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RS Components looks at life beyond the limits with new DesignSpark podcast series ‘The Engineering Edge’

Professor Lucy Rogers PhD goes it alone, meeting engineers from the primal to the professional to find out how they are harnessing everyday technology to satisfy their own curiosity and make things better

London, UK, 4 November 2019:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, 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 acclaimed ‘History Makers’ and ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’ is going on the road, touring the UK to see how people are using everyday technology to get an engineering edge. The podcasts will cover a wide variety of contexts, from drone racing and space, to amusement parks and nuclear research. Meeting with minds ranging from mildly off-the-wall to seriously off-the-scale, Professor Lucy Rogers PhD discovers how engineers and places are using 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”, released today, she is heading to the UK Drone Racing Open to witness some of Europe’s top pilots compete to be crowned the British Champion 2019. The top racers from this event will qualify for the world championships in China.

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

A new episode of ‘The Engineering Edge’ will be released each month until February 2020. Make sure you don’t miss an episode by subscribing on your chosen platform. Find out more at or listen to episode 1 on Podbean, Spotify, YouTube or Apple Podcasts.


About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

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Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components

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