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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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December 10, 2018 09:14

International Civil Aviation Day

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December 10, 2018 08:57

International Shareware Day

Computer programmers spend their lives making our lives easier and better without getting much recognition for it. Almost everything we use in our modern day lives has some sort of computer chip operating it, which had to be programmed by someone.

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November 28, 2018 16:22

ProducTVity Station

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November 23, 2018 12:24

Could optical bonding enhance your broadcast application?

When clarity and functionality is essential to create the best end-user experience, Optical Bonding offers the perfect solution for increasing visibility and durability in light-challenging and harsh environments.

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November 16, 2018 11:20

Success for Intelligent Horicultural Solutions at GroSouth 2018

GroSouth 2018 held on 1st November was an important day for Intelligent Horticultural Solutions (IHS), as it was their official launch into the fast-growing horticultural market and the first showcase of their new Florence Grow Light Product range.

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October 22, 2018 09:09

Space Apps Exeter 2018

We proudly sponsored Space Apps Exeter 2018, a 48-hour hackathon organised by NASA where participants solved challenges that could help to change the world.

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October 16, 2018 09:35

Designing Tomorrow’s Transportation – Panasonic Industry and 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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