element14 Announces Spy Nerd Design Challenge

Community members are encouraged to design a security or spy related project

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element14, an Avnet community, recently launched the Spy Nerd Design Challenge, giving community members the opportunity to develop security or spy-themed projects for the chance to win a Spy Kit Bundle plus a $200 shopping cart.

Securing data is important in a number of industries, and this design challenge gives element14 community members the opportunity to make essential devices secure for added protection and peace of mind. Community members are encouraged to create either new projects around the concept of security, or to enhance an existing project’s security. Community members can work on a wide variety of security related projects, including:

  • Integrating hardware with new or existing IoT edge devices
  • Securing consumer electronics
  • Innovation around safe, smart retail
  • Building robust and secure solutions for building or home automation
  • Designing secure factory solutions
  • Creating better energy and renewables solutions

Community members can also build their own version of commercially available spy-related products or design their own. Makers can develop spy devices with a range of tools including: Wi-Fi cameras, IP cameras, GSM bugs, wiretaps, body wires, GPS trackers, phone taps, or other types of surveillance bugs.

Design challenge contestants can get inspired by watching a recent element14 Presents episode about a DIY Portal 2 Security Camera or an episode around the Raspberry S-pi Cam. The grand prize for the best overall project is a Spy Kit Bundle that includes an AI RF Detector, a Rabbler Noise Generator, night vision binoculars, as well as a $200 shopping cart to Newark. Three first place winners for the runners up will receive night vision binoculars plus a $100 shopping cart.

element14 is now accepting project submissions through November 16. Designers can submit their projects here: https://www.element14.com/community/community/project14/spynerd


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Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

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