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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What innovations has DesignSpark witnessed in the last decade?
1 week ago
Sometimes, products fail. Companies can join together in consortia to lessen the chances of this happening, but how does that work?
3 weeks ago
This will be the first year I haven't flown anywhere for some time. How will this change my behaviour in the future?
1 month ago
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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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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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.