Sensing the World in All Three Dimensions

Explore the world of 3D magnetic sensors!

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Ends on August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

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Prizes

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Timeline

Project submissions open:

March 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM PT

Deadline to apply for free devices:

April 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Project submissions close:

August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced by:

August 31, 2018

Contest brief

Missed our webinar? Watch the recording here, now!

Sensors are getting deeply integrated into our daily life making it more comfortable and safe. 3D magnetic sensors are designed to perform three dimensional sensing, capable of measuring 3D, linear and rotational movement, including contactless position sensing. Infineon 3D magnetic sensors meet new level of requirements on accuracy and power consumption needed within a broad range of applications: turn indicators or gearsticks in cars, e-meters, joysticks, and white goods control knobs are only few examples.

Infineon 3D magnetic sensors feature a small size TSOP-6, 6-pin package, high temperature stability and high communication speed with bidirectional communication between the sensor and microcontroller to ensure reliable system performance and functionality. All in all, 3D magnetic sensors from Infineon offer endless application opportunities unleashing design engineers’ creativity.

Infineon Technologies calls on enterprises and professional developers to explore the world of 3D magnetic sensors and come up with impressive ideas on new applications that should be built, using Infineon's 3D magnetic 2GO kit & Rotator Knob based on their TLE493D. The best thirteen projects will be rewarded. Don’t miss your chance to get acknowledged for your creativity.

Just one example explored already (replace an optical or resistive solutions in top column module TCM - as used in every car):

  • take an existing TCM
  • choose a suitable mechanical setup (here an aluminum baseplate)
  • attach a magnet (as supplied in the 3D Magnetic Sensor 2Go kit) in the moving arm part of the lever
  • attach the 2Go board opposite the magnet on fix plane
  • install the software - which can be found on the Infineon link below
  • connect your standard USB Micro cable to your PC
  • ...and start evaluating...!

See how we did it:

3D Magnetic Sensors – Highlights

  • Low power consumption – theoretically runs over 39,100 years on two AA batteries
  • Low cost design – does not eat your budget

Technical Highlights

  • I2C digital interface
  • Fast and bidirectional communication
  • Bus mode possible
  • 12bit data resolution
  • +/- 160mT

Software Requirements:

Download our GUI and just follow the instructions.

Windows System only (no Mac).

We are giving away 100 of Infineon's 3D Magnetic Sensors and Rotator Knobs to the best ideas submitted on or before Apr 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT.

In order to support any questions you may have about the hardware, please email support@infineon.com, with the subject line containing "Campaign TLE493D 2Go Kit".

Step 1: Register for the contest

Start by creating a free account on Hackster.io (or sign-in if already a member)

Register for the contest by clicking "Register as a participant"

Step 2: Apply to win one of the 3D Magnetic Sensor 2Go kits by pitching an idea

Click "Apply to receive one of the 3D Magnetic Sensor 2Go kit" and fill in the template. Tell us what you want to create.

Step 3: Attend the "Sensing the World in All Three Dimensions" webinar

Attend the webinar on May 18th, 2018 to get an overview of 3D magnetic sensors and participate in a Q & A session

Click here to learn more about this webinar and save your spot

Step 4: Enter to win the grand prizes by building and submitting your project

Build your project using the Sensor

Submit your project by clicking on "Add my project"

Describe your project. Include plenty of details: what are you creating? What does it do? Why does it matter?

Submit your project by August 24th, 2018

Note: You DO NOT have to win a free sensor to submit a finalized, qualifying project! You can purchase the magnetic sensor here

Winners will be announced on this page. Good luck!

We are looking forward to your bold ideas!