Giving college students an opportunity to win prizes and use the real-world tools and resources to learn about the field of engineering, Digi-Key Electronics has announced to hold their annual Back2School Prize Draw sweepstakes. The 2021 Back2School Prize Draw is open to any student with a university or college email address. Submissions are open from August 25th through November 11th, 2021, and winners will be announced shortly after the November 11th deadline.
As part of the Back2School Prize Draw, students are invited to design and submit sketch concepts that improve on the student life, using electronic components and other products found on Digi-Key's website. Students can also develop and implement a design and provide a video or photo of the design to qualify for the grand prize category.
One grand prize winner will receive an InstaLab kit they can use to build prototypes of their concepts. The InstaLab is the turn-key kit for setting up a private lab, with all the key pieces of hardware included. The kit includes an oscilloscope, function generator, bench power supply, digital multimeter, 120 V soldering station, lead-free Solder, wire strippers and more. The runner-up prize is a Lulzbot 3D printer and next tier winners will receive a Back to School kit that includes a Fume Extractor, an Adafruit Parts Pal, Seeed Grove Arduino Kit, a Sparkfun Deluxe tool kit, a Benchtop Power Supply, and an Analog Discovery 2.
Additionally, all participants can enter their name and contact information to be eligible to win a PyGamer, an entry-level handheld for DIY gaming. The content of the prize kits may vary depending on the applicant's region, but the prize will be of equivalent value.