Browsing: Digilent Design Contests
With the growth of computer science and cybernetics, the first mobile robots debuted during World War II. In the decades since, further advancements have made it possible to create a wide range of mobile robots, all with varying purposes and capabilities. But now, Instructables user MarioaraR explains how to make your very own Spy Rover with a chipKIT Wi-FIRE.
One of the teams in the Digilent Design Contest 2015 designed the “Keep Close to Me” robot. It was created to make life easier for seniors and other mobility-limited groups. It can fetch pills or carry a glass of water by moving within a specified environment. This innovative project is in its first iteration but shows a good deal of promise.
The Digilent Design Contest Europe 2015 is finally over, and we can’t wait to share some of our favorite moments!
Talented students and advisers across Europe attended the finals of the Digilent Design Contest 2015 held at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca on May 16-17. Some of them traveled from Italy, France, Serbia, Hungary, and other far-flung regions in Romania driven by the strong desire to show off the projects they have been working for the last four or five months with the Digilent hardware provided.
One of the really cool projects to come out of the Digilent Design Contest is a virtual touchscreen game hands-on tutorial for the ZYBO. This Instructable provides step-by-step instructions for customizing hardware to emulate a touchscreen on a simple TFT (thin-film transistor) monitor using camera and finger detection
This coming weekend, participants in the Digilent Design Contest Europe will travel to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from Hungary, Serbia, France, Italy, Poland, and Greece. They will defend their projects in front of a honorary judge from Xilinx Ireland, Microchip Romania, professors from Montpellier-France, and Cluj-Napoca. I am excited to see the final submission projects on http://www.digilentdesigncontest.com/2015-eu-contest-entries.html.
To me, one of the most enjoyable company events is being a judge for the Digilent Design Contest US each year. I get to meet the talented students who are involved and play around the innovative applications powered by Digilent hardware. As Digilent boards are used worldwide, the Digilent Design Contest is also held worldwide in Europe, Japan, and China. Every two years, Digilent will bring top teams from each region to compete for the world championship. This year, the worldwide finals were held at the Digilent China Training Center in Shanghai.