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June 13, 2018 10:57

Inside a Chinese PCB Manufacturing Plant

Strange Parts visit a PCB manufacturing plant outside of Shenzhen in China for a factory tour

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June 4, 2018 13:01

A new low cost Dual-Tuner 14-bit SDR receiver from SDRplay

The RSPduo is a radical new Dual-Tuner SDR receiver from SDRplay. Covering 1kHz to 2GHz, with up to 10MHz visible spectrum, it features dual independent tuners and will support new diversity & direction finding applications (RS item 174-7945)

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June 1, 2018 15:08

DesignSpark Mechanical and high performance radio controlled gliders

Pierre Rondel, a legend in the F3F racing community, shows how he used DesignSpark Mechanical to overcome bugs found in other free software to design a servo tray for the high performance Shinto competition glider manufactured by aer-o-tec.

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May 25, 2018 09:04

PR electronics introduces the PR 5437 - A true dual input 2-wire HART temperature transmitter

The new PR 5437 features a unique high-density 7-terminal design, providing the widest selection of dual-sensor input combinations on the market. From 2 x 4-wire RTDs to potentiometer inputs, there is no longer any compromise on sensor types.

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May 21, 2018 08:37

DesignSpark + onlinelabseries: A Partnership to Bring Together Makers & High-Quality Education

DesignSpark & onlinelabseries (OLS) have officially kicked-off a partnership between the two communities. onlinelabseries is a dedicated learning platform & community that aims to provide high-quality live lab experiences as well as skills training.

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May 21, 2018 08:36

Launching Magnetic Connector

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new innovative magnetic connector Stingray. Stingray is a low profile, compact, and sealed connector that sits flat against the body to prevent snagging and damage.

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May 21, 2018 08:33

Printers are dead. Long live the printer!

It’s somewhat ironic that despite the ever-increasing connectivity and computing power of today’s phones, tablets, laptops, dedicated mobile data capture devices and portable terminals, the requirement for hard copy printed paper for receipts ....

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May 17, 2018 14:25

Phase-out announcement for Siemens Sirius 3SB command and signaling devices

If you are a current Siemens 3SB user now is the perfect time to switch over to the new Sirius ACT Push Buttons. The old range will no longer be available by the end of September but Sirius ACT offers numerous benefits over the old product range.

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May 16, 2018 12:46

Alpha Wire Expands its Cable Gland Portfolio

Alpha Wire proudly announces the expansion of the FIT Cable Gland portfolio to include black plastic and metal glands. All products are available in NPT, metric, and PG thread sizes.

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May 16, 2018 12:42

Illuminated surface mount capacitive touch sensor display

Fast and intuitive interface for users which simplifies customers interactions. The CSM series comes in a range of colours for user-friendly device interfaces. Find out more.

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May 15, 2018 08:18

Introducing the inventapod for makers and creators working at home

For anyone short on space to work on their projects at home, I have designed a compact/portable workbench which looks great for home use. The best part is that it packs away into a bookshelf when you are finished. Let me know what you think!

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May 14, 2018 07:40

Tech Talk: Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort - What You Need to Know

While Thunderbolt 3 solves concerns for those working with high-resolution images and videos, it requires some research and figuring out exactly what you need to get the setup you want.

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