Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
DNTV 11/21/2014 2 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 12 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.
Chevy Volt Structure Enhancements
DNTV 1/10/2012 1 comment To help the Chevy Volt handle side impacts, GM engineers will beef up a laterally oriented cross-car structure and add steel to longitudinally oriented members around the battery.
American Physical Security Group's SW12 wedge barrier
DNTV 5/25/2011 6 comments Truck stopper: American Physical Security Group's SW12 wedge barrier can stop a 15,000-lb truck travelling at 50 mph. The 6,000-lb barrier can be raised in approximately one second by an electric servo actuator from Moog Industrial Controls.
Gadget Freak #148 - Interactive Beer Pong Table
DNTV 4/13/2011 1 comment Since Cameron Hoerig is an engineering student at the University of Cincinnati, the idea of building a typical beer pong table was out of the question. “I’m an electrical engineering student, so I should have a table that stands out,” he says.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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