element14 Community wraps 2022 with holiday activities celebrating engineering and STEM communities

Community members are invited to participate in gift-giving, a Hack-a-Thon and other community events this holiday season

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element14, an Avnet community, is celebrating its engineers and the winter holidays in the U.S. by combining giving back and ingenuity through three holiday-themed offerings including an Engineer/STEM Holiday Shopping Wishlist, an end-of-year Hack-a-Thon and a chance for local STEM groups to win electronic sets gifted by element14 Community members.

Engineer and STEM Wishlist: Shopping for an engineer is not a walk in the park. element14 has made gifting easier by creating an Engineer and STEM Wishlist. Targeted lists across multiple interests including automation, robotics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing and more provide great ideas for those looking for the perfect gift for the engineers in their life.

Hack the Holidays: Six years running, this end-of-year Hack-a-Thon gives engineers the chance to win some of the coolest prizes element14 has given away, including a Samsung 50-inch Picture Frame TV for the best “Work of Art Hack”, a Bluetooth record player with floor speakers for “The Most Festive Hack” or a 2022 iPad Pro for “The Most Original Hack.”

  • element14 is seeking festive projects that capture the awe and wonder of the holiday season.  Like in years past, participants can work on a project inspired by gifts, food or cards exchanged during the holidays, as just some examples.
  • The competition is currently open and closes on January 11, 2023, with winners announced on January 18, 2023.
  • Learn more and sign in/sign-up.

Give the Gift of STEM: This holiday season element14 is giving the Gift of STEM to small makers and STEM Groups throughout December. Community members have the chance to play Santa and help a local STEM group receive a selection of electronic kits.

Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for element14 said: “We care about our community members throughout the year and the holidays are no different. This year we want to celebrate the uniqueness of each engineer through our holiday activities and help their loved ones celebrate alongside them.”

Learn more about element14 Community’s Holiday Activities: https://community.element14.com/members-area/w/documents/27882/holiday-season-2022-at-element14-community---round-up


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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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