Competition to win InstaLab Kit & SNAPTAIN drones at UK Freshers' Week

09 September 2019

Digi-Key Student Circuit Instalab competition kit

Digi-Key announce partnership with Student Circuit on competition to win 10 SNAPTAIN drones & one InstaLab Kit will take place at 10 UK university Freshers' Week events this autumn.

Electronic components distributor, Digi-Key Electronics & Student Circuit, an online resource for students undertaking further education within electronics, have announced a competition to win 10 SNAPTAIN drones & one InstaLab Kit at 10 UK universities during Freshers' Week events from 10th September to 2nd October, 2019.

UK university students can enter the competition, and other Digi-Key giveaways, at one of the university events at Digi-Key & Student Circuit’s booth, or via the Student Circuit competition page.

The InstaLab award competition reflects Digi-Key’s continued commitment to students and makers worldwide, fuelling their innovation with over 10,000 boards and modules to assist in any student’s design or project, a wide variety of online resources, conversion calculators, how-to articles and videos, datasheets, multimedia libraries and more.

The InstaLab Kit donated by Digi-Key is a mobile laboratory, featuring a wide range of tools and devices for experiments, designed as a means to shape a student room into a space for a maker with everything needed to measure, observe, design and make electronics ideas a reality. Student Circuit is also partnering with Digi-Key to give away 10 SNAPTAIN S5C drones, featuring a 720P HD camera, voice control and a gesture control RC quadcopter.

Digi-Key & Student Circuit will proudly exhibit during Freshers' Week events at universities across the UK, where more than 113,000 students attending the top UK electronic engineering universities are expected to convene this year. Student attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Digi-Key’s comprehensive electronic component offerings, as well as the extensive services Digi-Key has uniquely designed to support makers. They will also be invited to receive invaluable electronics engineering tools by subscribing to the Student Circuit newsletter.

Maintaining a dedicated presence at engineering industry events is one way that Digi-Key supports students and makers worldwide. The company also offers a dedicated academic programme; Maker.IO, an electronics hardware community and project space featuring tools, resources and support for engineers to bring their projects to life; and free tools like IoT Studio and Scheme-it to help with course development and projects. Digi-Key also offers students and makers the ability to search on the company’s website with parameters, making it easier for customers to locate and order the products they need.

"Digi-Key's partnership with Student Circuit to sponsor these Freshers' Week events demonstrates what continues to be the heart and soul of our company: supplying innovation for the next generation of engineers and makers," said Ian Wallace, Director, EMEA Business Development at Digi-Key. "With more than 8 million electronic components in-stock ready to ship immediately, Digi-Key is proud to support thousands of innovative makers in the UK and around the world.

Below is a complete listing of the Freshers' Week events where Digi-Key & Student Circuit will be exhibiting:

•    September 10–11: The University of Edinburgh
•    September 17: University of Strathclyde
•    September 18: University of Glasgow
•    September 19: The University of Liverpool
•    September 23–24: University of Leeds
•    September 26–27: University of Nottingham
•    September 29: University College London
•    September 30 – October 1: Newcastle University
•    October 1: Imperial College London
•    October 2: University of Sheffield


For more information on the competition and rules, please visit the InstaLab Competition page. For more information on Digi-Key’s commitment to the next generation of makers, please visit the Digi-Key Academic Programme page and the Maker.IO page.


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