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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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August 13, 2019 07:42

Rocket’s Return: The UK Space Launch Industry Then and Now

In 1971 the UK joined a very select group of countries by sending an artificial satellite into Earth orbit using a UK-built rocket. Then it gave up. Until now. Are we on the brink of starting again, this time launching from home soil?

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August 1, 2019 11:14

August is #InventorsMonth

There is a myriad of amazing inventions that have shaped the world we know today, from the obviously huge game-changers, like the wheel and electricity; to subtler, but nevertheless, vital inventions like the electric traffic light and the steam iron

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July 11, 2019 14:01

RS STEMfest 2019

As a STEM Ambassador in the UK, I was keen to support RS Components’ inaugural STEMFest event last week – and it was so much fun I was very pleased I did!

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July 4, 2019 09:09

IHS ‘Ready to Grow’ Horticultural LED Grow Lights named as Innovative New Product Winner at HTA National Plant Show

Intelligent Horticultural Solutions (IHS) was thrilled to be announced the Innovation winner in the New Product Showcase at the HTA National Plant Show, which took place on 18-19 June 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

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June 20, 2019 12:15

Sony Spresense AI hand sign recognition

The Spresense is a powerful instrument which supports the neural network and more. This article will demonstrate how to recognize your own hand sign with Spresense.

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June 20, 2019 10:38

How to build your own dataset with Neural Network Console? (Part 4)

There are many open sources on the internet that are about AI, including handwritten digit recognition, but how could we build our own data-set?

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June 17, 2019 09:13

Ready for Blast-Off!

The Open University students' Rocket-1 is in New Mexico being prepared for the Spaceport America Cup competition this week.

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June 11, 2019 12:25

New Constellations in the Sky

SpaceX has just launched 60 satellites into low Earth orbit as a test run for a future ‘constellation’ containing as many as 12000. Before that a CubeSat, KickSat-2 put 105 tiny ‘Sprite’ satellites into orbit. Isn’t Space too crowded already?

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