IMPACT – the Developers’ Community Lounge at electronica 2018

Electronica, the place to be if you are into semiconductor innovation! From November 13 to 16, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

Element14 and, the developers’ communities to be part of, if you are into hard- and software design of all sorts, architectures and applications.

We are matching up Electronica and the most popular developers’ communities – join us at IMPACT – the first and only real-life community lounge and happening at Electronica 2018. During the fair, come to the IMPACT lounge and get a free voucher code for a one-day entrance ticket to the whole show from one of our colleagues who wear a green Avnet shirt.


Top Events

not impossible labs  Not Impossible Labs at Electronica!

Founded on the principle of Technology for the Sake of Humanity, Not Impossible Labs LLC is a one-of-a-kind, award winning technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story. Mick Ebeling

Since 2008, Not Impossible Labs has engineered, programmed, hacked and crowd-solved issues of inability and inaccessibility and provided low-cost solutions for the most vulnerable on our planet.

Founder and CEO Mick Ebeling will speak at the IMPACT Developers’ Community Lounge about the latest projects and discuss with industry executives how to make the world better with technology innovation. Get inspired!

November 15, 2018, electronica, Hall C6, Impact Lounge


  Arduino goes Industrial

Arduino is the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem. The Company offers a range of software tools, hardware platforms and documentation enabling almost anybody to be creative with technology. Massimo Banzi

Arduino is a popular tool for IoT product development as well as one of the most successful tools for STEM/STEAM education. Hundreds of thousands of designers, engineers, students, developers and makers around the world are using Arduino to innovate in music, games, toys, smart homes, farming, autonomous vehicles, and more.

Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate. He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas. Massimo started the first FabLab in Italy which led to the creation of Officine Arduino, a FabLab/Makerspace based in Torino.

Massimo will speak at the IMPACT Developers’ Community Lounge about the potential of Arduino in the industrial market.
November 14, 2018, electronica, Hall C6, Impact Lounge


 Martin Grossen Avnet Silica: Microsoft introduces AzureSphere at Electronica

With the growing number of devices connected to the Internet and Cloud, the questions around security, speed of development and flexibility for the future become more significant. Microsoft new AzureSphere platform packs together cloud, software and microcontroller technology to allow secure, fast and cost-efficient IOT designs, whether in industrial or consumer-type applications. Get an insight into Microsoft’s plans, Martin Grossen from Avnet Silica as a Microsoft MVP and community leader will show the possibilities of this brand new technology.

November 13, 2018, electronica, Hall C6, Impact Lounge

Other Highlights

  • Tutorials and showcases from top community members on most popular community topics
  • Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence – for the best or the worst (participants to be announced)
  • The IMPACT Cinema: videos of the best projects to use technology for making the world a better place!
  • Exhibition Elektriker ohne Grenzen: volunteer projects from around the world that make a huge difference
  • Meet the people behind Hackster and element14
  • Speak to your fellow hacks from the communities
  • Sustainability: organic snacks and beverages, fair trade coffee