CodeBug nominated for Elektra Consumer Product Innovation of the Year Award

Oct. 2, 2015, 6:05 p.m.

CodeBug has been nominated for the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2015 “Consumer Product Innovation of the Year” award.

The annual Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, showcasing the finest new products, technology innovations and company performances of the year.

The Consumer Product Innovation of the Year award is sponsored by Avnet and it will be decided by an online vote, which is open now on the Electronics Weekly website.

The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at the Lancaster London hotel, Lancaster Terrace W2 2TY.

Thomas Preston, CodeBug Embedded Engineer at OpenLX, commented: “We're really pleased to have been nominated for a prestigious Elektra Award. Although we're up against some stiff competition, we know we've got a very supportive community behind us egging us on!”.

About CodeBug

CodeBug is a cute, programmable and wearable device for teaching and learning coding and electronics, which retails for just £15 (inc. VAT). It's easy to program CodeBug using the website, which features colourful drag and drop coding blocks and an in-browser emulator, as well as tutorials and activities, such as scrolling your name or making a fruit keyboard. Designed to get kids into coding, CodeBug is also perfect for teachers, because it is so simple to use and no software or drivers need to be installed.

About OpenLX SP Ltd

Based in Oldham (Manchester), UK, OpenLX are passionate about creating high-quality, easy-to-use tech devices that make teaching and learning coding simpler and more accessible, as well as running coding workshops and generally getting people excited about computer programming. In addition to CodeBug, OpenLX are also the brains behind PiFace (the best-selling add-on for Raspberry Pi boards) and MicroStack.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. is one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology, serving customers in more than 115 countries, with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015.

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