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Connector Geek

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Consultant/Freelancer | Connector Geek

Connector Geek is Dave in real life. With 29 years in the industry, Dave still likes talking about connectors almost as much as being a Dad to his two kids. He still loves Lego too...

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10 Years of Innovation

What innovations has DesignSpark witnessed in the last decade?

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Connectors

1 week ago

Why Products Fail

Sometimes, products fail. Companies can join together in consortia to lessen the chances of this happening, but how does that work?

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Also In the News

3 weeks ago

A Year With No Flights

This will be the first year I haven't flown anywhere for some time. How will this change my behaviour in the future?

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Also In the News

1 month ago

The History of Space Travel… From Space

This period of lockdown has allowed me to explore, literally. Using one of the many mapping websites, it is easy to explore the history of space exploration! Let's take a look at what can be seen.

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Connectors

1 month ago

The Non-Military User's Guide to Military Connectors - Part 2

This is part two of a series of stories in which we investigate why military specification connectors might be useful for industrial customers. Plus, our top tips for saving money on MIL-spec connectors.

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Also In the News

2 months ago

Following in the Footsteps of Galileo

In a series of articles, we’re going to look at home science and how to past time in lockdown. In this first article, we will look at the subject of amateur astronomy. The night sky is there for the exploring, let's get out there and look up!

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Connectors

2 months ago

The Non-Military User's Guide to Military Connectors

Military Specification (or Mil-Spec) connectors are popular in industrial applications, but they can be confusing and strange to industrial customers. In this series, we try to remove some of the mystery.

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Connectors

2 months ago

A Clear View of the Stars

What causes blurry images in satellites? Outgassing can lead to contamination, not just of spaceflight sensors, but of any critical equipment in vacuum or high temperature. This article looks at how outgassing is testing in commercial components.

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Connectors

2 months ago

We Can All Be Heroes

There are plenty of superheroes out there at the moment, and they don't all wear capes. Samtec has been looking at who else is out there, making a difference.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

2 months ago

The Swiss Army Knife of Connectors?

The connector market boasts one of the broadest ranges of products in electronics today. This range of choice can be overwhelming, but advances in contact design are making this task easier for the modern engineer.

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Connectors

4 months ago

Connectors - Evolution or Revolution?

Advances in connector design are rarely revolutionary. More often, they build upon what has gone before. But there used to be connectors that were just a little bit... different.

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Connectors

4 months ago

Is Disposable All Bad?

The issue of single-use plastics has become a hot topic, with good reason. But is the medical industry an exception? We look at medical connectors and see whether it is possible to make them disposable.

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