🎉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.
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Power transfer control and monitoring system

I would use 2 Sdi tapas boards in conjunction with 2 Raspberry Pi computer boards to make a power controller and monitoring system which could be used in a wide variety of future energy capture and charging applications. The power input would be regulated and controlled by the 1st Raspberry Pi in conjunction with the first SDi Tapas Board to effectively harness, control and monitor the power input . The power input would then be adjusted via the Raspberry Pi and SDI tapas board as required, via Raspberry Pi controls, to create the desired output power level whilst also monitoring it. A second Raspberry Pi and SDI tapas located at the power storage /application would then also monitor the power input to it and also allow control of the power level via communicating control inputs back to the first Raspberry Pi if adjustment was needed to the power transfer level .

This idea allows for controlled power capture and transmission from source to application in a wide variety of uses.

I intend to make a model of this system to demonstrate its capabilities.

  • Steven Kidd
  • May 25 2018
  • Arun Ashok commented
    May 28, 2018 09:45

    Hi Steven,

    Thank you for the submission.

    It would be great if you can provide detailed schematics, motivation for the idea ,implementation plan and most importantly how TAPAS board fits in your idea.

    Best Regards,

    Arun Ashok



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