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Designerz

New Products From RS Components

February 21, 2017 15:22

Igus Gantry Robots

Gantries are a combination of several linear axes designed to implement a multidimensional movement. Automating tasks with the Igus gantry enables lower costs and shorter production times.

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ROHM Semiconductor Europe

Arduino and Genuino

February 21, 2017 15:19

Compatible with Arduino Uno and mbed: ROHM Sensor Evaluation Kit

ROHM's SensorShield-EVK-001 sensor evaluation kit is compatible with open platforms such as Arduino Uno and mbed

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Panasonic_Corporation

Sensors

February 21, 2017 11:56

With Grid-EYE to the Winner Podium - First LEGO League and Panasonic

The First Lego League (FLL) is a program that supports youngsters in order to introduce them to science in a sporty atmosphere. The Lego Hackerz used Panasonic's Grid_EYE sensor and have successfully qualified for the world finals

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PolyUEIE

Academic Articles

February 21, 2017 10:56

EIE Microcontroller Application Design Contest (2016 – 17)

The “EIE Microcontroller Application Design Contest (2016 – 17)” is organized by the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and sponsored by RS components Ltd and EGG Technology Ltd.

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SBikek

Electronics Design

February 21, 2017 10:01

How Makers, Engineers, and Developers can accelerate development and prototyping with RENESAS RL78/L1A Promotion Board

RPBRL78/L1A accelerates the start for your next embedded development. It works right out of the box, and comes with all necessary components to make it easy to begin developing and debugging a complete embedded application based on RL78/L1A MCU.

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pevans9463

Electronics Design

February 21, 2017 09:27

Using Creator Ci40 Microphone & Stereo Audio Inputs

This article looks at several audio modes and options for the Creator Ci40.

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Fannie Wong

Academic Articles

February 21, 2017 07:54

HOW TO CONTROL A SOCKET OUTLET USING IOT - Part 2

Hardware setup For ESP8266 This is a most important part of this project, as it is the

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Fannie Wong

Academic Articles

February 21, 2017 07:54

HOW TO CONTROL A SOCKET OUTLET USING IOT - Part 1

In this article, I will be showing how to create a home automation system using simple components and hardware.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

February 20, 2017 17:53

Easy LoRaWAN and more with LoPy

Prototyping friendly multi-radio platform is packed with plentiful features

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AyaT

Electronics Design

February 20, 2017 16:43

Murata's Crystals for Wireless Connectivity

Selecting crystals for use in wireless connectivity functions

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Ten22

Marine and Offshore

February 20, 2017 15:07

Inventors and the invention: The Rolling Fluid Turbine

The Rolling Fluid Turbine was invented by the Czech civil engineer Miroslav Sedlacek, an associate professor at the Department of Economics and Management in Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

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Connector Geek

Electronics Design

February 20, 2017 15:03

Distributed power architecture allows for more efficient design structures

Modular DC/DC converters are gaining ground. Today, "off-the-shelf" modules are available for virtually any application, and prices have dropped significantly so that bespoke solutions are generally no longer a viable option.

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