Tired of replacing failed fan units on his computer, Greg came up with a new, liquid chip-cooling system that seals out dirt and dust. Coolant is circulated by a free-floating internal blade, which is magnetically linked to a drive piece and electric motor. Heat sinks mounted to the top plate provide additional conductive cooling. Designed for easy retrofitting, the unit simply snaps into place and plugs in.
Chip Cooling System Parts List
Allied Part #
2 conductor 18 AWG Wire
Other parts required: Magnetic impeller (internal), magnetic coupling (external), top and bottom housings, 4-7V electric motor, approximately 1 ounce of coolant
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.