Electropages has launched Electromaker; a website dedicated to showcasing projects built by makers around the globe, whilst forming a community of students, hobbyists, makers and hardware fanatics, who can share their ideas and collaborate with each other.

The Electromaker team aims to inspire, educate and create content that connects people with their passions, whilst presenting the latest news, reviews and tutorials on the community’s favourite topics.

Although the website is only in phase 1 of its development, it has already launched its first contest. The Electromaker ‘Connectivity Contest’ invites members of the global maker community to present an idea which encompasses electronic hardware design and wireless connectivity. With a $5000 prize pot up for grabs for 13 lucky winners, Electromaker is wasting no time in encouraging makers of all abilities to join their community.

It’s probably reasonable to assume that the launch reflects Mouser Electronics, whose parent company acquired Electropages, wanting to expand their reach in the maker market (although we understand that Mouser doesn’t get preferential support from Electropages). Makers are a segment every distributor seems to be fighting over, and we’re confident that this publication will be an influential read for this audience.