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.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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