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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 ...
  COMPACT in his own words: I am a 35 year veteran of the Electronics and Information Technology industries and a strong advocate of "Hands-on" and commonsense approaches for engineering education. My experience includes many disciplines and fields with the focus on the design, development, production and integration of high quality practical, reliable and resilient products and systems some of which have now become ubiquitous and a part of 21st Century life (such as Computers, Laser Pr ...
Rewarding 5 star members This month, we are recognising dmaruskafor his great contribution to the community showing great all round expertise. The element14 member of the month is open to all members of the community who demonstrate a high level of expertise by being helpful, kind and respectful to others. ...
Member of the month July 2012: Nate1616Rewarding 5 star members This month, we are recognising Nate for his great contribution to the community showing great all round expertise. About Nate1616 in his own words: "I am a BIM Specialist by day for an AEC firm here in the USA.  For all of you wondering What “BIM” stands for its Building Information Modeling.  My daily tasks range from writing custom add-ons for our software to doing engineering on a large scale heath care f ...
Member of the month April 2012: MichaelKellettRewarding 5 star members This month, we are recognising MichaelKellett for his great contribution to the community showing great all round expertise. About MichaelKellett in his own words: "I am an independent electronics engineer (ie. I design/test  things for other companies)  with  interests ranging from high performance analogue to FPGA supported networking.   I first got interested in electronics when I was a kid and ...
About Robotonics in his own words: "I started my career in Electronics in the R.E.M.E (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) as a young man in 1984. I  trained and worked as a Vehicle Electrician. After leaving the Army I retrained as a Computer repair technician, I then had various jobs as a ‘Field Engineer’ whizzing up and down the UK installing computers, EPOS systems, routers, modems, and various other IT related equipment. During this time I was developing a pa ...
About Billabot in his own words: "I've been a software engineer for 30 years. Electronics has been a hobby every since I graduated from a 2 year Technical College with a degree in Industrial Electronics right after I finished my BS in CIS. Right now I'm semi-retired and spend most of my time on the web expanding and applying my software engineering skills to my electronics hobby. It is an excellant way to pass the days.      In fact, I just recently passed the exam for the hi ...
Rewarding 5 star members This month, we are recognising YT 2095 for his great contribution to the community showing great all round expertise. YT 2095 from West Midlands, UK. About YT 2095 in his own words: "Ok, just to please my Wife, I`ve been told to say "hello, I`m the YT and I`m crazy!" so now having pleased her and gotten that out of the way, I`ll have a go at this Biography thingy. I`m a Middle-aged father of 2 and have been married for 13 years, My Kids are the best on the planet! (I ...
Member of the month December 2011:   Don Bertke - DABRewarding 5 star members This month, we are recognising   DAB  for his great contribution to the community showing great all round expertise. Don Bertke– Retired Systems Engineer  from Beavercreek, USA. About DAB in his own words: "I began tinkering with electronics in high school.  I could not afford to go to college, so I went to a Technical School and got a two year degree in Electronics Technology. ...
Rewarding 5 star members  Today we are recognising Nico for his great contribution to the community in the Summer Of Design Competition and wider community. Nico will receive a mixed box of element14 goodies and development kits.   Nico teWinkel – Software Engineer from Canada. A little about Nico: "I've been a software engineer for more than 20 years. Electronics has been a hobby every since I played with the old 10-in-1 and 200-in-1 RadioShack kits back in the 70s when I was ju ...