Mouser Asks Engineers to Prove Their Genius on What Makes the Perfect Smart Home with New Home Automation Challenge

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 30, 2015Mouser Electronics, Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched a new Empowering Innovation Home Automation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. This new challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?” Entrants submit a photo of their personal home automation solution or what they think should be automated in the home on Mouser.com for a chance to win a home automation starter kit from Insteon®, a leader in home automation.

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“I remember watching The Jetsons as a kid and wondering if I would live in a house like that. And now as an adult, seeing some of the work from companies like Insteon and AiroCorp, we’re a lot closer to that home of the future than we think,” said Grant Imahara. “We’re living in an exciting time, and this challenge is a perfect complement to keep this innovation going and seeing what new ideas we can build upon to accompany other devices already available today.”

The Empowering Innovation Home Automation Challenge gives the best and the brightest inventors the chance to showcase their home automation ideas with the Mouser engineering community. What ideas would you submit to make your life easier, more convenient or comfortable in your home using smart technology? Ideas can focus on wireless, video, data, security, climate, lighting or any other home appliance or lifestyle gadget you wish. The possibilities are endless!

Simply go to the Empowering Innovation Home Automation Challenge page to enter. In 100 words or less, creatively describe how your smart home solution works or why your idea needs to be automated. Once you’ve submitted your idea, share it with friends on social media and ask them to vote for you. The two entries with the most votes will qualify to win an Insteon home automation starter kit.

The first 200 entrants of the Home Automation Challenge will receive a Letting My Genius Prevail™ T-Shirt, and all submissions must be made by midnight (CDT) August 12, 2015, to qualify for the grand prize. The challenge is part of the new Home and Factory Automation Series and Empowering Innovation Together programs, available only on Mouser.com.

The Home and Factory Automation Series is sponsored by Platinum Program Partner Analog Devices and Diamond sponsors Altera, Murata, and TE Connectivity. The series is the third installment and follow-up to the popular Robotics series, winner of a Telly award; and a Space series launched earlier this year from Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara. To learn more about Grant Imahara, the Empowering Innovation Together program and the Mouser partnership, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering the newest technologies. Mouser offers customers 21 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated many times per day and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

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