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Redstone

Robotics

February 27, 2017 09:44

Build and Program a Braccio Robot

There have already been a few other articles on DesignSpark about the Braccio Tinkerkit. It’s not surprising really, as the Arduino and Braccio combination is a low cost (and great FUN!) way to start your journey into robotics.

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Bissett

Electronics Design

February 27, 2017 09:07

Learning about Load Cells

A look at what they are, what makes them so accurate, an explanation of the Wheatstone Bridge and a look at the FX1091.

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DesignSpark

Newsletter Archive

February 27, 2017 09:00

Newsletter 20-02-17

This week, Arduino stepper motor project, Interfacing with Raspberry Pi, and the smart city.

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Natho

New Products From RS Components

February 27, 2017 08:25

Want to stay in control of your crane?

Schneider Electric Harmony eXLhoist wireless remote control is an innovative solution born from their vast experience of the hoisting market and designed to make crane operation safe, easy and wireless.

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tomjenkin

News

February 27, 2017 08:08

Schneider Electric are redefining power and automation with EcoStruxure

Welcome to the next generation of active energy management and automation architecture: EcoStruxure. Follow the Link to find out more.

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DesignSpark

Microcontrollers

February 23, 2017 17:34

Microchip Technical Training Calendar Europe 1st Half 2017

A full calendar of Technical Training based upon Masters Conference Content across all major European geographies. Engineers can choose from classes about both Microchip and former Atmel products, as well as general embedded control topics.

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ChelseaBack

Arduino and Genuino

February 23, 2017 12:11

First Electronics Experiences (again!)

Teaching my younger sister electronics and programming basics with The Genuino Starter Kit.

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timlichy

Wearables

February 23, 2017 12:06

New High Performance Optical Sensor for Heart Rate Monitoring Ideal for Wearables

ROHM has recently announced the availability of an optical sensor for heart rate monitoring optimized for wearable devices such as sports bands and smart watches.

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Adrian Gurr

Microcontrollers

February 23, 2017 08:53

RS makes good on commitment to Digital FAE role, with neat SEGGER-WAY into Debug support.

The Newest “J Link Pro” RS Stock No. (131-1324) includes an Ethernet connection which allows the development board being debugged to be both electrically isolated and Globally networked either hardwired or wirelessly.

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Mavis

Test and Measurement

February 23, 2017 08:46

What are Auto-ranging power supplies and why are they important?

What is Auto-ranging supplies and why is it important?   Auto-ranging supplies

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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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