Element14 launches the “Sustain The World” design challenge with focus on greener systems. The challenge is to create new designs with a positive environmental impact that can be applied to a variety of sustainable ventures including recycling, CO2 monitoring, pollution monitoring, and more.
Example projects include micro-plastics monitoring buoys, remote pollution monitoring, roadside littering monitors, CO2 monitoring stations, self-compacting trash cans, recycling composition testers, sea level and levy monitors, automatic tree planters, trash collection bots, and so on.
“Designers and engineers are in the unique situation to innovate solutions that inspire a safer, greener future,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for the element14 community. “element14 has teamed up with Infineon to inspire our community of more than 720,000 members to put their design skills to work.”
A variety of evaluation boards and kits are provided by Infineon, including the Platform2GO XMC4200 MCU, the TLE94112EL motor controller, the DPS422 pressure sensor, the TLV493D A1B6 MS2GO magnetic sensor and a PROFET+2 12 smart switch shield.
Although the “Sustain The World” design challenge is open to everyone, element14 Community members can apply to receive one of 20 free challenge kits featuring the above Infineon products to create their designs. Applications close on 25th May and challengers will be announced on 1st June. Then, participants will have until 10th August to blog about and build their projects. Winners will be announced on 17th August.
The first-place challenger will win $500 donated to the charity of their choice, 100 trees planted, an Envirocycle Home Composter, Click and Grow Home Smart IoT Garden, and a reusable metal straw and cutlery set. The runner up will receive $250 donated to the charity of their choice, 100 trees planted, the Click and Grow Home Smart IoT Garden, and a reusable metal straw and cutlery set. All other participants who blog about the build process and outcome of the challenge receive a Solar USB charger battery bank as well as 10 trees planted in their honour.
You can find out more at: https://www.element14.com/community/community/design-challenges/sustain-the-world-design-challenge