🎉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.
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!
The project that we present will consist of a controller for garden plants.
Explaining a little more in depth we will say that the system will obtain information of the state by a series of sensors (humidity, temperature, light) and must have actuators (irrigation pump ...). With the sole purpose of controlling the natural cycle of a plant with the minimal intervention of man.
The design will be modular so that the system can be expanded. For example, we would introduce a pressure sensor if it were key in the development of the plant.
We will also use communication systems (bluetooth, Ethernet ...) to inform users through notifications. Let's think for example that the plant will need fertilizer and therefore can not provide it itself. All this following the new revolution called "the Internet of things".
In addition and as a topical issue, we will consider energy efficiency as a design parameter. Recall that, according to the EU, in Spain is a sector that will create 300,000 jobs. The inefficiency supposes an extra cost for the companies, since it increases the energetic dependency.
To carry out this approach; On the one hand we will use renewable energy.These energies cause a lower environmental impact. In the beginning we will use solar energy, the same natural energy of the plants. On the other hand the consumption of the devices; The components of the board will work at reduced power and in addition to working with the microcontroller with clock cycles, instructions and suitable supply voltages. Many thanks