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
Allied Part #
Foam mounting tape
Other supplies: Speedometer assembly (Out of Line Sports), custom-made board cover plate Cowabunga dude, check out the full assembly details!
George Leopold's talk at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis helped restore astronaut and engineer Gus Grissom's role in the beginnings of NASA, and outlined how Grissom played a pivotal role in winning the Space Race.
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
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