Toradex has launched the “Embedded Design Challenge”, a global design challenge for students and enthusiasts with a background in Research & Education. All you have to do is to submit your proposal, and if it is selected you’ll receive a free Toradex Colibri NVIDIA Tegra Kit (worth 250 USD) to realize your project.
Toradex did not mention whether the kit is based on their Tegra 2 or Tegra 3 modules, but I assume they’ll provide “Toradex Colibri NVIDIA Tegra Kit” composed of Colibri T20 CoM (Tegra 2 + 256 or 512 MB RAM+ 512 MB / 1 GB Flash) and the Iris carrier board. This kit can run either Windows Embedded Compact 7 or Linux. You can find more information about the kit and associated resources on a previous post.
If your project is selected, you’ll receive the kit, and Toradex will offer technical support from their engineering team, as well as software libraries and an online knowledge base. It could be a great opportunity for your final year project, or if you’re doing research project for a PhD.
What could make this initiative even more rewarding is that twice a year projects will be jugged with a top prize of up to $20,000 awarded to the winning project(s). The concept, the implementation of the project, and the community around it (a project page will be hosted on Toradex) will be factors to decide the winning project. You’ve got up to 18 months between first registration to submission to qualify.
If you want to know more and/or get started, visit www.challenge.toradex.com. If you represent a company, you won’t be able to apply for this project, but you may be able to get a free sample for evaluation.