element14 Community and Bourns launch Experimenting with Flyback Transformers Design Challenge

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element14, an Avnet Community, in collaboration with Bourns, recently launched the Experimenting with Flyback Transformers Design Challenge.

This innovative competition invites design engineers and enthusiasts to explore the world of flyback transformers, integral components used in switched-mode power supplies, converters, inverters, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to compete for prizes tailored to inspire and reward their creative endeavors.

The challenge aims to expand the understanding and application of flyback transformers through a series of hands-on experiments, tests, and designs. Whether you are an experienced engineer or a passionate hobbyist, this challenge offers a platform to showcase your skills and innovations.

“We invite engineers and enthusiasts to join us on an exciting journey of innovation as we explore the untapped potential of flyback transformers,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for element14. “We look forward to observing the innovative approaches our members take throughout this challenge.”

The challenge is open to all element14 Community members, with free registration available here.

Applications for the Experimenting with Flyback Transformers Design Challenge are open now till 23 October, with participant selection on 27 October. Challengers must submit their projects and blogs by 15 January, and winners will be announced in January 2024.

Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: The grand prize winner will walk away with an impressive package including an MP720015 Handheld Oscilloscope from Multicomp Pro, a BeagleV Ahead Single Board Computer from BeagleBoard, and an MP710258 single-channel programmable DC electronic load from Multicomp Pro.
  • Runner-up Prize: The runner-up prize winner will receive an equally fantastic package featuring an MP740784 Hot Air Station from Multicomp Pro, an MP710086 Linear Bench Top DC Power Supply from Multicomp Pro, as well as a BeagleV Ahead Single Board Computer from BeagleBoard.
  • Finisher Prize: All challengers who complete the competition will be rewarded with a Heat Shrink Tubing Kit from Multicomp Pro.

For full details about the Experimenting with Flyback Transformers Design Challenge and to register, please visit: https://community.element14.com/challenges-projects/design-challenges/experimenting-with-flyback-transformers/.


Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localized websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

For more information, visit http://www.farnell.com