2013 US Regional

The 9th edition of the international “Digilent Design Contest” US Region took place at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, US on May 11th, 2013.
The contest was organized by Digilent, Inc. and sponsored by Morgan State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and ARM, Inc.  

10 teams qualified in the final stage of presentation & judging. 
Teams presented their design ideas and showcased FPGA, microcontroller, and robotics-based projects. They integrated the Digilent products with other state of the art technology and built their own systems.  The panel of judges, which consisted of industry and academic representatives, evaluated the projects on conceptual innovation and technical implementation. 
In the award ceremony, held on May 11th, winners were awarded certificates and prizes by representatives of the organizer companies.




Yevgeniy Babkin 

New York City College of Technology


First Prize

Open Source Robotic Hand – a robotic hand capable of mimicking a user’s movements, with attention to precision and repeatability. It was based on Microchip® chipKIT microcontroller boards 

Dustin Farwell 
Michael Chastain 

Sonoma State University CA, US

Second Prize

The Wattcher   a Microchip® Cerebot Mx4cK microcontroller board-based wireless sensor network (LWSN) capable of monitoring various sensors, such as water or gas flow, temperature, or power usage.

Zayre Lareche 
Maria Vanegas 

New York City College of Technology


Third Prize

Sniffy Puppy  – a Microchip® chipKIT Uno 32-based mobile robot that is used to educate the students about the importance of the detection of chemicals in our environment