Mouser Electronics’ acclaimed Empowering Innovation Together gets more innovatively breath-taking as Grant Imahara unveils first-of-its-kind global contest for young minds in its new video.
The new International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge will toss an opportunity for college and university students, engineers, and makers, participants to create an object that can be 3D-printed designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space. I.S.S. Mouser is accepting entries for this incredible competition through Oct. 7, 2016 and shall be judged by Imahara and a former commander of the I.S.S.
“Like previous Empowering Innovation Together challenges, the I.S.S. Design Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for engineers of all levels to prove their genius,” said Imahara. “This contest adds the incredible elements of 3D printing and space!”
Mouser has partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Made In Space, along with Hackster and MacroFab for this unique design challenge.
The winner of the I.S.S. Challenge will receive a 3D printer, a consultation with Made In Space — pioneers in additive manufacturing technology for use in the space environment — and the prestige of seeing their design 3D-printed aboard the I.S.S.
Mouser’s valued supplier partner Amphenol is a co-sponsor of the program.
“This contest definitely kicks up the excitement level by challenging our customers to create something to be used in space,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “Mouser’s unparalleled selection of electronic components allows both amateurs and professionals to create anything they can dream up.”
One can have a look at the video