SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – September 11, 2018 – NKK Switches, a world leading designer and manufacturer of electromechanical switches, has formed a new partnership with Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to donate SmartSwitch products for Devils Invent, a weekend-long engineering and design challenge for Freshman-Ph.D. students.
NKK donated SmartSwitch development kits for the contest, which are composed of two SmartSwitch pushbuttons pre-programmed for basic operation. The student participants are challenged to come up with an application for SmartSwitch that could simplify a daily task.
The Devils Invent contest will take place September 21-23rd at ASU’s Generator Labs located on the Tempe campus. The weekend-long hackathon contest concludes with student team presentations and designs judged by a panel of NKK and ASU staff. NKK will be awarding over $2500 in prizes for the top designs.
“NKK’s advanced technology SmartSwitch products provide an open canvas for ASU engineering students to design around,” stated Hassan Sajadi senior application manager, NKK Switches, “It will be interesting to see what innovative solutions the students design for SmartSwitch while working together as a team.”
About NKK Switches
NKK Switches (NKK) is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches. By designing, producing and selling the industry’s most extensive selection of electromechanical switches, NKK sets the standard for quality, stability and reliability in switch solutions. NKK provides a full suite of customizable solutions that includes design, programming and value-added support by combining flexibility, expertise and a commitment to our partners’ success.
About Devils Invent
Arizona State University Devils Invent is a series of weekend-long engineering and design challenges. Participating students are encouraged to design, build, and implement innovative solutions to challenging problem statements submitted by community, industry and University partners.
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