Allow me to introduce myself - after nearly 20 years as an electrical engineer, I suffered two horrible blows last year - literally and figuratively. First, I was hit by a bus and second, my position at a premier semiconductor company was outsourced to penguins in Antarctica. While physically I am in one piece, the bus accident has traumatized me. Symptoms include gadgetary hallucinations and horrid lapses in vocabulary. So I've decided to travel the U.S. looking for new gadgets (hellooo Mid America! Like engineers, farmers are a great source of ingenious gadgets). M-I-C…K-E-Y. Just call me The Gadgeteer (someone should tell the bus company whose bus hit me, there's a gadget called brakes!)
And now I'm blogging about it - about the newest gadgets out there, having discussions about past gadgets and even opening it up to all of you to talk about what interests you and perhaps find the newest Gadget Freak. If you have an idea and think it would make a great gadget for the Design News audience, tell us. We'd love to hear from you!
In our third annual contest, Design News and Allied Electronics are going to crown a winner in early 2016 for the best reader gadget submission this year, and once again, you, the readers, are the judges!
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and dynamometer in a small, portable package with the ability to output vehicle torque, speed, horsepower, 1/4 mile times, 0-60 mph acceleration times, ambient air temperature, and more.
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