Kentucky engineering students take home inaugural Fluke Connect contest prize


Apr 13, 2015

Members of the University of Kentucky Solar Car Team won the inaugural Fluke Connect™ Student Contest. As part of their win, the students visited the Seattle area, which included a tour of Fluke headquarters.

At the Fluke headquarters, winners met with executives, engineers and the team of engineers and product designers that developed the hardware and software they used in their winning entry.

According to Fluke, the Kentucky team's prize-winning application was a project designed to increase the energy efficiency of their solar car – dubbed "Gato del Sol" in homage to the school's Wildcat mascot.

To optimize efficiency, the team designed and conducted live performance testing using wireless Fluke meters and the Fluke Connect App performed troubleshooting with an infrared camera.

Through the contest, the students obtained practical experience using connected meters and an infrared camera. The tools enabled them to automatically capture measurement data and share it with their peers. Fluke added that their feedback and experiences will help develop and improve the growing Fluke Connect system.

The Fluke Connect contest aims to test the skills, innovation and a business application of students enrolled in colleges, universities, technical schools and apprentice programs. It's also a chance to learn the capabilities of Fluke Connect, a relatively new wireless test and measurement system that includes Bluetooth- or Wifi-enabled tools, a phone app, a web interface and a cloud-based storage system.

To learn more about the content and the Kentucky team's prize-winning application, click here to visit Fluke online.