🎉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!
We are working on a forum and a separate webpage. If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact us via email!


Monitoring system for smart farming

  • What is the goal of your project?
    We want to collect data from several sensors thanks to TAPAS board and then using artificial intelligence we can grow better crops.

  • How does the technical set-up look like?
    A TAPAS board (or more) connected with several sensors on a quadrocopter

  • How do you want to implement your idea? (step-by-step guide, schematics, plan, video or presentation will help!)
    1. We want to define our requirements;
    2. Test our tools;
    3. Develop a software platform;

  • Are you working in a team? List the names of your team members.
    We are a liquid team.

  • How many TAPAS boards will you need for your project?
    At least one.




  • Pasquale Simonetti
  • May 27 2018
  • Stefan Steinmüller [TAPAS team] commented
    May 29, 2018 08:24

    Hi Pasquale,

    Thank you for the submission.

    It would be great if you can provide detailed schematic, an implementation plan and most importantly how TAPAS board fits in your idea. Please reply at the earliest as the deadline is soon approaching.

    Pleas keep in mind, that the TAPAS is a "48V, 3-phase GaN power stage with on-board filters." (https://github.com/SDI-SoftwareDefinedInverter/TAPAS/blob/master/README.md)

    If I understand your Idea the right way, you are looking for a device to read out sensors collecting some data from the environment. For this purpose, a Raspberry Pi would suit much better.

    On the other hand, if you want to power the motors on the Quadrocopter, you will propably have a hard time trying to drive  4 Motors with one single TAPAS Board.

    Best Regards,

    Stefan @ TAPAS Team



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