Eaton Water Sensor (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-544). A water sensor is one of the initial components of Eatons’ Home Heartbeat System that monitors home systems and areas of concern to the homeowner using a ZigBee wireless network. The capacitive sensor provides information regarding water leaks or overflow in basements or areas. In addition, the units can be used where a minimum water level needs to be maintained such as pools, gardens or wells. As part of a complete system, if a water leak is detected, the wireless controller actuates a water shut-off valve. Other wireless sensors in the system include an open/closed sensor for doors and windows.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.