• Did James Bond gadgets predict the future?

    June 5, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    The death of Sir Roger Moore this last week has got us here at nexpaq thinking about all things James Bond. The films are renowned for bizarre but entertaining plots like the storyline of A View to a Kill (1985)  about a microchip capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that could otherwise destroy a normal chip, created by a tech film that working to create an earthquake to obliterate Silicon Valley. Sir Roger Moore played secret agent James Bond... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Temperature, Humidity & Altitude Module By Radcon

    May 10, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Radcon.io is a leading hardware design firm specializing in connected technology (IoT). Based in the world’s hardware hub, Shenzhen, they provide a full suite of services that transform concepts into real-world products.  They bridge the gap between electronic design and functionality, with services ranging from digital/analog circuit and multi-layer PCB design, to IoT and wearable design. They also provide engineering and manufacturing support with projects optimized from the start to protect against setbacks through product evaluation and verification and certification... View Article

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    Progress at nexpaq

    May 1, 2017

    Over the last few months, our phonepaq and batpaq units have been going through extensive environmental testing with a number of issues identified and corrected. We have improved many aspects of the plastic injection tooling to increase the manufacturing yield. There has also been firmware improvements in the modules and gateways for stability and functionality. A lot of our progress has been in response to beta testing. As part of the MakeMIT Hackathon at MIT, nexpaq signed up 60 beta... View Article

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    Why modular design makes easy work of outdoor adventures

    April 20, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

     It stands to reason that people involved in outdoor pursuits such as camping and hiking want their equipment to be versatile and multifunctional. Most outdoor equipment needs to be compact and easily transportable. Items that serve more than one purpose are preferable to single use items in terms of portability and sustainability. Outdoor wear has long adopted this ethos with items such as modular gloves and trousers popular to wear. Advances in design (including the materials goods are made from)... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Dual Sim Card Module By Qutiger

    April 7, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Qutiger is a Shenzhen based hardware company that makes a diverse range of connected products including smart thermometers, keyboards, game pads and dual sims. We are collaborating with them to produce a dual sim module. The dual sim will be a micro sim that is compatible with iOS and Android phones. Dual SIM cards allow separate numbers for personal and business calls on the same handset making it a great convenience for those that really want to separate business and... View Article

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    nexpaq Brings Modular Tech to MIT University

    March 28, 2017

    As part of the student led MakeMIT 2017 hackathon, nexpaq launched it’s beta products at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Nexpaq distributed over a 100 phonepaqs and batpaqs with a selection of modules to the student population, kickstarter backers around the world, and others who registered for the beta. The beta is all about real user testing, with the aim for nexpaq to refine its’ products from positive and negative feedback from the community. The beta launch enable our... View Article

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    Why the Future of Health is Remote and Modular

    March 17, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Every year medical devices increase in capability due to developments in biotech, robotics and connected devices. Simultaneously the patient experience is changing: health consumers are by and large tech literate, mobile and accustomed to the on-demand services and information and possess similar expectations of medical services. Remote medicine and telemedicine are becoming more standard as health providers and insurers begin to solidify their support behind telemedicine, in particular the financial benefits to both sectors. In conjunction  we see the development... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Remote Control Module By Radcon

    March 10, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Radcon.io is  a leading hardware design firm specializing in connected technology (IoT). Based in the world’s hardware hub, Shenzhen, they provide a full suite of services that transform concepts into real-world products.  They bridge the gap between electronic design and functionality, with services ranging from digital/analog circuit and multi-layer PCB design, to IoT and wearable design. They also provide engineering and manufacturing support with projects optimized from the start to protect against setbacks through product evaluation and verification and certification... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 3: The Alcohol Module

    February 6, 2017

    In an era of biotechnology, more and more people are using sensor technology as a means to understand their physiology. From wearable gadgets to sleep trackers, we are delving into the notion of the quantified self, with the view to understand our functional self and how to best improve our physical and mental health. The alcohol sensor module is an important tool to understand the impact of alcohol on the body. It’s worth stating, the device shouldn’t be utilised to... View Article

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    Why Modular Designs are Gaining Ground Into our Life

    February 1, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Modular design relies on a backbone of standardization. There must be a core or central design premise of structure that can be replicated across each design. This is joined by accompanying modules or units that can be customized according the purpose, price, location etc. There’s the scope for many items to be made modular as it offers numerous benefits. We’ve been considering our products in the bigger modular ecosphere which has given us cause to consider the benefits of modularity... View Article

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