Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
Gadget Freak 8/5/2015 Post a comment The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and dynamometer in a small, portable package with the ability to output vehicle torque, speed, horsepower, 1/4 mile times, 0-60 mph acceleration times, ambient air temperature, and more.
Candy Bowl Counter
DNTV 2/25/2015 Post a comment Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about his company's technology during the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif. This software knows when an attending takes a piece of candy from the bowl, and even keeps track of calories.
Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
DNTV 11/21/2014 3 comments This video was the culmination of a 10-week project assigned to small groups of mechanical engineering students at Cal Poly Pomona to complete their Advanced Machine Design class.
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
DNTV 10/24/2014 14 comments During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill, an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries. (The video originally appeared on YouTube.)
Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
Gadget Freak 10/24/2014 Post a comment The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage or enters the house. House alarm service companies set off alarms and call the service only after the burglar has damaged and entered the house.
Low-Profile Retaining Rings
DNTV 6/19/2014 2 comments Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than regular snap rings or retaining rings. The low profile, precision circularity, and small radial size allow Hoopsters to be unobtrusive components. Stocked from 3/8"-3" in carbon and stainless steel.
One of the biggest walls in embedded software development is the integration of low-level drivers with higher-level middleware and application code, but silicon vendors are stepping up to bring it down.
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