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Pete Wood

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sales/Marketing | RS components

Geek, Blogger, Gadget Junkie, Crisp Junkie, Technology Evangelist. ***If you meet me, ask me for the Pete and Greet Badge code.*** DesignSpark Team twitter - @petenwood

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Pete Wood

Arduino

6 months ago

Arduino’s Create online platform now supports Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone

Back in November 2017 Arduino announced that its Arduino Create platform, that enables Makers and

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Articles

7 months ago

Are you a Maker? Have you made something you want to sell?

This month DesignSpark has introduced an exciting new platform that allows Makers, Pro Makers and small businesses to sell the things that they have designed and created. DesignSpark Marketplace is free to use for all DesignSpark members.

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Articles

7 months ago

Barclays Eagle Labs - Powering Innovation beyond the High Street

RS and DesignSpark are supporting Barclays Eagle Labs. Hybrid innovation spaces placed within the heart of UK towns and cities to help support the local communities of entrepreneurs, innovators, makers and school children.

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Resource Centre

2 years ago

ECAD Part Wizard

ECAD Part Wizard (EPW) gives you access to a wide range of high-quality, ready-to-use electronic CAD models, giving you the advantages of rapid design-in and fewer PCB errors resulting in a shorter time-to-market for your latest product design.

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How 3D printed pumpkins are helping to prevent starvation

RS Components has been supporting engineers for over 75 years, and last December we made friends with a Charity called Practical Action. Together, we ran a Hackathon at the Google offices in London. What we love about these guys is that they utilise technology to find practical solutions to improve the lives of poverty stricken communities around the world.

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Electronics Design

3 years ago

Why every Engineer's Tool Box should include a Bare Conductive pen!

Like a Chef, any respectable Design Engineer should have a basic set of essential ingredients in their tool box to help tackle problems or add a little zest to the recipe. Say hello to Bare Conductive's electronic paint.

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Pete Wood

Raspberry Pi

3 years ago

Raspberry Pi 2 enters the multi-core realm!

Raspberry Pi 2 boasts a quad core Arm Cortex Processor and 1GB of memory making in 6 x faster than the Pi 1.

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Raspberry Pi

3 years ago

The $20 Raspberry Pi A+

Boasting very low power and measuring in at only 55mm x 65 mm, the Raspberry Pi model A+ is an amazing piece of kit for just $20.

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Raspberry Pi

3 years ago

HATS off to the Pi-Top creators

I recently met up with the creators of Pi-Top, a kit form Raspberry Pi powered laptop that offers a self-contained open source environment for learning coding,electronics and 3D design.

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Articles

3 years ago

Hack Superman - Launch Day

Launch day for our mission to send Superman to the edge of Space and back for Mattel toys.

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Articles

4 years ago

Hack Superman - To the Edge of Space and back

When one of our agencies called up asking us if we would help Mattel put one of their toys into space in September, at the end of their pitch my response was… “You had me at Mattel”…

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The Quest to 3D Print the Holy Grail

When Indiana Jones went on a dangerous quest to find the Holy Grail, he had to travel for miles, battle evil forces and get shot at… a lot. Andrew Lewis however went no further than his dining room, he just downloaded it and printed it using some wood based printer filament on his modified RepRapPro Ormerod 3D printer.

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