Gavin has been invited to the prestigious awards ceremony in London to collect the first prize, having just graduated from BAIMP3.
WiDrive is a project that allows users to control a car from any mobile device or over the Internet, it also promises complete immersion by allowing a driver to virtually drive the car via video glasses.
This is done by creating an Arduino based Wi-Fi server on the remote control car that allows the car to be controlled over Wi-Fi.
An iPhone or iPad app allows the car to be controlled remotely, whilst a wireless camera transmits video-to-video glasses.
Gavin notes on his website: "One of the things I really wanted to support within this project is allowing other people to contribute to it. So… As of December 25th, I shall be releasing the code onto GitHub for every one to enjoy as a Christmas present."
"I will also be releasing the iOS app on the App store for free if any one wants to download it and have a play and not get too much into the whole Objective-C thing."
A WiDrive video demonstration can be seen here and below.