element14 has declared its latest Project14 design contest entitled ‘Digital Fever’.
The challenge celebrates the freedom of all things digital, from digital logic, and programming for complex decision making, to FPGA, which can be configured to do just about anything.
Members of the online community will have the opportunity to design any type of digital project with a free choice of components.
The best five proposals that utilize the Arduino MKR VIDOR Board or PSCoC4200 board from Cypress Infineon will receive boards to help complete their projects.
Ideas for inspiration include:
- Digital Logic µFR NFC Card Reader – part 1 shows how you can make a simple console program that checks the type of card is on top of the reader, and get the card ID.
- VidorScout – MKR Vidor 4000 Mobile Robot, an autonomous mobile robot that uses Sensor Fusion which combines camera vision, Time of Flight Sensor data and IR Sensors to identify objects for both avoidance and object identification.
- Flipping Core Memory Bits Directly With a Magnetic Stylus, a snake game works
Members looking to tackle a project utilizing FPGA can brush up on their skills by delving into the vast range of resources available on the element14 community including projects undertaken by members of its Path II Programmable training program, its range of essentials courses and FPGA group.
A monthly design competition opens to makers and engineers of all backgrounds and skill levels, Project14 was developed to promote shared learning and cooperation among members of the element14 Community.
Participants are asked to document their progress through a series of blogs, with the best-executed projects eligible for a chance of winning a $200 credit for use at Newark in North America, Farnell in Europe, or element14 in the Asia Pacific.
All Project14 challenges are based on suggestions from element14 community members, with each month’s theme selected by a public poll.
The Digital Fever contest was inspired by a suggestion from Jan Cumps who wanted to “flip that bit” with a digital logic competition involving anything from FPGA, logic gate ICs, CMOS logic, TTL, DTL, and discrete.
To enter the Project14 Digital Fever Contest, participants simply need to register an account at the element14 Community and submit a blog entry detailing their idea and how they plan to develop it.