Content tagged with Consumer Electronics
posted in October 2012
Snafus With the Speakers
Made by Monkeys 
10/31/2012  38 comments
The owner of this audio equipment manufacturer discovered monkeys in his assembly operation.
Design Your Own Keynote for DESIGN West
10/30/2012  4 comments
Preparations for DESIGN West, the center of the engineering universe, are well underway, and we want to know –- who would you like to hear deliver the keynote address?
Slideshow: 'MEMS Inside the Machine'
10/29/2012  8 comments
MEMS Technology Showcase, being held November 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz., highlights "MEMS Inside the Machine."
Slideshow: Scenes From Convergence 2012
Automotive News 
10/23/2012  14 comments
The Society of Automotive Engineers' Convergence 2012 conference in Detroit provided a glimpse of future automotive electronics.
Rising Engineering Stars: Message Received Loud & Clear
10/17/2012  11 comments
Design News is looking for rising engineering stars -- those who are influencing or have the potential to influence the design engineering community.
Multi-Touch All-Point Sensing in Automotive Environments
10/15/2012  10 comments
Touchscreens and trackpads will be increasingly more pervasive with larger sizes and more capable processors, until they eventually become the automotive interface of choice.
Cellulose Could Replace Short Glass Fibers in Composites
10/15/2012  19 comments
Wood and pulp giant Weyerhaeuser has figured out how to make a thermoplastic composite using engineered cellulose fiber from trees, instead of the short glass fibers usually used for reinforcement.
Slideshow: Machine-Made Cocktails
10/12/2012  17 comments
The Inebriator, powered by an Arduino Mega 2560 microprocessor project board, makes mixing up the perfect cocktail seem effortless.
2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards
10/11/2012  7 comments
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards. Enter today!
Can You Make the Popinator Work?
Electronics News 
10/11/2012  39 comments
The maker of a popcorn-launching machine has a design task for dyed-in-the-wool gadget freaks.
Mobile ICs Connect, Protect & Detect
10/3/2012  5 comments
Environmental and safety concerns caused by charging mobile devices can be addressed with a range of innovative ICs.

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