Life beyond the limits with new podcast series

05-11-2019 | RS Components | Subs & Systems

RS Components is sending Professor Lucy Rogers PhD out into the world on a solo DesignSpark podcast mission, ‘The Engineering Edge’.


The former BBC Robot Wars judge and co-presenter of DesignSpark’s ‘History Makers’ and ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’ is going out on the road, travelling the UK to observe how people are employing everyday technology to get an engineering edge. The podcasts will include a broad variety of contexts, from drone racing and space, to amusement parks and nuclear research. Meeting with minds varying from mildly off-the-wall to seriously off-the-scale, Professor Lucy Rogers PhD explores how engineers and places are utilising everyday technology to give themselves the engineering edge.


“Our ‘History Makers’ and ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’ series proved enormously popular, so we listened to and acted on the demands for more,” said Natalie Reigel, head of DesignSpark Community. “The Engineering Edge is perfect for a more technical audience, from engineering students to professional engineers, and listeners will be provided with a unique insight.”


In ‘The Engineering Edge’ episode 1 “Lucy Goes Drone Racing”, she heads to the UK Drone Racing Open to observe some of Europe’s top pilots compete to be crowned the British Champion 2019. The top racers from this event qualify for the world championships in China.


Listen as she wears the racing goggles and endeavours to get an insight into the fast-paced world of drone racing. With so many parts and specifications to pick from, how do competitors master the task of producing the best possible drone? And with so many variables, how do you know which component is making the difference?

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