The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing everything from consumer electronics to healthcare-related technology. It’s transforming how humans interact with electronic systems and the Internet, as well as advancing the ways machines connect with other machines. The leaders driving progress in the IoT field are inventive engineers and creative electronics enthusiasts who are passionate about embedded systems, the Internet, and problem solving. They are using low-power microcontrollers and “smart” sensors to change the world.
Back in March 2014, WIZnet launched the Connect the Magic 2014 Design Challenge and called on engineers around the globe to join the IoT revolution. The challenge was to incorporate at least one WIZnet WIZ550io Ethernet module or W5500 chip in inventive ’Net-connected systems for a chance win prizes and gain international recognition. The project submission deadline was August 3, 2014.
After reviewing all the entries and scoring them on their technical merit, originality, usefulness, cost-effectiveness, and design optimization, the judges’ results are now final. Congratulations to all winners!
Chimaera: The Poly-Magneto-Phonic Theremin
Hans Peter Portner (Switzerland)
LCDTV Server: Streaming Media Using Ethernet/USB Adapter
Lindsay Meek (Australia)
Claudiu Chiculita (Romania)
David Penrose (United States)
Dean Boman (United States)
WIZpix: Internet-Connected Pixel Controller
Robert Gasiorowski (United States)
Radko Bankras (The Netherlands)
Clayton Gumbrell (Australia)
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