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    Thanks to the element14 Community for all of the great ideas, while it was difficult, we had to distil all of the recommendations down to what would fit into one box (and fit our challenge).

    Now while our contestants get to grips with the parts that were decided for what was to be in the box, you can take part in the competition with the box and to do so, you have the opportunity to win the box yourself!

    sponsored by WAGO

    Here's what's in THE BOX:

    The BOX Buy the Box*Buy the Box*
    Arduino MKR Zero

    Arduino MKR Zero

    Buy NowBuy Now

    MULTICOMP PRO Portable USB High Capacity Power Bank

    Buy NowBuy Now

    WAGO Pluggable Terminal Block

    WAGO Pluggable Terminal Block

    Buy NowBuy Now

    Microchip Op Amp

    MICROCHIP MCP604-I/PMCP604-I/P Operational Amplifier

    Buy NowBuy Now

    Vishay Phototransmitor

    VISHAY Phototransistor

    Buy NowBuy Now

    MIDAS OLED Graphic Display

    Buy NowBuy Now

    MICROCHIP Temperature Sensor IC

    Buy NowBuy Now

    ST Microelectronics Gesture Sensor

    ST Range/Gesture Sensor 53L0-SATEL-I1

    Buy NowBuy Now

    Now it's your chance to Build Inside The Box

    In conjunction with the Build Inside The Box 500 - where our video host contestants will be competing against each other to win prizes for their favourite STEM organisations, we are also hosting a member challenge open to all element14 Communty Members.  All you have to do is:

    1. use all of the components in The Box to build a working project
    2. post a blog of how you created that project
    3. include a short video of the project working in your blog


    Blogs should be posted in element14 presents space (not in your 'user account' blog space).  Be sure to tag it with 'BuildInsideTheBox' (you can tag content at the end of your blog.)


    Register or Login to create Blog. Create Blog now!


    The top three entries for members who 'Build Inside the Box' (as selected by the video host contestants participating in the Build Inside The Box 500, and also by the element14 Community staff) will each win a $150 shopping cart that you can spend on any of our global online stores.


    Project blogs need to be posted before (and no later) than Tuesday, 7th May 2021 5pm CDT


    Go here for full terms and conditions


    What Else? Well You Can Win The Box to Build With!

    You have the opportunity to win what is in the box so that you can enter the competition to win $150 worth of shopping cart!


    We have three boxes with the above parts ready to be sent out - if you are ready to get creative and join the contest with a free set of parts then here's what you need to do:


    There's a well tread colloquialism:

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

    It fits in here (but it doesn't because The Box is not full of lemons - it's full of great stuff!)


    What we'd like to hear from you are your stories of optimism and a positive can-do attitude.


    Life often sends us trials and tribulations or things that we don't expect - a collection of things that at first glance don't seem to have any connection to each other - or to ourselves.


    • Tell us about a time that you received something you didn't know what to do with, and how you were able to turn that into something positive or meaningful in your life.


    If you'd like to receive a free Box and build something to participate in our member Build Inside The Box challenge, tell us your story in the comments below.


    The element14 Community staff will pick their three favourite stories and send out The Box to the three winners.


    Deadline for entries to win The Box to build with: 4th April 2021 5pm CDT


    Winners announced week of 5th April 2021


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