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Sensors

December 5, 2019 09:16

Common applications for temperature sensors

Whether it’s compensating for temperature-dependent electrical changes, or ensuring equipment doesn’t overheat, there’s almost always a need to know whether your system is blowing hot or cold.

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Innovation

December 4, 2019 13:23

The Engineering Edge – Dinosaurs

Robot Dinosaurs. (That's all you need to know!)

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Projects

December 4, 2019 10:54

Building a Modular Synthesiser Part 3: Modulation

Building a modulation module with sample and hold and a white noise generator.

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DesignSpark Electrical (DSE) Is Changing.

Availability of v1.3 and upcoming version 2.0.

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Panel and Control Cabinets

December 3, 2019 11:20

The 18th edition of BS7671 and surge protection devices

The new 18th edition of BS7671 has been out for over a year now and one area that still raises the most questions is that regarding surge protection devices.

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Competitions

December 2, 2019 08:15

DesignSpark New Year Giveaway 2020

We are offering you the chance to win an exclusive engineers bundle worth over £2500, including a connected coffee machine, soldering station and Nintendo Switch Lite. Sponsored by Maxim Integrated, TE Connectivity and STMicroelectronics.

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Podcasts

December 2, 2019 08:14

Episode 2 - Lucy Goes Animatronic

How can everyday tech give the UK's oldest theme park the engineering edge? Professor Lucy Rogers PhD is heading to Blackgang Chine on the Isle of WIght, which opened in 1840, to find out how they're still going strong with the help of technology.

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Electronics Design

November 29, 2019 09:02

Which low power MCU is really the lowest power?

Are you choosing the most suitable MCU? With claims of super low power consumption, it pays to investigate a little bit further. How does the MCU perform in the real world and what are the considerations needed to match your application?

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Projects

November 28, 2019 14:59

Building a Modular Synthesiser Part 2: Using Bela for The First Module

Building the Bela Pepper module, installing it and running some sample projects.

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Connectors

November 28, 2019 08:27

Will there be a new revolution with hollow-core fiber optics?

We take it almost for granted that every time we pick up a mobile phone, switch on a computer – or even a smart television – that we will instantly be connected to the worldwide web in the blink of an eye.

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3D Printing and Design

November 27, 2019 11:31

Material choice like never before

Ultimaker Material Alliance, opens the door to a vast range of materials, find the world’s leading filament manufacturers, download the latest version of Ultimaker Cura and discover the print profiles available on the Ultimaker Marketplace.

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Internet of Things

November 27, 2019 09:45

Why we need to retire the blinking LED as the entry into embedded programming

Something that was true since 1985 changed in Q4 of 2018 and we are yet to feel all the repercussions.

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