anything created that is of benefit for people is a win for us - especially if we can provide designers and tinkerers with our products and solutions, we are always happy to support.
We had no special applications or products in mind when we came up with the "Beyond the Phone" challenge.
Lars Fahrbach and I were talking about wireless charged keyboards and mice before our first WPC challenge. So Alex Marconnet pretty much nailed it with his battery-free approach.
Otherwise we always get surprised by the different ideas and approaches in a positive way. So for this challenge we had some really inspiring entries.
But it´s always hard to go through those 99% transpiration and we know that. But it´s also great to see what people come up with and even though you might not be able to finish your application, there might be people who can use your material and finish theirs.
All in all everyone involved helped pushing a technology that makes our life more convenient and I would say that is what we thought about running this challenge.
Thanks a lot
It wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the discussion we had earlier.
You'll be pleased to know I have suggested it to the pupils entering another Challenge "technology to assist the elderly".
Christian did ask if you had this in mind when they proposed the 'beyond the phone'.... so I were the ideas anything you envisaged.?
Thanks to all the sponsors.
Congratulations Eduardo and Mark! It´s one thing to have a great idea, but it´s definitely a lot more challenging getting to the final result.
Thanks for all the participants and everyone involved in this challenge. It was fun and interesting following it!