RoadTest allows engineers to evaluate new products each month for free and share reviews, insight and knowledge with element14 community peers
CHICAGO – Jan. 19, 2011 – element14, a collaborative social community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced that the new Arduino MEGA open-source prototyping platform is among the new products available for testing on its popular "RoadTest" group through January 31. In addition to the Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller board, engineers can sign up to test Microchip’s Multimedia Expansion Board, and Freescale’s LFSTBEB8450 MMA845XQ Evaluation Board and STBUSB.
Each month, element14 offers a number of new technology products exclusively to group members dedicated to testing and reviewing new products and development kits. Selected “Roadtesters” are sent the products to test and keep at no cost, and in return they post reviews on the group, so that their peers can benefit from their evaluations.
"The RoadTest group is one of element14's most popular resources, attracting as many as 10,000 visitors each month," said Alisha Mowbray, senior vice president of marketing, element14. "It brings our members together to share their feedback on new products and technologies, underscoring our commitment to community collaboration and the open-source alliance."
In addition to having the opportunity to test new products, community members can recommend and vote on products for future RoadTests. For more information or to participate in element14's monthly RoadTest program, register to join the community of design engineers and electronics enthusiasts at element14.com.