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A big congratulations to all the winners of 2012, here is a quick picture of the trophies each winner will receive. Winners Recap:   Member of the Year, Don Bertke Most Mind Blowing Project of the Year: Qi Battery Charged and Powered 512MB Raspberry Pi from Chad Johnson element14 Legend of the Year: Nikola Tesla Technology of the Year: Wireless Power element14 Product of the Year: Raspberry Pi   One last close up:         ...
To qualify for the Member of the Year Award an individual must make significant contributions to the element14 Community. From submitting complex projects in our competitions, offering expert advice to other members or offering insightful suggestions for improving the Community, the Member of the Year is someone who makes a difference at element14.   “Renaissance Man” is a fitting description for our Member of the Year. Don is not only an engineer with a zeal for electronics a ...
2012 was amazing for projects featured on element14. We highlighted three projects that stood out to us. QiPi, which harnesses the power of the Pi with batteries, was voted the winner by element14 Community members. Chad Johnson (username johnsocm) harkens from Watertown, SD. We applaud Chad for demonstrating ingenuity and cutting-edge creativity. Chad’s enthusiastic record of the steps he took to produce a working model of the battery powered QiPi took element14 members on a journey th ...
'Legend' is a word often used too much, but in the case of our element14 Legend Award, it is entirely appropriate. This award goes to the engineer our members see as the biggest legend in the electronics world. Born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in what is now modern day Croatia, Tesla is most famous for his influence in introducing AC power, and by extension his famous clashes with Edison, the leading exponent of DC  power. Tesla moved to Paris in 1892 to work for the Continental Edison ...
The electronics industry is the epitome of change. What is considered revolutionary one year is commonplace the next. The Technology of Year is one that our members deem as having the legs for longterm commercial success. Visit our Wireless Power group to learn more!   With today’s portable devices demanding an increasing amount of power, and higher-power batteries requiring more advanced control systems, engineers must now consider a number of safety risks in new and existing desig ...
2012 was a year of great product launches on the Community. Of all the noisemakers of the year, this award goes to the one that strikes our members as most innovative. Slice it any way you want. Our Product of the Year is the Raspberry Pi.  If you STILL haven’t heard about Raspberry Pi (although we doubt it by this point), make sure you check out the Raspberry Pi group and the Raspberry Pi accessories group.   The Raspberry Pi is a $35 portable credit-card sized computer cr ...