Mouser works with Analog Devices and Intel to drive innovation
SHANGHAI, November 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the worldwide authorized distributor for electronic components and sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, is jointly recognizing the 2021 contest winners, who were announced at a special virtual awards ceremony. Mouser’s valued manufacturer Intel® and Analog Devices, Inc. jointly sponsored the 19th Annual Contest, produced by SAE Media Group, an SAE International Company, with Mouser.
“We’re thrilled to see the amazing ingenuity behind this year’s group of Create the Future entries,” says Kevin Hess, Mouser Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Mouser sincerely congratulates the winners and commends the entrants for their creative designs.”
Together with COMSOL and the SAE Media Group, Mouser will become the $ 25,000 Main prize to a team from the University of California, Berkeley and Intropic Materials, who developed Self-Destructing Plastics. The winning design embeds enzymes in plastics that can be triggered to completely degrade the plastics within days.
The finalists were selected by senior editors from SAE Media Group, the producer of the competition, and judged by an independent jury of design engineers. The jury recognized the following category winners, who received prizes from HP and other companies:
Grand Prize – Self-destructive plastics due to embedded enzymes
Aerospace & Defense – How to keep drones flying if an engine fails without GPS: A visual control algorithm that prevents quadrotor drones from crashing after a complete loss of an engine.
Automobile / transportation – Afreecar E-Kit: A briefcase-sized solar kit that can be easily attached to non-motorized vehicles.
Consumer products – Aira FreePower – Advanced Wireless Power: An advanced hardware and firmware approach that enables surface power of any size.
Electronics / sensors / IoT – Freetouch: technology that enables everyone to safely interact with public displays using their own smartphone.
Manufacturing / automation / robotics – Electronics-free soft walking robot: a four-legged robot that uses innovative materials to function.
Medical – Halo Speculum: A gently expanding tool that improves patient comfort.
Sustainable Technologies – Multifunctional Bionano Composite Fruit Coatings: A protein-based coating that dramatically increases the shelf life of perishable foods.
The Create the Future Design Contest draws attention to product designs that improve the quality of life, improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare, or help reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources. The competition was launched in 2002 by the editors of Technical letters Magazine to promote and reward engineering innovationsn. Https: //www.mouser.com/createthefuture/.
SOURCE Mouser Electronics