ūüéČWe can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! ūüéČ
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 ūüėÉ The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Voice controled fan/heater/air conditioner with Amazon Alexa

I would like to use the TAPAS board to realise a home Automation product.

My plan is to integrate an (electrical) air conditioner or heater with the TAPAS board and a ESP8266 Wifi chip in a compatible workspace to switch on/off and between different fan speeds. Something like : Alexa:"switch air conditioner to speed level 2"

 Further my plan is to extend the project with a temperature sensor so I can realize a control.  The Tapas Board will control the fan speed so that the temperature approach the requested Value.

Alexa:"cool room to 20¬įC"

This is maybe not a high dynamic system for which is the TAPAS made for but maybe a voice controlled application is tranferable to other industrial ideas.


And I would like to "play" with TAPAS :)

  • Florian Opitz
  • Mar 6 2018
  • Mar 20, 2018

    Admin Response

    This idea will get a TAPAS dev kit.

  • Dominic Buchstaller commented
    March 06, 2018 14:35

    Awesome idea!

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    March 15, 2018 14:52

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

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:05

    Hey Florian, 

    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 12:00

    Hi Florian,

    Don't forget that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already curious to see the results of your project :-) Keep in mind that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please post your project visualization and all related documents within your idea board entry :-)


    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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