Making Monitoring Environmental Conditions a Breeze Our third-place winner (line-powered category) in the Challenge Climate Change contest was Attila Tőkés, who created an extremely versatile environmental sensor platform he calls “Breeze.” This platform features a carrier board which can connect multiple sensor boards, a communications module, the QuickLogic QuickFeather board, and a solar panel/charging system along
The Forest Guardian won the first place in the battery-operated category of our “Combat Climate Change” contest. We at SensiML thought it was a very creative way to help combat climate change by detecting and reporting on instances of illegal logging. Specifically, the Forest Guardian application works by using a solar-charged battery to power a
For our Challenge Climate Change contest (done in collaboration with QuickLogic and hackster.io) we had two primary categories: battery powered applications and line powered applications. Previously we discussed the battery powered winners, now it’s time to take a look at the clever line powered application winners. Our first place finisher in the line powered category was Ralph
The Protecting the Peatlands Project won the second place in the battery-operated category of our “Combat Climate Change Challenge” contest. Peatlands are a special type of wetlands which are particularly valuable for preserving global biodiversity, sequestering carbon, and filtering water. Unfortunately, a good percentage of the earth’s peatlands have already been eliminated or significantly damaged,
For Alejandro, helping to solve this problem really hit home as it’s a big issue in his native country of Mexico. In his words, “The environmental effects of illegal logging include deforestation, the loss of biodiversity and the emission of greenhouse gases. Illegal logging has contributed to conflicts with indigenous and local populations, violence, human rights
We’ve discussed many of the other top applications submitted for our Challenge Climate Change contest (a collaboration between us, QuickLogic, and hackster.io). Next we’d like to discuss one called “BirdBuddy” – a really interesting project and a 2nd place finisher in the contest. Due to climate change, birds are migrating earlier each year. Different species in
About six months ago we, the folks at QuickLogic, and the Avnet Hackster.io online community announced our Challenge Climate Change contest. The idea was to encourage creative smart technology projects that improve awareness, change behavior, or optimize processes to impact climate change for the better. Towards that end, we opened up the contest to developers
Climate change: A huge challenge forcing us all to be smarter about how we utilize our planet’s resources. At SensiML we’re all about smarter, which is why we’re teaming up with QuickLogic and Hackster.io to create the “Challenge Climate Change” contest with over $70k in prizes. So do some good, learn about edge AI, and maybe win big!