🎉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!

Power in build environment

i often work on many small projects a the same time, however they all have different power requirements. It’s a pain to have to reconfigure equipment to provide the required power. I’d like to use TAPAS as a way to build power into my software build framework. That way I’d just have to start a script to make the project run, and connect it, without setting up other equipment.


  • What is the goal of your project?

to develop a way to integrate TAPAS into my software build environment to configure power needs for my projects.

  • How does the technical set-up look like?

a possible set of raspberry pis one or more to interface with the hardware and 1 or more with tapas to provide different power requirements.

  • How do you want to implement your idea? (step-by-step guide, schematics, plan, video or presentation will help!)

1. Investigate TAPAS operation and consider different power profile specifications that could be considered

2. Develop python scripts to specify power delivery and co-ordinate between different TAPAS boards to ensure power is initsised in correct sequence 

3. Test protrude ideas

  • Are you working in a team? List the names of your team members 


  • How many TAPAS boards will you need for your project?

3 to enable experimentation and testing of network functions 

  • Chris Tapas@smog-it.co.uk
  • May 27 2018
  • Stefan Steinmüller [TAPAS team] commented
    May 29, 2018 08:56

    Hi Chris,

    thank you for your submission!

    Please give us some more information about your desired current form (AC or DC) and why you need a TAPAS Board.

    As for using standard DC lab Power supplies, they often ship with a so called GBIP interface and can be controlled via computer. I have made good experiences with the PyVISA Python library. This way you can control the hardware you already own.


    Stefan @ TAPAS Team

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