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Electronics Design

Electronic Design is in essence, the activity responsible for all consumer, industrial, automotive and military based electronics systems we find today. All of the products we use on a daily basis such as digital watches, mobile phones, tablet computers, laptops, all of the electronic items we take for granted, were at one stage, nothing more than an idea that became an electronics design.

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Workbench

This is the place to read about the products and procedures needed to maintain your workbench and surrounding area. Discover how to handle ESD sensitive components, learn why grounding is important and the precautions taken to ensure the integrity of any ESD working environment. Find out more about fume extraction techniques used in soldering and rework, plus lots more, check back for regular updates.

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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a small, powerful computer and development board to help educate a new generation of programmers and electronic engineers.

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (also referred to as IoT), is the increasing use of cheap and easy to program hardware to add internet and other types of connectivity to everyday objects.

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Arduino and Genuino

Arduino and Genuino are a series of open hardware single board computers. Designed with engineers, makers and hobbyists in mind, these great prototyping PCBs are ideal for creating interactive digital projects, engineering solutions and electronic designs.

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Robotics

Robotics can be considered the pinnacle of industrial automation, it’s where the disciplines of technology come together in the form of controlled operation. From motion control through to sensing, from machine safety to the vanguard of IoT, Industry 4.0 and beyond, robotics is very much in the ascendancy.

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Development Kits

PCB Development Kits are for all electronics engineers and ideal for the creative and driven pioneers in the developer and maker community to help them prototype their next design project.

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3D Printing and Design

3D printing goes hand in hand with the design process, visualising a concept, you can use a design tool such as DesignSpark Mechanical to create a 3D image of your idea. Once you are confident that a prototype is your next step, using DesignSpark Mechanical you can create an STL file for a 3D printer to interpret and print your design using one of the many 3D printers available, such as those that can be found at RS Components.

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Microcontrollers

There is no escaping the wide variety of microcontrollers out there and the myriad of applications they can inhabit and the effects that they have on our lives.

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Electromechanical

Whether fans for cooling or switches for control, electromechanical products provide the interface between the physical world and electronic systems.

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Building and Home Automation

We don’t have to wait, the smart home of the future is now upon us, innovators are taking all that building automation provides and moving it to the home environment.

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Software Defined Radio

Software-defined radio (SDR) takes components that are typically implemented in hardware and implements them instead in software. For example, mixers, filters, modulators and demodulators.