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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Electromechanical

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