Another Geek Moment: Summer Break 2019 Video Series

One Engineering Student’s Intern Experience at Digi-Key

In our Another Geek Moment video series, you watch as engineers and technicians throughout Digi-Key create custom and unique projects to improve everyday life. The Summer Break Addition provides a twist by employing current electrical engineering students to create an innovative project.

For the third annual Another Geek Moment: Summer Break Edition, Evan, who is a junior electrical engineering student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, joins us at Digi-Key headquarters to create a Raspberry Pi Midi Synthesizer.

In this series he walks us through the process starting with breadboarding a midi controller; taking that a step further and perfboarding the keyboard matrix; then rounding home base by milling a few boards in-house and adding a Raspberry Pi 4B to make it a stand-alone synthesizer.

Raspberry Pi 4B (Image source: Raspberry Pi)

While you’re at it, check out the previous years’ Summer Break Edition videos to see what other cool projects the engineering students worked on; and be sure to check out for full instructions on these projects and so many more!

If you are a college or university student, make sure you sign-up for the Digi-Key #DKBack2School Giveaway! You could win a Digi-Key InstaLab with enough gear (and swag!) to turn your dorm room into your own personal makerspace! Details and how to enter:

(Image source: Digi-Key Electronics)

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Ashley Awalt is a Technical Content Developer that has been with Digi-Key Electronics since 2011. She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Technology & Automated Systems from Northland Community & Technical College through the Digi-Key scholarship program. Her current role is to assist in creating unique technical projects, documenting the process and ultimately participating in the production of video media coverage for the projects. In her spare time, Ashley likes to – oh, wait, is there such a thing as spare time when you’re a mom?

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