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Rob Spiegel

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These Kickstarter Gadgets Deserve to be Funded
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/26/2016  0
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their ...

Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief

Blog
The Revitalization of Design & Manufacturing
Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief
9/26/2016  0
We forgot something. In all of our efforts here in the United States in the 15 years or so to make products faster and cheaper, and the outsourcing that came from that, we ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
DoE Launches $30M Effort to Develop Solar Modules
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
9/26/2016  0
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has unveiled an investment of up to $30 million to accelerate the development of modules and materials to drive down the cost of solar energy.

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/23/2016  1
When you dig into the details of most engineering disasters, human error shows up again and again. Recently, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich analyzed 800 cases ...

Charles Murray

News
GM Will Use EV Batteries to Store Renewable Energy
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
9/23/2016  0
General Motors' growing commitment to electric cars took a new turn last week, as the giant automaker said it would use EV batteries in the future to help boost its use of renewable ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Designer, Chemist Team Up to Develop Fabric with Interwoven Solar Panels
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
9/23/2016  0
A fabric designer and chemical engineer have teamed up to design fabric woven with solar panels for the future of wearable, autonomously powered technology.

Charles Murray

Product News
Sensor's Resolution Is Less Than the Diameter of an Atom
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
9/23/2016  0
A new linear encoder will offer measurement resolution of about 31 picometers (pm) -- less than the diameter of an atom -- when it hits the market in prototype form later this year.

Chris Wiltz

Blog
iPhone 7 Plus Teardown: No Headphone Jack, More Space
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
9/22/2016  15
Apple made some controversial decisions with the new iPhone 7 Plus, so what did it do with the extra space under the hood?

Ann R. Thryft

Blog
BattleBots & Their Designers Show Off Moves & Design Tips
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/22/2016  1
BattleBot engineers from the hit TV show showed off two teams' robot designs at a session held yesterday at the Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis show and co-located events.

Features

Register Early for ARM TechCon 2016 and Save Big Bucks
6/30/2016
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Thinking about attending ARM TechCon 2016? Early Bird registration can save you, or your company, up to $650. But do it now before the deals run out.

ARM TechCon 2016 CFP Deadline Extended to June 17
6/13/2016
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Submission deadline for ARM TechCon 2016 Call for Proposals has been extended to June 17. Get your proposal in for the opportunity to be on the ARM podium in October!

ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
6/13/2016
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Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.

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.

Most recent post: patricklaber99... Interesting meeting, will it be filmed ?

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.

Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
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A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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The Easy Way to Control a Robot
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Design News has a long Gadget Freak history and today we revisit some of the more ...
The Autonomous Zombie Defense System
Halloween will be here before you know it. And the zombie apocalypse may come even sooner. Best ...
A 'Portal' Sentry Turret to Guard Your DIY Lab
Need some security in your DIY workshop? Gadget Freak Ben Pawlowski and his team show you how to ...
How to Make Virtual Wall Art and Build a ...
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Talk to Your Mirror, Find the Sun, and Have a ...
An interactive mirror, a solar-seeking microcontroller, and a timer for night swimmers make up ...
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 ...
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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
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Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
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Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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