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Content tagged with Design Hardware & Software posted in May 2013
Video: Mobile App-Driven Robot Bartender Makes, Shakes Drinks to Order
Blog 
5/31/2013  25 comments
Makr Shakr works like this: People download an app to their Android or iPhone mobile device, then create drink combinations. The robot makes the drinks requested with assembly-line efficiency and graceful movements modeled on two professional dancers.
Slideshow: An Engineer Goes to Congress
Guest Blogs 
5/29/2013  24 comments
Many engineers often comment that Congress would make better decisions if it included more engineers. What they didn't know...
AMD's Fireproof R5000 Remote GPU Brings Multitasking to a New Level
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/24/2013  4 comments
Advanced Micro Devices' latest release brings a cloud-based graphics boost, along with unparalleled performance, to the workstation.
3D Printing Round-Up: Innovative Medical Field & Space Exploration Pursuits
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/23/2013  16 comments
The 3D printing revolution seems to have a knack for quickly moving technology ahead by way of collaborative effort and even a little friendly competition -- all of course in the name of scientific advancement.
Video: Doodle3D Prints Designs From 2D Drawings
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/21/2013  6 comments
Doodle3D brings your 2D sketches to life.
Video: 'A Boy & His Atom'
Blog 
5/20/2013  7 comments
Watch IBM's atomic scale stop motion film about, you guessed it, a boy and his atom.
Video: Enter the Smartmouse
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/16/2013  31 comments
Laura Sapiens' Ego! Smartmouse offers users a unique interactive experience by providing 2D and 3D connectivity, hardware identity authentication, data storage, and more.
Harvard, MIT Researchers Design 3D Printed, Self-Assembling Robots
Blog 
5/16/2013  10 comments
Researchers from MIT and Harvard have designed a 3D printed robot that crawls like an inchworm and can self-assemble with an electric jolt.
We Know What the IoT Is, but How & When It Arrives Is Unclear
Blog 
5/15/2013  14 comments
IoT technology has become so prevalent that there’s now a consortium based on the topic.
Do We Really Need an App for That?
Blog 
5/15/2013  28 comments
Huggies TweetPee sends a tweet to your mobile device when your baby's diaper gets wet. Is this necessary?
Alvaro GIANT: 84 Inches of Ultra-HD Multi-Touch Display
Blog 
5/14/2013  19 comments
As some companies try to increase the quality and functionality of high-definition touchscreens for miniaturized, mobile applications, others, like MyMultitouch, are blowing up the size of multi-touch displays to create a completely new way to experience the advanced technology.
Slideshow: How 3D Printed Body Parts Are Changing Medicine
Blog 
5/13/2013  25 comments
3D printing is making it cheaper and easier to make artificial body parts from live tissue and synthetic materials.
SME Rapid Conference Hosts 3D Printing Art Gallery
CAD/CAM Corner 
5/10/2013  24 comments
The SME Rapid Conference has invited 3D printing artists to submit their artwork to be displayed at this year’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
Video: Get Creative With the World's First 3D Pen
Blog 
5/9/2013  21 comments
Coining itself as the most affordable way to 3D print, the 3Doodler pushes out heated plastic that quickly cools to create different shapes and objects.
Video Shows How We Can Make a Difference in People’s Lives
Blog 
5/9/2013  6 comments
PTC video looks at a few individuals who have made use of College Park prosthetics to lead perfectly normal lives, if you consider motorcycle racing, snowboarding, and mountain climbing normal.
Video Blog: Life-Changing Inventions & the Big Bucks
Blog 
5/8/2013  14 comments
DN brand director Rich Nass picks two important topics for his weekly video blog -- engineering starting salaries and the 20th anniversary of the Internet.
Voices Gives Illiterate Access to the Internet
Blog 
5/7/2013  19 comments
The Voices project is working to give people who can't read the ability to connect and collaborate via the Internet.
My Opinion on Energy Efficiency: It's Universal
Blog 
5/6/2013  7 comments
The Hanover Fair was eye-opening for lots of reasons, including the difference in German trade show culture vs. that seen in US trade shows.
NXP Acquires Development Tool Vendor, Strengthens ARM Ecosystem
Blog 
5/3/2013  2 comments
NXP Semi has acquired Code Red Technologies, an embedded software development tools provider. The important questions for you are, why did they do that, and what does it mean to you?
3D Tools Reduce Design Cycle for a Small Bike Maker
Guest Blogs 
5/3/2013  4 comments
To maintain a competitive edge, Duratec adopted the 3Dconnexion SpacePilot and SpacePilot Pro, two types of 3D mice built specifically for CAD professionals.
New Paradigms in Design Work
Sponsored Blogs 
5/2/2013  7 comments
Nowadays, when changes are required it’s hard to beat the capabilities and power that we’re accustomed to with a modern computer workstation.
This Phone Upgrade Will Take You Down
Made by Monkeys 
5/2/2013  37 comments
The phone message suggested a software upgrade, but the upgrade took on a life of its own.




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