Can You Design it Better than Mike?

Who is Mike? What did he design? Why should you design it better than him?

Michael (Mike) Brooks is a non-animal, non-dairy, plant eater. He’s a world traveler, a California skater and a cross country Route 66 veteran. Mike’s a designer by day, hard-rocker by night and lives as an Englishman in New York (actually, an American living in Münich).

Mike was a young pup when he started at Wurth Electronics, working as an intern in California. He moved up through the ranks and is now the CTO of Wurth Electronics - Chief Toy Officer, that is. Did we mention he can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 60 seconds!?

Mike, an electrical design engineer, built up a hexacopter made primarily with Wurth Electronics components, which he will fly and display at the Wurth Electronics’ Landing Pad (booth #1601) during the exhibition hours at APEC 2017. “Why?”, you might ask. Because he can.

So, what does this have to do with you?

We’re seeking someone to use the same parts Mike used to build the drone and design and build something even better! Stop by The Landing Pad and find out more information, or visit our website ( The top applications will receive a bundle of Wurth Electronics components Mike used, so they can create their own brainchild.

The winner of the competition will receive a full conference pass to APEC 2018, in San Antonio, TX, including hotel accommodations, courtesy of Wurth Electronics!

Can you design it better than Mike?

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