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.
GF170 Smoking Permitted, but Bring a Roast
DNTV 8/23/2010 Post a comment Anyone can drop a roast or spare ribs into a commercial meat smoker, but Peter Rauch decided to create an electronically controlled smoker that uses a programmable controller, touch-screen human-machine interface, and a network connection.
GF168 Gas Sensor Video 1
DNTV 7/14/2010 Post a comment Natanel Eizenberg decided to build a sensor module that would detect and measure carbon monoxide and methane to help ensure safe environments for his coworkers and family.
Vending Machine Delivers Every Time
DNTV 6/1/2010 Post a comment Ryan Yourishin, William Lindenthal, Nathan Zeleski and Justin Denard have designed a vending machine that delivers. So when your friends want to come over to watch the "big game," tell them to bring exact change.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.