Students at electronica Win Great Prizes Sponsored by Mentor and SparkFun!

By John McMillan

Hundreds took part and nine lucky students attending Student Day at electronica 2018 in Munich won prizes sponsored by Mentor and SparkFun, the maker of products and resources designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to all.

For student day, the Mentor theater was transformed into a fun workshop where fair attendees raced against the clock to build the small circuit seen below.

SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit

Each hour, the student with the fastest time to completion won an incredible Arduino based SparkFun Inventors kit.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.0
SparkFun Inventors kit

Learn even more about Mentor at electronica 2018 here: Mentor at electronica 2018

Students pack the Mentor booth and race to create a circuit!

Did you miss out on electronica this year? If so, plan ahead – the next electronica will take place in Munich from November 10-13, 2020.Hope to see you there!

Auf Wiedersehen, John

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