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Gadget Freak Case #241: Gloved Hand Controls Airplane's Flight
Gadget Freak 
5/17/2013  2 comments
Colorado State University students have created a gadget that guides a remote control airplane through the sensors in a glove.
Zuken: Intelligent Engineering
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5/14/2013  Post a comment
Zuken's CR-8000 enables multiple engineers working on common projects to collaborate with others.
Driving a Virtual Race Car
DNTV 
5/14/2013  1 comment
Dallara Automobili uses a simulator to allow drivers to test virtual vehicles.
Gadget Freak Case #240: MEMS Mics Up Telescope
Gadget Freak 
5/9/2013  6 comments
Jerald Cogswell created a sonic telescope to grab sound and bring it as close to the user as the image.
Power Tip 21: Watch That Capacitor RMS Ripple Current Rating
DNTV 
5/8/2013  Post a comment
Robert Kollman discusses a mistake designers make often: putting too much ripple current into a capacitor.
Gadget Freak Case #239: Bridge Rectifier Eliminates LED Light Flicker
Gadget Freak 
4/29/2013  3 comments
Bernard R. Smith Jr. created a bridge rectifier that eliminates the flicker in LED light strings.
Gadget Freak Case #238: Controller Adjusts Garage Lights
Gadget Freak 
4/17/2013  Post a comment
Thomas W. Manning created an automatic switch that uses a solid state relay to adjust the florescent lights in his garage automatically.
MapleSim: A 'White-Box' Modeling Environment
DNTV 
4/10/2013  Post a comment
Maplesoft discusses the advantages this kind of open environment gives to engineers for modeling and analysis.
Gadget Freak Case #237: Dishwasher Indicator Eases Unloading
Gadget Freak 
4/9/2013  3 comments
Jitendra Tailor's gadget uses a proximity sensor and a flashing LED to tell his family members when to load or unload the dishwasher.
Nordson EFD Dispensing Components
DNTV 
4/8/2013  Post a comment
Nordson EFD’s Optimum® fluid dispensing components improve yields and reduce costs.
How to Find a Tested Power Solution for Your Application
DNTV 
4/6/2013  Post a comment
How to use TI's PowerLab reference tool to search through more than 1,000 fully tested reference designs.
Gadget Freak Case #236: Remotely Controlling the Room Temperature
Gadget Freak 
4/2/2013  Post a comment
Richard A. Bipes adapted a portable remote so he could adjust his electric space heater without getting up.
Gadget Freak Case #235: Ignition Control Unit for Harley Davidson Panhead Engine
Gadget Freak 
3/26/2013  1 comment
Edward Nauman designed an ignition control unit for the Harley Davidson Panhead engine. The unit can be adapted to almost any four-cycle engine with the proper design and fabrication resources.
Micromo’s Piezo Legs Caliper Motor
DNTV 
3/15/2013  4 comments
Customers can get higher resolution from a scalable motor. It’s “simplicity in motion.”
Micromo 8 & 10mm Brushless Motors
DNTV 
3/15/2013  2 comments
In a tiny package, they supply a high amount of torque and employ high-resolution absolute encoders.
The Most Flexible DSP Power Solution in the Industry
DNTV 
3/12/2013  1 comment
TI application engineer Joe Wu demonstrates TI's LM10011 VID Controller.
Gadget Freak Case #234: We Love This Automated Mailbox
Gadget Freak 
3/12/2013  Post a comment
Jeremy Willden created small mailboxes for his daughters' Valentine's Day cards. The boxes use a sensor to open automatically when someone walks by.
Gadget Freak Case #233: Inline Clock With Electromechanical Incandescent Display
Gadget Freak 
2/21/2013  Post a comment
David Christianson's inline clock has an electromechanical incandescent display based on an array of tiny projectors that share a ground glass rear projection plane.
Speed to Market
DNTV 
2/20/2013  1 comment
Watch Proto Labs customers talk about the importance of getting products to market quickly.
NX CAE Symposium 2012: View Presentations
DNTV 
2/1/2013  Post a comment
The NX CAE Symposium 2012 spotlighted the power and significance of CAE in today’s product development world.
Nordson EFD Dispensing Components
DNTV 
2/1/2013  Post a comment
Nordson EFD’s Optimum® fluid dispensing components produce the most accurate, repeatable deposits possible.
Flexibilized Epoxy System
DNTV 
2/1/2013  Post a comment
Supreme 10HTFL has a unique blend of physical and mechanical properties.
To Use a Gun Applicator for Applying Epoxy
DNTV 
2/1/2013  2 comments
Step-by-step demo to see how easy it is to use our gun applicator for dispensing 2-component epoxies.
How to Use a Flexible Divider Pouch
DNTV 
2/1/2013  Post a comment
How to use a pre-measured flexible divider pouch, a convenient and easy-to-use way to apply epoxy.
How to Apply Super Fast Curing Epoxy
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2/1/2013  Post a comment
Master Bond EP65HT-1 epoxy is used to show how a fast curing compound can set up at room temperature.
Gadget Freak Case #232: Finding the Right Hydraulic Force
Gadget Freak 
12/20/2012  1 comment
Ed Nauman found using a hydraulic press to straighten a piece of material involved guesswork, so he created a gadget that indicates the actual force applied.
Gadget Freak Case #231: Super Rugged Computer-Controlled Tyco Car
Gadget Freak 
12/7/2012  4 comments
Matthew Katzenstein took an electrical car and added a range of control based on robotics.
Siemens NX Addressing Customer Challenges
DNTV 
12/6/2012  Post a comment
Jim Rusk discusses how Siemens PLM Product Engineering Software addresses its customers' challenges in getting their products out to market quickly with high quality.
Gadget Freak Case #230: The Inexpensive Dimmable LED Desk Lamp
Gadget Freak 
11/30/2012  3 comments
Andrew Morris designed a dimmable LED driver circuit that is simple and energy efficient. He then installed the circuit into a portable fluorescent lamp.
TE Connectivity: Subsea Networks
DNTV 
11/27/2012  2 comments
TE has laid 490,000 km of undersea cable and connected more than 100 subsea fiber optic systems.
TE Connectivity: Data Centers
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE Connectivity is bringing data from the chip to the world with advanced lensed interconnects for fiber optics.
TE Connectivity: Wireless Networks
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE offers high-power outdoor DAS and low-power indoor DAS that increases cellular network capacity fivefold.
TE Connectivity: Private Networks
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE’s innovations help businesses take fiber from the datacenter to the desktop.
TE Connectivity: Public Networks
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
As the world leader in fiber connectivity, TE offers reliable solutions ready to tackle any environment.
TE Connectivity: Fiber Networks
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE Connectivity delivers innovations that enable the world’s fiber network, from origination to destination.
TE Connectivity: How Fiber Comes Alive
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE Connectivity builds the connections that make fiber deployment faster and network reliability better.
TE Connectivity: Transportation
DNTV 
11/27/2012  1 comment
TE Connectivity helps OEMs make automobiles lighter and greener, replacing copper wires with aluminum.
TE Connectivity: Broadband Networks
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE Connectivity brings data from the chip to the world with the help of advanced lensed interconnects for fiber optics.
TE Connectivity: Beyond the Spec
DNTV 
11/27/2012  Post a comment
TE Connectivity looks beyond connectors to help engineers tackle their toughest design challenges.
Predictive Maintenance Boosts Factory Uptime
DNTV 
11/15/2012  1 comment
Maxim Integrated demos how process control can be kept on track through automatic monitoring.
Incredible Shrinking Switches
DNTV 
11/15/2012  Post a comment
C&K Components talks about one of the smallest form-factor switches ever.
Gadget Freak Case #229: Modify Your Wall Art
Gadget Freak 
11/9/2012  1 comment
Al Linke has created a gadget that modifies wall art using LED matrix panels behind the art.
Self-Sealing Fasteners, Nuts & Washers
DNTV 
11/7/2012  Post a comment
The proper method to secure your fastener, as well as some alternative methods.
IQ Intelligent Solution
DNTV 
11/7/2012  Post a comment
Different products and technologies that are designed to stop switch failures.
Body Armor for Switches
DNTV 
11/7/2012  Post a comment
Proper design can eliminate hostile exposure, down time, and repair expenses.
Compressed Air Powers Hybrid Demo
DNTV 
11/5/2012  Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor demonstrated an air-electric hybrid at the recent Convergence 2012 conference in Detroit.
Gadget Freak Case #228: Super LED Flashlight Hits 3,000 Lumens
Gadget Freak 
10/19/2012  Post a comment
John Duffy, a 15-year-old Gadget Freak, has put together a powerful LED flashlight that runs at almost 30W and 3,000 lumens.
Linear Actuator Shooting Gallery
DNTV 
10/15/2012  1 comment
How linear actuators can be used to help police and soldiers improve their marksmanship.
Gadget Freak Case #227: Wearable Computer Keeps Tabs on Fido & Kitty
Gadget Freak 
10/5/2012  6 comments
Pete Cross created the PetInspect gadget to record data on how a pet is being treated while it is boarded.
Microchip Expands Its USB Portfolio
DNTV 
10/4/2012  1 comment
Design News's Rich Nass talks with Wayne Freeman, Microchip's product marketing manager.
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