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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 4, 2019 13:23

The Engineering Edge – Dinosaurs

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Build a Fungus Foraging App with Machine Learning

Whilst in the height of the 2019 mushroom foraging season I chose to combine my thirst for knowledge about low-level machine learning (ML) with a popular pastime that we enjoy here on Anglesey.

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November 15, 2019 12:16

How can we bring rural broadband up to speed with the rest of us?

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November 6, 2019 14:48

Stand up comedy in Virtual Reality

Watch stand-up comedian Bec Hill in Virtual Reality – available from Friday November 8th, 2019.

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November 5, 2019 08:28

American researchers have developed new transistors, wearable devices are closer to us

According to reports, there has been new progress in wearable device research, and American researchers have developed a transistor made of flax fiber that can be used to weave into a fabric.

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November 4, 2019 08:51

The Engineering Edge - Drones

You've heard the podcast? Now find out the extra bits ...

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November 1, 2019 09:43

What’s the difference between passive optical networks (PON) and active optical networks (AON)?

There’s a lot of talk about fiber optics and fiber optics networks and broadband, but the way they can be constructed is where the real conversation starts.

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October 28, 2019 13:25

Quantum Computers Part 1 - what?

How does a quantum computer work? Actually, how does a conventional computer work?!

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October 28, 2019 12:52

Competition Time - Sussex Power Storm

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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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