Maker-Faire-Rome-pr-350October 11, 2016 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is joining over 100,000 maker enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds at the 2016 Maker Faire Rome, October 14–16, in Hall 7 on Stand 10. Mouser representatives will be ready to inspire attendees with the newest components and technologies for their latest projects and inventions.


One of this year’s hot topics is virtual reality (VR), and visitors to the Mouser stand will be able to experience a VR journey through Mouser’s huge Texas warehouse, experiencing how components are handled, packed and shipped to worldwide destinations within 24 hours of being ordered.


On Saturday, Mouser presents special guest Grant Imahara, former host of MythBusters, who will share his knowledge and inspiration on some amazing engineering projects from the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Attendees can find out how to create gadgets from the Project Heroes series and join Imahara for a look at the 3D-printed driverless car in the Essence of Autonomy series. There is also the chance learn more about Mouser’s 3D printed car and its other 3D printing project, the International Space Station Challenge, which sees the winning design being 3D printed for astronauts to use and share with the world.


Mouser is also running a contest to celebrate Maker Faire, with fantastic prizes including a Samsung Gear VR headset with state-of-the-art optics designed to enable immersive virtual reality for gaming, movies and more. Other prizes include a Cypress CYALKIT Bluetooth® low energy design kit, a Texas Instruments CapTIvate™ evaluation module, and a Hexiwear Power User Pack.


For more information on Mouser at Maker Faire Rome, as well as other ways to enter the contest, visit


With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 22 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.