electronica 2018: Inspiration beckons at RS Components

9th September 2018
Posted By : Mick Elliott
electronica 2018: Inspiration beckons at RS Components

Innovative products, inspirational stories and some fun will be found on the RS Components (RS) stand at electronica in Munich later this year (November 13-16). The company will be showcasing the latest technologies from world-leading vendors and enabling visitors to find inspiration for their next engineering project.

Visitors to the RS stand will also be able take part in many special events, including a Robot Football Tournament, a Wheel of Fortune game and the Big Step Challenge – with many prizes to be won, including a €2500 holiday voucher.

Present on the 450-square-metre RS stand will be key innovators who have been an inspiration to engineers around the world.

For example, in the ‘For The Inspired’ zone, visitors can find out more about the innovative projects achieved by customers and suppliers, including:

  • ‘Ambionics’ – how its founder, Ben Ryan, is changing young children’s lives by using 3D printing technology to develop prosthetic arms
  • Hyperloop – the story of how RS is supporting the HYPED team from the University of Edinburgh to accelerate the development of Hyperloop
  • Influential inventor Norbert Heinz – who will be showing a CNC router built with basic electronic components, all controlled by the latest Raspberry Pi
  • Industry-leading brands are bringing the latest engineering technologies and products to customers, enabling them to pioneer product developments that transform our world.

In the DesignSpark zone, there will be demos of RS’ suite of free and easy-to-use professional CAD software tools; plus innovative designs created using DesignSpark tools and support.

And in the ‘RS Pro’ zone there will be a real-life workbench that showcases a range of RS Pro electronics, electrical and mechanical products, including hand tools, tool chests, test and measurement equipment, and the latest RS Pro 3D printer.

In addition to the RS stand, and specifically aimed at the next generation of engineers, RS has a presence in Hall C6 – the electronica experience hall. This area will focus on a range of STEM-based educational demos and activities.


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