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September 26, 2016 14:33

The ZX Spectrum is back... and it's handheld with 14k free games

Following a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign six months ago details have finally been revealed for the release of the new handheld ZX Vega+. The new retro-inspired device will be released on 20th October 2016.

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September 26, 2016 14:27

How to build an application with Barth PLC and Stepper Motors

This video tutorial contains 5 steps which explain how to build up a simple application with standard components from the RS store, plus the new STG-700 STEP and STG-570 CAN from Barth Elektronik.

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September 26, 2016 14:00

How to apply an industrial open source motion control to the IGUS Robolink D

This is the third step of our project about how to apply an open source motion control system to a robotic arm. This time we are working with a real industrial robot, the Robolink D from IGUS.

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September 26, 2016 12:16

A Different Kind of Festival

Swapping Wellies for Robot Dinosaurs, Mass Spectrometers and Laser Light Synths at Wuthering Bytes 2016.

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September 26, 2016 11:20

Developing your own Flowcode 7 controlled weather station

This project shows a Flowcode and E-blocks based weather station capable of reading local temperature and humidity with 2 remote thermo-hygrometer sensors. The local board also incorporates a real time clock.

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September 26, 2016 08:37

Engineering in the UK - Mind the Gap

From Alexander Graham Bell and John Logie Baird to Michael Faraday and James Dyson; the UK has been home to some of the world’s most famous engineers throughout history who have revolutionised technology. But where are the engineers of 2016?

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