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Meet the people behind the inventions in the "Portrait of an Inventor" series from RS Components.


The best technology just works, it makes our lives easier, faster, more creative, saves us time or is just plain fun. We all love technology but its important to recognise those unsung heroes, the inventors, pioneers and creative minds who woke up one morning with a great idea.

titleHad YouTube existed in 1955 and Back to the Future was real (willing to be proved wrong but still no sight of that hoverboard in 2015 Marty!) we might have watched Doc Brown | Time Traveller recount..

"I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor!" - Doc Brown, Hill Valley.

Without such moments of inspiration and the dedication of these inventors to take those ideas and make them real where would we be?

So from Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi to Adrian Bowyer, inventor of the Rep-Rap Pro self replicating 3D printer. Find out what motivates them, their passions and a little bit more about the people behind the technology.

Keep checking back to see who else has had their portrait done!

Matt Johnson | Bare Conductive

What if you could paint wires? Turn any surface into a touch interface? Bare Conductive co-founder Matt Johnson talks about electric paint but the real question is what could you do with it?

Eben Upton | Raspberry Pi Co-founder

Watch Eben Upton speak to RS about the motivation behind the Raspberry Pi 2 and his passions for science and education

Adrian Boywer | Inventor of the RepRapPro 3D Printer

What does a man who invented the first self replicating 3D printer think the future holds for 3D printing? Watch this and find out!

Adam John Williams | Professional Hackstar

Were you lucky enough to attend one of the Music Tech Fest events held in Europe recently? If you were you may have met Adam John Williams using technology to make awesome music and sounds you've never even thought of! See what makes him tick in our first Portrait of an Inventor.

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