Mouser Electronics lately announces the winners of its Mouser Electronics India IoT Design Contest. The contest commenced in December 2015, congregated engineers, students, and hobbyists to unleash their creativity by designing Internet of Things (IoT) projects integrating Murata and Broadcom components.
Coming to the end of its ground-breaking journey in July 2016, the semiconductor distributor major recognized the top three winning teams at its prime Mouser’s Thought Leadership Forum on August 17.
The winning projects were sought to be selected on the basis of their practical engineering viability and industry-ready standards which included – quality of the design, written documentation and effective use of components available from Mouser.
The prime three recognitions and their projects:
- First Prize was awarded to Visakan NL for a project that could potentially save many lives when implemented in busy cities like Bangalore. The project handles signal prioritization for emergency vehicles and public transit systems, and has the potential to enable ambulances and fire engines to cut through the otherwise unbeatable traffic in congested cities. The winning design uses the IoT concept to manage traffic light systems to allow emergency vehicles to glide through green lights to reach their destination quicker.
- Second Prize went to Bharath Sudarshan for a portable smart vaccine monitor system that helps people manage their medications. The design employs IoT concepts to send alerts to caregivers’ mobile devices that provide updates, warnings about outdated vaccination information, and information regarding patient status.
- Third Prize was awarded to Mr. Suresh VS for a smart driver e-monitoring and alert system. The system employs cloud computing, big data, and IoT to help save lives through real-time, sensor-based alerts in crisis situations.
“Mouser is proud to be a major sponsor of the IoT Design Contest, donating electronic components to contestants in partnership with its valued supplier partners, Murata and Broadcom. Our support helps inspire tomorrow’s engineers, said Mark Burr-Lonnon, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of APAC and EMEA Business. “We are dedicated to inspiring young people’s interest in science and technology, and we are proud to sponsor a program that supports the brightest young minds and future engineers. We hope our wide range of electronic components will enable people to create whatever their imagination sparks.”
Cash prizes were duly kept as Rs. 80,000 for First Place; Rs. 60,000 for Second Place; and Rs. 40,000 for Third Place. The event was collaboratively sponsored by Mouser Electronics, Murata, and Broadcom, and managed by EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.