Two weeks ago, when reporting about the winners of the Fast Forward competition powered by Elektor during the electronica 2016 trade show, we were limited to naming and summarizing their projects. Let's proceed now by showing the presentations given by the nominees before the Jury and the audience at the Fast Forward booth in Munich.

The First Prize was awarded to Dr Till Naumann from the small German firm Mowea for their modular pico-wind-turbine prototype. They aim at complementing the electrical power produced by vast numbers of small solar home systems, in order to overcome energy shortages at night, during the rainy season, or at times of heavy dust in the air.

Second came J.F. Brandon of New York, from BotFactory with their Squink, a  PCB printer system for multilayer circuits, integrating – in a single machine – a solder and glue dispenser function and a pick & place function, straight off your Gerber files.

The Third Prize was awarded to  Artem Kuchukov for Kewazo, the scaffolding building robot, offering more safety, speed and flexibility to scaffolders and building contractors.