About the Community


Established in 2009, the element14 Community is the industry standard for electronics collaboration. It has popular technical blogs, videos and webinars that provide information on the latest in electronics trends such as the Internet of Things and Wireless Technologies. It also hosts our video project releases in element14 presents on Wednesdays and Fridays. It is a place where you can:

  • CONNECT with a community of thousands of engineers and innovators from all over the world.
  • LEARN about the latest technology from industry experts, suppliers, independent sources and user reviews.
  • CREATE your next electronics project and get access to 24/7 support to tackle difficult challenges.
  • INSPIRE and be Inspired; share your latest work and help others to build a better connected world.

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Design Challenge & Experimenting Competition

Connecting engineers to powerful new ideas and to each other, element14 Design Challenges and Experimenting competitions are creating innovative solutions and experiments to solve everyday problems.

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Learning Center

Master the basics of electronics with Essentials learning modules, and stay current with the latest news in technology with our Tech Journal, eBooks, Comprehensive Guides and Tech Spotlight articles.

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element14 RoadTest

Apply to test new products from top manufacturers like NXP, Microchip, and Rohde & Schwarz. If selected, put that new product through its paces and you'll keep it for free.

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element14 presents

Join the hackers, engineers and makers of element14 presents as they tackle new and fun projects each week using circuitry design, 3D printing, microcontrollers, and much more.

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Webinars and Workshops

Together with our manufacturer partners, we offer live and on-demand events covering a range of engineering topics. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and the hottest electronics.

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Project14 Competition

A monthly project compeition open to all Community members. Apply for a chance to win a $200 shopping spree.

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Dev Tools

Browse our huge selection of hardware development tools and software products, all supported with the technical resources you will need.

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STEM Academy

Explore learning concepts and classroom projects within the electronics and digital spaces. Resources are available for all skill levels.

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  • Oustanding Community ROI Award from the Community Roundtable
  • BMA B2 Excellence Awards for Web Presence - Online Community
  • Forrester Groundswell Award for B2B Supporting
  • Jive Award for Social Customer Engagement
  • Makey Award for Best Education/Outreach

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With over 90 years in electronics components distribution, Farnell's global businesses offer a comprehensive portfolio of products. We also provide customers with experience that can accelerate their time to market. Our extensive range is delivered across 60 countries as Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific. Farnell has over 950,000 products in stock covering 3,000 manufacturer brands, and has been a part of Avnet since Oct. 2016, enabling customers to access their catalog as well.

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