200,000th Registered Member of element14 Commmunity is welcomed

The award-winning and first-of-its-kind element14 Community has welcomed its 200,000th registered member. As the go-to resource for design engineers around the world, the Community offers members a space to share project concepts, view exclusive content, read reviews and get expert advice, which can help see designs through from concept to production.

Garnering more than 15.3 million visits since its launch four years ago, the Community registers 1,500 people per week and has a presence in more than 130 countries.

“The element14 Community is consistently the number one online resource for design engineers, and 200,000 members represents an important milestone as we continually increase the depth and breadth of ideas and content available,” said Global Head of Community, element14, Dianne Kibbey. “In conjunction with the milestone, we’re excited to examine a fun, hypothetical question that has appealed to sci-fi fans for years.”

element14 engaged the Akron, Ohio-based hackerspace SYN/HAK to develop model versions of two famous deep space engineering phenomena. Affectionately named the si Org3 Ship and the Lifeless Spherical Space Station, the models were built using the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino board.

As part of the debate, the vehicles are filmed in a fictitious scenario to determine who would win if they faced off in an intergalactic feud. Visitors to the community can vote on their predicted winner here.

The element14 Community is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell, plc which is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its North American division, Newark element14, is located in Chicago.

About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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October 2013

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