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David Kim <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:12:47 +0000
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UIST will be held in Hawaii between Oct 5 and Oct 8 this year, and we are organizing the student innovation contest again!!

This year's contest hardware is the Kinoma Create by Marvell, and demos will focus around household interfaces. Let your home be your canvas and let your creativity shine ;)

Check out our website on or see below for more details!

The 1st and 2nd place winners in the three categories "Most Creative", "Most Useful" and "People's Choice" will be awarded with $1500 and $500, respectively. We also have means to provide 2x travel grants of $1000 each to encourage high school and undergraduate teams to participate and build demos.

We really hope that you'll participate at this year's contest and to see you in Hawaii! ;)

It would be great, if you could forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in participating in this contest.

Valkyrie & David, Co-chairs of UIST 2014 Student Innovation Contest

UIST 2014 Student Innovation Contest Announcement


Calling all hackers, designers, engineers, artists, researchers, and inventors...

The goal of the contest is to invent new interactions on state-of-the-art hardware. We give you the hardware and you show us what you can do. You will demo your creations at the UIST conference on October 7th 2014, and the winners will be announced the same evening.

This year's hardware focuses on bringing more software-centric students into the fold for the contest.  It's a hardware prototyping platform that runs top-to-bottom in JavaScript; network communication, user interfaces, sensors, actuators, and all the rest are controlled through JavaScript to get you up and running fast and let your creativity flow. The Hardware: The Kinoma Create.

The Create comes with a built-in touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, a front-facing sensor connector, and a 50-pin rear sensor dock.  It's all programmed wirelessly using Kinoma Studio, the provided software.  Studio can compile code for the Create, as well as for Android devices: this means that you can have hardware interoperate with your cell phone.  This software also allows you to simulate your sensors, so you can get started with your designs before you receive your device!  Marvell will also provide example code for a variety of sensor and interface tasks to get teams started quickly.

Through Kinoma, we are also providing teams with a sensor budget of $50 to acquire sensors and actuators for their projects. We're focusing on household interfaces this year.

Check out the announcement video here to see demos and the kit in action: <>

For more details and to register by the deadline of August 7th, visit the contest website at:<>.

For questions, email the contest chairs at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Make sure to follow us on <><> and <><>, where we will be posting updates.

We hope to see you and your entry at the UIST Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, on October 7th 2014.

 UIST 2014 Student Innovation Contest Chairs
-David Kim (Newcastle University, UK)
-Valkyrie Savage (UC Berkeley, USA)

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