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    We’re calling on all of element14's makers, hobbyists, and engineers to experiment with polymer capacitors. All experimenters are eligible to win a Keysight InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series Digital Oscilloscope.

    Who Can Join?

    Anyone can join the 'Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors' competition by including at least one of the kit's polymer capacitors in his/her experiments. But to receive one of 9 FREE Polymer Capacitor Kits, you need to submit an application by the extended enrollment deadline, 22 April 2019.

     

    FAQs

    What is the 'Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors' Competition?

    This is a hands-on competition that everyone in the Community can participate in. Instead of requiring a participant to produce a full prototype, project, or original circuit design, we decided that we'd give our members the opportunity in this competition to experiment, test, breadboard, or just play around with Polymer Capacitors, and then tell us about their experiments, and what they learned about Polymers Capacitors in some blog postings.

     

    What kind of experiments will the participants perform?

    It depends on your interests. Some people may opt to design an original circuit with Polymer Capacitors. But you could also build some basic R-C, L-C, or R-C-L circuits to illustrate the use of the Polymers. Are you into soldering? Well, then you can build and experiment around soldering Polymers. Or, you could design a PCB with a CAD program and show us your design. Some people could even modify an existing circuit by replacing the populated capacitors with Polymer Capacitors. Use your imagination and creativity! We want you to Get Charged with Polymer Capacitors!

     

    What do I need to do to win the Grand Prize?

    We knew you were going to ask that. After the enrollment period is complete, and the 9 FREE Polymer Capacitor Kits are shipped, you will have 1 month to complete your experiment, write two blogs on what you did, and share what you learned about Polymer Capacitors. YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY THE QUALITY OF THE FINAL BLOG AND WHAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT POLYMER CAPACITORS.

     

    Even if you don't win the free kit you are still eligible to win the Grand Prize, as long as you include one of the Polymer Capacitors from the kit in your experiment AND write two blogs by the deadline. The capacitors are very inexpensive, so even a maker, a student, or a hobbyist can join the competition.

     

    What do I get if I don’t win the Grand Prize, but wrote the two blogs?

    If you successfully finished the competition, you will receive a finisher prize.

     

    Important Dates

    The important dates of the 'Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors' Competition are:

     

    Enrollment Begins:March 27 2019
    Enrollment Ends:April 22 2019
    Applicants Selected:April 29 2019
    Challenge Begins:May 6 2019
    Challenge Ends:June 6 2019

     

    Blogging Requirement

    To successfully finish 'Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors' you must write two blogs during the competition period. In the first blog, participants must introduce themselves and discuss what experiments they plan to conduct. In the second blog, participants must discuss the results of their experiments and share what they learned about polymer capacitors.  Please also tag your blogs with 'Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors.'

     

    The Prizes

    There will be two prizes: a Grand Prize and a Finisher Prize.

    The Grand Prize

    DSOX1102GDSOX1102G -  Keysight Digital Oscilloscope, InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series

     

    All Finisher Prize

    72-939072-9390 -  Tenma  Pen Type Digital Multimeter

     

    The Kit

    The 9 chosen applicants will receive the kit free of charge. Here is the kit:

    Product Description Buy Kit*Buy Kit*For More Information
    ESR70 -  ESR Meter, CapacitorBuy NowBuy Now
    Storage Box, 18-Compartment, PlasticBuy NowBuy Now
    Tantalum Polymer Capacitor, 4.7 µF, 10 V, POSCAP, TPU SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Polymer Aluminum Capacitor, 10 µF, 6.3 V, SP-Cap, CD SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitor, 10 µF, 20 V, Radial Can - SMD, OS-CON, SVP SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 10 µF, 50 V, ZA SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 15 µF, 35VBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 22 µF, 63 V, ZA SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 33 µF, 63 V, ZE SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Tantalum Polymer Capacitor, 33 µF, 12.5 V, POSCAP, TPG SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Tantalum Polymer Capacitor, 47 µF, 10 V, POSCAP, TPE SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Tantalum Polymer Capacitor, 100 µF, 6.3 V, POSCAP, TPG SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitor, 120 µF, 10 V, Radial Can - SMD, OS-CON, SVP SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 150 µF, 6.3 V, Radial Can - SMD, SP-Cap, CX SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitor, 180 µF, 16 V, Radial Can - SMD, OS-CON, SVPF SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Tantalum Solid Capacitor, 220 µF, 6.3 V, POSCAP, TPE SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 220 µF, 6.3 V, SP-Cap, SX SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitor, 330 µF, 10 V, Radial Can - SMD, OS-CON, SVP SeriesBuy NowBuy Now
    Conductive Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor, 470 µF, 2 V, SP-Cap, G SeriesBuy NowBuy Now

     

    Anyone Can Join Experimenting With Polymer Capacitors!

    Anyone can join the 'Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors' competition by including one of the polymer capacitors in his/her experiments, but to receive one of the 9 FREE Polymer Capacitor Kits, you need to submit an application by the deadline, 22 April 2019.

     

    General Questions

    For any general questions about the Experimenting with Polymer Capacitors competition, please post a comment on this page.

     

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