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Innovation

Innovation

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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Joy Ch

Innovation

October 25, 2017 15:47

DesignSpark AR app - OCR module for Unity

DesignSpark members can now exclusively download the 1st ever Unity wrapper (in C#) for Google's Tesseract OCR engine used in the DesignSpark AR app.

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Joy Ch

Innovation

October 25, 2017 08:06

Quick start guide to Deep Learning

How does Deep learning work? What is the difference between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? Get simplified answers to these questions in this excellent article. *Image courtesy of 'codeproject.org'*

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DesignSpark

Innovation

October 23, 2017 14:25

Test Drive the DesignSpark AR app (iOS/Android)

You can register your interest here to 'test drive' the DesignSpark AR app It is in active development and your feedback is essential in providing the best possible experience.

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EdBryning

Innovation

October 18, 2017 07:33

Smart Factory Developer Call Out

Can you answer the challenges set by RS, Thales and B.O.C. to enable 21st Century Smart Factories?

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Samuel Pike

Innovation

October 5, 2017 09:22

The Technical Challenges Involved in Creating the DS AR application

When approaching any new technology, there are always technical challenges that present themselves throughout development, and the DesignSpark Augmented Reality (DS AR) application was no different.

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casparschoenmakers

Innovation

September 19, 2017 15:51

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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Mark Cundle

Innovation

September 19, 2017 14:02

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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AndyBaloiu

Innovation

August 4, 2017 10:59

Breaktheblock: The Insurance Industry Can Be Disrupted by The Blockchain Technology

According to the Breaktheblock Hackathon contest result, the insurance industry can be easily disrupted by the blockchain technology, more exact, by the Ethereum Smart Contract system especially when used in conjunction with autonomous IoT sensors.

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GreigRS

Innovation

December 12, 2016 11:01

How modern inventors are changing peoples lives

Big life fix is the title of a new show from the BBC, it brings together inventors, designers and engineers from the Makerspace to develop solutions that will transform people's lives.

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