Digi-Key partner with Student Circuit for Freshers Week Events

6th September 2019
Lanna Cooper

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, and Student Circuit, an online resource for anyone undertaking further education within the world of electronics, has announced a competition to win ten SNAPTAIN drones and one InstaLab Kit at ten universities during the Freshers Week events 9th September - 2nd October, 2019. 

UK university students can enter the competition, and other Digi-Key giveaways, at one of the university events at Digi-Key and 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, fueling 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 dorm room into a space for a maker and/or student with everything needed to measure, observe, design, and make electronics ideas a reality. Student Circuit is also partnering with Digi-Key to give away ten SNAPTAINS5C drones featuring a 720P HD camera, voice control and a gesture control RC quadcopter.

Digi-Key and Student Circuit are proud exhibitors 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 impressive 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 for the Student Circuit newsletter.

Maintaining a dedicated presence at engineering industry events is just one way that Digi-Key supports students and makers worldwide. The company also offers a dedicated academic program; a Maker.IO 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 eight 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:

Sept. 9 – 10: The University of Edinburgh

Sept. 17: University of Strathclyde

Sept. 18: University of Glasgow

Sept. 19: The University of Liverpool

Sept. 24: University of Leeds

Sept. 25: University of Nottingham

Sept. 29: University College London

Oct. 1: Newcastle University

Oct. 1: Imperial College London

Oct. 2: University of Sheffield

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