19 years delivering custom electronic design

For 19 years, EMP has been delivering innovative electronic designs for their clients. And we’ve been in our new design & manufacturing facility for 1 year delivering more inventive, high quality client solutions.

Matt Murray EMP Operations Director

Matt Murray, Operations Director

Our Operations Director has been with us one year managing the manufacturing process as EMP grows, ensuring its commitment to quality and rapid customer service is never compromised.

Pick and place machines for electronic design

Electronic Engineering Equipment: Pick and Place Machines

Electronic engineer equipment: The pick and place machines. They deliver high quality PCBs to enable rapid response to R&D projects with high quality prototypes & in-house batch processes.

Electronic and systems apprentice at work

Engineering Apprenticeships and Work Experience

Meet Oliver, doing a day a week pre-apprentice work experience. Find out more about Oliver and electronic & mechanical design opportunities at EMP Designs.

Zoe senior design engineer

Women in Science

On the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Zoe our senior design engineer explains how her career unfolded and how she’s supporting the next generation of girls.

Electronic equipment: jetter solder machine

Electronic Engineering Equipment: The Jetter Machine

Our jetter machine has significantly improved the speed of our response – we can create higher quality PCB boards within half an hour allowing rapid turnaround of our bespoke electronic designs.

Electronical and Mechanical Engineer pprentice Lewis at work at EMP Designs

Electronic & Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships at EMP Designs

EMP Designs greatly value having and developing young apprentices and are involved with local colleges. Find out more about the experience of current apprentice Lewis and what he’s been up to…

Electronic design line follower

Project X – the remote control line follower

What happens if you give a sixth form design student a brief and 1 week’s access to EMP’s facilities?

The project was a line follower with remote control. The process included:

  • Understanding the brief
  • 3D design and modelling
  • 3D printing of custom parts
  • CNC of custom chassis
  • Component identifying and purchasing
  • Schematic design 
  • PCB design
  • Microprocessor programming

The results from the young mind certainly impressed us!

If you’d like to see the video of the project in action, visit our social media pages (links top right of page).

 

Film & TV lighting motion and animatronics

Film and TV Lighting, Motion & Animatronics

We’ve been working continuously with film and TV companies and supporting companies since our inception. He’s an overview of the type of work we do.

Bespoke micro radio DMX pixel controller

Micro Radio DMX pixel controller – created for use on film sets

Working regularly with film makers, we created a micro radio DMX pixel controller for use on set. At only 12mm wide, it is exactly the same width as LED strip, allowing the controller to be completely hidden away, ideal for use on lead active props.

It receives the full DMX universe, enabling control of every individual LED on addressable RGBW strip and the creation of any colour or pattern. More controllers can be added to address more than the full DMX 512 channels. This device has been popular already being used to illuminate many movie weapons.

We also developed a recordable version of the radio DMX pixel controller. This allows a pre-defined light pattern to be programmed in and run back on a repeating loop via 2 playback buttons to minimise background pattern channel usage.

In line with this technology, our customers have also requested many bespoke custom single circuit board contained units, which have the LEDs on one side of the circuit board and the control electronics on the back, and sometimes the battery too!!. These have been used to produce a range of other lighting effects on film props, including lanterns, flickering candles and glowing fireplace embers.

Look out for our new 12mm wide five channel 5M strip controller coming soon!