Skip navigation
2016
Pi Supply is a Raspberry Pi emporium with a difference. Starting with the Kickstarter-funded creation of the Pi Supply Switch in 2013, the company has specialised in distributing existing Raspberry Pi technology mixed with their own specially developed accessories.   Company founder Aaron Shaw developed the Pi Supply Switch as a user-friendly solution to managing the power flow to a Raspberry Pi device without the need to switch it off at the mains. Initially conceived as a hobby project, ...
A little healthy competition can go a long way. Some of the most innovative technologies available today can be attributed to rival engineering and manufacturing companies pushing themselves to ever greater lengths to gain the upper hand and produce a superior product. Here are some of the most well known...   Apple and Samsung  Perhaps the most high-profile manufacturing rivalry today is the one between Apple and Samsung. While both have extensive product lines, their most infamous b ...
  What comes to mind when you think of a 'typical' engineering job? There are many directions a qualified engineer might take, from civil and mechanical engineering to research and development in a wide variety of fields.   In addition to the more common career paths an engineer might take, there are a host of more obscure roles that they could also step into - whether by accident or by design. So if you're longing to take your career into a fresh direction, perhaps one of these role ...
  Enrico Miglino is a developer, researcher, essayist and technical writer who has worked extensively in many fields of electronics and engineering throughout his career, including artificial vision and image processing, QT and developing the first direct printer driver for Android over USB and Bluetooth. He is also one of the top members of the element14 community, having contributed to a number of our design challenges and product road tests. His novels and E-books have been published in ...
I'm a big fan of the Olympics. This was me is 2012. As the Olympics wind down, I wanted to know what modern day Olympians are also engineers, or in the tech world. Here is a list of mostly modern Olympic-Engineers. Jackie Galloway works double duty earning her engineering degree and kicking butt (Photo from NBC)   Most plan on spending their summer away from campus and lazing away at the beach. Engineering student Jackie Galloway spent her summer training and working for a good caus ...
The HTC Vive is the latest in VR technology and they're asking for your help. Valve has opened their SteamVR to other companies; HTC is taking applications from small startups for new projects. (via Valve)   It might be time for you to explore the possibilities of developing in the VR industry. Big money is being offered up. It's enticing.   If you're a fan of videos games or YouTube “Let's Play” Players, then you know the HTC Vive is the top VR gaming system available ...
  As part of our ongoing exploration of crowdfunding in the engineering space, today we're looking at some of the more notable examples of start-ups and entrepreneurs who appear to have gotten the model right. Using platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, these enterprising engineers were able to take their ideas and develop them from the global market. While it could be argued that success on this level via crowdfunding is very much the exception rather than the rule, it's still inte ...
  In the past few years, crowdsourcing websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have profoundly changed the landscape of business and manufacture, not least in the field of electronic components production. While the concept of crowdsourcing can be applied to anything from creative arts projects to games and appliances, the rise in consumer demand for dev kits combined with the speed with which new hardware is being produced and sold has created a perfect landscape for hardware entrepren ...
While the process of making is exhilarating, selling is no picnic. You are a MakerPro - you’ve successfully workshopped a functional, market-ready product, we’ll show you where to sell it. From online platforms and community forums to traditional sales ideas, you will be equipped to get your product into the market, affordably.    I will be sidestepping crowdfunding altogether. That is always a gamble, and never a guarantee. I wanted to cover places, where if you put up ...
  Damon Hart-Davis is the CEO of OpenTRV, an initiative that markets simple automatic heating tools for the domestic space, helping homeowners to save money and significantly cut their carbon emissions.   What’s your earliest memory involving electronics or engineering?   My dad wiring up circuits for me, possibly when I was preschool age, with batteries and bulbs, and then baffling me by apparently breaking the circuit with a bulb still glowing dimly.   What was ...