Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is sponsoring the Create the Polito Virtual Butler Hackathon Challenge at the Sept. 27 grand opening of the Contamination Lab & Innovation Kitchen (CLIK) Lab at the Politecnico di Torino. The CLIK Lab is designed to help students of the prestigious Italian engineering university realize and accelerate new projects and innovative ideas.
The Politecnico di Torino will inaugurate the new CLIK Lab by hosting a two-day hackathon that tasks participants with creating voice-controlled home automation solutions. Teams will design and produce a virtual lab assistant based on the Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer, provided by Mouser Electronics. The virtual assistant designs will perform actions such as controlling video recording, managing automation in the lab, and any other tasks students can devise. Mouser will select the most impressive projects to exhibit at Maker Faire Rome, Dec. 1 through 3.
Mark Patrick, Mouser’s Technical Marketing Manager, EMEA, commented, “This program is a perfect example of how Mouser is positioning itself as a strong supporter of engineering education in Europe, especially in innovation and development. We have worked with CLIK Lab manager Professor Massimo Violante before, and we are sure that his expertise and enthusiasm will ensure that this is a highly successful event.”
To learn more about the Create the Polito Virtual Butler Hackathon Challenge, visit https://www.mouser.co.uk
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