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Mouser and ADI sponsor design contest


Mouser Electronics Inc., is sponsoring the 12th annual NASA Tech Briefs magazine ‘Create the Future’ design contest, a challenge to engineers and students worldwide to create the next great thing. Mouser is being joined in this sponsorship by Analog Devices.

The grand prize winner will receive global recognition and a cash prize of $20,000 for an innovative product that benefits society and the economy. Previous contests have produced more than 9,000 design ideas from engineers, educators and students in more than 100 countries.

Entries are being accepted now through July 1, 2014. To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/createthefuture2014/.

“Advancing technological innovation is at the heart of what we do here at Mouser and we are very excited to support design engineers by helping to sponsor this global design contest for them,” says Kevin Hess, vice-president technical marketing, Mouser Electronics.

Previous grand prize winning entries include a key fob-sized device that makes smart phones ‘smarter’ by enabling consumers to run a variety of low-cost sensing applications; an economical, rapid screening device to prevent food borne illness; a wheelchair propulsion system designed to increase the user’s mobility while decreasing upper body, repetitive stress injuries; a mechanism that makes CPR easy and safe for anyone to perform; a fuel-saving motor/pump for cars and trucks; a low-cost in-vehicle emergency warning system; and a new type of energy-efficient lighting.