Intel® Edison 2017 “Tommy” Awards

On March 24th, 2017, Intel and the Edison Innovation Foundation will announce the winners of the “Tommy” award, named in honor of the great inventor, Thomas Edison. The winners are selected because they have used the Intel® Edison multi-function module in ways that epitomize the spirit and creativity of Edison. Last year’s winners can be seen here.

The First Place Winner of the 2016 awards ceremony was Shubham Banerjee for work in using the microprocessor to build his Braille Printer called “Braigo”

The First Place Winner of the 2016 awards ceremony was Shubham Banerjee for work in using the microprocessor to build his Braille Printer called “Braigo”

The Intel® Edison multi-function module is a tiny, SD-card-sized powerhouse designed for building Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable computing products. The Edison module contains a high-speed, dual-core processing unit, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, low energy, storage and memory, and a broad spectrum of input/output (I/O) options for interfacing with user systems. Because of its small footprint and low power consumption, the Edison module is an ideal choice for projects that need a lot of processing power without being connected to a power supply. All this can lower the barriers to entry for a range of inventors, entrepreneurs, and consumer product designers.

Keep an eye out here for the 2017 winners … coming soon!

Thomas Edison said, “Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”

Left: Intel-Edison module now available world-wide for developers. Right: The “Tommy” award given by the Edison Innovation Foundation.

Left: Intel-Edison module now available world-wide for developers. Right: The “Tommy” award given by the Edison Innovation Foundation.

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