element14 has announced the winner of its Enchanted Objects design competition, in which 15 individuals submitted entries "enchanting" everyday items using the Internet of Things (IoT).
Andy Clark of the United Kingdom took the top spot when he transformed a miniature cottage into a state-of-the-art smart house, complete with real-time weather reports, color-changing LED lights and thermometer with temperature display. Clark will take a trip to Maker Faire New York on Sept. 26 and 27, 2015 as part of his prize.
The competition is a part of the community’s “Engineering a Connected World” initiative, designed to drive innovation by connecting engineers to powerful new ideas and the latest technologies.
“element14 congratulates Andy and all of the challengers who took part in the Enchanted Objects design competition,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14. “All of the finalists’ projects are great representations of the power of the IoT and how we can give new meaning to ordinary objects.”
Competitors were judged on their ability to accurately capture information, the level of convenience for non-technical users, cost-effectiveness and durability. If data security was taken into consideration, bonus points were awarded.
To view the rest of the entries, go here.