Mouser Electronics is exhibiting in Hall 7 on Stand 10 at the 2016 Maker Faire in Rome, 14–16 October. Mouser is joining over 100,000 maker enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds to inspire them with the very newest components and technologies for their projects and inventions. One hot topic for this year’s Faire is Virtual Reality, and visitors to the stand will be able to experience a VR journey through Mouser’s huge Texas warehouse, experiencing how components are handled, packed and shipped to worldwide destinations within 24 hours of being ordered.
On Saturday, Mouser special guest Grant Imahara, former host of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, will enthuse the audience as he shares knowledge and inspiration on some amazing engineering projects from the Empowering Innovation Together series. Attendees can find out how to create superhero gadgets from Project Heroes and join Imahara as he looks at the ‘Driverless Car’ project. There is also the chance learn more about Mouser’s 3D printed car and its other 3D printing project, the International Space Station Challenge, which sees the winning design being 3D printed for astronauts to use and share with the world.
Mouser is also offering some very covetable prizes to celebrate the Maker Faire. The main prize is a Samsung Gear VR Headset, with state-of-the-art displays and optics designed to enable the wearer to experience and explore immersive Virtual Reality for gaming, movies and more. Other prizes include a Cypress CYALKIT Design Kit or a Texas Instruments CapTIvate EVM. Another fortunate winner will be able to design and create an eye-catching wearable device using a Hexiwear Power User Pack.
Attendance at the Maker Faire is not necessary to win; the competition is online and free to enter at emea.info.mouser.com/makerfaire-rome.