element14 announces winner of its video challenge, "A Day in the Life of An Engineer"

Iltimas Doha wins Grand Prize of iPad2, earns peer recognition

LONDON – March 9, 2012 – element14, Premier Farnell’s global collaborative engineering e-community, has announced the winner of “A Day in the Life of An Engineer” video challenge, which was open to electronics design engineers and enthusiasts worldwide from October 14, 2011 through to January 31, 2012. This competition was the latest in a series of activities which demonstrate element14’s commitment to help engineers connect, collaborate and be inspired.

Entrants were invited to “tell their story” by submitting a 1 to 3 minute video at element14.com/videochallenge. The videos were judged on their creativity by element14’s Jeremy Blum, who recently won IEEE’s “New Faces of Engineering – College Edition” award. The challenge publicised an array of highly creative projects, including the use of a satellite dish as a WiFi antenna: www.element14.com/community/groups/video-challe[...], and a robot whose gesture-based remote control was embedded in an ordinary glove: www.element14.com/community/groups/video-challe[...].

The winner of the competition was Iltimas Doha from New York for his video detailing the construction of wind turbines. This video allowed us into Iltimas’s lab and to witness the construction of the turbine.

Iltimas has won an iPad2. During the contest, other winners were randomly selected on a weekly basis to receive a selection of element14 branded merchandise from that week’s entrants, which include those who comment, vote or post videos.

“At element14, we support electronics innovation daily by bringing everything together for the designer in one site--solutions, services, tools, components and a collaborative engineering community of experts and peers,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and eProcurement, Premier Farnell. “Our aim with this video challenge was to salute innovators, by providing them with a chance for recognition from their peers plus an opportunity to win some cool prizes. I’m pleased to say that we were very successful in achieving our goals.”