Upverter is partnering with FirstBuild to launch a circuit board design challenge for the home appliances of the future. Challenge participants design circuits on the Upverter platform, and winners receive a cash prize as well as a year’s professional subscription to Upverter.
FirstBuild and GE Appliances previously released the green bean maker module which provides a USB interface and Node.js SDK to several major GE appliances. This challenge offers hardware engineers the opportunity to extend, iterate or replace the functionality of the green bean module, and offer their own vision of the future of home appliance technology.
FirstBuild is a partnership between General Electric and Local Motors to create a new model for the appliance industry. Be sure to check out FirstBuild’s Upverter projects for inspiration!