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.
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!

Cloud Automation


Our aim is to change an existing automation system with a production line in such a way that no more PLC controllers are used. All actuators and sensors should communicate as IoT devices via OPC UA directly into the cloud.


With the Software Defined Inverter Tapas it is possible to control all drives of the conveyor belts via a Raspberry PI directly from the cloud and connect them directly without any control layer in between. E.g. OPC UA  Companion specifications are defined for the drives and used to call up the basic functions directly, for example by using methods.

We will use 24V BLDC motors with gear box and without gear box (SN19-BL36.43)


Required Boards

What I will need is at least one Software Defined Inverter TAPAS.

To control all conveyor belts, four TAPAS boards are required.


For the first steps Node-RED on the Raspberry PI will help getting started with OPC UA and the cloud connection. This is used for bringing 

We use a test account of Microsoft Azure. On the Cloud an application with node.js or C# will help controlling the logic. The cloud to device (C2D) connection will also be implemented on the Raspberry with Node-RED.


One working student

One student working on Master's thesis

  • Christian Noppenberger
  • Mar 9 2018
  • Apr 24, 2018

    Admin Response

    this idea will get four TAPAS dev kits

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    March 15, 2018 14:35

    Sounds good. Can you please provide some details on the drives you use in your application?

  • Christian Noppenberger commented
    April 18, 2018 09:19

    We will use BLDC motors from RS Components: (https://de.rs-online.com/web/p/gleichstrommotoren/5366024/)

  • Christian Noppenberger commented
    April 18, 2018 10:35
  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 24, 2018 09:49

    Hey Christian,

    thanks for your answer! We will provide you four boards and are curious to hear about your progress. :-)
    One of my colleagues will message you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:15

    Hi Christian,

    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 12:31

    Hey Christian,

    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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