🎉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!

Electric GoKart

The main idea is to build an electric GoKart power management, and use a Tapas board to have an efficient brushless motor controller and battery charger.

The aim of this project is to show a real case of cost savings on the development of power management of a small electrical vehicle, and make possible to use one Tapas Board to control the motor and charge the battery of the GoKart only updating the firmware of the TAPAS board. The best scenario is to have both firmwares inside the board (memory wise this needs to be checked ) and activate each one of those based on state machine controlled by the raspberry pi, depending the stage of the Gokart ( charging or driving) .

If time available, max power control limitation control to the electric motor, so this GoKart can be used from child of different ages. ( limitation to be set over smartphone of the parent ).

  • Carlos Teixeira
  • Mar 18 2018
  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    March 21, 2018 12:37

    Hey Carlos,
    thanks for your idea. Unfortunately TAPAS is not to be used for safety critical applications such as toys. Can you come up with another spin of your idea?


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