The winning entries included a smart doorbell, enhanced exercise bike and a device to improve room ambiance. 20 community members were asked to design a prototype using a designated Bluetooth development board.
The three winners were:
• First Prize – Shabaz Yousaf from the UK who designed a smart doorbell using the Texas Instruments CC2640R2 LaunchPad board, custom PCBs and Bluetooth Low Energy. The project video can be seen here https://bit.ly/2KCnXsz.
• Runner-up – Yuri Tikhonov from Russia designed a Smart Exercise Bike Computer with the NXP FRDM-KW41Z.
• 3rd Prize – Sakthivigneshwar R from India build an AAPSAD (Adaptive Ambiance for People with Stress and Depression) device featuring facial recognition. If the device detects that someone is upset, it disperses aromatherapy, plays a soothing image and changes the lighting.
Nine other candidates received a “finisher prize pack” for successfully completing the 11-week build challenge.