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Content tagged with Consumer Electronics
posted in October 2011
DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car
Automotive News 
10/31/2011  51 comments
DeLorean Motor Co., Inc. has unveiled the DeLorean EV, an electric car that marries the legendary "Back to the Future" DeLorean automobile of the 1980s with a lithium-ion-based, DC-powered, electric drivetrain of today.
Washer/Dryer Washes Out
Made by Monkeys 
10/28/2011  7 comments
The Bosch washer/dryer looks great on the outside, but monkeys live inside.
App Transforms iPad Into 3D CAD Mouse
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/27/2011  7 comments
The Maide Control app marries the iPad's multitouch interface with 3D modeling tools, letting users drive CAD with gestures like swiping and tapping.
ECIA Coverage: Let Your Customers Innovate
Electronics News 
10/26/2011  6 comments
If your engineering team is looking for fresh, creative ideas, you may need to look no further than your customers.
Multicore MCUs Muddle Medical Device Validation; Smart OSs Help
News 
10/21/2011  3 comments
Picking a right real-time operating system (RTOS) is crucial for medical device manufacturers, which obtain FDA and other regulatory approvals before releasing their devices for sale.
Customized Coke Machine: Not the Free Choice I Want
Guest Blogs 
10/20/2011  22 comments
The new Coca-Cola Freestyle self-serve soda fountain is advanced technology but perhaps too much of a good thing.
The Bosch Spark Plugs Cost Me $1,000
Made by Monkeys 
10/20/2011  17 comments
Bosch park plugs cost this Mercedes owner a ton of troubles. It was the monkeys at work again.
Chevy Trucks Load Up on Internet Connectivity
Electronics News 
10/19/2011  7 comments
Chevrolet's 2012 Silverado will offer an iPod-sized router to help contractors turn their pick-up trucks into mobile offices.
The Case of the Shocking Stall
Sherlock Ohms 
10/19/2011  20 comments
When the car started to stall during right turns, Sherlock made a shocking discovery.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News October Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
10/19/2011  Post a comment
The October 2011 digital issue of Design News is available for free download, with content on automation and control, CAD, materials and assembly, and RFID.
Slideshow: Apple iPhone 4S Teardown
Guest Blogs 
10/18/2011  7 comments
UBM TechInsights conducted a teardown of the iPhone 4S and found use of communications silicon and processors from Apple, Qualcomm, Triquint, Samsung, Skyworks, and Elpida.
What Would You Do With a 6-V Motor, Two Servos & a Battery?
Mechatronics Zone 
10/18/2011  10 comments
Someone should start a robotics competition that challenges kids to build something out of a small DC motor, a 2-channel transmitter and servo receiver, two servo motors, and a battery pack.
Slideshow: Car Electronics, From Dashboard Nav to Autonomous Vehicles
Blog 
10/14/2011  12 comments
In this automotive electronics slideshow, we've corralled developments in automotive electronics, from the advances in collision avoidance to the far-reaching technologies of autonomous vehicles.
New Horizons for RFID
Automotive News 
10/12/2011  8 comments
Better chips and new standards are combining to place RFID in applications that no one dreamed of three years ago.
The Case of the Crazy Antenna
Sherlock Ohms 
10/11/2011  8 comments
When radio communications were patchy, it was time to check the antennas.
3D Systems Raises Bar on Color Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/10/2011  7 comments
3D Systems' new ProJet 1500 combines support for color with the ability to create high-resolution, durable, plastic parts, bridging professional-quality capabilities with a $14,500 price tag.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
Wolfe's Den 
10/7/2011  30 comments
Design News asked participants in the LinkedIn System & Product Design Engineering group why they became engineers.
Car Connectivity Standard Puts Smartphones in Driver's Seat
Electronics News 
10/6/2011  7 comments
The Car Connectivity Consortium unveiled an open standard last week that's aimed at making it easier for vehicle head units and smartphones to communicate.
Monkeys Messed Up My Boogie Board
Made by Monkeys 
10/6/2011  13 comments
The Brookstone Boogie Board was not everything W. Wallick expected, especially the battery compartment.
Renesas Recounts Japan Earthquake Recovery
Electronics News 
10/5/2011  3 comments
Renesas Electronics recovered from the March earthquake in Japan in just six months, but the company believes it could be done in three.
Slideshow: Apple iPad 2 Teardown
Features 
10/5/2011  9 comments
UBM TechInsights conducted a teardown of the Apple iPad 2 3G version tablet.
Monkeys Got to the Spark Plugs on My Mustang GT
Made by Monkeys 
10/4/2011  27 comments
Could changing spark plugs be such a big deal? Apparently it is if the monkeys get to it first.




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