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Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
10 Military Robots of the Future
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/26/2016  0
Memorial day honors those men and women who've served in the military and may have fought in wars or other military engagements. But in the future, humans in the military will be ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Latest Whitepaper Puts a Lock on IoT Security
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/26/2016  0
Security is critical for IoT devices, but how much is needed for various types of devices? Control systems in nuclear plants need a higher level of security than those in a home ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
FDA Dispenses 3D Printing Best Practices for Medical Devices
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
5/26/2016  0
As we've reported often, standards for 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) have been proposed and initiated by several types of organizations: standards bodies, industry ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Top Job Prospects for Engineers in 2016
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/25/2016  0
Job prospects for engineers over the next 10 years are moderately positive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which recently released updated stats, most engineering ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Indoor Location Technology Comes to the IoT
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
5/25/2016  0
At a recent meeting of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in Houston, visiting engineers provided an unexpected lesson in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
The Versatile Future of Coatings
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
5/25/2016  0
Coatings and sealants are getting more versatile to deal with miniaturization and multiple materials, and tougher to meet requirements for higher reliability in harsh environments. ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Augmented Reality Becomes the New Plant Instructor
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/25/2016  0
Your new instructor on the plant floor may show up in an augmented reality headset. The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, has ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Virtual Reality: The New Prototype Is Digital
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/24/2016  1
Visualization and virtual reality (VR) platforms have taken on a wide range of design tasks beyond simply showing the visual details of a product. Visualization has become a ...

Mitch Maiman, IPS

Blog
Choosing the Best Incubator for your Startup
Mitch Maiman, IPS
5/24/2016  0
Incubators routinely engage in supporting startup technology companies, some providing a number of worthwhile extended benefits. Some offer low-cost office space and access to ...

Features

DesignCon 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
5/24/2016
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We want you on the podium! Share your engineering knowledge and industry smarts with your peers at DesignCon – start by submitting your idea to our 2017 Call for Abstracts.

Call for Proposals Open for ARM TechCon 2016
5/3/2016
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Designers, engineers, and developers are encouraged to submit their proposals for ARM TechCon 2016, happening October 25-27. Submission deadline is June 10.

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

CAD Expands Beyond Graphics
1/28/2016
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CAD programs are beginning to integrate product development tools such as simulation and analysis while also foregoing the 2D drawing.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
1/6/2016
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Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
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A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Everybody's Designing Their Own Aerospace & Military Materials
12/3/2015
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The need for higher-performing aerospace and defense materials is getting so critical to design success that OEMs, government agencies, and the armed forces are pursuing R&D programs.

Remote Machine Connectivity Means Plant Data Everywhere and Anywhere
12/3/2015
 1
Remote connectivity delivers process and condition for greater plant efficiencies.

Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
This video was the culmination of a 10-week project ...
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro ...
Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to ...
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Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Low-Profile Retaining Rings
Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than ...
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First Stop
InkBot: Building Your Own Robot That Writes
Kerry Erendson wanted to create a DIY robot that could write. The result was InkBot. Kerry ...
How to Build an Arcade Machine For All Your ...
Do you long for the days of retro video gaming? Here's how you can turn an old PC into an ...
Melt Your Face, Test Your Knowledge, and Take ...
Ever wanted to build your own remote-controlled device? Or your own powerful loudspeaker? ...
Gadget Freak Case #279: Stack Your TVs With a ...
Whether you're a designer, gamer, or just like to have a busy desktop, two monitors (or TVs) is ...
Gadget Freak Case #278: How to Hack an ...
Are you sick of the same boring badges at every trade show? The ESC 2016 Conference in Boston is ...
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications ...
Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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