Innovation contest produces cool SimpleLink WiFi + MSP430 product concepts (including a lip-syncing deer!)
July 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Here’s a link to a TI Mobile Momentum blog post I just wrote about the funny and innovative ideas 3 developers came up with when we gave them an MSP430 + CC3000 SimpleLink Wi-Fi development kit and a budget for custom hardware. The theme was around “Internet of Things” and each of the participants came with something unique in that area.
For those of you interested in the play-by-play details, each contestant kept a detailed blog outlining their development progress and experiences. Anyone interested in the “Cliff’s Notes” version can go to the video submissions.
The winner – Monte Chan from Australia – was chosen based on a combination of community votes and some folks at Element14 and TI (myself included). Monte’s project “Code Name” is a hunting-season-ready toy concept similar to the “Big Mouth Billy Bass” concept, the <1min video linked in the pic below is definitely worth a look!