Digi-Key’s pushes IDT’s wireless power reference kits through hackster

November 04, 2015 // By Julien Happich
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and Digi-Key Electronics are partnering for a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology.

The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into products by using IDT’s 5W kits.

The theme of the contest which is to be hosted by the world’s largest hardware creation community, hackster.io, is “Power Without Borders”.

Judges will be looking for designs that demonstrate the advantages wireless charging systems offer, such as convenience, the ability to develop a waterproof charging system, or the elimination of failure-prone charging contacts. The winner of the global competition will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+, plus a Gear S2 Smart Watch; second and third place winners also will receive Samsung products featuring wireless charging enabled by IDT chips.

Contest details can be found, and submissions entered, at http://www.hackster.io/IDTWirelessPower.

Visit Digi-Key Electronics at www.digikey.com

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