All you backyard inventors - do you have an idea? It may be worth $500!
Hear me out, Design News is looking for new Gadget Freaks and it’s worth $500. If you have a creative invention you think should be seen on the pages of Design News or on Designnews.com, we want to hear about it! E-mail our Executive Editor Liz Taurasi at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her your ideas. Once accepted you’ll work with another one of our Gadget Gurus to turn your project into a noteworthy item for Design News. Hurry! Slots are filling up for the remainder of 2007. Good luck to you all - the Gadgeteer.
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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.