IoT Design Contest 2021

IoT Design Contest 2021

About the competition

This is the 1st annual IoT Design Competition hosted by the UF IoT Students Club. This competition is sponsored by the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World and Texas Instruments. In this competition team with no more than 4 members participate by selecting one design topic and they will need to build an IoT edge device and demonstrate its functionality. The team is responsible for hardware integration, packaging with custom or off-the-shelf enclosure, communication, and software installation during the competition.

This contest promotes the participation of our undergraduate student population in the application of IoT technology to solve real-life problems, enhancing their understanding and creating awareness about the enormous prospect the IoT technology brings. We expect the contest, run by a student body, would help stimulate students’ interest in the broad field of IoT and contribute towards creating a well-trained future workforce in the nation.

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students

Starter Kit: Team will be provided with the Launchpad module by Texas Instruments (TI) and contains Sensor Module, Battery

Design Topics

  1. Smart Bike Assistant – An IoT device that can be used by student bikers for campus use of their Bikes. Specific features of interest include but not limited to the location of bikes, location & status of bike parking areas nearby, campus navigation, safety alerts during the commute.
  2. Pet-O-Meter – A smart wearable for pets (cats/dogs) to monitor their activity (and possibly other behavioral parameters, e.g., sleep pattern, for health monitoring) throughout the day and to encourage them healthy behavior (e.g., encouraging activity when low activity is recorded).
  3. Open Topic – Create your own IoT system with any IoT devices (smart and connected endpoint device) that targets a specific application that is an IoT-enabled technique.

 Note – Team must choose either of the topics or open topic as specified and submit a 2-page proposal on the features and design plan for their device in a specific format that we provide.

Register Here

competition Timeline

REGISTRATION PHASE COMPETITION PHASE JUDGEMENT PHASE
  Deadline: 30 Apr  2021

 

  • A team of 4(maximum) will be registering for the competition using the sign-up form.
  • The team should fill up the proposal submission form no later than the deadline mentioned. The given team address should be valid to receive the starter kits.
  • Choose a design topic and propose a solution with supporting information as a document in the proposal form.
  • There is no registration fee for this competition.
Begins: 07 May 2021

Deadline: 11 Jun 2021

-TENTATIVE dates

  • Qualifiers will be announced by the 1st of March based on the proposal given to the topic selected and the actual competition begins with the qualified teams.
  • Qualified teams will start receiving the starter Kits(TI Launchpad, Sensor Module, Battery) and should start working on the problem statement proposed to their given address.
  • The team should present the complete project solution by making a short-sized video no later than the deadline. (More details will be updated like the platform to share video, size, time limit, presentation rules)
Winners announcement on  21 Jun 2021

-TENTATIVE date

  • 10 Finalists will be shortlisted for final judgment and notification to these teams will be sent by Jun 14, 2021
  • Winners will be announced after evaluating the project demos and presentation by the jury team.
  • For Non-UF students, Awardee recipients will have to complete University of Florida (UF) vendor paperwork to receive their award/cash prize
  • For UF students, the cash prize may affect their financial aid.

 

Prizes & Awards

Total cash prize worth $6000 followed by physical Prizes & Certificates

  • 1st place   – $3000
  • 2nd place – $2000
  • 3rd place  – $1000

The cash prize is sponsored by the Warren B. Nelms Institute and physical prizes are sponsored by Texas Instruments.

Contact

Any questions and queries? contact IoT Students Club

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