An engineer who likes to collect data everywhere he goes, Craig figured out how to mount a speedometer that uses a Hall-effect sensor on his 42-inch-long skateboard. By calibrating it for the 65-mm old-school wheels, he now knows his current speed, average and max speed (30 mph!), trip miles, and total miles traveled. Given the slight imbalance created by the wheel-mounted magnet, the only thing left for him to compute is a quick cure for road rash.
Skateboard computer parts list
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Foam mounting tape
Other supplies: Speedometer assembly (Out of Line Sports), custom-made board cover plate Cowabunga dude, check out the full assembly details!
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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