Mouser: Help Us Build A Giant Spider Bot

Fort Worth-based electronics distributor Mouser Electronics is ramping out its outreach to engineers--via its tie up with former Mythbuster and geek celebrity Grant Imahara--saying it is asking those engineers to come up with creative ideas to build a giant "Spider Bot". Mouser said it has launched a second promotional challenge which challenges engineers to come up with ideas on how to solve "real world problems" using a giant spider robot being built in conjunction with Imahara. Mouser inked a deal back in November of last year to work with Imahara on promoting the company, which is well known to electronics engineers--but not as well known to the new "Maker" crowd and hobbyists.