industry news
Subscribe Now

element14 Community Launches ‘Bluetooth Unleashed’ Design Challenge

The latest design challenge encourages development of new projects leveraging Bluetooth technology

Chicago, February 28, 2018 – element14.com, the community for engineers, has launched a new Design Challenge called “Bluetooth Unleashed.” This latest challenge encourages designers and engineers to uniquely showcase the power of Bluetooth technology by building a prototype using one of ten top selling Bluetooth development boards and underscores the commitment of Newark element14, the Development Distributor, to drive innovation and be a champion for makers and engineers.

The Bluetooth Unleashed Design Challenge from element14 asks challengers to submit a project idea that harnesses the power of Bluetooth to inspire creativity and imagination. Projects can focus on anything from tracking pets, to multiplayer games and home automation. Challengers are encouraged to think creatively about how Bluetooth can be used to solve the problems facing them today.

“As connected devices continue to permeate our lives, we’re looking for innovative new project ideas that push the boundaries of Bluetooth technology,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for the element14 community. “Through the Bluetooth Unleashed Design Challenge, we’re excited to see how designers, engineers, makers and even parents apply the limitless power of Bluetooth technology to improve our world.”

Designers can apply to participate in Bluetooth Unleashed today through March 21. On March 27, up to 20 challengers will be chosen to build their projects using selected products, including one “Hero” Board and a $150 credit to be used at Newark element14. The challengers will have 11 weeks to build their projects, and develop 10 blog posts sharing their progress with the element14 community. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges from Premier Farnell, Avnet, and the element14 community on originality, innovation and technical merit.

The first, second and third place winners for the ‘Bluetooth Unleashed’ design challenge will receive  $2,000, $1500, and $1000 credits, respectively, at any element14 transactional site. Bluetooth Unleashed design challenge finishers will receive a signature finisher prize pack that includes a Pocket Beagle Bone, Tenma Fume Extractor, Tenma Soldering Station and an element14 backpack.

To learn more about the Bluetooth Unleashed Design Challenge, please visit www.element14.com/bluetoothunleashed

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Aug 20, 2018
Xilinx is holding three Developer Forums later this year and registration for the two October events is now open. The US event is being held at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose on October 1-2. The Beijing event is being held at the Beijing International Hotel on Octobe...
Aug 20, 2018
'€œCircle the wagons.'€ We can find wisdom in these Pilgrim words. The majority of multi-layer printed circuit boards feature at least one, and often a few or several layers that are a ground pour. The b...
Aug 20, 2018
Last summer, I took Fridays to write about technology museums. I planned to do a series on Fridays this summer on the odd jobs that I have done in my life before I started what you might consider my real career. But then Cadence Cloud took precedence. But now it is the dog-da...
Aug 17, 2018
Samtec’s growing portfolio of high-performance Silicon-to-Silicon'„¢ Applications Solutions answer the design challenges of routing 56 Gbps signals through a system. However, finding the ideal solution in a single-click probably is an obstacle. Samtec last updated the...
Jul 30, 2018
As discussed in part 1 of this blog post, each instance of an Achronix Speedcore eFPGA in your ASIC or SoC design must be configured after the system powers up because Speedcore eFPGAs employ nonvolatile SRAM technology to store its configuration bits. The time required to pr...