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5/29/2012

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Gadget Freak Case #205: Colorado Smart Bike Shifts Itself A group of Colorado State University engineering students created a bike that shifts gears by itself based on several inputs: rear wheel speed, pedaling direction, and initial chain position.
Gadget Freak Case #205: Colorado Smart Bike Shifts Itself
A group of Colorado State University engineering students created a bike that shifts gears by itself based on several inputs: rear wheel speed, pedaling direction, and initial chain position.

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warren@fourward.com
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Altoid power
warren@fourward.com   1/25/2013 10:56:22 AM
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So, Altoids aren't just for your breath any more, huh? I think you should have a column for what we can design into an Altoids box. That would be fun. I can see it now, "Engineers design first home generator in an Altoid box. Altoid stock rises fast!"

rickgtoc
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Re: Gotta Get me some of dose sensors!
rickgtoc   9/11/2012 12:24:59 PM
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I wanted to ask that, but you beat me to it.  Some typos just yield wonderful results.

didymus7
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Gotta Get me some of dose sensors!
didymus7   8/13/2012 9:16:59 AM
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Who makes eternal sensors?  Is Android the only system that can talk to them?

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   6/1/2012 4:33:44 PM
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Hey, Mr. Don, it will be great to see a gadget come in using your list of tools. 

mrdon
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
mrdon   6/1/2012 2:48:57 AM
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Charles, you're right on the mark! The LEGO NXT has wealth of free programning tools like NXC (NXT Not Quite C) and Python. The traditional programming tools like LabView, VB, and Visual C allow rapid prototyping of a variety of cool and innovative gadgets only limited by one's imagination.

Charles Murray
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Charles Murray   5/31/2012 7:47:46 PM
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Lego Mindstorms should be a great tool for building these gadgets, too.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/31/2012 1:22:59 PM
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Yes, the Frankindle was great gadget. It was created to solve a problem. Those are the best gadgets. We have more coming that were developed to solve specifc problems.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Rob Spiegel   5/31/2012 1:02:05 PM
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Great. We're always looking for new gadgets, especially now that we're switched from a twice-a-month frequency to a weekly frequency.

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Re: A wide range of gadgets
Cadman-LT   5/31/2012 8:23:13 AM
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Very nice slide show. My favorite has to be the kindle, just for the purpose alone.

mrdon
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Re: A wide range of gadgets
mrdon   5/30/2012 10:49:44 PM
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Hi Rob, thanks for the suggestion of submitting a project to Gadget Freaks. I'll definitely send you an email to obtain more information.

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