The ROCK Engineering Challenge invited engineers, developers, educators, inventors and entrepreneurs to submit an idea based on the OKdo ROCK single-board computers (SBC) and compute modules, including the recently released ROCK 5B platform.
We received more than 150 entries from across the globe, with ideas ranging from search and rescue drones to open-source care devices.
The Challenge jury carefully selected the top ten finalists based on their impact on the industry, their scalability, and their feasibility.
The challenge ended on 12th April 2023. And we have a winner!
The winner of the OKdo Engineering Challenge is Eric Schleicher from the company Constructive Realities, who specializes in computer vision and 3D reconstruction applications.
The winning project is a Time of Flight (ToF) 3D camera targeted to the consumer (AR/VR & 3d Scanning/IoT), maker, and robotics and industrial product markets.
The grand prize is a partnership valued at $50,000 with OKdo to
bring their idea to market.
The partnership also includes a combination of product design, prototyping, business and marketing consultancy, and
The Wevolver community winner is Marcel Ochsendorf, with a thermal imaging medical device.
This project introduces a product designed to aid medical facilities by using a thermal imaging camera to non-invasively record a patient’s status. The system can determine breathing status, frequency, body temperature, and movements like falls, alerting medical staff when necessary.
Meet Matt Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of LAIIER.IO, a leading force in utilizing smart materials, surfaces, and IoT to revolutionise the built environment. Prior to founding LAIIER, he served as CEO of Bare Conductive, the world’s largest printed electronics prototyping platform. Matt also imparts his expertise as a design engineering tutor at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.
Meet Majenta Strongheart, an exceptional designer from San Francisco, California. Her work is at the forefront of design, social innovation, technology, and fine arts. Majenta has a passion for creating positive social impact through her designs, collaborating with others, and conducting research. She is dedicated to using design thinking and problem-solving to tackle a diverse range of topics. Majenta is committed to being an active and supportive member of her community. As the Director of Supplyframe DesignLab, she has organised over one hundred exhibits and events, fostering interdisciplinary connections, education, and innovation.
Rachel Gordon is a skilled Communications and Media Relations Manager at CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
She is passionate about promoting the lab’s cutting-edge research in computing, and improving the way people work, play, and learn. Rachel’s strategic and targeted approach to media outreach and thought leadership initiatives have increased CSAIL’s impact and raised its profile.
Introducing Bram Geenen, the brilliant mind behind Wevolver – the ultimate platform and community for engineers to stay ahead of the curve. As co-founder and CEO, Bram’s expertise and vision have made it easier than ever for engineers to access the latest knowledge and make invaluable connections. Prior to launching Wevolver, Bram founded a groundbreaking design studio that utilised cutting-edge materials and manufacturing technologies.
Richard Curtin is a highly accomplished technology leader in the FTSE100 with extensive experience in the industry. He has served in senior positions, including SVP of Innovation and Partnerships at RS Group, and Co-Founder and CTO at OKdo.
His passion lies in leveraging smart technology to inspire the next generation of engineers. As the current CTO of OKdo, he is leading the company in navigating the dynamic SBC market and developing bespoke solutions to meet customer needs.
With his extensive expertise and experience, he is spearheading innovation and forging partnerships to introduce groundbreaking technology to the market.
Meet Chen Feng, the Senior Vice President of Rockchip Electronics. He has an impressive background in electronic engineering, having studied in both China and the USA. Mr Chen began his career in technology at Lucent Technologies from 1996 to 2002. Afterwards, he worked at SMIC’s Design Service Department as a Senior Director, where he led a team that provided design services for Chinese SMEs from 2002 to 2008. Since 2008, he has been a Senior Vice President at Rockchip, where he continues to excel in his profession.
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