Digilent Design Contest 2019: Finalists and Winners

The finals of the 15th edition of Digilent Design Contest took place on May 11th and 12th, at the National Instruments and Digilent Offices in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

This year we had 40 teams enrolled and 20 teams (made of one, two or three students) presenting in the finals. The 20 teams came from universities in Cluj-Napoca, Targu Mures, Iasi, Timisoara, Bucuresti (Romania), Poland, Turkey, Austria, Ukraine and France. On Saturday, all teams presented their hard work in front of three judges. After that, the best eight projects were chosen. Check out the winners below!

First Prize: Felix Georg Braun and Philipp-Sebastian Vogt from TU Vienna, Austria with their project “Remote VHDL Prototyping and Testing Platform.”

Second Prize: Beniamin Bia from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania with his project “Beyond Vision.”

Third Prize: Cătalin-Constantin Bitire, Andrei Ionașcu and Marin-Mircea Cojocaru from  University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania with their project “Zybo Autonomous Car.”

Honorable Mentions: There were Honorable Mentions this year, all high quality, awesome projects that we also want to recognize. This includes:

Szilárd Hegedüs  from Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania with his project Infra-Red Image Processing Unit.”

Marius-Cristian Andrei from Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I”, Bucharest, Romania with his project “Ethernet Packet Inspection.”

Zakaria El Rhonson and Paul Leloup from Polytech Montpellier, France with their project “The IoT LoRa Project.”

Maksim Holub, Oleh Kuzhylnyi and Oleksandr Ostrianko from National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” with their project “High-Speed Real-Time Video Streaming Transmission.”

Joanna Stanisz and Konrad Lis from AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland with their project “Car Detection System Based in LiDAR and Camera Data Fusion”

In addition to these amazing teams and individuals, we would like to thank:

  • The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for ensuring accommodation to visiting students and teachers during the competition.
  • National Instruments for hosting the event.
  • Jury members for the commitment and dedication displayed during the event.

Check out pictures from the event and and the event summary! Thank you to everyone who participated, and make sure to stay tuned for the next edition of the contest!

About Bianca Peterlin

I'm a Hardware Design Engineer passionate about electronics, books, traveling, sci-fi, comics, arts, crafts. I love unconventional learning and writing. I enjoy "childish" stuff and doing things that other might consider useless. Meeting new people and sharing great stories is something I prioritize anytime. My favorite sentence is "Believe in Magic!"

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