Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac demonstrates the Atari Hotz Box, which is a vest that you can play like drums. The Hotz Box invented by Jimmy Hotz and first manufactured by Atari. Starting with an early Hotz MIDI vest and progressing to the Atari Hotz Box at NAMM shows, this includes show performances by Mick Fleetwood, Jon Anderson, Paul Haslinger, Scott Gershin and other friends.
The final showdown is under way in our first-ever Gadget Freak of the Year contest. Who will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show? It's up to you, dear readers, to tell us.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.