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Digi-Key’s 2019 InstaLab Contest

By Ines Plückebaum

Do you ever dream of your own electronics laboratory? Here's your chance to win one!

Even if you’re lucky and have access to an open laboratory at the university or college, you still have to share. Long-term set-ups and measurements are difficult and you’re not always free to do what you want. So, no matter if you've just started at the university or college, or if you’re a graduate student - the Digi-Key InstaLab could be just what you need.

The InstaLab, with content worth more than 3000€, allows you to turn your shared room or student apartment into a well-equipped laboratory.

The Digi-Key InstaLab contains everything you need to get started right away:

  • Safety First. We packed an anti-static mat from Desco to turn every table into an electronic workstation.
  • Measure for Measure. With the Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope, the TPI multimeter, and the Digi-Key ruler, you know where your development path is heading.
  • You got the Power! With a power supply and a function generator from B&K Precision, you can power your projects with up to 30 VDC and clock them correctly.
  • Let’s Play! You can immediately start prototyping and testing: The SparkFun Redboard and the Adafruit Playground give you a good starting point, and if you want to expand, there is a breadboard and more basic electronic parts.
  • Solder on: We have packed all the tools you need. Wiha Pliers, Wiha screwdrivers and full soldering accessories (Chip Quick Flux pen, Apex Tool Group soldering station, etc.) are part of the equipment.
  • “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk” We can’t add to your imagination, but we have included the SparkFun inventor kit. Motors, display, sensors, etc. will help you to give free rein to your creativity. Or you can just grab the instructions and go through the first experiments.

Keep moving. What use would InstaLab be if you’re not able to take it with you everywhere? So, the InstaLab will be delivered in a handy case by Serpac which will not only protect your entire lab, but also give it wheels for better transportation.

 

About this author

Ines Plückebaum has been working for Digi-Key in the European Sales Team since 2017. She takes care of sales inquiries and customer concerns of all kinds and helps out with the Applications Engineers when needed. Ines graduated from a high school with a focus on electrical engineering and since then kept expanding her technical knowledge, especially in the fields of embedded programming and 3D printing. As a maker, her head is always full of ideas to make her environment better… or at least more colorful.

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Terms and Conditions of the Digi-Key Back2School Prize Draw

Click Here to review the complete rules governing the Digi-Key Back2School Prize Draw

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Open to European university students and university staff
  • Contestants must have a valid University or FH email address to enter.
  • Winners will be announced the week of November 4th, 2019.
  • Promotion void where restricted and prohibited by law.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Winners will be contacted via email to provide contact information.
  • Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  • Good luck!

Terms and Conditions of the Digi-Key Back2School Prize Draw

Contestants may register October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019. Winners will be drawn at random and the winners will be announced the week of November 4th, 2019. We will contact the winners via email to provide contact information.

Winners will have 14 days to claim their prize. Inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Contestants can only be selected one time for a prize. So, make sure you check your university email!

No purchase necessary. You only need to fill register to get a chance to win. Contestants must have a valid university or FH email address to enter. No private email addresses are permitted, and the competition is open to European university students and university staff over the age of 18.

Employees of Digi-Key Electronics and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. A person cannot enter on behalf of another person. One entry per person.

Prizes are nontransferable. Winners will receive the following prizes: 1st: Digi-Key InstaLab, 2nd Digi-Key InstaLab, 3rd: Digi-Key InstaLab, 4th: TI kits. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. The winner is responsible for all any and all taxes associated with winning a prize.

Digi-Key Electronics reserves the right to reject or discard any incomplete or confusing entry and any entry not submitted in accordance with promotion rules. All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Digi-Key Electronics in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules. Submission of an entry shall indicate the acceptance of these terms and conditions and will waive any claim against Digi-Key Electronics related to this promotion.

Privacy: Any personal information received in connection with this drawing will be used solely in accordance with Digi-Key Electronics Privacy Policies

Good luck!