element14 announces ‘Just Encase’ Design Challenge to create a new design built to work reliably in harsh environments like extreme heat, cold, water or humidity.
About the Challenge
“Just Encase” design challenge is open to everyone. Members of the element14 Community will compete to design the most creative project built to withstand hazardous weather using a custom kit provided by Hammond, which includes Hammond cable glands, a water-tight ABS enclosure, a polycarbonate enclosure, a selection of thermocouples, environmental sensors, and load cells, plus an Arduino MKR WAN 1300.
Example applications could include:
· Snow level monitoring in a cold area
· Machine usage in food production areas
· Predictive maintenance in damp conditions
· Beachfront sun monitoring
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
Best challengers announced : November 15, 2021
These challengers will be invited to use the above mentioned kits from Hammond to create a project designed to withstand even the harshest environments.
Participants blog and build period: till February 1, 2022
Winners announced: February 2022
Winner – PlayStation 5, a deluxe earthquake survival kit, a survival shelter, vehicle fire extinguisher
Runner – A deluxe earthquake survival kit, a survival shelter and a vehicle fire extinguisher.
All other participants who blog about the build process and outcome of the challenge will receive a vehicle first aid kit.
element14 is now accepting project submissions. Designers can submit their projects here.