September 5, 2019 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. today released Designing an Idea, the first eBook from Engineering Big Ideas, the newest series in Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In the new eBook, experts from Mouser and the electronics industry provide an in-depth look at how innovators move from the first spark of inspiration to product design to the first steps of production.
Designing an Idea begins with a foreword by Skullcandy Chief Product Officer Jeffrey L. Hutchings, who examines how the path from idea to product is changing, with expanded access to tools and resources presenting organizations and individuals with new, more affordable routes to production. Special contributors to the new eBook include Bob Martin, “Wizard of Make” and Senior Staff Engineer at Microchip Technology; Josh Lifton, Ph.D. graduate of the MIT Media Lab and co-founder and president of Crowd Supply; and Dr. Andy Stanford-Clark, CTO of IBM in UK and Ireland.
The book also includes an innovation-to-productization model that can help technology creators improve their chances of success. The Engineering Big Ideas series is supported by Mouser’s valued suppliers Analog Devices, Intel®, Microchip Technology and Molex.
“The road from idea to product can be arduous and filled with obstacles, but new technologies are opening up new and quicker paths,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “The Engineering Big Ideas series begins with a look at how innovators develop their concepts and where they go from there.”
Mouser recently launched the Engineering Big Ideas series with a video that followed celebrity engineer Grant Imahara as he visited the Arizona test track of Nikola Motor Company. There, he spoke 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.
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.
To learn more about this and all of Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together series, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation and follow Mouser on Facebook and Twitter. To read the new Designing an Idea eBook, go to www.mouser.com/news/ebi-ebook1/mobile/index.html.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from nearly 800 manufacturers. Mouser offers 26 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 630,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.
About Grant Imahara
Well known in the engineering community, Grant Imahara has paired his engineering expertise with a successful TV and film career. In addition to his roles on MythBusters and BattleBots, Imahara has worked on many famous robotic characters, including R2-D2 from Star Wars, the talking robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson from The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the Energizer Bunny.