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【最新动态】Digilent Announces the Digilent Design Contest 2014 and Winners of Design Contest 2013 更新于2013-12-14 01:19:24 文章出处:Digilent China

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 Digilent Announces the Digilent Design Contest 2014 and Winners of Design Contest 2013

 

Student Engineering Contest runs through May 2014; registration accepted through December 2013

 

Pullman, WA – Digilent Inc. proudly announces the Digilent Design Contest US 2014. The contest will be held at on May 3rd and 4th in Brooklyn, NY. The contest is sponsored by the New York City College of Technology – CUNY (City Tech), Digilent, ARM, and Xilinx. City Tech is located in the center of downtown Brooklyn and a part of the rapidly expanding Brooklyn Tech Triangle

 

The Digilent Design Contest is an engineering design contest open to all students enrolled in any educational institution. For this contest, students are challenged to create an original project using Digilent boards. These include FPGA boards featuring state-of-the-art Xilinx FPGAs, ARM processors (system-on-chip hardware design), or chipKIT boards based on the Arduino development environment.

 

The 2014 US contest will feature a high school division focusing on embedded systems and robotic projects running on chipKIT – PIC 32 Arduino-compatible microcontroller boards.

 

Contest enrollment begins on September 23rd, 2013. Project presentations and judging will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2014 in New York City College of Technology. Projects will be evaluated for creativity, feasibility, and originality. Digilent will award generous cash prizes to the top finishers and will donate the hardware used by contestants. Top-ranking teams in the Design Contest 2014 will be invited to attend the Digilent Design Contest Worldwide Finals in September 2014 in Shanghai, China. There are also a small number of travel scholarships available.

 

Digilent president Clint Cole said, “As part of the 10th anniversary of the Digilent Design Contest, we are expanding the contest to K-12 students. We encourage them to engage in engineering, which is a vital part of STEM education. The aim of the Design Contest is to encourage students that learning engineering is a fun activity.”

 

Guidelines for the Digilent Design Contests are available at www.digilentdesigncontest.com

 

The US contest is one of several Digilent-sponsored regional design contests.  Other regions holding contests in 2014 include China, the EU, and India.

 

 

Digilent Design Contest 2013

 

More than one hundred teams participated in the Digilent Design Contests in the EU, the US, and India in 2013. Students competed for the top project honors and cash prizes. The contest was co-sponsored by ARM, Morgan State University (US), Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (EU/Romania), and CoreEL Technologies (India).

 

Teams presented their design ideas and showcased FPGA, microcontroller, and robotics-based projects. They integrated the Digilent products with other the state of the art technology and built their own systems.  The panel of judges, which consisted of industry and academic representatives, evaluated the projects on conceptual innovation and technical implementation.

 

EU Contest 2013 Winners

 

The first prize went to the Automatic PCB drill and CNC machine, a Microchip® Cerebot MX7cK microcontroller board-based machine that is capable of automatic drilling, milling a printed circuit board (PCB), or of building a CNC machine. It was developed by Gábor Csire and Attila Végh from the University of Debrecen, Hungary.

 

The second prize went to the Stivy Forklifts, a Microchip® Cerebot MX4cK microcontroller board-based project consisting of an autonomous forklift vehicle with two wheels and a fork controlled by a servo motor. It was developed by Albert Antal Zoltan and Istvan Szabo from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

 

The third prize went to the Isingler, a Xilinx® Spartan 6 FPGA, an Atlys board project in which virtual hardware was designed to run the Metropolis Algorithm for a high-speed simulation of the Ising model at low temperatures. It was developed by Johannes Heinsoo, from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

 

US Contest 2013 Winners

 

The first prize went to Open Source Robotic Hand, a robotic hand capable of mimicking a user’s movements, with attention to precision and repeatability. It was based on Microchip® chipKIT microcontroller boards and developed by Yevgeniy Babkin of New York City College of Technology, NY.

 

The second prize went to the The Wattcher, a Microchip® Cerebot Mx4cK microcontroller board-based wireless sensor network (LWSN) capable of monitoring various sensors, such as water or gas flow, temperature, or power usage. It was developed by Dustin Farwell and Michael Chastain of Sonoma State University, CA.

 

The third prize went to the Sniffy Puppy, a Microchip® chipKIT Uno 32-based mobile robot that is used to educate the students about the importance of the detection of chemicals in our environment. It was developed by Zayre Lareche and Maria Vanegas of New York City College of Technology, NY.

 

India Contest 2013 Winners

 

The first prize went to Smart Wheel Chair With Voice Enabled Control, a Xilinx® Spartan 3E-based voice-controlled wheelchair for patients with weak upper limbs who need assistance for mobility. It was developed by B. Jagan Mohan and Dinesh Kumar K of VIT University Vellore, TamilNadu.

 

The second prize went to the CNC Motion Controller, a Xilinx® Spartan 6 FPGA-based CNC motion controller. It was developed by Kaustubh Jogalekar, Abhinav Gunjal and Shruti Sonawane of the College of Engineering, Pune.

 

The third prize was a tie that went to both HADAM using NetFPGA, a Xilinx® NetFPGA-based hardware accelerated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack mitigator, and to Automatic Exterior Wall Painting Machine using a Xilinx® Spartan 3E FPGA Basys 2 board.

 

Details for the India Contest 2013 are available at http://www.coreel.com/CDDC/index.html.  Projects, photos, and files from the previous edition of Digilent Design Contests for both the US and the EU are available for viewing at: http://digilentinc.com/NavTop/Showcase.cfm

 

About Digilent

 

Digilent is an industry leader in providing academic and research solutions in high-end electronics. Over 1,000 universities, training centers, and research laboratories in more than 70 countries use Digilent products and services. Digilent also provides design and manufacturing services for many leading technology companies including Xilinx, Cypress Semiconductor, and National Instruments.

 

Corporate headquarters are in Pullman, Washington with a satellite office in Romania.

 

Please visit the Digilent website for product photos, pricing, and ordering information at www.digilentinc.com, or contact Alex Wong at awong@digilentinc.com or 509-334-6306.

 

 

About City Tech

 

City Tech is the college of technology of The City University of New York, the largest urban university system in the U.S.  Frequently cited as the most diverse college of its type in the Northeast, City Tech is among the national leaders in graduating students of color in the engineering technologies. The college is home to a vibrant NSF-funded mechatronics lab that produced two of the winning entries in last year’s competition.