Dallas - Syndiant, a leading producer of light modulating chips used in pico projectors, said Tuesday it has launched a contest to find "the most creative ideas and uses for pico projectors."
"The uses and applications of pico projectors are endless, and Syndiant is eager to see the creative ideas that techies, gadget gurus or college engineering students have up their sleeves," the company said in announcing the promotion.
The company cited examples of some locations and areas for creative uses, including automobiles, airplanes, smart appliances, healthcare, aids to the visually impaired or elderly, security/defense, toys, robotics, education, 3D, near-to-eye glasses (either 2D or 3D) and others.
The winning "cool" idea will be determined by the Syndiant executive team and will receive an iPad. An individual runner-up will receive an iPod Nano.
In the event that a college engineering class or team submits the winning "coolest" idea or runner-up idea, a monetary donation will be made to their college's engineering department.
"We have produced some very cool applications for pico projectors at Syndiant, but we thought it would be fun to see what individuals and the next generation of engineers can come up with," stated Mark Harward, CEO of Syndiant. "We hope to receive many unique ideas, which will make it a challenge to decide who submits the coolest application for pico projectors, but I think we're up to the task."
Contest rules and regulations can be found at
Entries need to sufficiently and completely describe in writing the idea and its use. Graphic renderings and drawings can be submitted with the entry to more fully explain the concept.
The contest runs through 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 15.
Winners will be announced during International CES in Las Vegas, held Jan. 6-9, 2011, and do not need to be present to win. Prizes will be shipped to winners.