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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Takes Future Engineers to Space for 3D Print Designs Competition

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Mouser Electronics announces the newest series of Empowering Innovation Together program. Featuring celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, the new series is said to create a competitive ecosystem for 3D-printable project and help I.S.S. astronauts in space.

Dubbed as International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, The American electronic component heavyweight is also accepting entries for this incredible competition now through Oct. 7, 2016.

The innovative challenge which is co-sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Amphenol and Intel is a call to college and university students, engineers, and makers, to create a 3D-printable project designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space. Designs may include small electronics to be used with the object. All entries will be judged by Grant Imahara and a former commander of the I.S.S.

Commenting on the latest development, Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics said, “Imagine how exciting it would be to see your design made in space.” “We are really excited to present this unique contest. We hope our wide range of electronic components will enable people to create whatever their imagination sparks.”

The company has also partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Made In Space along with Hackster and MacroFab.

The winner of the I.S.S. Challenge will be recognized with 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.

“I love that this first-of-its-kind contest allows future engineers to build their confidence as a whole, and share in a global community of innovation,” said Grant Imahara.


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