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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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April 3, 2018 13:29

RS South Africa supports innovative space technology at the AMSAT SA Space Symposium

RS is excited to be a part of the mission that develops new satellites that provide radio amateurs and educational institutions in Southern Africa easy access to a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite on as many of the available passes as possible.

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March 26, 2018 11:15

Building a Spinning Classroom to liven up Lessons

We build kids' invention ideas; this month we brought to life 9-year-old Alisha's 'Spinning Classroom'!

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February 2, 2018 17:06

17 Exciting Innovations from 2017

New year, new innovations. But let's take a look back at 17 exciting innovations from 2017 that you might have missed!

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February 2, 2018 16:35

My Experience Interning at RS Components

Here’s why I believe this is one of the most interesting and promising companies to work at as a millennial.

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February 2, 2018 15:18

De-mystifying Cryptocurrency: Beyond Bitcoin

Before delving into the minutia of cryptocurrencies, it is prudent to first ask a few questions: What are cryptocurrencies? What’s a Bitcoin? What is an altcoin? How are these even useful??

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February 2, 2018 14:51

Blockchain and Bitcoin - do you want to understand more?

Do you want to know more about the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? If so this video is for you.

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January 31, 2018 09:22

Augmented Reality may really take off in 2018

Augmented Reality (AR) is now moving Virtual Reality on from immersive games into highly-practical applications for the real world.

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January 29, 2018 13:29

What is the future for artificial intelligence.

See the discussion on AI hosted by Professor Brian Cox with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

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January 26, 2018 08:58

CES Day 2 - We survived the blackout!

Big news from day 2 of CES 2018.....WE SURVIVED THE BLACKOUT!! Because we were in a completely different venue at the time! So what happened??

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January 26, 2018 08:58

Interview with Charles Ewen CIO, Technology Director, Met Office

DesignSpark's Julian Oakes interviews Charles Ewen CIO, Technology Director, Met Office.

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