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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, 2019 15:28

Inspiring Uselessness: The Art of transferring Ideas

The useless machine (UM2) was built to inspire engineers. But why should one use a webcam instead of classical sensors? And how could we transfer this idea to usefulness?

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October 9, 2019 12:43

WPV Construction - Sussex Power Storm

University of Sussex Wind-powered car team "Power Storm", the process of understanding the intricacies of our particular vehicle, the required work, and finally the development of notable features and construction.

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September 16, 2019 10:33

Augmented humans... my thoughts of the future

A whimsical view of what life will be like when we are all augmented...

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September 11, 2019 09:19

The p-clip reloaded (at last!)

P-clips are fiddly to install and are often annoying during maintenance. Couple that with fixed diameters, and metal edges that can abrade insulation and you’d be forgiven for asking why the shortcomings of these c-parts have never been resolved.

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September 10, 2019 15:01

Battery solutions - Murata micro batteries

Murata offers performance, reliability & comprehensive scope in the development of CR, SR and LR batteries, encompassing decades of technology & manufacturing excellence incorporating full ISO 9001/14001 certification

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September 4, 2019 10:50

Pick Your Own Custom LED Engines

PYO is a web tool that offers the ability to choose specific LED’s and place them in any position on a board of your choice. Created with a key R&D focus, PYO allows you to achieve the optimal lighting mix you need and create your own LED recipes.

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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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