RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has been shortlisted in the 13th annual Shorty Awards for its micro-influencer strategy around the RadioGlobe project. By teaming up with creative technologist Jude Pullen, who has featured on the BBC’s Big Life Fix and Channel 4’s Great British Inventions with David Jason, RS developed a community electronics project that could be worked on remotely by members of its DesignSpark engineering community and beyond during lockdown. The end result was a 3D printed globe with a screenless interface that is powered by a Raspberry Pi and Bourns rotary encoders. It can play over 2000 web radio stations from around the world and has not only been re-created by engineers in three different continents but has also reached viral fame on TikTok and Reddit. Robbie Dunion, Senior Marketing Manager for…
RS Components has placed sustainability as a priority in a €65 million expansion of its distribution centre (DC) in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
RS Components has recorded more than one million members on its DesignSpark engineering platform.
RS Components has secured full membership of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the national trade body for organisations supplying products and services into the UK education sector.
RS Components (RS) has been shortlisted in the annual National Diversity Awards, which celebrate unity in our society by recognising positive role models who actively promote and inspire diversity and inclusion.
RS Components (RS) is celebrating 10 years of DesignSpark, the company’s online design engineering platform, with the introduction of brand new features for its website and a new design, to reflect the usability and functionality requirements of its 970,000+ community members.
RS Components (RS) has created a technology hub covering power technology on its DesignSpark website. It includes free design tools and a breadth of key product and system development information.
RS Components (RS) has introduced a referral programme that incentivises members of DesignSpark to introduce friends and colleagues to the engineering platform, which enables access to a global community of engineers, free MCAD and ECAD design software, CAD neutral libraries and a host of other resources.
Finding out how people are using everyday technology to get an engineering edge is a task RS Components has handed to Professor Lucy Rogers.
Imagine-X, is an initiative from RS Components to help promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects by providing free teacher resources to help pupils realise the potential of STEM and their imaginations.