The international nano-micro innovation contest is now coming to UK!
This is a contest for every hardware hackers! Build your cool gadget using nano-micro sensers and join the game!
Winners of the iCAN'15 Qualify Competition in UK will progress to the iCAN’15 final in Alaska, USA.
$3,000 prizes will be awarded to the winners of the iCAN'15 final.
iCAN is an international contest for college students which inspires people to build sensor based prototypes and improve the life quality. Every year over 10 thousand students from all over the world join this high-tech celebration and make some really fantastic gadgets. The Cambridge University Invelopers Society hosted the iCAN UK contest this year with the sponsorship from Oxford Instruments and Cambridge University. Imperial College CSSA and KCL IEEE student branch also made contributions to the organization and publicity.
The iCAN UK 2015 final contest was held in McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College at Cambridge last Friday, 13/03/2015. After a screening process, four teams from University of Cambridge, Imperial College, and King's College London, attended this contest. These four teams presented their sensor-based works, which they had prepared since last October. The team "Hercules" from University of Cambridge won the first prize. They developed a "Fitness Monitoring Outfit" device, which could sense the contraction and relaxation of muscle to improve the exercise quality. The team "GameBob", also from University of Cambridge, won both the second prize and the Oxford Instruments Special Award (the team won the most votes from audiences). They designed a "CamTunes" device that embed sensors into gloves and enable person wearing this glove to make sounds with different gestures, as if he is playing a flute. The team "IUp" from the Imperial College won the third prize with their project "Security Techniques for Travelling". The team "King's" from the King's College London gave a good exhibition of their project "Anti-Lost Tracker Devices". The first three teams have secured positions for the iCAN world final which will be held in Alaska in June 2015. Prof. Rick Mitchell and Prof. Alan Barrell from University of Cambridge attended this event as judges and made lots of professional comments on all four teams. "There is no loser today", just as Prof. Alan Barrell said, "Every team has demonstrated their great endeavor and enthusiasm in developing high-tech projects. This is exactly what should be inspired within the education".