element14 enhances dedicated support for the electronic design and development engineers of today and the future

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element14, The Development Distributor, is supporting the designers of today and the future with dedicated resources, initiatives, literature and product launches. element14 is the exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug and is the official manufacturer of two of the most popular maker boards in the world, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.

With such a widely respected reputation in the Maker and Education sector, element14 focuses on promoting electrical engineering through their ongoing development of both educational and hobbyist products. To supplement learning and development, element14 provides guidance and support through online resources available from the STEM Academy and the widely used element14 forum which has over 440k members and is the largest forum of its kind in the engineering and maker community. As the Development Distributor, element14’s commitment to promoting electrical engineering is clear, introducing young people into the world of coding and enhancing the maker community through creating the latest development tools and software products.

Chris Breslin, Chief Product Officer said:

“To inspire and support designers of all ages and levels of experience, we are launching a new easy to use guide and online resource to help developers the world over select the best development boards for their projects.”

Global Head of Raspberry Pi & Single Board Computing, Claire Doyle added:

“This guide will showcase the features of a selection of development boards and provide application examples to inspire designers to create new projects, safe in the knowledge that element14 is on hand with support documentation and access to the community forum.”

During the four-day electronica show in Europe from 8-11th November, element14 is presenting the ‘World of Electronics’ on their stand. The new development board guide will be launched on the 11th November and will be available to visitors at the Maker and Education booth on the element14 stand and online at Stand visitors will also be able to get hands on with products, view demonstrations as well as see educational videos and have the chance to code and take home a Codebug.

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About us

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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