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We’re hugely excited to announce that Music Tech Fest has partnered with global electronic component distributor element14 for the hack camp at Music Tech Fest Berlin in Spring 2016. You’ll have the chance to use a fantastic array of element14 components in conjunction with #MusicBricks tools - and we’re expecting some unique and exciting results.

#MTFBerlin is our 10th Music Tech Fest, and we’re scaling it up to be the biggest “festival of music ideas” ever. We’re thrilled to have element14 on board providing components, challenges and expertise to the 50 hackers, creative developers, artists and designers we’ll be inviting to the hack camp as part of the festival, which will feature incredible artists, inventors and music technology from around the world.

element14 is running an Open Source Music Tech Challenge - and you can win a trip to #MTFBerlin to present your project on the main festival stage as well as take part in the element14 Hack Camp.

What can you invent that would enable and extend the ability to manipulate audio – whether from a musical instrument or voice or recordings or the sounds in the space around you?

Be quick - registration to take part in the Open Source Music Tech Challenge closes on Monday 7th December and 15 Challengers from around the world will be selected to receive a FREE official Music Tech Kit from element14 worth US$1400 – including a BeagleBone Black, a copy of AutoDesk Fusion 360 and CadSoft Eagle Design Suite and a variety of components and peripherals to sink your soldering iron into for the next few months as you build your dream Music Tech project.

If you want to participate in the Music Tech Challenge, the only required piece of your final build is the BeagleBone Black. So… whether you’re selected to receive the Challengers’ Kit or simply decide to enter on your own, you’ll still have a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes on offer - including a trip from wherever you are to Music Tech Fest in Berlin to showcase your project on the main festival stage, and take part in the MTF element14 Hack Camp.

Register for the Open Source Music Tech Challenge.

#MTFBerlin runs in May 2016. Watch out for more information and announcements.