Welcome to the Experimenting with Thermal Switches challengers page!
Our Experimenting with Thermal Switches Competition a(n) collaboration/association with Kemet, has now launched. The 15 challengers will use the Thermal Switches kit to experiment use, application, response, and more. These Challengers will receive a Challenger Kit for FREE.
Please join us in congratulating the official sponsored Challengers. We look forward to reading all your initial blogs introducing your project designs.
AlfredC | Ambrogio Galbusera | Doug Wong | Gordon Margulieux | Gough Lui | guillengap | karthikrajagopal | Leow cheah wei | manoj roy | Md Khairul Taifur | Navadeep Ganesh U | Rushiraj Jawale | Swathi C | Vinay YN | Vishwas Navada
ARDU-TEMPE BEACON (ARDUino + TEMPErature)
Synopsis: use thermal switches in an alarm beacon and a greenhouse fan heater
Synopsis: two projects related to energy efficiency: a device to extract heat from boiler fumes and a mixer for the hot water generated by the solar panels.
The Cozy Cat House
Synopsis: focused on characterizing the thermal switches in the kit. design, build and operation of a specific application. The application would be a heated and instrumented hutch for a cat.
Experimenting with Thermal Switches
Synopsis: build an aluminum heating plate heated back power resistors and controlled by the TRS break type switch under test. I would also try a steel heating plate to test the effect on the thermal magnetic performance of the TRS.
Thermal Switch Torture
Synopsis: test and characterise the thermal switches over many cycles, thus torturing them.
3D Printer Thermal Runaway / Thermistor Tester
Synopsis: experiment with thermal switches to prevent thermal runaway in 3D Printers
LED Life Booster/Extender
Synopsis: developing a circuit using a thermal switch to control the power/ switch between LED light panels, to optimize the life of LEDs in LED bulbs.
Thermal Protection Circuit Experiment
Synopsis: use thermal switches for motor control and PCB heating control.
Maintaining Temperature of Plating Solution
Synopsis: use thermal switches to maintain the temperature of an electroplating solution
Appliance Life Guard
Synopsis: use thermal switches in a robot application that produces hot water and pumps it at a high speed.
Synopsis: use thermal switches switches with a DC/DC converter IC to catch the component's operational temperature value and initiate active cooling with a fan on overheat.
Auto-Cutoff System for Room Heaters
Synopsis: use thermal switches for experimenting and interfacing them with a room heater.
Synopsis: use thermal switches in a water heating bath to control the temperature of the water.
Thermal Monitoring and Protection System
Synopsis: build a temperature monitoring system featuring Thermal protection.
Making Electric Geysers Smart
Synopsis: using an external smart device made with KEMET's Thermolite thermal switches to send information to wireless Plug which can in turn control an electric geyser.
Congratulations to all our selected challengers!
Good Luck Everyone!