element14 enhances dedicated support for electronic design and development engineers

element14, The Development Distributor, is supporting the designers of today and the future with dedicated resources, initiatives, literature and product launches. element14 is the exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug and is the official manufacturer of two of the most popular maker boards in the world, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.

With such a widely respected reputation in the Maker and Education sector, element14 focuses on promoting electrical engineering through their ongoing development of both educational and hobbyist products. To supplement learning and development, element14 provides guidance and support through online resources available from the STEM Academy and the widely used element14 forum which has over 440k members and is the largest forum of its kind in the engineering and maker community. As the Development Distributor, element14’s commitment to promoting electrical engineering is clear, introducing young people into the world of coding and enhancing the maker community through creating the latest development tools and software products.

Chris Breslin, Chief Product Officer said, “To inspire and support designers of all ages and levels of experience, we are launching a new easy to use guide and online resource to help developers the world over select the best development boards for their projects.” Global Head of Raspberry Pi & Single Board Computing, Claire Doyle added, “This guide will showcase the features of a selection of development boards and provide application examples to inspire designers to create new projects, safe in the knowledge that element14 is on hand with support documentation and access to the community forum.”

During the four-day electronica show in Europe from 8-11th November, element14 is presenting the ‘World of Electronics’ on their stand. The new development board guide will be launched on the 11th November and will be available to visitors at the Maker and Education booth on the element14 stand and online at http://www.developmentboardselector.com. Stand visitors will also be able to get hands-on with products, view demonstrations as well as see educational videos and have the chance to code and take home a Codebug.

Find out more about element14 at electronica Europe at www.electronica.farnell.com/