At Maker Faire Rome on 14 – 16 October, Mouser Electronics is joining over 100,000 maker enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds to inspire them with the very newest components and technologies for their latest projects and inventions.  One hot topic for this year’s Faire is Virtual Reality, and visitors to the stand will be able to experience a VR journey through Mouser’s huge Texas warehouse, experiencing how components are handled, packed and shipped to worldwide destinations within 24 hours of being ordered.
On Saturday, Mouser special guest Grant Imahara, former host of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, will enthuse the audience as he shares knowledge and inspiration on some amazing engineering projects from the Empowering Innovation Together™ series.  Attendees can find out how to create superhero gadgets from Project Heroes and join Imahara as he looks at the “Driverless Car” project.  
Mouser is also offering some fantastic prizes to celebrate the Maker Faire, including a Samsung Gear VR Headset as the main prize, and as lesser prizes, a Cypress CYALKIT Design Kit or a Texas Instruments CapTIvate™ EVM.  Another fortunate winner will be able to design and create an eye-catching wearable device using a Hexiwear Power User Pack. Attendance at the Maker Faire is not necessary to win; the competition is online and free to enter here.