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designswarm

Internet of Things

March 30, 2017 15:58

Moving on from an internet of things prototype to a product: a to-do list.

The internet of things has been driven forward by startups who start out as hackers and inventors, people who come to Designspark. How do you move from a one-off made using an Arduino or Raspberry Pi to a fully-fledged commercial product?

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leonie

Industry 4.0

March 29, 2017 13:52

Reinventing the PLC for Industry 4.0

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 – call it what you will – is moving swiftly into the fourth industrial revolution. Today’s mainstay of industrial automation, the programmable logic controller, is set for some major changes.

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Victoriaj

Articles

March 28, 2017 10:51

What is Neuralink?

Neuralink is a new start-up aimed to develop technology which connects our brains to computers. Launched by Tesla CEO Elon Musk this really could change the way we all think.....

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psmith1309

Articles

March 27, 2017 14:34

Is your parts data holding you back?

The efficient management of databases saves both time and money. Electrika offers a database amalgamation and cleaning service which was recently used by JCC Lighting to overcome ongoing frustrations and achieve efficiency goals.

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DesignSpark

News

March 27, 2017 14:33

Last Week to enter the 'Equip My Lab' competition

Just one week remains for students to enter our 'Equip My Lab' competition with the chance to win prizes for yourself and equip a lab at your school, college or university.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

March 27, 2017 14:33

Add GPS Time and Location to a Raspberry Pi Project

The addition of a GPS receiver to a Raspberry Pi gives it both positioning and high accuracy time capabilities. Perfect for when you need to ascertain the location of equipment which is on the move and with systems that require accurate time.

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DesignSpark

Newsletter Archive

March 27, 2017 09:00

Newsletter 20-03-17

This week, The Things Network comes of age, get more out of your Pi & spin-up your AC brushless motor.

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BEEES

Academic Articles

March 27, 2017 08:06

Robot Wars 5 by BEEES

After our very successful training events that ran throughout the autumn term, we had many teams ready with robots raring to go. As always, there tends to be those robots that are made for fun, and those that are designed purely to win.

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BEEES

Academic Articles

March 24, 2017 10:21

Robot Wars Training Workshops by BEEES

In the run-up to our long-anticipated Robot Wars event, the University of Bristol’s Bristol Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society (BEEES) have decided to host three training workshops.

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bmetz

Electronics Design

March 23, 2017 09:17

Measure circuit currents accurately with Kelvin connect resistors

Kelvin connections have been popular for many years in the electronics industry. When integrated into your current sense resistor, many advantages can be had.

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DesignSpark

Tool Centre

March 22, 2017 14:39

SD3D - 3D Printing and Design Service

DesignSpark has launched a partnership with SD3D to provide our members with an instant and easy to use 3D printing quotation tool and Instant Print Platform. Ideal for 3D printing your DesignSpark Mechanical projects.

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Ten22

Articles

March 22, 2017 14:33

Smart Systems and Design Training

DesignSpark also has a University Program and one of its functions is running training workshops for everyone to learn how to use DesignSpark CAD tools.

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