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Chris Wiltz

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Your Sensor Needs to be a Differentiator, Not a Feature
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
6/24/2016  0
Dr. Kaigham Gabriel has a message for sensor makers -- get modular, or continue to suffer in the shadows. During a keynote at Sensors Expo 2016, Gabriel, a former DARPA official, ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
CAD on the Run Speeds Formula One Racing
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/24/2016  0
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle's parts down to the test ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Cockroach-Inspired Robots Aimed at Disaster Recovery Scenarios
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
6/24/2016  0
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that's just what researchers at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) did in the pursuit of ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Latest 3D Printer Design Inspired by Cocooning Caterpillars
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
6/23/2016  3
While biomimicry -- using nature to inspire design -- seems to be seen very often in materials science, device designers are also seeing the value in observing nature to improve ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Head-Up Displays, Haptics Top List of Future Interfaces
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
6/23/2016  0
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
New Design Apps: from Augmented Reality to Smartphones
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/23/2016  0
Design hardware and software are morphing in a dozen different directions, from video-game-like augmented reality to connected design tools that support worldwide collaboration. ...

Charles Murray

Blog
The Latest Sensor Improves Hands-Free Faucets
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
6/22/2016  3
A new time-of-flight sensor could offer a solution to the problem of balky, touch-free faucets in public washrooms.

Rob Spiegel

Blog
NI Leverages HP to Manage Big Data
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/22/2016  0
With the Internet of Things and a gazillion more connected devices and sensors, design, test, and manufacturing systems are generating a nearly unmanageable amount of data. ...

David Prawel

Blog
Materials Matter More than Anything in Product Development
David Prawel, Entrepreneur, Consultant and Educator
6/22/2016  0
Materials Really Matter! In fact, in my opinion it's safe to say that materials matter more than anything in product development.

Features

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.

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.

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
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
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CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
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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 ...
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Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
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This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
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This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
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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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A Kinder, Gentler Kindle and a Better Way to ...
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak ...
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 ...
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
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