Enter to win a home lab setup now!

Digi-Key wants to support College and University students, entrants can submit their name and email address for a chance to win tools to kick off the 2021 school year. Upgrade your potential prize by submitting an innovative design sketch concept on improving student life using electronic components or products found on Digi-Key’s website. Sketch on engineering paper, napkin, or any medium of your choice. You can submit your idea via the form below.

If you are really hands-on; implement your design in hardware, submit a video or photo of it working, and become eligible to win the InstaLab in the Grand Prize category. We will pick TWO Grand Prize winners (a first place + runner-up) which means there is double the chance to win!

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will get other really cool prizes. Check out their descriptions on this page below!

Open to students with valid University or College email address


For entry into the Involved or Superfan prize categories a file must be submitted.

Prize Breakdown

  • "Entry" Level Sweepstakes: Submit your Name + E-mail Address
  • "Involved" Prize: Submit your Name + E-mail Address + Design w/ Description of the project
  • "Superfan" Prize (Grand Prize & Runner-Up): Submit your Name + E-mail Address + Design w/ Description of the project + Implement the Project (video or pictures as proof)

Entry to the sweepstakes (Entry Level) is simple, just submit your name and e-mail address. Entry to the design contest (Involved and Superfan) is more complex. Submit a design idea based on products and components found on Digi-Key’s website.


Sneak Peak inside the InstaLab*

  • Oscilloscope
  • Function Generator
  • Bench Power Supply
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Caliper
  • Soldering Station
  • Fluke Voltalert
  • Lead-free Solder
  • Flux Pen
  • Precision Probe Set (picks)
  • Tweezer
  • 2 Wire Strippers
  • Loupe
  • Tape
  • Wire
  • Breadboard
  • Digi-Key Ruler
  • Screwdrivers & Needle Nose Pliers Set
  • Enclosure/Box
  • Anti-Static Mat and Strap
  • Computer Kit Raspberry Pi HAT (40 pin) IoT Connectivity Starter Kit
  • Starter Components & Cables

*The content of the prize kits may change depending on your region but the prize will be of equivalent value.


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