Making Sensor Dreams a Reality: element14 Invites Community to Design its Dream Sensor Board
Molex create the crowd-sourced sensor board of engineers’ dreams
element14.com, the world’s largest electronic design community, today announced it is giving its members the unique opportunity to design the sensor board of their dreams. The Dream Sensor Board campaign leverages the element14 Community, comprised of makers, engineers and designers, to crowd-source the best combination of sensor modules. Molex, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect components, will review the feedback to create a truly crowdsourced sensor board with the features that are the most important to the element14 Community.
Sensor modules provide the ideal platform for developing electronic projects and designs that measure or detect variables including pressure, temperature, humidity, motion, colour and even physical position. Members of the element14 Community will be able to share their preferred connectivity, interface methods and what applications of the board are the most useful.
“Our community is on the front line of product development every day, and are the ideal audience to provide feedback on new components like sensor boards,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for the element14 Community. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Molex to offer our community members the chance for their voices to be heard and ultimately use their dream sensor board in future designs.”
Members can mix and match components and collaborate, provide information on their preferred connectivity and interface methods, and define the most useful applications for the board. Members can also share their designs with other community members, and will vote on the best designs. The community’s creative feedback will help inform Molex’s development of upcoming sensor modules.
“Molex is several years into a transition from a company that primarily manufactured connectors to a company that manufactures a balanced mix of connectors and electronic solutions,” said Patrick Killian, Solutions Director - Power and Signal Business Unit. “As a result of this strategy, we are moving forward to develop plug-and-play multi-function sensor modules. We are looking forward to engaging with element14’s engineering community. Jointly we plan to define the combination of sensors that will be most valuable for environmental and/or mechanical applications.”
The element14 Community was the first community specifically built for engineers. With over half a million engineers, manufacturer, inventor, and innovator members, the element14 Community offers its members a number of important benefits and is a place where suppliers and customers can provide insights and trends on the industry.
To learn more about the dream sensor boards, visit: http://www.element14.com/DreamSensorBoard
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