Not satisfied with the flow rate he was able to achieve with his Super Soaker, Gordon decided to upgrade to a backyard dunk tank. By hooking up an off-the-shelf sump pump to a power supply and building in microprocessor control, he can blast a victim with up to 5 gallons of water when the target is hit. Switch inputs control the "douse" time from one to nine seconds. The microprocessor clocks data into a shift register to control the seven-segment time display. For easy disassembly and transport (it's great for office parties!), the frame is constructed of 1.5-inch PVC tubing screwed together.
We looked at a number of sources to determine this year's greenest cars, from KBB to automotive trade magazines to environmental organizations. These 14 cars emerged as being great at either stretching fuel or reducing carbon footprint.
Healthcare might seem to be an unlikely target application for the Internet of Things technology, but recent developments show small ways that big-data is going to make an impact on patient care moving into the future.
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is