We’re Thales – an engineering and technology business that absolutely loves the confoundingly complex. Which is why we developed Project Arduino – a challenge that allowed students to get their hands on an Arduino kit and show us what they could do with it.
Teams from universities across the UK and US took up our challenge; build something amazing and film the progress of the project. It had to tie in with the Thales business areas – Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defense and Security – but more importantly, it had to wow our judges.
After some hard-fought technological battles that whittled our latest campus winners down to four, the winner was chosen by a public vote.
And here it is!
Congratulations to the CalTech team, Trigger Cats, for winning the 2015/16 Thales Arduino competition. Team Trigger Cats are a team well deserving of the championship title, as they skillfully applied their knowledge gained from Thales employees and university studies to design and develop a system aimed to prevent combat vehicles in combat zones from suddenly rolling or flipping due to sudden external forces. As safety is rooted into all our products and solutions at Thales, their stabilization system has a natural connection within our defense businesses. We were also impressed by how they linked their product with the civilian market too.