Ultimate Arduino Challenge from Mouser Electronics and Microchip Technology Kicks Off

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is teaming up with Microchip Technology to present the Ultimate Arduino Challenge. The global contest announced today at embedded world 2019 by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi at the Mouser stand, invites engineers around the world to create Arduino-based projects and submit them to the Supplyframe landing pagearduinochallenge.com .

The Ultimate Arduino Challenge is divided into three categories: Data Collection, Industrial IoT, and Anything Goes. The Data Collection category tasks engineers with collecting data using an Arduino board and various sensors, while the Industrial IoT contest tests engineers’ skills in designing a product that connects to the environment around it. Finally, the Anything Goes category is just that: Engineers can submit any sort of Arduino-based design with a description and system diagram.

Supplyframe community members will vote for their favorite projects throughout the four-month contest, and a panel of judges will determine the top three winners. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Turin, Italy, to tour the Arduino factory. The second prize winner will receive a trip to a 2019 Microchip MASTERs conference, and the third place winner will receive $500 in gift certificates to the Tindie maker marketplace. Plus, up to 500 finalists will receive Arduino boards.

“At Mouser, we are committed to empowering innovation in engineering around the world,” says Kevin Hess, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “By partnering with Arduino, Microchip, and Supplyframe for this incredible design competition, Mouser shows support for the engineers who are creating solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Microchip Technology is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platforms based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino prototyping platforms are intended for artists, designers, beginners, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

To learn more about the Ultimate Arduino Challenge or to enter the contest, go to arduinochallenge.com.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 750 manufacturers. Mouser offers 23 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.