SSCS Arduino Contest


  • SSCS is running a competition challenging high-school and undergraduate students in the US and Canada to compete for CASH PRIZES!
  • The goal of this competition is to show students how FUN and EASY electronics can be!
  • Students are challenged to build an Arduino-based project based on a theme.
  • This season’s theme: Music. Build us an Arduino-based musical instrument that will blow us away!
  • Official website available at:

The 2024 contest is open now!

How it Works

  1. Join it: Form your team of up to three students.
  2. Get it: Use your own Arduino, or head to our website to pick up a starter kit!
  3. Learn it: Become an expert with our FREE 5-minute tutorial videos.
  4. Think it: Create an Arduino-based project based on this season’s theme.
  5. Build it: Make sure to stick to the allowed components list!
  6. Show it: Submit your project by uploading a 3-minute video before the deadline.
  7. Win it: Win PRIZES and WORLDWIDE recognition!

Allowed Components

  • 1 Atmega microcontroller
  • 1 breadboard
  • Wires
  • Resistors & capacitors
  • 3 potentiometers
  • 1 number pad
  • 4 push-buttons
  • 2 switches
  • 4 transistors
  • 1 DC motor with driver
  • 1 servo motor
  • 1 ultrasonic ranging sensor
  • 1 photo-resistor sensor
  • 1 piezo buzzer

2023 Awards

We are awarding 25 prizes to students AND TEACHERS.

  • High-school Students: 14 awards to be won of up to USD $500.
  • Undergraduate Students: 7 awards to be won of up to USD $1000.
  • Teachers: 4 prizes of USD $500 are awarded to high schools with the highest participation.


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