Groundbreaking contest to 3D-Print design aboard International Space Station

27-07-2016 | Mouser Electronics | Design Applications

Mouser is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara for the International Space Station (ISS) Design Challenge, the newest series in the exciting Empowering Innovation Together program. The company is accepting entries for this incredible competition now up until 7th October, 2016. The ISS Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser’s suppliers Amphenol and Intel, is a call to college and university students, engineers, and makers, to create a 3D-printable project designed to help ISS 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 station. “Imagine how exciting it would be to see your design made in space,” said Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser. “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.” For the challenge, the company has partnered with the IEEE, Made In Space along with Hackster and MacroFab. The winner of the challenge will receive a 3D printer, a consultation with Made In Space and the prestige of seeing their design 3D-printed aboard the ISS. “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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By Craig Dyball