THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Back2School social media contest being run by Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, is offering students in the US and Canada a chance to win a Digi-Key InstaLab kit as well as development boards and other prizes from some of the company's supplier partners. Students with a valid university or college email address can enter by visiting Digi-Key's official Back2School contest page.
The InstaLab was created with the intention of providing enough gear to turn an electronics student's dorm room into their own maker space. The kit includes over 20 different products from many of Digi-Key's trusted supplier partners.
In addition to the contest, Digi-Key is launching another round of their Another Geek Moment | Summer Break Edition video series. This year's video series features three engineering students, Ashley, Darren, and Haley, showcasing their skills while being filmed in Madison, WI at the UW-Madison Makerspace over summer break. New videos will premier every Thursday throughout September and October.
The projects range from a GPS dog tracking device that will overlay the path on Google Maps to an Adafruit Crickit robot that dances, as well as an LED ring that will display specific colors based on the weather outside. These projects can be found on Maker.io with in-depth instructions on how to re-create them. The cost to build them are perfect for a student-sized budget and great for makers of all ages.
"As we continue to extend our reach into the university engineering and STEM sectors of education, our goal is to provide students with the tools and experience they'll need to be successful early in their careers," said David Sandys, Director, Business Ecosystem Development. "We hope students at any level will find value in the prizes offered during our contest, try out the projects presented in the video series, or be inspired to create a project of their own that will enrich their time in higher education."
About the Back2School Contest
Who: Any student in the US or Canada with a university or college email address
Prizes: Three tiers of prizes including:
- Digi-Key "swag" backpack
- Digi-Key swag backpack with educational kits and dev boards
- One InstaLab kit, educational kits that feature dev boards, and a swag backpack
How to enter: Participants have from September 4-30 to register with the winners being announced the week of October 2nd. Official details and contest rules are available on the Digi-Key website.
About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than 8.3 million products, with over 1.5 million products in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 750 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also stocks over 10,000 boards and modules to assist in any student's design or project. The company's best-in-class website features a wide variety of online resources including Product Training Modules (PTMs), conversion calculators, how-to articles and videos, datasheets, multimedia libraries, and much more. Additional tools and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering can be found at www.digikey.com. Information about scholarships, internships, and more can be accessed online on the Digi-Key website.
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