HERMOSA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RF Digital, a Heptagon company, and industry leading manufacturer of Simblee™ and other market leading wireless solutions has been selected by the team at GE Appliances’ FirstBuild™ for its annual Mega Hackathon. This year’s event is themed “The Future of Cooking” and over 300 designers, engineers, makers, students and foodies will gather in Louisville, KY over this weekend to design, build code and hack the next generation of cooking devices.
The Simblee platform will enable participants to quickly prototype their ideas into a demonstrable, functionable product complete with a mobile app and cloud connectivity over the course of two days. Participants will have the opportunity to work within the Aurdino IDE to write code for their application and configure their Simblee device, as well as Simblee’s extended plug and play eco system.
“We are excited to support the FirstBuild model of inspiring innovation,” said Patty Steiman, RF Digital’s Senior Director of Business Development. “We look forward to seeing the future of cooking come to life.”
“We are opening FirstBuild’s doors to show our state-of-the-art model of manufacturing that embraces the maker movement,” said Justin Berger, community manager at FirstBuild. “We want the community to envision what they see for the future of cooking, and with our great sponsors, help close the gap from mind to market.”
In addition to hardware and technical support, RF Digital and the Simblee team are offering a $1000 prize, a board layout review and a professional video for the team that builds the best SimbleeConnected product.
About RF Digital
RF Digital (www.rfdigital.com) designs and manufactures an extensive line of fully integrated, high quality, high performance, configurable Wireless RF Transmitter, Receiver & Transceiver Modules, suitable for nearly every type of application. For over 16 years RF Digital has supplied the aerospace, public safety, industrial and medical industries with reliable wireless modules, accompanied by excellent support. For more information about Simblee, visit www.simblee.com.
Heptagon (www.hptg.com) provides complete 3D/imaging, illumination and optical sensing solutions for smart devices and the internet of things. With over 2 billion units shipped and 20 years of industry firsts in miniaturizing and integrating complex hardware and software systems, Heptagon has industry leading technology and services to enhance our customer’s competitiveness. Backed by world-class investors, Heptagon is a global company with research and development, sales and customer services teams located in Singapore, Zurich Switzerland, in Silicon Valley USA, and Shenzhen, China.
FirstBuild is a global co-creation community backed by GE Appliances, a Haier company, that harnesses the brainpower of the maker movement to change the way major home appliances are conceived, designed and manufactured. A physical state-of-the-art microfactory on the University of Louisville campus and online forum, FirstBuild speeds products from mind to market and enables customization through small batch production, without the costs and risks of traditional mass manufacturing. For more information about how to get involved, visit FirstBuild.com.