Student maker competition attracts more entrants than ever before

March 20, 2018 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 Mood Reader Hackathon Challenge in the Contamination Lab & Innovation Kitchen (CLIK) at Politecnico di Torino. CLIK is designed to nurture and incubate new projects and innovative ideas by students at the prestigious Italian engineering facility.

This is the second year that Mouser has supported the CLIK design competition, which began March 12 with over 30 teams registering for the hackathon. A panel of industry and academic experts have already selected the top 10 teams which will compete in the final challenge. Previous challenges focused on voice recognition and the Alexa API and building on the recognition theme. The first challenge of 2018 will focus on mood recognition, embracing image sensing and image processing technology to create an innovative solution.

Commented Massimo Violante, Associate Professor responsible for the creation of CLIK, “Now in its second year, the CLIK challenge is getting real traction with more teams and organisations becoming involved. We hope not only to encourage and nurture innovation, but also that all the participants have fun and find the challenges interesting and stimulating.”

Added Mark Patrick, Supplier & Technical Marketing Manager, EMEA, Mouser: “CLIK is a perfect example of how we at Mouser work in partnership with academia and the innovation community to develop new ideas. Mouser is all about supporting design engineers and making sure that they can access the absolute latest, leading-edge technology so they can come up with products that will change the world we live in for the better.”

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.