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    Innovative hybrid synth-guitar project scoops £1500 worth of products from RS

    London, UK, 31 October 2018 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has announced the winner of the DesignSpark ‘Summer of Sound’ competition.

    The competition was launched in June and closed in September and challenged DesignSpark community members to use technology to create an original musical design, such as creating a new musical instrument.

    The winner was DesignSpark community member ‘mattybrad’, who receives £1500 of RS products. Selected as the best entry by a panel of judges, his winning project was a synthesizer-guitar hybrid instrument – it is played like a guitar but has the sound and functionality of a synthesizer.

    Greig Cameron, DesignSpark Community Manager at RS, commented: “All of us at RS and DesignSpark congratulate mattybrad on winning the competition with his highly innovative synth-guitar design. We also want to send a huge thank you to everyone who entered the challenge.”

    Full details of the winning project from mattybrad is available at www.rs-online.com/designspark/synth-guitar-summer-of-sound-challenge and all the competition entries are available at www.rs-online.com/designspark/summer-of-sound-winner. In addition, all the latest DesignSpark challenges are available at www.rs-online.com/designspark/competitions.


    About RS Components
    RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

    Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

    For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.