-30
You learn all the basics about electricity and electronics. It helps you build a solid foundation and master al the electrical components and concepts to reason about electricity.
Hardware Knowledge
  • Electrical Components
  • Basic Electronics Concepts
  • Integrated Circuits
Practical Skills
  • Circuit Diagrams
  • Multimeter
  • Data sheets
30

Project I

  • Day 31-50
Apply what you have learned about electronics and create a real-world project. On the way, you'll pick up some practical skills like soldering!
Hardware Knowledge
  • Electrical Components
  • Basic Electronics Concepts
  • Integrated Circuits
Practical Skills
  • Soldering
  • Oscilloscope
50

Arduino

  • Day 51-80
Learn how to build digital circuits based on programmable microcontrollers. Arduino, as the most user-friendly platform, is a fantastic starting point.
Hardware Knowledge
  • Electrical Components
  • Basic Electronics Concepts
  • Integrated Circuits
Practical Skills
  • Programming
80

Project II

  • Day 81-100
Build your most advanced project by applying everything you learned about electronics and microcontrollers!
Hardware Knowledge
  • Electrical Components
  • Basic Electronics Concepts
  • Integrated Circuits
Practical Skills
  • PCB Design
100

Ready to start your journey?

Which Hardware do I need?

The wide range of hardware kits can be overwhelming. Here you find the kits you really need to succeed.

Electronic Starter Kits

  • Day 1-30
  • $ 12-23

These kits include everything you need to get through the first Electronics sprint

Arduino Kits

  • Day 51-80
  • $ 20-60

These include an Arduino microcontroller and components to complete the second Arduino sprint

Project Kits

  • Day 31-100
  • $ 12-20

To apply your learnings in your project sprits, get yourself some project kits to build something real

Tools

  • Day 1-100
  • $ 12-40

During the whole challenge you will learn how to handle different tools which will make your life much easier

What does it cost to join?

The challenge is all community-driven! You can simply participate without buying anything but your hardware components.

Community

Full access to all community guides & resources and no Credit Card required.

Free

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