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Build your own laptop - pi-top kit now in stock at RS Components

RS has announced that it is extending its portfolio of high-quality processor board development kits with the addition of the competitively priced pi-top 'build your own laptop' kit, which offers opportunities in the maker and educational arena helping users to 'learn, play and create'.

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casparschoenmakers

Innovation

September 19, 2017 15:51

Rise of the Smart Cams

“They’re coming!” No, they’re already here. And get ready to see a lot more of them, as the hardware needed for a Smart Cam is becoming very affordable and its applications are near endless.

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Molex CES

Building and Home Automation

September 19, 2017 15:40

EU Construction Products Regulation - an explanation

All data and telecommunications cable, copper and fibre, supplied to EU member states and permanently installed in construction works, is subject to the rules of CPR from 1st July 2017. If you’d like to know more, Molex CES is here to help.

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leonie

LeakKiller Challenge

September 19, 2017 14:32

Changing the face of the insurance industry with open source IoT hardware

This month, DesignSpark and Legal & General launched the LeakKiller design challenge. This collaborative open-source hardware competition asks designers to come up with a solution to detect water leakage fast and stop it in its tracks.

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Mark Cundle

Innovation

September 19, 2017 14:02

Augmented Reality in Engineering

Whilst there’s a huge amount of hype around Virtual Reality currently, led primarily by tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Sony; it is sometimes easy to overlook Augmented Reality. This article looks at the future of AR in engineering

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Connector Geek

Articles

September 18, 2017 15:03

Designing out contamination

Contamination can impact almost any kind of industrial process. Contamination can mean stopped production, followed by costly cleanup, loss of reputation and unhappy customers.

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Keysight Technologies EMEAI

Test and Measurement

September 18, 2017 13:31

How to Select Test Instrumentation for Temperature Profiling of Battery Charge and Discharge

Charge and discharge currents increase the temperature of the batteries and temperature directly affects the lifespan and storage capacity of batteries. Batteries tend to be efficient and provide a normal life.

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Keysight Technologies EMEAI

Test and Measurement

September 18, 2017 13:14

Keysight’s E36300 Series – The Next Generation Triple-Output Power Supplies

Get more from your power source with the surprising capabilities of Keysight’s New E36300 Series Triple Output Power Supplies.

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karlwoodward

Electronics Design

September 18, 2017 13:03

Using PSoC to drive the past

Redesigning the drive electronics of a paper tape punch for Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge. In a previous post we described reverse-engineering a tape reader for the EDSAC Challenge. While a nice addition, a tape reader alone is of little use:

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DesignSpark

Newsletters

September 18, 2017 12:42

Newsletter 18-09-17

This week, getting started with PSoC 6, New DS user manuals, optimising your RF and controlling your fans!

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Chester Hao

Projects

September 18, 2017 08:56

Wireless Power Transfer System for Rehabilitation - 1st Prototype Development

This is the article for development of the first prototype of the wireless power transfer system for rehabilitation. The first prototype is built to test the components and have a basic idea of the wireless power transfer system.

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Chester Hao

Projects

September 18, 2017 08:54

Wireless Power Transfer System for Rehabilitation

This project details how to build a wireless power transfer system using an inductive link for the rehabilitation of a patient with disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand.

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karlwoodward

Electronics Design

September 14, 2017 13:48

Preparing for Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge

Chip Hack EDSAC Challenge event ran as part of Wuthering Bytes 2017. The workshop provided an introduction to Verilog and FPGA development, and as part of this the historic EDSAC computer was re-created via a modern, low cost FPGA board.

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