Syndiant Wants You to Get Inspired - Contest for Creative and Cool Uses for Pico Projectors

            Win an iPad!

Syndiant, a leader in high resolution microdisplays for pico projectors, is holding a contest to explore creative ideas and uses for pico projectors.  
Syndiant’s all digital VueG8 (“View-Gate”) technology frees consumers from the constraints of small electronic devices and provides a viewing gateway to share high resolution images.

The uses and applications of pico projectors are endless, and Syndiant is eager to see the creative ideas that techies, gadget gurus or college engineering students have up their sleeves. For inspiration, consider applications in the following areas:

  • Automobiles
  • Airplanes
  • Smart appliances for anywhere in the home
  • Healthcare
  • Aids to the visually impaired or elderly
  • Security/defense
  • Toys
  • Robotics
  • Education (teachers – get your students thinking!)
  • 3D
  • Near to eye glasses – either 2D or 3D
    • See through image
    • Non-see through for an immersive experience
  • Combine with gesture recognition user interface
  • Decorative lighting
  • Wireless update of video content

“We have produced some very cool applications for pico projectors at Syndiant, but we thought it would be fun to see what individuals and the next generation of engineers can come up with,” said Mark Harward, CEO of Syndiant. “We hope to receive many unique ideas, which will make it a challenge to decide who submits the coolest application for pico projectors, but I think we’re up to the task.”

If an individual submits the winning “cool” idea, as determined by the Syndiant executive team, he or she will receive an iPad™, and an individual runner up will receive an iPod nano™.

In the event that a college engineering class or team submits the winning “coolest” idea or runner up idea, a monetary donation will be made to their college’s engineering department.

Official contest rules and regulations can be found at

Entries need to sufficiently and completely describe in writing the idea and its use. Graphic renderings and drawings can be submitted with the entry to more fully explain the concept.

The contest starts November 9, 2010 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on
December 15, 2010.

Winners will be announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 6-9, 2011, and do not need to be present to win. Prizes will be shipped to winners.

Official Online Contest Rules

This contest is being sponsored by Syndiant, Inc., a Delaware corporation, with its principal place of business at 18325 Waterview Parkway, Suite A101, Dallas, Texas 75252-8026 (“Syndiant”).  The contest is for entrants to submit the coolest and most unique way to use pico projectors.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


a. Enter the contest by sending an email that must include your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number (including country code if outside the USA), and a valid email address along with a description of your idea for a cool and unique way to use pico projectors.  All entries must be submitted in English.  You may submit as many entries with different ideas as you wish by sending separate entries. It is preferred that entries be submitted by email to the email address designated below.  However, entries may also be submitted by regular mail to the physical address designated below.

            Submission by Regular Mail:                         Submission by Email:
            Syndiant Pico Projector Contest         
            18325 Waterview Parkway
            Suite A101
            Dallas, Texas 75252-8026

If entries are submitted by email, such will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible by assigning email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. If entries are submitted by regular mail, such will be deemed made by the resident of the address from where the entry is submitted, as long as the resident is 18 years or older and is otherwise eligible to participate in this Contest pursuant to these rules and regulations.  All entries submitted become the sole property of Syndiant, Inc. and will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the Syndiant. Syndiant’s computer is the official time keeping device for the sweepstakes. Syndiant is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. IN ORDER TO ENTER THE CONTEST, NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED, AND NEITHER IS PURCHASING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE FROM SYNDIANT, NOR SUBSCRIBING FOR ANY SERVICE FROM SYNDIANT, NOR VISITING ANY PHYSICAL LOCATION OR STORE.  NO CONSIDERATION OF ANY KIND IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE CONTEST.



a. The contest is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older.  Employees of Syndiant, Syndiant’s distributors, shareholders, vendors, and each of their corporate parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, their advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, and the members of their immediate families and or households are ineligible to participate or win.

b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Syndiant..

Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Syndiant will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Syndiant will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Syndiant will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of Syndiant. Prize subject to availability and Syndiant reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. All other costs not specifically stated herein, including, but not limited to, taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.

In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Syndiant is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.


a. Decisions of Syndiant management with respect to the Contest are final.

c. If a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, and the potential winner cannot be contacted then the potential winner forfeits prize.

d. Syndiant management will announce the Contest winners during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6-9, 2011.  At that time, Syndiant will decide, based upon all Contest entrants, which idea for use of a pico projector is the coolest and most unique.  First prize would be an Apple® iPad®, second prize would be an Apple® iPod® nano®.  Winners do not need to be present to win. The prize winners may be required to execute an affidavit that the winner meets all of the eligibility requirements set forth in these rules and that includes a release of liability.


a. By participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

b. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, Syndiant in its sole discretion may require contest winners to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold Syndiant, its distributors and vendors, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Contest.

c. Syndiant, in is sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Syndiant’s website or is otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

d. Syndiant reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of Syndiant, any competition or prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Syndiant reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of Syndiant.

f. Syndiant is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize.

g. Copies of the written Contest rules and a list of winners (when complete) are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to: Syndiant, 18325 Waterview Parkway, Suite A101, Dallas, Texas 75252-8026 USA.