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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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February 4, 2019 15:09

Empowering innovations in transportation

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January 30, 2019 11:24

Blockchain Primer - Part 1

An introduction to the key concepts behind blockchain, making it easier to decide which of your applications would be enhanced by this technology.

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January 4, 2019 11:54

New Year, New Ideas

Happy New Year DesignSparkers. 2019 is upon us and what better way to start the year than with a celebration of creativity? January is #CreativityMonth and being a community of engineers, this month is all about you!

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January 4, 2019 11:45

Tech predictions for 2019

Does anyone have tech predictions for 2019? We'd love you to share them.

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January 3, 2019 10:15

Kids Invent Stuff - the Rube Goldberg Challenge

See how the creators of popular YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff, Ruth Amos and Shawn Brown, took on the Rube Goldberg Challenge with the help of hundreds of their viewers' ideas.

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December 28, 2018 09:04

ProducTVity Station

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December 20, 2018 10:20

Dream team: how robotics and AI can combine to cure our ills

The combination of AI and Robotics has the potential to change the way we interact with technology, here we take a forward look at how healthcare could be delivered on the front line.

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December 19, 2018 11:24

Oishi Deb awarded £25,000 to develop Machine Learning Programme

EW BrightSparks 2018 winner Oishi Deb has been awarded a £25,000 grant by Sky to work on her machine learning project.

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December 18, 2018 09:47

Biometric identification with Osram Opto Semiconductors

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December 10, 2018 09:14

International Civil Aviation Day

7th December is #CivilAviationDay and it got me thinking about how transport might look in the future. Before joining DesignSpark, I worked at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, so I have a keen interest in transport and technology.

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