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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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Open Source

Open source is a way of providing free access to software and to hardware designs that can be modified, studied and created by anyone, this includes the schematics, blueprints, logic designs and 3D CAD files. Using platforms like Github, Engineers can share, alter and make improvements.

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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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Wearables and Technology Lifestyle

Technology is everywhere, and its presence is increasing at an exponential rate, finding its way into all avenues of our lives. From the Smartphone of today that has more computing power than personal computers from just a few years ago, to the IoT and the billions of connected devices that reside within. There is no escaping the march of technology, and no denying the speed of its advance, we can either turn our back on it or embrace the chance

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Arduino

Arduino is 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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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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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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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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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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Test and Measurement

Test and measurement is one of the more valued categories in electronics, but it’s said that it’s not the most glamorous. The simple matter of it all is, if you cannot assure yourself and potential customers that your latest electronic design actually works, then it’s not worth anything really. And if your design does fail to work, how do you find out exactly what is wrong with it?

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Panel and Control Cabinets

Control Panel and cabinet design is a key fundamental in allowing the user to interact efficiently with the industrial process right on the front line. This is the place to discover and contribute information on new product developments and design techniques.

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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.