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LeakKiller Challenge

Design an IoT open source hardware solution to stop water leakage 

An exciting opportunity to put your design skills to good use. Design a smart open source water management and leak prevention solution and win up to £15,000. Entry is easy, simply contribute an article here about your design to be in with a chance of winning. Entry is open until November 27th. Good luck.

DesignSpark and Legal & General have collaborated in bringing the LeakKiller Challenge to our community. We are looking for a low-cost, open source smart water leakage detection and shut off solution which can work in the home. This challenge is open to DesignSpark members, register today for free.

Although no entries will be shown until after the competition closes, please visit this area for updates and related content.

Please view the guidance document below for full details of what is required when entering the challenge. 

Also please ensure you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions prior to posting your entry. 

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LeakKiller Challenge

February 8, 2018 15:11

Winners of the LeakKiller Design Challenge announced

Drum roll, please… Finally, the big day is here… We are proud to announce the winners of the DesignSpark LeakKiller Challenge, which we ran at the end of last year in partnership with Legal & General.

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LeakKiller Challenge

February 8, 2018 15:06

*WINNING ENTRY* Leak killer Design Challenge

In this article, I will demonstrate designing and making boards for a Water Flow sensor and Water Leak sensor; Board design for the home base, then tie it all together with simple programming and a bit of DIY plumbing.

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LeakKiller Challenge

February 8, 2018 15:02

*WINNING ENTRY* The smart-home approach to leak detection

Inspired by my experiences with low-cost computers such as the pi, this proposal recommends a local hub and multiple low-cost sensors, combining both direct detection of significant leaks with machine learning to infer subtle leaks.

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LeakKiller Challenge

February 8, 2018 15:02

*WINNING ENTRY* DesignSpark Leak Killer Challenge: Smart Leak Detection System with Sensor Network

DesignSpark Leak Killer Challenge Entry. A comprehensive research project into non-intrusive leak monitoring and isolation systems. Exploring leak localisation via a diagnostics network of moisture sensor-cluster nodes using CANBUS.

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LeakKiller Challenge

February 8, 2018 15:01

*WINNING ENTRY* LeakKiller Challenge Entry - MySafeHome

MySafeHome is a device compatible with many sensors accessible in the market, those devices can work standalone or with other devices. There is a base provided by Wio app and Wio modules, with many possibilities to build the user interface.

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LeakKiller Challenge

February 8, 2018 15:00

*WINNING ENTRY* LeakKiller Challenge Entry - Adamsky's water blocker

Dear DS. Way back, when the first water leak damaged my flat and flat below, I decided to do something about it. So I did. Forgive me not sticking to guidelines but I created this way before the competition and decided to share with you.

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LeakKiller Challenge

December 15, 2017 16:47

LeakKiller – Design Challenge Closed. Thank you for your entries!

Our judging panel is now hard at work examining the entries to the DesignSpark/Legal & General LeakKiller design challenge.

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LeakKiller Challenge

November 3, 2017 15:21

Living in Fear of an Ancient Stopcock

Do you need to change that dreadfully old stopcock that lurks under your kitchen sink? What options are out there to retrofit a new device to an ageing galvanised steel or lead mains inlet pipe?

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LeakKiller Challenge

October 10, 2017 09:06

LeakKiller Challenge update

As the LeakKiller challenge enters the second month, we'd love to hear how things are progressing, what issue you are having and whether your lagging and insulating before the big freeze.

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LeakKiller Challenge

September 25, 2017 10:50

LeakKiller Design Challenge Q&As

Thanks for sending your questions in with regards to the LeakKiller design challenge. Questions and answers will be added here to support all our community engineers that are taking part in the design challenge.

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LeakKiller Challenge

September 19, 2017 14:32

Changing the face of the insurance industry with open source IoT hardware

This month, DesignSpark and Legal & General launched the LeakKiller design challenge. This collaborative open-source hardware competition asks designers to come up with a solution to detect water leakage fast and stop it in its tracks.

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LeakKiller Challenge

September 4, 2017 12:18

How do you go about detecting leaks in water pipes?

Water, water, everywhere, and no idea where it's all coming from! Just how do you go about detecting water leaks in a domestic setting?

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