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RS University

Academic Articles

January 20, 2017 14:13

Win a lab at your place of education or for yourself!

Want to win a prize for yourself or contribute to your place of education’s engineering lab? Register as a student and get a chance to win great prizes.

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DesignSpark

Automotive

January 20, 2017 13:06

Automotive Components Aren’t Just For Cars

Automotive components are designed for the harshest operating environments which makes them supremely robust. So it makes sense to incorporate these components into non-automotive applications too.

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Arduino and Genuino

January 19, 2017 16:36

Arduino Stepper Motor Control

Learning to control a stepper motor with the Arduino motor shield

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vermason

Workbench

January 19, 2017 16:24

The Difference between ElectroStatic Charges & Electrostatic Discharges (ESD)

A question that comes up, again and again, is “Are ElectroStatic charges and ElectroStatic discharges different?” so we thought it’d be helpful for everyone to put together a blog post on the subject.

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GreigRS

New Products From RS Components

January 19, 2017 16:09

High performing professional robots at a fracture of the cost

ST Robotics are great solutions for those considering bench top automation. Available in five or six axis articulations, they are ideal for sample handling, parts placement and machine feeding. Range of grippers also available.

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GreigRS

Robotics

January 19, 2017 16:08

Open source robotics - giving users more flexibility

Open source robotics is the subject of an article by Paolo Carnovale, Head of Industrial Marketing at RS Components. He discusses how modern robotics are delivering more freedom, flexibility and affordable solutions.

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leonie

New Products From RS Components

January 17, 2017 08:22

Renesas SAKURA MCU prototyping boards

Gadget Renesas SAKURA boards are ideal for rapid prototyping, providing access to an online community to discuss your project ideas. This highly flexible platform is suitable for engineering students, right through to professional design engineers.

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HeikoL

Motion Control

January 16, 2017 16:21

Danfoss VLT Midi Drive FC 280 is ready for easy retrofit of the VLT 2800

With compatible dimensions, cable plugs, cable lengths and set-up software tools it is easy to replace the well established VLT 2800 with the new innovative VLT Midi Drive FC280.

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sarahchallis

Articles

January 16, 2017 14:27

How To Install a Thermoelectric Assembly

This guide covers general guidance and 'good practice' for the installation of a thermoelectric assembly. It is suitable for the range of Adaptive thermoelectric assemblies but the general guidelines can be applied to other brands.

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leonie

New Products From RS Components

January 16, 2017 14:13

DIN-rail Raspberry Pi enclosures for industrial applications

Integrating powerful Raspberry Pi-based computing into industrial applications is now quick and simple with high-quality DIN-rail enclosures from Phoenix Contact. Get affordable and flexible protection with the RPI-BC DIN-rail enclosure system.

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leonie

New Products From RS Components

January 16, 2017 14:12

LattePanda – full Windows 10 SBC for professional engineers and makers

A cost-effective Windows 10 SBC, the LattePanda from DF Robot is ideal for Windows and IoT developers, robotics designers, hardware enthusiasts, and makers or hobbyists. Packed with powerful tools including Java, NodeJS and Visual Studio.

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leonie

New Products From RS Components

January 16, 2017 14:11

The Joule™ in Intel’s crown

Have you discovered the highest performing compute module from Intel yet? The Intel® Joule™ development platform is a multipurpose SOM, ideal for applications including robotics, VR, drones, IoT/IIoT and other uses requiring high-end edge computing.

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