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Digital disruption is here and we’re all affected by it. Engineering is increasingly influenced by these new trends. Start-ups are disrupting traditional hardware products with intelligent devices that leverage connectivity, combined with a slick software user experience. RS Components business model that serves you so well is endangered by the same forces faced by you – our customers. In this Innovation Hub we will share our innovation stories with the hope to get your feedback and exchange experiences.

All companies today must ask if they want to disrupt or be disrupted. Engineers are often the ones expected to inform on technology trends and suggest solutions. Sound familiar? At RS Components we are committed to accelerate in this area. We want to share this journey with you and will use DesignSpark as the springboard for many of our upcoming innovations.

This Innovation Hub will discuss digital technology trends and what the future could look like. The world of IoT/Industry 4.0, Cloud, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are all underpinned by Data and Analytics. We will share behind-the-scenes insight into select projects at RS, aiming to add value to you in new and unique ways. We will invite you to participate in exclusive proof-of-concept testing and we will share our learnings with you to inform your own innovation efforts. Join us on the journey to the unknown, tell us what is good or bad, what you believe the future to be and what influences your daily life, your industry and the products you design and use

Augmented Reality in Engineering

Whilst there’s a huge amount of hype around Virtual Reality currently, led primarily by tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Sony; it is sometimes easy to overlook Augmented Reality. This article looks at the future of AR in engineering

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Rise of the Smart Cams

“They’re coming!” No, they’re already here. And get ready to see a lot more of them, as the hardware needed for a Smart Cam is becoming very affordable and its applications are near endless.

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October 16, 2018 09:35

Designing Tomorrow’s Transportation – Panasonic Industry and the WARR Hyperloop

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September 19, 2018 15:22

Seeking technology start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs for CW and ghd Innovation Hive

Calling all DesignSpark members! ghd and Cambridge Wireless (CW) are offering an unmissable opportunity to co-design a prototype connected hair styling device that takes hair care to the next level. The call for entries is now open....

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September 10, 2018 06:00

History Makers Podcast - Episode Two - Artificial Intelligence

History Makers is a comedy podcast from DesignSpark celebrating technology and the Makers from history who made it all possible. Episode 2 is here, starring Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine. What would Mary Shelley make of Westworld?

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September 3, 2018 14:12

Software-Defined Networking with Raspberry Pi, OpenFlow and Zodiac FX

Getting hands-on with real SDN hardware and software for minimal outlay.

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August 28, 2018 15:32

Introducing DesignSpark's 'History Makers' Podcast Series

PODCASTS ARE COMING! Our new podcast series, hosted by Lucy Rogers, Harriet Braine and Bec Hill, explores the links between world-changing inventions and the technologies we take for granted today. Download from 3rd September.

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August 2, 2018 13:29

Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

Reshma Saujani, the founder of 'Girls Who Code', is urging society to start teaching girls to take risks and learn to program.

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June 26, 2018 13:29

Three grams of adhesive. One hour. That's what it took for Loctite to pull a train.

An adhesive that is strong enough to pull a train gives you limitless opportunities in assembly and repair applications.

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June 20, 2018 08:13

Is the Pro Maker Movement reshaping manufacturing?

A new tribe is forming, one that could disrupt the old way of doing things by taming chaos.

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