Deadline: 1 July 2014
TAHMO is pleased to invite participants from ECOWAS region for Sensor Design Competition to design innovative sensors that measure a weather or hydrological variable and are both inexpensive and robust.
The goal of this programme is to develop a network of weather stations across Africa.
Note: Final round will take place in Akure, Nigeria from August 4-8. During the final round the teams will collaborate in a week long workshop to build a fully functioning sensor.
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Requirements design document:
- The description of design fits on maximum 5 A4 pages
- The description includes up to 4 figures or tables
- The description includes a required half-page executive summary
- The format of submission is PDF
- Only entries in English are accepted
- On the first page of the entry, the first and last name(s) of the participant(s) are clearly stated. When any one is participating as a team, please include the names of all members.
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Of the selected teams, two members will be invited to Akure, where they will build and connect prototypes of their designed sensors. All expenses related to transport, accommodation, and catering will be paid for by Delft University of Technology and Federal University of Technology Akure. There will be materials for building the sensors and connections, which the teams can take home for further experimentation. The finale teams will get to keep the Arduino controller, that can be used to connect their sensor to the internet.
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- The TAHMO Sensor Design Competition is open to all people from ECOWAS countries who are interested, irrespective of nationality, education, profession, or age.
- Entries can be either submitted as an individual or as a team. There is no limit to the number of members per team.
- There is no limit to the number of entries for each participant or team of participants.
- The design should be the entrant’s own original work, which is the entrant’s own responsibility and concern. The design should not infringe upon intellectual or industrial property rights of other parties. In case of infringement, Delft University of Technology has the right to disqualify the entrant.
For more information, visit Sensor Design Competition page.