1661889912948 Mouserelectronics

Mouser Electronics, Grant Imahara launch International Space Station Design Challenge

Aug. 4, 2016
The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser’s suppliers Amphenol and Intel, is a call to college and university students, engineers and makers.
Mouser Electronics Inc. is teaming up with engineer Grant Imahara for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, the newest series in the exciting Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Mouser is accepting entries for the competition now through Oct. 7, 2016.

The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser’s suppliers Amphenol and Intel, is a call to college and university students, engineers and makers, to create a 3D-printable project designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space. Designs may include small electronics to be used with the object.

All entries will be judged by Grant Imahara and a former commander of the I.S.S.

“Imagine how exciting it would be to see your design made in space,” said Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “We are really excited to present this unique contest. We hope our wide range of electronic components will enable people to create whatever their imagination sparks.”

For the I.S.S. Design Challenge, Mouser has partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Made In Space along with Hackster and MacroFab.


The winner of the I.S.S. Challenge will receive a 3D printer, a consultation with Made In Space — pioneers in additive manufacturing technology for use in the space environment — and the prestige of seeing their design 3D-printed aboard the I.S.S.

“I love that this first-of-its-kind contest allows future engineers to build their confidence as a whole, and share in a global community of innovation,” said Grant Imahara.

To accompany the contest, Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara will release a series of videos on the Empowering Innovation Together site at www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation.

Sponsored Recommendations

Power Distribution Resource Guide

When it comes to selecting the right power supply, there are many key factors and best practices to consider.

Safe Speed and Positioning with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Here are some tips for ensuring safe speed and positioning for AMRs using integrated safety technology – many of these tips also apply to automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

Faster, Accurate and Reliable Motion Control With Advanced Inductive Technology

This white paper describes new technology offering improved position measurement capabilities in reliability, speed, accuracy and more.

The Value of Dual Rated AC/DC Disconnect Switches

Why is it necessary for me to have a disconnect switch installed in my application?