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Engineering | Entrepreneurship + Innovation

2018 – 2019 Events


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Devils Invent: NKK SmartSwitch®

September 21–23, 2018– Tempe Campus

Devils Invent brought to you by NKK SmartSwitch® was focused on their SmartSwitch® technology. A SmartSwitch® is a revolutionary new way to combine the tactile feel of a button with the immersive display of a touch screen.


Event Winners

Team: The Boogie Babes
Team Members: Bodhi England, Sakura Swain, Nick Moran, Shaib Ahmed, Guibin Song, Taylor Miller
Project: The Boogie Bike is an idea to make using your phone while riding your bike less dangerous and more enjoyable. It extends the functions of a phone to a user interface panel mounted to the handlebar of the bike. By designing this user interface with the NKK Smart Switch, it allowed us to give the users the versatility of a touchscreen while simultaneously giving them the better accuracy of using a button in a turbulent environment. We think it’s the perfect way to reduce distractions, reduce accidents, and reduce frustration that users currently experience with touchscreens on bikes.


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Devils Invent: IoT

October 23-28, 2018– Tempe Campus

Devils Invent: IoT in support from Allstate and Cisco, partnered with Queen’s University Belfast to bring you our first ever collaborative international hackathon working together to solve our design challenge centered around the Internet of Things.


Event Winners

Team: Hotel 4
Team Members: ASU Students: Guibin Song, Nana Kwame Okwae QUB Students: Gyan Wickremasinghe, Joshua Beatty
Project: Hotel 4 proposed a smart parking space monitoring system based on IoT technology to help people find vacant parkings as quick and easy as possible. The parking spaces are monitored by using wireless sensors or by utilizing image recognition technique, then the gathered parking vacancy information is sent to a cloud data center via wifi models. After the data being analyzed and integrated in the cloud center, the available parking information is shared to user end via smartphone apps, online map services and e-Tickets. Just one click on the smartphone or one asking to voice assistant devices is all needed to know exactly where to park. This proposed parking monitoring system can reduce a large amount of time, energy and money otherwise being wasted during searching the vacant parking, which is particularly helpful in cities with limited parking resources.