element14 Pty Ltd announces the 15 finalists of the ‘Forget Me Not’ design challenge organised in partnership with EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation.
The ‘Forget Me Not’ global design competition encourages participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring and automation. The 15 finalists will receive a core kit featuring popular products such as EnOcean Pi, EnOcean Sensor Kit and WiPi, an oscilloscope courtesy of Tektronix and the new Raspberry Pi B+.
Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14 observed that the design competition received submissions in great numbers from all over the world. She added that it was difficult to create a shortlist of 15 out of all the submissions received.
Competitors will have until October 24, 2014 to complete their projects using their product bundle, which includes Eclipse SmartHome, an open-source software framework that helps accelerate the development of home automation solutions. Each contestant also has a budget of $500 to acquire additional materials.
Hailing from countries including New Zealand, India, Finland, Italy, Australia, Finland, Germany, Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States, the finalists will be working on a wide range of proposed projects include everything from a smart home security system to technology allowing the user to feed their pet remotely or tell them if they’ve left laundry in the washing machine.
element14 will also provide an additional five participants with Raspberry Pi B+ units, EnOcean kits and sensors to continue developing the builds they proposed.
The grand prize winner of the design challenge will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany, as well as a product bundle valued at more than $20,000 and containing a Tektronix MDO3104 oscilloscope with a built-in spectrum analyser, a full license for EnOcean Link middleware and an EnOcean EDK 350 Developer Kit. The runner up will receive a bundle including a Rapiro DIY Robot Kit and an EnOcean EDK 350 Developer Kit. Finally, the people’s choice winner, who will be chosen by a vote on the award-winning element14 design community, will receive an EnOcean EDK 350 Developer Kit.