Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara join forces for the fifth consecutive year in this latest edition of the award-winning Empowering Innovation Together series: Engineering Big Ideas. To watch the first video, go to https://youtu.be/VRrqHSJFqlM.
This four-part series will explore the process of turning an idea into a product and examine the path to commercialization — from discovery to design and eventually development. Imahara and Mouser will explore the stops, the starts, the pitfalls, and the excitement of bringing an idea to life. They will take a closer look at how individuals and small groups can move from idea inception to an end product in the absence of huge corporate resources and technological infrastructure. The Engineering Big Ideas series is supported by Mouser’s suppliers Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex.
To kick off the series, Imahara visits the Arizona test track of Nikola Motor Company. There, he talks with CEO Trevor Milton about how Nikola Motor Company is bringing its vision for hybrid truck design to market, and revolutionizing the economic and environmental impact of commerce in the process.
“Innovation is what drives technologists, from makers to professional designers and developers,” states Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics, a leading global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components. “We are inspired by the drive we see in our customers to continually create and improve the products, services and solutions that can transform our day-to-day lives.”
“The people who are changing our world are starting from an idea and bringing it all the way through to finished product with the power of their intellect, training, tools and available products,” said Imahara, a longtime Mouser customer. “I’m looking forward to showcasing some incredible technology innovations this year.”
The Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most recognized and notable electronic component marketing programs since 2015, highlighting a range of innovative developments from IoT and smart cities of the future to robotics technologies.