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 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.)
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.
Body Armor for Switches
DNTV 11/29/2010 Post a comment Brief tutorial video details the background for the development and varied applications of switch, circuit breaker, potentiometer and encoder environmental protection sealing boots.
Lomold Moulding Technology
DNTV 11/24/2010 Post a comment A new all-plastic pallet design from Lomold features a high-strength system whose top and bottom decks and optional components snap-fit into place and can be removed when not needed.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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