Fifteen Challengers will be selected to enter the Safe & Sound Wearables Design Challenge. Each Challenger will receive the following kit - sponsored by Texas Instruments - for FREE (worth almost $300).
The lucky 15 will then embark on building an inspired and inventive project that protects you and your personal property anywhere you go. Note other members may still enter at any point as long as they comply with the main terms of the conditions integrating in a project.
Complete your project and at least 10 blog posts, and you’ll also be in the running for one of these awesome prizes, including a DJI Phantom quadcopter!
Texas Instruments Main Application MCU -
The LaunchPad enables you to develop high performance applications that benefit from low power operation. It features the MSP432P401R, which includes a 48MHz ARM Cortex M4F, 95μA/MHz active power and 850nA RTC operation, 14-bit 1MSPS differential SAR ADC and AES256 accelerator.This LaunchPad includes an on-board emulator with EnergyTrace+ Technology,which means you can program and debug your projects without the need for additional tools, while also measuring total system energy consumption. All pins of the device are fanned out for easy access These pins make it easy to plug in 20-pin and 40-pin BoosterPacks that add additional functionality like wireless, capacitive touch and more (worth $12.92).
Texas Instruments Wi-Fi Network Processor
The is a SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 module BoosterPack The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 module BoosterPack can be used to connect to TI LaunchPad evaluation kits. With the advanced emulation BoosterPack (CC31XXEMUBOOST) can connect to a PC for MCU emulation and software development using SimpleLink Studio for CC3100. This kit can also be connected to other platforms through pins use the programming guide for instructions on porting driver and sample code to any microcontroller. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 solution gives the flexibility to add Wi-Fi to any microcontroller (MCU). This internet-on-a-chip solution contains all user need to easily create IoT solutions for security, quick connection (worth $24.86).
Please Note: This part is currently only available for purchase inside North America, Canada and Brazil. CC3200MODLAUNCHXL and CC3200AUDBOOST are available alternatives for purchase inside Europe and APAC.
Texas Instruments NFC Transceiver
The is a NFC transceiver BoosterPack The DLP design NFC/RFID BoosterPack is an add-on board designed to fit all of TI’s MCU LaunchPads. This BoosterPack allows the software application developer to get familiar with the functionalities of TRF7970A multi-protocol fully integrated 13.56MHz NFC/ HF RFID IC on their Texas Instruments Embedded microcontroller platform of choice without developing the RF section (worth $38.22).
Texas Instruments BLE Network Processor
The SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2650 Module BoosterPack plug-in module is the quick and easy way to add Bluetooth low energy to your LaunchPad development kit. Simply plug the CC2650 module BoosterPack kit into the MSP432 microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad kit to get started! The CC2650 module BoosterPack kit is programmed with a wireless network processor software that allows you to add Bluetooth low energy connectivity to any application using simple UART interface. The module BoosterPack kit also includes a JTAG connection for programming and debugging the CC2650 module. This allows you to develop any Bluetooth low energy application on the CC2650 module (worth $53).
Texas Instruments Sensors Booster Pack
This Texas Instruments Booster Pack contains the following sensors: TI OPT3001 Ambient light sensor; TI TMP007 Infrared temperature sensor; Bosch BMI160 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor – accelerometer and gyroscope; Bosch BMM150 Magnetometer; Bosch BME280 Environmental sensor - pressure, ambient temperature and humidity (worth $12.92).
Texas Instruments Power Management Bat
EVM for Ultra Low Power Harvester Power Management IC with Boost Charger, and Nanopower Buck Converter - the BQ25570 Ultra-low power boost charger with integrated DC/DC conversion used for battery management for wearable devices, the BQ25570 is an integrated energy harvesting Nano-Power management solution that is well suited for meeting the special needs of ultra-low power applications BQ25570's EVM is the BQ25570EVM-206 (worth $111.42).
Texas Instruments Capacitive Touch Booster Pack
Capacitive Touch Booster Pack - Capacitive sensing is common (if not standard in wearable devices. Hence, This Boosterpack is an easy way to add capacitive touch sensing to a prototype design. The TI site says this cap touch BoosterPack is compatible with the (worth $10.30).
Texas Instruments Memory LCD Booster Pack
The Sharp Memory LCD BoosterPack Plug-in Module is based on the LS013B4DN04 display from Sharp Electronics and features capacitive touch sliders. MCU LaunchPad Evaluation Kit developers can use this BoosterPack to display sensor readings, time & other information using the displays 96x96 pixels as well as to provide touch based input! (In lieu of Cap Touch Booster Pack) (worth $20.58).