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Dylan Bishoff

Gadget Freak
How to Build an Arcade Machine For All Your Favorite Video Games
Dylan Bishoff
5/5/2016  0
Remember the old days at the video arcade? Sure you can get most classic games on the latest console or even download them on your PC or phone, but nothing quite matches the feeling ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Offshore Power ... It's Not Just for Oil Rigs Anymore
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/5/2016  1
Engineers already have taken wind turbines offshore to produce alternative energy, and now a Vienna, Austria-based startup is allowing for the same with solar panels.

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Battery-Free IoT Computing Platform Draws Energy from Air
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/5/2016  0
Several years ago, we told you about how researchers at the University of Washington had developed wireless devices that are powered and communicate solely by harvesting signals ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
Fast and Cheap Carbon Composite Repair & Recycling
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
5/5/2016  0
Maybe it's the inspiration of the recent JEC Composites World show in Paris, but whatever the reason there's been a lot of news lately about composites. That includes new methods ...

Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer

Blog
The World’s Most Dangerous Device Is …
Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer
5/4/2016  20
With each passing day, the world becomes more connected and the devices around us are becoming smarter and more autonomous. In today's connected world we are seeing the beginning of ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
Is It a UAV? A Submersible Robot? It's Both!
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
5/4/2016  0
A multi-talented new type of robot can be launched from underwater and fly into the air. It's lightweight, relatively low cost, and has a structure that's 3D printed from plastics, ...

Al Presher, Contributing Writer

Blog
Seeking Global Consensus on IIoT Standards
Al Presher, Contributing Writer
5/4/2016  0
Gaining consensus on both effective standards and a network architectural model for the Industrial Internet seems to be table stakes, if the possibilities of connected enterprises ...

Rob Spiegel

Product News
NI Enhances Equipment Monitoring Tools
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/4/2016  0
National Instruments (NI) has enhanced its NI InsightCM Enterprise software, a tool that monitors the health of capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations. NI ...

Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer

Blog
7 Skills Every Engineering Grad Needs to be Successful
Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer
5/3/2016  3
Engineering education focuses on the technical details and the science of how to build systems. The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don't teach ...

Features

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
 1
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.

Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
10/21/2015
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High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.

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
Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
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Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
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 ...
Gadget Freak Case #262: Boat Lift ...
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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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 ...
It's a Gadget Freak Blast From the Past
Since starting Gadget Freak we've seen a lot of amazing, creative, and sometimes outright weird ...
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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