2014 Design Challenge

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Winners Announcement

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing everything from consumer electronics to healthcare-related technology. It’s transforming how humans interact with electronic systems and the Internet, as well as advancing the ways machines connect with other machines. The leaders driving progress in the IoT field are inventive engineers and creative electronics enthusiasts who are passionate about embedded systems, the Internet, and problem solving. They are using low-power microcontrollers and “smart” sensors to change the world.

Back in March 2014, WIZnet launched the Connect the Magic 2014 Design Challenge and called on engineers around the globe to join the IoT revolution. The challenge was to incorporate at least one WIZnet WIZ550io Ethernet module or W5500 chip in inventive ’Net-connected systems for a chance win prizes and gain international recognition. The project submission deadline was August 3, 2014.

After reviewing all the entries and scoring them on their technical merit, originality, usefulness, cost-effectiveness, and design optimization, the judges’ results are now final. Congratulations to all winners!



Third Prize : WIZ Security Network

The WIZ Security Network project is a security system composed of multiple nodes. The nodes can collect and process information independently, generate alarms, and communicate with the others in order to examine the threats from multiple angles. Each node has a WIZnet W5500 network chip, passive Power over Ethernet, PIR, servo motor, storage, video camera, and image-processing capabilities


Honorable Mention : Sentry

The Sentry project uses an array of passive IR sensors placed in various rooms of a senior citizen residence to track motion about the facility. The system also uses motion sensors attached to chairs and beds to help determine if a resident is occupying the chair or bed