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Solving The Problems Of Innovation Through Collaboration

In an age of disruption, where time-to-market makes the difference between pioneers and laggards, innovation must happen on multiple fronts. Google’s foray into the streaming media market required a partner with global design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing know-how, plus proven expertise inventing intelligent consumer products. Google wanted to bring streaming online media to an unprecedented […]The post Solving The Problems Of Innovation Through Collaboration appeared first on Electronics For You.

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What are the Different Types of Batteries?

In this tutorial, we will learn about one of the important components in Electrical and Electronic Systems: A Battery. We will see some basic information about a battery, take a look at different types of Batteries and also a guide on what Battery Type is suitable for your application.IntroductionWhether you are an Electrical Engineer or not, you might have come across atleast a couple of different types of batteries in your life. Some of the common places where you use batteries are a wall clocks, alarms or smoke detectors which uses small disposable batteries or cars, trucks or motor cycles which uses relatively large rechargeable batteries.Batteries have become a very important source of energy in the last decade or so. Even before that, they were an integral part of our lives in powering several portable devices like transistor radios, Walkman, handheld games, cameras etc.But with the development in advanced smart phones, tablets, laptops, solar energy and electric vehicles, the r…

Start your 5G journey today – with 4G LTE

It’ll be years before 5G is fully implemented. You don’t need to wait until then to embrace the benefits of tomorrow’s connected industry.Ludger Boeggering
Senior Professional Market Development – Product Strategy, Product Center Cellular, u‑bloxWith all the hype surrounding 5G, the next generation of cellular technology, it might sound like a good idea to put off investments into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) until the standard is fully implemented. After all, why pour money into a technology that is on its way out when a technological revolution is in the making? There’s just one thing: Far from going obsolete, 4G LTE is still gaining traction. According to the GSMA, it will continue to grow its footprint for years to come and dominate the market for even longer, complementing and even underpinning 5G networks as they take root.A point that tends to get lost amid the noise around 5G is that, for the coming years and well into the next decade, 4G LTE will remain the stronge…

IDC and Forrester Artificial intelligence Predictions for 2020

Introduction:A decade is coming to an end. We’ve seen major breakthroughs in science and technology and we’re looking forward to new breakthroughs in the upcoming decade. Such times lead us only to wonder what the future holds. IDC and Forrester have issued their predictions for what we’ll be seeing in the AI sector these upcoming years.AI in Automated ProcessingForrester predicts that in 2020, 25% of the Fortune 500 (the top 500 ranked largest US corporations) will add artificial intelligence building blocks to their RPA (Robotic Process Automation) efforts which will in turn help increase the use of AI in automated processing. Forrester says RPA requires “intelligence” and AI requires “automation to scale”.IDC also predicts that by 2022, 75% of enterprises will use AI-based software in the automation of technology and process development which will help revolutionize the industry.Incorporation of AI in Products and ServicesBy 2024, AI will be an integral part of business. An estimat…

Printing Custom Shirts With The Roland BT-12

I got a chance to play with the Roland VersaStudio BT-12, which is a compact DTG printer. If you’ve never heard of DTG(Direct To Garment) before, is when you print directly onto fabric, as opposed to something like screenprinting or iron-on transfers. Typically DTG printers are quite large and cumbersome, […]Read more on MAKEThe post Printing Custom Shirts With The Roland BT-12 appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Crowbar Circuit | Design using Thyristor, Working

In this tutorial, we will learn about a simple but effective circuit called the Crowbar Circuit. It is essentially an overvoltage protection circuit. We will take a look at the concept of the circuit, its design using Thyristor / SCR, the working of the circuit as well as some important limitations.IntroductionPower supplies are an important component in electrical and electronic circuits. They are usually very reliable and can provide good and clean power to the main circuitry. In fact, the life, reliability and longevity of any electronic system is dependent on a good power supply.If a power supply fails for any reason, then the circuit attached to it will be significantly damaged, sometimes beyond repair. For example, one common problem with linear power supplies is the failure of the series pass transistor.When there is a short between the collector and emitter terminals of pass transistor, the transistor fails and there will be a very high and unregulated voltage at the output. I…

Now Create Your Own Low-Cost Fitness Wearables

Tiny yet powerful, these boards are some of the best for designing wearables for fitness monitoring    In this hectic lifestyle, we take all measures to stay healthy. To keep track of our fitness, we often resort to buy expensive wearables. Instead of spending money on buying readymade ones, you can build a wearable device […]The post Now Create Your Own Low-Cost Fitness Wearables appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Lightning Fast 3D Printing Technique That Simultaneously Creates Objects

The 3D printer is so fast that is has the ability to switch between different printing materials in a very rapid way while ensuring that the size and texture of the printed object is consistently maintained. Design engineers involved in creating flexible electronics products can take advantage of this new technology for fast and efficient execution […]The post Lightning Fast 3D Printing Technique That Simultaneously Creates Objects appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is live!Our weekend-long sale is up and running. Deals will end Monday, December 2nd at 11:59 p.m. MT. Check out the Black Friday/Cyber Monday page for more information.A few reminders:15% off SparkFun Originals!Select discounts up to 25% off!Select items are available for backorder - please be patient with us building stock and getting these items shipped.Start your Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping here! See something on sale but it’s out of stock?These items are available for backorder and on sale. Due to our system, the normal “sale” banner will not appear on their product images. added to your cart! SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBotIn stockROB-12649The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for RedBot is a great way to get started with two motor robotics and sensor integration using t… $125.95$94.46 23FavoritedFavorite35Wish List added to your cart! SparkFun micro:bot kitIn stockKIT-14216Robots are fun, and the micro:bit is the perfect controller for lear…