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Test instrumentation challenge offers toolset prize

15th October 2018
Mick Elliott

Developing a test instrumentation project using any components is the latest Project14 design contest set for its customers by element14.com. The most creative submissions will be in with a chance of winning a professional tool set from Farnell element14 and a $100 shopping cart to use on the Farnell element14 transactional site.

A monthly design competition open to entrants of all skill levels, Project14 is aimed at helping participants to showcase their talents and learn from one another. Members of the element14 Community vote in an open poll to select a new theme each month, which entrants can then interpret in any way they see fit.

Prizes for the Test Instrumentation Design Contest include an 18-piece Journeyman tool set and a six-piece trim-out tool kit both from Klein Tools. In addition, entrants who submit an idea involving the BBC micro:bit will receive a free device from the element14 Community to help them to develop their project.

Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for the element14 Community and Premier Farnell, said: “At element14.com, we welcome members of all skill levels, from new starters to experienced engineers. Project14 is our way of encouraging these members to share their skills and turn their ideas into real world projects.”

“The theme of test instrumentation incorporates many of the core disciplines of engineering, from working with microcontrollers and development boards to soldering and customisation. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of creative and innovative projects our members are able to come up with for this competition.”

element14 Community member and Project14 participant Frank Milburn added “I would encourage anyone, especially students and those that might be watching from the sidelines, to enter these contests. I have learned something from each one I have entered, and have always received encouragement and helpful suggestions from community members.”

To enter the Project14 Test Instrumentation Design Contest, participants simply need to register an account at the element14 Community and submit a blog entry detailing their idea and how they plan to develop it.

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