Element14 community launches test instrumentation design contest

15 October 2018

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Element14.com have announced that they are offering members the opportunity to develop a test instrumentation project using any components they like, in their new design contest: Project14, which particularly rewards participants with BBC micro:bit-based ideas.

The most creative submissions will have the chance to win a professional toolset from Farnell element14 and a $100 shopping cart to use on the Farnell element14 transactional site.

As a monthly design competition open to entrants of all skill levels, Project14 is aimed at helping participants to showcase their talents and learn from one another. Members of the element14 Community vote in an open poll to select a new theme each month, which entrants can then interpret in any way that they see fit.

Prizes for the Test Instrumentation Design Contest include an 18-piece Journeyman toolset and a six-piece trim-out toolkit, both from Klein Tools.

Said Dianne Kibbey, global head of community and social media for the element14 Community and Premier Farnell: “At element14.com, we welcome members of all skill levels, from new starters to experienced engineers. Project14 is our way of encouraging these members to share their skills and turn their ideas into real-world projects.

“The theme of test instrumentation incorporates many of the core disciplines of engineering, from working with microcontrollers and development boards to soldering and customisation. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of creative and innovative projects our members are able to come up with for this competition.”

Plus, to quote a Project14 participant, Community member, Frank Milburn: “I would encourage anyone, especially students and those that might be watching from the sidelines, to enter these contests. I have learned something from each one I have entered, and have always received encouragement and helpful suggestions from community members.”

To enter the Project14 Test Instrumentation Design Contest, participants simply need to register an account at the element14 Community and submit a blog entry that details their idea and how they plan to develop it.

Submissions are open until 14th November 2018. For more, visit www.element14.com/community/community/project14/test-instrumentation.

Plus, read up on more of EPDT's recent Element14 design project news – on Halloween-style inventions – here.

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