Loading DesignSpark, please wait...

We apologise for the slowness of this page You are using Internet Explorer 6, upgrading your browser will greatly enhance your experience using DesignSpark

The gateway to online resources and design support for engineers, powered by RS ComponentsAllied

Blogs about Design Phase

Blogs about Design Phase

  • 3D Design Workshop at HKUST Hackathon (hackUST)

    michellefno

    The workshop started with a general overview of how RS Components is as a company. It is then continued by a detailed introduction to DesignSpark Mechanical as a revolutionarily simple 3D Design software that is suitable for rapid prototyping. We then proceeded to hands-on experience on using DesignSpark Mechanical, which is my favorite part because I could have a taste of rapid 3D designing and experiment on the effects of various tools on my design. The organizers were really helpful in assisting participants on both technical and non-technical issues, and instructors always made sure that participants could follow the flow of the workshop. Overall it was an enjoyable, informative and reasonably-paced workshop. I’m looking forward for more workshops like this one!

      101 views

    • Sensing and Control with FORTHdsPIC

      Bill Marshall

      My last two blog posts on FORTHdsPIC featured its ability to provide some basic control for a simple 4-servo ‘humanoid’ robot, and its transfer to a Microchip MicroStick II development board. I wanted to add sensor capabilities and felt these would be easier to demonstrate on a conventional wheeled mobile robot based on the Parallax BoE-Bot hardware. The result is version 0.6 of the software and the need for additions to the user guide.

        510 views

      • Creating the 6 DoF Platform - Pt3

        MatrixTSL

        In this, the final in a series of 3 articles, we discuss the finishing touches to the platform, and the conversion of the microcnntroller to a PIC based system and Matrix's own hardware.

          335 views