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.