Digi International is holding a green design contest. The contest features over $20,000 in total prize money. Contestants will be required to use one of the following new iDigi development kits: iDigi X4 Starter Kit ZB, iDigi Wi-9P Starter Kit ZB, or iDigi BL4S100 Add-on Kit ZB. Kits will be sold at a reduced price of $149 for engineers and $75 for students. Contestants will not be required to use Digi components exclusively for a design. The green design contest will run April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.
Contest categories include energy saving for electrical consumption, energy saving for water consumption, energy saving for natural gas or fuel consumption, and eliminating or monitoring air pollution. Contestants will be required to use one of three new iDigi wireless development kits.
- 1st Place – $7,500
- 2nd Place – $5,000
- 3rd Place – $2,500
- Quarterly prizes – $1,500
Winners will be selected by a team of judges including, Joel Young, CTO and SVP of research and development, Digi International; Jon Titus, editor, Dev Monkey; Larry Kraft, SVP of global sales and marketing, Digi International; Steve Ericson, VP of product development, Digi International; Jordan Husney, software engineer, Digi International; Matt Serra, director, Mulberry Marketing Communications.
More info: Wireless Design Contest