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RS Components announces winner of DesignSpark ‘Summer of Sound’ design challenge

Innovative hybrid synth-guitar project scoops £1500 worth of products from RS

London, UK, 31 October 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has announced the winner of the DesignSpark ‘Summer of Sound’ competition.

The competition was launched in June and closed in September and challenged DesignSpark community members to use technology to create an original musical design, such as creating a new musical instrument.

The winner was DesignSpark community member ‘mattybrad’, who receives £1500 of RS products. Selected as the best entry by a panel of judges, his winning project was a synthesizer-guitar hybrid instrument – it is played like a guitar but has the sound and functionality of a synthesizer.

Greig Cameron, DesignSpark Community Manager at RS, commented: “All of us at RS and DesignSpark congratulate mattybrad on winning the competition with his highly innovative synth-guitar design. We also want to send a huge thank you to everyone who entered the challenge.”

Full details of the winning project from mattybrad is available at https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/synth-guitar-summer-of-sound-challenge all the competition entries are available at https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/summer-of-sound-winner. In addition, all the latest DesignSpark challenges are available at https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/competitions.

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About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com

Editorial Contacts
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager - Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com

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Electrocomponents plc

www.electrocomponents.com