🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
What's next?
We are now preparing the next steps for you, the community. Please stay tuned!
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efficient brushless dc motor controller

Today many applications use BLDC Motors because of high power density and high efficiency. The idea is to build a universal controller based on Tapas for ebikes, rc-cars, planes etc. and compare the eff., switching freq. and energy density with existing mosfet inverters...

  • Martin Strasser
  • Mar 5 2018
  • Mar 20, 2018

    Admin Response

    This idea will get a TAPAS dev kit.

  • Dominic Buchstaller commented
    March 05, 2018 13:15

    Sounds great ... can you provide some more detail what you mean by "universal controller"?

  • Joachim Feld commented
    March 12, 2018 11:50

    We need a cost efficient solution for our AGV (autonomous guided vehicles) business. Probably we could integrate low-level driving functions into the inverter like differential steering with two motors or steering with 4 Omni-wheels (which is then autonomously executed by inverters) --> Multi inverter solution preferred probably with PROFINET interface.

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    March 15, 2018 14:54

    Great idea! Our TAPAS team will contact you regarding a free TAPAS board shortly.

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:03

    Hi Martin,

    how is it going? Do you need any help regarding the realization of your project?
    Here is just a friendly reminder that submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June. :-)
    We are really excited to see your progress!
    Please post the progress within your idea board submission.

    PS: We want to do a community call with you! Please use our doodle to find a date which fits best for you. :-)

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Jacqueline Hofmann commented
    June 20, 2018 11:53

    Hey Martin,

    Please keep in mind that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already looking forward to seeing how you brought the TAPAS board to life! :-) Remember that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please upload your presentation and everything you want to share with us in your idea board entry.

    Good luck :-)

    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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