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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch Groundbreaking Contest to 3D-Print Design Aboard International Space .

by • July 24, 2016 • No Comments

Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mouser Electronics Inc. in these times revealed which celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and former commander of the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Colonel Chris Hadfield are one of the guest judges for the I.S.S. Design Challenge, the newest series in the amazing Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Mouser is accepting entries for this amazing competition now through Oct. 7, 2016.
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The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Amphenol and Intel®, is a call to college and university students, engineers, and makers, to turn it into a 3D-printable project created to assist I.S.S. astronauts in space. Designs may include tiny electronics to be utilized with the object. All entries can be judged by Grant Imahara and Col. Chris Hadfield.
“Imagine how amazing it may be to see your create created in space,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics, a major global distributor of the newest semiconductors and electronic components. “We are quite excited to present this one-of-a-kind contest. We hope our wide range of electronic components can enable individuals to turn it into whatever their imagination sparks.”
For the I.S.S. Design Challenge, Mouser has partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Made In Space, along with Hackster and MacroFab. The winner of the I.S.S. Challenge can obtain a 3D printing device, a consultation with Made In Space — pioneers in additive making innovation for use in the space environment — and the prestige of seeing their create 3D-printed aboard the I.S.S.
“I’m honored to assist judge the complex work of brilliant engineering minds,” said Col. Chris Hadfield, an astronaut of 21 years, who has created three spaceflights and 2,650 orbits of planet Earth.
To accompany the contest, Mouser Electronics, Chris Hadfield and Grant Imahara can release a series of videos on the Empowering Innovation Together site at www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focutilized on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic create engineers and buyers. Mouser.com showcases additional than 4 million products online of additional than 600 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing createers with up-to-date data on the components now on the market for the upcoming generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries of its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For additional information, visit http://www.mouser.com.
 About Grant Imahara
Well known in the engineering community, Grant Imahara has paired his engineering expertise with a Hollywood TV and movie career. In addition to his roles on MythBusters and BattleBots, Imahara is the inventor behind most famous robotic characters, which include the Star Wars prequel-era R2-D2, talking robot sidekick Geoff Peterson of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the rhythmic arms on the modern-day Energizer Bunny.
About Chris Hadfield
“Good morning, planet Earth!” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world each day while living for five months aboard the International Space Station. Since and so, Colonel Hadfield—who served for 21 years as an astronaut, completing three spaceflights and 2,650 orbits of planet Earth—has become a of the world sensation for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness. Over 32 million individuals have watched his famous cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, the initially music video created in space, and he is the author of two internationally bestselling books, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on planet Earth and You Are Here. With his feet now firmly planted on planet Earth, Col. Hadfield works tirelessly to inspire young individuals to do what they love (especially, if it is space-related) and to be fascinated by the world around them.
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