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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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Motion Control

Motion control is the combination of different technologies used to keep industry moving. From motors on the electrical to belts on the mechanical, a simple stop function or a precise detailed movement, the need for control is paramount.

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Industry 4.0

Commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is defined as the automation and data exchange within manufacturing and industrial technologies.

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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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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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Connectors

Connectors are an essential component in almost every electrical and electronic device in the world. They are called upon to deliver power, signal and data in some of the most demanding environments.

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Machine Safety

In the industrial world of today there is one thing that stands head and shoulders above all else, SAFETY. Whether this is safety relating to machines, industrial processes or right through to personal protection equipment, the need to comply has never been greater.

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Sensors

Moving with the times sensors are constantly evolving and keeping pace with newer technology. They are faster, smarter and more integrated than ever before and with the advent of IoT and Industry 4.0 sensors are the first line gateway in providing key data for control and remote monitoring of the i

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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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Automotive

They meet much higher standards in performance and within this hub you can find out more about what makes Automotive components the correct choice.

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5G

5G technology is a major talking point now, the opportunities for new applications and transformation of businesses seem enormous. How will 5G differ from existing cellular and communication protocols, will it deliver the full potential of Industry 4.0, these are some of the questions being asked about the technology.