DCU Student Wins Intel Galileo Technology Competition

7th May 2015

Posted In: FYI
Laura Browne, DCU

DCU Computer Applications student, Laura Browne has carried off top prize at the final of the Intel Galileo 3rd Level Technology Competition which took place in the Science Gallery in Dublin.  The competition, running since the beginning of February, was open to all 3rd level undergraduate students on the island of Ireland.

The competition invited students to create projects based on the Irish designed Intel Galileo board. The Intel Galileo board is the first in a family of Arduino*- certified development and prototyping boards based on Intel architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts.

Laura developed a Power Scout Energy Monitor using Intel Galileo, GROVE base shield and GROVE energy sensors to monitor the energy usage of various electrical appliances the home.   This energy data, collected every 30 seconds and stored in a MySQL database hosted on Amazon Web Services is displayed on on separate graphs by querying the database using plot.ly and python.

The Galileo Technology competition was the first opportunity for students to showcase the projects that they have been creating with the Galileo board. Following the first round of the competition, which involved students submitting their project ideas and a short video summary online, a shortlist of finalist projects was selected. The 6 finalist projects came together on May 1st for a special showcase in coordination with Techweek 2015.